Abstractions x Four
October 1 – November 27, 2021
Friday, October 1 from 5 to 7pm
A gift of Alberti’s chapbook will be given to the first 50 guests at the reception. He will be at the reception to sign and greet visitors and discuss his work.
“Abstractions x Four” is the outgrowth of a recently published chapbook sharing Alberti’s life as an artist. By focusing on abstract concepts, he says he has let color dominate and control his expressions with color becoming the tool of investigation and discovery.
“With the creation of each painting I reach back in a spiral to draw upon experiences of living and journeys forward to explore unfolding visions.”
Four different “Abstractions” make up the exhibit as Alberti explores Landscapes & Nature, Motion, Geometric Shapes and Fantasy.
Born Charles Edward White, III in Chicago Illinois in 1945, his last name became Alberti when his mother remarried in 1950.
He attended schools in Chicago from elementary thru university education. He earned a B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in conjunction with the University of Chicago for academic course work. He also received a graduate assistantship in Art History form the Art Institute of Chicago, while an undergraduate from 196 – 1969. In addition, he taught in the museum education program and worked in the art therapy program at a major medical center in Chicago. Alberti went on to earn M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees from Loyola University of Chicago in 1971 and 1975 respectively.
Alberti has had various careers over the years while continuing with his art. He moved to Bemidji, Minnesota in 1988 to teach at Bemidji State University and left in 2007 as Professor Emeritus of Education and Honors Program.
His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in California, Connecticut, Illinois, New York, Texas and Minnesota. He received an Award of Excellence in 1988 from the International Art Competition in New York. His work may be found in collections in the United States and abroad.
In addition to his artwork, Alberti has published and presented papers on utopias, education and philosophy to international audiences. He is listed in the International Directory of Utopian Scholars published by Penn State.