Alison Hildreth creates work that evokes mystery – richly textured maps of the subconscious. This busy artist lives and works in Portland, Maine, and exhibits throughout the Northeast. Her work is in many collections, including those of the New York Public Library, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Portland Museum of Art, the Farnsworth Museum, and many college collections. Her works at the Jonathan Frost Gallery this season are examples of her relatively recent excursions into printmaking.
“My interests are mainly in exploring a theme of connectedness, an imprint we carry from generation to generation, also holds within it fears of disconnection. On one hand there seem to be immutable laws, and yet bizarre creatures and chaotic events abound, we study the order of things but the essence remains elusive. The questions are tantalizing.”