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Aliza Nisenbaum Combines Politics and Painting in Vogue Profile

Photo by Brad Ogbonna, Vogue, February 2017

Aliza Nisenbaum (BFA 2001, MFA 2005) credits SAIC with helping her develop her singular, politically-charged painting style. A recent Vogue article describes how the School encouraged her "highly personal, intimate style of painting that blurred the line between figuration and abstraction, with bold compositions and flat planes influenced by the great Mexican muralists—Rivera, Orozco, and María Izquierdo, whose work she reveres." Nisenbaum and her urgent series of portraits of undocumented workers and their families caught the attention of the fashion publication. 

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