Alisa Sikelianos-Carter is a Queer, Black, Femme mixed-media artist who works and resides in Upstate NY. Her luminous mixed-media work envisions a speculative Afro-Futuristic world where Blackness is both the breaking open of nothingness, and the strangely familiar in its ending of colloquial Black imagery-yet densely lustrous and illegible in its gestures to a place elsewhere. In January 2018 she was awarded a Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. She has exhibited nationally at the Upstate Artists Guild, Albany; The Post Contemporary, Troy, NY; Collar Works, Troy, NY; Virago Gallery, Seattle; Concepto Gallery, Hudson, NY (upcoming 2018); Paradice Pallase, Brooklyn (upcoming 2018);  and Ori Gallery, Portland, OR (upcoming 2018). She received both her Bachelors and Masters in Fine Art from SUNY Albany with a concentration in drawing and painting.