Stella Alesi has been practicing the art of painting since she announced out loud, at the age of eleven, “I am going to be an artist!” That was New Jersey in 1974. Since then she has traveled near and far to pursue an art education. First to Los Angeles, NYC and Paris to attended Parsons School of Design, then to University of New Hampshire in Durham, to complete her BFA. Lastly she attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst where she completed her Masters of Fine Arts in painting. Throughout the years there have been many studios in places such as Manhattan, San Francisco, North Carolina, Tucson, Alaska, Massachusetts, Maine and Vermont. In 2005 Alesi received a full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center residency program. All along the way Alesi has continually exhibited, and presently resides in Austin, Texas.