About Alexandre Greghi

Alexandre Greghi is an realist artist and an art educator. He is originally from São Paulo, Brazil, now lives and works in Langley, Greater Vancouver, BC, Canada.

artist working in atelier drawing nude - photo by elisa takiguthi

His journey towards art happened through advertising. After years of learning, his advertising work lost it’s focus and was replaced by the work as an artist and art educator. He was a co-founder of Atelier Contraponto, where he taught drawing and painting in São Paulo. He also worked in Fundação Casa, a correction facility for minors, teaching drawing to incarcerated teenagers.

Now he teaches at the Langley Arts Council and at the Shadbolt Centre of the arts, in Burnaby, both in the Fraser Valley, Canada.

His work is realistic and pictorial. It emphasizes the feeling of reality, not a simple copy of it. It strives for movement and subjectivity, through abstraction and a translation of what is seen. The technique transfers the reality to the support.

The process is distinct from the academic method and is radically diverse from contemporary art.

Since 2006, Alexandre has participated in many exhibits in Canada, Brazil, and internationally.

Canadian Art Shows & Awards

Past Art Shows in Canada:

  • Abstract Realism by Alex Greghi (Solo exhibition) - Langley BC, Canada - 2020

  • Art Show - Chiaroscuro Exhibition - Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre - Aldergrove BC, Canada - 2019

  • Art Show - Incognito - Langley BC, Canada - 2019

  • Art Show - All that Jazz - Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival - Fort Langley Community Hall - Fort Langley BC, Canada - 2019

  • Art Show - Oil & Water - Gallery 1710 - Delta BC, Canada - 2019 

       Award of Distinction - work: "Portrait of an Indian"

  • Art Show - Rhythm of Horses - Timms Centre Exhibition - Langley BC, Canada - 2018

  • Art Show - Summer Exhibition 2018 - Langley BC, Canada - 2018

  • Art Show - Exhibition at Vinosceti Vineyards - Surrey BC, Canada - 2018

  • Art Show - Incognito - Langley BC, Canada - 2018

  • Art Show - Incognito - Langley BC, Canada - 2017

International Art Shows & Prizes

  • Art Show - Anap Au Carroussel Du Louvre - Paris, France - 2011

       Gold medal prize - work: "Sisters"

  • Art Show - “III Brazilian Show in Rome – XXXIII Medusa Áurea Trophy”- Rome, Italy - 2009
    Silver medal prize - work: “Monk”

  • Art Show - “London Art Week – Brazilian visions”- London, England - 2007 

​       Honorific medal prize - work: “Gordo” 

Art Shows in Brazil

  • Art Show - “LXIV Fine Arts Salon of Piracicaba, 2016”- Piracicaba, Brazil - 2016

       Honorific medal prize - work: "Sceptic"

  • Art Show - “Yellow House”- São Paulo, Brazil - 2015

  • Art Show - “Atelier Takiguthi Annual Show 2014” - São Paulo, Brazil - 2014

  • Art Show - “Atelier Takiguthi Annual Show 2013” - São Paulo, Brazil - 2013

  • Art Show - “10th UBATUBA Fine Arts Salon” - Ubatuba, Brazil 2013

  • Art Show - “Atelier Takiguthi Annual Show 2012” - São Paulo, Brazil - 2012

  • Art Show - “25th São Paulo’s Commercial Association Salon (Salão de Artes da Associação Comercial de São Paulo) - São Paulo, Brazil - 2012

       “Hors Concours” participation - work: “Cartagena”

  • Art Show - “Big Art Show Bunkyo 2010” - São Paulo, Brazil - 2010

       Honorific mention prize - work: “Schools out” 

  • Art Show - “2nd International Visual Arts Salon SINAP/AIAP - SINAP-ESP”- São Paulo, Brazil – 2008

       Drawing first prize - work: “Dark room”

  • Art Show - 1st São Paulo’s Beaux Arts Salon - São Paulo, Brazil - 2008

  • Art Show - “Big Art Show Bunkyo 2007” - São Paulo, Brazil - 2007

  • Art Show - 22th Visual Arts Salon of Arceburgo - Minas Gerais, Brazil 
    - 2007

       Small bronze medal prize - work: “Smoke and shadows”

  • Art Show - “Manifestations” - MUBE (Brazilian Museum of Sculpture) - São Paulo, Brazil - 2007

  • Art Show - São Paulo’s Commercial Association Salon (Salão de Artes da Associação Comercial de São Paulo) - São Paulo, Brazil - 2006

       Acquisition prize - work: "Inspir"

Seductive portrait of young, light eyes
Atelier classical paint
Smal girl sister lovingly hold baby
street art modern guy with ear extension