Alicia Ross's work explores various aspects of female identity using photography, fiber, video, and installation. Most recently noted for her large-scale embroidery work, Ross’s work embodies a unique hybridization between hand and machine. Her work blurs lines between the sacred and profane—as subject matter is appropriated from online sources, removed from their original context, and translated into stitch. Through manipulation and remediation, Ross forces the viewer to ascribe their own moral virtue to the figures. Ross's work evokes dialog regarding the female form and the social construction of gender rolls within the context of the male gaze.

Born in Medina, Ohio, USA in 1981, Alicia Ross received a BA with a double major in studio and art education from Baldwin Wallace College (2003) and an MFA in photography/imaging arts from Rochester Institute of Technology (2007). Ross has served as adjunct faculty at several universities teaching photography, video and graphic design.

In late fall 2016, Ross exhibited embroidery work from a new series entitled "The Distress of Uncertainty" at Black and White Gallery, New York, NY, which was on view during the Bushwick open studios in Brooklyn. “The Distress of Uncertainty” (2016) series explores themes of neurosis relating to the physical body and its connection to identity and sexuality.

In 2014, Ross’s work was part of a traveling exhibition put on by the Centre Pompidou-Metz in France, curated by Clément Chéroux, which included an exhibition at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany. Both Ross's NYC debut exhibition "Sacred_Profane" as well as her sophomore show "Hot Mess," received positive attention including being named "Critics' Picks" by New York Magazine (2008, 2010).

Ross's work has been published in Flash Art Magazine (International Edition), the Guardian UK, the Village Voice, New York Magazine, Flavorpill, and the Huffington Post, among others. Her work continues to appear in exhibitions and art fairs such as Pulse NYC, and Pulse Miami.

Interview by the PBS Documentary Series Art21, "Four Questions with Alicia Ross" (2009).
"Interview with Alicia Ross," for The Absorbe Magazine (2017).

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