community + creativity
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Allegra Bick-Maurischat received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Recent exhibitions include TAG Gallery in Los Angeles, Visionary Projects in New York, and the Irvine Center for the Arts in Southern California. Allegra has completed artist residencies at Greywood Arts in Killeagh, Ireland, and the DAC Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. Her creative work has been featured and commissioned for both TV and film including Marvel Comic’s forthcoming Madame Web (2023), NBC’s World of Dance, independent film The Singing Bones, and others. Allegra has also participated and assisted on several large-scale public art installations, including a mural at the Coachella music festival in Indio, CA. Her work and practice has been highlighted in Arts to Hearts Project, Voyage L.A Magazine and Huffpost Arts, among others. Allegra currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
In addition to her rigorous studio practice, Allegra combines creativity and community activism through her work as an art educator for various institutions, program director at the 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Ruckusroots. 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 student with immense dedication, a tireless eye for detail, and a genuine desire to create meaningful change through the experience and connection that artmaking facilitates.
Read her artist's statement here
"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."