about + contact
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.
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
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
2019 Weaving instructor at Make Workshop, Gowanus
2016-2018 Weaving and Fiber Arts Adjunct Instructor at Colorado College
2016 Weaving under Paul Toma and Mama Jackie
2016 Painting under Max Lyonga