Murals and Art & Wall Decor by Allison Kunath
Allison Kunath
Allison Kunath

Allison Kunath

Ventura, CA

Kunath’s work is fuelled by the tension between her thirst for solitude and hunger for connection. Creating self-reflective work that explores communication and various forms of connection, Kunath says ‘Relationship is my greatest teacher,’ and it is also her greatest inspiration. Examining her relationship to herself, her community, and her environment, she makes works that are meditative responses to those connections. Her studio works are primarily on paper and canvas, and her murals can be found in the US, Mexico, Panama and Nicaragua.

Travel plays an important role in her creative process, and it’s become her favorite tool for accessing fresh approaches and inspiration. Each new destination offers a chance to relate to both herself and her work in a different way, often resulting in notable shifts in her style and palette.
Q&A

What is your favorite material to work with?

"I've developed an unexpected love affair with watercolor. It emerged at first by way of necessity. First, working in the confines of my first home studio (also known as the tiny breakfast nook in my Koreatown apartment), and eventually, the restrictions of working while traveling. But now, I've come to truly love the patient, meditative state the medium requires me to enter. Everything about the process, from the rich texture of the toothy paper to the way the pigment mixes with the water, makes me more sensitive and aware."
-- Allison Kunath
Q&A

What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"I'd love to move people to a state of stillness and quietness while they observe my work. Similar to the state I'm in when I'm working. I'm more interested in bringing people to the doorway of their own unique feelings than I am in trying to manufacture an certain set of feelings for them."
-- Allison Kunath
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What motivates and inspires you?

"The short answer - connection. I find most of my inspiration in the people around me, and my relationships (both to myself, and others). Humans are connection machines, and understanding what drives them (the good, the bad, and the ugly) is forever fascinating to me."
-- Allison Kunath
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What makes a space special?

"Most spaces I fall in love with are fortunate mixes of natural light, thoughtful combinations of texture, and a lean towards minimalism."
-- Allison Kunath
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