“Culture is not stagnant. Through contact and the technological revolution Tlingit culture is constantly adapting, observing, and searching for its place in the world.”
Alison O. Marks (née Bremner) is a Tlingit artist born and raised in Southeast Alaska. As a child of two cultures, native and non-native, the artist brings a unique perspective to her art. Through humor and a variety of mediums Marks seeks to depict the experience of the modern native. Painting, woodcarving, regalia and digital collage are a few of the mediums the artist employs. In addition to her contemporary practice, Marks is committed to the revitalization of Tlingit culture in her hometown of Yakutat, Alaska. The artist finds happiness in balancing art as social commentary and art for traditional and ceremonial use.