Emil Alzamora


August 3, 2024 – February 2, 2025

a photo of Star Abundance

© Emil Alzamora, Starship Abundance


In Starship Abundance, New York based artist Emil Alzamora (b. 1975 Lima, Peru) presents a multidisciplinary exhibition, intended “as a nod to the seemingly unending richness that abounds on planet Earth.” Alzamora is best known for his sculpture, where he employs a wide range of materials and techniques to explore the human form, both physically and psychologically. Combining his unrelenting curiosity for materials with an intuitive sense for conveying emotionally charged imagery, his hands-on approach brings forth notions of transience, beauty, harmony, uncertainty, and hope, delivering unexpected interpretations of the sculpted human figure.

“I am interested in presenting the human figure as though seen through a myriad of filters which might reveal the often unseen forces that affect our lives in subtle ways.”

 Alzamora’s works have been exhibited in numerous institutions worldwide, including The Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York; The Knoxville Museum of Art in Knoxville, TN,  The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY; The Museum of Biblical Art, Dallas; The United Nations Building, New York; and the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol, UK. In 2014, he was the recipient of two major outdoor commissions, one on the Hudson River waterfront in Peekskill, New York, and another at Seolbong Park. Icheon, South Korea.

The UNF Gallery at MOCA Jacksonville is programmed in collaboration with the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at the University of North Florida (UNF). This exhibition is made possible by support from the Devereux family and presented in conjunction with the Barbara Ritzman Devereux Visiting Artist Workshops at UNF. This exhibition was curated by Jenny K. Hager, Department Chair and Professor of Sculpture, and Lance Vickery, Assistant Professor of Sculpture, at the UNF Department of Art, Art History, and Design.