Alexander Kaletski is a multi-talents contemporary artist; he is an actor, a musician, a writer, a visual artist using a wide range of media. Born in Russia, he emigrated to the United States in 1975, in the search, amongst other things, of better freedom of expression. Once in the USA, he started a nationwide series of concerts of his Moscow underground song – he even preformed onto the set of The Merv Griffin Show. Kaletski is also the author of an international bestseller book titled Metro which is semi-autobiographical and talks about some serious and deep issues which were prominent in the Soviet Union; loss of hope, desperation, alcoholism and corruption.
His artistic visual work sometimes takes the form or a sculpture, a collage, video as well as painting, to found and/or discarded materials; shopping bags and card boxes. His art is a conversation between him and the people he encounters as well as him and his journey through life. Kaletski’s work has been exhibited from East to West in New York as well as in Tokyo, in Austria and France. His work has been acquired by several notable collections like the Museum of Contemporary Art in Minsk, Belarus and Paines Corporate Collection in New York City. He is represented by Anna Zorina Gallery in New York and Galerie MX in Montreal. Kaletski lives and works in New York City.