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About

b. 1989, on a farm in Massachusetts region known as the "Happy Valley."

Like most people, I have one physical quality that stands out. 

I am a 6'9" woman. This has always made me hyper-aware of two things: (First) how do I interact with the space around me? Example, there is huge contrast between squeezing into a corner store in NYC and traipsing through a ranch mansion in Colorado.

(Second) How is my self-image is affected by people's constant responses to my appearance, and likewise how does my appearance affects other's identities? For example, I usually clash with people who feel pressure to fit strict gender roles, since I'm biologically engineered so far outside of the social norm.

Inspired by my unique perspective, I want to create spaces and incidents where the audience is the protagonist. Whether or not they're aware of it, the audience follows their internal being as it translates out of their body, permeates the space around them, interacts with others in the space, and travels back within, affected by the space and the social environment. Ideally its both entertaining and enlightening, and socially unifying.

I started engineering environments in high school, throwing and maintaining massive life-affirming parties. In college (MassArt) I managed the school's experimental event production team, getting hands on with everything - office, planning, budgeting / grant writing, lighting & sound, dressing, and stage managing. In 2011 I started work at the Telluride Film Festival, eventually becoming production manager for one of the largest of their 9 theaters. In NYC I designed the layout and displays for Flea Market, an antique store in Flatiron. I also designed a few short term rental apartments. 

I'm a visual artist exploring the same ideas of selfness, unity, and space. And I write, a lot.

 
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Hᴜᴍᴏɴɢᴏᴜs Wᴏʀʟᴅ

Aly Stosz is a giant - an actual giant - this is the first thing said because its the first thing noticed upon meeting her; it is seamlessly woven into her daily experience. (She’s 6’9” / 207cm)

WORK:

Through her work, she wants you to catch a feeling, and hopefully a moment of peace in this hectic Universe.

You are invited to sit with a mood - something intuitive and true, an illogical truth.  Her work explores the scale of existence ~ from isolated, individual points of awareness, to the richly nuanced & delicately interconnected patterns and layers of experiential reality.

Welcome to Hᴜᴍᴏɴɢᴏᴜs Wᴏʀʟᴅ 🌎, a cosmic funhouse

A place where tiny things are huge, giant things are tiny, the sky is under your feet, and your own body is a spaceship.

What size are you? In a true sense, every person is humongous and tiny at the same time. Our Universe telescopes between the insanely huge and the insanely tiny, from quarks to quasars. So, in a sense it doesn't matter what height you are.

On our little planet, what matters most is how you embody yourself, and how you inhabit the world.

But we are people, and as such we experience daily life on a specific scale. So as a giant I have to consider the space around me, otherwise I might accidentally throw an elbow in someone's eye or break a precious heirloom.

My unique perspective inspires me to examine how people react to each other and how that shapes our view of the world and ourselves. What sort of stuff makes you think about how you fit in the world?

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(2D) Fᶫᵃᵗ ˢᵖᵃᶜᵉˢ - paintings, drawings, images, writing

(3D) Rᵒᵘᶰᵈ ˢᵖᵃᶜᵉˢ - structures and environments

(?D) Lᶦᵛᵉ ˢᵖᵃᶜᵉˢ - experiences, digital doodles and riddles, found content and objects, etc

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HIRE / COMMISSION :

Contact ajstosz@gmail.com

Buy or commission artwork (paintings, drawings, logos, posters, flyers, album art, portraits, etc).

Also, I love performances & appearances - public speaking, film, parties, photoshoots, and more.

I can build things, produce events, and consult on projects if I’m a good match for the project, and vice versa.

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LINK:

Read more about what its like to be among the biggest of women on Earth: tiny.cc/youresotall

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BIO

I started painting and drawing whatever popped into my bizarre imagination at two years old. By five I had dreamed up dozens of luxuriant bedrooms, plus a line of beachwear, a series of animal kingdom fables, and several schemes for impossibly extravagant parties.

As a teenager, already 6'7", I masterminded a series of epic celebrations for fun, art, and music that were buzzed about for years.

I managed a multi-media event production group through college at MassArt. Our shows ranged from film screenings, to antique video game conventions, to science lectures and gallery exhibits in collaboration with MIT and Harvard.

In my 20s I've been managing the annual building and dismantling of a cinematic experience at Telluride Film Festival. Every year I've orchestrated the Chuck Jones Cinema, plus a special project for the festival - overseeing 600 theatre seats built in a small space [2015], painting two 14' murals [2014], and designing and building a huge prop film reel. In 2017 I was ecstatic to switch positions to the art department where I can power through as many special projects as I can get my hands on.

Independently I've designed and built a long list of event spaces, homes, and boutiques. I've utilized space through sculpture in cold glass, blue foam, hot wood, and glazed clay. And I've been painting and drawing since I was 2.

CV available upon request.