Alina Tenser is a Ukrainian-born artist and educator. Working across sculpture, performance, and video, Tenser makes propositions that elicit physical activation and play. Utilizing industrial and domestic materials and processes she reimagines taken-for-granted social and material relations; mining the entanglements of her experience as an immigrant and parent.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally with recent solo exhibitions at Hesse Flatow, New York, NY; 17Essex, New York, NY, Konstepidemin, Gothenburg, SE; and Soloway Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been widely reviewed and written about in publications such as New York Times, The New Yorker Magazine, Artforum, BOMB Magazine, Cultured Magazine, Hyperallergic, The Brooklyn Rail. She has participated in multiple artist residencies, most notably The Queens Museum Studio Program, Recess Activities, and Lighthouse Works. Her first Public Installation is currently on view at Memorial Sloan Kettering Chemotherapy Treatment Facility in Brooklyn, NY.
Before starting her post at Lehigh University, she was an Assistant Professor of Art at SUNY Purchase College from 2020-2023. Prior to that she held positions at Pratt Institute, Parsons Schools of Design, and Cooper Union.