Alison Croney Moses

Trained as a furniture maker, my sculptures use a combination of timeless woodworking techniques, such as coopering and bent lamination, to create delicate, intricate forms with a subtle nod to the female form, investigating craft, community, identity, and motherhood.

Since 2020 my major thread in my art is the exploration of my experience of Black motherhood, primarily  using my art to examine my experiences and learnings of childhood and motherhood, and when needed,  to reframe them for my own children and my own healing.

In the Unsewn series I was inspired by photographs from abdominoplasty surgery to correct diastasis recti and an umbilical hernia. In the Mess of Preeclampsia, I explored my near death experience after having my second child.

In being transparent about my own experiences, I hope that other mothers are encouraged to express their own experiences, and are therefore challenged  to heal, to stand taller, to build community, and to work toward a more just future. 

Alison Croney Moses (Boston, MA)  holds an MA in sustainable business and communities from Goddard College, and a BFA in furniture design from the Rhode Island School of Design. In 2023, she presented a solo exhibition at Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. She is a recipient of the 2022 USA Fellowship in Craft, and 2023 Boston Artadia Award and a finalist of the 2024 LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize.