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Guilherand-Granges (07), France
“The lines of the buildings like a music score, the reflections documenting our upside down stories. I am fascinated by this urban environment & how we interact with it. Memory, desire, nostalgia and circumstance become subject matter for exploration. Through my work I record our emotional connection to the spaces that surround us.”
Kelly Allison's artistic inclination flourished during her design and architectural studies in Canada, the UK and Sweden. Originally from Vancouver, she has been living abroad for many years and today lives in Bordeaux, France. This diverse cultural exposure has shaped her perception of people and their emotional connection with the built environment. Kelly's paintings are predominantly urban, dynamic and full of colour. Retrospection and location unfold using acrylic, wine & ink as mediums. There is a sense of immediacy in her work, a direct translation of emotion onto the canvas, using the city’s lines and engravings to tell the story. The result lies somewhere between figurative and abstract, mimicking the mix of tangible and intangible realities.
She draws inspiration from architectural sketches, contemporary art and photography. Kelly sells her original & customized works worldwide.
2004 Graduated in Architecture
School of Architecture and Design of Brighton - Brighton, UK
School of Architecture, Lund Institute of Technology - Lund, Sweden
School of Arts and Design, Kwantlen University - Richmond, Canada.
March 2019 Armory Week Exhibition, Chelsea New York, USA
January 2019 Shooting of a film around 12 artists from 9 countries, Bordeaux, France
October 2018 Exhibition "Le Point de Départ", Frida Bordeaux, France
April 2018 Exhibition + Live painting "Le Cannelé d’Adresse", Place Pey Berland Bordeaux, France
April 2018 Exhibition "The Telephone Project", Les Vivres de l’Art Bordeaux, France
Dec 2017 Exhibition "Made in Bordeaux", Château des Tours Le Bouscat, France
Oct - Nov 2017 Exhibition + Live painting, "Artothème" Bordeaux, France
June - July 2017 Exhibition "100% Bordeaux", Château Haut-Bergeron Preignac, France
June 2017 Exhibition "Baz’Art", Bordeaux, France
March 2017 Exhibition’Festy’, St.Louis de Montferrand, France
January - March 2017 Exhibition "100% Bordeaux", Le M de Monbadon, Bordeaux, France