7 YEARS In NYC: Alyssa Viloria's first Solo Exhibit
Alyssa Viloria documents through art, her transition as an eleven-year old moving out of her hometown Ajax, Ontario, to living the next seven years of her childhood in and around Manhattan.
Her sculptures and other forms of art represent a refuge from overwhelming despair and loss of identity during her growing years in New York City where she finished middle school in the Chelsea district, spent summers drawing and painting at the Rubin Museum and the Cooper Union where she was awarded a scholarship to its pre-college program in 2010. She is also a recipient of the Regional Gold Key Award for Sculpture held at the Montclair Museum New Jersey while she attended Leonia High School.
Now a serious young artist, Alyssa will be a sophomore in Fine Arts at PRATT-MWP This Fall.
Her mother and curator Lizette Viloria, is a senior designer at YabuPushelberg New York and formerly worked at the firm's Toronto studio 7 years ago.