Allison Strauss
Portland, Oregon
astrauss@pnca.edu

Born:     
1990 Los Angeles, CA

Education:          
2017-(Present) MFA: Visual Studies, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
2010-2012 B.A. Art: Art Studio, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
2008-2010 New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL
2005-2006 Ryman Arts University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
2003-2005 Ragan Art Academy Junior Arts Center, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA

Select Exhibitions:
2017 Groundcover PNCA MFA Visual Studies exhibition--The Lodge, Portland, OR
2017 Surrealist Cafe (solo)--Hungry Heart Bakery, Portland, OR
2016 Spitting Image: Figurative Painting by Female Artists--Basic Flowers, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Literature for Life benefit--Pop Secret Gallery, Eagle Rock, CA
2011 Work displayed in Libros Schmibros pop-up store--Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2006, 2007 Ryman Arts Annual Student Exhibition--California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Ragan Art Academy Student Exhibition--Brewery Art Walk, Los Angeles, CA

Related Work Experience:
2014-(Present) Freelance Graphic Design, Los Angeles, CA, Portland, OR
2015 Offramp Gallery Reception Assistant, Pasadena, CA
2013 Kickass Covers, Book cover design for self-publishing authors, Los Angeles, CA  
2012 Los Angeles Review of Books Design & Illustration Intern, Los Angeles, CA
2012 The Catalyst Editorial Cartoonist, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
2007 Peter Fetterman Gallery Intern, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

Awards:
2017 Visual Studies Scholarship, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
2007 California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recognition for accomplishments in Ryman Arts
2007 Fabian Nunez Speaker of the Assembly Certificate of Recognition in Ryman Arts
2005 Scholarship Certificate of Honors, Mixed Media I, Immaculate Heart High School, Los Angeles, CA