News for Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Rising Star in Native Art World at SAR

Marla AllisonMarla Allison2010 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Artist Fellow. Photograph courtesy Marla Allison.Marla Allison2010 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Artist Fellow. Photograph courtesy Marla Allison.

February 16th, 2010, Santa Fe, NM ─ SAR welcomes Marla Allison to the School as the 2010 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow. An emerging artist who has been inspired by Pueblo pottery from Laguna and Hopi and 20th-century artists Frieda Kahlo, Jean Michel Basquiat, Pablo Picasso, Diego Rivera, Andy Warhol, and M.C. Escher, Marla seamlessly combines different styles and media to create a body of work that is uniquely her own.

Allison is a member of Laguna Pueblo and describes herself as a contemporary/abstract artist. After finding the need for expression through painting on canvas, she went on to study at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), graduating with an Associates degree in three-dimensional art. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Heard Museum in Phoenix and the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) in Santa Fe.

Selected Awards:

  • 2008 Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market – first place in the mixed media painting division
  • 2008 Inaugural Eric and Barbara Dobkin Award for Innovation at SWAIA Indian Market in Santa Fe

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Featured in “Young Artist Show” at the Heard Museum’s Berlin Gallery
  • Featured in "Beyond Face Value" at the Heard Museum
  • Featured in “Seventh Heartbeat” at the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum

Marla will be on campus from March 1 through May 31. Contact Jean Schaumberg at (505) 954-7275 if you would like an interview with this talented and innovative artist. Photographs available upon request.

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