Naming Gallery: Closing Reception for “Touch me back” by Alise Anderson

by admin on June 5, 2015

August 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Naming Gallery
335 15th St
Oakland, CA 94612

It’s your last chance to experience solo show “Touch me back” by Alise Anderson! Make sure to stop in and check out this touchable, interactive art installation!


In “Touch Me Back” Alise Anderson draws specifically from a personal narrative of growing up in a conservative mormon family, being a woman silenced for so many years, current relationships, social pressures and anxieties, and her simultaneous fear of and love for strangers. There is a subtle humor in everything she creates, even if it stems from a darker memory, story or feeling. Like her performance work, her visual art is often bright and approachable and plays with the boundaries of touch.

Alise Anderson …was born in Houston, Texas. From 2007 to 2009 she studied Modern Dance Performance and Choreography at Utah Valley University. She later received a certificate in Directing and Producing at Berkeley Digital Film Institute. Her work has already been included in various exhibitions and screenings including West Coast Craft, San Francisco CA and Selected Shorts at Pacific Film Archive. This year her work will be showcased in KnitWit Magazine and Kole Magazine, both fiber and textile publications. Earlier this summer she attended an artist residency at CalArts. Anderson currently lives and works in Oakland.