I first saw Allison Schulnik's work on Vimeo when several of her videos became "Staff Picks" (Ahh the wonders of the internet....). Her works uses mixed media such as clay, oils and illustrations, to create surreal creatures and environments that melt and reform over and over. It's sort of like old school Sesame Street claymation taken to the next level; the level where it becomes creepy and dark and more awesome.
Born in 1978 (San Diego, CA), Schulnik earned her BFA in Experimental Animation from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia (CA). She has had solo exhibitions at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OK), Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (KS), Rokeby Gallery (London), Unosunove Arte Contemporanea (Rome), Division Gallery (Montreal), and ZieherSmith Gallery (NY), in addition to her inclusion in film festivals around the world. Her work has also been shown at the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture (Moscow), Hammer Museum (CA), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), Santa Barbara Museum of Art (CA), Contemporary Arts Museum (LA), and Hangar-7 (Salzburg), among many others. Allison Schulnik is in the public collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (KS), Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA), Santa Barbara Art Museum (CA), Museé de Beaux Arts (Montreal), Farnsworth Art Museum (ME), Laguna Art Museum (CA), Monteal Contemporary Art Museum (Canada), and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Canada). The artist lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.