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Texas-based textile artist Alisa Banks uses fiber and found materials to create everything from sculptural books to textile collages to multi-media pieces. Her works address identity politics and have been exhibited in Canada, Africa, Asia, Europe, and throughout the US, and are housed in several private and public collections, including the Smithsonian Institution, the US Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library. Join us for an interview with Alisa, streamed live right here on our website! We will discuss themes of identity and race prevalent in her work, learn more about her methods, and share Alisa’s Fiber Story!
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Alisa is a visual artist who is intrigued by the layered meanings of “home.” She works in multiple media, often featuring textile and fiber manipulative processes such as embroidery, sewing, twisting, and tying. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa and throughout the US, and has been placed in numerous private and public collections, including the Smithsonian Institution, the New York Public Library, and the United States Library of Congress. Alisa is an exhibiting artist with the Art in Embassies program of the United States State Department. Alisa received her BS in Medical Technology from Oklahoma State University and her MFA in Art from Texas Woman’s University. She lives in Dallas, TX.