Alison McNulty is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work examines the ubiquitous traces of our living, and what they can teach us about the way we live, how we make meaning, assign value, and participate in larger material cycles and systems. Her work takes varied forms as ephemeral and interactive sculpture, architectural interventions, objects, installation, text, video, photography, and performative gestures.
She works in relation to overlooked sites and neglected architectural spaces using ordinary, reclaimed materials like brick, dust, hair, fur, bits of eraser, and rock to explore the fragility and duration of things, materials, systems of knowledge, environments, relationships, and bodies.
McNulty’s projects emerge from an interdisciplinary perspective and are informed by geology and other natural sciences, poetics, and a collaborative attitude toward the human and non-human agents and natural processes her work intersects through place and site.
Deeply ingrained in a poetic understanding of space and materiality, McNulty’s projects attempt to create possibilities for exchange, relation, and meaning-making between material, language, history, and the unfolding experience of embodied perception.