Discipline: Visual Art – installation

Alison Pebworth

Discipline: Visual Art – installation
Region: San Francisco, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2021

Alison Pebworth is a San Francisco-based visual artist whose work explores alternative forms of storytelling that combine painting, installation, and social interaction. Following ten years of nomadic work focused on overlooked and hidden American histories with “The Roadside Show & Tell” and “Beautiful Possibility” projects, she turned her focus to large interactive sculptural works that continue to merge history and social narratives. Recently, she has been taking an anthropological look at the culture of waste, working almost exclusively from discarded material. In the Summer of 2021 she will be traveling back across the country for a yearlong North American tour collecting regionally specific cast-off material and building a new series of hanging “Time Lines” for a large immersive installation.



Alison Pebworth worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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