Theodora Allen
Installation view
Vigil
June 24August 19, 2017
Installation View
March 7April 18, 2015

 

 

Theodora Allen

Born in Los Angeles, California, 1985

Education
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

One-Person Exhibitions

2019
Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

2017
Vigil, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA  

2015
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA 

2014
MFA Thesis Exhibition, New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 

2012                                   
Brand New Heartache, Michael Jon Gallery, Miami, FL 

Group Exhibitions

2018
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

2017
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 

2016
Mount Analogue, curated by Neville Wakefield, Performance Ski, Aspen, CO 
Dreaming Mirrors Dreaming Screens, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, Germany

2015
Love or the Lack of It, Travesía Cuatro, Madrid, Spain

2014
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 

2013
White House, Galerie Clemens Gunzer, Zurich, Switzerland

2012
Qualified By Light, Actual Size, Los Angeles, CA
I Know This, But You Feel Different, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, NY 

2009
Lovable Like Orphaned Kitties and Bastard Children, Green Gallery East, Milwaukee, WI

Special Projects

2016
L.S.D. vol. 3, contributor 

2013
49 Paintings, Saint Laurent, Collection V, Artist Book Invitation

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Catalogues

2013
Petry, Michael. Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life Tradition. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2013. 

Articles and Reviews

2017
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.

2016
Masewicz, Natalia. "Computer Screens Mirror Life as Berlin Show Explores Technology's Influence on Art." BlouinArtInfo, February 11, 2016. 

2015
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.

2014
Reagan, Kevin C. "Magical Deceit of California Interpreted by Modern Artists." Daily Wildcat, November 30, 2014.

2013
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.

2012
“Fresh Faces in Art: Eight LA Artists You Should Know.” Fabrik Magazine, October 2012

Ollman, Leah. “At Blum & Poe, a ‘Cosmic Garden’ of Ghostly Beauty.” Los Angeles Times, July 14, 2017.
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Schad, Ed. “Theodora Allen.” Flash Art, May 18, 2015.
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Ollman, Leah. "Paintings by Theodora Allen: Trippy but Not Trite." Los Angeles Times, March 13, 2015.
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Jao, Carren. “Theodora Allen’s Spectrum of Colours Opens at Blum & Poe.” Wallpaper, March 11, 2015.
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Powers, Bill. "For the Most Part It's Introspection: A Talk with Theodora Allen." Artnews 114, no. 2 (February 2015): 22-23.
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Powers, Bill. "Painterly Fashion." T Magazine (blog), March 11, 2013.
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