My work explores bodies in flux, bodies departing from expected norms of appearance, shape, and form. I am interested in the moment when bodies willfully depart from the normative and seek out unexpected (and unauthorized) appearances and modes of interaction. My work is chasing a moment when this bodily and psychological deviation opens up a generative space of play, exploration, and resistance to societal mandates.
Alicia DeBrincat is a New York-based artist and writer. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S., including at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center and The Kitchen (New York), Femina Potens Gallery (San Francisco), and La Luz de Jesus Gallery (Los Angeles). She is the recipient of grants from the George Sugarman Foundation and the Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. She has also received funding from the Arts Council of Berkeley, California; Parsons the New School for Design; and The Wassaic Project, where she received a fellowship to be Artist-in-Residence for the month of January 2013.
She is the Founding Editor of ArtFile Magazine, a curated online forum for art and culture, and she serves as Director of the Advisory Board for Fowler Project Space, a non-profit exhibition space in Brooklyn. She was recently awarded participation in Chashama's Studio Space Program at the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park.