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Alyssa Kail
 

Alyssa Kail

Artistic Category Artist
Career Level Emerging
Experienced With Speaking engagements, Leading workshops, Collaboration, Performances, Teaching engagements

My work investigates the dynamics of landscape and the built environment, including its effects on us and the limits of our knowing as thresholds. Rather than presenting a factual reality, a misty illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination.  Grounding in the familiar form of stretched canvas hung on the wall, we understand the painted landscape as imagined portals of the known and unknown.  Employing fiber art techniques presents an element of unfamiliar though ethereal tactile sensibility.

 

Felted Color Fields are one of a kind works of wall art. Inspired by minimalist abstract paintings and the tradition of landscape imagery to decorate our home and workspaces, this series utilizes fiber art techniques such as silk painting and nuno-felting. The titles are derived from the things that I’m researching, reading, and listening to and are inspired by the boundless curiosities of the world and the wonder we can find if we seek it.

My creative practice is fueled by research, materiality, and sustainability: Works include 2D, 3D, and site specific installations.  I specialize in fiber art techniques, but have experience with a wide variety of other skills due to an unrelenting curiosity and necessity in renovating my formerly abandoned home and studio buildings.  Strong entrepreneurial skills have developed in growing Camp Copeland Studio, a home goods design and production studio collaboration with Drew Kail.

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Braddock, Pennsylvania 15104

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Genres

  • Textile
  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Mixed-media
  • Installation
  • Found object
  • Craft

Keywords

  • Abstract
  • Conceptual
  • Fabric
  • Fashion
  • Fiber
  • Light
  • Minimalist
  • Modern
  • Nature
  • Recycling /green
  • Site specific