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 roles 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 and full-time faculty at several universities in Ohio, Texas and New York, teaching art, photography, video, web & graphic design. Presently, Ross is a Lecturer at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, within the program of New Media, School of Design, College of Art and Design.

Ross's work has been featured in the Huffington Post, the Guardian (UK & US), the Village Voice, New York Magazine, Flash Art Magazine (International Edition), and Flavorpill, among others. Her work continues to appear in museum shows, gallery exhibitions and art fairs across the US and beyond.

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Interview by the PBS Documentary Series Art21, "Four Questions with Alicia Ross" (2009).
Interview by Installation Magazine: "Alicia Ross, Jumpstitch" by A. Moret (2010).
Interview by The Absorbe Magazine, "Interview with Alicia Ross," (2017).

Most Recent Series

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