Studio Visit: Alisa Ochoa

Posted on February 20, 2015 by Emily _

Well, I have to be honest, I haven't actually been super recently to Alisa's studio.  Between the cold I've been battling and the windchill temps here in Brooklyn hovering at or well below zero degrees, I have barley been leaving the house for the last week except to travel down the street to the studio.

But, within the lovely world of the interweb, where CAN'T we go?  So let's check out some of Brooklyn based artist, Alisa Ochoa's beautiful work.

Alisa Ochoa, Extruder (Duo Blend), 2012, Silkscreen print on paper, 11 x 14 inches

Alisa Ochoa, Daybreak, 2014, Acrylic on panel, 12 x 12 inches

Alisa Ochoa, Jubilee, 2012. Collage and acrylic paint on paper, 9.5 x 9 inches.

Alisa Ochoa, Sour, 2013. Porcelain, underglaze and plexiglas, 1 x 4 x 3 inches.

I love her use of pop, color and pattern, but also her references to the body and human form.

Alisa Ochoa, Tease, 2013, Glazed porcelain, silkscreen print on paper, 3.25 x 4.5 x 5.5 inches.

Her pieces are both beautiful and beautifully made.  Some like this piece, from lovely and delicate, glazed porcelain.

Alisa Ochoa, Witch Mouth, 2013. Glazed and underglazed porcelain, steel hardware, approximately 59 x 50 x 4 inches.

Some of of her work flirts with where the banal and the surreal intersect, and just when you are drawn in by the color and the beauty, there is something also a little sinister, or uncomfortable and sometimes ugly lurking there that makes her work really engaging.


Alisa Ochoa, Orange Peel in Sage Bowl, 2012. Glazed porcelain, 1 x 3 x 3 inches.

Alisa Ochoa, Janus's Hands (Cupping), 2013. Cast hydrocal and pigment, 3.5 x 12 x 3 inches.

Alisa Ochoa, Sea of Love (with B.R.), 2013.  Porcelain, acrylic paint, hydrocal and pigments, 1.5 x 3.5 x 4 inches

You can view more of her work on her website: