Lexington-based artist Becky Alley was the Kentucky finalist for the new Southern Prize, given by South Arts. In her mixed-media installation, she imbues ephemeral materials with weighty meaning. Leaves, yarn, and burnt matches, for example, represent fallen soldiers or civilian casualties in Iraq as a result of the US “Shock and Awe” campaign.
Alley earned an MFA in studio art from the University of Kansas in 2005, and a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2000. She is currently gallery director and lecturer at the University of Kentucky and visiting instructor at Transylvania University.
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