Alison Beste is an artist and educator based in Honolulu, HI. Alison received her MFA 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.
For the past twelve years, she has taught photography and design classes at Assets School with her students winning numerous awards and exhibiting in the local community. Alison is a faculty member at University of Hawaii Outreach College’s Pacific New Media. During summer, Alison teaches for National Geographic Student Expeditions and has co-led photography expeditions in London (2015) and Australia (2016). 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 most recent 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.