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Aliza Lelah
updated: 04/19/2011
website: www.alizalelah.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Only passing through
Installation Shot
May, she will stay
Hey, I've got nothing to do today but smile
Remember everything I told you
The Harbinger of Spring?
Drowning brother (I saved him)
DETAIL Drowning brother (I saved him)
Nia
A lifetime rehersal
Installation shot undone
Before the party dress
Of juniper and lamplight
Afternoon
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  childhood, figurative, memory, narrative, portraiture
 
 
Only passing through by Aliza Lelah
Only passing through
hand stitched recycled fabric
2011
37 " x  19 " 
Installation Shot by Aliza Lelah
Installation Shot
hand/machine stitched recycled fabric
2008
Dimensions variable
May, she will stay by Aliza Lelah
May, she will stay
hand/machine stitched recycled fabric, charcoal
2009
32 " x  27 " 
Hey, I've got nothing to do today but smile by Aliza Lelah
Hey, I've got nothing to do today but smile
machine/hand stitched recycled fabric, charcoal
2009
40 " x  28 " 
Remember everything I told you by Aliza Lelah
Remember everything I told you
hand stitched recycled fabric
2008
29" x  20" 
The Harbinger of Spring? by Aliza Lelah
The Harbinger of Spring?
hand stitched recycled fabric
2011
25 " x  26 " 
Drowning brother (I saved him) by Aliza Lelah
Drowning brother (I saved him)
hand stitched recycled fabric
2008
36" x  18" 
DETAIL Drowning brother (I saved him) by Aliza Lelah
DETAIL Drowning brother (I saved him)
hand stitched recycled fabric
2008
36" x  18" 
Nia by Aliza Lelah
Nia
machine stitched recycled fabric
2008
33" x  37" 
A lifetime rehersal by Aliza Lelah
A lifetime rehersal
hand recycled fabric
2008
12 " x  24 " 
Installation shot undone by Aliza Lelah
Installation shot undone
hand/machine stitched recycled fabric
2009
Dimensions variable
Before the party dress by Aliza Lelah
Before the party dress
hand stitched recycled fabric
2008
36 " x  22 " 
Of juniper and lamplight by Aliza Lelah
Of juniper and lamplight
machine/hand stitched recycled fabric, charcoal
2009
29 " x  35 " 
Afternoon by Aliza Lelah
Afternoon
hand/machine stitched recycled fabric
2008
26 " x  22 " 

Artist Statement

The reinvention and recreation of remembered imagery is made present through recycled fabric, my pigment, and stitching, my binding medium.

 

In my work time is a non-linear event which is given life by both the figurative images derived from found photographs, and captured memories of past events from my own childhood. Stories blossom from this relationship.

 

Old photographs reveal evidence of a past presence. They are records of historical details once a part of everyday life that are visually lost without their recovery in the snapshots. The worn fabrics belong to the same language of experience, exposing the value of memory for the present, in layers of existence.

 

This work investigates the transformation from contemporary society into tangible recollections. The transcription from time into space and in time from past into present recalls the treasury of remembrance.

 

Artist Bio / CV

Aliza Lelah

alizalelah@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

 

2007, MFA Painting ,Savannah College of Art and Design                   

2004, BA Studio Art, The University of Vermont                                

2002-03 , Studio Art Centers International                        Florence, Italy           

SELECTED GRANTS/HONORS

2009        Artist Grant, Artist Fellowship, New York

2008        Artist Fellowship, DC Government on the Arts and Humanities, Washington DC           

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

              

2010        Leftover Pieces, Anne Kitrell Gallery, Fayetteville, AR

2009         Of juniper and lamplight, Mavris Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

   Undone, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA

2008         Aliza Lelah and Lauren Dicciocio (*two person show) Jack Fischer Gallery,

San Francisco, CA

               Recycled Remnants, Austin Homespa, Austin, TX

   Open, Simsim!” Gallery Stokes, Atlanta, GA

2007               Remnants, Rosewood Gallery, Savannah, GA

2004               My Hair will be Longer Then, Francis Colburn Gallery, Burlington, VT 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (* indicates curatorial work)

 

2011         Group Show, Robert Bills Contemporary, Chicago, IL

                 NEXT Art Fair, Chicago, IL

                Suite Art Fair Bungalow 58, Hotel Belmont, Dallas, TX

2010      * Imagine Presents, Dairy Art Center, Boulder, CO   

2009        Eco Friendly Expo, NYC, NY

                Stitch Together, Decorazon Gallery, Dallas, TX

                Stitched, Looped and Knitted: Contemporary Needle Art, San Francisco

    Her Mark, Womanmade Gallery, Chicago, IL

 New American Paintings No. 81, Mid-Atlantic Region, Juror: George Kinghorn

    Group Show, Milk and Honey Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

2008        Recycled Remnants, Austin Homespa, Austin, TX

    Artist Fellowship Exhibit, The Katzen Arts Center, Washington DC

    Red Dot Art Fair, NYC, NY

2007        Group Show, RL Designs, Austin TX

Red Dot Art Fair, Miami, FL

20th National Juried Art Exhibition, Mable House Arts Center, Mableton, GA,

Juror: Bruce Bobick

    31st Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY.   

                        Juror: Amy Smith-Stewart           

                IJAYA, Christies, London, England. Juror: Gill Hedley           

2006        14th Annual College Juried Exhibit, The Art Place-Mountain View, Marietta, GA. (honorable mention) Juror: Kip Rogers

2006-07   Spring Open Studio, Alexander Gallery, Savannah, GA