Alex R. Kirzhner


Where were you born? Year, Country, State. Where do you live currently


I was born in Kiev, Ukraine a little over a decade before the collapse of the Soviet Union.

My family moved to NYC in 1989 and I have lived here ever since.



What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures


Definitely comic books and cartoons. But I also had a very supportive family who took me to museums and introduced me to the masters at a very young age.

I've been drawing pictures since I was a kid, and I still am not so sure that they're "pretty."



Who is your favorite skateboarder, living or dead? Any ties to skateboarding


I'm gonna go ahead and be an ignoramus by saying Tony Hawk. Why? Because I was awesome at all the Tony Hawk video games...and because of how much I suck at skateboarding in real life.



Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?


I have too many to name. 

When you're not creating amazing works of art, what do you enjoy doing


breathing, eating, and sleeping



Who are your biggest influences


people who find success and happiness from doing what they love



What mediums do you enjoy working in?


paint, pencil and ink.



Anything else you want to tell?


nope, i'm good for now.