Alex Arzt is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher, and gardener based in Oakland, CA. 


Recent Awards+Residencies
Dream Farm Commons, Residency as Whiz World, Oakland, CA, 2019
Headlands Center for the Arts Affiliate Artist Studio Program, Sausalito, CA, 2018-20
East Bay Fund for Artists Grant at the East Bay Community Foundation, 2018
Puffin Foundation Grant, 2018
PLAYA, Summer Lake, OR, 2017
Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE, 2017
Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, VA, 2017
This Will Take Time, Point Arena, CA, 2016/2017

Book Fairs / Stockists:
LA Art Book Fair 2019
Chicago Art Book Fair, 2017, 2018, 2019
Vancouver Art Book Fair, Vancouver, BC, 2018
Printed Matter, New York, NY
Artbook @ MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY
Hammer Museum Store, Los Angeles, CA
Motto Books, Berlin, Germany
Annex, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
E. M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore, Oakland, CA
FAMILY, Los Angeles, CA
Mast Books, New York, NY
The Concern Newsstand, Raleigh, NC
Monograph Bookwerks, Portland, OR
Worn Path, Portland, OR
Floating World Comics, Portland, OR

Virginia Commonwealth University, MFA, 2015
Rhode Island School of Design, BFA, 2010

Recent Exhibitions
The Royal NoneSuch Gallery, Whiz Confluxx, Oakland, CA, 2019
Dream Farm Commons, Tipping Point, as Whiz World, Oakland, CA, 2019
Sierra Nevada College, Garage Gallery, Alchemy, as Whiz World, Incline Village, NV, 2019
Whiz World, Storefront feature, Sediment Arts, Richmond, VA. 2018
Home/Sick, curated by Bre Arder, The East Cut Community Benefit District, San Francisco, CA. 2018

Getty Museum Library, Los Angeles, CA
University of Pittsburgh, Frick Fine Arts Library, Pittsburgh, PA
School of the Museum of Fine Arts Library, Boston, MA
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Library, The Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Chicago, IL
Indiana University Bloomington Fine Arts Library, Bloomington, IN
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Candela Collection, Candela Books+Gallery, Richmond, VA
Brooklyn College Library Zine Collection, Brooklyn, NY

Teaching and Workshops
Visiting Artist (with Whiz World), Sierra Nevada College MFA-IA, Incline Village, NV, 2019
Instructor, San Francisco Art Institute, PreCollege Program Faculty, Course: Contemporary Photographic Practices, 2019
Castilleja School, Visiting Artist Talk and Zine Making Workshop, Palo Alto, CA, 2019
Instructor, SFAI, Public Education, 2018/2019
Adjunct Faculty, Virginia Commonwealth University, Art Foundations and Photography & Film Departments, Richmond, VA. 2015-16
Anacostia River Soap Making Workshop, in conjunction with EnterState at Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC, 2016
Teaching Assistant, Virginia Commonwealth University, Photography & Film Department, Richmond, VA, 2014
Teaching Assistant, International Center of Photography, New York, NY, 2011