Alison Brady is a New York based artist. She hails from the slightly tattered outskirts of Cleveland, Ohio, and the image of faded middle-class “coziness” is one that lies at the heart of her photos. Her work is compelling, funny, and disturbing, that mucks through unconscious emotions, desires, and sexual compulsions, all unified by an aesthetic that vacillates between the banal and the fantastic. Roberta Smith of the The New York Times wrote “Ms. Brady’s work deals rather explicitly and hilariously with the female predicament.”
Brady exhibits nationally and internationally and her pieces can be found in many private and public collections such as Elton John’s collection and the West Collection. Her work has been featured in publications such as the New York Times, New York Arts Magazine, Time Out NY and Lady Gunn. She was named one of the top emerging artists in the world by Saatchi Gallery. Brady’s work was also accepted into the prestigious Artist Pension Fund by a group of leading curators from MoMA and Tate Modern who select a mere five percent of applicants each period. She holds an MFA in Photography Video and Related Media from The School of Visual Arts (NYC).