Alissa Zilber is a painter and visual artist based in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal.
In her figurative depictions, Alissa creates atmospheric scenes juxtaposing the familiar and the strange. She merges abstract and representational forms to capture people’s inner thoughts and vulnerable moments. The subjects of her paintings are never portraits of specific individuals; rather, impressions of a shared lived experience. Alissa constructs “snapshots” of psyches by imbuing physical settings with her subjects’ emotional interiors. Her paintings range from intimate, small-scale depictions of longing and solitude, to life-size figures finding connection amidst alienation.