About Allison

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. Her work has been exhibited extensively across the country. Notable exhibitions have been the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Oceanside Museum of Art, Landcaster Museum of Art and History, Quint Gallery, and Mirus Gallery.

Allison has been an associate faculty member at MiraCosta College and LUX Art Institute. She was a visiting professor at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nevada.

Renshaw’s work offers multiple perspectives, discordant vocabularies, and malleable boundaries. Her art is informed by particles of our urban and natural landscape along with culture found in the everyday. She is interested in how different “histories” of painting can co-exist in a single image. This chaotic quality doesn’t always make sense, but it becomes an apt visualization for today’s open-source culture of sampling and recycling.

She has been an artist-in-residence at Anderson Ranch Art Center and Bemis Center for the Contemporary Arts.

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