Artist's Page

Alma Allen

Born in Heber City, UT, 1970

Education
Self-taught

Lives and works in Tepoztlán, Mexico 

One-Person Exhibitions

2020
Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

2019
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2016
Blum & Poe, New York, NY
Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

2015
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA 

2009
Heath Ceramics, Los Angeles, CA
Hoodoos by Alma Allen, Play Mountain, Tokyo, Japan 

2008
Sucking the Universe, Anthony Greaney Gallery, Boston, MA 

1996
Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL 

1994
Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL 

1991
Cordell Taylor Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT 

Group Exhibitions

2019
Collective /Collectible, MASA, Mexico City, Mexico
Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico 

2018
In Conversation: Alma Allen & J.B. Blunk, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA; traveled to Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
Handheld, organized by Elizabeth Essner, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

2017
HILL PEOPLE, curated by Benjamin Godsill, Performance Ski, Aspen, CO 

2016
Gold Rush, De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA
First Hand: Architects, Artists, and Designers from the L.J. Cella Collection, Palm Springs
Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA  

2015
Small Sculpture, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2014
2014 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY 

2012
Function Dysfunction: Alma Allen, Ani Kasten, Adam Silverman, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 

2010
Alma + Adam + Commune + This Show, Heath Ceramics, Los Angeles, CA 

2005
Pearce, Los Angeles, CA

2004
Pearce, Los Angeles, CA

2003
Pearce, Los Angeles, CA 

2002
Pearce, Los Angeles, CA 

1997
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Catalogues

2019
Hodge, Brooke, ed. Alma Allen & J.B. Blunk: In Conversation. New York: August Editions, 2019.  

2018
Williamson, Leslie. Interior Portraits: At Home With Cultural Pioneers and Creative Mavericks. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2018, 18-39. 

Articles & Reviews

2019
Gibson, Eleanor. “Mexico City Mansion Provides Setting for Masa Gallery Exhibit.” Dezeen.com, February 17, 2019. 
Preston-Zappas, Lindsay. "The 'Biomorphic Sculptures' of Alma Allen." KCRW.com, August 7, 2019. 

2018
Chandler, Elizabeth Khuri. "The Outsider." C Magazine (May 2018): 79-80.
Jansen, Charlotte. “A ‘Blind Date’ Between Two Californian Artists Reveals Surprising Shared Sensibilities.” Wallpaper, February 4, 2018. 
Rus, Mayer. “Palm Springs Art Museum Spotlights Alma Allen and J.B. Blunk.” Architectural Digest, February 2, 2018.
Tran, Khanh T.L. “Master Class.” LALA Magazine (Spring 2018): 82-83.

2017
DeLand, Lauren. “Exhibition Reviews: Alma Allen at Shane Campbell.” Art in America (February 2017): 103-104.

2016
Dorn, Fairfax. "#TheList: 11 Art Exhibits to See This Fall." Harper's Bazaar, September 15, 2016. Potts, Emily. "Design Links: Laura Fischer, Alma Allen, & Erika Lynne Hanson." How Design (blog), October 12, 2016.
Sherman, Julia. "Alma and Su's Cilantro Salad." Salad for President (blog), July 2016.

2015
Berardini, Andrew. "Alma Allen." Artforum.com, viewed January 19, 2015.
Browne, Alix. "Alma Allen Has Come a Long Way." W Magazine, January 12, 2015.
Griffin, Jonathan. "The Quiet Life: Artists and the Freedom of the Desert." Frieze, no. 168 (January-February 2015): 11.
Haskell, Rob. "Earthly Delights." Architectural Digest 72, no. 3 (March 2015): 56.
Miranda, Carolina. "Alma Allen's Abstract Sculptures Channel Nature's Power at Blum & Poe." LATimes.com, January 16, 2015.
Wagley, Catherine. "A Neon Art Revival: And a Gallery in a Former Koreatown Hotel Lobby." LA Weekly, February 6, 2015.
Williams, Maxwell. "The Road Less Traveled." Cultured (February-March 2015): 88.
Williamson, Leslie. "A Photographer's 48-Hour Art and Design Tour Through the California Desert." Artsy.com, February 17, 2015.

2014
Bodin, Claudia. “Der Letzte Tango.” Art Magazine, March 12, 2014.
Comer, Stuart, Anthony Elms, and Michelle Grabner. Whitney Biennial 2014. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2014.
Croak, James. “Sent Back to the Minors: A Review of the Whitney Biennial.” Hamptons Art Hub, April 7, 2014. Dobbins, Zack. "Bronze Beauties." Gulfshore Life, October 13, 2014.
Lacayo, Richard. “5 Best Works at the Whitney Biennial.” Time Magazine, March 31, 2014.
Perl, Jed. “Whitney Biennial: The Most Narcissistic of All New York Art World Events.” New Republic, March 6, 2014.
Tyrnauer, Matt. “Diamond in the Rough.” T: The New York Times Magazine, April 11, 2014.

2012
Okamoto, Hitoshi. “Interview 02: Alma Allen.” Casa Brutus [extra issue] (March 2012): 76-77.

2009
Keeps, David A. “Sculptor-Woodworker Alma Allen Logs His Work at Heath Ceramics; Reception Tonight.” Los Angeles Times, November 5, 2009.

Museum and Public Collections

Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA




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