Allison Rietta

      7 artworks

      About The Artist

      Allison Rietta (b. 1969) lives and works in Toronto, Canada. She is an abstract painter,
      working predominately in watercolours and acrylics. Her paintings and collages explore
      mystic geometry, symbols and patterns. Her work is informed by her 23+ years as a graphic
      designer, and her spiritual practice of meditation and sound. Allison grew up in Toronto,
      Canada, and has lived and worked in Germany, Italy, and the UK. She has exhibited in solo
      and group shows in Toronto, New York and London, and has an upcoming duo show in
      Utrecht, Netherlands. Three of her abstract watercolour paintings were featured in British
      Vogue’s ‘Vogue Gallery’ print issues March, April and May 2022. Allison was longlisted for
      the Jackson’s Painting Prize UK two years in a row, and most recently has been shortlisted
      for the Visual Art Open 2023 UK and International Emerging Artist Award. The Holbrook
      Danville has exclusively acquired Allison’s artwork for their new 42-room boutique hotel in
      Danville’s Old West End District, VA, USA.

      Allison Rietta CV & SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

      Arteles ‘Silence Awareness Existence’ Artist Residency in Finland, March 2024


      2024 Longlisted, Jackson’s Painting Prize, UK
      2024 Art Feature, Yoonyen Magazine, Toronto, Canada
      2023 Shortlisted, Visual Art Open International Emerging Artist Award, UK
      2023 Winner, Delphian Open Call, Exhibition in Unit1Gallery, London, UK
      2023 Longlisted, Jackson’s Painting Prize, UK
      2022 British Vogue, ‘Vogues Gallery’ March/April/May 2022
      2021 Rietta, A. E. (n.d.). Curator On The Go, Podcast, Season 2, Episode 26

      Holbrook Hotel, Roanoke, Virginia, USA
      Earls Restaurant, Toronto, Canada
      Giannone Petricone Architects, Toronto, Canada

      2023 Turps Painting School Correspondence Course, London UK
      1993 The Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Canada

      2024 ‘The Shapes of Life’, The Local Gallery for DesignTO Fesitval, Toronto, Canada
      2023 ‘Prints & Multiples Show’, PMC Gallery, Toronto, Canada
      2023 Delphian Open Call Exhibition, Unit1 Gallery, London, England, UK
      2023 ‘A Geometry of Beauty’, Gagné Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
      2023 Focus Art Fair, Chelsea Industrial, New York, USA
      2023 Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON / AGH Art Sale
      2023 Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair, Toronto, Canada
      2022 The Other Art Fair by Saatchi Art, Brooklyn, USA
      2022 Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair, Toronto, Canada

      2024 Yellow Studio Gallery, Cross River, NY, USA (upcoming)

      2024 ‘Colour of Sound 2.0’, Remote Gallery, Toronto, Canada (upcoming)
      2024 Gallery Lagom, Lagom 142, Creemore, Ontario, Canada (upcoming)
      2023 ‘Colour of Sound’, Cultural Goods Gallery, Toronto, Canada
      2022 ‘Dream Wheel’, Remote Gallery, Toronto, Canada
      2021 ‘Inflorescence’, Image Foundry, Toronto, Canada