About The Artist

Artist Statement: This project began simply as a search for inspiration. I was recently widowed, and as I began to focus on the next chapter of my life as a single parent, I found strength and empowerment in the stories of trailblazing women through history. I began to paint portraits of these women, hoping to bring some vibrancy and modernity to the old black and white photographs I’d found. Many of these are women I admired from an early age, many of them are new to me. Through my work, I hope to capture something of the spirits of these women who would certainly be cheering us on today. As we listen to their voices and look into their eyes, we are reminded of our heritage as women and girls: passionate, courageous, determined, innovative, intelligent, creative, caring, fierce.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Ignite Equality All-Star Concert at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, Nov 2019

Solo exhibit at Chapman University, March-June 2020

Recent Exhibitions

Solo exhibit at Women’s Museum of California, San Diego, Feb-May 2019

Group showing at The Creativity Festival, Los Angeles, June and December 2018

Solo exhibit at San Juan Capistrano Library, CA, August-September 2018

Solo exhibit at OC Contemporary Gallery, San Clemente, CA March 2018

Solo exhibit at Mission Viejo Library, CA, February-April 2018

Previous collections shown at: Green Flash Gallery, San Clemente—Black Cat Gallery, Los Angeles—Rising Sun Arts, Reading, UK.


Upcoming book: Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints

The Guardian

Los Angeles Times

San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego Jewish World

Anthropology News

OC Register

OC Register

Ocean to Ranch Lifestyle Magazine

San Clemente Lifestyle Magazine


BFA California Institute of the Arts, 1995

To see more of my artwork, please visit www.allisonadams.net      

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