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Alison Donaldson

Alison is a paper artist in the Houston area with focus on contemporary collage work. She is self-taught and creates her pieces largely through intuition. Her mother, also an artist, definitely influenced Alison through her imaginative approach to using materials in unexpected ways. Alison is particularly drawn to the arrangement, pattern and repetition that comes from deconstructing original artwork and piecing it back together either in a weaving or modern collage. This therapeutic process of free painting, tearing or cutting and then organically reassembling it always surprises her with the outcome, while also offering personal healing time. Alison loves creating works that bring joy and happiness to the viewer but also cause them to take a closer look and try to understand the process and approach.  


Alison has a studio in Silver Street Studios on the Sawyer Yards campus in Houston. She taken classes at the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, including collage and assemblage. Last spring Alison was proud to be a part of "Gratitude of Art" with UTHealth Houston. She had a piece of art acquired for their corporate collection that was curated and compiled into a book for their top donors in the spring of 2023. Alison graduated from Texas A&M and had the opportunity to spend six months in Italy studying art history. When she is not creating art, she is spending time with her husband and their middle and high school boys.

Solo Exhibition: 

"Paper Trail" (July 27 - Sept. 9, 2023) 

Group Exhibitions: 

Visual Arts Association Houston: 

40th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Jung Center Houston - Honorable Mention for "Stracciatella" 

"Salan d'Ete 2024" - Silver Street Sawyer Yards (Summer 2024) 

"Big Ideas, Small Frames" - The Silos Sawyer Yards (Fall 2023)
Visual Arts Alliance - 38th Annual Juried Art Exhibition (Spring 2023)

"Compulsion" - The Silos Sawyer Yards (Summer 2023) 

The Scouted Studio Emerging Artist's Exhibition (Spring 2023)

"Artist's Statements" - The Silos Sawyer Yards (Spring 2023) 

"Winter" - The Silos Sawyer Yards (Winter 2023) 

Art House Loan Program - Houston (December 2022 - March 2023)

The Scouted Studio Emerging Artist's Exhibition (Fall 2022)  

"Free Expression" - The Silos Sawyer Yards (Fall 2022) 

"Love Story" - The Silos Sawyer Yards (Summer 2022) 


UTHealth Houston - The Art of Gratitude 

Turn in Gold (Houston) 

The Children's Fund 


PaperCity - UTHealth Event (Spring 2023) 


Art Resin Guide to Resin Artists 


June 2024

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