Photo by  Shun Jie Yong

Photo by Shun Jie Yong



Alanna Stapleton is an illustrator and semi-professional breakfast enthusiast from Wisconsin. Currently located in Minneapolis, Alanna is a 2nd year MFA candidate at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Alanna currently works primarily with hand-embroidery to explore the humor found in everyday experiences of women.  

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

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 

Sep 2017 De/Coding MCAD MFA 2017 Fall Exhibition, MCAD MFA Gallery, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

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