b. 1978, San Diego, CA
Lives and works in Sky Valley, CA
B.F.A. Experimental Animation, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
2021 Mound, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT
2020 Hatch, P·P·O·W, New York, NY
2017 Nest, Galería Javier López & Fer Francés, Madrid, ES
Eager, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI
2016 Hoof II, ZieherSmith, New York, NY
Hoof, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA
2014 Allison Schulnik /Matrix 168, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
Eager, ZieherSmith, New York, NY
2013 Expose: Allison Schulnik, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
2012 Salty Air, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Mound, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK
Mound, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
2011 Mound, ZieherSmith, New York, NY
Performance, Division Gallery, Montreal, CA
2010 Home for Hobo Too, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, IL
Home for Hobo, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2009 Allison Schulnik, Unosunove, Rome, Italy
2008 No Luck Too, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY
2007 Fools, Rejects and Sanctuaries, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
No Luck, Rokeby Gallery, London, UK
SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 Suffering from Realness, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Downtown Painting, curated by Alex Katz, Peter Freeman Gallery, NY
Keith Mayerson & Allison Schulnik, Odd Ark, Los Angeles, CA
Dallas Medianale, The Mac, Dallas, TX
Strange Places, Law Warschaw Gallery, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
2018 Plot in Plastilin, Gewerbemuseum, MUDAC (Museum of Design), Lausanne, Switzerland
A rose is a rose is a rose, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY
Clay Today, The Hole, New York, NY
CLAY, curated by Julia Wirxel, Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst im Ratskeller Berlin-Lichtenberg, Berlin, Germany
States of Matter, curated by Karen Seapker and Vadis Turner, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN
2017 Inaugural Exhibition, Selections from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, The Bunker, West Palm Beach, FL
All The Better to See You With: Fairy Tales Transformed, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia
Indian Summer, Disturb the Neighbors, New York, NY
BC to BC: A Survey of Contemporary Ceramics from Baja California to British Columbia, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
Menagerie: Animals on View, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
By The River, ACME, Los Angeles, CA
2016 The Noise of Art, Soccer Club, Chicago, IL
The Castle of Perseverance, curated by Molly Surno, CRUSH Curatorial, Amagansett, NY
The Woman Destroyed, P·P·O·W, New York, NY
When the darkness comes everything feels good, Varbergs Konsthall, Varberg, Sweden
Animated!: Explorations into Moving Pictures, Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University, University
Plot in Plastilin, Gewerbemuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland
2015 Cross-Polinated: Hybrid Art Abuzz, Center for the Arts, Towson University, Towson, MD
Screen Play: Life in an Animated World, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Beyond the GIF, High Line Channel 14, New York, NY
2014 Person, Place or Thing, 68projects, Berlin, Germany
Ducks, curated by Ryan Travis Christian, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Pressed Flowers, Leslie Heller Workspace, New York, NY
My Little Boat of Sorrow, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Veils, Underground Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Not So Still Life, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Denver, CO
2013 COVER UP!, curated by Antony Hudek, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, AT
Awakening – Where Are We Standing? – Earth, Memory and Resurrection, Aichi Triennale, Nagoya, Japan
Experiments in Animation, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
RSA 187the Annual Exhibition, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Spectacle: The Music Video, Museum of the Moving Image, New York, NY
The Protagonists: Narrative & Animation, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, NY
The Very Large Array: San Diego/Tijuana Artists in the MCA Collection, MCASD Downtown, San Diego, CA
PAINT THINGS: Beyond the Stretcher, DeCordova Sculpture Museum and Park, Lincoln, MA
Kiss Me Deadly: A Group Show of Contemporary Neo-Noir from Los Angeles, curated by Price Latimer Agah, Paradise Row, London, UK
Theatrical Gestures, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliyya, IL
2012 About Face, Acme, Los Angeles, CA
Oppenheimer Anniversary Show, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
Breadbox, ZieherSmith at the ICON, Nashville, TN
Portrait of a Generation, The Hole, New York, NY
Wanderlust: The Art of Claymation, Museen Der Stadt, Dresden, DE
Twisted Sisters, Dodge Gallery, New York, NY
Spectacle, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination, curated by Mark Scala, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba, CA; Glenbow Art Museum, Calgary, CA
Dark Matter, l’Arsenal Toronto, Ontario, CA
Where My Cones At?, Double Break, San Diego, CA
Rougue, Maison Particuliere, Brussels, BE
Toreros and Torment, My Little Book of Sorrows, Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Cologne, DE
2011 Have You Seen Me?, Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Go Figure, curated by Eddie Martinez, Dodge Gallery, New York, NY
New York Minute, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia
Cryptic, St. Louis Contemporary Arts Museum, St. Louis, MO
Performance, Division Gallery, Montreal, CA
The Archaic Revival, Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Facemaker, curated by Kathy Grayson, Royal/T, Culver City, CA
2010 Postermat, The Hole, New York, NY
Gray Day, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA
Homunculi, CANADA, New York, NY
Touched, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
Reframing America, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
The Power of Selection, Part 3, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
Elements of Nature, Contemporary Arts Museum, New Orleans, LA
The Power of Selection, Part 1, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
Artefiera Art First, Unosunove Arte Contemporanea, Rome, IT
2009 Whaddaya Wanna Be a Flower?, Alexander and Bonin, New York, NY
Small is Beautiful, Seomi & Tuus, Seoul, South Korea
Close to Home, Galerie Davide Di Maggio, Milan, IT
Too Big Too Fail, curated by Dan Heidkamp, NADA Gallery Space, Brooklyn, NY
Wild Exaggeration: The Grotesque Body in Contemporary Art, Hafia Museum of Art, Hafia, IL
NewNow • Building the Museum Collection, The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
Single Channels: Animations, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, IL
La Femme, McClain Gallery, Houston, TX
Jeff Zilm & Allison Schulnik, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX
Holy Destruction, Polad-Hardouin, Paris, France
Psychic Hearts, Harris Art Gallery, University of La Verne, Los Angeles, CA
Baker’s Dozen, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
Sleights of Hand, Sam Francis Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2008 The Unruly and the Humorous, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Some Paintings: The Third LA Weekly Annual Biennial, curated by Doug Harvey, Track16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Warm, Red, Salt and Wet, 31 Grand, New York, NY
A Loaf of Bread, A Carton of Milk, and a Stick of Butter, Hudson Franklin, New York, NY
HangART-7: Edition: Los Angeles, curated by Hubert Schmalix and Lioba Reddeker, Hangar-7, Salzburg, Austria
Bluemen/Flowers, Galerie Huebner, Frankfurt, Germany
Romancing the Skull, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2006 Mark Moore Gallery Presents, Rokeby Gallery, London, UK
Art in Embassies Exhibition, US Embassy Residence, Belmopan, Belize
2005 Honeymoon with Romeo, Groeflin Maag Galerie, Basel, Switzerland
Group, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Epic, Bellwether Gallery, New York, NY
Horses #6, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA
2003 The Gentle Artists Show, FIG Gallery, Austin, TX
The One Second Film, CalArts Main Gallery, CA
2000 Paintings and Drawings, CalArts, Valencia, CA
Upstairs, Downstairs, Experimental Animation, CalArts Tatum Gallery, Valencia, CA
2017 studio44filmfestival, Stockholm, Sweden
2015 Vibes, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
IMAGINALE, Stuttgart/Mannheim, Germany
Big Cartoon Festival, Moscow, Russia
Before the GIF, The Highline, New York, NY 62nd Sydney Film Festival, Sydney, Australia
2014 Ottawa International Animation Festival, Ottawa, Canada
Landscape City, curated by Jonah Fernandez Olson, Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA
ANIMAGE: International Animation Festival of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
Animation Festival, Ziferburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore, MD
Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Annecy, France
21st International Festival of Animated Film, Special Programme “Best of Animation” curated by Tsvika Oren, Stuttgart, Germany
Flux Screening Series, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Sarasota Film Festival, Sarasota, FL
Anacortes Unknown Music Series, Anacortes, WA
Contemporary Animations in Art, Pocket Utopia, New York, NY
Animation Breakdown, Cinefamily, Los Angeles, CA
SXSW Film Conference & Festival, Austin, TX
2013 Video Art & Experimental Film Festival, New York, NY
The Ill Points Festival, Miami, FL
Holland Animation Film Festival (HAFF), Utrecht, The Netherlands
2012 Squeaky Wheel Animation Festival, Buffalo, NY
Staring Eyes, Third Party, Cincinnati, OH
Les Petites Formes, Laterna Magica #9, The Marseille National Theater, Marseille, France
Festival de Ciné de la Paz, San José, Costa Rica
Eureka!, Whitaker Court, Blue Leaf Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
FilmFest Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Through the Looking Glass: Female Surrealist Cinema, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2011 The Green Box Project, curated by Kathy Grayson, Miami, FL
Someplace I Don’t Belong, curated by John Palmer, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA
Post-Digital Monsters, Pictoplasma, La Gaite Lyrique, Paris, FR
2010 Creative Time/MTV, Screenings in Times Square, New York, NY
First Thursdays series, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Film Independent's Los Angeles Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA
SXSW Film Festival, Austin, TX
Flux Screening Series, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Ann Arbor International Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI
Melbourne International Festival of Animation, Melbourne, AU
International Film Festival Breda, Breda, The Netherlands
Puppet Grinder Cabaret, London, UK
Pictoplasma, Berlin, Germany
Cartoon Express, Silent Movie Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Birds Eye View Film Festival, London, UK
2009 Hobo Clown, Arcade Experimental Art Projects, Nicosia, CyprusGR
Hobo Clown, Festa Grande (Immagine‘), NABA, Milan, IT
Death of Distortion, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
Jeff Zilm & Allison Schulnik, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX
New Filmmakers LA, Sunset Gower Studios, Hollywood, CA
2000 Vedma, Slamdance Film Festival, Park City, UT
SELECT PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY
The Chaney Family Collection, Houston, TX
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
Laguna Art Museum, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, Canada
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada
Museum des Beaux Arts, Montreal, Canada
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, KS
Santa Barbara Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
2019 Yoland, K. “5 Artists Mix Analog Cinema and Digital New Media,” Dallas News.
2018 Steinhauer, Jillian. “What to See in Galleries: Clay Today,” The New York Times.
Hutson, Laura. “Two Shows Explore the Power of the Feminine,” Nashville Scene.
Boyle, Kathleen. “States of Matter,” Nashville Arts.
Nolan, Joe. “Crawl Space,” Nashville Scene.
2017 “Allison Schulnik’s Most Personal Project to Date: Nest at Javier Lopez Frances,” Artinfo.
“Installation: Allison Schulnik ‘Nest’,” Juxtapoz.
“Exhibition Highlight - Menagerie: Animals on View - Dogs,” Albright-Knox Art Gallery Blog.
Noorbergen, Christian. Magazine Artension.
2016 Samet, Jennifer. “Vulnerability Could Be the New Stoic: Paintings by Allison Schulnik,” Hyperallergic.
Murtha, Chris. “Critic’s Pick,” ArtForum.
Akers, Torey. “Allison Schulnik’s Frenzied Equestrian Feminisms,” Two Coats of Paint.
Indrisek, Scott. “5 Can’t Miss Gallery Shows in New York,” Blouin ArtInfo.
Goldstein, Andrew M., Dylan Kerr, and Loney Abrams, “10 of the Best Artworks on View in Chelsea Right Now,” Artspace.
Keller, Florian. “Plastilin: So lasset uns kneten,” WOZ Die Wochenzeitung.
Bodmer, Thomas. “Plots in Plastilin: Schoen Viel Knete,” Züritipp.
2015 Will, Rachel. "L.A. Artist Allison Schulnik Talks Cats, Claymation, and Her Creative Process," Artsy.
Parkes, Olivia. "Talking Mermaids and Bacchanalia with Painter Allison Schulnik," Broadly.
Hampton, Chris. “Unpacking and Decoding the World of Animation,” The New York Times.
2014 Hutson, Laura. “Critics Pick: Summer Reading,” Nashville Scene.
Bowers, Jeffrey. “The Best Online Short Films of 2014,” Vice.
Wigler, Josh. “Allison Schulnik Crafts an ‘Eager’ Dance,” MTV.
“Ensor’s Enduring Influence,” The Getty Magazine.
Mahany, Alexander. “10 Cool Trends in Contemporary Ceramic Art,” ARTnews.
Rubenstein, Bradley. “Glitter and Doom: Allison Schulnik + Bradley Rubenstein,” ArtSlant.
Dunne, Susan. “Claymation Animator Brings Art of Stop-Motion to Atheneum,” The Hartford Courant.
Anna Tokareva, “Eager by Allison Schulnik”.
Amidi, Amid. “Allison Schulnik Exhibits Stop Motion Film at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum,” Cartoon Brew.
Steinhauer, Jillian. “Uncovering the Feminine Grotesque,” Hyperallergic.
Jovanovich, Alex. “Critics’ Picks: Allison Schulnik,” Artforum.
2013 Rubenstein, Bradley. “Little Q+A: Allison Schulnik + Bradley Rubenstein,” Culture Catch.
Kalamaras, Danielle. “Arthouse films dominate Chelsea,” Metro NY.
Moss, Grace. “Eager for Allison Schulnik at ZieherSmith,” Arte Fuse.
“Studio Life: Rituals, Collections, Tools, and Observations on the Artistic Process,” Princeton Architectural Press.
2012 “Animation Sketchbooks,” Chronicle Books.
Barton, Dave. “Allison Schulnik’s Laguna Babylon,” OC Weekly.
Goldner, Liz. “Allison Schulnik,” ArtScene.
Thorson, Alice. “Oppenheimers: Twenty Years Strong,” Kansas City Star.
Taft, Catherine. “Allison Schulnik,” ArtForum International.
Nolan, Joe. “Video Made the Gallery Star: ZieherSmith's Film Night”, Nashville Scene.
Pagel, David. “Drawn in, only to be repulsed,” Los Angeles Times.
Cashdan, Marina. “Friends Indeed/New Shows at Salon 94 Bowery and The Hole,” New York Times.
2011 Slenske, Michael. “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man... Woman... or Fashion Collective,” WMagazine.
Hutson, Laura. “Five Uneasy Pieces,” Nashville Scene.
Hutson, Laura. “Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination,” Nashville Scene.
Johnson, Ken. “Art in Review: Allison Schulnik,” New York Times.
Anderson, Wayne. “Kansas’ Nerman Museum celebrates the unorthodox,” Columbia Daily Tribune.
“Goings On About Town: Art,” The New Yorker.
2010 Coates, Jennifer. “Review: Allison Schulnik, ‘Mound’,” Time Out New York.
Rubenstein, Bradley. “Alphaville,” Culture Catch.
Indrisek, Scott. “Why is Hip Young Painter Allison Schulnik So Obsessed with Cats?,” Artinfo.
Sutton, Benjamin. “Allison Schulnik Sculpts Sad Clowns Out of Paint,” L Magazine.
“Allison Schulnik’s ‘Mound’ at Zieher Smith Gallery: A Sneak Peek,” Paper Magazine.
“100 Best Fall Gallery Shows,” Modern Painters.
Miles Christopher, “Art Around Town,” LA Weekly.
Dambrot, Shana Nys. “Daily Dose Pick: Allison Schulnik,” Flavorwire.
Curcio, Seth. “Interview with Allison Schulnik,” Daily Serving.
2009 Schad, Ed. “Schulnik in Santa Monica,” ArtSlant.
Silva, Heather Jeno. “Allison Schulnik: Home for Hobo.”
“Hobo Clown and Forest,” Guernica Magazine.
Pagel, David. “Around the Galleries - David Pagel,” Los Angeles Times.
“Best of 2009,” Daily Serving.
“Hobo Clown: An Interview with Allison Schulnik,” Trap Door Sun.
Christie, Tom. “Exclusive Interview with L.A. Artist Allison Schulnik,” LA Weekly.
Brockington, Ryan. “Somewhere on an Iceberg, Bjork is Jealous,” New York Post,
Enright, Robert. “Brilliant Rejects: An Interview with Allison Schulnik,” Border Crossings Magazine.
Davidow, Audrey. “Mini Spree,” Angeleno Interiors.
“Review: Allison Schulnik/Artists Anonymous,” Exhibart.
Rosenberg, Karen. “Toplessness and Taxidermy in a Bottoming Market,” New York Times.
2008 Bors, Chris. “Chins Up on Day One of Pulse,” Artinfo.
Ayers, Robert. “Scope Finds Its Comic Side,” Artinfo.
Harari, Sara. “Icing-Inspired Paintings: Allison Schulnik’s Unusually Thickly Painted Canvases,” Trendhunter Magazine.
Maine, Stephen. “Allison Schulnik: Mike Weiss,” Art in America.
Gonzalez, Rita. “Juror’s Pick,” New American Paintings.
Zampett, Chiara. “La carica dei trentenni,” Domenica.
Simmons, Andrew M. “Allison Schulnik @ Mike Weiss Gallery,” Whitehot Magazine.
Bors, Christopher. “Jennifer Coates in New York,” Artinfo.
Wagley, Catherine. “Don’t Take it Too Seriously,” ArtSlant.
Neumüller, Fritz. “Pazifikküstenkunst kommt an die Salzach,” Kurie.
“Kunst aus dem Vulkan – Los Angeles,” ORF.
“HangArt-7 widmet sich dem L.A. Potential,” GMX.
“Junge Kunst aus Los Angeles bie HangArt-7,” Kleine Zeitung.
2007 “Indiciduell wie alle,” Salburger Nachrichter.
DeNorch, Dan. “First Week in September,” ArtCal Zine.
“Kunst aus Staub,” Salzburger Nachrichten, Stadt und Land.
“Future Greats: Ones to Watch,” ArtReview.
Knight, Christopher. “It’s Alive! With wit and diversity,” Los Angeles Times.
Harve, Doug. “Some Paintings: Artists in the Third LA Weekly Annual Biennial,” LA Weekly.
Knight, Christopher. “45 Painters Under 45,” Los Angeles Times.
Knight, Christopher. “Five artists who help make the scene in LA,” Los Angeles Times.
“Highlights at Zoo Art Fair 2007, London,” Saatchi Daily Magazine.
“Debut: Allison Schulnik at Rokeby, London,” Saatchi Daily Magazine.
“Painting,” Re-title newsletter.
Potts, Rachel. “Forward Motion: Previews,” Garageland.
“Around the Galleries: Gobs Create Romantic Themes,” Los Angeles Times.
Kahlenberg, Sara. “A Painter’s Painter,” ArtSlant.
“New American Paintings,” Pacific Coast Edition.