Alison S. Marra is an abstract painter and mixed media artist whose work investigates themes of cultural femininity, human instinct, and the natural environment.


From 2007-2011, she completed murals in the lower Hudson Valley at Dance & Theater Arts Studios, Purpl, and Springhurst Elementary School. She has created and taught classes to adults on how to reclaim a creative life, and since 2013 she has been the artist in residence at Hillside Elementary School, where she guides students through art projects to supplement their social studies curriculum.

Alison lives with her partner and their daughters in Yonkers, NY, where she serves on the Board of Directors of the Foundation for the Yonkers Public Library. She works in the shared studio, Collective Art Space, in Dobbs Ferry, NY.

Photography credit: Stella Higgins