Renshaw

Allison Renshaw

Allison Renshaw’s vibrant paintings lead one into an organic world of color. For one of her exhibition at she combined images from fashion magazines and advertising graphics with her cosmic paintings. Of this work, Renshaw said, “These found fragments are turned into something new, something inexplicable. Lines between the organic and the man-made become blurred and a larger narrative is evoked through a banal fragment.” Her work transcends the everyday, giving the viewer a sense of the world but in a bigger and better way.

The fragment offers a possibility of multiple perspectives, discordant vocabularies, and malleable boundaries. My paintings are informed by particles of our urban landscape and our culture found in the everyday. Fashion, modern architecture, and the natural environment combine and collide. In this setting, elements of plasticity and temporality are depicted in a suspended state of in-betweeness. I create a universe that is seemingly random and difficult to decipher. This chaotic quality becomes an apt visualization of today’s open-source culture of sampling and recycling. Lines between the organic and the man-made become blurred and a larger narrative is evoked through a banal fragment.

Allison Renshaw earned a BA in economics from Pepperdine University and an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her art has been shown throughout the country in group and solo exhibitions, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego and the Oceanside Museum of Art. She lives in Encinitas and is an associate faculty member at MiraCosta College. Ms. Renshaw teaches mixed media at Lux Art Institute.

Exhibitions (click for more)

SELECTED SOLO & DUO EXHIBITIONS:
- 2014, ALLISON RENSHAW, LUX Art Institute, Encinitas, CA
- 2014, ALLISON RENSHAW: PAINTINGS, Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA
- 2013, BETTER THAN CANDY, Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, CA
- 2013, SUGAR KISSES, Encinitas Library Gallery, Encinitas, CA
- 2011, VIVA GLAM, Tahoe Gallery, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV
- 2010, PLASTIC FANTASTIC, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA
- 2009, VIVA GLAM, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE
- 2009, BIG GORGEOUS NEO-ABSTRACT, The Showroom, Sera Davis Art Advisory, Nashville, TN
- 2007, FRAGMENTS, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
- 2005, ALLISON RENSHAW: NEW PAINTINGS Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
- 2004, NEW PAINTINGS, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
- 2003, ALLISON RENSHAW, MAXsf, San Francisco, CA
- 2002, ALLISON RENSHAW, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
- 2002, BURKLEY/RENSHAW: PAINTINGS, Kruglak Gallery, Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA
- 2001, NEW PAINTINGS, Sunfire Gallery, Cambria, CA
- 1999, NEW PAINTINGS, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
- 1995, ALLISON RENSHAW: PAINTINGS, Gomez Gallery, Baltimore, MD
- 1995, ALLISON RENSHAW: PAINTINGS, Thesis Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
- 1994, FORMATIONS, Architrave Gallery, San Francisco, CA
- 1992, NUDES, Muse, Los Angeles, CA

GROUP EXHBITIONS:
- 2014, OBJECT OBJECT!: A SELECTION OF SMALLER WORKS, Helmuth Projects, San Diego, CA
- 2013, CANNON ART GALLERY INVITATIONAL, Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA
- 2014, OBJECT OBJECT!: A SELECTION OF SMALLER WORKS, Helmuth Projects, San Diego, CA
- 2014, CANNON ART GALLERY JURIED BIENNIAL, Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA
- 2011, ESCAPE VELOCITY, Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, CA
- 2010, HERE NOT THERE, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
- 2010, THE COLOR OF MONEY, San Luis Obispo Art Center, San Luis Obispo, CA
- 2009, ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE EXHIBITION: Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE
- 2009, HOMING IN, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
- 2008, SUMMER 2008 EXHIBITION, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
- 2008, CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’, San Luis Obispo Art Center, San Luis Obisbo, CA
- 2007, ANA 35, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
- 2007, FLOW ART FAIR, with Toomey-Tourell, Miami, FL
- 2007, BRIDGE ART FAIR, with Toomey-Tourell, Miami, FL
- 2007, ALL MEDIA ’07, Juried by Carl Berg, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
- 2007, INAUGURAL GROUP EXHIBITION, Issa Galleria, Houma, LA
- 2007, PALM BEACH 3, with Quint Contemporary Art, West Palm Beach, FL
- 2006, BLITZ, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
- 2006, WOMEN’S ART FESTIVAL, Hotel des Arts, San Francisco, CA
- 2006, SUMMER EXHIBITION, Cervini Haas Gallery/Gallery Materia, Scottsdale, Arizona
- 2006, ART (212), with Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
- 2006, SAFER SEX IN THE CITY, Museum of Sex, New York, NY
- 2005, SCRATCHING THE SURFACE: ABSTRACTION NOW, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE
- 2005, HOLIDAY EXHIBITION, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Viillage, CO
- 2005, ART FACULTY EXHIBIT, Kruglak Gallery, MiraCosta College, Oceanside, CA
- 2005, EYE TATTOOS, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
- 2005, ART LA, with Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
- 2004, HOLIDAY EXHIBITION, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO
- 2003, SPRING INVITATIONAL: FOUR WOMEN IN MIXED MEDIA, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
- 2003, PULSE, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
- 2002, WATER, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
- 2002, ART SANTA FE, with Cervini Haas Gallery, Sana Fe, NM
- 2001, TWENTY YEARS OF EXCELLENCE, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
- 2000, MOUNT ROYAL ALUMNI SHOW IN HONOR OF BABE SHAPIRO, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
- 1996, DELAWARE ART MUSEUM BIENNIAL ‘96, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
- 1996, ARTICULATE MAGAZINE’S NEW YEARS SMALL WORK SHOW, Eklektikos Gallery, Georgetown, D.C.
- 1995, SHARED RIGHTS, SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES, Art for World AIDS Day, The Trout Gallery, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

EXCLUSIVE ARTWORK BY ALLISON RENSHAW

Untitled #2
840.00
Untitled #5
840.00
Technomarine
5,150.00
Untitled #7
340.00
 
Untitled #1
840.00
Kavoom!
5,150.00
Untitled #6
840.00
Blur
2,500.00
Cocos Basin
5,150.00
 
Untitled #3
840.00
Untitled #4
840.00
Untitled #8
340.00