Aliya Bonar makes installations, sculptures, costumes, and events that connect people through providing a playful and purposeful place to explore. She is the creator of Fashionista University, a place where people are fully self expressed and empowered through their everyday “costumes”. Her time in the Big City inspired her to make and wear PowerSuits of all kinds. Her Floridian roots inspired her to embrace anything hot pink. Hardware stores inspired her to be hardcore. Her dreams are filled with sewing and fabric-filled forts. She is considering getting the word “COMMUNITY” tattooed across her knuckles.
Aliya graduated from Hampshire College with a BA in Socially Engaged Art.