Alumna Ali Hval will present a solo exhibition, Twice Pierced, at the Walnut Gallery in Gadsden, Alabama, opening April 2, 2022.
Based in Iowa City, Iowa, Hval combines painting, fabric, ceramic, sculpture and installation. She also describes herself as an avid muralist, with more than 25 public murals and projects from Iowa to Florida. And, she teaches art as an adjunct instructor at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Hval earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The University of Alabama in 2015 and her Master of Fine Arts degree with honors from the University of Iowa in painting and drawing in 2021. In 2015, Hval was named a Windgate Fellow and awarded a $15,000 scholarship through the Center for Craft in Asheville, North Carolina. She received a Culture & Resilience Grant from the Iowa Arts Council in 2021 and held a Chautaugua School of Art Residency in 2020 and a Grant Wood Public Art Residency in 2019. In the fall of 2021, Hval’s solo exhibition, Cosmetic Justice, in Mason City, Iowa, was featured on the New York City Jewelry Week blog. Hval’s website is here.
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