Using vibrant colors that awaken the soul, mixed media artist, Alyssa Hinton, invokes a theme of spiritual awakening through her unusual southeastern Native American imagery. Her work is a provocative portrayal of the folklore and history surrounding her roots, utilizing tradition and vision with a contemporary edge.


Alyssa's unique convergent art form has a universal appeal and an earth conscious message. Her textured narrative works speak to the preservation of both the ecology and indigenous culture, incorporating designs and concepts from southeastern mound culture.


Alyssa earned her B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art and her M.A. in Art & Design from North Carolina State University. She has studied internationally at the University of Grenoble, Parson’s in Paris, Beijing University, and the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. She was born in Philadelphia in 1962 and now lives in Durham, North Carolina.