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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

ALISON SPAIN

ALISON SPAIN

Artist Work

Rain in Estadio Azteca II
2010
Oil on Board
37" x 24"
Cherry Blossoms
2010
Charcoal on Paper
70" x 33.5"
Cherry Blossom Tree
2010
Charcoal on Paper
44" x 36"
Kgoyom
July 2008
Latex & Oil on Canvas
11.5 feet x 25.5 feet
Kimono
2010
Ink on Kimono Wrapping Paper
50" x 60"

Artist Information

County
Anne Arundel County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

My work abstracts the landscape as a way to explore the interaction between people, place, and moment. I "use" landscape for my own purposes as a way to understand relationships in the world around me. In particular, I am interested in peoples' connection to the land around them and how that informs their visions of themselves, their communities, and culture. I am currently looking at natural resources and how their extraction changes a landscape and community. I am interested in collaborating with other artists as well as with persons in completely different fields. I am presently studying landscape architecture and interested in moving my work into the public realm. I have done some installation work in México and looking to explore more public, site based work in the future. I speak fluent Spanish and passable French and enjoy connecting with artists from outside of the U.S.

Artist Bio

Alison Spain was born in Buffalo, NY in 1974. She studied at the Evergreen State College and Montana State University, where she received her Master's in Fine Art (Painting & drawing) in 2004. In 2006 she returned from a year-long Fulbright fellowship in México, where she explored the impacts of globalization through art making and collaboration. She has taught art at Montana State, George Mason University, Prescott College, Arlington Art Center, CESIK Indigenous School (Puebla, Mexico) and worked as a consultant for D.C. non-profit Life Pieces to Masterpieces.