Allison Schulnik

American, b. 1978

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Allison Schulnik

American, b. 1978

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The recurring figures in the work of Allison Schulnik commonly include a cast of “hobo clowns, misshapen animals or alien beasts,” as she describes. The multi-disciplinary artist, who has a background in animation, music, and dance, explains: “My fixation on these characters is not intended to exploit deficiencies, but to find valor in adversity.” These individuals have various manifestations, including animated films and painted works, and once as 100 hand-sculpted and sewn puppets. Her subjects occupy dark and morose settings of fecund landscapes or ambiguously ominous backgrounds. Her renderings are sometimes explicit and graphic, though more often critics describe her work as comic and sad all at once.

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Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
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Biography

The recurring figures in the work of Allison Schulnik commonly include a cast of “hobo clowns, misshapen animals or alien beasts,” as she describes. The multi-disciplinary artist, who has a background in animation, music, and dance, explains: “My fixation on these characters is not intended to exploit deficiencies, but to find valor in adversity.” These individuals have various manifestations, including animated films and painted works, and once as 100 hand-sculpted and sewn puppets. Her subjects occupy dark and morose settings of fecund landscapes or ambiguously ominous backgrounds. Her renderings are sometimes explicit and graphic, though more often critics describe her work as comic and sad all at once.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Articles Featuring Allison Schulnik
What Sold at Art Basel in Miami Beach
Dec 9th, 2019
L.A. Artist Allison Schulnik Talks Cats, Claymation, and Her Creative Process
Jan 12th, 2016
Five Video Artists to Watch at Mark Moore Gallery
Jun 16th, 2014
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