Forestall-Boehm work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States including Swope Art Museum, Mulvane Art Museum, Women Made Gallery and Conrad Wilde Gallery. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors and her work is included in several publications. Alicia Forestall-Boehm resides in downtown Chicago. She received her M.B.A. from DePaul University and her B.A from the University of Illinois. In addition to her art career, she is the Managing Director of her social media marketing firm, the Marketing Manager for a local symphony, and holds the position of Social Media Chair for FUSEDChicago.
As a resident of Chicago, my art examines the definition and nature of the urban existence, I am fascinated with the idea of chaos and the imprecise sense of harmony and order. My encaustic and fiber sculptures reduce larger images and concepts into elegant simplified forms. I pare down basic elements of color, shape and movement to acknowledge another kind of space. My work elevates the humble cheesecloth. When married with encaustic it becomes surprisingly malleable allowing for a broad range of sculptural treatments. The resulting works are abstract representations of urban history that often explores the physical and mental boundaries of public and private spaces we inhabit.