In the summer of 1988, Alanna Vanacore was born in a swampy beach town in Ormond Beach, Florida. Alanna's earliest memory of art comes from the stucco suburbs when she was about 4 years old attempting to draw Speedy Gonzales. It was that moment that it all clicked for her and she realized her potential. Art was something that calmed the hyper girl's mind. Her parents, obviously pleased at her unusual quiet behavior, pushed her to keep creating. It wasn't hard for her to find pieces of wood, paint, brushes, hammer and nails throughout her childhood seeing as her mother is a painter and her father is a contractor. Alanna studied art at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville for two years then decided it was time to sell her car, jewelry, all her art and move to New York! She currently live in Brooklyn.

Artist Statement:

Simply put: I like to paint. To challenge myself but mostly because I'm so drawn to the process that I feel compelled to keep doing it. There are two sides to me creating art. One of them is really quiet. I think of my brain as a telephone wire. Endless conversations and connections going through but all I can hear is the quiet hum of electricity and the creaking noises in my neck when it gets tense and tired. The other side is me being a complete spaz. I dance, sing, crack jokes, talk in weird voices and listen to music really loud. I enjoy exercising the weird, silliness of life into my art. I paint what I feel or whatever is happening around me. Sometimes my thoughts are like mashed potatoes being shoved through a window screen, but other times they are hand delivered in a pretty package with a bow on top. My art is a documentation of my life and growth as a human..


2010 • University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL - Bachelor of Fine Arts: Painting and Drawing - Magna cum laude

Honors & Awards 
2012 • Merritt Award, Gateway Center for the Arts
2008 • Studio Rats Award, Daytona State College
2006-2008 • Dean’s List

2017 • Dope Girls Art Party:Benefit for Planned Parenthood, Atalanta, GA
2016 • Art Walk NY: Coalition for the homeless, New York, NY
2016 • Suburban Nightmare, Solo exhibition, IMAGE Gallery, NY
2016 • Same Same But Different, Spring Break Art Fair, New York, N
2015 • A Group Show, Arlene's Grocery, New York, NY
2015 • Artcade Classics, IMAGE Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2014 • Group Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 
2014 • Spark Boom, Juried Main Street Gallery, Huntington NY 
2013 • Expanding Visions, Florida Museum For Women Artist, DeLand, FL 
2012 • Odyssey, Gateway Center for the Arts, Merritt Award, DeBary, FL
2011 • Orlando Calling, Live Painting, Orlando, FL 
2011 • Second Annual Juried Exhibition Show, Florida Museum For Women Artist, DeLand, FL 
2011 • The One Show, Southlight Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
2011 • Artwalk, Southlight Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
2010 • Holiday Surprises, Modis Building, Gallery L, Jacksonville, FL
2010 • Artwalk, Southlight Gallery, Jacksonville, FL 
2010 • Juried Student Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL
2010 • Collaborative Show, Modis Building, Gallery L, Jacksonville. FL 
2009 • All is Art IV, Ocean Club, Jacksonville, FL 
2008 • Operation Art and Music, The Bank and Blues, Daytona Beach, FL
2008 • Studio Rats, Daytona State College, Merritt Award, Daytona Beach, FL

Work Experience 
2012-2016 • Williamsburg Dental Arts, Brooklyn, NY
2011 • Grand Seas Resort, Front Desk, Daytona Beach, FL
2009-2010 • Massage Heights, Sales and Memberships, Jacksonville, FL
2008 • Caffeine Bistro Wine Bar, Barista, Bartender, Waitress, Ormond Beach, FL