Allegra Sleep

“Wind Ponies”, 30″x30″

 


Biography

Allegra Sleep was born in Nicaragua just as things were heating up and ready to erupt into the Revolution. She was in her first group show at the American Embassy in Managua at age two. Allegra lived in Central, South America & the Caribbean until a move brought her to Taos, in 1990. Primarily self-taught, Allegra works in watercolor and acrylics; and often uses bright primary colors. Her work frequently references scenes from a childhood in Latin America, as well as old black and white family photographs. Allegra was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s Annual Art Competition in 2013, and has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine three times from 2014-2018. As a Taos IS Art Lamppost Banner winner,  her work is featured on a 30″x60″ banner on Paseo del Pueblo Sur in Taos.  Allegra has shown and her work is collected internationally. See her work in Taos at Las Comadres Gallery in downtown, Taos, New Mexico, and on Facebook at Allegra Sleep Fine Art . Contact allegrasleep@hotmail.com 

Shows

The Best of the Southwest, Taos Watercolor Society at the Stables Gallery, Taos, NM 2018
Taos Watercolor Society Exhibition, Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM 2018
Taos Fall Arts Festival, Taos NM 2018
Millicent Rogers Museum- Annual Miniature Show, Taos, NM 2017
Taos Fall Arts Festival, Taos NM 2017 
Park Fine Art- International Tour Show, Albuquerque, New Mexico 2016 
Galerie AM Park-International Tour Show, Frankfurt, Germany 2016 
Millicent Rogers Museum- Annual Miniature Show, Taos, NM 2016
Millicent Rogers Museum- Annual Miniature Show, Taos, NM 2015 
Galerie 89, International Tour Show, Paris, France, 2014 
419 Veronese Gallery, International Tour Show, Los Angeles, CA 2014 
Park Fine Art, International Tour Show, Albuquerque, NM 2014
Taos Select- Taos, NM 2013
Blumenschein Museum- “Under the Hill” Group Show, 2013 
Taos Select- Taos, NM 2012 
Blumenschein Museum- Group Show, Taos, NM 2009-2010 
Wilder Nightingale Fine Art- Small Works Show, Taos, NM 2008 
Taos Open- Taos, NM 2007 (Award) 
KRZA 2nd Annual Art Auction- Alamosa, CO 2007 
Center for Contemporary Arts- Pushpin Show, Santa Fe, NM 2006 
KRZA 1st Annual Art Auction- Alamosa, CO 2006 
Taos Open- Taos, NM 2005 
Taos Home Grown Gallery- Group Show, Taos, NM 2005 
Taos Open- Taos, NM 2005 
Taos Artisans Gallery- Solo Show, Taos, NM 2004
Taos Open- Taos, NM 2003
ThinkTank Studio- Group Show, Albuquerque, NM 1999 
Bad Ass Coffee- Group Show, Albuquerque, NM 1998 
Stables Gallery- Group Show, Taos, NM 1990 

Publications

Southwest Art Magazine, New Mexico Editorial, August 2018
Southwest Art Magazine, “Juror’s Choice” article feature, January 2014 
Southwest Art Magazine, “Artists of the Southwest” article feature, August 2014 
The Artist’s Magazine, Annual Art Competition, Finalist for Abstract/Experimental, December 2013


Awards

Taos IS Art Lamppost Banner Winner, 2018 
Juror’s Choice, Southwest Art Magazine 2014 
Finalist Abstract/Experimental Category, The Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition 2013
Artist’s Choice Award, Taos Fall Arts Open 2007

 

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