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Alison Knowles

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Alison Knowles (b. 1933) is an American artist who produced work in a number of forms. Knowles was very active in the Fluxus movement, and continues to create work inspired by her Fluxus experience. She has created work that incorporates performance, radio, and sound, papermaking, and printmaking. She graduated from the Pratt Institute in New York with an honors degree in fine art. Knowles was married to the Fluxus artist and prominent intermedia theorist, Dick Higgins, from 1960 to 1970, and again from 1984 until Higgins’ death in 1998.

Knowles studied with the painters, Adolph Gottlieb and Josef Albers and maintains a studio in New York City. She has twin daughters, Jessica Higgins, a New York based intermedia artist closely associated with seminal curator Lance Fung, late Fluxus gallerist Emily Harvey, The Artists Museum’s Construction In Process and having performed and collaborated as a youth in original Fluxus related events and Hannah Higgins, a writer and art historian residing in Chicago, Illinois.

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