Alyssa D'Anna

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Artwork
Sleeping in Soap Bubbles, 36x48"
The City Looks Better from the Suburbs, 36x60"
Where Have All The Hooligans Gone?!, 36x48"
That time I brought shame to the American people by eating pfeffeneusse in February, 36x48"
Cucciaio, 24x72"
Alyssa
D'Anna
Artist's Statement

I am invigorated by a lack of a plan, and go into a new painting armed with little more than house paint, a vague sense of place, and a relentless love of color. I am reckless and impulsive. I spill paint and get messy. I am inspired by the erratic, the accidental, and the possibility of predicating the unpredictable. My work features a heavy presence of drips, and splatters, and I am interested in mark-making techniques that stray from the traditional confines of the paintbrush. From dropping paint-laden strings from a chair, to sending super balls flying across the canvas, I believe experimentations and unusual motions like these capture both the energy of the artist and unpredictable world around me. I am invigorated by a lack of a plan, and go into a new painting armed with little more than house paint, a vague sense of place, and a relentless love of color.

Bio/Resume

I'm a 23-year-old artist residing in Queens, NY. I spend much of my time covering both my canvasses and myself in paint, at about a 70:30 ratio.

I studied painting at SUNY Geneseo, in Western New York, whose winters are so cold and gray that painting with as many colors as possible became as essential to survival as a warm winter coat.

Now, living and painting in New York City, color remains at the heart of my work, a reflection of that kaleidoscopic vision that comes from staring too long with softly-focused eyes out of 7 Train windows.

When not painting, I work as a freelance designer and aerial photographer.

www.alyssadanna.com