Alex Dabic is a Toronto-based contemporary representational artist and web designer. Deeply rooted in the traditions of the 17th century Dutch Masters, Dabic’s work captures the introspective vulnerability of the human figure against the remnants of various infrastructural strata. Trained in the traditions of both Classical and Contemporary realism, his technical versatility derives from a desire to unify the two, often combining expressive and refined brush work to create life-size, trompe l’oeil figures, suspended in moments of contemplation and self-reflection.
His background in fine art has also provided an invaluable foundation for his work as
a web designer, allowing him to execute everything from banner ads to responsive websites for a diverse range of clients.

Prior to receiving his BFA from York University in 2012, Dabic became the first recipient of the MacK Award for Figurative Realism, as well as two People’s Choice Portrait Awards. Having been exhibited throughout North America, his work has recently found a
place in several private and corporate
art collections, earning him two solo exhibitions, as well as contending spots
in numerous national and international painting competitions.



  • 2017
  • Graduate Certificate – Web Design. Sheridan College, Oakville, ON
  • 2012
  • BFA – Visual Art & Art History (Hons). York University, Toronto, ON

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2012
  • Epilogue. Samuel J. Zacks Gallery. Toronto, ON
  • Timeline. Eleanor Winters Gallery. Toronto, ON

Selected Group Exhibitions

*Partnered Exhibitions

  • 2016
  • Affordable Art Fair NYC. Metropolitan Pavilion. New York, NY
  • Go Figure. FCP Gallery. First Canadian Place. Toronto, ON
  • 2015
  • Love Art. Heritage Court, Direct Energy Centre. Toronto, ON
  • Love Art Preview. FCP Gallery. First Canadian Place. Toronto, ON
  • 2014
  • Winter Salon. Abbozzo Gallery. Toronto, ON
  • Remnants. Abbozzo Gallery. Toronto, ON*
  • The Immaculate Selfie. The Black Cat Gallery. Toronto, ON
  • The Artists' Guild. J.E.H. MacDonald House. Thornhill, ON
  • Canadian Masters Exhibition. Gallery Hittite. Toronto, ON
  • From Where You Are Standing. PINC Gallery. Etobicoke, ON
  • Reversion. Moniker Gallery. Toronto, ON
  • Spitting Image. Moniker Gallery. Toronto, ON
  • 2013
  • The Portrait in Context. Project Gallery. Toronto, ON
  • Exhibition Series 6. Moniker Gallery. Toronto, ON
  • Juried Salon Prize. Studio 22. Kingston, ON
  • 2012
  • 100 Faces of Cambridge. Cambridge City Hall. Cambridge, ON
  • The State of Things. Artscape: Triangle Gallery. Toronto, ON
  • Sibilate: Artworks on Wood. Samuel J. Zacks Gallery. Toronto, ON*
  • 2011
  •  Art in the Park. Oakville Art Society. Coronation Park. Oakville, ON
  • We Are Here To. Twist Gallery. Toronto, ON
  • The Drawn Portrait Competition. Sleeping Giant Gallery. Toronto, ON
  • 2010
  • Drawn to Your Inspiration. Gales Gallery. Toronto, ON*


  • 2013
  • Top 40. Juried Salon Prize. Studio 22
  • 2012
  • MacK Figurative Drawing Award. York University
  • Third Prize. People’s Choice Award. York University
  • 2011
  •  First Prize. People’s Choice Portrait Award. Sleeping Giant Gallery

    Selected Bibliography

  • 2016
  • Alex Dabic: Figurative Realist - Distillery District Magazine
  • 2013
  • York Connect: Alex Dabic