After a childhood spent in Rochester, NY and a young adulthood spent in Ithaca, NY, Alice Combs then moved to San Francisco to pursue an MFA at San Francisco Art Institute. She graduated from the program in 2015 and now lives and works in San Francisco. She also holds a B.S. in Biology from Cornell University (2008) and an A.S. in Graphic Design from Tompkins-Cortland Community College (2013).

Artist Statement: 
The impetus for most of my work comes from the misinterpretation of unspoken rules. I then develop processes that employ tedium, humor, ready-made materials, and personal history to make works that visually ignore those unspoken rules. Working in diverse media from traditional oil painting to ephemeral barely-there installations of my hair, I highlight the weirdness of everyday rules and objects. Weirdness and humor are free to question oppressive systems of thought and action that are often invisible to natives of American Capitalism, like myself.