About Alexander

Alexander was born in the city of Santurce, Puerto Rico in 1977, he grew up between the Cantera area in Barrio Obrero and the town of Río Grande.

Alex began to show interest in the arts at an early age, and found his inspiration in comics of the time.

Drawing and graffiti were his means of expression during this period. In 1995, he was accepted into the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Puerto Rico where he took classes with great masters of Puerto Rican art such as Rafael Rivera Rosa, Martín Gracía, Pablo Rubio, Susana Herrero, and Jaime Romano, among others.

In 2000 he finished his bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, with a concentration in Painting and a minor in Art History. During his time as a student, Alexander participated in numerous exhibitions which had the opportunity to become known as an artist committed to the arts.

In 2001 he began to study jewelry design at the School of Arts and Science, where he obtained his certification. His passion for metals and precious stones was instantaneous. During the two years it took him to obtain his certification, Alexander was trained in wax carving, the lost wax process, metal casting, welding, among other skills.

In 2003, he decided to do advanced studies in Painting and graduated from the School of Fine Arts in the city of San Juan, where he continued his studies until 2005. In the same year, he decided to move outside of Puerto Rico to the city of New York, where he lived and worked for eleven years. During his time in New York, Alexander Percy was invited to various art fairs and exhibitions in and outside of New York, including the ICA Fair (International Caribbean Art Fair) in 2007 and 2008, Art Shanghai ’08 in China, ArtBasel ’08 in Miami and ArtHamptons 2011.

In 2013, he won the “Best in Show” award from the Greenpoint Gallery in Brooklyn, NYC. In 2016, he moved to North Carolina where he currently lives and works on his work. To this day, Alexander consistently exhibits his paintings at Marion Royael in Beacon, NY. He creates sculpture utilizing found natural and industrial parts found on his walks. In 2020, Cataleya Jelwelry Studio is born, an innovative concept of genderless jewelry in .999 silver. Alexander is currently in the process of opening his first location in the town of Pittsboro, NC.

Please visit Instagram for our unique genderless jewelry.

Alexander works at East Millbrook Middle School in Raleigh as a Success Coach through Communities in Schools Wake County. Check out the mural he designed, sketched out on the wall, and then collaborated with students, staff, faculty, and parents to paint.


1995 – 2000

Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts
University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR

2001 – 2003

Jewelry Designer Certification
School of Arts and Science, San Juan, PR


Advance Studies in Painting
School of Fine Arts, San Juan, PR

Individual Exhibitions

September 2013
Color, Substance & Emotion

Greenpoint Gallery, NYC

December 2011
Color, Substance & Emotion
The Treasure Room Gallery, NYC

August 2010
Uncommon Senses
Marion Royael Gallery, NY

April 2010
Allegories of an Intimacy and my Sleeplessness
Rio Gallery, NYC

August 2006
Between Lunacy and Sanity
Casa Escuté, PR

February 2006
Between Lunacy and Sanity
Boricua College, NYC

February 2005
Soul’s Landscapes
City Hall Art Gallery, PR

January 2005
Soul’s Landscapes
Casa Escute, PR

Group Exhibitions

August 2019
Marion Royael Gallery, NY

October 2018
Marion Royael Gallery, NY

June 2018
Relax, Carnival Royael
Marion Royael Gallery, NY

May 2017
Over the Rainbow; Follow the Yellow Tech Road
Marion Royael Gallery, NY

July 2016
Candelabra: Things that Carry the Light of the World
Marion Royael Gallery, NY

March 2014
Glass Onion: Layers of Illusion
Marion Royael Gallery, NY

March 2013
Small Works Juried Show
The Shirt Factory Gallery, NY

June 2011
Vague Ideas of an Established World
LDR Studio Gallery, NYC

May 2011
It’s All About the City
Marion Royael Gallery, NY

March 2011
Galleria Royael II
Marion Royael Gallery, NY

September 2010
“Best Works”
Marion Royael Gallery, NY

May 2010
25th Anniversary Salon Exhibition
Lehman College Art Gallery, NYC

May 2010
Galleria Royael
Marion Royael Gallery, NY

December 2008
6D Works
IM Gallery, NJ

March 2007
Expressed Mediums
Taller Boricua, NYC

February 2007
Honoring Yemayá: The Goddess of the Ocean
Taller Boricua, NYC

May 2005
“Rock the Arts with the Future Masters”
Hard Rock Café, PR

March 2005
“Just in Time”
Fine Arts Center of Guaynabo, PR

July 2004
Latin-American Artists Encounter
Las Casas Reales Museum, DR

February 2004
Francisco Oller Gallery, PR

January 2004
Hacienda Margarita Hotel, PR

November 2003
Law School of PR, PR

October 2003
Ruth Hernandez House of Culture, PR

October 2002
In the Name of Vieques
Guatibirí Gallery, PR

September 2000
Francisco Oller Gallery, PR

March 1999
Francisco Oller Gallery, PR

September 1998
The Human Body
Francisco Oller Gallery, PR

Art Fairs

September 2021
MeadFest  9/25/21
The Plant 
Pittsboro, NC

PepperFest 9/19/21
The Plant 
Pittsboro, NC

July 2012
Art Hamptons Art Fair
Long Island, NY

December 2008
Art Basel Miami
Miami, FL

November 2008
International Caribbean Art Fair
Manhattan, NYC

September 2008
SH Contemporary
Shanghai, China

November 2007
International Caribbean Art Fair
Manhattan, NYC

February 2005
Fundarem Fundraising Art Fair
Guaynabo, PR


February 2013
Best in Show at People’s Choice Salon Show
Greenpoint Gallery, NYC

November 2009
1st Place at Parking Lot Online Art Competition

October 2002
1st Place at “In the Name of Vieques” Exhibit Competition
Guatibirí Gallery, PR


Summer 2012
Jorge Zeno Art Foundation
Manhattan, NYC


June 2021
JumpstART Grant
Chatham County, NC