Alyssa Arney is an independent artist and art curator. Born and raised in Terre Haute, IN, she left home at age 17 to pursue a degree in art in Indianapolis. She graduated from the John Herron School of Art – Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis campus in 2011 and received her BFA in printmaking and her minor in art history. She has shown her work primarily in Indiana and California but has had international exposure by selling jewelry and fine art through her Etsy account.

Arney currently resides in Orange County, California with her partner and their cat Black Bean. She is in constant motion developing new works, designing art and poetry projects among friends, artists and family, and developing contemporary art exhibitions.

Exhibition History


Branch Gallery Exhibition TBD

California Yarnscape, (Collaborative Site Specific Public Art Installation with Liz Flynn), Curated by Yarn Bombing Los Angeles and The Autry Museum, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027, March 13th – June 25th

Pussy Hat Project, (Collaboration between Threadwinners and the Pussy Hat Project Women’s March on Washington), Independence Avenue and Third Street SW, Washington D.C., January 20th


REVENGE OF THE PUSSY!!! (Oct. 2016), One Night Pop-Up Monster Show, (Collaborative w/ Threadwinners), Haight Gallery, 1780 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA, October 29th, 2016

There Is A River Here, (Collaborative Site Specific Public Art Installation with Liz Flynn), Curated by Carolyn Schutten, Riverside Art Museum, Debuts November 12th

Comfort Food Blanket, (Collaborative Installation with Liz Flynn, 2016), All Media 2016: Juried Exhibition, Irvine Fine Arts Center, 14321 Yale Ave, Irvine, CA 92604, September 3rd – October 22nd

Baked, (Collaborative Public Art Installation with Liz Flynn), Mr. B Bakery, 9667 1/2 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 91206, August 30th- December 31st

Repulsion Club, (Co-curated with Glenn Zucman), Digital Exhibition, July 21st (Preview), November 16th (Grand Opening Release)

Crochet Workshops, OC Fair, 88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, July 15th – August 14th

Comfort Food Blanket (Collaborative Installation with Liz Flynn, 2016), Makers Series Saturdays, Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501, June 20th -August 5th

Crochet Workshops, Gallery 211, Santa Ana, CA April 30th & May 21st

Pleasure Objects, Collaborative Installation with Liz Flynn, Gallery 211, Santa Ana, CA, May

Crochet Workshops, OC Fair: Imaginology, 88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, April 16th & 17th

Crochet Compost (2016), Dirtmaking, Pop Up Group Exhibition, 1255 E. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA, February 6th

Petting Zoo (2015), Chaos Theory, Group Exhibition, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA, February

Seen For Syria, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (Co-curator), Santa Ana, CA, January 


7500 Miles, A Digital Exhibition (Co-curator), http://www.7500miles.org/, Released in December (Ongoing project)

Off the Metro; A Solo Photography Exhibition Ft. Artist Matthew Grant Anson (Co-curated with Natalie Mik), Gallery de Fox, Santa Ana, CA, November 7-30

Art Bomb at the Segerstrom Center, Formation Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA, October 14th

O + E (2015), Alternative Universe, Group Exhibition, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA, September

Art Bomb at the Anaheim Night Market, Formation Gallery, Anaheim Packing District, Anaheim, CA, June 20

Apartment Art, Group Show (Participating artist and Co-curated with Natalie Mik), Indianapolis, IN, April 3-24

Pop Up Art Show, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA, January 3rd

The Sketchbook Project (2015), Resides in Permanent Collection, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY


Lydia & Beetlejuice, I SO Dead People, Pixel Art Collaboration, pixeljoint.com, December

An Uncalled for Order, Online Poetry Calendar Project, Curated by Jenna Caschera, Artist for August

East End Art Walk, Participating Vendor, Santa Ana, CA, April

Awakening, RAW: Natural Born Artists, Participating Vendor, Shark Club, Costa Mesa, CA, February


The Nothing (2014), JPL: The Search, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA December 7, 2013 – January 11, 2014

Year of the Horse (2014), Year of the Horse Print Exhibition, PROOF Studio Gallery, Toronto; Ontario College of Art & Design University, Toronto; Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa;

Muskoka Art Place Gallery, Port Carling, Ontario; Concordia University’s Mouse Print Gallery, Montreal February – May


We Made This… And We’re Sorry, Herron Senior Printmaking Class Print Exchange, Invited Artist, Indianapolis, IN, December

Dark Forests (2011-2012), Solo Show at the Monon Coffee Company, Indianapolis, IN, October 1 – 31

Undergrad Spring Cleaning (2011-2012), Upland Brewing Company’s Tasting Room, Indianapolis, IN, March 1 – 31


100 under $100, Group Art Sale, 3040 Indie, Indianapolis, IN, November

Woodruff Place Flea Market, Art Sale, Woodruff Place, Indianapolis, IN, June

Golden Gurlz Print Sale, Group Art Sale, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN, June

Golden Gurlz Print Exhibition, Group Show at Urban Element, Indianapolis, IN, May 1 – 31


Animal Habitat Mural, Collaboration Painting with Noel Ang, Terre Haute Children’s Museum, Terre Haute, IN January

© 2015 Alyssa Arney All Rights Reserved

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