2022 Emerging Artist
Alex Kaufman is an artist and designer based out of St. Petersburg, Florida. Kaufman has been the lead designer at MGA Sculpture Studio since 2016, working on large-scale public art for Mark Aeling’s studio in the Warehouse Arts District. The most notable CAD designs completed in that time include 2020’s First Flight Monument, located at the St. Pete Pier, and the 2019 sculpture Gladiolus Blossom at the St. Pete Police Station.
Before designing at MGA, Kaufman was an accomplished jewelry designer and freelancer, often using various experimental processes to make physical items from digital designs. Kaufman has experience with 3D printing, CNC milling, waterjet machines, electroplating, and lost-wax casting. One of his latest experimental designs, a 6′ long LED kaleidoscope titled “The Flora-Da-Scope”, can be seen at the immersive arts museum The Fairgounds St Pete.
Drawing on his formal training in photojournalism and engineering, Kaufman designs works that are rich in narrative, technically complex, but most of all unique in their execution