Ethereal and somewhat surreal, the work of Alison Shepard seems to both occupy this world and another beyond it. Alison's love of narrative allows her subjects to evoke a sense of magic realism. Whether the subject is a flower, a face, a figure or space itself, Alison's work has an unmistakable glow that sets her art apart. Alison received her BFA from Northern Kentucky University and her MFA from Miami of Oxford, Ohio. She has studied Printmaking both locally and abroad at the Joan Miro Foundation in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Alison is a very enthusiastic teacher and has taught in a variety of settings throughout her career. One of the highlights of Alison's teaching career was the opportunity of working with artists Tim Rollins (Tim Rollins + KOS) and Thom Shaw through Artworks Cincinnati. This experience of co-teaching local teens with these two world-renowned artists has forever shaped her as an artist and educator. Alison is passionate about teaching from the integrity of experience and is devoted to her own studio practice. She currently teaches at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, where she is Assistant Professor of Art in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking. Alison's art has been widely displayed throughout Greater Cincinnati as well as across the United States. Her work has been collected by many private clients and her printmaking is part of the works on paper collections at the New Orleans Museum of Art, the University of Dallas, and the Cincinnati Art Museum.