Allison Strauss
Los Angeles, CA
allisonstrauss16@gmail.com
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Bio:
Allison Strauss was born in Los Angeles in 1990. She participated in increasingly competitive art education programs throughout her youth, and interned at Peter Fetterman Gallery, which holds one of the largest inventories of classic twentieth century photography in the U.S. Allison earned her BA in Art from Colorado College in 2012, with senior thesis work in book art. Back in Los Angeles, she assisted at the former Offramp Gallery. She attended the MFA in Visual Studies program at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Fall 2017, deciding in 2018 she was prepared to begin her career. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles. 

Born:     
1990 Los Angeles, CA

Education:          
Fall 2017 MFA: Visual Studies, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
2010-2012 BA Art: Art Studio, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
2008-2010 New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL

Select Exhibitions:
2018 Gallery 43 held by California Assemblymember Laura Friedman—Adams Square Mini Park, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Groundcover PNCA MFA Visual Studies exhibition--Lodge Gallery, Allied Works Architecture, 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
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
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:
2018 Coast Magazine “Now Trending'“ home design contributor, Orange County, CA
2018 The Portland Mercury Art Reviewer, 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:
2018 AD43 Photo Competition winner, professional category, awarded by California Assemblymember Laura Friedman
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