Ali Fitzgerald is an artist and writer living in a 90's glass box off of Karl Marx Allee, Berlin's former dream-thoroughfare to Moscow.
She wrote and drew the popular comic Hungover Bear and Friends for McSweeney's and contributed a monthly visual column to Art- Das Kunst Magazin. She currently contributes regular comics to New York Magazine and the New Yorker. Her comics//drawings have also appeared in the Huffington Post, Art21, Vox.com, Modern Painters, Gastronomica, Berlin Quarterly, and Bitch Magazine and her artwork has been exhibited extensively in the U.S. and Europe as well as mentioned in the New York Times, Artlies, Varoom Magazine, The Guardian, Art in America, Afar Magazine, the Economist, the Tagesspiegel, Dadada Magazine and Tip Magazin.
In the Summer of 2015 she began a weekly comic workshop with refugees which is now supported by Comic Invasion and Amnesty International. The comic workshops and the drawings created were featured in Bento.de, the Taggespiegel and Amnesty International Magazine.
She regularly contributes arts writing to Art21 and started the column Queer Berlin in 2013. She has also written for Daily Serving, ...might be good, Pastelegram, and New York Arts Magazine.
She is currently working on her first graphic novel, which will be published in 2018 with Fantagraphics.
She is also working on a series of paintings that aspire to a kind of floral, Victorian psychedelia, some of which were shown in a solo exhibition at Keith in the Fall of 2015 and a wall drawing which was shown as part of the group exhibition Transactions at the Haus am Luetzowplatz in the Summer of 2017.
In the Spring of 2016 she gave a keynote lecture on Visual Storytelling as a Tool to Affect Social Change at the Lesbians Who Tech Summit in San Francisco. In May 2016, she gave a comics lecture and workshop at the National Library in Germany. In the fall of 2016 she taught a series of comic workshops at the Berlin Center for LGBTI Refugees in Treptow in collaboration with the Schwules Museum.
In the Fall of 2017, she was awarded the Cornish Fellowship, in conjunction with the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont. There, she researched//is researching the visuals of propaganda in mid-century comics and posters.
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