Alexandra Nelipa, a native of Crimea, has lived in San Antonio since 2008. Since then, she has managed to establish herself as one of the leading creative artists much respected by the artistic community. She has also captured the admiration of many art collectors in Bexar County.
She’s an outgoing, fun-loving individual who delights in sharing her experiences and stories with others and in the process has made many friends throughout the city, many of whom cherish her free spirit, constant smile and admirable attitude towards others.
She has been invited to exhibit her work at several local galleries, among them Bihl House, HighWireArts, Centro Cultural Aztlán, Mercury Project.
Alexandra enjoys working with a variety of median oils, acrylics, water colors, mixed media, ceramics and photography. Her subject matter focuses on figurative art from a variety of perspectives. Her artistic inspirations lay in the old Masters. As a child, her mother took her to museums such as the Hermitage and other equally prestigious museums. Later, Alexandra traveled on her own throughout Europe and visited museums wherever she went. Those experiences were the seeds that fomented her creative interest in the arts.
Her artistic philosophy is one where the artist as the creative inspiration provides the viewer with a work of art that requires of the viewer to become a co-creator in the process of understanding the meaning of the artwork. The work of art can only arrive at its completeness when an audience is present and views the work. In short, the interpretation of the work of art is left up to the viewer.
Written by Dr. Gustavo R. Valadez Ortiz
1988-1992 BA in Fine art, Crimean Art College named after N. Samokish, Simferopol
Associate of Applied Science, Web Design
San Antonio College
2008 – 2012
“SRO” (San Antonio) October 2014 – present, scenic artist
“Webtegrity” web design company (San Antonio)
April 2012 – May 2014, part time
Job responsibilities: graphic design, web design, some video editing
“The Ranger” campus newspaper (San Antonio College)
2010 – 2016
Job responsibilities : Web Design, Illustration, animation
Adobe CS: Acrobat, After Effects, Dreamweaver, Illustrator,
InDesign, Fireworks, Flash, Flash Catalyst, Photoshop, Premiere Pro
Apple: Final Cut Pro
Other skills: WordPress, Office, Corel Draw, HTML, CSS
Honors and Awards:
New Vistas in Media 2011: Best Web & Interactive Design Award,
Three nominations in Best Web & Interactive Design, One nomination in Best in Show
New Vistas in Media 2012: Best Web & Interactive Design Nominee
Texas Intercollegiate Press association: Honorable Mention in the category of
Newspaper Division 2: Illustration 2012
Texas Community College Journalism Association: Award for Journalism Excellence
Cartoon Division 1, 2012
SAC Writing Center: recognized for Excellence in Writing, 2012
San Antonio College Annual Juried Student Show –
2009: 2D Design
2010: Web design
2012: Design Communication
2014, 2015, 20016 – juried student show, Fine Art