Known for her expansive abstract landscapes, imbued with quilt-like textural lushness, Allison Collins' paintings are untethered to any exact places. Imparting the emotion of encountering or traveling through open spaces, fields, sky, and vast expanses, the paintings are woven with deeply saturated hues of red, gold, and deep greens and blues. Collins vacillates between causing us to look towards a far-off horizon, and shortening the depth of field. At times, she flattens her geometric forms and planes of color – but we are still given a horizon to look towards.
Collins holds a BA and BFA from the University of Washington, Seattle, and an MFA from the Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Whitney Museum of American Art Fellowship. Her work is part of collections across the United States, and was selected by the Art in Embassies Program of the US State Department to be featured in the US Embassy in Budapest, Hungary.