Alison Bremner was born and raised in Southeast Alaska. Bremner is believed to be the first Tlingit woman to carve and raise a totem pole. She studied under David R. Boxley and David A. Boxley in Kingston, Washington. She is committed to the revitalization of the Tlingit language and creating works for traditional and ceremonial use. Her work is included in the permanent collections of, among others, the Burke Museum, Seattle; Portland Art Museum, Oregon; Château Musée Boulogne-sur-Mer, France; Frye Art Museum, Seattle; and the British Museum in London. In 2019, her jewellery was featured in the publication Understanding Northwest Coast Indigenous Jewelry by author Alex Dawkins.