Alisha Marie was raised in Bass River, Nova Scotia and currently resides Calgary, Alberta. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Ceramics in 2018 from the Alberta College of Art + Design, and Level 1 certification in Expressive Arts Therapy in 2013 from the Prairie Institute of Expressive Arts Therapy. Alisha Marie works across a diverse media, including ceramics, sculpture, ise katagami (Japanese paper cutting), fibre, writing, as well as acting/video work. She has recently been featured on TV Tokyo’s show “Who Wants to Come to Japan 世界ニッポン行きたい人応援団” which showcased her passion for ise katagami. Her most recent work have been showcased in “Nii Tskowaas/All My Relations””, “The Crafted Dish”, and “Peoples Portrait Prize 2017”. Inspiration for Alisha’s work comes from all aspects of life, including narratives surrounding personal and collective experiences of trauma, her own battles with mental illness, as well as dreams, religion, culture, nature, imagination, and a sprinkle of intermitted psychosis. Alisha Marie renders a narrative using visual language often accompanied by the written word. Working in an intricate manner, Alisha’s work is extremely detailed and always rewards a closer look. These details help tie together ideas and evoke deeper thought and contemplation. The chronosyntric nature of her work helps Alisha deal with internal anxieties while also helping to ground the artist in her practice.