Alise Anderson was born in Houston, Texas. From 2007 to 2009 she studied Modern Dance Performance and Choreography at Utah Valley University. Later receiving a certificate in Directing and Producing at Berkeley Digital Film Institute. In her work, there is a subtle humor in everything she creates, even if it stems from a darker memory, story or feeling. She uses traditional fiber art practices, often painstaking and time-consuming, labors of love to tell these stories, adding another layer to the work's interplay between things tender (soft) and severe. This year her work was showcased in KnitWit Magazine and Kole Magazine, both fiber and textile publications. In summer 2018 she has been invited as an artist in residence at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. Anderson currently lives and works in Oakland.