ALYSSA E. FANNING
alyssaefanning@gmail.com
 
EDUCATION
 
2012 Master of Fine Arts, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
2008 Bachelor of Fine Art, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
With Highest Honors
 
SELECT EXHIBITIONS  

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. 
Handbills of Subversion, curated by Sara Antoinette Martin, MF Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Postcards from the Edge - A Visual Arts Aid, hosted by Metro Pictures, New York, NY. 
 
2016
Casheesh Twenty Sixteen, curated by Geoffrey Young, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA. 
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. 
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.
Solo exhibition
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)
 
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     
 
PANELS
2016
Studio Arts and Curatorial Practice Special Topics Panel with Julie Heffernan and Christopher Schade. Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ.
2015
Earth Dreams Artist Panel with Sarah Walker, Gary Petersen, Eric Wolf, Monika Sosnowski, and Michael A. Lee. Moderated by Alyssa E. Fanning. Eagle Studio, Brooklyn, NY.
 
CURATORIAL
 
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
 
 
PUBLISHED WRITING AS AUTHOR
 
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, BOMB Site, 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, BOMB Site, August 2013. Web
          *Referenced in, "Now That's Old-School", by Maud Newton, The New York Times Magazine, October  20, 2013
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
 
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
Tuckningmuseet. Prime Matter. Laholm, Sweden: Tuckningmuseet. (Catalogue). September 2015
Gallery Aferro.Lucky 7. Newark: Gallery Aferro. (Catalogue). June 2015
Aranda-Alvarado, Rocio, “NJTP, Exit 15W” and Dror, Shlomit, “Are You Ready”, Ready or Not. Newark: The Newark Museum. (Catalogue). September 2014
Bischoff, Dan. “At the Annual”, Jersey artists flash wit – and grit”, The Star-Ledger. June 2014
The Painting Center. Shifting Ecologies. New York: The Painting Center. (Catalogue). June 2014
Fanning, Alyssa E., Heat Chaos Resistance – It’s Time To Live In The Scattered Sun. New York: Radiator Gallery. November. (Catalogue). November 2013
Heartney, Eleanor. Horse Designed by Committee, MFA Thesis Exhibition. (Catalogue). May 2012
"Spaces in Unexpected Places", Prattfolio: The Magazine of Pratt Institute, Fall/Winter 2009
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
Yung, Susan L. "BROADTHINKING: Unnatural Acts", NY Arts Magazine, January 2009
 

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