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The fragment offers a possibility of multiple perspectives, discordant vocabularies, and malleable boundaries. My paintings are informed by particles of our urban landscape and our culture found in the everyday. Fashion, modern architecture, and the natural environment combine and collide. In this setting, elements of plasticity and temporality are depicted in a suspended state of in-betweeness. I create a universe that is seemingly random and difficult to decipher. This chaotic quality becomes an apt visualization for today’s open-source culture of sampling and recycling. Lines between the organic and the man-made become blurred and a larger narrative is evoked through a banal fragment.

I am interested in how memories occur and connect a life of partial meanings. Fragments acknowledge interpretive ambiguities and open the work to sequences of spatial and temporal lapses . Memory and fantasy synthesize and unravel like a half-remembered dream.

about

Allison Renshaw lives and works in Encinitas, California. She was born and raised in Orange County and received a BA degree in economics from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. She received an MFA degree from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.  She has exhibited extensively at museums and galleries across the country.

Allison is an associate faculty member at LUX Art Institute in Encinitas, California.
In her free time she enjoys all outdoor activities with her husband, Rich Williams and their son Atticus.

 


allie - family 2     allie - paddleboarding     allie - family

 

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EDUCATION

1995         Master of Fine Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1991-1993         California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
1989         Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA

SELECTED ONE AND TWO PERSON  EXHIBITIONS

2014        ALLISON RENSHAW, LUX Art Institute, Encinitas, CA
       ALLISON RENSHAW: PAINTINGS, Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA
2013        BETTER THAN CANDY, Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012        SUGAR KISSES, Encinitas Library Gallery, Encinitas, CA
2011        VIVA GLAM, Tahoe Gallery, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV
2010        PLASTIC FANTASTIC, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA
2009        VIVA GLAM, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE
       BIG GORGEOUS NEO-ABSTRACT, The Showroom, Sera Davis Art Advisory, Nashville, TN
2007        FRAGMENTS, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
2005        ALLISON RENSHAW:  NEW PAINTINGS Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
2004        NEW PAINTINGS, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
2003        ALLISON RENSHAW, MAXsf, San Francisco, CA
2002        ALLISON RENSHAW, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
       BURKLEY/RENSHAW: PAINTINGS, Kruglak Gallery, Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA
2001        NEW PAINTINGS, Sunfire Gallery, Cambria, CA
1999        NEW PAINTINGS, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
1995        ALLISON RENSHAW: PAINTINGS, Gomez Gallery, Baltimore, MD
       ALLISON RENSHAW: PAINTINGS, Thesis Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1994        FORMATIONS, Architrave Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1992        NUDES, Muse, Los Angeles, CA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014         OBJECT OBJECT!: A SELECTION OF SMALLER WORKS, Helmuth Projects, San Diego, CA
2013         CANNON ART GALLERY INVITATIONAL, Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA
        OBJECT OBJECT!: A SELECTION OF SMALLER WORKS, Helmuth Projects, San Diego, CA
        CANNON ART GALLERY JURIED BIENNIAL, Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA
2011         ESCAPE VELOCITY, Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010         HERE NOT THERE, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
        NEW CONTEMPORARIES III, FEATURING 13 ARTISTS NOMINATED FOR THE 2010 SD ART PRIZE, Project X: Art  Gallery, Solana Beach, CA
        THE COLOR OF MONEY, San Luis Obispo Art Center, San Luis Obispo, CA
2009         ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE EXHIBITION:  Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE
         HOMING IN, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
        QUINT GALLERY:  THREE DECADES OF CONTEMPORARY ART, California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum, Escondido, CA
2008         SUMMER 2008 EXHIBITION, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
        CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’, San Luis Obispo Art Center, San Luis Obisbo, CA
2007         ANA 35, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
        FLOW ART FAIR, with Toomey-Tourell, Miami, FL
        BRIDGE ART FAIR, with Toomey-Tourell, Miami, FL
        ALL MEDIA ’07, Juried by Carl Berg, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
        INAUGURAL GROUP EXHIBITION, Issa Galleria, Houma, LA
        PALM BEACH 3, with Quint Contemporary Art, West Palm Beach, FL
2006         BLITZ, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
        WOMEN’S ART FESTIVAL, Hotel des Arts, San Francisco, CA
        SUMMER EXHIBITION, Cervini Haas Gallery/Gallery Materia, Scottsdale, Arizona
        ART (212), with Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
        SAFER SEX IN THE CITY, Museum of Sex, New York, NY
 2005         SCRATCHING THE SURFACE:  ABSTRACTION NOW, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE
        HOLIDAY EXHIBITION, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Viillage, CO
        ART FACULTY EXHIBIT, Kruglak Gallery, MiraCosta College, Oceanside, CA
        EYE TATTOOS, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
        ART LA, with Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
2004         HOLIDAY EXHIBITION, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO
 2003         SPRING INVITATIONAL:  FOUR WOMEN IN MIXED MEDIA, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
        PULSE, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
        MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART- 15 X 15: THE ALUMNI SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
 2002         WATER, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
        ART SANTA FE,  with Cervini Haas Gallery, Sana Fe, NM
2001         TWENTY YEARS OF EXCELLENCE, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
2000         MOUNT ROYAL ALUMNI SHOW IN HONOR OF BABE SHAPIRO, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
 1996         DELAWARE ART MUSEUM BIENNIAL ‘96, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
        ARTICULATE MAGAZINE’S NEW YEARS SMALL WORK SHOW, Eklektikos Gallery, Georgetown, D.C.
 1995         SHARED RIGHTS, SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES, Art for World AIDS Day, The Trout Gallery, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
        SINGULAR VIEW, MULTIPLE CHOICES, Holtzman Art Gallery, Towson State University, Towson, MD
        BEST OF 1994, Broadway Art Gallery, Littleton, CO
        NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION, Broadway Art Gallery, Littleton, CO
1994         HOMAGE TO KURT SCHWITTERS, Mail Art Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain
        MOUNT ROYAL SCHOOL OF ART, Thesis Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
        GRADUATE GROUP EXHIBITION, Decker Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
        AUGEN MUSIK II, Peabody Music Conservatory, Baltimore, MD
 1993         MOUNT ROYAL SCHOOL OF ART, Thesis Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
        AUGEN MUSIK I, Peabody Music Conservatory, Baltimore, MD

 

AWARDS and HONORS

2006         Anderson Ranch Arts Center Residency
2005         Anderson Ranch Arts Center Residency
2003         Anderson Ranch Arts Center Residency
2000         Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Residency
1993-1995         Maryland Institute College of Art Scholarship
1992-1993         California College of Arts and Crafts Scholarship
1993         Florence J. French Fund
        Omicron Delta Epsilon National Honor Society
        Golden Key National Honor Society
        Alpha Chi National Honor Society

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