Allison Leialoha Milham is a book artist, musician and proprietor of Morning Hour Press. She received her BA in Studio Art from San Francisco State University, CA (2006); and her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (2012). She’s taught book arts and printmaking at the college level for the past 5 years and is currently serving as the Community Outreach Coordinator in the Book Arts Program at the University of Utah. Her work is held in multiple public collections including Yale University Arts Library and The Library of Congress and is represented by Vamp & Tramp Booksellers and Booklyn in NYC.
Art-making allows me to explore and bridge gaps in my understanding of myself and the world. I aim to illuminate aspects of our humanity with which we’re unaware of or have lost touch with; giving voice to unsung heroes and untold histories. Art becomes simply a vehicle for putting forth information, raising awareness and encouraging positive action.
My current work focuses on social/political/environmental issues surrounding the illegal and prolonged occupation of Hawai'i, drawing inspiration from the growing Hawaiian Independence Movement, culminating most recently in the Protect Mauna Kea and Aloha Aina Movements.