Alyssa Freitas


BFA Alumni

Major: Sculpture

Graduation Year: 2016

Artist Statement:

I explore the navigation from personal to public space. The exchange between people and technology is becoming increasingly complex. The way we comprehend objects is directly intertwined to how we understand ourselves as the human race. Focusing on the phenomena of social media provides a medium for me as an artist to communicate an array of conflicting emotions of both intimacy and isolation.

I approach this dichotomy through the action of collage where I collect materials to use in installation, video, photography and time based objects. This includes the combination of commercial products and personal displays. My focus is on high-traffic websites and personal spaces to enforce a place of uncertainty. Materials elements such as party decor, cheap clothing, and health and wellness supplies often repeated or digitally enhanced as a means of extending and collapsing spaces in order to communicate the potential of a new object to body relationship. My aim is to bluntly distort recognition both within and in response to Post-internet art.


Alyssa Freitas is transdisciplinary artist born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, who currently lives in Portland, Maine. She will be receiving a Bachelor of Fine Art in Sculpture from Maine College of Art in 2016. Her construction of spaces explores the influx of digital culture into contemporary life. This unique outlook at hybridized form was explored while she was a studio assistant for professional artist Rollin Leonard in 2015. Alyssa plans on earning a Master of Fine Art in interdisciplinary studies in California.