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Eager, 2014
Mound, 2011

Born in San Diego, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

BFA, Experimental Animation, CalArts, Valencia, CA

Allison Schulnik / Matrix 168, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
Eager, ZieherSmith, New York, NY
Expose: Allison Schulnik, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Mound, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, OK
Salty Air, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Mound, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
Mound, ZieherSmith, New York, NY
Performance, Division Gallery, Montreal, QC, Canada
Home for Hobo, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Home for Hobo Too, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, IL
Allison Schulnik, Unosunove, Rome, Italy
Go West, Pulse Fair, Mark Moore Gallery, New York, NY
No Luck Too, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY
Fools, Rejects and Sanctuaries, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
No Luck, Rokeby Gallery, London


Ducks, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Pressed Flowers, Leslie Heller Workspace, New York
My Little Boat of Sorrow, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Veils, Underground Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Not So Still Life, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Denver, CO
COVER UP!, curated by Antony Hudek, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna
Awakening – Where Are We Standing? – Earth, Memory and Resurrection, Aichi Triennale, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Experiments in Animation, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
RSA 187, the Annual Exhibition, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland
Spectacle: The Music Video, Museum of the Moving Image, New York
The Very Large Array: San Diego/Tijuana Artists in the MCA Collection, MCASD Downtown, San Diego, CA
Paint Things: Beyond the Stretcher, DeCordova Sculpture Museum and Park, Lincoln, MA
Kiss Me Deadly: A Group Show of Contemporary Neo-Noir from Los Angeles, curated by Price Latimer Agah, Paradise Row, London
Theatrical Gestures, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel
About Face, Acme, Los Angeles, CA
Oppenheimer Anniversary Show, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, KS
Kiss Me Deadly, Pardise Row, London
Breadbox, ZieherSmith at the ICON, Nashville, TN
Portrait of a Generation, The Hole, New York, NY
Wandellust: The Art of Claymation, Museen Der Stadt, Dresden
Twisted Sisters, Dodge Gallery, New York, NY
Spectacle, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, curated by Frist Center Chief Curator Mark Scala. The exhibition will travel to Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba, Canada: June 15–Sept. 9, 2012, and to the Glenbow Art Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Sept. 28–Jan. 2, 2013.
Have You Seen Me?, Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles,CA
Go Figure, Dodge Gallery, curated by Eddie Martinez, New York, NY
New York Minute, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow
Cryptic, St. Louis Contemporary Arts Museum, St. Louis, MO
The Archaic Revival, Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Postermat, The Hole, New York, NY
Gray Day, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA
Homunculi, CANADA, New York, NY
Touched, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
Reframing America, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Power of Selection, Part 3, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
Elements of Nature, Contemporary Arts Museum, New Orleans, LA
The Power of Selection, Part 1,, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, LA
Allison Schulnik: Forest, The Hammer Museum, Flux Screenings, Los Angeles, CA
Allison Schulnik: Recent Videos, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
Allison Schulnik: Hobo Clown, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
Artefiera Art First, Unosunove Arte Contemporanea, Rome
Whaddaya Wanna Be a Flower?, Alexander and Bonin, New York, NY
Flux Screening Series, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Small is Beautiful, Seomi & Tuus, Seoul, Korea
Close to Home, Galerie Davide Di Maggio, Milan, Italy
Too Big Too Fail, store-front, curated by Dan Heidkamp, Brooklyn, NY
Wild Exaggeration: The Grotesque Body in Contemporary Art, Hafia Museum of Art, Hafia, Israel
NewNow, Building the Museum Collection, The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
Single Channels: Animations, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, IL
La Femme, McClain Gallery, Houston, TX
Jeff Zilm & Allison Schulnik, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX
Holy Destruction, Polad-Hardouin, Paris, France
Psychic Hearts, Harris Art Gallery, University of La Verne, Los Angeles, CA
Baker’s Dozen, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
Sleights of Hand, Sam Francis Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Five Year Anniversary Show, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY
The Unruly and the Humorous, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Some Paintings: The Third LA Weekly Annual Biennial, curated by Doug Harvey, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Warm, Red, Salt and Wet, 31 Grand, New York, NY
A Loaf of Bread, A Carton of Milk, and a Stick of Butter, Hudson Franklin, NY
HangART-7: Edition: Los Angeles, Hangar-7, Salzburg, Austria, curated by Hubert Schmalix and Lioba Reddeker, Salzburg, Austria
Artissima Contemporary Art Fair, 1/9 Unosunove Arte Contemporanea booth, Turin, Italy
Bluemen/Flowers, Galerie Huebner, Frankfurt, Germany
Romancing the Skull, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Mark Moore Gallery Presents, Rokeby Gallery, London
Benefit Auction, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Art in Embassies Exhibition, US Embassy Residence, Belmopan, Belize
Project Room, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Honeymoon with Romeo, Groeflin Maag Galerie, Basel, Switzerland
The Armory Show, Black Dragon Society booth, New York, NY
Group, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Epic, Bellwether Gallery, New York, NY
Horses #6, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA
Amfar 2x2 Benefit for Aids and Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
The Gentle Artists Show, FIG Gallery, Austin, TX
The One Second Film, Exhibition, Frame #3 Director, CalArts Main Gallery, CA
San Diego Art Association 45th Annual International Exhibition, San Diego, CA
Paintings and Drawings, CalArts, Valencia, CA
Upstairs, Downstairs, Experimental Animation, CalArts Tatum Gallery, Valencia, CA

ANIMAGE: International Animation Festival of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
Animation Festival, Ziferburg, Saint Petersberg, Russia
Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore, MD
Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Annecy, France
21st International Festival of Animated Film, Special Programme “Best of Animation” curated by Tsvika Oren, Stuttgart, Germany
Flux Screening Series, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Sarasota Film Festival, Sarasota, FL
Anacortes Unknown Music Series, Anacortes, WA
Contemporary Animations in Art, Pocket Utopia, New York, NY
Animation Breakdown, Cinefamily, Los Angeles, CA
SXSW Film Conference & Festival, Austin, TX
Video Art & Experimental Film Festival, New York, NY
The Ill Points Festival, Miami, FL
Holland Animation Film Festival (HAFF), Utrecht
Squeaky Wheel Animation Festival, Buffalo, NY
Festival de Ciné de la Paz, San José, Costa Rica
Eureka!, Whitaker Court, Blue Leaf Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Through the Looking Glass: Female Surrealist Cinema, film series, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
FilmFest Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Fargo Film Festival, Fargo, ND
The Green Box Project, curated by Kathy Grayson, Miami, FL
Someplace I Don't Belong, curated by John Palmer, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA
Pictoplasma "Post-Digital Monsters," La Gaite Lyrique, Paris, France December 7-31, 2011
Creative Time/MTV, Screenings in Times Square, New York, NY
SXSW Film Festival, Austin, TX
First Thursdays series, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Film Independent's Los Angeles Film Festival
Flux Screening Series, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Ann Arbor International Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI
Melbourne International Festival of Animation, Melbourne, Australia
International Film Festival Breda, The Netherlands
Puppet Grinder Cabaret, London
Pictoplasma, Berlin, Germany
Cartoon Express, Silent Movie Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Birds Eye View Film Festival, London
Hobo Clown, Cyprus Arcade Experimental Art Projects, Greece
Hobo Clown, Festa Grande (Immagine‘), NABA, Milan, Italy
Death of Distortion, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
Jeff Zilm & Allison Schulnik, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX
Single Channels: Animations, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, IL
New Filmmakers LA, Sunset Gower Studios, Hollywood, CA
Vedma, Slamdance Film Festival, Park City, UT

Josh Wigler, “Allison Schulnik Crafts An ‘Eager’ Dance,”, August 27, 2014
"Ensor’s Enduring Influence," The Getty Magazine, Summer 2014
Alexander Mahany, “10 Cool Trends in Contemporary Ceramic Art”, ARTnews, June 9, 2014
Bradley Rubenstein, “Glitter and Doom: Allison Schulnik + Bradley Rubenstein”, Artslant, April 1, 2014
Jonathan T.D. Neil, “Allison Schulnik – Eager”, ArtReview, March 2014
Susan Dunne, “Claymation Animator Brings Art Of Stop-Motion To Atheneum”, The Hartford Courant, February 10, 2014
Jillian Steinhauer, "Uncovering the Feminine Grotesque",, February 6, 2014
Alex Jovanovich, “Critics’ Picks: Allison Schulnik”,, January 27, 2014
Bradley Rubenstein, Allison Schulnik “Eager”, Culture Catch, January 17, 2014
Danielle Kalamaras, “Arthouse films dominate Chelsea”, Metro NY, January 16, 2014
Grace Moss, “Eager for Allison Schulnik at ZieherSmith”, Arte Fuse, January 14, 2014
Dave Barton, “Allison Schulnik’s Laguna Babylon”, OC Weekly, April 11, 2013
Liz Goldner, “Allison Schulnik”, ArtScene, April 2013
“Oppenheimers: Twenty Years Strong”, The Kansas City Star, October 14, 2012
Catherine Taft, "Allison Schulnik", ArtForum International, October 2012
Joe Nolan, "Video Made the Gallery Star: ZieherSmith's Film Night", Nashville Scene, August 2012
David Pagel, “Drawn in, only to be repulsed”, Los Angeles Times, June 29, 2012
Marina Cashdan, “Friends Indeed/New Shows at Salon 94 Bowery and the Hole”, The New York Times, June 13, 2012
Michael Slenske, “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man... Woman... or Fashion Collective" WMagazine, June 2012
Hutson, Laura, "Five Uneasy Pieces;" Nashville Scene, April 12, 2012
Ken Johnson, "Art in Review: Allison Schulnik;" The New York Times, December 16, 2011
Wayne Anderson, “Kansas’ Nerman Museum celebrates the unorthodox,” Columbia Daily Tribune, December 11, 2011
Goings On about Town: Art, The New Yorker, November 21, 2011
Jennifer Coates, Review: Allison Schulnik, “Mound”, Time Out New York, November 9, 2011
Bradley Rubenstein, Allison Schulnik, “Mound”, Culture Catch, November 2011
Scott Indrisek, Why is Hip Young Painter Allison Schulnik So Obsessed With Cats?,” ARTINFO, November 18, 2011
Benjamin Sutton, “Allison Schulnik Sculpts Sad Clowns Out of Paint,” The L Magazine, November 15, 2011
“Allison Schulnik's "Mound" at ZieherSmith Gallery: A Sneak Peek,” Paper Magazine, October 20, 2011
100 Best Fall Gallery Shows, Modern Painters, September 2011
Shana Nys Dambrot, “The Kids Are Alright,” LA Canvas, July-August
Andrew M. Goldstein, “Kalup Linzy Headlines Debut of Creative Time’s New Video Art
Series at the Standard Hotel,” ARTINFO, 21 June
Jérôme Delgado, “Expositions – Un apératif avant tout,”, 21 May
Éric Clément, “L’Arsenal voit le jour dans Griffintown,”, 14 May
Benjamin Sutton, “Photos from Beat Nite, Bushwick Galleries’ Big Night Out,” The L Magazine, 23 February
Michael Hsiung, “Openings: The Archaic Revival @ Las Cienegas Projects,”, 25 January
Tanya M. Laden, “Art: Group Show: The Archaic Revival,”, January
Evan J Garza, “11 to Watch in 2011: Editor’s Picks,” New American Paintings, 10 January
James D. Campbell, “Extreme Painting,” Frieze Magazine, Issue 136, January-February
Emma Allen, “How I Sat in a Million Dollar Chair at Christies and…” ArtInfo, 14 December
Jane Wooldridge, “Big Ticket Sales Keep Going Strong,” Miami Herald, 3 December
Annie Shaw, The Art Newspaper, December
Christopher Knight, “Art Review: ‘Gray Day’ at Roberts and Tilton,” LA Times, 24
“Earth By Allison Schulnik,” Planet Magazine, November
Ken Courtney, “Fantasyland: Artist Allison Schulnik Pulls You Into Her World of
Creatures, Objects, and Dreamy Characters,” CITY Magazine, October
Josef Woodward, “The Importance of Backstory,” Scene/Santa Barbara News, 1-7 October
“Made in America: Allison Schulnik,” BLAST Magazine, September
Jennifer Pappas, “CANADA: Fearless Abandon,” Planet Magazine, 10 August
Karl Adelaide, “Homunculi: And Interview with Trinie Dalton,” Bomb Magazine, 16 July
Jerry Saltz, “Homunculi: Curated by Trinie Dalton,” New York Magazine, June
James Scarborough, “Critics Picks: Perfect Exposure: Allison Schulnik,” Artillery, June
Andrew Russeth, “In New York: The Avalanche of Gallery Openings This Thursday,”ArtInfo, 24 June
Lehmann Maupin, “Touched,” ArtLog, 22 June
Christian Viveros-Fauné, “James Hyde, Richard Hughes, and the Artists of ‘Homunculi’ Are the Buoys of Summer,” The Village Voice, 15 June
“Emerging Artists 2010,” AT 44 1/2, 7 June
James Kalm, “‘Homunculi’ Curated by Trinie Dalton at CANADA,” ArtReview, 5 June
Andrew Russeth, “In New York: Gallery Openings This Weekend,” ArtInfo, 3 June
Peter Simek, “Marty Walker Artist Does Times Square,” FrontRow, June
“Allison Schulnik,” Graphite Journal, June
Marcia Morse, “In the Gallery: I Sing the Body Realistic,” Honolulu Weekly, 5 May
Christine N. Ziemba, “Artist and Alumna Allison Schulnik Talks Hobo Clowns and Grizzly
Bear,” 24700, 21 April
Joleen Oshiro, “Unique Perspectives: Four Women Fill One Gallery With Their Wide-Ranging Reflections on the Human Figure,” Star Bulletin, 18 April
Grant Wahlquist, “Los Angeles: Allison Schulnik: ‘Home for Hobo’ at Mark Moore Gallery,”Art LTD, March/April
Amber Vilas, “A Galloping Pulse,” ArtInfo, 8 March
“The Underdogs” (Front and Back Cover), Beautiful Decay Magazine, March
“Allison Schulnik,” BLAST Magazine, Spring
Ed Davis, “Allison Schulnik,” The Sleeper Journal, February

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA
Santa Barbara Art Museum, Santa Barbra, CA
The Chaney Family Collection, Houston, TX
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, KS
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
Museum des Beaux Arts, Montreal, Canada
Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, Canada
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

Best Abstract Animation, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada
Special Jury Award, SXSW Film Conference and Festival, Austin, TX
Honorable Mention, Fargo Film Festival, Fargo, ND
Runner-Up Best Music Video/Jury Award, SXSW Film Conference and Festival, Austin, TX