Art and Art History
Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art
Department: Art and Art History
Building: ARC 105
- B.F.A., University of Colorado Boulder
M.F.A., University of Colorado Boulder
Alanna Austin received her MFA at the University of Colorado Boulder in printmaking
in 2022, her BFA emphasizing in printmaking, a BA in Anthropology with a minor in
art history from the University of Colorado in 2018. Austin is the founder of the
Western Printmaking Alliance that acts as a conference for artists to come together on a digital platform once
every other year to discuss work and innovative techniques. Austin is the current Mid America Print Council Archivist for 2020-2022 as well as one of the two co-editors for the MAPC Art Journal.
She is going to be speaking in the Spring of 2023 in New York City at the CAA conference
as the chair of the panel, “Building Community Through the Collective Marks.” Her
work has been displayed across nationally in galleries across with recent exhibitions
in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Madison, Wisconsin, and internationally at the ArtSpace in Melbourne,
Australia. Austin’s work is in archives spanning the United States such as Norlin
Special Collection in Boulder, Colorado, Matrix Press in Montana, and more and participated
in international portfolio exchanges including artists from Australia, New Zealand,
Ireland and more.
My work follows the concept of emotions tied to memory and the effects in the long-term storage of the memories as well as the shaping of identity.
Much of the imagery I create is engaging with specific moments that carry with me as I dissect the people and the world around me. This includes the importance of family history and community within my work as well as the environment and my own memories with my surroundings.