Alicia Taylor-Austin is a visual artist whose studio and research practice engages with material as metaphor. Compelled by a desire to transform material by hand, her work explores methods in print media, book arts, painting, drawing, photography, design, video and sculpture. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Studio Art, Printmaking at Roberts Wesleyan College and a Masters in Fine Art in Visual Studies with a certificate in Arts Management from the Visual Studies Workshop in association with the State University of New York at Brockport. Currently residing in Western New York, she is an Assistant Professor of Art in Print Media and Drawing and Director of Exhibitions at the Ortlip Gallery at Houghton College.
In order to develop reciprocal relationships, I make objects and images. I'm interested in the cyclic patterns in motion on the earth and inside of the human body. I immerse myself in a diaolog with natural materials to explore connections between ecological and physioogical systems and their elements as I develop a framework for productive interaction. The practice of drawing is an essential component of my life and work.