Alex Radin was born in 1975 in NY on Long Island and has always enjoyed the act of creating. Alex received his BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio and relocated to the Charleston area in 2001 after meeting his wife, Sara, in Chicago at an arts conference the previous year. They began a life together in South Carolina, pursuing their creative passions, collaborating together, and dreaming. In 2008, they launched an arts organization called Artist on Fire with a desire to see more opportunities for artists to fully express themselves and be a voice of positivity and transformation through the arts. Together, they have curated a number of shows, most notably four exhibits for the Piccolo Spoleto Arts Festival that incorporated as many as fourteen visual artists working in film, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and installation art along with over twenty-five musicians and dancers.
Alex has been a part of both solo and group exhibitions in Ohio, South Carolina, North Carolina, Illinois, New York and Texas and has traveled nationally, guest lecturing at schools, conferences, and encouraging and training artists. His work has been published in many forms of media including books and editorial publications.
Surrealism and metaphor have increasingly become a standard in Alex’s work. In speaking of his approach to creating, Alex says “While ideas are the driving force behind my work, I place a high value on technique and love to get lost in the design and breakup of space. I am intensely interested in the conversation that colors have with one another as well as communication between strokes, shapes, and colors. Even though I get lost in all of this, I always return to my subject matter in the end. My desire is to help people see the world in ways they may not have seen it before. I want to draw people’s attention to the beauty and the mystery that surrounds us every day.”
Alex and his wife Sara live in Summerville with their four children.