Alanna Fields

2024 Washington Award Winner- Visual Art

Follow on Instagram

View Website

Alanna Fields (b. 1990, Maryland, USA) is a mixed-media artist and archivist whose work both deconstructs and reconstructs Black queer memory and history through a multidisciplinary engagement with photographic archives.

Fields’ work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at Paris Photo, Art Basel Miami, Felix Art Fair LA, and Expo Chicago. Her work has been featured in museum exhibitions at The Aldrich Contemporary Museum, The High Museum of Art, The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling, and The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporic Art. She has presented solo exhibitions at The Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art and Baxter Street Camera Club of NY and participated in group exhibitions at Yossi Milo Gallery, Yancey Richardson Gallery, Latchkey Gallery, Fragment Gallery, Residency Art Gallery, David Castillo Gallery and the Silver Eye Center for Photography, among others.

Fields received her MFA in Photography from Pratt Institute and has given lectures on her work at the Aperture Foundation, Light Work, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Parson’s New School, Syracuse University, and Stanford University. Fields is a Gordon Parks Foundation Scholar and Pollock Krasner Foundation grant recipient who has participated in residencies at Silver Arts Projects, Light Work, Baxter St. CCNY, Fountainhead Arts, and TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image, among others.  Her work has been commissioned by and featured in major publications such as The New York Times, The Atlantic, Aperture Magazine, and FOAM Magazine.  Fields currently serves as a Lecturer of Photography at Howard University and is based in Washington, D.C.