MSU Art Professor Alex Bostic in Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles show

painting of female with nose ring by Alex Bostic
"Lexus" | Alex Bostic

Mississippi State University Department of Art Professor of Painting Alex Bostic had a painting selected for inclusion in the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles' "Illustration West 59" exhibition.

"Lexus" is one of 275 pieces selected from over 1,100 entries.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions presently in Los Angeles, the show is viewable online only at

View Illustration West 59.

"Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Bostic developed a love for the arts, attending lessons at Pratt Institute on the weekends. This is when he really understood what it meant to have a career as an artist. He would use his imagination to create art of all kinds, from 2D to 3D. At the time, he was interested in comic book characters, but soon he was creating characters. Alex graduated with a BFA in illustration from Pratt Institute in 1979 and received his MA in illustration Syracuse University in 1994. With more than forty years of being an illustrator, Alex decided to further develop and focus on his personal work, and he is now a traditional figurative artist."