Alisa Dworsky creates sculpture, installations, buildings, drawings and prints; her work in one discipline influences her work in another. She is interested in how structure and force give shape to form and in the way human beings use geometric systems to order their environments. Her work is inspired by textiles, agricultural patterns, computer drawings, topographical maps, architecture and the principle of quantum physics that in all matter there is movement.
Dworsky has created commissioned installations for contemporary arts spaces around the country. Her drawings were on exhibit at Cynthia Reeves Gallery in Walpole New Hampshire in January 2017. She has exhibited at the LAL in Lexington Kentucky, 516 Arts in Albuquerque New Mexico, Artspace in New Haven Connecticut and in Vermont at the Bennington Museum, Burlington City Arts, the Burlington waterfront, the Fleming Museum at the University of Vermont, the Brattleboro Museum and she created a mile long highway installation with the Vermont Agency of Transportation. Her performance/dance/installation, “Motion - Line - Form”, was performed May 9, 2015 at the Brattleboro Museum. Her related work, "Over and Under" was performed at the Vermont College of Fine Arts on June 20, 2015.
Dworsky was awarded a Yaddo residency fellowship for winter 2015 and a Ragdale residency on 2016. She has received six grants from the Vermont Arts Council, four grants from the Vermont Community Foundation, and grants from the Berkshire Taconic Foundation and the Sustainable Arts Foundation. She earned a Masters in Architecture from Yale and a BA from Stanford in both Studio Art and International Relations. She is cofounder of the architectural design firm, Terra Firma Inc. (now DS Architects), with her husband Danny Sagan. Dworsky has taught architecture and art at Norwich University, Stanford University, The Yale Graduate School of Architecture, Ball State University and the Yestermorrow Design-Build School. She hosts the event, Under the Influence, a gathering of artists from a range of disciplines who present their projects to the group in the context of their influences; the goal to explore the broader context in which art is created, to build community and to foster cross disciplinary collaborations . Dworsky lives in Montpelier Vermont with her husband and two daughters.
Link to Architectural website: dsarchitectsvt.com