The Art of the Book - Alisa Banks


About the :

Alisa Banks is a visual artist whose work centers on issues concerning identity. She often incorporates fibers and found materials that in form reference traditional crafts, particularly the quilt. Her work has been exhibited abroad and throughout the US and is in several private and university collections.
Ms. Banks received her BS from Oklahoma State University and her MFA from Texas Woman’s University. She resides in Dallas, TX.
Selected Exhibitions
Altered States: Artists Re-imagine the Book, Reed Whipple Cultural Center Gallery, Las Vegas, NV, 2009
Art of the Book, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA, 2009
Art, Fact and Artifact: The Book in Time and Place, Iowa Artisan’s Gallery, Iowa City, IA, 2009
Considering the Book as a Work of Art, Codex International Book Fair, Berkeley, CA, 2009
Maternal Legends, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR, 2008
Natural Images, Nurturing Voices, Bradshaw Gallery, Dallas, TX, 2008
Wrapping Home Around Me, 14th Street Gallery, Plano, TX, 2008
Pacific Festival of the Book, VAC Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada, 2007
Watermark 2006 Works on Paper, SE Community College, Whiteville, SC
88 Numbers, Kettle Art Gallery, Dallas, TX, 2006
Draw_drawing_2, The Foundry Gallery, London, UK, 2006
5th Biennial National Art Exhibit, Visual Art Center, Punta Gorda, FL, 2006
RAC National, RAC Gallery, San Antonio, TX, 2005
Catalyst, Gallery 010, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX, 2005
The Halpert Biennial, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, 2005
Outside the Lines 5, Bathhouse Cultural Center, Dallas, TX, 2005
The Alliance Show, Texas Woman’s University, Dallas, TX, 2004
Don Giovanni, Dallas Opera/Visual Art Coalition, Dallas, TX, 2003
Recent Work, Mountain View College, Dallas, TX, 2003
Reflections, Dallas City Hall, Dallas, TX, 2002



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