Alyssa is a 23-year-old artist residing in Queens, NY. She spends much of her time covering both her canvasses and herself in paint, at about a 70:30 ratio.
Alyssa studied painting at SUNY Geneseo, in Western New York, whose winters are so cold and gray that painting with as many colors as possible became as essential to survival as a warm winter coat. Now, living and painting in New York City, color remains at the heart of her work, a reflection of that kaleidoscopic vision that comes from staring too long with softly-focused eyes out of 7 Train windows.
When not painting, Alyssa works as a freelance designer and aerial photographer.
Photo by Frank Vitale