B I O G R A P H Y

LESLIE ALLEN
STUDIO 300A Art + Architecture
Industrial Center Building
480 Gate 5 Road #300A
Sausalito CA 94965
www.Studio300A.com

Leslie Allen was born in the New Mexico desert and grew up along the Rio Grande in El Paso Texas, where families and neighborhoods were tight-knit, honored traditions were passed down, and the most meaningful things were made by hand. Leslie moved to California in her late teens and soon after fell hard for the Bay area abstract expressionists, whose works she studied with great purpose. Today Allen is described as a painter’s painter who approaches each canvas without preconceptions and allows the process to guide her through to rich, sophisticated surfaces of color, gesture and space divisions. Clearly influenced by California painters Richard Diebenkorn and Frank Lobdell, Allen’s lyrical sense and gestural marks also relate her work to the New York abstractionists, especially the paintings of Joan Mitchell. Allen credits her family for her early arts education, and California painter and long-time mentor Chester Arnold for pointing her heart to oil paints. Leslie Allen studied painting in San Diego, San Francisco, New Mexico and Paris, and over recent summers she has been studying aquatint etching techniques and traditions at Crown Point Press in San Francisco. Her watercolor and oil paintings are held in many public and private collections.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2015 "Leslie Allen: Fresh Paint" Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley CA
2014 "All in the Family" Group Show, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley CA
2014 Aqua Art Miami, Seager Gray Gallery
2014 artMRKT San Francisco CA, Seager Gray Gallery
2014 Marin MoCA Altered Book Show, Novato CA
2013 "Leslie Allen: Cadenza" Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley CA
2013 Context Art Miami, Miami FL, Seager Gray Gallery
2013 artMRKT San Francisco CA, Seager Gray Gallery
2012 “Leslie Allen: New Paintings” Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley CA
2012 artMRKT, San Francisco CA, Seager Gray Gallery
2012 Aqua Art Miami FL, Seager Gray Gallery
2012 "Mild to Wild" group show, Gallery 111, Sausalito CA
2012 "Go Figure" group show, Gallery 111, Sausalito CA
2011 Inaugural Exhibit, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley CA
2011 Marin MoCA, Altered Book Show, Novato CA
2011 Summer Art Salon, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael CA
2011 “Genius is Mysterious”Projekt30.com Juried On-line Exhibition
2010 "Drawings: Line to Shadow: Baker's Dozen" Marin Civic Center, San Rafael CA
2010 “For Paint’s Sake” one person exhibition, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael CA
2010 “Surface/Tension : H20”, group show, Bay Model Visitors Center, Sausalito CA
2009 Group Show, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael CA
2009 "De-Construct," group show, Gallery 111, Sausalito CA
2008 “Taking the Plunge” one person exhibition, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael CA
2008 "Does Size Matter," group show, Gallery 111, Sausalito CA
2008 "Secrets" Group Exhibition, Artisans, San Rafael CA
2007 Projekt30.com November 2007, juried on-line exhibitions
2007 "Variations on a Hue" Artisans Gallery, San Rafael CA
2007 Projekt30.com November 2007 juried on-line exhibition
2006 Projekt30.com July 2006 juried on-line exhibition
2006 "Ebb & Flow" juried group exhibit, Sausalito Arts Commission, Sausalito CA
2005 "Under the Influence: two person exhibition, First Presbyterian Church, Sausalito CA
2004 "Dichotomies" one person exhibition, Eclexion, Mill Valley CA
2004 “Small Paintings” Shoe Envy, one person show, Mill Valley CA
2003 Group Exhibition, Jessica Hall Associates, Larkspur CA
2002 "Abstractly" juried group exhibition, O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley CA
2002 Juried group exhibit, Sausalito Bay Model, Sausalito CA
2001 “Quirkies” one person show, Mill Valley Library, Mill Valley CA
1999 "All My All" Mill Valley City Hall, Mill Valley CA
1996 College of Marin, Monotype Marathon + Auction, Kentfield CA
1995 Juried group exhibition, College of Marin Gallery, Kentfield CA
1990 Juried group exhibitions, Civic Plaza, Taos NM
1989 “It Figures” group show, Academy of Art, San Francisco CA
1988-2008 ICB Art Center Winter Open Studios, Sausalito CA
1986 Stackhouse Gallery, San Francisco CA
1986 “See, Hear, Speak” three person show, Indian Valley College Gallery, Novato, CA
1982 One person show, Rogers & Wells, San Diego CA
1979 One person show, Federal Courthouse lobby, San Diego CA
1975 Juried group show, Federal Courthouse lobby, San Diego CA
1975 One person show, Mission Hills Yoga Institute, San Diego CA

CORPORATE PATRONS
Alliance Capital Management, San Francisco CA
Boeger Winery Inc., Placerville CA
Doral Park Avenue Hotel, New York NY
Espire Communication, Tulsa OK
Green Music Center, Rohnert Park CA
Phillip Burton Federal Building, San Francisco CA
Federal Home Loan Bank, San Francisco CA
Hansen Bridgett, San Francisco CA
Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach CA
Law Offices of J. Frank George APC, San Rafael & Fairfax CA
Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeny, San Francisco CA
Tropicana Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
WestAmerica Bank, Sausalito, CA

ART EDUCATION
1989-92 Academy of Art, San Francisco CA, Fine Art
1982-89 College of Marin, Kentfield CA, Fine Art
1978-80 UCSD San Diego CA, Graphic Arts
2007-2011 Summer Printmaking Intensives at Crown Point Press, San Francisco CA
1982-2011 Various Painting Mentors and private teachers in California, New Mexico and France

AFFILIATIONS
Studio 300A Art + Architecture, Partner (2005 - )
Marin Arts Council, Former Board Member (2011-12)
ICB Artists Association, Founding Board Member and Treasurer (2007- )
Sausalito Arts Commission, Former Member/Chair (2004-07)
Sausalito Arts Commission Public Art Advisory Group Member (2004- )
Headlands Center for the Arts, Member (2000- )
El Paso Artists Association (2005- )

JUROR & CURATORIAL
2016 El Paso Arts Association, Awards Judge, Arts International, El Paso TX
2014 El Paso Arts Association, Juror, Arts International, El Paso TX
2014 Marin Open Studios Gallery, Group Exhibit, Curator, Corte Madera CA
2013 Marin Open Studios Gallery, Group Exhibit Curator, Corte Madera CA
2012 Marin Open Studios Gallery, Group Exhibit Curator, Corte Madera CA
2010 Mill Valley Falls Arts Festival, Mill Valley CA
2008 “Secrets,” Artisans Gallery, San Rafael CA
2007 “Monochromatic,” Artisans Gallery, San Rafael CA
2006 “Ebb & Flow" Sausalito Arts Commission, Bay Model Visitor Center, Sausalito CA
2003 Annual Juried Exhibit, Sausalito Arts Commission, Sausalito CA
1998 New Member Selection, Artisans Gallery, San Rafael CA

REPRESENTATION: Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley CA www.seagergray.com
PUBLISHER: Art Brokers Inc. San Rafael, CA www.artbrokersinc.com


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R E S U M E

LESLIE ALLEN
STUDIO 300A Art + Architecture
Industrial Center Building
480 Gate 5 Road #300A
Sausalito CA 94965
http://www.studio300A.com


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Current Solo Exhibition: March 2015
“Leslie Allen : Fresh Paint”
Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley CA
http://www.seagergray.com

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Leslie Allen was born in the New Mexico desert and grew up along the Rio Grande in El Paso Texas, where families and neighborhoods were tight-knit, honored traditions were passed down, and the most meaningful things were made by hand. Leslie moved to California in her late teens and soon after fell hard for the Bay area abstract expressionists, whose works she studied with great purpose. Today Allen is described as a painter’s painter who approaches each canvas without preconceptions and allows the process to guide her through to rich, sophisticated surfaces of color, gesture and space divisions. Clearly influenced by California painters Richard Diebenkorn and Frank Lobdell, Allen’s lyrical sense and gestural marks also relate her work to the New York abstractionists, especially the paintings of Joan Mitchell. Allen credits her family for her early arts education, and California painter and long-time mentor Chester Arnold for pointing her heart to oil paints. Leslie Allen studied painting in San Diego, San Francisco, New Mexico and Paris, and over recent summers she has been studying aquatint etching techniques and traditions at Crown Point Press in San Francisco. Her watercolor and oil paintings are held in many public and private collections.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2015 "Leslie Allen: Fresh Paint" Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley CA
2014 "All in the Family" Group Show, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley CA
2014 Aqua Art Miami, Seager Gray Gallery
2014 artMRKT San Francisco CA, Seager Gray Gallery
2014 Marin MoCA Altered Book Show, Novato CA
2013 "Leslie Allen: Cadenza" Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley CA
2013 Context Art Miami, Miami FL, Seager Gray Gallery
2013 artMRKT San Francisco CA, Seager Gray Gallery
2012 “Leslie Allen: New Paintings” Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley CA
2012 artMRKT, San Francisco CA, Seager Gray Gallery
2012 Aqua Art Miami FL, Seager Gray Gallery
2012 "Mild to Wild" group show, Gallery 111, Sausalito CA
2012 "Go Figure" group show, Gallery 111, Sausalito CA
2011 Inaugural Exhibit, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley CA
2011 Marin MoCA, Altered Book Show, Novato CA
2011 Summer Art Salon, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael CA
2011 “Genius is Mysterious”Projekt30.com Juried On-line Exhibition

2010 "Drawings: Line to Shadow: Baker's Dozen" Marin Civic Center, San Rafael CA
2010 “For Paint’s Sake” one person exhibition, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael CA
2010 “Surface/Tension : H20”, group show, Bay Model Visitors Center, Sausalito CA
2009 Group Show, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael CA
2009 "De-Construct," group show, Gallery 111, Sausalito CA
2008 “Taking the Plunge” one person exhibition, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael CA
2008 "Does Size Matter," group show, Gallery 111, Sausalito CA
2008 "Secrets" Group Exhibition, Artisans, San Rafael CA
2007 Projekt30.com November 2007, juried on-line exhibitions
2007 "Variations on a Hue" Artisans Gallery, San Rafael CA
2007 Projekt30.com November 2007 juried on-line exhibition
2006 Projekt30.com July 2006 juried on-line exhibition
2006 "Ebb & Flow" juried group exhibit, Sausalito Arts Commission, Sausalito CA
2005 "Under the Influence: two person exhibition, First Presbyterian Church, Sausalito CA
2004 "Dichotomies" one person exhibition, Eclexion, Mill Valley CA
2004 “Small Paintings” Shoe Envy, one person show, Mill Valley CA
2003 Group Exhibition, Jessica Hall Associates, Larkspur CA
2002 "Abstractly" juried group exhibition, O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley CA
2002 Juried group exhibit, Sausalito Bay Model, Sausalito CA
2001 “Quirkies” one person show, Mill Valley Library, Mill Valley CA
1999 "All My All" Mill Valley City Hall, Mill Valley CA
1996 College of Marin, Monotype Marathon + Auction, Kentfield CA
1995 Juried group exhibition, College of Marin Gallery, Kentfield CA
1990 Juried group exhibitions, Civic Plaza, Taos NM
1989 “It Figures” group show, Academy of Art, San Francisco CA
1988-2008 ICB Art Center Winter Open Studios, Sausalito CA
1986 Stackhouse Gallery, San Francisco CA
1986 “See, Hear, Speak” three person show, Indian Valley College Gallery, Novato, CA
1982 One person show, Rogers & Wells, San Diego CA
1979 One person show, Federal Courthouse lobby, San Diego CA
1975 Juried group show, Federal Courthouse lobby, San Diego CA
1975 One person show, Mission Hills Yoga Institute, San Diego CA


CORPORATE PATRONS
Alliance Capital Management, San Francisco CA
Boeger Winery Inc., Placerville CA
Doral Park Avenue Hotel, New York NY
Espire Communication, Tulsa OK
Green Music Center, Rohnert Park CA
Phillip Burton Federal Building, San Francisco CA
Federal Home Loan Bank, San Francisco CA
Hansen Bridgett, San Francisco CA
Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach CA
Law Offices of J. Frank George APC, San Rafael & Fairfax CA
Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeny, San Francisco CA
Tropicana Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
WestAmerica Bank, Sausalito, CA

ART EDUCATION
1989-92 Academy of Art, San Francisco CA, Fine Art
1982-89 College of Marin, Kentfield CA, Fine Art
1978-80 UCSD San Diego CA, Graphic Arts
2007-2011 Summer Printmaking Intensives at Crown Point Press, San Francisco CA
1982-2011 Various Painting Mentors and private teachers in California, New Mexico and France


AFFILIATIONS
Studio 300A Art + Architecture, Partner (2005 - )
Marin Arts Council, Former Board Member (2011-12)
ICB Artists Association, Founding Board Member and Treasurer (2007- )
Sausalito Arts Commission, Former Member/Chair (2004-07)
Sausalito Arts Commission Public Art Advisory Group Member (2004- )
Headlands Center for the Arts, Member (2000- )
El Paso Artists Association (2005- )

JUROR & CURATORIAL
2014 El Paso Arts Association, Juror, Arts International, El Paso TX
2014 Marin Open Studios Gallery, Group Exhibit, Curator, Corte Madera CA
2013 Marin Open Studios Gallery, Group Exhibit Curator, Corte Madera CA
2012 Marin Open Studios Gallery, Group Exhibit Curator, Corte Madera CA
2010 Mill Valley Falls Arts Festival, Mill Valley CA
2008 “Secrets,” Artisans Gallery, San Rafael CA
2007 “Monochromatic,” Artisans Gallery, San Rafael CA
2006 “Ebb & Flow" Sausalito Arts Commission, Bay Model Visitor Center, Sausalito CA
2003 Annual Juried Exhibit, Sausalito Arts Commission, Sausalito CA
1998 New Member Selection, Artisans Gallery, San Rafael CA

REPRESENTATION: Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley CA http://www.seagergray.com
PUBLISHER: Art Brokers Inc. San Rafael, CA http://www.artbrokersinc.com
(please visit through links page)