Alanna DeRocchi portrait

Alanna DeRocchi

Term Instructor of Art, Ceramics
Ceramics Technician
ARTS 106
(907) 786-1246


  • M.F.A, Alfred School of Art and Design
  • Post Baccalaureate Studies, California State University
  • B.F.A., Western Illinois University


Alanna DeRocchi is originally from Petersburg, Illinois. She received a BFA from Western Illinois University in 2004, and an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2010. Since finishing her education, she has participated in several ceramic artist residency programs, including the Clay Arch Gimhae Museum Ceramic Arts Residency in Jilllye, South Korea, and the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT.  She was the recipient of a 2017 Rasmuson Individual Artist Award that funded her solo exhibition at the Anchorage Museum in 2018. Alanna is currently a Term Assistant Professor of Ceramics and Studio Technician at the University of Alaska, in Anchorage.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Beginning Wheel Throwing
  • Beginning Hand Building
  • Intermediate Hand Building
  • Advanced Hand Building

Professional & Department Service

  • Ceramics Technician
  • McPeck Gallery Advisory Board



2018     Collection: Sex, Death, and Expectation, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage, AK
2017     Unknown (Backbone), Arc Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK
2015     On Migration, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK


2018     Anthropocene: The Innovative?, Unsmoke Systems Artspace, NCECA Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
2017     UAA Faculty Exhibition, Kimura Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, AK
2016     Dino-Might, NCECA Conference, Kansas City, Missouri



  • Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana
  • Clay Arch Gimhae Museum, Gyeongsangnam-do, Jillye, South Korea 


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