About the Artist



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

Karri Allrich Shoegazer
SHOEGAZING in the studio.


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).

Abstract paintings by artist Karri McLean Allrich, in black and white abstract expressionism.
Commission for private collector, Toronto, Canada, 2018.


Nordstrom, Inc.

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

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