ALYSSA E. FANNING
b. Teaneck, NJ

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021

ALYSSA FANNING: Drawings, Carlton Hobbs, New York, NY. 

ALYSSA FANNING: A Thousand Moons and Suns, Platform Project Space, Brooklyn, NY. (Catalogue)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021
Quiet Fire, curated by The Drawing Exchange and Far By Wide, Far By Wide.
In Support of Women, curated by Shlomi Rabi, Greenhouse Auctions. 
The Drawing Exchange: Round Six, curated by Jay Gaskill, @thedrawingexchange.
From Light to Dark, Jason McCoy Gallery via Artsy, New York, NY. 
Hawks in the Snow, organized by Hawk Solidarity, @HawkSolidarity.

2020
Respawn the Seeds Worthy of a Life Inside the Earth, curated by Mitch Patrick, @Flatlands.
Hot Paper in Support of the ACLU, GIFC.com
Drawing Challenge IV: Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY.
Flat File, curated by Matthew Bainbridge, PaperView Auction.com
Benefit Auction for the NAACP, curated by Jaqueline Cedar, Good Naked, Brooklyn, NY.
Justice For Casey Goodman Benefit, organized by Julie Torres, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY.

2019
Blue in Green, curated by Alyssa E. Fanning, Platform Project Space, Brooklyn, NY. (Catalogue)
The 2019 Glass House Auction, curated by Scott Drevnig and Isabel Richards, The Glass House, New Canaan, CT. 

2018
Intimate Immensity and Other Daydreams, curated by Monika Sosnowski, AC Institute, New York, NY. 
Ecophilia, curated by Sue Muskat and Phil Knoll, The Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge, MA. 
Anonymous Drawings, curated by Anke Becker, Galerie Im Kornerpark, Berlin, Germany. 
The Nature Lab: An Homage to the RISD Nature Lab and its Founder Edna Lawrence, curated by Eric Wolf, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY. (Catalogue)
TRUE NORTH, curated by Julie Torres, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY. 
Somewhere Over the Interconnected Rainbow & Prospero's Grand St Masque, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ. 
LBIF Montclair University Faculty Exhibition, curated by Carol Nussbaum, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Loveladies, NJ. 
Postcards From the Edge 2018: A Visual Aids Benefit, organized by Visual Aids, Gallery 524, New York, NY. 

2017
TSA New York 2017 Flatfile Program, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY.
The Expanding Matrix, curated by Fred Fleisher, SUNY College at Old Westbury, NY. 
Casheesh 2017, curated by Geoffrey Young, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA. 
Handbills of Subversion, curated by Sara Antoinette Martin, MF Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Postcards from the Edge: A Visual Arts Aid Benefit, hosted by Metro Pictures, New York, NY. 
 
2016
STARK NAKED: Uncovery Bodies, Objects, and the Futility of Desire, curated by Franklin Evans and Robert Moeller, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA.
Juicy: Contemporary Artists Explore Erotica, curated by Peter Dudek and Monika Sosnowski, Shag Presents, Brooklyn, NY. 
Casheesh Twenty Sixteen, curated by Geoffrey Young, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA. 
What's In A Landscape, Pratt Institute Fine Arts Alumni Exhibition, curated by Susan Luss, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
SQUARED, curated by Phil and Sue Knoll, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA.
The New Jersey Fine Arts Annual 2016, curated by Joan Bacharach and Stacy Smith, sponsored by the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Noyes Museum of Art, Atlantic City, NJ.
Fall Faculty Exhibition, organized by Julie Heffernan, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ.
Unframed, curated by Jeremiah Teipen, Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ.
 
2015
Earth Dreams, Eagle Studio, Brooklyn, NY. (Catalogue)
Prime Matter, curated by Zoe Pettijohn Schade, Christopher Schade and Madelyn Herstrom, Tuckningmuseet (The Museum of Drawings), Laholm, Sweden. (Catalogue)
Anonymous Drawings, curated by Anke Benker, Galerie Norde, Berlin, Germany; artQ13, Rome, Italy. (Traveling)
Casheesh Fifteen, curated by Geoffrey Young, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA.
Montclair State University Art & Design Faculty Exhibition, curated by Jack Rasmussen, George Segal Gallery, Montclair, NJ. (Catalogue)
Exquisite, organized by Susan Jennings, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY.
Garage Sale, Buddy Warren Gallery, New York, NY.
Day Drinking, curated by Sara Haymen, The Egg, NeoChicago, Chicago, IL.
Lucky 7, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ. (Catalogue)
YEAH, That’s What She SAID, curated by Tanya Lynn Albrightsen-Frable, BabyCastles, NY, NY.
Above and Below I-20, curated by Christopher Schade, The Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX.
Paperazzi, Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY.
Index Art Center Benefit, invited by Lowell Craig, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ.
 
2014
Prime Matter, curated by Zoe Pettijohn Schade and Christopher Schade, Senaspace, New York, NY.
Ready or Not” 2014 New Jersey Arts Annual, curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado and Shlomit Dror, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ. (Catalogue)
Shifting Ecologies, curated by Marianne Van Lent, The Painting Center, New York, NY.
New Digs, curated by Lowell Craig and Seth Goodwin, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ.
Sixth Annual Gallery Aferro Benefit and Art Party, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ. (Catalogue)
Feral Objects, curated by Peggy Cyphers with Lucio Pozzi, CREON, NY, NY. (Catalogue)
Momenta Art 2014 Spring Benefit, curated by Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY.
YEAH, That's What She SAID, organized by Tanya Frable, Specials on C, New York, NY.
 
2013
Heat Chaos Resistance – It’s Time To Live In The Scattered Sun, Radiator Gallery, Long Island City, NY. (Catalogue)
Project Room, Sometimes (works of art), curated by James Siena, New York, NY.
Little Things, View Arts, Old Forge, NY.
Aferro Benefit Auction, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ. (Catalogue)
 
2012
"Horse Designed by Committee" MFA Thesis Exhibition, curated by Eleanor Heartney, White Box, New York, NY. (Catalogue)
 
2011
SEED BOMB, curated by Alyssa E. Fanning, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ.
Young Blood, curated by Alyssa E. Fanning, Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
CAA New York Area MFA Exhibition, Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, NY, NY.
Flowers, Max Fish, New York, NY.
 
2010
Dialectical Landscapes, curated by Alyssa E. Fanning, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ. (In conjunction with City Without Walls, Newark, NJ)
Why Did THIS Fox Eat THAT Rabbit?, curated by Iain Kerr, 131 West 21 Street, NY, NY.
Paper Moon, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ.  
HOME, curated by Rachael Faillace, Mikhail Zakin Gallery, Demarest, NJ.  
 
2009
Slow News International, curated by Broadthinking, ARTS at Marks Garage, Honolulu,HI.
Unnatural Acts and Other Illicit Thoughts about Nature, curated by Broadthinking, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY.
5 Dollar Store, curated by Sara Heymann, Mortville, Chicago, IL.
Metropolitan Memories, curated by Mara Miller, the Brennan Gallery, Jersey City, NJ.
Local Life" NJ Arts Annual, curated by Ann Aptaker, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ.
OMG Aferro Benefit, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ.
Woman to Woman, curated by Meredith Lippman, the Brennan Gallery, Jersey City, NJ.
Metro 26, juried by Chris Coover, Kathleen Gilrain and Priska Juschka, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ.
 
2008
"Alyssa E. Fanning: Discovering the Water Works" Water Works Conservancy Gallery, Oradell, NJ.
Evolution: Structure and Chance, curated by BROADTHINKING, Bridge Miami, Miami, FL.
Human History" Hudson County Arts Annual, curated by Ann Aptaker, the Brennan Gallery, Jersey City, NJ.
Entropic Renovators, curated by BROADTHINKING, Art Now Fair, New York, NY.
Cosmological Map, curated by BROADTHINKING, ABC No Rio, New York, NY.
 
2007
Multiples, curated by Alyssa Edmee Fanning, Silent Space Gallery, Kingston, NY.
Metro 25, juried by Heather Darcy, Erin Donnelly and Carlo McCormick, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ.
First National BFA Exhibition, juried by Dave Hickey, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. (Catalogue)
 

CURATORIAL

2019-20
Blue in Green Platform Project Space, Brooklyn, NY (Catalogue) 
 
2015
Earth Dreams Eagle Studio, Brooklyn, NY (Catalogue)
 
2013
Heat Chaos Resistance – It’s Time To Live In The Scattered Sun Radiator Gallery, Long Island City, NY (Catalogue)
 
2011
SEED BOMB Index Art Center, Newark, NJ
 
2011
Young Blood Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY  
 
2010
Dialectical Landscapes Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ.
In conjunction with City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
 
2008
Cosmological Map, for the Ides of March ABC No Rio, New York, NY.
Co-curator with BROADTHINKING
 
2007
Multiples Silent Space Gallery, Kingston, NY
Curator with BROADTHINKING


LECTURES AND PANELS

2021

Hudson Presents: Alyssa E. Fanning, Conversations with Contemporary Artists moderated by Michael A. Lee, Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ. 

Alyssa Fanning moderated by Lily Prince, William Paterson University, NJ. 

Pep Talks for Artists: Artists Who Curate moderated by Amy Talluto and Jennifer Coats, Clubhouse. 

Alyssa Fanning: A Thousand Moons and Suns in Conversation with Patrick Neal, hosted by Platform Project Space, Brooklyn, NY. 

2020
Blue in Green Artist Panel co-moderated with artist and writer Patrick Neal. Platform Project Space, Brooklyn, NY.

Alumni Panel for Pratt Professional Practices moderated by Riad Miah. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.

2019
Alyssa E. Fanning and Joey Parlett, The Artists Lecture Series, curated by Zoe Pettijohn Schade, Christopher Schade and Michael Aaron Lee, Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

2016
Studio Arts and Curatorial Practice Special Topics Panel featuring Alyssa E. Fanning, Julie Heffernan and Christopher Schade. Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ.

2015
Earth Dreams Artist Panel moderated by Alyssa E. Fanning. Eagle Studio, Brooklyn, NY. 
 

PUBLISHED WRITING AS AUTHOR

* 2021-2022 Artist Contributor, The Coastal Post, Brooklyn, NY. 
Fanning, Alyssa E., "Patrick Neal", Winter was Hard:  Still/Lives from Lockdown. New York: Platform Project Space, April 2021. Print
Fanning, Alyssa E., "Blue in Green", Blue in Green. New York: Platform Project Space, November 2019. Print
Fanning, Alyssa E., “A Tree In The Forest”, Earth Dreams. New York: Eagle Studio, November 2015. Print
Fanning, Alyssa E., "Geometry Poems on view at Janet Kurnakowski", Greenpointers.com, March 2014. Web
Fanning, Alyssa E., “Christa Maiwald by Alyssa E. Fanning”, BOMB Magazine, February 2014. Web
Fanning, Alyssa E., Heat Chaos Resistance - It's Time To Live In The Scattered Sun. New York: Radiator Gallery. November 2013. Print
          *Archived: Pace Gallery, New York, NY.
Fanning, Alyssa E., "Zoe Pettijohn Schade by Alyssa E. Fanning", BOMB Magazine, August 2013. Web
          *Referenced in, "Now That's Old-School", by Maud Newton, The New York Times Magazine, October  20, 2013
          *Referenced in "Zoe Pettijohn Scade Looks at the Inevitable and Doesn't Blink," Hyperallergic. May 5, 2018 
Fanning, Alyssa E., "On Drawing: A Transatlantic Conversation between Alyssa E. Fanning and Deanna Petherbridge", Resolve40, May 2013. Web
Fanning, Alyssa E., Disaster Off The Hackensack, Artist Monograph. May 2012. Print


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Smith, Casey Jex. "The Drawing Stall Book." Fall 2021. (Forthcoming). 
Serova, Varia. "In Conversation with Alyssa Fanning," Zephry and Maize. October 29, 2021. 
Serova, Varia. "VISUAL ESSAY with Alyssa Fanning," Zephry and Maize. October 11, 2021. 
Serova, Varia. "Studio Visit with ALYSSA FANNING," Zephry and Maize. August 24, 2021. 
Neal, Patrick. "Alyssa Fanning's Ravishing Devastations," Two Coats of Paint. June, 29, 2021.
Butler, Sharon. "Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: June 2021," Two Coats of Paint. June, 9, 2021. * Alyssa Fanning: A Thousand Moons and Suns a recommended exhibition for the month of June by Sharon Butler.
Yaniv, Etty. "In Dialogue with Alyssa Fanning: A Thousand Moons and Suns," Art Spiel. June 3, 2021. 
Neal, Patrick. "Alyssa Fanning's Ravishing Devastations," Alyssa Fanning, Platform Project Space, May, 2021. (Print)
Ehrsam, Anna and Jackson, Katherine. "Uni-verse: Poetry - Prints - Proofs by Visionary Humans," Battery Journal. December 2020. (Print)
Neal, Patrick. "Maeve D'Arcy Paints the Passage of Time," Two Coats of Paint. November 23, 2020.
Neal, Patrick. "Conversation: Eric Wolf talks about his expansive art collection," Two Coats of Paint. May 26, 2020. 
Keeting, Zachary. "Eric Wolf at The Endeavor Foundation, Feb 2020, " Gorky’s Granddaughter. May 5, 2020.
Yaniv, Etty. "Art Spiel in Dialogue with Alyssa E. Fanning on Blue in Green," Art Spiel. December 17, 2019. 
Smeyne, Rebecca. "Spring Honors," The New York Times. June 14, 2019. (Print)
Yau, John. "Zoe Pettijohn Scade Looks at the Inevitable and Doesn't Blink," Hyperallergic. May 5, 2018 
Neal, Patrick. "The Nature Lab," The Nature Lab. Hillsdale: LABspace. March 2018 (Print)
"After the Disaster," by Artist Alyssa Fanning, Booooooom, March 7, 2017
Steinhauer, Jillian. “Last Chance: Earth Dreams,” Hyperallergic. November 24, 2015
Russinof, Anne. “Earth Dreams at Eagle Studio,” Gallery Travels. November 19, 2015
Fanning, Alyssa E., Earth Dreams. New York: Eagle Studio. (Catalogue). November 2015 (Print)
Tuckningmuseet. Prime Matter. Laholm, Sweden: Tuckningmuseet. (Catalogue). September 2015 (Print)
Aranda-Alvarado, Rocio, “NJTP, Exit 15W” and Dror, Shlomit, “Are You Ready”, Ready or Not. Newark: The Newark Museum. (Catalogue). September 2014 (Print)
Bischoff, Dan. “At the Annual”, Jersey artists flash wit – and grit”, The Star-Ledger. June 2014 (Print)
The Painting Center. Shifting Ecologies. New York: The Painting Center. (Catalogue). June 2014 (Print)
Fanning, Alyssa E., Heat Chaos Resistance - It's Time To Live In The Scattered Sun. New York: Radiator Gallery. November 2013 (Print)
Heartney, Eleanor. Horse Designed by Committee, MFA Thesis Exhibition. (Catalogue). May 2012 (Print)
"Spaces in Unexpected Places", Prattfolio: The Magazine of Pratt Institute, Fall/Winter 2009 (Print)
Girard, Tim. "Alyssa Fanning," Art and Architecture of New Jersey, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Spring 2009
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, "About the Artist," Wealth Management Services Quarterly, Cover. Spring, 2009 (Print)


EDUCATION
 
2012 Master of Fine Arts, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
2008 Bachelor of Fine Art, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
With Highest Honors


AWARDS
 
2012 Joan Mitchell Foundation
Master in Fine Arts Grant Nominee        
2012 Montclair State University, College of Art and Design
Excellence in Painting                                
2011 Dedalus Foundation
Master in Fine Arts Fellowship Nominee                             
2007 Pratt Circle Award
Outstanding Academic Achievement
2006-7 Pratt Undergraduate Assistantship
Fine Arts Drawing and Painting Coordinators’ Assistantship    


COLLECTIONS

Carlton Hobbs LLC, New York, NY


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
2014 - present
Courses Taught: Beginning Drawing, Life Drawing, Perceptual Drawing, Intermediate Drawing, Advanced Drawing

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
2017 - present
Courses Taught: Observational Drawing, Figure Drawing, 2D Design: Color and Composition

Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ
2014-17
Courses Taught: Drawing II, Painting II, Watercolor Painting, Experiencing Art, Art History II: Renaissance through Contemporary