© Alex Vignoli - "Flying like eagle", 2017, birds Series, photo-montage, print on paper or plexi-glass, 12" x 40"

 ALEX VIGNOLI  (Brazilian, b. 1965)
Southampton, NY-based, Alex Vignoli is a multi-talented visual artist with over two decades of experience within the visual art world. 
Alex’s award-winning history as an art professional has allowed him to have a career filled with more than 50 exhibitions, in addition to working with some of the studios, advertising agencies, newspapers, and printing businesses in Brazil and the United States. 
His artwork is home to private and corporate collections in fifteen nations (Argentine, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Greece, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, Spain, and the United States) around the world. He sells his works directly or at SaatchiArt, 1stdibs, Artsy, and other venues. 
First inspired in his youth by his father’s photos of Gaza, Israel, and Europe during a peacekeeping tour with the United Nations, Alex began his path toward expressing his creativity and design through photography. Taking queues from Da Vinci, Dali, Escher, and other Surrealism artists, Alex embraces the fine art lexicon to discover new perspectives and enhance his own artistic reach with his works and images.
While creating photographs, digital collages, paintings, illustrations, and sculptures, Alex's immersion within the art world extends beyond creation alone for extensive experience in 30 years. 
​​​​​​​Alex went to college (UEMG, Brazil) for visual communication and got certified in computer graphics by United Digital Artists at Apple Computer Center in New York City. In the early 2000s, Alex taught Apple OS and Adobe applications at Southampton College for several seasons - continuing education.
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Achievements and Awards:
Nominee for the III Visual Arts Press Award for the Fine Art Photography category. The event took place at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, FL (May 2018). 
• ViewBug.com (the world's biggest online photo competition): Vignoli has received over 2600 awards and peer recognitions since he joined the site in 2013.  His first Achievement in Originality Award was in 2013 for his abstract photo "Long Beach Harmony".  Many of Alex’s photos have been on the Top Class for more than 650 times and were selected several times to be the feature of the month and contest finalist. The site invited him to be a Curator in 2015 and be a VIP member in 2016. My Viewbug website link: alexvignoli.viewbug.com
• 2006 - Most Thought-Provoking Award (by public votes) with "Freedom of Knowledge", digital photo montage, archival pigment print on fine art paper - Art Competition at The Crazy Monkey Gallery, Amagansett, (NY). 

• 2004 -
Honorable Mention Award with "Human Blend 1", digital photo montage, archival pigment print on paper - Curator: Alicia Longwell (Parish Museum, Water Mill, NY) - Photographers' Choice Show at the Southampton Public Library, SH (NY) - Photographers East Group.

• 2000 -
Honorable Mention Award with “Cliffs of Hamptons”, photo, archival pigment print on paper - Members Juried Show at the Southampton Cultural Center, SH (NY) - Southampton Artist Association 

• 1998 -
Honorable Mention Award – “Untitled,” digital illustration - Juried Painting Show at the East End Art Council, Riverhead, NY
• 1997 -
First and Second Winner (yes! he got two prizes in the same contest!) - Architecture category: “The Station” and Still Life category: “Dried Flowers” - Photo Contest at the Riverhead Free Library, Riverhead, NY 

• 1990 -
Winner, of Logo Contest for the Centro Cultural UFMG (Cultural Center-National University), Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

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