alyssa was selected as the Work In Progress resident for the month of July. While unfortunately we weren't able to meet her in the studio, we were excited to host a virtual open studio where alyssa guided us through her work and practice. Watch our interview below, which was recorded on Instagram Live on July 22, 2020.
alyssa denay carter (she/her/hers) is an artist and birth worker. Her care work and creative practice are interrelated in their interrogation of life cycles and uphold modes of self-preservation and interdependency. alyssa’s work examines embodiment and performance of intersecting identities using weaving, fiber arts & integrated printmaking techniques. She weaves skins to be worn, exploring the concept of bodies rooted in spaces and places rooted in bodies—inherited cultural memory—joy, resilience, means of self-preservation, ancestral strength and knowledge. She is in conversation with her own, and others’, identity and the natural and human-made world around her.