Paige Bankston grew up in the small town of Courtland, Alabama. In 2016,
she received an MFA in Painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design
As a child living in the privacy of 45 acres of native woodland, Bankston
developed a love of her surroundings. Her desire to preserve began with
making insect collections and has evolved into the practice of heirloom
gardening and restoration of historical homes.
Patterns found in nature and old architecture offer strong visual influences in
Bankston’s work. For her, making art—in which she creates dream-like
places that explore the surreal nature of the subconscious—is an act of
remembrance in which memories are bridges that connect the past to the
Bankston spent a semester at the SCAD campus in Lacoste, France. She
actively works as an artist in Atlanta and Alabama.