Profile Type: Artist
Alisa Dworsky

Alisa Dworsky creates sculpture, installations, buildings, drawings and prints; her work in one discipline influences her work in another. She is interested in how structure and force give shape to form and in the way human beings use geometric systems to order their environments. Her work is inspired by textiles, agricultural patterns, computer drawings, topographical maps, architecture and the principle of quantum physics that in all matter there is movement. 

Dworsky has created commissioned installations for contemporary arts spaces around the country. She has exhibited at the LAL in Lexington Kentucky, 516 Arts in Albuquerque New Mexico, and in Vermont at the Bennington Museum, Burlington City Arts, the Burlington waterfront, the Fleming Museum at the University of Vermont, the Brattleboro Museum and she created a mile long highway installation with the Vermont Agency of Transportation. Her installation “Drawn Out” and her drawings were recently at Artspace in New Haven Connecticut. Her work, “Motion - Line - Form”, opens May 2015 at the Brattleboro Museum.

Dworsky has received six grants from the Vermont Arts Council, four grants from the Vermont Community Foundation, and grants from the Berkshire Taconic Foundation and the Sustainable Arts Fund.  She has a fellowship to attend Yaddo in 2015. She earned a Masters in Architecture from Yale and a BA from Stanford in both Studio Art and International Relations. She is cofounder of the architectural design firm, Terra Firma Inc., with her husband Danny Sagan. Dworsky has taught architecture and art at Norwich University, Stanford University, The Yale Graduate School of Architecture, Ball State University and the Yestermorrow Design-Build School. Dworsky lives in Montpelier Vermont with her husband and two daughters.




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Visual Artist
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31 First Ave
P.O. Box 626
Montpelier, VT 05602
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Montpelier, VT 05602
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Visual/Crafts - Installation
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Design - Architecture
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Visual/Crafts - Fiber
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Visual/Crafts - Printmaking
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Artist (Individual)
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Performance / Concert / Reading
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Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
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Affiliations and Accomplishments

Yale University Graduate School of Architecture, M.Arch
Stanford University, B.A in Studio Art and in International Relations
Yaddo Residency Fellowship, 2015
Berkshire Taconic Foundation, A.R.T. Fund Grant, 2013
Sustainable Arts Foundation, Promise Award, 2013
Vermont Community Foundation, Arts Endowment Fund Grant, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2001
Vermont Arts Council, Creation Grants, 2012, 2009, 2007,2006,2001
Momenta II print competition, Juried Choice Award, 2005

I am a Teaching Artist

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