Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
A classically-trained flutist, Alyssa Breid found her artistic medium in minimalist weaving on canvas—a practice that is influenced by the Japanese and Scandinavian concepts of wabi-sabi and hygge—that are rich in detail and spontaneous in form. Breid’s work has been featured in the Netherland’s design magazine VTWonen and is featured in numerous international interior designs.
Born and raised in Titusville, Florida Alyssa Breid has been immersed in the arts and creative process from a very young age. She studied as a classical flutist, training at prestigious conservatories and performing in concert halls across the United States. A desire for more artistic freedom led Alyssa to begin painting and she found her medium in minimalist weaving on canvas. Influenced by the work of Sheila Hicks and Japanese and Scandinavian practices of wabi-sabi and hygge, Alyssa creates practice-focused minimalist canvases. Alyssa has received grants from Baltimore’s Station North Arts Council and has been featured in the Netherland’s design magazine VTWonen. Her pieces are featured in numerous international interior designs.
“I feel a deep connection between my practice and the environment that I am in. I cherish home as an idea that it is a place not only of comfort and serenity but also control. It is my haven against the unpredictability and lurking chaos of the outside world. This sense of clarity and order is something that I look to bring forth in my work. Through the minimal simplicity of my weavings I aim to bring that sense of calm and comfort into other spaces as well. It is through this mindset, and with a nod to tapestry making, that my weaving came about. The method for weaving is very repetitive and time consuming but to me, it brings a sense of zen. I feel that I am a part of a tradition that generations before me have done, working with thread, working with their hands. It is my goal to carry on this tradition, but in a new way.” - Alyssa Breid
2010 Eastman School of Music, Bachelor of Music, flute performance
2012 New England Conservatory, Master of Music, flute performance
2019, Baltimore’s Station North Arts Grant and Solo Show
Studio Yen / L’Atelier Art et Objet / Avenue Design Studio / Miró / Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale
“I feel that I am a part of a tradition that generations before me have done, working with thread, working with their hands. It is my goal to carry on this tradition, but in a new way.”