Alyssa Fanning was born in 1985 in Teaneck, NJ. A graduate of Pratt Institute (BFA) and Montclair State University (MFA), Fanning has exhibited at AC Institute, New York, NY; the Glass House, New Canaan, CT; Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, Platform x David Zwirner, New York, NY; and Teckningsmuseet, Laholm, Sweden, among others. Recent solo exhibitions by the artist include A Thousand Moons and Suns at Platform Project Space, Brooklyn, NY and Alyssa Fanning: Drawings at Carlton Hobbs, New York, NY. Fanning will present a new body of work this June in the two-person exhibition, Alyssa Fanning & Kristin Cronic, at Pocket Utopia Gallery, New York, NY. She has been published in Battery Journal, BOMB Magazine, Hyperallergic, Peer Review, and Two Coats of Paint. Her curatorial projects include exhibitions at ABC No Rio, New York, NY; Eagle Studio, Brooklyn, NY; and Radiator Gallery, Queens, NY. In 2024 she launched the artist lecture series, Show&Tell Art Talks, with artists Michael Aaron Lee and Patrick Neal, in Long Island City, NY. Fanning teaches drawing and design at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ and Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. In 2022 she received the Distinguished Teaching Faculty Award at Stevens Institute of Technology. Fanning is represented by Good Naked Gallery, New York, NY.