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Nationality American
Born b. 1985

Alyssa Fanning

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Alyssa Fanning's work focuses on the strength and fragility of the natural world. With a background in painting and printmaking, Fanning is best known for her drawings, which are highly detailed and mostly small in scale. The intimate works invite close viewing that reveals miniature worlds, illuminating the connection between the microscopic and macroscopic. Delicately rendered through a labor-intensive process, the compositions are meditations on time and inner projections of both the disasters and triumphs of imagined land and mind scapes – personal, cultural and ecological in scope.

Lot number
Artwork: Mountain Bluebird
Alyssa Fanning
Title and Year:
Mountain Bluebird | 2019
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    ALYSSA FANNING: Drawings
    Carlton Hobbs, New York, New York

    ALYSSA FANNING: A Thousand Moons and Suns
    Platform Project Space, Brooklyn, New York


    The Drawing Exchange: Round Six
    Curated by Jay Gaskill, @thedrawingexchange

    From Light to Dark
    Jason McCoy Gallery via Artsy, New York, New York

    Hawks in the Snow
    Hawk Solidarity, @HawkSolidarity

    Respawn the Seeds Worthy of a Life Inside the Earth
    Curated by Mitch Patrick, @Flatlands

    Hot Paper in Support of the ACLU

    Drawing Challenge IV: Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
    Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, New York

    Blue in Green
    Platform Project Space, Brooklyn, New York

    Intimate Immensity and Other Daydreams
    AC Institute, New York, New York

    The Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge, Massachusetts

    Anonymous Drawings
    Galerie Im Kornerpark, Berlin, Germany

    The Nature Lab: An Homage to the RISD Nature Lab and its Founder Edna Lawrence
    LABspace, Hillsdale, New York

    LABspace, Hillsdale, New York

    Somewhere Over the Interconnected Rainbow & Prospero’s Grand St Masque
    Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, New Jersey

    LBIF Montclair University Faculty Exhibition
    Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Loveladies, New Jersey

    TSA New York 2017 Flatfile Program
    Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, New York

    The Expanding Matrix
    SUNY College, Old Westbury, New York

    Casheesh 2017
    Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts

    Handbills of Subversion
    MF Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

    STARK NAKED: Uncovery Bodies, Objects, and the Futility of Desire
    Gallery Kayafas, Boston, Massachusetts

    Juicy: Contemporary Artists Explore Erotica
    Shag Presents, Brooklyn, New York

    Casheesh Twenty Sixteen
    Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts

    What’s In A Landscape, Pratt Institute of Fine Arts Alumni Exhibition
    Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

    Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts

    The New Jersey Fine Arts Annual 2016
    The Noyes Museum of Art, Atlantic City, New Jersey

    Fall Faculty Exhibition
    Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey

    Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, New Jersey

    Earth Dreams
    Eagle Studio, Brooklyn, New York

    Prime Matter
    Tuckningmuseet (The Museum of Drawings), Laholm, Sweden

    Anonymous Drawings
    Galerie Norde, Berlin, Germany; artQ13, Rome, Italy (traveling)

    Casheesh Fifteen
    Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts

    Montclair State University Art & Design Faculty Exhibition
    George Segal Gallery, Montclair, New Jersey

    LABspace, Hillsdale, New York

    Garage Sale
    Buddy Warren Gallery, New York, New York

    Day Drinking
    The Egg, NeoChicago, Chicago, Illinois

    Lucky 7
    Gallery Aferro, Newark, New Jersey

    YEAH, That’s What She SAID
    BabyCastles, New York, New York

    Above and Below I-20
    The Howard Payne University, Brownwood, Texas

    Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, New York

    Prime Matter
    Senaspace, New York, New York

    “Ready or Not” 2014 New Jersey Arts Annual
    Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey

    Shifting Ecologie
    The Painting Center, New York, New York

    New Digs
    Index Art Center, Newark, New Jersey

    Feral Objects
    CREON, New York, New York

    YEAH, That’s What She SAID
    Specials on C, New York, New York

    Heat Chaos Resistance – It’s Time To Live In The Scattered Sun
    Radiator Gallery, Long Island City, New York

    Project Room
    Sometimes (works of art), New York, New York

    Little Things
    View Arts, Old Forge, New York

    “Horse Designed by Committee” MFA Thesis Exhibition
    White Box, New York, New York

    Index Art Center, Newark, New Jersey

    Young Blood
    Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

    CAA New York Area MFA Exhibition
    Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, New York, New York

    Max Fish, New York, New York

    Dialectical Landscapes
    Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey (in conjunction with City Without Walls, Newark, New Jersey)

    Why Did THIS Fox Eat THAT Rabbit?
    131 West 21 Street, New York, New York

    Paper Moon
    Gallery Aferro, Newark, New Jersey

    Mikhail Zakin Gallery, Demarest, New Jersey

    Slow News International
    ARTS at Marks Garage, Honolulu, Hawaii

    Unnatural Acts and Other Illicit Thoughts About Nature
    Broadway Gallery, New York, New York

    5 Dollar Store
    Mortville, Chicago, Illinois

    Metropolitan Memories
    The Brennan Gallery, Jersey City, New Jersey

    “Local Life” NJ Arts Annual
    Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey

    Woman to Woman
    The Brennan Gallery, Jersey City, New Jersey

    Metro 26
    City Without Walls, Newark, New Jersey

    ‘Alyssa E. Fanning: Discovering the Water Works’
    Water Works Conservancy Gallery, Oradell, New Jersey

    Evolution: Structure and Chance
    Bridge Miami, Miami, Florida

    “Human History” Hudson County Arts Annual
    The Brennan Gallery, Jersey City, New Jersey

    Entropic Renovators
    Art Now Fair, New York, New York

    Cosmological Map
    ABC No Rio, New York, New York

    Silent Space Gallery, Kingston, New York

    Metro 25 n
    City Without Walls, Newark, New Jersey

    First National BFA Exhibition
    University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

  • 2012
    Montclair State University
    Master of Fine Arts, Montclair, New Jersey

    Pratt Institute
    Bachelor of Fine Arts (with highest honors), Brooklyn, New York

  • 2012
    Joan Mitchell Foundation Master in Fine Arts Grant Nominee
    Excellence in Painting, Montclair State University, College of Arts and Design

    Master in Fine Arts Fellowship Nominee, Dedalus Foundation

    Outstanding Academic Achievement, Pratt Circle Award, Pratt Institute