“After the Dance” 2020, Acrylic on Canvas
2020, Acrylic on Canvas


Thursday, March 3rd 5-9pm
Group exhibition with Marla Allison, Mateo Romero, and George Alexander
King Galleries – Scottsdale, AZ

March 5th-6th, 2022
64th Annual Heard Museum Guild and Market 



July 29, 2021, 6:30–8pm
“All Black And White” Exhibit Opening
Albuquerque International Balloon Museum

Saturday, August 21, and Sunday, August 22, 2021
Santa Fe Indian Market
Booth number LIN-W-730

FRI Aug 14 5:30-7:30PM
MASK MARKET 2020, La Fonda, Santa Fe, NM

2020 SWAIA Virtual Indian Market- AUGUST 1-31, 2020:

Go to SWAIA Virtual Indian Market website

November 26, 2019-November 29, 2020
“What Is Feminist Art”
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

January 10, 2020–May 31, 2020
“Art Is The Seed: Contemporary Female Native American Art”
Tucson Desert Art Museum
Opening Reception and Discussion Jan 10, 7pm

January 9, 2020
“9th Annual Art Exhibition”, paintings of International artists
Manama, Bahrain

November 25, 2020
“Two World Views of Arabic Life: Greek and American Versions”, Paintings by Stavroula Michalopoulou and Marla Allison
Art Hub Gallery in Abu Dhabi, UAE

November 1, 2019-January 31, 2020
Rainmaker Gallery, UK

Artist in Residence in Bristol, UK
May-June 2018

EXHIBITION: “Marla Allison: Painter from the Desert”
Opening 6 June 2018
Rainmaker Gallery
123 Coldharbour Road, Westbury Park, Bristol BS6 7SN

“The Good, The Bad, and the WTF?!”
October 21
Lovetts Gallery, Tulsa, OK.
Opening Reception on Saturday, October 21st from 10am-5pm

La Fonda Artist Residency

December 7th-9th, 4-7pm, 2017
February 8th-10th, 4-7pm, 2018
La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, NM.

Live painting demonstrations and artwork for sale during the times of the residency in connection to Santa Fe’s new Artists in Residence program.

For more info on the Artist in Residency Program

“7th Generation: Contemporary Native American Artists of the 21st Century”

October 12th-December 29th 2017
Art for the Soul Gallery, Springfield, MA
Exhibition opens Thursday October 12th

96th Santa Fe Indian Market
August 19-20, 2017
Booth 686-PLZ, Downtown, Santa Fe, NM

Pat and I will be participating again in Indian Market. From their website: “It is the largest and most prestigious juried Native arts show in the world and the largest cultural event in the southwest. The yearly event is held during the third weekend of August. Over 1,100 Native artists from the U.S. and Canada sell their artwork.” We hope to see you there!

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.


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.”


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:

2017 Annual HALO Artist Reception
Thursday, March 2rd, 6-9pm
HALO Piercing

10 W Camelback Rd – Google Map link


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.


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

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

News on Work in Print: Paintings included with article in
Native Foodways Magazine, Issue #3

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