Alison Crocetta is a visual artist maintaining a hybrid art practice synthesizing her background in sculpture, installation and performance work into moving image projects. Recently awarded the Franklin Furnace Fund 2011-2012 (for performance art) for her forthcoming live performance project entitled A Circus of One (Act II), in collaboration with composers / musicians Jason Treuting and Zac Little, Crocetta also received the 2010-11 EMPAC DanceMovies film commission to produce a 16 mm film project entitled A Circus of One in collaboration with composer, Jason Treuting. The “A Circus of One” projects are sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her work has been exhibited and screened in recent years in Berlin, Germany and Cardiff, UK as well as The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, EMPAC in Troy, NY, MIT List Center for Visual Arts, Weston Art Gallery, The Galapagos Art Space, Johns Hopkins University, CoCA in Seattle, CEPA Galley in Buffalo, The Bronx Museum of the Arts and Harvard University. Honors and awards include artist residencies at the Agora Collective in Berlin, Germany, the Art and Technology program at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio and Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center in New York City. She has been a recipient of a regional NEA grant in sculpture for individual artists. Crocetta received an MFA with an emphasis in Sculpture from Tyler School of Art and attended the Skowhegan School of Art.
Crocetta is currently an Associate Professor affiliated with the Sculpture Area in the Department of Art at The Ohio State University.
Alison Crocetta, 100 touches / 100 breaths, 2012, performance with hanji paper. Image courtesy of David Pardoe.
Ghost Bike Memorial for Sylvia Bingham
A ghost bike is a bicycle painted white and adorned with flowers and other gifts that is erected in memory of a cyclist killed while biking and placed as close as possible to the actual site of the fatality.
Included in Made in Mourning: Contemporary Memorial and Reliquary is a ghost bike memorial for Sylvia Bingham who died tragically on the corner of East 21st Street and Prospect Avenue in 2009 when struck by a 2005 Peterbilt truck.
Read the news article that appeared in The Plain Dealer.
Ghost Bike, paint, flowers, 36 x 67 x 1 in. Image courtesy of The Sculpture Center.
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