Alyssa Miserendino creates artwork as a catalyst for individual and collective transformation. Driven by her interest in paradox & connection, she is inspired by research in physics, philosophy, psychology, sound, astronomy, myth, magic & poetry.
Since her undergraduate fellowship award, from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, her work has since been supported by organizations & corporations such as the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, ARUP, Genelec, DPA Microphones & TED. She completed her Masters in Fine Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Driven by synchronicity, Alyssa meets collaborative artists and strangers on planes, through daily routine encounters, & through the stories we share with one another. Her eye is informed by the study of architecture, traveling to France to study at Vitra’s Boisbuchet & to Santa Barbara, California to study with a residential green architect. Her childhood study of music fosters a rhythm of comfort while working with collaborative teams, during project productions. In addition, she worked as an interior designer & commercial photographer for over a decade, while pursuing an artistic career late at night. This experience and her 5th grade paper on black holes have informed her artistic practice to date.
Pictured: Photograph of the 24-hour canoe recording used in her audio piece "Coancoan" (2020), Image by: ©Nick McMahan