Group Exhibition:
TERRA
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.
www.woodstockguild.org

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.
www.hrm.org

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.
www.hrm.org/programs

Interview with Sam Mowe of The Garrison Institute

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

Juxtapoz Magazine: On the Precarious Natural World

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

Solo Exhibition:
Alison Moritsugu
inconsequence / in consequence

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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.
www.littlejohncontemporary.com

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.
http://femmesfollesnebraska.tumblr.com/

GOOD Magazine: Art for a Changing Earth

DJ Pangburn’s insightful article in GOOD Magazine.
http://magazine.good.is/

Log Paintings Featured on Colossal

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

Log Paintings Featured on Hi-Fructose

My log paintings are featured on the Hi-Fructose website.
http://hifructose.com

Orion Magazine, September/October 2014 Issue

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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 Magazine is a 30-year-old bimonthly publication about nature, culture and place.

For more information on Orion magazine: https://orionmagazine.org

Group Exhibition:
ego/eco: environmental art for collective consciousness

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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: https://www.amazon.com/EGO-ECO-Environmental-Collective-Consciousness/

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

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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”).

www.sva.edu/events
Catalog: http://public.sva.edu/pmk/