Alice Leora Briggs is currently collaborating with Juárez journalist Julián Cardona to create an unhinged graphic glossary of the language of violence in Ciudad Juárez. She received her MA and MFA from University of Iowa and has been awarded fellowships from the Utah Arts Council, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Tulsa Artist Fellowship, and served as a Fulbright Scholar at Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, Slovakia. Her work is included in numerous public collections, including Denver Art Museum, Arkansas Art Center, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Phoenix Art Museum, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, El Paso Museum of Art, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, [De Young], Library of Congress [Rare Books/Special Collections], University of Chicago [Special Collections, Rare Books], Museum of Texas Tech University, University of Oxford, Bodleian Library, Tucson Museum of Art, and Yale University [Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library].
Alice Leora Briggs, Their wooden wings bruising the air, 2016, woodcut with chine collé on Rives BFK and Kitakata paper, edition of 24
Alice Leora Briggs, The listener falls to sleep, 2016, 24"x 21", woodcut with chine collé on Rives BFK and Kitakata paper, edition of 24
Alice Leora Briggs, sometimes in winter, sometimes not, 2016, 21” x 24” woodcut with chine collé on Rives BFK and Kitakata paper edition of 24
Alice Leora Briggs, There is a need for surprise endings, 2016, 24” x 21” woodcut with chine collé on Rives BFK and Kitakata paper edition of 24
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Alice Leora Briggs’ new suite of 12 woodcuts is an homage to Mark Strand, 1990 U.S. Poet Laureate and forms the core of her exhibition titled, The Room.
October 6, 2017 - November 25, 2017
Helen DeVitt Jones Studio Gallery