Alejandro Almanza Pereda received his BFA from the University of Texas at El Paso, where he majored in sculpture and minored in graphic design. His solo exhibitions include Stand Clear at Magnan Emerich in New York City; Mix Series at the Dallas Center for Contemporary Art; Verdevete at Glass Gallery in El Paso and “Impermeable” at Union Gallery in El Paso. Among other group shows, Alejandro’s work has been included in Queens International 2006: Everything All at Once; SCOPE New York; El Equilibrio y Sus Derivados in Mexico City and Performagia 3. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including Best of Show Arlene McKinon Award at UTEP in 2005, 2003 and 2002; the Best Sculpture Award at UTEP in 2003 and Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award from the international Sculpture Center in 2003. Alejandro has also participated in a residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and received recognition from the National Fund for the Arts and Culture (the FONCA in Mexico).