Conceived in Ukraine, Alex Nodopaka first exhibited in Russia. Finger-painted in Austria. Studied tongue-in-cheek at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Casablanca, Morocco. Doodles & writes with crayons on human hides. Full time artist, art instructor, judge, and self-appointed critic with pretensions to writing. Considers his past irrelevant. He seeks now reincarnations with micro acting parts in IFC movies. The secondary synopsis is that the author has been a mechanical engineer and practiced that profession between 1962 and 1998 in the San Francisco Bay Area a.k.a. Silicon Valley. Alex Nodopaka began his career with IBM in San Jose, California. He subsequently worked at Memorex and many disc drive companies in the disc drive industry. He also worked for Stanford Linear Accelerator and the Stanford Architectural Office before moving on to a variety of other engineering functions as an engineering consultant. In 1985 he had an engineering article that dealt with clean room environment specifications that was published in Machine Design, a monthly technical magazine.
Art Editor www.vayavya.in (2013 to present)
Art Editor www.mannequinenvy.com (2010 to 2013)
PUBLICATIONS dealing with artistic pursuits * Peninsula Magazine * Pacific Guest Magazine * Peninsula Guest Magazine * Livermore Times * Pleasanton Times * Dublin Independent * Menlo Park Recorder * California Today San Jose Mercury * Menlo Park Almanac * Painterskey, USA, France, Russia * Numerous Web E-zines exceeding 70 in hard copy and on-line between 2003 and 2013.
OTHER MEDIA: * Featured on PBS Television 1981 * Featured on Palo Alto Community Television Channel 1998, California * Album Cover rock musical band NETHERWORLD * Guest speaker Brooks Camera San Francisco * Juried Art Judge * Self-appointed Art Critic *
GROUP AND ONE MAN SHOWS: * Art galleries in the San Francisco Bay Area, California * Art shows and Festivals, USA * Montalvo Center for the Arts, Saratoga, California * Menlo Park Art Commission, California * Menlo Park Library: Leather Book Bindings * Laguna Beach, California 2002 * Aliso Viejo Library, Book Binding 2003 * Saddleback Art College,2003 *