Allison Schulnik

Region: Pacific Coast


I paint rejects, misfits and their landscapes.

My fixation on these characters is not intended to exploit deficiencies, but to find valor in adversity.

Whether hobo clowns, misshapen animals or alien beasts, they are usually built upon a human frame, which at times give them an awkward humanity.

Drawing from film, music, cartoons and dance, I like to blend earthly fact, blatant fiction and lots of oil paint to form a stage of tragedy, farce, and raw, ominous beauty – at times capturing otherworld buffoonery, and other times presenting a simple earthly dignified moment.