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School of Visual Arts

Alison Lee Schroeder

Master Teacher

Alison Lee Schroeder examines contradiction through allegory and quiet sarcasm, oscillating between silly and serious with an ultimately optimistic consideration of time, landscape, and identity. Using bright colors, playful media, and humor to explore the underbelly of her own memories, stereotypes, and foolish assumptions, she invites viewers to peel back the layers of their own interpretations and perceptions, look for consistency, and laugh at absurdity. Schroeder explores her Colombian-American roots and her experience living between Mexico and the United States through textiles, photography, and installation to highlight specific ideas about location and belonging.