Mark making is for me a form of access. A means to explore the intersection of perception and imagination- where skill and surrender meet- using the lush and beautiful language of paint.
My work is rooted in the natural world, the myriad places I have called home. I am inspired by the transformative elements of water, time, and weather, and the interior mapping of memory, dreams, and place.
Karri McLean Allrich
Mid-century born in the heart of New England, American artist Karri McLean Allrich is a graduate of the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C., where she studied painting and photography with artists William Christenberry, Mary Beth Edelson, and Gene Davis.
Post art school she has crisscrossed the country, living and painting on both coasts, from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Los Angeles, California, from northern Colorado to northwest Connecticut, from Portland, Oregon, to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Austin, Texas. She is married to artist and screenwriter Steve Allrich. They have two sons.
Allrich’s work is in private and public collections in the United States, Canada, England, and Japan. She has participated in numerous one-woman gallery shows, group exhibits, and juried exhibitions throughout her career.
For the last several years Karri has been commissioned by Nordstrom to create multiple large abstract works. View list of Nordstrom art here.
Ms. Allrich has also shown work with ARTERRA, Bellevue, WA; The Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA; and the Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, Portland, OR. Her artwork was featured in the set design of the David Tennant film, Bad Samaritan (2018), and the final season of the television series, Grimm (2017).
Town of Mashpee, Human Services, Cape Cod, MA
Roger and Sally Horchow, Dallas, TX
Arterra, Bellevue WA 2017, 2018
Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, Portland, OR 2016
Arterra, Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA 2016, 2017
Addison Art Gallery, Orleans, MA, Solo and Group Shows 1999, 2000, 2001
Blue Heron Gallery, Wellfleet, MA, Solo Show 1996, 1997, 1998
SmithKlein Gallery, Boulder, CO 1998, 1999
Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY, “Mainely Maine” Invitational 1997
SmithKlein Gallery, Boulder, CO, “Myth and the Magic of Light” 1997
Abend Gallery, Denver, CO, Holiday Group Show 1996, 1997
Merrill Gallery, Denver, CO, Group Show 1996
NCAA National Juried Exhibition at Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO 1996
Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA, “Myth and Memories” Two Women Show 1994
Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, MA, “Art in the Garden” 1993, 1994
Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA, Group Show 1993
Copley Society, Boston, MA 1993, 1994
Cummaquid Fine Arts, Cummaquid, MA, “Nudes By Invitation” 1993
CCAA, Barnstable, MA, All New England Exhibit 1992, 1993
Richard’s Gallery, Solo Show, Hyannis, MA 1982
Sailor’s Valentine Gallery, Solo Show, Nantucket, MA 1981
Cape Cod Life Magazine, Arts Issue 2001
Cape Women Magazine 2001
Pops By The Sea Artist, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod 1993
The Review Magazine 1983
House Beautiful 1980