At the crossroads between sculpture and architecture, Alison Stigora’s work explores the relationship between man and his environment.
Stigora uses natural materials in her creations, which allow her to express her vision of the world and her conception of time in perpetual motion.
Alison Stigora was born in Philadelphia (USA) in 1982, and earned her degree from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2007. She enjoys the process of confronting the land with the creation of in situ works and large-scale installations, especially in public areas.
She has carried out many projects in the United States, such as in California’s Mojave Desert in 2015 and in the transit areas of Philadelphia International Airport’s west terminal in 2016. She has also travelled abroad to create renowned works in Germany starting in 2009, in the Arte Sella sculpture park in 2016 in Italy, and during her 2017 residency in Iceland.
Although she has held frequent solo exhibitions since 2004, she also particularly enjoys collaborating in group projects with professionals from other fields, such as engineers, architects, dancers, and light designers, in order to offer multi-sensory experiences to the largest possible audience, each specially designed for the location and its context.
In 2012, her work was integrated into the captivating dance show “Beyond the Bones” by the Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers at Philidelphia’s Painted Bride Art Center. The choreography, which has since been revised following its creation in 2002, found a new poetry in its dialogue with Stigora’s delicately arranged wood and branch structures.
Alongside her artistic work, since 2017 Stigora has also taught sculpture, drawing, and 3D animation at Seattle Pacific University.