Alyson Souza was born in 1968 and grew up in Western Massachusetts. At seventeen, she received a full scholarship to the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. Souza’s work subsequently appeared in several group shows in lower Manhattan. In 1993 she began to work in wood, constructing intricate three-dimensional oil paintings. She did so in the east village, until 1997, when she moved to Los Angeles. She had her first solo exhibition entitled Mind Matters in 2000, at the Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica. In 2003 Alyson received a grant from The Ucross Foundation in Wyoming where she completed a six-week residency. She followed that with a solo exhibition at the Robert Berman Gallery, entitled Anatomy of Dysfunction, for which she received “Pick of the Week” in LA Weekly. Since then her work has been included in shows in San Francisco, New York, Texas and throughout southern California. Her most recent solo show entitled “Oddly Content”, opened June 5th 2010 at the Nau-haus Gallery in Houston Texas. Her work has also appeared on the television show The X-files and in 2005 an “Artist’s Profile” of Souza and her work was shown on HGTV. Most recently, The Huffington Post called her a veteran painter who expertly paints snakes and lizards to expose deeper social issues. The next solo show is entitled “Extraneous Objectives” and will run from March 3rd to March 31st 2012, at Nau-haus gallery. An interview and profile of Alyson will appear in the upcoming edition no. 9, of Hey Magazine.