Alva Mooses is an artist based in New York City. Her work is situated in sites of labor and construction while considering the histories of colonialism in the Americas that have reshaped landscapes. She is active in organizing community art initiatives and collaborations in the U.S., Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, El Salvador, Argentina, and Norway.

Alva received her BFA from The Cooper Union and her MFA from Yale. Exhibitions include: ‘Retrato de un Paisaje’ Eduardo Sivori Museum (Buenos Aires) ‘A Day’s Dust’, Studio 17 (Stavanger), ‘Align in Distance’, DĄĄB (NYC), ‘Portrait of a Landscape’, Shirley Fiterman Art Center (NYC), ‘Local Metrics’ Logan Center for the Arts (Chicago), ‘Casera Era’ the 10th Havana Biennial (Havana). She has been invited to participate in residencies at The University of Chicago, Grafisk Verksted in Stavanger, Norway, Casa Wabi in Oaxaca, Mexico and the Davidoff Art Initiative in the Dominican Republic. She has presented her work through artist talks at the Swiss Institute in NY, Cornell University, Rogaland Kunstsenter in Norway, and SAIC. Alva has taught courses in drawing, printmaking, and sculpture at Cornell University and sculpture at The Cooper Union School of Art.

Parangaricutirimicuaro, 2018 Cast silver necklace and chain (Virgin San Juan de los Lagos as volcano)