Allison Strauss grew up among artists and writers in Los Angeles. She now lives and works at Milepost 5 Studios in Portland, Oregon. 

Born:     
1990 Los Angeles, CA

Education:          
2010-2012 B.A. Art: Art Studio, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
2008-2010 New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL
2006-2008 Wildwood Secondary School, West Los Angeles, CA
2005-2006 Ryman Arts University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
2004-2006 Immaculate Heart High School, Los Angeles, CA
2003-2005 Ragan Art Academy Junior Arts Center, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA

Exhibitions:
2016 Spitting Image: Figurative Painting by Female Artists--Basic Flowers, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Literature for Life benefit--Pop Secret Gallery, Eagle Rock, CA
2012 Senior Thesis Group Exhibition--Coburn Gallery, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
2012 Senior Thesis Solo Exhibition--Cossitt Hall, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
2011 Work displayed in Libros Schmibros pop-up store--Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Senior Solo Exhibition--Wildwood Secondary School, West Los Angeles, CA
2007 Ryman Arts Annual Student Exhibition--California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Junior-Senior Group Exhibition--Wildwood Secondary School, West Los Angeles, CA
2006 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 (paid), Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
2007 Peter Fetterman Gallery Intern, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

Awards:
2009 Schoolwide T-Shirt Design Contest Winner, New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL
2007 California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recognition for accomplishments in Ryman Arts
2007 Fabian Nuñez Speaker of the Assembly Certificate of Recognition in Ryman Arts
2005 Scholarship Certificate of Honors, Mixed Media I, Immaculate Heart High School, LA, CA