Alanna Styer is a interdisciplinary documentary artist and activist. Her work focuses on telling forgotten histories as they relate to contemporary moment. Styer uses art as a tool to create community, democratize education and question history. Creating work that is accessible to those in and outside the fine art community, she has displayed in galleries across the United States as well as public spaces, such as libraries, community centers, and schools. In 2015, Styer 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
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