Alexander Zastera – Artist as Catalyst, Program Lead – Miami

Alexander Zastera

Artist as Catalyst, Program Lead – Miami

Alexander Zastera was born in Jacksonville, Florida and works in Miami, Florida. Zastera has a Masters in Environmental Studies from Florida International University (2023) and has a BFA in Studio art and BA in art history from Florida State University (2014). They are known for their large-scale hyper surreal mystical paintings, found object installations and public performance centered around the environment. Their painting practice starts as conversations, mixers and current events which then get memorialized onto canvas centered around connecting people to share the stories of the South Florida communities. They have been a resident artist in the Miami Dade Library system with ProjectArt USA and are currently in residency at the Deering Estate (2024). They have been awarded an Ellie through Oolite Arts (2023) and the Xavier Cortada “Power of Art” award by the city of Palmetto Bay (2023). Their work has been featured at MOCA Nomi (2021), Deep Space Gallery (2018), Superfine! Art Fair: NYC (2018), and & Gallery (2017). 

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