Alma Allen

American, b. 1970

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Alma Allen

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American, b. 1970

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Alma Allen’s abstract, almost biomorphic sculptures are characterized by their heightened attention toward material. A self-taught artist, Allen works in Joshua Tree and his materials—reclaimed wood, bronze, and marble—suggest an affinity with the desert flora and landscape. He meticulously finishes the surface of each piece to accentuate its tactile qualities. Allen also creates more utilitarian objects, such as stools, tables, and bowls, all of which employ the same attention to detail. Functionally and formally, his work recalls southern California artists Ken Price and Peter Voulkos.

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Biography

Alma Allen’s abstract, almost biomorphic sculptures are characterized by their heightened attention toward material. A self-taught artist, Allen works in Joshua Tree and his materials—reclaimed wood, bronze, and marble—suggest an affinity with the desert flora and landscape. He meticulously finishes the surface of each piece to accentuate its tactile qualities. Allen also creates more utilitarian objects, such as stools, tables, and bowls, all of which employ the same attention to detail. Functionally and formally, his work recalls southern California artists Ken Price and Peter Voulkos.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
ArtReview, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial
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