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Alicia Ross

Studio Building
Studio Interior
Studio Location
In the Wake, 46 h x 26 w in, Embroidery on Linen, 2016
Faking Impenitence, 24 h x 42 w in, Embroidery on Linen, 2016
Side Stitch, 30 h x 36 w in, Embroidery on Linen, 2016
Succumb, 46 h x 36 w in, Embroidery on Linen, 2016
Fastener, 42 h x 26 w in, Embroidery on Cotton, 2016
Artist's Statement

NOTE: I am currently working outside of Cleveland, but my work is is CURRENTLY ON VIEW IN BROOKLYN until October 23, 2016. I truly appreciate your consideration.

“The Distress of Uncertainty” (2016) series explores themes of neurosis relating to the physical body and its connection to identity and sexuality. Conflict between external societal pressures and internal dialog, visually manifest into deconstructed female nude figures made up of thread and fabric. A flesh and skin-toned palette of stitched fibers presented on canvas embraces an intersection between hand-made domestic object and figurative painting.

Individual female nude images are curated from online locales and then translated into embroideries comprised of stitches resembling skin, veins and tissue. Removed from their original context, these dislocated bodies are manipulated and abstracted into various states of fragmentation.


Alicia Ross's work explores various aspects of female identity using photography, fiber, video, and installation.

Born in Medina, Ohio, USA in 1981, Alicia Ross received a BA with a double major in studio and art education from Baldwin Wallace College (2003) and an MFA in photography/imaging arts from Rochester Institute of Technology (2007). Ross has served as adjunct faculty at several universities teaching photography and graphic design.

Both Ross's NYC debut exhibition Sacred_Profane as well as her sophomore show Hot Mess, received positive attention including being named "Critics' Picks" by New York Magazine (2008, 2010). Ross's work has been published in Flash Art Magazine (International Edition), the Art21 Blog, the Guardian UK, the Village Voice, New York Magazine and the Huffington Post, among others. Her work continues to appear at art fairs such as Pulse NYC, and Pulse Miami.