All photos shot with film.
Brandy Eve Allen shoots exclusively with film without any digital modification. Her photographs from GESTURES and SUNKEN DREAM is part of a three chapter series that consists of multiple exposure photographs. Everything is done in camera using light, film and processing techniques. Allen has been shooting for the past twenty years because she's old and continues to be prolific, constantly building upon a body of work that is steeped in matriarchal symbolism and emotional exile. Her work is rebellious and raw, elegant and musing, like something out of a dream scene from an underwater nightscape in Tokyo.
"There’s a sense of surrender, but not in a losing sense, one who surrenders to themselves and gives up on apologies."
2015 Ontario, CA Ontario International Airport Exhibit courtesy of The City of Los Angeles and BardoLA
2012 Venice, Italy PArCo - Padiglione Arte Contemporanea
2011 Torino, Italy Paolo Tonin Arte Contemporanea
2009 Los Angeles, CA POVevolving Gallery
2017 Manila, Philippines "Divine Feminine" Curated by Teresa Herrera & Kana Manglapus
2016 Berlin, Germany "Freer in Berlin" Curated by Girls - Blender & Co.
2015 Venice, Italy We Must Risk Delight: 20 Artists From LA curated by BardoLA – 56th Venice Biennale
2014-2015 Santa Monica, CA Incognito – Santa Monica Museum
2015 Los Angeles, CA PHOTO LA – Fabrik Magazine Booth
2013-2014 Torino, Italy Manifesto – City of Torino
2011 New York City, International Photo Awards, Curated by Audrey Landreth – Splashlight Studios
2011 Venice, CA Simple Truths – Kana Manglapus Projects / Edition One Hundred
2011 New York, NY Underground – Milk Gallery
2010 West Hollywood, CA GEM – Gallery 825
2010 Santa Monica, CA Artists for Peace & Justice – Track 16
2010 West Hollywood, CA Put Your Finger on the Button – New Image Art Gallery
2009 West Hollywood, CA Faceoff –Smashbox Studios
2009 Torino, Italy Photoplay 3 – Paolo Tonin Arte Contemporanea
Awards & Projects:
2016 INVISIBLE LIGHT Tarot Deck - Limited Edition photographic collection in the form of a tarot deck, self-published.
2011 CIAO L.A. – Limited Edition Artist Book. Published by Paolo Tonin Arte Contemporanea
2011 International Photography Awards – 2nd Place PEOPLE-SELF-PORTRAITS / Honorable Mention for Portrait & Self-Portrait
2009 Smashbox Face Off Contest – Honorable Mention & 1st place Popular Vote
2009 Member Acceptance LAAA (Los Angeles Arts Association)
2007 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris – Honorable Mention
2004 International Photography Awards’ 1st place recipient in ‘Collage’ category
2003 Key Art Photography for Film Poster - “THIRTEEN” Directed by Catherine Hardwicke
2003 Key Art Photography for Film Poster - “THE DREAMERS” Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
2002 Key Art Photography for Film Poster - “BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM” Directed by Gurinder Chadha