Joya: AiR / Alissa Polen / USA
What I did
"I replenished. I collected images from the amazing landscape, discovered a lot about my practice and started several new pieces. I found a new sense of peace hiking solo through the stunning stark landscape and was finally able to disconnect from the swirling news and endless streams of data. I also got to know international artists and look forward to visiting my new-found friends.
Simon and Donna are truly warm top-notch hosts, patient and accommodating".
Alissa D. Polan is an artist, curator and project manager interested in the increasing tensions between humans and the natural world and the relationship between the history and contemporary uses of photography. Her works on paper and installations have been exhibited nationally, including LMAK gallery, (New York, NY), Arlington Arts Center (Arlington, VA), Heather Marx Art Advisory (San Francisco, CA), Klowden Mann (Culver City, CA), Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (Sonoma, CA), and Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (New Orleans, LA). She has curated and coordinated projects and exhibitions for both galleries and art fairs. She received her MFA in Sculpture from SFAI (San Francisco, CA). Alissa currently lives and works in New York.