TEXTILES | Primary media
Penland Affiliation | Penland Core Fellow 2022 – 2024
Artist Information | Studio artist; education: BFA Rhode Island School of Design; residencies: Fiber Artist Fellow at Peter’s Valley School of Craft (NJ)
Artist Statement | I am Alyssa Colon, she/hers. I am a textile artist and industrial designer making through my lens as a mixed-race Latina, post a PWI education from the Rhode Island School of Design. My work is informed by cultural loss in diaspora, criticizes the phenomenon of assimilation, and expresses through material, form, and pattern, the desire to escape human identity altogether. I enjoy learning new kinds of making, mastery, and sharing culture through cuisine.