alicia serling


Alicia Serling is a conceptual artist living in Los Angeles, California. She earned her BFA in General Fine Arts with a concentration in Curatorial Studies at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. In 2022 she will earn her MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, CA. 

Her work ranges from sculptural assemblage, painting and drawings. Inspired by materials, nature, healing, violence, oppression, feminism, the history of witchcraft, she creates narrative somatic effigies. Serling’s rich material language is highlighted by the use of salts, herbs, spices, jars, bottles, stone, cord, zip ties, pills, rope and charcoal. 

Serling has shown her work nationally, in both solo and group exhibitions. Her personally spiritual witchcraft practice started around 2005 and slowly became integral to her work. Its earliest manifestation was in my “Loss of Sleep” (2011) installation which was shown twice in the Senior Show at MICA and again in the BEMIS Biennial in Seattle. She was awarded an Honorable Mention at the “Now Trending” show Palos Verdes Art Center for three of my works revolving around her research into witchcraft; “The Hidden Ones” (2020) “I’ll Be My Own Person” (2020) “Chaos, Anarchy, The Very Essence of Evil” (2020). Taking from rich histories and inspired by artists like Arte Povera, Minimalism, Candcie Lin, Anna Betbeze, Kiki Smith, Hannah Wilke, to name a few.

Contact Information
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strange sister - Solo Show
MARCH 2022 | Bolsky Gallery Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

Now Trending - Group Show
SUMMER 2021 | PVAC Online Exhinbtion, Palo Verdes, CA 

Limitless Containment - Group Show 
SPRING 2021 | Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

Life is Sweet  - Group Show (Fundraiser for TCAA)
SEPTEMBER 2019 | The Meadows Tuolumne, CA

Abecedaria - Solo Show
AUGUST 2019 | TCAA  Sonora, CA

TCAA Pop Art — Group Show (Fundraiser for TCAA)
OCTOBER 2018 | Black Oaks Casino, Sonora, CA

Deity — Group Show (Side Room)
SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2018 | House of' Beauty, Sonora, CA

Treasures in Miniature — Group Show
APRIL 2012 | Mercer Island Visual Arts League, Seattle, WA

BEMIS Biennial Spring Show — Group Show
SPRING 2012 | Bemis Building, Seattle, WA

10 x 10 (Fundraiser for Baltimore Arts) - Group Show
FALL 2010 | Baltimore Pier, Baltimore, MD

Portraiture — Group Show
SPRING 2009 | Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD


Otis College of Art & Design
MFA in Fine Art
2020 - 2022 | LOS ANGELES, CA

Maryland Institute College of Art
BFA in General Fine Arts, Concentration in Curatorial Studies
2007 - 2011 | BALTIMORE, MD

Lahser High School & Model High School
Model High School (elective creative program via application only)
2005 - 2007 | BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI


Arts Educational Director | Tuolumne County Arts, Sonora, CA
Performer/Susan Lacy “Alterations” | SFMOMA “We Are Here“

Gallery Assistant Intern | Goucher Art Gallery, Towson, MD

Docent | Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI


Various Pieces (2007-2015) | Heather Williamson, Personal Collection, Seattle, WA

Nadal Tulpa (2012) | Elizabeth Gifford, Personal Collection, Bellingham, WA

Trust (2006) | Lisette Sweetland, Personal Collection, Sonora, CA

Mothman (2019) | Caroline Augusta, Personal Collection, Sonora, CA

Sunrise Forest (2019) | Marlena Masterleo, Personal Collection, Seattle, WA

Protector #1 (2018) | Anonymous Buyer, Personal Collection, Sonora,

Commissioned Watercolor Painting (2019) | James Hebel, Personal Collection, Seattle WA

Commissioned Design (2019) | Danielle Alexandra, Seattle

Commissioned Design (2015-2018) | Brian Becker, Seattle WA

Commissioned Design (2018) | Ryan Henderson, Seattle WA


2021 | Honorabe Mention, PVAC Now Trending 
2007 | Traub Award, 2nd Place
2007 | Presidential Merit-Based Scholarship
2008 | Merit Based Creative Scholarship


Shotout LA | Interview January 4th, 2022
The Union Democrat The Weekender | Second Saturday Coverage
Visit Florida Key West Commercial Advert | Art Bike Installation
The Union Democrat Saturday September 14th, 2019 Issue | Front Page Printed Image and Internal description of art for Group Show

︎ alicia serling ︎ Palm Springs, CA 2022 ︎