March 09, 2017

Exhibition at the University of Missouri, College of Ed, Townsend Hall

See Them, See Us series part II

See Them, See Us series part II is on exhibition in Townsend Hall at the University of Missouri in the College of Education. The exhibition will be up until April. The images painted on mirrors reference various immigrant movements and involve the viewer in their complex narratives.

February 07, 2017

See Them, See Us series

Re-calling on our most Fierce Activists for Inspiration

View the series, See Us, See Them in the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity at Mizzou.

September 29, 2016

Comforts of Home? series on exhibit

Motherhood in America


Paintings will be on the display at the Craft Studio on Mizzou's campus from September 26th - October 8th. Opening reception will be from 4 - 6 pm on Thursday, September 29, 2016.

May 06, 2016

American Mom Series on Display at HGSE May 6th -8th 2016

Circle Up : Continuing the Conversation Conference 2016, Arts in Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education


On May 6th-8th Alyssa Liles-Amponsah will be installing her American Moms Series of paintings in collaboration with student writing implemented by English educator Sheggai Tamerat-Terry at the 2016 AIE Continuing the Conversation Conference in Cambridge, MA at HGSE.

March 03, 2016

Artist talk at Southern Connecticut State University

"64 Days of Non-Violence" 


Alyssa Liles-Amponsah will visit Southern Connecticut State University on March 3rd in connection with "64 Days of Non-Violence" hosted by the Women Studies Department and Dr. Siobhan Carter-David. Alyssa will be discussing her American Moms Series and the importance of art and resistance. 

March 04, 2016

American Moms portraits will be up for viewing during Alumni of Color Conference, 2016 at HGSE

Portraits on display at the AOCC 2016
Pieces from the American Moms portrait series will be on display during the Alumni of Color Conference 2016 at the Harvard Graduate School of Education on March 4th and 5th. The portraits will be accompanied by reflective student writing from the John D. O'Bryant High School in Boston. Alyssa Liles-Amponsah partnered with English educator Sheggai Tamerat-Terry to implement this collaboration. 

February 25, 2016

American Moms Series Collaboration

Reception at 4:30 p.m. at CPS Board Office

Columbia, MO


Join us at the Columbia Public Schools Board Office lobby, 1818 W. Worley street for a reception at 4:30 p.m. Artist Alyssa Liles-Amponsah will be exhibiting six of her portraits from her American Moms Series accompanied by excerpts from student writing in response to both the paintings and critical texts. English educators, Sheggai Tamerat-Terry from Boston, MA and Molly Pozel from Columbia, MO helped to implement this project with their students.The American Moms Series consists of portraits of mothers who have lost their children to racially motivated violence. This project asks the question: How do we engage in some of our nation’s most pressing issues with compassion while utilizing perspective taking skills?


“Education is the extinguisher to the flames which burns our society to the ground. I don’t want you to just simply endure this ignorance I want you to conquer it and demolish  its’ reign.”- CPS Student, Battle High School




March 22, 2016

Panel Discussion at Mizzou's Black Culture Center and Art Show

#SayHerName: Black Women and Black Art


On March 22nd at 7 p.m. there will be a panel discussion at the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center at the University of Missouri in Columbia. This event will be hosted by Dr. Stephanie Shonekan, Chair of the Black Studies department joined by Dr. Tashel Bordere in collaboration with the Women Studies department. The panel will also include local artists Alyssa Liles-Amponsah and Kara Brooks.


**Works from the American Moms Series will be exhibited at the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center












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