Visual artist Alison Crocetta’s work is a hybrid of sculpture, installation, and visually based performance work. Using the body as sculptural matter, Crocetta establishes a symbiotic relationship between the body and the space it inhabits. As a Bunting Fellow at Radcliffe, Crocetta plans to continue to make installations that serve as both the context and mechanism for performance. She also intends to begin studying the relationship between contemporary actions of women from other traditions and times. Her work has been exhibited nationally in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Maryland, Missouri, Iowa, New York, and Ohio.
Crocetta is currently an assistant professor in the Foundation Division of the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She is the former education director of the Center of Contemporary Arts, a nonprofit community arts center in St. Louis, and a lecturer in the Sculpture Department at the School of Art at Washington University. She has been a visiting artist at Colgate University, Webster University, and the Ringling School of Art and Design. She received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Award in Sculpture from the Mid America Arts Alliance in 1995. She earned her MFA in sculpture from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1992.