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DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY

ARTIST:
Alissa Siegal

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Alissa Siegal is a working artist and arts educator.

She uses detailed drawing and spontaneous color to evoke and explore the natural world in her own & collaborative work.

From 2017 through 2019, she created and led a visual arts program at a public charter middle school in Stamford CT. She continues to work with former students as teacher, mentor, and collaborator. During the shutdown, Alissa painted a 110’ public walkway at the entrance to Stamford Hospital’s Bennett Cancer Center. The experience of installing the mural was so powerful that she is now committed to producing community based public art installations. She recently partnered with the non-profit RiseUP for Arts to found Stamford Murals, a public art education and creation program that brings together working artists and students.

Alissa has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, an MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art, is a past National Parks Artist in Residence, & a member of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County. She spent a year living in Rome and another in the USVI, making art. Her work is realistic, colorful, and nature based. Her art is in private and public collections in the US, Europe, & Canada, and can be seen at alissasiegal.com and on Instagram.

See a short film about Stamford Murals’ first public art installation here.