Alison Kuo
Class of 2014
Make You a Drink 2014, performance documentation, fabric, rubber glove, sugar, vodka
Make You a Drink
2014, performance documentation, fabric, rubber glove, sugar, vodka
Texas New York, New York

Alison Kuo is a Texas native with a BA from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, who lives and works in NYC. She has exhibited her work at CANADA, Christopher Henry Gallery, ICI, Present Company, and Art Jam in NYC, 1117 Garland, SOFA Gallery, Co-Lab, and Domy in Austin, and OHWOW in Miami. Kuo is the Art Editor at the literary magazine GIGANTIC, and she is often best known as the person behind the popular blog Accidental Accidental Chinese Hipsters. Her first solo show in NYC, Juicy, Juicy Special Request Deluxe, was at Superchief Gallery in 2013. She likes to cook in her spare time.

Alison Kuo, class of 2014

The MFA Fine Arts program reflects the diversity of New York’s many art worlds. Together, the faculty and students form a community of established and emerging artists from many backgrounds who work across disciplines and modes of practice. Our main goals are to provide a stimulating and supportive environment in which students can thrive and develop as artists, to foster rigorous critical engagement with contemporary art and other cultural forms, and to produce an ongoing conversation, through work as much as through words, about what we make, how we make it and why.

The MFA Fine Arts program attracts ambitious emerging artists from many countries and backgrounds. In their commitment to art, and to one another, they provide a foundation for artistic growth that extends beyond graduation and forms an ongoing platform of professional support. 

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