Alison Clifford is an artist working with new media based in Glasgow, Scotland. She is currently studying for a PhD (practice-based) at Glasgow School of Art. Prior to this she gained a Master in Digital Art from the Audiovisual Institute of the University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona and an MA(Hons) in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh.
Her artwork has been exhibited in various new media festivals including: GA2010, Generative Art Conference, Milan (2010), FILE Symposium Rio 2008 - Oi Futuro, Brazil (2008), VAD International Video and Digital Arts Festival, Girona (2006), Zebra Poetry Film Award, Berlin (2006), FILE - Electronic Language International Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2004), ArtFutura, Barcelona, Spain (2001) and the 29th edition of the International Competition of Electroacoustic and Sonic Art, Bourges France (2002).
She has received a number of awards; in 1999 she received a Creative Scholarship from the PHONOS Foundation (Barcelona) for the production of "[citizen]" - an interactive multimedia artwork created in collaboration with the Japanese composer Teruyoshi Kamiya. In 2005 she was awarded an Alt-W Production Award for "The Sweet Old Etcetera" - an interactive web project based on the poetry of E.E Cummings. The project was later nominated for a Bafta Scotland Award for interactive media in 2006.
She lectures in Digital Art at the University of the West of Scotland and is a research associate for the Centre for Creative Futures.