I am a multidisciplinary artist working in fibers, painting, drawing, photography, and installation. In 2019, I received an MFA in 2-Dimensional studies from Bowling Green State University. I studied the ability for fiber art to be an apparatus for voice and how we can gain knowledge through the process of making, performance art and performativity, and the communicative power of art which can link generations and cultures. I currently work at the Duluth Art Institute as the Community Engagement and Development Manager.

In addition to my professional studio practice, I am an art educator passionate about bringing communities together through art experiences. I am particularly compelled to bring accessible arts learning opportunities to people of all backgrounds and I believe everyone should have access to enriching and meaningful art experiences. For this reason, I am always eager to partner with organizations and schools as well as independent artists to write grants and create accessible arts learning opportunities which can bring communities together through the arts.

 

Finally, though I am an artist and educator by trade, but I am passionate about photography and web design, too. The technology, connectivity, and pace of 2020 allows for someone like me to have the freedom to do it all, and I am so grateful I don’t have to pick a lane. Being flexible and multi-passionate allows my heart for service to thrive! I love working with people to make their creative visions come to life in a variety of ways. Below you’ll find the three other aspects of my creative journey, MNagerie Craft, photography, and freelance design. I’m so excited you are here, and I can’t wait to connect!

All images are property of Alyssa J. Swanson. 

 

AJSCREATIVE. 2020.