community + creativity
"my work - in all its forms - seeks to create meaningful change in beautiful ways."
california-born and raised, allegra's artistic work seeks to unravel personal and national histories, particularly the mythologies surrounding the American West and the U.S
military. she mines old photographs, newspapers and other discarded print material - ephemeral things whose
story continues to resonate as time passes. by consciously manipulating popular, idealized "American" imagery, she is not pointing the viewer towards an easy answer, or presenting them with a punchline, but inspiring a deeper act of looking through thoughtful engagement.
after graduating from the San Francisco Art Institute with honors, she moved to Los Angeles. since then, she has worked on large scale murals, fabrications and installations for film, television, music festivals as well commissions as for private clients and collectors. her skills range from children's book illustration to mural-painting, portraiture to graphic design.
whatever the project, she seeks to combine creativity and community work through a myriad of approaches. this passion for change translates into her work as an art educator, program director at local nonprofit, RuckusRoots, and as an outspoken advocate for the arts in her community. as a seasoned art instructor and Waldorf-trained teacher, she brings joy, mindfulness and an intuitive ability to meet the needs of each individual student. allegra approaches each project, student or client with immense dedication, a tireless eye for detail, and a genuine desire to create meaningful change through the arts and her work.
"not only was Allegra a creative and dynamic teacher to the youth at Root Division, but she shared that enthusiasm with her peers and even took on a lead role in teaching the class about Waldorf education. her artwork is as thoughtful and as detail-oriented as she is. i highly recommend her as a teacher and as a colleague."
- teacher and colleague
"a phenomenal teacher! she doesn't just give you the basic steps and leave you to figure it out on your own - and she doesn't handhold you either. allegra asks the right questions to get you thinking creatively (which is a challenge for some of us) while giving you just the right amount of guidance and support!"
- former student
"there are not enough stars in the galaxy to describe Allegra adequately. she is, simply stated, the best teacher you will ever find. she is a natural with kids, which means she is kind, patient, empathetic and extremely creative. my children were never bored or unseen in her class - to the contrary, they were inspired, stimulated and loved."