Alex Puz (b. 1989 Long Beach, CA) is a painter who lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut. His painting practice focuses on color study, optics and linear abstraction and explores the gap between emotion and cognition. Puz's process oriented painting practice systematizes color and line resulting in dense and ornate chromatic fields.
He holds a BFA in Studio Art from CUNY Hunter College ('14) and an MFA in Painting/Printmaking from Yale School of Art ('22.) Alex Puz is a 2017 Rema Hot Mann Foundation Nominee and 2022 recipient of the YPEI Teaching Fellowship.
His work has been written about in the Yale Daily News, on liveart.io and is featured in ArtMaze Magazine. Selected exhibitions include "Vibrant Matters" at Jeffrey Deitch Gallery (NYC), "No Light Without Shadows" at Thierry Goldberg (NYC), "Elán Vital" at MoCA Westport (CT) and "Spirit Rift" at Underdonk (NYC).