Theodora Allen

© Theodora Allen


Theodora Allen

Born 1985 Los Angeles, California.

Lives and works in Los Angeles.


2014 MFA, Painting, University of California, Los Angeles

2011 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Residency

2009 BFA, Painting, Art Center College of Design. Pasadena, CA

2004 Foundation, Chelsea College of Art and Design. London, UK

One-Person Exhibitions:

2017 Vigil, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2015 Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition, New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

2012 Brand New Heartache, Michael Jon Gallery, Miami, FL

Group Exhibitions:


Botánica, organized by Todd von Ammon, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Naturalia, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY


Mount Analogue, Performance Ski, Aspen, CO

Dreaming Mirrors I Dreaming Screens, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, Germany


Love or the Lack of It, Travesía Cuatro, Madrid, Spain


Golden State, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ

Some Thoughts About Marks, Jack Hanley, New York, NY

Summer & sUMMER, Michael Jon Gallery, Miami, FL + Detroit, MI

Brucennial 2014, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY

MFA 2014, New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA


White House, Galerie Clemens Gunzer, Zurich, Switzerland


Qualified By Light, Actual Size, Los Angeles, CA

I Know This, But You Feel Different, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, NY


Lovable Like Orphaned Kitties and Bastard Children, Green Gallery East, Milwaukee, WI

Special Projects:


L.S.D. Vol. 3, Contributor


49 Paintings, Saint Laurent, Collection V, Artist Book Invitation



Berardini, Andrew. "Theodora Allen at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles." ArtReview, October, 2017

Ollman, Leah. "At Blum & Poe, a Cosmic Garden of ghostly beauty." Los Angeles Times, July 14, 2017


Masewicz, Natalia. “Computer Screens Mirror Life as Berlin Show Explores Technology’s Influence on Art.” Blouin Artinfo, February 11, 2016


Bisello, Piero. “Form and Content Can Still Be Relevant Words in Painting: Theodora Allen’s Plot, No. 4.” Conceptual Fine Arts (blog), April 16, 2015.

Ehsan, Pari. "#Thelist: Pari Dust's 10 New Fine Artists to Know." Harpers Bazaar, February 19, 2015.

Jao, Carren. "Theodora Allen's spectrum of colours opens at Blum & Poe." Wallpaper*, March 11, 2015

Johnson, Ken. "A Sampling of the Art World under One Tent." New York Times, May 15, 2015.

Ollman, Leah. "Paintings by Theodora Allen trippy but not trite." Los Angeles Times, March 12, 2015

Osborne-Bartucca, Kristen. "Theodora Allen." Artillery 9, no. 5 (May/June 2015): 69. 

Powers, Bill. "A Talk With Theodora Allen." ARTnews, February, 2015.

Schad, Ed. “Theodora Allen.” Flash Art, May 18, 2015. 

Wagley, Catherine. "Theodora Allen." LA Weekly, March 19, 2015.


Petry, Michael. Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life Tradition. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2013. 

Powers, Bill. "Painterly Fashion." T Magazine (blog), March 11, 2013. 

Remsen, Nicholas. "Beauty, Youth, and Longing: Artist Theodora Allen for Saint Laurent." Blouin Artinfo, March 25, 2013. 

Trochu, Eugenie. “When Art Meets Fashion.” Vogue (Paris), November 2013. 

Tylevich, Katya. “Los Angeles. Hide and Seek.” Elephant Magazine, no 16 (Autumn 2013): 138-69.


“Fresh Faces in Art: Eight LA Artists You Should Know.” Fabrik Magazine, October 2012