Born in Los Angeles, California, 1985
MFA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 2014
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Residency, ME, 2011
BFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, 2009
Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK, 2004
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
Weald, Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
Vigil, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
MFA Thesis Exhibition, New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Brand New Heartache, Michael Jon Gallery, Miami, FL
Deeper Than Inside, High Art, Paris, France
Helvedet Opløser Sig, curated by Alexander Tovborg, Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Cliche, organized with Bill Powers, Almine Rech Gallery, New York, NY
Seed, curated by Yvonne Force, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
Still Life, September Gallery, Hudson, NY
Botánica, organized by Todd von Ammon, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Naturalia: Views from the Underbrush, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
Strange Attractors The Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Art, organized by Bob Nickas, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Mount Analogue, curated by Neville Wakefield, Performance Ski, Aspen, CO
Dreaming Mirrors Dreaming Screens, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, Germany
Love or the Lack of It, Travesía Cuatro, Madrid, Spain
Golden State, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ
Some Thoughts About Marks, Jack Hanley, New York, NY
Summer & sUMMER, Michael Jon Gallery, Miami, FL + Detroit, MI
Brucennial 2014, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY
MFA 2014, New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
White House, Galerie Clemens Gunzer, Zurich, Switzerland
Qualified By Light, Actual Size, Los Angeles, CA
I Know This, But You Feel Different, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, NY
Lovable Like Orphaned Kitties and Bastard Children, Green Gallery East, Milwaukee, WI
L.S.D. vol. 3, contributor
49 Paintings, Saint Laurent, Collection V, Artist Book Invitation
Petry, Michael. Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life Tradition. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2013.
Articles and Reviews
Berardini, Andrew. "Theodora Allen: Vigil." Art Review 69, no. 7 (October 2017): 127.
Ollman, Leah. "At Blum & Poe, a 'Cosmic Garden' of Ghostly Beauty." Los Angeles Times, July 14, 2017.
Masewicz, Natalia. "Computer Screens Mirror Life as Berlin Show Explores Technology's Influence on Art." BlouinArtInfo, February 11, 2016.
Bisello, Piero. “Form and Content Can Still Be Relevant Words in Painting: Theodora Allen’s Plot, No. 4.” Conceptual Fine Arts (blog), April 16, 2015.
Ehsan, Pari. "#Thelist: Pari Dust's 10 New Fine Artists to Know." Harper's Bazaar, viewed February 19, 2015.
Jao, Carren. "Theodora Allen's Spectrum of Colours Opens at Blum & Poe." Wallpaper, March 11, 2015.
Johnson, Ken and Martha Schwendener. "A Sampling of the Art World under One Tent." New York Times, May 15, 2015.
Lazic, Sanja. "Theodora Allen and Daniel Lefcourt at Blum & Poe LA." Widewalls, February 18, 2015.
Ollman, Leah. "Paintings by Theodora Allen Trippy But Not Trite." Los Angeles Times, March 13, 2015.
Osborne-Bartucca, Kristen. "Theodora Allen." Artillery 9, no. 5 (May/June 2015): 69.
Powers, Bill. "For the Most Part It's Introspection: A Talk with Theodora Allen." Artnews 114, no. 2 (February 2015): 22-23.
Schad, Ed. “Theodora Allen.” Flash Art, May 18, 2015.
Wagley, Catherine. "Theodora Allen." LA Weekly, March 19, 2015.
Reagan, Kevin C. "Magical Deceit of California Interpreted by Modern Artists." Daily Wildcat, November 30, 2014.
Powers, Bill. "Painterly Fashion." T Magazine (blog), March 11, 2013.
Remsen, Nicholas. "Beauty, Youth, and Longing: Artist Theodora Allen for Saint Laurent." Blouin Artinfo, March 25, 2013.
Trochu, Eugenie. “When Art Meets Fashion.” Vogue (Paris), November 2013.
Tylevich, Katya. “Los Angeles. Hide and Seek.” Elephant Magazine, no 16 (Autumn 2013): 138-69.
“Fresh Faces in Art: Eight LA Artists You Should Know.” Fabrik Magazine, October 2012