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Virtual Studio Visit: Alisa Sikelianos-Carter

October 29, 2020

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm



Join Pelham Art Center for a virtual studio visit with Alisa Sikelianos-Carter 

Alisa Sikelianos-Carter is a mixed media visual artist working in Upstate New York. Sikelianos-Carter has been awarded residencies at The Millay Colony for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, The Wassaic Project, Yaddo and will begin a year long fellowship at NXTHVN in New Haven, CT starting January 2020. . Her recent exhibitions include group shows at The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY and The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY. She has exhibited Nationally at Collar Works, Troy, NY; Wa Na Wari Gallery, Seattle; Paradice Palase, Brooklyn; Ori Gallery, Portland, OR; Iridian Gallery, Richmond, VA; Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA and White Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, OR. She earned her BA and MA from SUNY Albany in Painting and Drawing.

Sikelianos-Carter asserts that Black features are a manifestation of a sacred and divine technology that have served as a means of survival, both physically and metaphysically. She envisions a cosmically luminous world that celebrates and pays homage to ancestral majesty, power and aesthetics.

Inspired by traditionally Black hairstyles, Sikelianos-Carter uses web and catalogue sourced images to construct new archetypes. With her opulent, large-scale paintings she is creating a mythology that is centered on Black resistance and utilizes the body as a sight of alchemy and divinity.



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