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. Alliworks 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 Urbanglass, New York and upcoming at University of North Georgia in 2017. She was recognized as a 2015 Emerging Artist by the Glass Art Society, and currently is serving as Head of the Glass Program 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 in the self-titled Bylta, at Corning Museum of Glass on December 17, 2015.