Alanna Fields makes work that draws from the Black queer archive. Fields works with text, collage, image-making, and vernacular and found photographs to reconstruct the ways we process images from the past to push them beyond nostalgia. In her mixed media collages and paintings, Fields uses wax to blur legibility as a visual expression of the historical suppression of Black queer representation. She incorporates found objects to investigate how the Black queer body is concealed, fragmented, and reconfigured. Fields lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She holds a B.A. in Literature from Trinity Washington University and an M.F.A. in photography from Pratt Institute. She has exhibited at Arts East New York, Pratt Institute, and Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center. In 2018, she received the Gordon Parks Scholar Award. Her work is in the public collection of the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center.