Bio

Alyse is a Philadelphia-based visual artist. A graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, she has spent close to two decades extensively practicing, studying, and teaching lithography. Her work, which also includes textiles and other media, has been shown at numerous galleries and exhibitions in the region. Much of her career has been preoccupied with nature, and in particular, with representing a variety of animal forms in both highly detailed and novel ways.

Education
La Ceiba Gráfica – Marble Stone Lithography Veracruz, Mexico Summer 2012
Anderson Ranch Arts Center –  Printmaking Workshop Snowmass, CO Summer 2008
Lower East Side Printshop – Alternative Lithography Workshop NY, NY Summer 2003
Tamarind Institute – Aluminum Plate Workshop Albuquerque, NM Summer 2001
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts – Certificate of Art Philadelphia, PA  1994
Art Students League of NY – Anatomy and Drawing NY, NY 1986-1988

Select Awards & Honors
Anderson Ranch Printmaking Scholarship – Support for study (in conjunction with Philagrafika) 2008
Independence Foundation Grant – Independent travel and study in Japan 2003
Dene M. Louchheim Faculty Fellowship – Support for study at the Tamarind Institute 2001
Bertha Anolic Travel Scholarship – Independent Study in Israel 1995
Philadelphia Mayor’s Award – Museum of American Art, PAFA 1995
William Emlen Cresson Memorial Scholarship – Independent travel in Europe and additional study at PAFA 1994

Teaching Experience
Fleisher Art Memorial – Gyotaku Philadelphia, PA 2014
Fleisher Art Memorial – Stone and Plate Lithography Philadelphia, PA 2000-2013
Hussian School of Art – Advanced Printmaking Philadelphia, PA 2003
The Print Center – Beginners Lithography Workshop Philadelphia, PA 2003
The Philadelphia Museum of Art – Paper and Polyester Plate Lithography Workshop Philadelphia, PA 2002
Fleisher Art Memorial – Community Partnerships Teaching Artist in Residence (Philadelphia School District) 1999-2002
Friends Select School – K through 4 Art 1997
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts – Lithography Workshop Philadelphia, PA 1995

Select Exhibitions
Interwoven States – Sweetwater Center for the Arts Sewickley, PA April 8 – June 10, 2016
Fiber and Textiles – The Plastic Club Philadelphia, PA April 3 – 21, 2016
Underwater FantaSEA – The i.d.e.a. Museum Mesa, AZ February 12 – May 29, 2016
Geppetto Pop Up Shop – Philadelphia Art Alliance Philadelphia, PA December 2015 – January 2016
Ritual – 1241 Carpenter Studios/Ground Floor Gallery Philadelphia, PA December 2015
PETS – Off the Wall Gallery at Dirty Franks Philadelphia, PA November – December 2015
Multiples – PAFA Alumni Gallery Philadelphia, PA December 2012 – February 2013
In Stitches – LBI Foundation of the Arts and Sciences Loveladies, NJ May – June 2012
70 Rupees to Paradise Road – Aboard the Gazela Primero Philadelphia, PA September – October 2012
Heart Print – Fleisher Art Memorial Philadelphia, PA February – March 2012
Alyse C. Bernstein Prints – Le Cochon Noir Philadelphia, PA July  -August 2011
Alumni Invitational – Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art Philadelphia, PA December 2010 – February 2011
Metaphoric Vinyl – Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art Philadelphia, PA October – November 2008
Fiber Artists: Philadelphia #5 – DaVinci Art Alliance Philadelphia, PA March 2008
Arte Povera – Rowan University Art Gallery Glassboro, NJ January – February 2008
Showroom – Crane Arts Building Philadelphia, PA April 2007
Art and Furniture Experience I & II – Dane Décor Philadelphia, PA June – July 2006 & April 2007
Keiko and Kyoukun – Aikido of Center City Dojo Philadelphia, PA June 2006
WAR!T – MBN Studios Philadelphia, PA April 2006
Inliquid Exhibit 2 – Painted Bride Art Center Philadelphia, PA November 2005 – January 2006
The Boston Printmakers 2005 North American Print Biennial – Boston University Boston, MA February – March 2005
Nasu International Biennale – Nasu, Japan September – October 2004
Juried Printmaking Exhibit – Flusso Gallery New York, NY August 2004
Several Steps Removed – Fleisher Art Memorial Philadelphia, PA July – August 2004
Fiber Artists Philadelphia – Da Vinci Art Alliance Philadelphia, PA April 2004
Fashion Statement: Clothing with Content – Rye Art Center Rye, NY September – October 2003
Fantastic Garments – Art in City Hall Philadelphia, PA March – September 2003
PAFA Juried Alumni Show – Gallery 1301 Philadelphia, PA June – September 2003
The Community of Artists – Dupree Gallery Philadelphia, PA May 2003
4TH in the 3RD The Clay College Millville, NJ April – May 2003
Pairing of Peers – Suzanne Fleisher and Ralph Joel Roberts Gallery Philadelphia, PA January – April 2003
Night and Day – Gershman Y Philadelphia, PA December 2002 – January 2003
Re-Living Room – Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art Philadelphia, PA November 2002
Works on Paper – Philadelphia Sketch Club Philadelphia, PA October-November 2002
Looking Back: Looking Forward – Keneseth Israel Judea Museum Elkins Park, PA April 2002
From Stone and Plate: Contemporary Prints from The Tamarind Institute The Conley Gallery Fresno, CA February 2002
Nexus Heads South – Dundalk Gallery Baltimore, MD February 2002
0 + 4= New Members – Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art Philadelphia, PA December 2001
Junk Food – Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA September 2001
Whim Wham – Doom Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ July 2001
Smokers – The Bean Café Philadelphia, PA August 2001
Artists Boxes – Noyes Museum Oceanville, NJ September 2000 – January 2001
Figuratively Prophetic – Doom Gallery Asbury Park, NJ April 2001
Wearable Art – Flinn Library Greenwich, CT November 2000
Peep Show – Da Vinci Art Alliance Philadelphia, PA August 2000
Annual Faculty Exhibition – Fleisher Art Memorial Philadelphia, PA May – July 2000-2014
Emerging Fiber Artists – Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA April 2000
Printmaking Invitational – Camden Community College Blackwood, NJ October 2000
Focus on Fibers – Art in City Hall Philadelphia, PA 1999-January 2000
A Gathering of Women – The Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA July – August 1999
Defining the Edge Fashion Show – Painted Bride Art Center Philadelphia, PA December 1996
Arf! Art – December 1995 to January 1996 Mainline Art Center Haverford, PA
Annual Student Exhibition PAFA – Philadelphia, PA May 1993, 1994, 1995
New York Area Art Students Exhibition – National Arts Club NY, NY February 1988

Select Media Coverage
Frank Philadelphia Art News Blog by Don Brewer, December 2015
Stitches and Fishes Philadelphia Art Alliance Blog, November 2015
Trash Picked: Contemporary Arte Povera  Rowan University, January 2009
Two Good Ones for Tonight  The ArtBlog, April 2007
Pro Choice, A Pairing of Peers  Philadelphia Weekly, February 2003
Fashion Show South Philadelphia Review, August 2003
Now, a work in progress to please all Philadelphia Inquirer, April 2002
Slip Into Something More Artistic  NY Times, November 2000
First Friday Focus: DaVinci Art Alliance Philadelphia City Paper, August 2000
Verna: Curb Your Pajamas Doesn’t Like Quilt Showing Dogs Doing Business Philadelphia Daily News, October 1999
Performance in an Intimate Space City Paper, February 1997