Allison Renshaw

Allison Renshaw lives and works in Encinitas, California. She was born and raised in Orange County and received a BA degree in economics from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. She received an MFA degree from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.

Recently, Allison had a solo exhibition at the Oceanside Museum of Art. She was also nominated for the 2010 San Diego Art Prize and was included in "Here Not There" at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in 2010. She was a visiting artist at Sierra Nevada College in 2011 where she also had a solo exhibition.

Allison is an associate faculty member at MiraCosta College in Oceanside, California.

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EDUCATION

1995 Master of Fine Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1991-1993 California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
1989 Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA

SELECTED ONE AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2013
BETTER THAN CANDY, Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, 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
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
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
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

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012
ESCAPE VELOCITY, Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010
HERE NOT THERE, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
NEW CONTEMPORARIES III, FEATURING 13 ARTISTS NOMINATED FOR THE 2010 SD ART PRIZE,
Project X: Art Gallery, Solana Beach, CA
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
HOMING IN, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
QUINT GALLERY: THREE DECADES OF CONTEMPORARY ART, California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum, Escondido, CA
SUMMER 2009, Preston Contemporary Art Center, Mesilla, NM
2008
SUMMER 2008 EXHIBITION, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN', San Luis Obispo Art Center, San Luis Obisbo, CA
2007
ANA 35, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
FLOW ART FAIR, with Toomey-Tourell, Miami, FL
BRIDGE ART FAIR, with Toomey-Tourell, Miami, FL
ALL MEDIA '07, Juried by Carl Berg, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
INNAUGURAL GROUP EXHIBITION, Issa Galleria, Houma, LA
PALM BEACH 3, with Quint Contemporary Art, West Palm Beach, FL
2006
BLITZ, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
WOMEN’S ART FESTIVAL, Hotel des Arts, San Francisco, CA
SUMMER EXHIBITION, Cervini Haas Gallery/Gallery Materia, Scottsdale, Arizona
ART (212), with Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
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
HOLIDAY EXHIBITION, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Viillage, CO
ART FACULTY EXHIBIT, Kruglak Gallery, MiraCosta College, Oceanside, CA
EYE TATTOOS, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
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
PULSE, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART- 15 X 15: THE ALUMNI SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2002
WATER, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
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
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
SINGULAR VIEW, MULTIPLE CHOICES, Holtzman Art Gallery, Towson State University, Towson, MD
BEST OF 1994, Broadway Art Gallery, Littleton, CO
NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION, Broadway Art Gallery, Littleton, CO
1994
HOMAGE TO KURT SCHWITTERS, Mail Art Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain
MOUNT ROYAL SCHOOL OF ART, Thesis Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
GRADUATE GROUP EXHIBITION, Decker Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
AUGEN MUSIK II, Peabody Music Conservatory, Baltimore, MD
1993
MOUNT ROYAL SCHOOL OF ART, Thesis Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
AUGEN MUSIK I, Peabody Music Conservatory, Baltimore, MD

AWARDS AND HONORS

2006 Anderson Ranch Arts Center Residency
2005 Anderson Ranch Arts Center Residency
2003 Anderson Ranch Arts Center Residency
2000 Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Residency
1993-1995 Maryland Institute College of Art Scholarship
1992-1993 California College of Arts and Crafts Scholarship
1993 Florence J. French Fund
Omicron Delta Epsilon National Honor Society
Golden Key National Honor Society
Alpha Chi National Honor Society

BIBLIOGRAPHY
 
2010 Hiss, Mark: “Allison Wonderland,” San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles,
February, pg. 104-107.

Pincus, Robert L.: “Allison Renshaw’s ‘Plastic Fantastic’ With increasing
intricacy and a music-driven visual rhythem, Allison Renshaw intertwines
fashion and art,” The San Diego Union-Tribune/Night & Day,
February 25, pg. 23

Yee, Promise: “Mixed Media Pop Art Exhibit at OMA,” The Coast News,
February 5, Vol. 24, No. 6, pg. A20.

2007 Pincus, Robert L.: “Piece Work: Allison Renshaw’s bold ‘Fragments’ is a colorful, creative collage,” The San Diego Union-Tribune, June 14, pg. 30.

2005 Larson, Ann: "Gutsy Work at Anderson Ranch," The Snowmass Sun,
April 6-12, Vol. 44, No 2, pg. 1 & 16.

2003 Riiley, Rosemary: “Snowmass Village’s Cultural Gem, “ The Snowmass
Sun, February 5-11, pg. 2 & 3 SCENE.

Fielding, Julien R.: “Pulse Rate, Bemis Showcases Work by Former
Artists-in -Residence,” The Reader, January 7.

2002 Tucker, C.A.: “Encinitas Artist Mixes Intuition, Nature,” The North
Coast Current, February 8-21, pg. 5 & 7.

Rubinstein, Raphael: “Report From Arizona,” Art in America,
December, No. 12, pg. 40-47.

Kraisirdeja, Sandra: “Dual Exhibit Shows Artists’ Differences,”
The North County Times, January 31, pg. 20.

1999 Kendricks, Neil: “Beautiful Chaos,” The San Diego Union -Tribune,
June 24, pg. 46.

1995 Dorsey, John: “Natural Shapes are Given Artists’ Touch at Gomez,”
The Baltimore Sun, July 10.

Guiliano, Mike: “Larger Than Life,” The City Paper, July 12.

Greenwell, Stuart: “Allison Renshaw-Paintings,” Articulate Magazine,
July/August.

COLLECTIONS

Alchemy Billiards; Seattle, WA
Anglo Irish Bank, New York
Mary Berglund; La Jolla, CA
Lilian Bergunder; Baltimore, MD
Ballard, Spahr; Andrews & Ingersoll; Baltimore, MD
Flossie Cohen; La Jolla, CA
Dolgen Ventures; Coronado, CA
Forward Ventures; La Jolla, CA
Brooks and Joanna Herman; Del Mar, CA
Larry and Sally Dodge; La Jolla, CA
Carole Laventhol Design; La Jolla, CA
Pam Huizenga; Fort Lauderdale, FL
Shiela Lipton; Del Mar, CA
Jay and Byrna Kranzler; La Jolla, CA
Piper/Marbury; Baltimore, MD
Priscilla and Charles Wilson; Baltimore, MD
Reichert Enterprises; Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Larry and Carin Remstedt; San Francisco, CA
Bruce and Stacy Simon, Omaha, NE