Photo by  Shun Jie Yong

Photo by Shun Jie Yong


Alanna Stapleton is an illustrator and semi-professional breakfast enthusiast based in Minneapolis. She is a recent graduate of the MFA program at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Alanna currently works primarily with hand-embroidery to explore the humor found in everyday experiences. She likes making work about badass ladies with bold limited color palettes, and hand-lettering.

Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators NY and been shown at Gowanus Print Lab, Soo Visual Arts Center, Light Grey Art Lab, and more. She is also a contributing illustrator to Rookie Mag.

Alanna's interests include but are not limited to: Parks and Recreation, sitting in coffee shops, thinking about horses, and finding a way to travel and draw forever.

Let's work together!  

Contact Alanna for commissions, questions, or your thoughts on the great Pie vs. Cake debate (She is Team Pie.) Get in touch at

Select Recent Exhibitions

Jun-Aug 2018 Foodways MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Mar 2018 Artists In The Kitchen, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN

Feb 2018 SooVAC + MCAD MFA: An Exhibition in Honor of Suzy Greenberg, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN

Jan-Feb 2018 Winterland: Celebrating Makers and Their Craft, Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, MN

Jul-Aug 2016 Comic and Cartoon Art Annual 2016 Exhibit, Short Form and Digital Media, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY


Growler MagRookie Mag / The Store at Mia / Patrick's Cabaret / Bean Pole Farm