Alyson Shotz is known internationally for works of art that address space, light, and perception. Working in a variety of media, from large-scale installations to digital photography and animation, Shotz’s interest Topology—a branch of mathematics concerned with the properties of geometric forms that remain constant despite transformation—is also evident in her artworks.
Born in Glendale, Arizona, in 1964, Alyson Shotz received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1987, and an MFA from University of Washington, Seattle, in 1991. In recent years, her work has appeared in numerous national and international group and solo shows. In 2012 Shotz was the Sterling Visiting Scholar at Stanford University and she has also received the Pollack Krasner award in 2010 and the Saint Gaudens Memorial Fellowship in 2007. Shotz lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.