My work explores human bodies and the stories they tell. I use the fluid and unpredictable mediums of ink and water to convey the many miraculous ways bodies have learned to heal, adapt, and thrive. Painting with ink and sprayed water allows me to relinquish control of the result and to create organic and unique forms. I paint on translucent surfaces and often layer my works to better tell their stories. Each layered piece becomes its own narrative; an interaction, a confrontation, or an evolution. Whether I am painting figures or strands of DNA, I evoke our simultaneous fragility and infiniteness.
Allie Wilkinson was born and raised in New York City and received a B.A. in Visual Arts from Bowdoin College. Her works on paper have been exhibited across the United States, most recently at Pen + Brush Gallery, Rush Arts Gallery, and Corridor Gallery. She is the creator of FACE New York, a portrait project that challenges the anonymity of homelessness in New York. Allie’s work as an artist, organizer, and curator has been featured in The Huffington Post, Vice, and Topic. Her ink paintings are held in private collections in the United States, France, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
I accept portrait commissions. To see samples of commissioned work, click here.