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Attend an Art Opening Reception in Chelsea: Alexis Portilla (STSANY member!)

Dear members of STSANY and friends!

Let's meet at Birnam Wood Galleries to support and enjoy the paintings of fellow member and award winning abstract artist, Alexis Portilla.* His work has been shown in New York City and Long Island, New Jersey, Miami, Atlanta, PA and Hong Kong.

Bring your family and friends, and all the art lovers you know. To read about Alexis and see his work, go to To print out the flyer concerning this opening reception, as well as a review of his work in "Art News"click on "more" and then "files" in our browser above.


Alexis Portilla Opening Reception

Birnam Wood Galleries

514 West 24th St., 3rd floor - between 10th/11th Ave., Manhattan

There is no charge for this event.

I hope to see you there!

Happy Spring!



About the Artist

Alexis Portilla was born in Mexico City in 1965, and moved to New York City at the age of four.  He attended the High School of Music and Art in Manhattan, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Columbia University where he earned a Master's of Fine Art  in 1990.

With Pratt Institute Alexis traveled to Venice, Italy to study drawing and art history.  As a docent he spoke at the American Museum of Natural History  on the art and culture of the Asmat People of Irian Jaya.  This was part of a lecture / learning series headed by the world-renowned cultural anthropologist Tobias Schneebaum.  In[masked] he served as an adjunct instructor at Columbia University teaching printmaking to graduate and postgraduate students.

Alexis Portilla currently lives and works in New York City.  He has shown in group and solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally.  His works have been commissioned by major corporations, universities and for private collections.





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  • Anna B.

    A wonderful gallery, great paintings and sculptures, and a packed house all evening! Kudos to Alexis who received them from everyone. So nice to me you, Jose!

    April 12, 2013

  • Anna B.

    It was a great opening with lots of people coming the entire evening.

    April 12, 2013

  • Anna B.

    Hi, everyone! I'm so glad you're coming to the art opening tomorrow to see Alexis' work. (He's my son, by the way, so you can image how proud I am!) Please look for me - a short redhead in a black dress with a rose on it. Please come and say hello! I'll keep my eye out for you, also. See you there!

    April 10, 2013

  • Emily R.

    My husband and I will be there around 7:00

    April 10, 2013

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