Author Archive

Group Exhibition:
The Tipping Point
March 25 – May 25, 2018
Rockland Center for the Arts
27 South Greenbush Road, West Nyack, NY 10994

The Tipping Point: Artists Address Climate Change explores the relationship between nature and humanity, capturing the environmental impacts of human resources. Artists present work that first appears beautiful but, ultimately, reveals damage, transmutation and the decomposed. Tipping Point offers a fresh perspective on critical environmental issues and exemplifies our capacity to understand, adapt and motivate effective action in response to this issue. Artists include J. Henry Fair, David Maisel, Alison Moritsugu, Richard Parrish, Jill Pelto.

Group Exhibition:
October 20 – November 26, 2017
Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498

Opening reception: Saturday, October 21, 4 – 6pm

TERRA is a visual conversation addressing the environmental and sustainability issues facing today’s world community and the immediate personal responsibility belonging to each of us. Eight artists present works which vary widely in presentation but are steadfastly nature-based. Alison Moritsugu’s pair of detailed paintings on large ash log slices depict the subtle signs of the emerald ash borer and provide a compelling narrative on the decline of native species. Artists include Nancy Azara, Edgar Cardenas, Matthew Fasone, Julie Heffernan, Samm Kunce, Ian Laughlin, Iain Machell, and Alison Moritsugu.

Group Exhibition:
Walks with Artists: The Hudson Valley and Beyond

October 7, 2017 – January 21, 2018
Hudson River Museum
Yonkers, New York

For centuries, the Hudson Valley has attracted intrepid artists to explore and depict its natural splendor. Walks with Artists: The Hudson Valley and Beyond examines the key role played by artists in bringing views of nature indoors. Forty paintings and prints from the Museum’s permanent collection from the 19th century to today underscore the centrality of landscape in our thought, then as now. Artists include Thomas Cole, George Innes, Fanny Palmer, George Gardner Symons, Ralph Fasanella, Richard Haas, Richard Mayhew, Alison Moritsugu, Ellen Kozak, and Jack Stuppin.

Saturday, November 4, 2pm
View the exhibition with visual artist Alison Moritsugu, who will offer interpretations of select works from the perspective of her own practice.

Interview with Sam Mowe of The Garrison Institute


Sam Mowe visited my studio in late July. Excerpts from our conversation can be found on The Garrison Institute Blog.

Juxtapoz Magazine: On the Precarious Natural World

My log pieces and paintings are featured on the Juxtapoz website.

Solo Exhibition:
Alison Moritsugu
inconsequence / in consequence


November 12 – December 12, 2015, 2018
Littlejohn Contemporary
New York, New York

Moritsugu’s new work continues her exploration of human interaction with the natural world and with a changing environment. Her works focus on how seemingly small changes in this relationship can have potentially larger implications in the future. The exhibition includes paintings, works on paper, sculpture and wallpapers. The theme in Moritsugu’s current work can be seen as a cautionary tale for our times, confronting how we objectify nature as tourists, commodify the land for its resources, and adversely control and shape the environment to suit our needs. Moritsugu skillfully weaves together art historical tropes with present day environmental concerns to examine our past and present relationship with the land.

Interview with Les Femmes Folles

Les Femmes Folles is a blog about women artists. I talk about my upcoming exhibition at Littlejohn Contemporary and the subtle way feminism plays a role in my work.

GOOD Magazine: Art for a Changing Earth

DJ Pangburn’s insightful article in GOOD Magazine.

Log Paintings Featured on Colossal

Christopher Jobson writes about the concepts behind my work for Colossal.

Log Paintings Featured on Hi-Fructose

My log paintings are featured on the Hi-Fructose website.