Alicia Piller

Who Am I ?

ALICIA PILLER

September 2011


1: Who am I?

I am 28-year-old fine artist and couture accessories designer, currently living in Brooklyn, NY.

2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?

Currently, I am having a new website put together which should be complete by the end of this month. I’m also working on crazy couture pieces, dress/body jewelry, and bra pieces for clients! I will be opening a store in collaboration with Harriet’s Alter Ego (Harriet’s by Hikema), in Downtown Brooklyn, in a new green market set to open by August!

I have a solo fine art show, Reflections of the Future, open until July 30 at the Three Peas Art Lounge in Chicago. My work can be purchased a few ways:

Online:

1. New website coming soon: www.designsbyaliciap.com
2. Ustrendy: Alicia- P
3. Etsy: Designsbyaliciap

Stores: Neda Boutique (Brooklyn), MoCADA Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (Brooklyn), Nicholas  (Brooklyn), Annie Creamcreese, (Las Vegas)

3: Where are you from and where are you going?

N/A

4: Who is your biggest hero?

My biggest hero is my great grandmother. She went through a lot and was still able to maintain such an amazing spirit.

5: What book is your bible?

OH! God that so hard! I’d have to say top three: Zami The New Spelling of My Name by Audrey Lord, Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler, and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith!

6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?

I love: Marking art, my boyfriend, traveling, my family (of course), the macabre, baby animals!

Things I hate: Walking behind slow people, extreme arrogance, my ex, and the fact that I can’t speak more languages!

7: What is your raison d’être?

I’m here on this earth to make my art…to inspire others.

8: What is your favorite color?

Probably purple, but I love the whole rainbow!

9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?

Jean Grey. I love that she becomes a Phoenix.

10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?

Brooklyn Bowl! Dancing, bowling, and drinking! How could you go wrong?

11: What turns you on?

My sexy boyfriend! Food and confidence!

12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

Q: What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?
A: A clown, for seven years!

Alicia Piller is a fine artist and couture accessories designer with her line Designs By Alicia P.

LINKS:

Designs By Alicia P.

Ustrendy: Alicia- P

Etsy: Designsbyaliciap

Questions by PMc Magazine

Edited by Meaghan Coffey

Photography by Lejla Sunje / Courtesy by Alicia Piller

Design by Jillian Mercado

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Caption:

Alicia Piller, Chicago, 2011, Photography by Lejla Sunje / Courtesy by Alicia Piller

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