Alyssa Clifford
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Alyssa Clifford

Visual Art – Pittsburgh, PA

I was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area and have lived here all my life. The realization that I was an artist occurred on a day I should have been too young to remember; when my mother told me that drawing the shine on an apple and knee-caps on people was something wonderfully unusual. High school is when I got to explore what had been seeding inside of me since I could remember. During these years I also experienced extreme turmoil about myself as a human, a spiritual crisis and revival, as well as exposure to multiple forms of sexual abuse. These are the themes that pump through the veins of my artwork from then until now. Starting as laments, my artwork quickly progressed from a \"why me?\" into a \"why US?\". I enjoy painting and drawing as my main mediums but also explore sculpture and installation artwork. I am a recent graduate of Carlow University with a Bachelors in fine art and am looking to get into a graduate program soon. My life is driven by art and the inspirations life gives me to create it. ...more