Alisha McCurdy is an artist living and working on Long Island, New York. Her work primarily embodies sculptural and installation forms but also extends to include drawing, printmaking, and video. Through this multifarious approach to creating, she seeks to connect her artistic practice to those in her family who have passed on the love and respect for making. She is completing an MFA at Stony Brook University, State University of New York.
McCurdy has contributed recent work to the College Art Association New York Area MFA Exhibition, taking place at the Hunter College/Times Square Gallery in New York. (Stony Brook has produced a print-on-demand catalogue for their section.) She also had a solo exhibition, Love and Its Opposite, at her school’s Lawrence Alloway Memorial Gallery (2010–11), and appeared in Cutting Edge: A Celebration of Fiber, the inaugural exhibition at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn New York (2010). Since 2009, her work has been shown at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago Illinois; Sweet Lorraine Gallery in Brooklyn; and the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
McCurdy earned an MA in studio art from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2009, a year after completing her BFA degree, focusing on sculpture and print media while minoring in English and critical studies, at the same institution. In 2007 she participated in an International Exchange Program with the Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb in Croatia, where she also exhibited her work.