Fascinated by the human condition, Allison works primarily as an image-maker and her practice has recently expanded into the fields of murals, installation art and digital projections. There’s the saying that the world is one’s oyster. As a young girl, Allison feels that it implied to her that there would be treasures for the taking. “Inside an oyster, pearls materialise through a process that seems akin to some form of arcane magic,” Allison said. She liked the idea of these mysterious inner workings, that produced only beautiful things; ultimately, things that are coveted for their inherent value.
To her, art will always be as essential as a practice. The artists create for themselves just as much as they create for the public and artists will always find a way to share their work. Although social media is one of the avenues most people are using now, the traditional creative industry so to speak still plays a part in giving creatives a level of visibility in the commercial arena. Furthermore, there are those who remain reliant on it to maintain a living to keep their practices going or to feed their families. Art in all its forms comforts and connects people. It is also a living creature on its own and will be shared one way or another. “Art in all its forms comforts and connects people. It is also a living creature on its own and will be shared one way or another,” mused Allison.
After graduating with a Diploma in Visual Communications from Temasek Polytechnic School of Design, Allison obtained a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from the College of Fine Art (UNSW) in Sydney where she majored in drawing and painting. Her work has been showcased internationally and since 2010, her works have been exhibited in TAKSU Singapore and TAKSU Kuala Lumpur among others. She also frequently takes part in local art events in Singapore such as the annual Illustration Arts Festival run by OIC Singapore. Allison’s 2015 debut solo exhibition ‘Oddlings’ received the ‘Highly Commended’ prize at its first mini showcase in the COFA Annual and travelled to Sydney and other cities.