Alyssa Fanning was born 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; Teckningsmuseet, Laholm, Sweden, and Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, among others.  Her curatorial projects include exhibitions at ABC No Rio, New York, NY; Eagle Studio, Brooklyn, NY; and Radiator Gallery, Queens, NY. 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. She has been published in Battery Journal, BOMB MagazineHyperallergic, Two Coats of Paint and most recently in The Drawing Stall Vol. I, an international survey of contemporary drawers. The artist is an East Coast Artist Contributor for The Coastal Post, Brooklyn, NY. Fanning teaches drawing and design at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ and Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. In 2022 Fanning received the Distinguished Teaching Faculty Award at Stevens Institute of Technology.