Selected Exhibitions

  • Office of Art in Embassies, US Embassy, Vientiane, Laos, 2017-2019

  • We’ve Come This Far, African American Museum, Dallas, TX, 2014

  • Art in the Urban Garden, Lilstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2014

  • Modest in Scale, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver CO, 2012

  • Conjuring Home, South Dallas Cultural Center, TX 2011

  • Altered States: Artists Re-imagine the Book, Reed Whipple Cultural Center Gallery, Las Vegas, NV, 2009

  • Art of the Book, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA, 2009

  • Art, Fact and Artifact: The Book in Time and Place, Iowa Artisan’s Gallery, Iowa City, IA, 2009

  • Considering the Book as a Work of Art, Codex International Book Fair, Berkeley, CA, 2009

  • Maternal Legends, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR, 2008

  • Natural Images, Nurturing Voices, Bradshaw Gallery, Dallas, TX, 2008

  • Wrapping Home Around Me, 14th Street Gallery, Plano, TX, 2008

  • Pacific Festival of the Book, VAC Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada, 2007

  • Watermark 2006 Works on Paper, SE Community College, Whiteville, SC

  • 88 Numbers, Kettle Art Gallery, Dallas, TX, 2006

  • Draw_drawing_2, The Foundry Gallery, London, UK, 2006

  • 5th Biennial National Art Exhibit, Visual Art Center, Punta Gorda, FL, 2006

  • RAC National, RAC Gallery, San Antonio, TX, 2005

  • The Halpert Biennial, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, 2005

Selected Collections

  • Baylor University, Crouch Library, Waco, TX

  • Baylor University, Central Libraries, Waco, TX

  • Lafayette College, Skillman Library, Easton, PA

  • Louisiana State University, Hill Memorial Library, Baton Rouge

  • New York Public Library, Schomburg Center, NYC

  • Reed College, Portland, OR

  • Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC

  • Texas Tech University, Southwest Collections, Lubbock

  • Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

  • University of California, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, Los Angeles

  • University of California, Giesel Libraray, San Diego

  • University of Central Florida, Orlando

  • University of Colorado, Norlin Library, Boulder

  • University of Denver, Penrose Library, CO

  • University of Nevada, Reno

  • University of Texas, San Antonio

  • University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Burlington

  • University of Washington, Libraries Book Art and Rare Book Collection, Seattle

  • University of Wisconsin, Kohler Art Library, Madison

  • US Library of Congress, Rare Book Room, Artist Book Collection, Washington, DC

  • Vanderbilt University, Heard Library, Nashville, TN

  • Virginia Commonwealth University, James Cabell Library, Richmond, VA


  • Spectacular Collections: Unique, Rare, and Undeniably Special Collections, Libraries, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Pg. 11, Fall Vol. 2, No. 3, Fall 2017

  • Banks, A., Alisa Banks: Origins, Aysia Woods, July 18 2016

  • Art Quilt Collage: A Creative Journey in Fabric, Paint & Stitch, Deborah Boschert, pg. 88, 2016

  • McNeill, B., More than words: 16 of the most interesting and unusual items in VCU's Book Art Collection, VCU News, Friday, May 22, 2015

  • Meier, A., A Portal to Unite the Smithsonian Libraries Artists’ Books Collection, Hyperallergic, Feb.12, 2015

  • Family, SAQA Journal, pg. 18, Vol. 24, No. 2, Spring 2014

  • 500 Handmade Books, ed. Julie Chen, Lark Books, pp. 31, 61, 2013

  • Bailey, A., Alisa Banks – The Edge Series, Artists’ Book Reviews, Abecedarian Gallery, Spring 2013

  • Litts, D. Pyramid Atlantic Books Arts Fair Tour, Smithsonian Libraries, December 28, 2012

  • Kelley, D., Turning the page: Altered States takes an age-old object—the book—in bold new directions, Las Vegas Sun, Nov 4, 2009

  • Highlights of the Year in Retrospect, Special Collections/University Archives, UCF Libraries Annual Report. pg. 49, 2008-2009



MFA, Art, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX

B.S., Medical Technology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK