Gilbert Joseph Alexander OVSG
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San Francisco, United States
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BIOGRAPHY / EXHIBITIONS / ARTIST STATEMENT Born in Barcelona, Estado Anzoategui, Venezuela. Educated in Venezuela, Europe and the United States of America. PUBLIC COLLECTION/COLECCIÓN PÚBLICA City & County of San Francisco Department of Human Services Born Auditorium San Francisco, California Mural ' MEDEA', Acrylic 8' x 4' on Wood, 1994 SELECTED ART REFERENCE PUBLICATIONS/ARTE SELECCIONADA SE REFIERE Y PUBLICACIONES. 2003 Living Artists, 13th Edition, Art Network Press 1999 2000 Outstanding Artists and Designers of the 20th Century. First Edition Publication, 2000 International Biographical Centre Cambridge, England 1998 Encyclopedia of Living Artists, 11th Edition ArtNetwork Press Inspiration I enjoy creating with colors, shapes (figures) and the creation of pure forms and abstracts. Painting is for me more than a natural ability, that is 'Joy' of creation and expression to the world myself. Diverse mix of colors and their intensity inside my work plays very end. The result is not only (just) anything but the last experience, a wonderful journey undertaken (covered) between me and the colors in their purest forms. Working with polycarbonate plastic (the CD'S). The idea here is basically the interaction with light, plastic carbonate (CD'S), acrylic colors combined, creating a halo of color spectrum, a cosmic explosion of colors prism, reflecting and looking like a 'Rainbow', and a spherical arrangement. With or without direct light, the interaction of carbonate plastic post on the canvas and arranged in coordination with the myriad of colors impulsive, creates a feeling of a special show, sleight of hand a dilemma between the pigments mystic splash of colors applied to raw and the ultimate essence of colors itself, ' Light'. Experience Art Consultant, Curator, Art Historian, Humanitarian, Commissioner and Artist Gilbert Joseph Alexander OVSG October 1994 – Present (20 years 4 months)|Sacramento, California Area Organized art exhibitions in San Francisco, California, Washington, DC and New York City, Venezuela and in Europe.. Adult and Aging Commissioner County of Sacramento Board of Supervisors Boards & Commissions November 2013 – July 2014 (9 months)|County Administration Building, 700 H Street, Suite 2450, Sacramento, CA 95825 Appointed by the County of Sacramento Board of Supervisors on November 5, 2013, as a General Public Representative Commissioner, to the County of Sacramento Adult and Aging Commission, to represent and advocate for the needs of our County of Sacramento adult and aging population. Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco Support Services Case Manager III Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco December 2012 – June 2013 (7 months)|175 6th Street San Francisco, california 94103 Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco, CA 12/17/2012 – 06/30/13 Case Manager III • Provided supportive and /or therapeutic counseling on an ongoing basis • Performed interviews with housing applicants and contributed to decision to offer housing • Conducted psychosocial evaluations and assessments of tenant’s needs for services • Helped develop and implemented new programs with the Support Services Manager • Acted as Support Services Manager and supervised on site staff, including interns and volunteers Chairman Program and Access Committee San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission August 2004 – February 2010 (5 years 7 months)|50 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, California 94103 Served as Chairman, Program & Access Committee charged with implementing Equal Access to Services Ordinance. Planned and implemented amendments to city’s Equal Access to Language Services. Worked with city department heads, Board of Supervisors and other elected officials to resolve civic, legal, labor, equal rights and human rights issues. • Developed immigrant community survey. • Drove significant improvements to commission Website. • Improved efficiency by increasing electronic filing of city departments’ annual compliance reports. • Earned Immigrant Rights Commission Certificate of Honor for “extraordinary service and commitment”. • Directed a staff of 14 commissioners, including the commission’s Executive Director and office staff Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House Program Director Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House January 2001 – June 2003 (2 years 6 months)|10-25 Forty First Avenue Long Island City, New York 11101 Jacob A. Riis Settlement House Long Island City, NY 2001 - 2003 Director/Program Coordinator • Created, implemented, and directed Immigration/Refugees Assistance 2000 Program funded by New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, to serve clients in largest public housing development in the USA. • Supervised staff, interns, and volunteers • Managed annual budget and engaged in public relations presentations • Managed mission critical services for immigrants and seniors in areas such as language translation, family budgeting, consumer education, housing assistance, ESL and other immigrant-related services • Coordinated agency-wide/community events; developed website; established quality control guidelines • Founded cultural group to increase Hispanic/Latino participation in agency activities Volunteer Survey Coordinator National Gallery of Art, Washintgon, DC January 1998 – July 2000 (2 years 7 months)|Washington D.C. Metro Area Participated in gallery’s audience survey conducted in 1998-99. Collaborated in compiling information essential to enhancing visitor and patron service quality. Interacted with other associated cultural and not-for-profit entities. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Volunteer Services San Francisco Museum of Modern Art February 1995 – September 1997 (2 years 8 months)|151 Third Street San Francisco, California 94103 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco, CA 1994 - 1997 Volunteers Information Coordinator • Provided accurate information essential to museum visitors and invited guests • Assisted with museum events and special activities • Welcome visitors to the museum in, and provided translation in a few European languages Such as; German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian and French. Library Assistant Goethe Institute San Francisco July 1985 – January 1987 (1 year 7 months)|530 Bush St #204, San Francisco, CA 94108 Bi-lingual German and English Library Assistant for the Goethe Institute or German Cultural Center in San Francisco. Lived in Munich, Germany where I attended the Ludwig Maximillian’s Universitaet learning the German language in 1983

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