Alex Delapena
b. 1989, Subic Bay, Philippines 
Resides: Los Angeles, CA


Education:
2022 MFA Candidate, University of California, Riverside, CA.
2015 BFA University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Art and Art History (photography). 

Solo, Two-Persons Exhibitions:
2017 In The Pale, Treehouse, Honolulu, HI.
2015 Reminisce or Swallow, Gallery of Hawaii Artist (GOHA), Waikiki, HI.
2015 Degenerate, Eight Elements Camera, Honolulu, HI.
2014 Muri, Treehouse, Honolulu, HI.
2014 Reminisce & Swallow, Studio 114 A Gallery, Honolulu, HI.

Group Exhibitions:
2018
Month of Photography Group Show, MOPLA, by Lucie Foundation, ROW DTLA, Los Angeles, CA.
Across an Ocean, ARS Cafe, Honolulu, HI.

2017
Silver Nitrate, Downtown Photo Collective, Los Angeles, CA.
Heavy Love, In4mation, Honolulu, HI.
Midwest Photo Emerge, Center Gallery at the Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS.
10th Photographic Image Biennial Exhibition, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, Greenville, NC.

2016
Of Memory Bone and Myth, Colonel Eugene Myers Gallery of Art, University of North Dakota Campus, Grand Forks, ND.

2015
Unabridged, 2015 BFA Exhibition, University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of Art and Art History, Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI.
Waikiki by Analog Sunshine Recorders, Treehouse, Honolulu, HI.
The Times We Share, The Manifest, Honolulu, HI.
Proof of Cancellation, University of Hawaii at Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Art and Art History, Common's Gallery, Honolulu, HI.

2014
36th Annual “Commitment to Excellence,” Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Honolulu Museum of Art School.
Elevate, Curated by Ricky Peters, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

2013
Light, Pauhahi Tower, Honolulu, HI.

2010
While You Were Sleeping, Honolulu Contemporary Museum of Arts Cafe, Honolulu, HI.  

Awards / Residencies:
2020
Artist in Residency, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Chiyoda, Japan. (forthcoming).

2019
Dean's Distinguished Fellowship Award. University of California, Riverside.

2015
Hawaii Camera Award, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Art and Art History.
Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Photography, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Art and Art History.

2014
Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Photography, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Art and Art History.

Publications:
2017
Diffusion, Volume IX, Artfully Crafted Photography Annual, One Twelve Publishing.

2016
Transience, Curator: Adam Finkelston, L.A. Photo Curator.

2014
Alex Delapena's Polaroid Collage Series: "Lingering Strands," The Fading Beauty of an Ex-Lover. Pryme Magazine blog.  

Related Work Experience:
2016-present
Production, BowHaus Inc, Los Angeles, CA
  - Large format archival printing, Drum scanning, LVTs, Art handling and packaging, Framing and assembling, Large format mounting, Face-mounts and laminations.
2014-2015
Workshop instructor, Treehouse, Honolulu, HI.
  - Instructing how to process black and white film, mixing of chemicals, proper safety practice.
  - Polaroid emulsion lifts.

2013-2015
Photography Assistant, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Art and Art History.
  - Assisting students in darkroom work, darkroom and studio maintenance.