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Alisha Sickler Brunelli


Department of Art and Design


Alisha Sickler Brunelli is a multidisciplinary artist, designer and educator living in Binghamton, New York. She explores a variety of media, touching on her interests in energy, spirituality, human consciousness, consumption, body autonomy and transcendence in the digital age. Her process is largely intuitive, ranging from realism to abstraction, and pulls from a variety of references such as body schematics, natural objects, scientific imagery, historical works, and chance mark-making. She is interested in meaning-making, transpersonal experiences and the significance of quantum principles in our understanding of human potential, particularly the implications of observation as an inextricably creative act.

Brunelli’s work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Art Cluster Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY; the Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, NY; Marywood University's Mahady Gallery, PA; Keystone College, PA; and Spool Contemporary Art Space, Johnson City, NY (where she is a founding board member), among others. She has also received an artist-in-residence fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. As a commercial designer, she has completed various projects, from fantasy fiction novel illustrations and book cover designs to layout and identity.

Brunelli’s research in alternative/expanded visual arts education led to the creation of KAPOW! Art Studio, a community art school that served the Southern Tier Region of Upstate, NY, from 2014 to 2021. In 2022, she was awarded a teaching artist grant through NYSCA/NY Arts in Education Roundtable, Empire Creates. She recently was a semi-finalist in the 2023 NYSCA Artist Fellowship in the Printmaking/Drawing/BookArts category. Brunelli joined the faculty in the Art & Design department at Binghamton in Spring 2015.


  • BFA, Binghamton University
  • MSEd, Elmira College
  • NYS Teaching Certification in Visual Arts