The weight of my work lies in the seeking and collecting of materials, which becomes a way of intervening in the environments I find myself in. Traces and imprints of specific sites and architectural spaces direct the shapes and colors that appear. Displaced forms that converse with one another in diverse contexts—the walls, windows, and fences that demarcate the public from the private, this side or that of national boundaries—become ephemeral instances to be washed away on the sensory register.
Alva Mooses received a BFA from The Cooper Union and a MFA from Yale University. She has exhibited her work at Instituto Cervantes in NY, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, Logan Center for the Arts and the 10th Havana Biennial, among others. Upcoming exhibitions in 2018 include Retrato de un Paisaje at Museo Sívori in Buenos Aires and Internalized Borders at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in NYC. She has completed residencies at The University of Chicago, Columbia College, Tou Trykk in Stavanger, Norway and the Davidoff Art Initiative in the Dominican Republic. She has presented her work through artist talks at the Swiss Institute in NY, Rogaland Kunstsenter in Norway, SAIC among numerous other locations. Mooses has taught at Cornell University AAP and The Cooper Union School of Art.