Alyssa Colon is a textile artist and industrial designer making through her lens as a mixed-race Latina, post a PWI education from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work is informed by cultural loss in diaspora, criticizes the phenomenon of assimilation, and expresses through material, form, and pattern, the desire to escape human identity altogether. She frequently employs waters as changing forces in her work; their forms or implications emerge as a portal into healing. Alyssa enjoys learning new kinds of making, mastery, and sharing culture through cuisine. She is currently the Fiber Studio Artist Fellow at Peters Valley.