Born in Burlington/USA in 1986.
Wilder Alison is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York/USA. Engaging with visual media and language gleaned largely from authorless sources, Alison’s work elaborates how pairing texts and images can subtly subvert – rather than encourage – the production of discrete identifications and narrative coherence. Alison deploys variations on this strategy – through painting, screen-printing, textiles, and music – to frame contemporary questions about labor, madness, gender, and sexuality. Alison also performs in collaboration with psychoanalyst and musician Monroe Street as N0 ST0NES.
Alison is a 2009 graduate of Bard College and a 2016 graduate of the Bard MFA Painting program in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. In recent years, Alison has exhibited work in New York with 247365, Rachel Uffner, CUE Foundation, Primetime, and Garden Party Arts, among others. Recent solo shows include $PLIT $UBJECT at Marlboro College, and new wools at the Hudson D. Walker Gallery in Provincetown/USA. In November 2019, Alison presented a solo show, Slit Subjects, at White Columns in New York.
Alison was a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, in 2016/2017 and 2018/2019, and has also participated in residencies at the Lighthouse Works, Fire Island Artist Residency, and Lower East Side Printshop (New York and environs). Alison was in residence at Triangle France in Marseille/France in early 2020.