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Allison Tanenhaus

⚡️ Trippy Videos • Cats ⚡️

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Artist's Statement

Allison Tanenhaus (she/her) is a New York–born, Boston–based digital glitch artist. She specializes in bold geometrics, kaleidoscopic color fields, trippy op art, thought-provoking truisms, and unexpected dimensional qualities.

Her primary formats include retrofuturistic GIFs, loops, and music videos; abstract public art; street art cat stickers; and large-scale video projections.

Source material consists of Allison’s original images (cellphone pics, satirical typography, salvaged works in progress) and collected artifacts that she alters via smartphone. Made with equal parts deliberation and experimentation, the results are rainbow-hued compositions that take on a psychedelic life of their own.

At a time when platforms pervasively cull personal data, she views creatively reclaiming files and devices as a radical act of autonomy, mindfulness, and personal ownership. Also looks way cool.

Allison is a grantee of a 2019 Somerville Visual Art Fellowship and the 2021 City of Boston Transformative Public Art Program, and is a member of electronic music group The Square Root of Negative Two and optical installation duo bent/haus.

Allison’s work has been showcased in 26 countries via galleries, public art, media festivals, and guerrilla street art postings. Notable commissions and exhibitions include the ICA Store at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Boston Cyberarts, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, SaveArtSpace, “GlitchKraft: Allison Tanenhaus + Friends,” “Haus Party,” “Empowered Women Empower Women” curated by Paris Hilton, and she was honored on 2021’s Alternative Power 100 Music List by and Patreon.

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