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. The artist had a solo exhibition of drawings at Platform Project Space, Brooklyn, NY, June through July of 2021 and at Carlton Hobbs, New York, NY this fall. She has been published in Battery Journal, BOMB Magazine, Hyperallergic, Two Coats of Paint and Zephyr and Maize, and is a 2021/22 Artist Contributor for The Coastal Post. Fanning is an adjunct professor of drawing and design at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ and Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken.