Winner of the prestigious Henry Hering Memorial Medal presented by the National Sculpture Society for excellence in collaboration among artist, architect and owner, sculptor Alexander Tylevich also has extensive experience as an architect.
He understands the design process and excels at working alongside architects, designing sculptural objects to create spaces that are aesthetically unified.
Mr. Tylevich’s training and career began in his native Belarus. Since arriving in the United States in 1989, he has created numerous sculptural projects for faith-based institutions as well as public and private works, utilizing bronze, steel, glass, granite and other materials.
He is equally at home creating grand-scale figurative sculptures, large glass installations, and devotional objects - epitomized by his award-winning collaboration with Opus Architects in the creation of St. Thomas More Chapel at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. This installation, in which the many elements are unified in the sanctuary space - crucifix, art glass windows, altar, tabernacle, holy water font, bronze doors and surround - was recognized not only by the National Sculpture Society, but also by Faith & Form / IFRAA (the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture) with its celebrated Design Award in 2006. The artist’s faith-based work is notable for his lengthy association with pioneering liturgical consultant, Brother Frank Kacmarcik, as well as noted architects in the field.
Alexander Tylevich’s design sensibility is a perfect blend of European classical structure and of New World freedom and creativity.