Artist Spotlight Series: Alison Knott

I am excited to introduce you to the perfect artist for the week.

I am drawn to the dramatic cranium collage works of this New York artist especially this week of Halloween. Be sure to check out her full portfolio as well. 

Alison Knott

Brooklyn, NY

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What is your training?

I received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design 


What inspires your designs?

Things I see and collect from traveling and life experiences, magazines, fashion, irony

What is your favorite piece?

Peter Paul Rubens “The Tiger and Lion Hunt

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How has you area influenced your work?

New York is such a melting pot.  The streets offer an overload of information which my works helps me process.  The fast paced life forces you to make quick decisions which I am not always good at making.  The energy of the city and it’s diversity makes for more layered work.

What is your favorite restaurant in your city?



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What is your favorite cocktail?

I don’t drink cocktails.  Champagne there is always a reason to celebrate!


How do you balance work and your personal life?

I try to keep things simple and organized in my life (it helps having an architect husband).  I moved my studio into my apartment after my son was born to avoid commuting to the studio.  Time for each is the biggest juggle.  You have to know when your work needs more time and when your family needs more time.  

Dream Trip?



Dream Commission?

A ceiling painting

Favorite Hostess gift?

Deserts from a local French Patisserie “Almondine” in DUMBO, BK


Who is your style icon?

The women on the streets of NYC.  I am always inspired by someone.


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Who is your favorite upcoming artist?

I have more then one…Jacob Kassay,


Robin Cameron

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and Dan Shaw-Town

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What is your most treasured possession?

A lotus flower ring my husband bought for me on our honeymoon in Thailand

What are you reading?

French Kids Eat Everything” by Karen Le Billon

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What are you listening to?

Adele’s new song “Hello“,

Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack, INXS, Led Zeppelin and the traffic from the Manhattan Bridge

What are your favorite blogs/ publications?

NY Post, NY Times, Wall Street Journal,  

Mousse Magazine, French and British Vogue Magazines, Modern Painters Magazine



a few of my favorite from the 









1588084The pieces above and a few more can be purchased through The Real Real.

Follow Alison Knott and see much more of her diverse portfolio HERE


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