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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