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Alison Sant
ali (at) alisant (dot) net

Alison Sant is an artist, with a background in digital media, architecture, and urban art practice. Her work explores the city as both a site for investigation and intervention and focuses on the intersection of technology, architecture, and ecology. Her most recent work, is as a collaborator in The Studio for Urban Projects, a research and working group that explores the connections between ecology and urban life. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including the Berkeley Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, VIPER Basel, ISEA and the Conflux Festival.

Sant teaches classes that blend urban art practice, ecology, and new media at the California College of Art. She has also taught at the San Francisco Art Institute and Mills College. Sant has been awarded artist residencies at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in 2001, Headlands Center for the Arts in 2000, and the McColl Center for Visual Art in 1999. She is the recipient of grants from the San Francisco Exploratorium and the Creative Work Fund. She has been invited to speak at a variety of symposia including ISEA2006, IDEA2006, the Mobile Digital Commons Network Symposium and VIPER Basel|2004. Her essays have been published in the Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Intelligent Agent and the Transcultural Mapping Reader. She received her BFA from New York University in 1993 in the Departments of Photography and Interactive Telecommunications and received her Masters in Design at the College of Environmental Design, University of California Berkeley in 2004. Sant is a curator and board member of Southern Exposure Gallery.