Alicia Piller is a Chicago based designer/artist currently living in New York City. Her unique business (body of work) consists of paintings, suede & beaded jewelry, and hand-painted clothing; all made by Alicia P. herself. Extensive travel, family, and her knowledge of fine arts and anthropology (B.A. from Rutgers University, in both), have helped to shape her style and designs into a melting pot of cultural influences, which she chooses to share with the world.
When painting, she enjoys working from her own photographs. Alicia is always concerned with learning as much as she can about other cultures, therefore using her own photographs allows her the chance to dig a little deeper into the world around her, discovering something about the subject and/or simply to document a moment of the subject life.
Alicia's hand-painted clothing consists of intricately arranged letters, shapes, and lines, through the use of washable fabric paint. She creates many of the designs using an individual's name or whatever is requested. The printed name produces an intricate shape or shapes on the material, making each final product unique, but also uniform to her particular style. Alicia's suede and beaded jewelry are not just single or multi-stranded suede cords with a few beads on it. These pieces are literally works of art, in which she intertwines crystals and semi-precious beads into her lightweight suede creations.