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About Artist Marla Allison

Artist Marla Allison

Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico

Marla Allison is a full-time artist and member of the Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico, and currently resides there. In 2008 she won the inaugural Innovation Award at the Santa Fe Indian Market for her painting, “Mother,” which is now alongside her painting” Father,” in the permanent collection of the Heard Museum. Following the award, Marla was invited to be a storyteller at the Business Innovation Factory (BIF) in Providence, RI, which is the East Coast equivalent of TED Talks.

In 2010, Marla received a Native Women’s Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In March of 2016, she won Best of Division, 2D artwork at the Heard Museum Indian Market for her painting “Labor of Love” which was purchased by the La Fonda Hotel for their permanent collection in Santa Fe, NM. She has had two solo exhibitions in Albuquerque, NM: one in 2016 and one in 2017. She completed a month-long artist residency in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in April-May 2017.

“I am an artist inspired by life, movement, texture, patterns, and stories. Living in Laguna Pueblo, there is a magnitude of deep culture and it gives me great inspiration, which I try to paint onto every canvas. My professional career was started in 2009. After quitting my job as a full-time carpenter/construction worker with my father’s company, I changed from part time painter to full time. Before the life of art shows and gallery representation, I was always painting or doodling. I feel I was always an artist.”

“As the years have continued, I have learned to integrate and pinpoint what inspires me. Looking at my work, you can see a variety of styles including pottery design, mosaic/pixilated scenes, portraits, dreams, and whimsical children’s themes. The exciting connection is that it all comes from one hand, which is me embracing the movement of a paintbrush and the way a subject can be painted in a variety of styles.”

“As creative thoughts continue, I feel that the true essence of what I see will be apparent and will show the richness of life from the perspective of a woman of Laguna Pueblo. I paint so I remember where I came from. I paint so others can remember where I came from. I paint to be remembered.”

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