Artist's Page

Alma Allen

Born in Heber City, UT, 1970

Lives and works in Tepoztlán, Mexico 

One-Person Exhibitions

Some Eyes, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
Nunca Solo, Museo Anahuacalli, Mexico City, Mexico
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

Archipelago, Germantown, New York
Poco Útil, AGO Projects, Mexico City, Mexico

Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium and Van Buuren Museum & Gardens, Uccle, Belgium
Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

Blum & Poe, New York, NY
Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA 

Heath Ceramics, Los Angeles, CA
Hoodoos by Alma Allen, Play Mountain, Tokyo, Japan 

Sucking the Universe, Anthony Greaney Gallery, Boston, MA 

Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL 

Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL 

Cordell Taylor Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT 

Group Exhibitions

Eternal Medium: Seeing the World in Stone, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA 
Linhas Tortas, Curated by Diana Campbell, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
A Summer Arrangement: Object & Thing at LongHouse, East Hampton, New York

GODHEAD – Idols in the time of crisis, Lustwarande, Tilburg, Netherlands
All Season Sanctuary, Mendes Wood DM, Retranchement, Netherlands
Intervención/Intersección, curated by Su Wu, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY
Vessels, SIZED.STUDIO, Los Angeles, CA
Eureka! Creativity in the Golden State, California Artists at the Governor's Mansion, Governor’s Mansion, Sacramento, CA

Days of Inertia, Mendes Wood DM at D'Ouwe Kerk, Retranchement, The Netherlands
Between the Earth and Sky, Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
At The Luss House: Blum & Poe, Mendes Wood DM and Object & Thing, The Gerald Luss House, Ossining, NY

5,471 miles, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA 
At The Noyes House Blum & Poe, Mendes Wood DM and Object & Thing, The Eliot Noyes House, New Canaan, CT

Collective /Collectible, MASA, Mexico City, Mexico
Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico 

In Conversation: Alma Allen & JB Blunk, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA; traveled to Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
Handheld, organized by Elizabeth Essner, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

HILL PEOPLE, curated by Benjamin Godsill, Performance Ski, Aspen, CO 

Gold Rush, De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA
First Hand: Architects, Artists, and Designers from the L.J. Cella Collection, Palm Springs
Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA  

Small Sculpture, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2014 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY 

Function Dysfunction: Alma Allen, Ani Kasten, Adam Silverman, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 

Alma + Adam + Commune + This Show, Heath Ceramics, Los Angeles, CA 

Pearce, Los Angeles, CA

Pearce, Los Angeles, CA

Pearce, Los Angeles, CA 

Pearce, Los Angeles, CA 

Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY



Eureka! Creativity in the Golden State, California Artists at the Governor's Mansion. Sacramento: Governor’s Mansion, 2023.
Alma Allen: Nunca Solo. New York: Kasmin Books, 2023. 

Alma Allen. Texts by Glenn Adamson and Douglas Fogle. New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2020.

Hodge, Brooke, ed. Alma Allen & JB Blunk: In Conversation. New York: August Editions, 2019.  

Williamson, Leslie. Interior Portraits: At Home With Cultural Pioneers and Creative Mavericks. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2018, 18-39. 

Articles & Reviews

"Los Angeles Oomph.", February 18, 2023.
"Alma Allen at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.", February 18, 2023.
Yohannes, Neyat. "10 Must-See Gallery Shows during L.A. Art Week 2023.", February 13, 2023.
Larsen, Christian. “Of Hieroglyphs, Petroglyphs and Mexican Churches.”, January 11, 2023.
Zappas, Lindsey Preston. “Top 3 This Week.” KCRW Art Insider, January 2023.
Michalarou, Efi. “Art Cities: Los Angeles—Alma Allen.”, January 2023.

Su, Hannah. “Last Call to See Masa Galería’s Intervención/Intersección at Rockefeller Center.”, June 10, 2022.
Ozer, Samantha. “‘Intervención/Intersección’ Brings Mexican Art Back to Rockefeller Center.”, June 7, 2022.
Haynes, Grace and Rachel Burrow. “Designer Cliff Fong Calls This Walnut Sculpture an Instant Heirloom.”, May 31, 2022.
Baumgardner, Julie. “Mexican Artists and Designers Take Over Rockefeller Center.”, May 24, 2022.
Pou, Cecilia. “Seven Artists Who Took Their Careers to the Next Level.”, January 3, 2022.

Herriman, Kat. “Alma Allen Strikes a High Note at Kasmin.”, June 24, 2021.
Lloyd-Smith, Harriet. “Alma Allen’s Biomorphic Sculptures Have Minds of Their Own.”, June 14, 2021.
Keh, Pei-Ru. “Shop Talk: New Design Hotspots.”, January 27, 2021.

“A Holiday Gift Guide for the Person Who Has Everything.”, December 9, 2020.
Goodman, Jonathan. “Alma Allen.” Brooklyn Rail (February 2020). 
Keh, Pei-ru. “Alma Allen Reaches Great New Heights in New York Exhibition.”, January 27, 2020. 
Medford, Sarah. "The Idiosyncratic Work of Sculptor Alma Allen." Wall Street Journal, January 15, 2020.
Singer, Fanny. "Artist Alma Allen’s Story Is Wilder Than Fiction. Here’s How He Went From Whittling Sticks in the Utah Desert to a Splashy Solo Show in Chelsea." Artnet News, January 31, 2020. 

Gibson, Eleanor. “Mexico City Mansion Provides Setting for Masa Gallery Exhibit.”, February 17, 2019.
Martinez, Christina Catherine. “Alma Allen at Blum & Poe Los Angeles.” Artforum vol. 58, no. 3 (November 2019): 218-19.
Preston-Zappas, Lindsay. "The 'Biomorphic Sculptures' of Alma Allen.", August 7, 2019. 
“Richard Telles Fines Arts in Los Angeles Closes, Kasmin Now Represents Alma Allen, and More.”, November 1, 2019.

Chandler, Elizabeth Khuri. "The Outsider." C Magazine (May 2018): 79-80.
Jansen, Charlotte. “A ‘Blind Date’ Between Two Californian Artists Reveals Surprising Shared Sensibilities.” Wallpaper, February 4, 2018. 
Rus, Mayer. “Palm Springs Art Museum Spotlights Alma Allen and J.B. Blunk.” Architectural Digest, February 2, 2018.
Tran, Khanh T.L. “Master Class.” LALA Magazine (Spring 2018): 82-83.

DeLand, Lauren. “Exhibition Reviews: Alma Allen at Shane Campbell.” Art in America (February 2017): 103-104.

Dorn, Fairfax. "#TheList: 11 Art Exhibits to See This Fall." Harper's Bazaar, September 15, 2016. Potts, Emily. "Design Links: Laura Fischer, Alma Allen, & Erika Lynne Hanson." How Design (blog), October 12, 2016.
Sherman, Julia. "Alma and Su's Cilantro Salad." Salad for President (blog), July 2016.

Berardini, Andrew. "Alma Allen.", viewed January 19, 2015.
Browne, Alix. "Alma Allen Has Come a Long Way." W Magazine, January 12, 2015.
Griffin, Jonathan. "The Quiet Life: Artists and the Freedom of the Desert." Frieze, no. 168 (January-February 2015): 11.
Haskell, Rob. "Earthly Delights." Architectural Digest 72, no. 3 (March 2015): 56.
Miranda, Carolina. "Alma Allen's Abstract Sculptures Channel Nature's Power at Blum & Poe.", January 16, 2015.
Wagley, Catherine. "A Neon Art Revival: And a Gallery in a Former Koreatown Hotel Lobby." LA Weekly, February 6, 2015.
Williams, Maxwell. "The Road Less Traveled." Cultured (February-March 2015): 88.
Williamson, Leslie. "A Photographer's 48-Hour Art and Design Tour Through the California Desert.", February 17, 2015.

Bodin, Claudia. “Der Letzte Tango.” Art Magazine, March 12, 2014.
Comer, Stuart, Anthony Elms, and Michelle Grabner. Whitney Biennial 2014. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2014.
Croak, James. “Sent Back to the Minors: A Review of the Whitney Biennial.” Hamptons Art Hub, April 7, 2014. Dobbins, Zack. "Bronze Beauties." Gulfshore Life, October 13, 2014.
Lacayo, Richard. “5 Best Works at the Whitney Biennial.” Time Magazine, March 31, 2014.
Perl, Jed. “Whitney Biennial: The Most Narcissistic of All New York Art World Events.” New Republic, March 6, 2014.
Tyrnauer, Matt. “Diamond in the Rough.” T: The New York Times Magazine, April 11, 2014.

Okamoto, Hitoshi. “Interview 02: Alma Allen.” Casa Brutus [extra issue] (March 2012): 76-77.

Keeps, David A. “Sculptor-Woodworker Alma Allen Logs His Work at Heath Ceramics; Reception Tonight.” Los Angeles Times, November 5, 2009.

Museum and Public Collections

EKARD Collection, Wassenaar, Netherlands
Fondation Thalie, Brussels, Belgium
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Villa Santo Sospir, Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat, France

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