photo credit: Shannon O'Connor

photo credit: Shannon O'Connor

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

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.

Her next solo show is at Wolff Gallery, opening May 2018.

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