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 explores personal narratives and the role of women in society through the subversion of traditionally feminine craft, narrative storytelling, and a little bit of humor. She 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

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

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

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