Tri-Star Arts hosts four studios for Knoxville-based artists at the Candoro Marble Building.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed when studios become available. Direct related questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and apply below.
These studios are operated in partnership with the Aslan Foundation.
The process-oriented work of Alissa Walls explores the relationship between being and doing. Drawing lies at the heart of her practice, which also engages collage, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, encaustic, printmaking, installation, photography, video, and projection. Walking, running, yoga, and meditation also occupy a central role in her production, particularly in experiential investigations of breath, silence, stillness, and movement. She routinely employs repetition to explore accumulations and voids, ever searching for what remains when forms and surfaces fall away.
A dense research program—from natural history and cosmology to global political economy and critical theory—underlies formally reductive surfaces that filter personal memories, hopes, and fears. She brings these often frictional personal and public histories and noises into moments of rest through a visual language of bare bones. Her current project explores detailed grid drawings and projections of accidental photographs as a means of navigating this line of inquiry.