Alison Beste is an artist and educator based in Honolulu, HI. Alison received her MFA in Visual Art from Lesley University College of Art and Design (formerly known as Art Institute of Boston) and her BA in Art from the College of William and Mary.
Alison is a faculty member at Mid Pacific Institute where she teaches photography and design courses. Alison also enjoys sharing the power of image-making with adults and frequently instructs photo-based community workshops for Pacific New Media. During summer, Alison teaches for National Geographic Student Expeditions and has co-led photography expeditions in London (2015) and Australia (2016, 2017). She has been a guest speaker for Honolulu Museum of Art, Schools of the Future Conference, Pacific New Media, Hawaii Photographic Society, and Eyes of Hawaii.
Alison’s photographs have exhibited and won awards in Hawaii and on the mainland. Her body of work Oil Tanker Sunsets was featured at the prestigious Artists of Hawai‘i exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art in 2015. She has an ongoing interest in exploring the boundaries between the built and natural world within the landscape of Hawai‘i.