Alison Lee Schroeder | Center for Victims of Torture

Alison Lee Schroeder

Alison Lee Schroeder was born in Washington DC to a Colombian-American family. She received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from Universidad Autónoma de Morelos in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where she was awarded a full scholarship and research grant from the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT).

In Mexico, Schroeder facilitated international artist residencies, a travel program for RISD, and artistic interventions in public space. She designed and created an 1100 square foot roof garden for Colegio Williams, and was appointed Commissioner for Planning and Programming of Cultural Development for Youth by the National Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Morelos.

Schroeder’s work can be found in numerous private collections and as part of the permanent collection of the RISD Museum and the Changarrito Contemporary Art Collection. Recent exhibitions include Underlying Borders, Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, DC, Después de Edén, La Tallera, Cuernavaca; Give Me the Power, Gallery of the House of Representatives, Mexico City; Personal Space, Pieter, Los Angeles; Art-Book: a Conceptual Strategy, Carrillo Gil Museum, Mexico City; and Artist Books from Mexico, International Book Fair, Paris. She is a Master Teacher for the New York State Summer School for the Arts.

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