Mark making is for me a form of access. An ever challenging contemplative practice, where working aligns with process and discovery, 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 experience, and the interior mapping of memory, sensation, and place.
~Karri McLean Allrich
Mid-century born in the heart of New England, American artist Karri McLean Allrich is a 1976 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 to Santa Monica, from the Rockies to the Berkshires, and the Northwest to the Southwest. She is married to artist and screenwriter Steve Allrich. They abide in central Texas.
For the last several years Karri has been commissioned by Nordstrom to create multiple large abstract works. View list of Nordstrom art installs here.
Karri Allrich’s work is in private and public collections in the United States, Canada, England, and Japan. She has participated in numerous solo gallery shows, group exhibits, invitationals, and juried exhibitions throughout her career. View selected collections, galleries, and exhibits here.