Bio

Alex Bulzan’s paintings speak a visual language of semi-abstract organic shapes interacting through colour, size, and surface. He explores small parts of nature through drawings, reducing their detail until they teeter on the edge of abstraction. The eccentricities of his hand-drawn line give movement to the works as does the occasional dash op art influence.

Visual artist, designer, and educator, Alex speaks English, Greek, French, and Romanian fluently and his work has been shown and collected nationally and internationally.

He has been an advisory board member for the Faculty of Media & Communications at Seneca College, York University, Toronto, Canada; Selected to exhibit his work at The International Design Show, Osaka, Japan; Awarded by the Art Director’s Club of Toronto; Recipient of the National N3XT Award, and is a member of the Arts & Letters Club of Toronto.

Reach him at alex@bulzan.com


Recipient of the N3XT Canada Award

December 20, 2022 / National Juried Competition.

“This piece embodies the concept of diversity within unity so beautifully. Three of the same, yet each different…”

“The small seed as a life force; holding within it great transformative potential, the “blueprint for a life”(quote from the artist, Alex Bulzan); each life unique but connected by common origins- the elements of earth, water, sunlight. Seeds as living things necessary for our longer term survival, but requiring us to be guardians, not destroyers, of our environment to allow them to grow and thrive.  The strength of the life force symbolized by the red, black and white.”

These words from The Honourable Chief Justice Suzanne Duncan at the Award Ceremony, Thursday December 17, 2020 Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada.


Commemorative poster for the Arts & Letters Toronto 2024

June 6, 2024

The history of The Arts & Letters Toronto is on display in the lounge area in the form of 116 commemorative posters, frame touching frame, one for each year since the club started. Covering several walls, one can see the trends in Canadian art and design through the years. Starting with the exquisite typographic designs of JEH MacDonald in the early part of the 20th Century, Art Nouveau and Deco-inspired posters through the Great War years, Modernist graphics between the wars, mod renditions through the sixties and seventies, experimental works both analog and for the first time as digital prints in the 1990’s, through the end of the millennium to the vastly creative juxtapositions of style and individuality in current years. Typographic, photographic, painterly, sculptural, collage, embroidery, cartoon, even a bronze cast, the members honoured with the this commission have never disappointed or failed to surprise. The A&L now celebrates it’s 2nd century, the poster for 2023-2024 takes its place on the wall of fame June 6, 2024 at the Annual Executive Board Meeting.