Alison Lee Schroeder was born in 1980 to a Colombian-American family in Washington, DC. She received a BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design. Subsequent to that she earned an MFA from Universidad Autónoma de Morelos in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where she was awarded a full scholarship and research grant from the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT). In 2012 she was appointed Commissioner for Planning and Programming of Cultural Development for Youth by the National Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Morelos.
Schroeder was a founding member and director of Zarco, an independent gallery in Cuernavaca, facilitating international artist residencies, roundtable discussions, and artistic interventions in public space. Her work can be found in numerous private collections and as part of the permanent collection of the RISD Museum and the Changarrito Contemporary Art Collection. She is currently teaching at Georgetown Day School.
Recent exhibitions include Después de Edén, La Tallera, Cuernavaca; Give Me the Power, Gallery of the House of Representatives, Mexico City; Personal Space, Pieter, Los Angeles; Art-Book: a Conceptual Strategy, Carrillo Gil Museum, Mexico City; and Artist Books from Mexico, International Book Fair, Paris.