Alison Kysia is a potter, multimedia artist, and educator whose work centers Muslims, Islam, and Islamophobia. She is an artist resident at Red Dirt Studio in Mt. Rainier, Maryland. Alison was the director of the Challenge Islamophobia Project at Teaching for Change and a facilitator with the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative. She is the creator of the 99 Clay Vessels Project.
About the Fleur and Charles Bresler Residency: In honor of VisArts patrons, Fleur and Charles Bresler, VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a four month residency at VisArts at Rockville. This residency provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Studio space is provided free of charge. The residency encourages interaction, dialogue and exploration both within the VisArts artist community and the larger Rockville community as well. The residency offers the gift of time and space to three artists and/or collaborative artist teams each year to experiment and realize new work. The current Bresler Resident Artists present their work in a solo exhibition at VisArts.
Learn more about the Fleur And Charles Bresler Residency.