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Bio

Alanna's narratives are founded on ethereality and metacognition. Her immediate affinity for symbols that are universally regarded as “spiritual” has grown into a collection in which key through lines can be drawn between most combinations of images. Such themes include partnership as a reflection of self, blinding sun bursts, the full color spectrum, dreams, flight, and contradicting philosophies. She also believes strongly in the role of text in enhancing artistic cohesion, using poetic lines to help herself realize which existential themes she's been considering and why the photos relate to them.

Composing aesthetics for musicians and conducting interviews are beloved subgenres of Alanna’s practice as well.

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Education

2017 - 2021

SUNY New Paltz

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Minor in Art Studio

Spring 2020

Victoria University of Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand (partially remote)

 

b. 1999

NY

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Exhibitions

2022

Congruence solo show, Conscious Fork / Warwick, NY

2021

Craft x Craft  group show, The Drowned Lands / Warwick, NY

Under 30 group show, Art Society of Kingston / Kingston, NY

2021 Favorite Photograph Exhibition, Lenscratch / online

Sonder group show, PhotoXCollective / online

2019

Imperatively Light joint show with artist Melissa Spiegel,

Milkweed / Sugar Loaf, NY ​

2018

Primavera

Caffe a la Mode / Warwick, NY (with Barbara Sklar Studios)

2016

20 Day Dream

Warwick, NY (with Barbara Sklar Studios)

2014

Awake, My Soul

Tuscan Cafe / Warwick, NY (with Barbara Sklar Studios)

Highlights

 

"Meet the Artist", CPW

 

Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2024: Music Driven

 

30 artists under 30 in the Hudson Valley,  Times Union

My friend Alex Zine

 

Moonsoaked, Cumulus Photo x Fifth Wheel Press

Hazey, Fifth Wheel Press

. . .and all was illuminated, Celebrate845

2022 Calendar collaboration, Fifth Wheel Press

Roots, Clemetine Magazine Issue 01

Touch, Clementine Magazine Issue 02

Relevant Work Experience

Spring 2022

Gallery Coordinator - Conscious Fork

Warwick, NY

Summer 2023

Product Photographer  - Silver and Gold Emporium

Waldwick, NJ

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Quiet air about you, yes,
but—
Blooming with cool tones blues and greens
in lightnings of thought,

growing in the greenhouse of a soul
only a dozen lives away from nirvana:

the divine conclusion to the color palette,
the last stop on the railroad of rainbowisms.

That left some bug in your eye,
inclined to document magic and magic only.

Your Canon is a butterfly net of the real,
catch, catch! the wings and antennae of the world.

Image and poem by Matt Moment

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