Alice Leora Briggs

Alice Leora Briggs

Fellow: Awarded 2020
Field of Study: Fine Arts

Competition: US & Canada

Alice Leora Briggs was born in an oil boomtown in West Texas, grew up in Idaho’s Snake River Valley, and woke up later on la frontera, the borderlands of the United States and México. Her investigations into human frailties have generated thousands of drawings, woodcuts, letterpress books, broadsides, and site-specific architectural installations. These works have been featured in over forty solo exhibitions and are included in over thirty-five public collections, including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Library of Congress, University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, and Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Publications include Dreamland: The Way Out of Juárez, an illuminated manuscript-police blotter with writer Charles Bowden, and The Room, a suite of twelve chine collé woodcuts with poet Mark Strand. Briggs is the recipient of an Arizona Commission on the Arts Project Grant, Utah Arts Council Fellowship, and Tulsa Artists Fellowship. She served as a Fulbright Scholar at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovak Republic.

Photo Credit: Material Art

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