photo credit  Shannon O'Connor

photo credit Shannon O'Connor

Alyson Provax is an artist living in Portland, Oregon. She is interested in words, type, and text. Her inspirations include literature, the science of memory and the brain, astronomy, feelings and the body, and relationships.

Her work is based in printmaking, but often expands into animation and collage. She works experimentally, and frequently makes one-of-a-kind prints rather than editions, using the matrix to create repetition.

Provax is a graduate of Pacific Northwest College of Art and was the recipient of the school's Liberal Arts Award. 

She has shown regionally at Wolff Gallery, Upfor Gallery, Bridge Productions, The Vestibule and the Whatcom Museum, nationally at AIR Gallery and The Untitled Space in New York, and internationally at the Blueproject Foundation in Barcelona. Her work appeared in articles about artists' responses to the 2016 election in New York Magazine, Newsweek and ArtSlant.

For a peek into Alyson's studio and process, watch her interview with Shannon O'Connor on vimeo.