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.

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Solo Exhibitions

2019

Words of Caution | 61 Local | Brooklyn , NY

2018

Where it Happened | Louise Jones Brown Gallery | Durham, NC

2016

Where it Happened | Nostos Gallery | Nashville, TN

2015

Where it Happened | Brownlee O. Curry Gallery | Nashville, TN

Where it Happened | Schlafly Library | St. Louis, MO

Group Exhibitions

2019

Portraits of Durham | The Durham Arts Council | Durham, NC

2015

and Living | WAG | Nashville, TN

Unit 2: A Retrospective | The Carlos Gallery | Sewanee, TN

2013

Unit 2 (Part 1) | The Coop Gallery | Nashville, TN

Press

2017

Brook, Pete “Photographer’s Pilgrimage Offers Audiences a New Relationship to Imagery of Police KillingsPrison Photography. 15 October 2017.

2016

Ciccarone, Erica “Nashville Artist Hits the Road to Photograph Where People of Color Have Been Killed by PoliceNashville Public Radio. 17 February 2016.

2015

Ciccarone, Erica “and Living” Number: Inc. No. 82 (Spring 2015)

2013

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