Alli Hoag’s artistic practice is concerned with themes of magic. Seeing magic as the desire to connect with the world outside of our perceptual and cognitive abilities, she attempts to create moments where one can believe that distance is overcome. Alli works across mediums of glass, installation, video, performance and digital technology to investigate this uniquely human desire, and to reveal the simultaneous lightness and heaviness that is created when the imagined or invisible is labored into the physical realm.
Alli completed her BFA degree in Glass at University of Hawaii at Manoa, and graduated from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2012. After graduation, she served as Adjunct Professor, teaching in both Sculpture and Glass.
Alli has developed her work internationally through residencies abroad at Cite des Arts International in Paris, France and S12 Galleri og Verksted in Bergen, Norway.
She has exhibited both internationally and nationally, with solo exhibitions recently at Milsaps College in Jackson MS (2017) and River House Arts in Toledo, OH (2018). She has also acted as Executive Exhibition Chair and co-curator for the National juried glass exhibition, Momentum in Toledo, OH (2017). She was recognized as a 2015 Emerging Artist by the Glass Art Society and serves as Head of the Glass Program and Assistant Professor at Bowling Green State University.
Alli also works across sound, sculpture, and performance wth Icelandic performance artist and pianist Tinna Thorsteindottir, in a collaborative known as Bylta. Thier first collaboration was in the performance Cry Piano at S12 Galleri go Verkstedin Bergen, Norway in 2013. Most recently Bylta performed their work, Sending, at UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, NY, Chrysler Museum in Norfolk VA, and during the 2017 Glass Art Society Conference.