Alisa Sikelianos-Carter (b. 1983) is a mixed-media painter from Boynton Beach. She currently lives and works in New York, USA. Sikelianos-Carter earned her BA in Painting and Drawing from The State University of New York at Albany in 2015, followed by MA in 2017. Alisa Sikelianos-Carter creates large-scale paintings in which she envisions a mythology that is centered on Black resistance and utilizes the body as a sight of alchemy and divinity. Inspired by traditionally Black hairstyles, Sikelianos-Carter uses web and catalogue sourced images to construct new archetypes.
Solo exhibitions include a show in 2021, at Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady, New York, USA as well as will take part in WABI-SABI group show at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK.
Group exhibitions include MAKING MARKS | Figural Identity, transfiguration, and receptive tactility, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (2021); Beasts Like Me: Feminism and Fantasy, Bronx Art Space, Bronx, NY (2020); Engage: Artists in Visual Dialogue, Esther Massry Gallery, Saint Rose College, Albany, NY (2020); Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond, Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (2020); Domestic Brutes, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY (2020); In Place of Now, Opalka Gallery, Albany, NY (2019); Mohawk Hudson Regional, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY (2019); Serious Sparkle, Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (2019); Spirit Fingers and Jazz Hands, Iridian Gallery, Richmond, VA (2018); Thrive, Harriet Tubman Gallery, Boston, MA (2018).
Highlights and Collections
In 2018 the artist was awarded residence at Vermont Studio Center, followed by Albany Center Gallery Juror’s Award in 2019 and The Millay Colony for the Arts, The Wassaic Project and Yaddo in the same year. Sikelianos-Carter is a current NXTHVN studio fellow in New Haven, USA.