Alanna Stapleton is a Wisconsin born illustrator and semi-professional breakfast enthusiast. She earned a BFA in Illustration from Northern Michigan University in 2015 and is pursuing an MFA in Visual Studies at Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Alanna enjoys creating with a variety of mediums: from watercolor and gouache to fabric and embroidery, often focusing on themes of memory, documentation, nostalgia, and everyday occurrences.

Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators NY and been shown at Gowanus Print Lab and Light Grey Art Lab, among others.

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 staples.alanna@gmail.com

Select Recent Exhibitions

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

Jul-Aug 2016 Never Odd or Even Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, MN

Nov 2015-Jan 2016 Group Show Festive Wisconsin Cedarburg Art Museum in Cedarburg, WI

Sep 2015 Group Show Abandoned Spaces, Forgotten Places Gowanus Print Lab in Brooklyn, NY

Jul 2015 Group Show Patches + Stitches Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis, MN