GUEST ARTIST ALLISON SCHULNIK

My last blog post featured Lynne Schulnik, and this months blog is featuring her artist daughter Allison.  I met Allison when she was six years old and even then she showed that she was an independent.  I was making a little dress for her and when I finished with the undergarment, I asked her for a fitting before making the actual dress.  It was a frothy undergarment made out of a sheer nylon fabric.  It had short sleeves of shredded fabric and a similar treatment on the skirt.  Allison put it on and danced away singing, “I love my new dress, I love my new dress.”  I tried to explain that this was not the dress, it was something to go UNDER the dress, but she wasn’t interested.  

This post of her work shows me the sharp difference in the art of the generations.



ALLISON’S BIO

I use painting, ceramics, and hand -made, traditional animation to choreograph my subjects in compositions that embody a spirit of the macabre,  Shakespearean comedy/tragedy of love, death and farce. My works were compared to “the comic-grotesque visionary James Ensor” by The New York Times.  Solo exhibitions include the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, OK; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS; ZieherSmith, New York, NY; and Galeria Javier Lopez & Fer Frances, Madrid.  I have been making animated films since I was 17.  My films have been included in internationally renowed festivals and museums including the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, LACMA, Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Animafest, Zagreb.  I received “Best Experimental Animation” at the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2014 and Special Jury Prize at SXSW film 2011. My work is in the permanent collections of over a dozen institutions including LACMA and Museum des Beaux Arts, Montreal. My newest video (Moth 2019) is currently on display at MassMOCA.  I live and work in Sky Valley, Ca.



ALLISON’S ART

GIN # 14

 

CENTAURETTE IN FOREST

SAILOR

THISTLE NO. 1

 

FISH HEADS

 

RUTELE PINK UNICORN VESSEL

BLACK UNICORN VESSEL

  

CENTAURETTE NO. 1

EAGER  

Claymation/stop motion animated video

MOTH

Still and progress shots, gouach-on-paper animated video

 

MOUND

Claymation/stop motion animated video 2011

 



I’m going to take a little time off but I’ll be back in the fall.

Enjoy the rest of your summer.   Wanda Fudge

 


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