Allison Russo is a visual artist who lives and works in New York. Before studying painting, Allison ran a graphic design firm, Alleycat Design, Inc., specializing in book design. For the past ten years, she has been focusing on learning a variety of art genres, including painting, pottery, and digital photography. Allison holds a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University in Graphic Communications Management and has continued her art studies through courses at Wet Paint! Art Studio adult program and Stanford University Continuing Studies.

“I avidly snap photos. I recall being told that I should leave my camera behind and experience moments in real-time. However, I prefer to focus in and crop a scene so that I can document the memory from my perspective. This is the goal of my painting. I want to capture a singular moment in time, usually of something fleeting that others may find unremarkable. Yet to me, these are some of the memories I savor the most: sunlight on the morning waves, my dad resting with his walker, a quiet walk surrounded by the color green. The passing of time, even when mundane, can generate emotion. I intend for my viewers to feel connected to simple and beautiful life moments.”

Allison is an avid art enthusiast with a deep commitment to cultural access for everyone and sits on the Board of Directors at both the Children’s Museum of the Arts (Vice-Chair) and Public Art Fund.