Alva Mooses

Artwork

Cuadernos Scribe. Concrete cast of Scribe notebooks in boxes, mirror and pencil, 2014.
Cuadernos Scribe. Concrete cast of Scribe notebooks in boxes, mirror and pencil, 2014.
Fistfull of Dirt. 25x19in. Monoprint and pulverized igneous stones, 2014.
Fistfull of Dirt. 25x19in. Monoprint and pulverized igneous stones, 2014.
El Azar de Cortázar. Cast concrete and sliced stone as bookends for Latin American poets, 2014.
El Azar de Cortázar. Cast concrete and sliced stone as bookends for Latin American poets, 2014.

Artistic Statement

Artist Statement

My work examines relationships between objects, people, and geographic terrain as a means to explore cultural understanding and political structures. Self-organized archives and material excavations allow me to investigate objects and places of personal and collective significance; the potential to hold and reassemble history–be it a photograph, concrete rubble, a stone or a work of art.  The visual vocabulary of my work shifts as well, oscillating between different levels of interpretation.

I use my art to explore the regulation of landscapes, people and objects within specific geographic contexts.

Bio - CV

Alva Mooses (b. 1982, Chicago, IL.) is interested in the regulation of landscapes, people and objects within specific geographic contexts. From 2004-2009 Mooses co-founded various community art initiatives in Latin America. These projects created a platform for over forty New York City-based artists to make their work and teach art in low-income communities.

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In 2005, Mooses received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art, New York City, NY. In 2014, Mooses finished her Masters of Fine Arts from Yale University School of Art, Painting & Printmaking, New Heaven, CT. Alva Mooses lives and works in New York City.