Artist Profile

Alexander Califournia

Medium: Painting

Description:  Oil & Acrylic Figure and Portrait Paintings

Price Range:  From $250-$1000

Alexander Califournia

Medium: Painting

Description:  Oil & Acrylic Figure and Portrait Paintings

Price Range:  From $250-$1000

Candy Pools
24 x 24"

Costa Mesa
24 x 24"

Centinela, 24x24" $500

Live by Love, 24x24" $650


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Alex Ranniello is a painter based in Bloomfield, CT. His forte is portraiture and figure paintings in oils. His paintings embody the high spirits of summertime, reflecting the human spirit through bright luminous color palettes and gestural brushstrokes to paint cheerful, tropical, and warm summer scenes. In his oil paintings, Ranniello seeks to initiate classic summertime scenes by staging his own pool and beach photoshoots to paint from. The titles are derivative of the many cities and landmarks of California and the West Coast.

Additionally in his studio practice, Ranniello does privately commissioned work in colored pencils, inks & watercolors, pastels, and charcoals. He also paints publicly commissioned murals across Connecticut. His work is influenced by greats of 20th century painting; Wayne Thiebaud, David Hockney, and Richard Diebenkorn. He also channels today’s working painters from the SoCal and Bay Area such as Danny Heller and Eric Nash.

Bernardino, 24x36" $650

To see more of Alex's artwork, go to his website at
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Mimosas, 24x24" $500 God Bless America, 24x24" $500 Peachy Keen, 24x24" $500


Leap of Faith, 24x36"

Ranniello received his BFA in Painting & Drawing from Hartford Art School (‘17) and completed his Masters from The University of Hartford (‘21). Aside from his artistic studio practice, his involvement in his community has been multifaceted and highly widespread across Connecticut. In just a short four year span, he has served as an arts program administrator, gallery assistant manager, workshop assistant, curator, guest visiting artist, event team manager, juror, and above all, an advocate for the arts.

Things Are Looking Up, 24x36" $650

In 2017, he began serving as a workshop assistant at Wethersfield Academy for the Arts. In 2018, he completed his Single Artist Residency at A.I.R. Studio Paducah (Paducah, KY) and co-founded GoingPlaces Art Collective, a Connecticut based arts advocacy group. In the past three years, his work has been showcased in over 20 shows including 3 solo exhibitions across Connecticut. Additionally, Alex has been a juror for the Regional Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards in Connecticut and in 2019 he served as a visiting Artist in Manchester Community College’s Art program. At West Hartford Art League, he was the 2nd place prize winner of The CT+6 Regional juried exhibition (2018) and a 3rd place prize winner in the 30th Annual National Arts Program’s Exhibit here in Connecticut (2021). Since 2018, he served as the Assistant Gallery Manager at Stockman Gallery in New Britain, and (in 2020) he also worked as an Arts Administrator for Connecticut’s Office of the Arts. He has been a part of multiple public mural projects and initiatives across Connecticut including The Hartford Paints The City Project, The Black Lives Matter mural (RiseUP community group), Downtown Hartford’s 5 x 5 Mural initiative, The Meriden Humane Society mural project, The SoDo Mural project, and The Constitution Plaza Barbershop mural project, and many more numerous initiatives.

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Splash O' Sun
24 x 36" $650
Summer Bummer
30x40" $750
House of the Rising Sun
18x24" N/A
I Like America & America Likes Me
30x40" $650

To see more of Alex's artwork, go to his website at
Follow Alex on Facebook at and Instagram at @abranniello

For purchase, FAQ Inquiries, or commissions, Email

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