Aliza Lelah: BIO
Aliza Lelah was born in 1982 and grew up just outside of Chicago. She attended the University of Vermont where she majored in Studio Art, spending a period of time in Florence, Italy. It was there that she began exploring the use of fabric in her work. She went on to receive an MFA in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2007, and now maintains a studio in Denver, Colorado. She shows her work regionally, nationally, and internationally.
I reinvent and recreate remembered imagery using recycled fabric—my pigment—and stitching—my binding medium.
In my work, time is a non-linear event. A combination of figurative images from found photographs, and memories of past events from my own childhood help bring this event to life. Stories blossom from the relationship between the images.
Old photographs are records of historical details once a part of everyday life. The worn fabrics I use in my work mirror the old photographs, exposing the value of memory, and layering the present with the past.
This work investigates the transformation of contemporary society into tangible recollections, as well as the treasured act of remembering.
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