Alicia Serling





Bio 


Alicia Serling is a mixed media artist and a practicing eclectic divitation witch. In her work there is an emphasis on concept and exploration of spiritualism. Her works have been inspired by the history of language, creating a symbolic language of her own to communicate her own tales through various mediums. Each iconic symbol carries its own weighted meaning, serval often buried throughout each work to tell each individual story upon the canvas, panel, etc.  

Alicia earned her BFA in General Fine Arts with a Concentration in Curatorial Studies from Maryland Institute College of Art.

She is currently enrolled in Otis College of Art & Design’s MFA progam and currently resides in LA.

In addition to her fine art practice, she also works on handmade surface designs and patterns that can be found in her Society6 store. Concurrently, she is available for commissioned design work.

Contact Information
aliciaserling |@| gmail.com

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Education
OTIS College of Art & Design / MFA
2020 - 2022 | Los Angeles, CA
(Currently enrolled in the program)

Maryland Institute College of Art / BFA
2007 - 2011 | Baltimore, MD
General Fine Arts/Concentration in Curatorial Studies: focused on independent study, teaching assistantships, and curatorial courses.

Lahser High School & Model High School
High School Diploma
2005 - 2007 | Bloomfield Hills, MI
Focused on arts programming at Lahser & Model, moving into arts honors programming in my junior and senior years. Senior year culminated in a teaching assistantship at Lahser and in a local Kindergarten classroom.
Additional Courses:
Coursera Courses 
Sexing the Canvas: Art and Gender
English Composition I Achieving Expertise
Marketing 101
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Selected Shows
Limitless Containment - Student Group Show
January 2021 | Bolsky Gallery (Otis College of Art & Design)
Los Angeles, CA

hide it, shove it down - Solo Show
April 2020 | House o’ Beauty
Sonora, CA


Life is Sweet (Garden Party) - Group Show
September 2019 | The Meadows 
Tuolumne, CA
Abecedaria - Solo Show
August 2019 | TCAA 
Sonora, CA


TCA Pop Art Show/ Fundraising Auction — Group Show
October 2018 | Black Oaks Casino 
Sonora, CA


Deity — Group Show (Side Room)
September - October 2018 | House o' Beauty
Sonora, CA


Treasures in Miniature — Group Show
April 2012 | Mercer Island Visual Arts League
Seattle, WA
BEMIS Biennial Spring Show — Juried Group Show
Spring 2012 | Bemis Building
Seattle, WA
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Work Experience 
2021
New Climates, New Cities TA | Otis College of Art and Design
Los Angeles, CA
Critique Unlimited TA | Otis College of Art and Design
Los Angeles, CA

2020
Community Radio TA | Otis College of Art and Design 
Los Angeles, CA 

2019
Temp Arts Education Director | Tuolumne County Arts, Sonora, CA
Performer/Susan Lacy “Alterations” | SFMOMA “We Are Here”
San Fransisco, CA
Mentor | Bobby Tamez Photograher
Seattle, WA
Gallery Volunteer | Tuolumne County Arts
Sonora, CA

2010
TA Foundations | Rex Stevens, MICA
Baltimore, MD

2008
Docent | Cranbrook Art Museum
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Gallery Assistant | Goucher Art Gallery
Towson, MD


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Awards

2007 | Traub Award, 2nd Place
2007 | Presidential Merit-Based Scholarship (MICA)
2008 | Merit-Based Creative Scholarship (MICA)



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Press Coverage
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


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Selected Collections/Commissions

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
Melbourne, Australia 
Protector #1 (2018) | Anonymous Buyer, Personal Collection, Sonora, CA
Commissioned Watercolor Painting (2019) | James Hebel, Personal Collection
Seattle, WA
Commissioned Design (2019) | Danielle Alexandra
Seattle, WA
Commissioned Design (2015-2018) | Brian Becker
Seattle, WA
Commissioned Design (2018) | Ryan Henderson
Seattle, WA

         





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