Alex Canelos has studied 2D design and illustration at Parsons School of Design, figure drawing and anatomy at the New York Art Academy, and painting, linear perspective and art history at Colorado State University.

His paintings have been exhibited at the First Street Gallery (New York City), St. John’s University (Queens), Indiana State University (Terre Haute), the Thomas Moser Showroom (New York City), and numerous national juried exhibitions. His Illustrations have appeared in various publications, including The New York Times Book Review, Cook’s Illustrated magazine, and Taunton’s Kitchen Garden.

He has taught figure drawing/painting at Colorado State University, design at Pratt Institute, graphic design at SUNY New Paltz, and general studies at the Mountain Laurel Waldorf School in New Paltz.