Alanna Risse – Curriculum Vitae


2015 Low Residency MFA in Visual Studies, Pacific Northwest College of the Arts
2008 BFA in Painting/Drawing, California College of the Arts, San Francisco CA

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2015 drift, Dorothy Lemelson Innovation Studio, PNCA, Portland OR
         What I Wouldn’t Do, MFA Gallery, PNCA, Portland OR
         Lub Dub, Portland Building, Portland, OR
         Searching for Signs That Don’t Exist, Red Fox, Portland OR

2014 Audiophile, Flickerbox, Inc., Portland, OR

2010 Suburban Dream, Flickerbox, Inc., San Francisco, CA

2008 Tentacles, Blue Front, 1430 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA
          Rapture, Bruce Galleries, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
          Colony Collapse Disorder, Cafe Gallery, California College of the Arts, Oakland CA

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2022 Wonders of the Body, Corvalis Art Center, Corvalis, OR

2021 System Failure. Please Restart. A Ceti Institute Project. VR Gallery, Internet, World.

2020 Despondent, Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene OR

2018 PNCA LRVS MFA Alumni Show, Portland OR
Male Form, Angst Gallery, Vancouver, WA

2017 What I Wouldn’t Do , Red Fox, Portland, OR
A Bigger Boat , Rainmaker Artist Residency, Portland, OR

2016 Fifth Wheel, Linfield Gallery, Linfield College, McMinville OR
          Fountain, Stall Gallery, Portland OR
          Soft Agglomeration, Dorothy Lemelson Innovation Studio, Portland OR

2015 Breaking Ground, Dorothy Lemelson Innovation Studio, Portland OR
          Wild and Woolly, The Arbor Lodge, Portland OR

2014 After-wise, Future Forward Gallery, PNCA, Portland OR
         This is the Land the Sunset Washes,” Johnson Creek Watershed Council, Milwaukie, OR
          Is and Is Not, MFA Gallery Central, PNCA, Portland OR

2013 Unknown Variables, MFA Gallery Central, Portland OR
         Wild and Woolly, The Arbor Lodge, Portland OR

2012 Wild Arts Festival, Audubon Society of Portland, Montgomery Park, Portland, OR

2011 Tiny, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010 Grow Show, The Cleaners at Ace Hotel, Portland OR

2009 The Portland Youth Development Coalition First Annual Fundraiser, Bison Building, Portland, OR
         Family, Launch Pad Gallery, Portland, OR

2008 Bay Area Currents, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
         Phoenix Project, 111 Minna, San Francisco, CA
         The Take-Out Box Show, Fly, San Francisco, CA
         2008 Baccalaureate Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
         Rapture, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2007 Drawing Without Drawing, Bruce Galleries, CCA, San Francisco, CA
         Made in California, City of Brea, Juried Annual, Brea, CA
         Mechanized World, Caladan Gallery, Juried Annual, Boston, MA
         Delicious, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
         Caunes-Minervois, Live Worms Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Residencies, Grants, Awards

2020 Word Cave : A Virtual Writing Retreat, facilitator: Sarah Sentilles

2017 Sou’Wester , Seaview, WA, 2018

2015 Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies Department Award, PNCA, Portland OR
         Signal Fire Artist Residency, Arizona Strip, AZ
         Public Art Grant, RACC, Portland OR
         Leiland Ironworks Residency, Oregon City, OR (October 2015)

2008 High Distinction Award, California College of Arts, San Francisco, CA

2007 Faculty Honors Award,  California College of Arts, San Francisco, CA
         Best of Junior Review,  California College of Arts, San Francisco, CA

2006 Berges Painting Residency, Caunes-Minervois, France

2005 Berges Painting Residency, Caunes-Minervois, France

Community Involvement:

2019-21 Director of Communication Technologies, Ceti Institute, Portland/Seattle.

2019-21 Bass Instructor, Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls, Portland OR

2019 PPS Computer Science Steering Committee Member, Portland Public Schools, Portland, OR

2017-19 Board Member, Computer Science Department, Franklin H.S.

2015 Graduate Student Council, Events Coordinator, PNCA, Portland OR
         Social Media Coordinator, LRVS MFA PNCA, Portland, OR

2014 Contributing Writer, Untitled Magazine, PNCA, Portland OR

2007 Artspan Volunteer, Open Studios, San Francisco, CA

2005 Host Committee Member, Private Preview, Open Studios, Artspan, San Francisco, CA


2015 Press Release: Alanna Risse presents her “Lub Dub” installation at the Portland Building Installation Space June 8 – July 10
          “Museum, Gallery, Studio, A Field Study,” Pacific Northwest College of Art

2012 Good Fruit Grower Magazine. March 2012 Issue. Cover art

2011 Ideas + Buildings 2010 Volume 3, Perkins + Will, Chicago IL. Illustration spread on pages 38, 39.

2008 Unofficial Guide to Photoshop CS2, John Wiley & sons. Paintings on several pages.

Community Involvement:
Website design, Downtown Artistry Pop Up Gallery, 2011, Portland OR
Producer and Editor, CCA Painting/Drawing Department Yearbook, San Francisco, CA
Website design, Yosemite Studios Open House, 2008, San Francisco, CA

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