Art CV


1971 - Bachelors of Fine Arts, Communication Arts & Design, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA

1980 - Painting Course, University of Colorado, Boulder CO

2000 - Photoshop Course, Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Winston-Salem NC

2011 - Glass Bead Workshops and Classes, Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Winston-Salem NC


1966 Gold Key, Scholastic Art Awards, Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNCG, Greensboro NC

1973 Purchase Award, Annual Painting & Sculpture Competition, SECCA, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem NC

Select Exhibitions:

2013 – Abstraction, Sawtooth School for Visual Arts

Drawing, Group Invitational, Winston-Salem NC

2012 – Still Here, ArtSpace, Plant Zero

Painting, Drawing, Group Invitational, Richmond VA

2012 – Faculty Exhibit, Sawtooth School for Visual Arts

Painting, Winston-Salem NC

2011 - Salon d' Hiver in H87

Painting, Group Exhibit, Arnhem, Netherlands

2004 - 2011 Seed Collective in Urban Artware

Painting & Mixed Media, Solo + Group Exhibits, Winston-Salem NC

2009 H87 + Seed Exchange Exhibit

Paintings, Group Exhibit, Arnhem, Netherlands

2009 Bookart @ Artspace, Plant Zero

Mixed Media, Invitational Exhibit, Richmond VA

2007 - 2008 - Canvas Monkey

Painting & Representation, Charlotte NC

2004, 2008 - Karma Gallery & Salon

Painting, Solo & Group Exhibits, Winston-Salem NC

2001 - 2002 - Solo Gallery

Painting & Representation, Winston-Salem NC

2002, 2007 - Central Public Library

Painting, Solo + 2 Person Exhibits, Winston-Salem NC

2001 - North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library

Painting, Solo Exhibit, Winston-Salem NC

2000 - Worrell Center, Wake Forest University

Painting, Group Exhibit, Winston-Salem NC

1999 - Community School of Music & Arts

Art-o-mat Invitational, Painting, Group Exhibit, Ithaca NY

1998 - 2006 - Art-o-mat

Artists-In-Cellophane Exhibitor, Painting + Photography, Los Angeles CA, New York NY, Various Cities

1987 - 2008 - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem NC:

1987 Paintings & Drawings; 1987 Three Norwoods Exhibition; 1988 Photography + Collage; 1994 Paintings & Drawings; 1999 Paintings & Photography; 2001, 2002, 2008 Juried Employee Exhibit, Paintings

1984 - 2012- Sawtooth School for Visual Art / Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, Winston-Salem NC:

1984 Henley Juried Exhibit, Painting; 1988 Faculty Exhibit, Painting; 1998 Artext Juried, Photography; 1999 Dimensions Juried, Photography; 1999 A Sense Of Place Juried, Painting; 2001 Dimensions Juried, Painting; 2012 Faculty Exhibit, Painting.

1973 - 1978 - SECCA, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem NC:

1973 Purchase Award, Annual Painting + Sculpture Competition; 1977 SECCA Crafts Invitational; 1977 & 1978 Visiting Artist, CLOD Summer Education


2008 - July Artist, Artist Interviewing Artist, Tim Lane, Davis CA

2011 - For the Love of Color, Yes Weekly, Wayne Johns, Winston-Salem NC


2010 – “Your energy was certainly there in your paintings! Loved the color relationships, freedom in the strokes, partial nature of the compositions!” Alix Hitchcock, Artist, Art Educator, Winston-Salem NC

2010 – “Such eye goes though the same pattern every time. Rich...clean...and tailored. Skillfully done and full of emotion.” Coffee Miklos, Artist, Educator and Welder, Dungeness, WA

2009 - "Alex has 3 confounding bookart pieces in the bookart @ artspace exhibit - people are scared to touch them, but once they do, they can't stop." Michael Pierce, Artist, Curator, Richmond VA

2009 - "These [bookart pieces] evoke memories...very powerful stuff!" Patricia Powell Kessler, Artist, Art Educator, Silver Spring MD

2004 - "Bold and aware." Dr. Rosemarie Anderson, Psychologist, Author and Professor at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto CA

2004 - "Your work continues to evolve. I like the idea that the portraits have the same abstract qualities as your landscapes. Your work is really brilliant." James Gregory, Artist, Designer, Author and CEO of CoreBrand, Stamford CT

2003 - "From the Art-o-mat you get a handsomely crafted abstract painting from Alex Norwood's Landscapes from Other Planets series." David Pagel, Art Notes, LA Times, Los Angeles CA

2001 - "Alex Norwood's Yellow Field is an even more striking abstract composition [that] subtly evokes a pastoral landscape. The seemingly effortless, almost accidental-looking manner in which these elements have been combined is reminiscent of Robert Motherwell's paintings." Tom Patterson, Art Columnist, Curator and Author, Winston-Salem NC

2000 - The abstract acrylic paintings of Alex Norwood are elegant statements about color, shape and brush stroke for their own sake. Amy Funderburk, Artist, Exhibitions Coordinator and Art Educator, Winston-Salem NC


2012 Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Instructor, Winston-Salem NC

2011 - 2013 The Fellowship Home, Arts Instruction, Winston-Salem NC

2011 Seed Abstract Painting Classes, Instructor, Winston-Salem NC

2009 Seed & H87 Trans-Atlantic Exhibit Exchange, Co-Curator, Arnhem, Netherlands

2005, 2007 Annual Employee Exhibit, W FU Baptist Medical Center, Exhibit Judge, Winston-Salem NC

2002 Morehead Art Exhibit, Rockingham County Studio Group, Exhibit Judge, Eden NC

1999 – 2004 Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Galleries Curator, Winston-Salem NC

2000 – 2002 Annual Employee Exhibit, Wake Forest University Baptist Med Center, Winston-Salem NC

2000 – 2001 Art-o-mat, Brenner Children’s Hospital, Partner, Winston-Salem NC

1998 Gay Pride Fundraising Exhibit, Curator, Winston-Salem NC

1993 Wake Forest University, WFDD Radio, Artist Review Art Series, Winston-Salem NC

1978 – 1983 picture framing & gallery installation, various gallery / frame shops, Winston-Salem NC

1973 – 1991 freelance design, logos, brochures, posters, Winston-Salem NC, Denver CO

1975 Beatrice Wood Studio & Gallery, Museum & Studio Assistant, Ojai CA

1974 Maharishi International University, Video Illustration, Livingston Manor NY

1972 Monogrammed Designs, Art Director, Winston-Salem NC

1971 The Publishing Company, Layout Technician, Boston MA

1970 Stonegg Studios, Design Agency, Partner, James Gregory, Richmond VA

Artist Residency:

1977 & 1978 Visiting Artist, CLOD Summer Education, SECCA, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem NC

Professional Membership:

2004 – 2011 Seed Collective, Artist Cooperative Gallery, Winston-Salem NC