Assistant Professor of Sculpture
Education: BFA, Southern Adventist University, 2004; MFA, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 2007. At SPU since Autumn 2017.
Alison Stigora is a site-specific artist specializing in large scale sculpture and installation. She creates multi-sensory environments tailored for each location and audience, and has collaborated with architects, engineers, dancers, and lighting designers in development of her work.
Ms. Stigora has a penchant for exploring the mountains, water, and vegetation of unusual places, responding to natural structures as an ongoing part of her creative practice. Her love for travel has resulted in a variety of sculpted forms, and she has recently completed projects in the Mojave Desert of Joshua Tree, California; Arte Sella Sculpture Park in northern Italy; and in the Philadelphia International Airport. Her work has also taken her to Iceland as an artist-in-residence.
She holds her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, with additional coursework completed at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. She has exhibited in New York, Chicago, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Grand Rapids, among others.
Ms. Stigora joined the faculty at Seattle Pacific University to teach Sculpture, Drawing, and 3D Foundations. A native of Philadelphia, her first visit to Seattle in 2013 included the spontaneous construction of an ephemeral installation at Olympic National Park, which also doubled as a temporary dwelling. She is drawn to the Pacific Northwest for its dynamic urban and natural environment.