2015, Acrylic Paint, Gold and Silver Leaf on Canvas
“Hang on to a Dream” 2015, Acrylic Paint, Gold and Silver Leaf on Canvas

 

CURRENT SHOWS, EVENTS, APPEARANCES, ETC:

We Are Native Women – Group Show
March 23 – May 31st, 2017
Rainmaker Gallery, Bristol UK

Celebrating Native American women on the 400th anniversary of the death of Pocahontas.

Artist Talk with Marla Allison, 23rd march 3-4pm at Friends Meeting House BS6 6JE.

Exhibition opening with Marla Allison, 23rd March 6-8pm at Rainmaker Gallery.

‘We Are Native Women’ celebrates the strength and diversity of Native American women through the recent work of twelve contemporary Indigenous North American artists from the USA and Canada.


Abu Dhabi Art Hub Residency
April 2017
Musaffah, Abu Dhabi, UAE

I will be participating in a month long artist residency at the Abu Dhabi Art Hub with four other Native Artists.

www.adah.ae/art-by-country


Consumed by Design: Exhibit Opening with Marla Allison
February  – June 2017
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St NW, Albuquerque, NM.
Next solo exhibition of my paintings. February 25th through June 2017

Allison’s show will also be the first new art exhibit at the IPCC since the center marked its 40th anniversary in April 2016. Allison is known for vivid paintings that depict the landscapes, wildlife, architecture, and particularly the people of her native New Mexico, as well as for experimenting with geometric patterns to depict living forms. She deliberately draws from the artistic traditions of Laguna Pueblo in order to enrich her own work.

“As a visual artist it is important to paint my surroundings,” says Allison. “The more I can embrace what the elders of the past found inspiring, the more I can understand about myself and my place as an artist. This show is all new work, and focuses on the design with the lines of pottery and the precision of paint strokes.”

www.indianpueblo.org


PREVIOUS

2017 Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market
Saturday & Sunday, March 4 – 5, 2017
Booth J-11 with Pat Pruitt
Phoenix, AZ
Visit their website for more info:
heard.org/fair

Annual HALO Artist Reception
Thursday, March 2rd, 6-9pm
HALO Piercing
www.halopiercing.com

10 W Camelback Rd – Google Map link

2016

First Solo Exhibition in Rio Rancho, NM – October 20th–November 29th
Marla Allison: Influences of the Past
Opening Reception on November 17th, 6-7pm
With Music played by Pat Kiro
Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado Drive NE, Rio Rancho, NM

An exhibition of contemporary paintings by Marla Allison, Laguna Pueblo artist.  Marla embraces the traditions of Laguna, NM and it’s history from her perspective.  She creates her work stroke by stroke to bring a new vision of what is before us and to embrace what our forefathers have created so we can be who we are today.

loma_colorado_exhibit0916

Arizona Women’s History Symposium – October 7th, 2016

Marla Allison is an invited speaker for the Arizona Women’s History Alliance on October 7th, 2016.
Steele Auditorium, Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park, 1300 N. College Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281.
Symposium begins Friday October 7th 8am-5pm

Download flyer: symposium-flyer-v3

American Indian Arts Marketplace, November 12-13, 2016
Join us for the Marketplace Weekend!
Autry Museum, Los Angeles, CA
theautry.org


The latest book that I am published in:
Extrapolation, Vol. 57, Nos 1-2, Spring/Summer 2016, Indigenous Futurisms in North American Indigenous Art by, Kristina Baudemann
http://online.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/loi/extr

News on Work in Print: Paintings included with article in
Native Foodways Magazine, Issue #3
www.nativefoodways.org/

Mention in Lee Marmon documentary
“True Tales of the Blue Eyed Indian”
Trailer 2014 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIVTnVh2Q94
Mention of Marla at time of 2:25