Philadelphia, PA

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Allyson Strafella has been working with a typewriter, making drawings for over 25 years. The results of this work are abstract drawings of extreme delicacy. Often typed directly on handmade papers, Strafella seems to push the paper to the absolute limit of its ability to capture the stroke of the typewriter. These fragile images sometimes seem to hang at the very edge of existence.

Recent exhibitions include field, Bartha Contemporary, London, UK, field notes, Cairn Gallery, Pittenweem, Scotland, wander, Sleeper, Edinburgh, Scotland, path, Nina Freudenheim, Buffalo, NY, fieno, fieno, fieno, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milano, Italy with Helen Mirra, suchness, with Helen Mirra, Large Glass, London, UK, studyline, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, and Notations: Contemporary Drawing as Idea and Process, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

Strafella is the recipient of an Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. She has attended residency programs at the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH., Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY and Dieu Donne Papermill, New York, Her drawings are included in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, NY, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA among others. Allyson Strafella lives and works in Hudson, NY.