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 alyssa, she/they (b. 1996)

I am a multidisciplinary weaver, herbalist and birth worker.

I weave skins to be worn (and shed) exploring the concept of bodies rooted in spaces and places rooted in bodies. I drive my practice through joy, resilience, & inherited cultural memory. Using weaving, fiber arts and printmaking techniques I strive to create vessels for introspection, reflection, and transformation.

Through performance and documentation, I investigate the process of becoming, unbecoming, and rebecoming. 

How might our bodies be our maps, guiding us into closer relation with our ancestry? 

How might our bodies be portals for transformation? 

How might our bodies be ours?

My creative practice and my care practice are one--each interrelated in their honoring of life cycles and upholding modes of self-preservation and interdependency.

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curriculum vitae

alyssa denay carter (b. 1996, US)

Exhibitions and Performances

2020 next life, Dreaming, Flux Factory, Long Island City

2018 tender headed: a priori forms of intuition, Packard Hall, Colorado Springs

2018 Dansix: Emerge, Kathryn Morhman Theatre, Colorado Springs

2017 Reclaiming Rosas, Cornerstone Arts Center, Colorado Springs

2016 Fiber and Clay, Beau, Cameroon

2016 Sloppy Joans, Weber St, Colorado Springs

2015 Night of Black Arts, Bemis Great Hall, Colorado Springs

 

In Print

2021 Bodies Issue, Bodies in Transformation. Creatures Magazine.

2021 Social Distancing Studio Visits. Caroline Kipp 

2019 Fast Fashion/Slow Art, alyssa carter. Good Trouble Magazine. 

2018 Wakanda Forever: Anticolonialism as Sustainable Technology, Nia Abram. terraincognita. 

2018/17 Cipher Magazine

2018/17 Leviathan Magazine

2017/16 Harlot: A Feminist Zine

 

Awards and Grants

2020 Artist in Residence, Pancake House

2020 Nobody's Fashion Week Resident, Flux Factory

2020 Work in Progress Residency, Textile Arts Center

2018 Venture Grant, Resilience and Reclamation in Cameroonian Textile, travel to study cloth as an alternative historical text

2017 Grant awarded by Colorado College Art Dept to study at Anderson Ranch

Teaching

2019 Weaving instructor at Make Workshop, Gowanus

2016-2018 Weaving and Fiber Arts Adjunct Instructor at Colorado College

 

Apprenticeship

2016 Weaving under Paul Toma and Mama Jackie

2016 Painting under Max Lyonga

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