Alli Anderson is an southern california based painter who currently lives in Long Beach with her princess kitty named Bell. She recieved her BFA from CSULB with a minor in art history and recently completed the Tyler School of Art Painting & Sculpture Summer residency in Philadelphia. In 2014 she received the Young Emerging Artist award from Kennedy Performing Arts Center and has exhibited in the Smithsonian Museum along with the Captial Hill building. That same year she was also named editors choice by New American Paintings Magazine. When she's not in the studio, you can catch her in the surf paddling circles around the boys on her longboard. When the "Big One" finally hits, she would grab her special collectors edition "Clueless" DVD, favorite pair of black jeans, all the various pink colored oil paints and most importantly Princess Bell.
By using thin paint and having confident gestures, she strives to push her mark making to examine feminine ideals and objects to create paintings that are very hazy and emotional felt based. Inspired by her own definition of femininity mixed with every woman’s fear of body weight, she strives to find beauty in not so perfect paintings. Confidence that has been strengthened by mistakes, lead to no more hesitation allowing her to see where the gesture takes the work. By using intuitional mark making and no longer second-guessing the simplicity of the mark, she works to evoke a deeper meaning within the work. In the end, the work is about the strong female and will continue to be lead by the female.