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Alicia Degener is a native Detroit who studied fine art at Parsons School of

Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and The School of the Art Institute of

Chicago. A longtime Brooklyn resident Alicia paints the landscape of NYC but

continues to revisit Detroit where she discovered her love of representing the

patterns and details found in great, perhaps crumbling architecture and intricate

ironwork found in bridges. Architectural details such as corinthian

columns,cornices, friezes and anything kitschy Americana like roadside signs are

often explored in Alicia’s work. Degener combines literal representation with

abstract elements to focus on what she wants people to see she finds interesting

about a place. Brilliant and vibrant color combined with a wonky sense of

perspective bring movement to her paintings and a fresh view on city

landscapes. Unusual cropping and framing of images add to the overall look of

Alicia’s artwork. Degener often incorporate text and imagery she finds in street

signs to give a narrative sometimes ironic or humorous to her artwork. I work in a

variety of mediums including Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel and Linoleum block


Degener's Work