Mark Andrew Allen

Mark Andrew Allen

Los Angeles, CA, United States

About Mark Andrew Allen

"Fine artist Mark Andrew Allen's sophisticated jabs at consumer culture blend playful sarcasm with vibrant text messages woven into polychromatic backdrops" - Quendrith Johnson
Mark Andrew Allen is an internationally represented fine artist whose work today is a culmination of many years of painting, thinking and experiencing. He blends urban street art with his background of typography, mixed media collage, and abstract expressionism into each of his pop expressionist works to establish a particular narrative of our modern day culture.

His artworks are in many notable collections and have been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Rome, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Boston, Houston, Dallas, Austin, Charleston, SC, Asbury Park, NJ, and Chelsea, Canada. Museums include The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum - Cleveland, OH; Experience Music Project - Seattle, WA; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art - Memphis, TN; and Acadia Museum - Lafayette, LA. He has had two art installations in the Rockefeller Center windows in New York and his art work has been included in several television shows and feature films. The Disney Channel purchased eight paintings for the Emmy winning TV show "Wizards of Waverly Place," staring Selena Gomez.

Allen served as Vice President of Development for the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts for two years and he has won numerous awards for his graphic design for some of the largest companies throughout the world. His most notable design projects include; The "Yu-Gi-Oh" logo, "The Nightmare Before Christmas" logo, the logo for the 60th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz", Jackson 5 / Futurist Entertainment, CD art for P. Diddy's Bad Boy Records, tribute album for Willie Nelson, Stevie Nicks, "World Famous KROQ-106,7 FM-Los Angeles Weenie Roast Concert", "The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards Show." Promotion work for Pepsi, Mattel, Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount Studios, Disney, Universal Studios, Hanna-Barbera, Warner Brothers, Capitol Records, Atlantic Records, Interscope, Geffen, EMI, and RCA. Product development for licensing of "The Simpson's", "Family Guy", "M*A*S*H", "My Name Is Earl", "King Of The Hill", "Lion King", "Beauty and the Beast", "The Mummy", "Casper", "Dumb and Dumber", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", and "Buffy, The Vampire Slayer".

Publications include: 'Artforum', 'Communication Arts', 'Print', 'HOW', 'Extreme Graphics', 'Landmark Calendars', ''The Source', 'Letter Arts Review', 'Letterwork' (published in London) 'The New Logos of California Volumes 1 & 2, 'Single Image' Volumes 16, 17, 19, 'Sugar' (published in Japan), 'The Workbook' 92-08, 'Alternative Pick' 93-01, 'American Showcase' 98-99, and 'Oh!' (published in Seole Korea).

Education

Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

Exhibitions

SOLO SHOWS
2014 Chic Design, solo exhibit, Hollywood, CA
2013 Landon Cole, Hollywood, CA
2011 Montana Art Show, Santa Monica, CA
2010 944 Bldg lobby, West Hollywood, CA
2010 The Rise, Hollywood, CA
2010 Studio Show, Santa Monica, CA
2010 Coppola Art Exchange, Beverly Hills, CA
2006 Le Petit, Santa Monica, CA
2004 Abbot’s Habit, Venice, CA
2000 Rockefeller Center, Carnevale Italia, New York, NY
2000 Soapbox Gallery, Venice, CA
2000 Gavin Gallery, New Zealand
1999 Rockefeller Center, New York, NY
1998 The Front, New York, NY
1995 Mission Gallery, San Diego, CA
1994 X/O Gallery, Art Is Stupid, Los Angeles, CA
1992 M.A. Venice Gallery, Venice, CA
1992 BAba, Santa Monica, CA,
1992 The Mint, Los Angeles, CA
1981 Steamboat Springs, Austin, TX
1980 Steamboat Springs, Austin, TX


GROUP SHOWS
2014 Atlanta Ronald McDonald House, Atlanta, GA
2014 C. Parker Gallery, “Horses,” Greenwich, CT
2014 Jules Place, “Fall Show,” Boston, MA
2014 Madsen Gallery “Santa Monica,” Santa Monica, CA
2014 C. Parker Gallery, “Splash,” Greenwich, CT
2014 AFK Galeria de Arte, Lisbon, Portugal
2014 Saatchi Online, “Power Pop,” London / Los Angeles
2014 C. Parker Gallery, “Star Spangled,” Greenwich, CT
2014 Pop International, New York, NY
2014 DK Gallery, “May Days,” Marietta, (Atlanta) GA
2014 GEO Exhibit, Hollywood, CA
2014 Eclectik / Art Unified - “Life”, Venice, CA
2014 Intelligentsia, - Art Unified, Silverlake, CA
2014 O Gallery Cabo, San Jose del Cabo, Baja, Mexico
2014 Jeanie Madsen Gallery, “Best of JMG,” Santa Monica, CA
2013 Winfield Gallery, Carmel, CA
2013 Saatchi Online, “Pop Art,” London, Los Angeles
2013 Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2013 Just Mod2013 Pavart Gallery, Rome, Italy
2013 Jeanie Madsen Gallery, “I Love Santa Monica” Santa Monica, CA
2013 Jules Place, "Cool and Calm" Boston, MA
2013 Jeanie Madsen Gallery, “California Dreamin” Santa Monica, CA
2013 Parlor Gallery, "New Works, Old Friends" Asbury Park, NJ
2013 Jeanie Madsen Gallery, “Hollywood” Santa Monica, CA
2012 Aqua 12, Art Basel / Miami Beach, FL
2012 Jeanie Madsen Gallery, “Hollywood” Santa Monica, CA
2012 Art Mode, Chelsea, Quebec, Canada
2012 Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
2012 Jules Place, Color Meditation" Boston, MA
2012 Whole 9 Gallery, Culver City, CA
2012 Jeanie Madsen Gallery, “Fresh” Santa Monica, CA
2012 Axiom Contemporary Gallery, Santa Monica, LA, CA
2011 Haven Gallery, Austin, TX
2011 LIMA, Las Vegas, NV
2010 Coppola Art Exchange, Beverly Hills, CA
2010 Downtown Art Walk, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Phantom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Salon Oblique, Venice, CA
2008 Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX
2007 Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX
2007 Gables Art Gallery, Austin, TX
2004 Experience Music Project, Seattle, WA
2004 Memphis Brooks Museum, Memphis TN
2004 Acadiana Museum, Lafayette, LA
2004 Track 16 Gallery, Bergamont Station, Santa Monica,CA
2003 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Clevland, OH
2003 Slave, Erotica Art Show, Venice, CA
2003 Art Walk, Venice, CA
2002 Art Walk, Venice, CA
2002 Red Room Gallery, Venice, CA
2001 Art Walk, Venice, CA
2000 The Millennium Show, Seole, Korea
1999 POP Exhibit, Tokyo, Japan
1999 Society of Illlustrators, Los Angeles, CA
1998 New York Art Director’s Club, New York, NY
1998 Letterwork, London, England
1998 Goldstrom Gallery, Surrealist, New York, NY
1998 Goldstrom Gallery, Shoot Me, New York, NY
1997 Edgemar Complex, Mad River, Santa Monica, CA
1993 XX/O Gallery, Christmas Tree Show, Los Angeles, CA
1992 Jacket Invitational, Passadena, CA
1992 Houston Art Director’s Club, Houston, TX
1990 Mezaluna, Brentwood, CA
1989 Dougherty Art Center, Texas Artists, Austin, TX
1988 11th Annual Art Alumni Exhibition, San Marcos, TX
1987 Dougherty Art Center, Austin, TX
1986 The Arts Warehouse, Texas 86, Austin, TX
1986 Designer Space Gallery, Austin, TX
1985 8th Annual Art Alumni Exhibition, San Marcos, TX
1985 Data Gallery, Body Parts, Austin, TX
1983 Steamboat Springs, Austin, TX
1984 Data Gallery, Downtown, Austin, TX
1981 Dallas Museum, DSVC Annual Show, Dallas, TX
1980 Art Gallery, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX