Alanna Styer is an interdisciplinary documentary artist and activist, who engages with omitted histories and cultural change. Her work focuses on the understandings of community, storytelling, and trauma, as they relate to land and place. Her exhibitions are used as a means to democratize education and challenge traditional teachings of history. She strives to make her work accessible to varied communities and has displayed in galleries across the United States, as well as in public spaces, such as libraries, community centers, and schools. She earned her BFA in photography from Watkins College of Art, Design and Film and is currently pursuing an MFA at Duke University.
Words of Caution | 61 Local | Brooklyn , NY
Where it Happened | Louise Jones Brown Gallery | Durham, NC
Where it Happened | Nostos Gallery | Nashville, TN
Where it Happened | Brownlee O. Curry Gallery | Nashville, TN
Where it Happened | Schlafly Library | St. Louis, MO
TELLING REALISM: A Cabinet of Wonder | Power Plant Gallery | Durham, NC
Portraits of Durham | The Durham Arts Council | Durham, NC
and Living | WAG | Nashville, TN
Unit 2: A Retrospective | The Carlos Gallery | Sewanee, TN
Unit 2 (Part 1) | The Coop Gallery | Nashville, TN
Brook, Pete “Photographer’s Pilgrimage Offers Audiences a New Relationship to Imagery of Police Killings” Prison Photography. 15 October 2017.
Ciccarone, Erica “Nashville Artist Hits the Road to Photograph Where People of Color Have Been Killed by Police” Nashville Public Radio. 17 February 2016.
Ciccarone, Erica “and Living” Number: Inc. No. 82 (Spring 2015)
Eler, Alicia. “Dreaming on Death Row.” Hyperallergic
Nolan, Joe. "Art Crawl's Expansion into Wedgewood-Houston Brings an Explosion of Energy" Nashville Scene
Nolan, Joe. “Drawn Together: Art school goes to Death Row in new exhibit at Coop Gallery.” The Contributor