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
Littlejohn Contemporary
547 West 27 Street, Suite 207
New York, NY 10001


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.
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My 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 some of the concepts behind my work for the Colossal website.

Nice Mention in Hi-Fructose

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

Orion magazine, September/October 2014 Issue


Two log paintings The Approaching Storm and Tall Sassafras Slice I are featured in Orion magazine’s September/October issue which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. My paintings accompany an article by Jordan Fisher Smith titled “The Wilderness Paradox” which questions if the notion of wilderness means untouched by humans. Orion is a 30-year-old bimonthly publication about nature, culture and place.

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ego/eco: environmental art for collective consciousness


August 31 – October 4, 2013

Nicholas and Lee Begovich Gallery
California State University, Fullerton, CA

“Disconnect between real actions and real-time becomes increasingly evident in our fast-paced, technologically saturated urban environments. Selected artworks in ego/eco: environmental art for collective consciousness aim to confront traditional notions of “spectatorship,” promoting involvement over complacency through the inclusion of engaged public art practices and environmental art conveying a collective call to action. Juxtapositions of mediums, content, scale, forced perspectives and changes in cadence and flow will encourage viewers to become both physically and psychologically aware of their own roles as “spectators”—symbolic of a greater need for action and social reform in the pursuit of sustainability.”
– Allison Town & Emily Tyler, curators

Catalog available on Amazon:

The Pond, the Mirror, the Kaleidoscope:
Contemporary Figuration Through a Symbolist Lens


August 20 – September 14, 2013

Visual Arts Gallery
School of Visual Arts, New York
Curated by Thomas Woodruff

The Pond, the Mirror, the Kaleidoscope is an exhibition of emerging and established artists who graduated from SVA and are working in the Symbolist tradition. These “neo-Symbolists” make mythological and dreamlike pictures that challenge prevailing assumptions about narrative, subjectivity and figurative painting itself. As the exhibition title suggests, subjects may be environmental (“the pond”), societal and cultural (“the mirror”), or a post-apocalyptic, futuristic mash-up (“the kaleidoscope”).

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