Alannah Farrell

Alannah Farrell is an artist committed to the figure and figurative tradition. Their work is a meditative, continued, coherent exploration of how the figure can be expressive. By soft, repetitive, considered brushwork, the artist portrays their inner circle of friends and creative community with a complex tenderness. At the core of their investigations are perplexing questions about psychological states, identity, and what it means to really know someone. Each sensitive portrait is a protest, an exercise in safety, community building, and nurturing intimacy against the alienation, anxieties, and violences of modern queer life.

Alannah Farrell (b. 1988, Kingston, NY) is a queer painter who lives and works in the East Village, New York, NY. They grew up in a rural hamlet in upstate NY, raised by two outside-the-system creative parents. They completed their BFA at The Cooper Union, New York, NY in 2011. They have exhibited their work at The Painting Center, New York; Theirry Goldberg Gallery, New York; and UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles.

 

EXHIBITIONS

History of Violence, June 5 – July 17, 2021

Alannah Farrell

1988
Born in Kingston, NY
Lives and works in New York

Education

2011
BFA, Cooper Union, New York, NY

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022
Harper’s, New York, NY (forthcoming)
2021
History of Violence, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2020
A Night in June, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY (online)
Alannah Farrell and The Linocut, London: benefit for The Ali Forney Center, NY (online)
2019
Worlds Without Rooms: Works by Alannah Farrell, The Painting Center, New York, NY
2018
After All...Do You Remember?, Ghost Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Group Exhibitions

2021
EXPO Chicago, (Harper’s, NY.)
Frieze New York, (Anat Ebgi, LA.)
Good Company, Anat Ebgi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
CURE/rated: Bigotry, A Societal Cancer, an exhibition curated by Fadi Braiteh and Dan Nguyen, HOFA, London, UK.
Nightlife, Anat Ebgi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
36 Paintings, Harper’s, East Hampton, NY.
Monya Rowe, New York, NY. (online)
We Stand Together to Stop AAPI Hate, A Fundraising Exhibition Against AAPI Hate, Prejudice, and Violence, Makeroom, Los Angeles, CA. (online)
2020
Al Fresco, curated by Erin Goldberger, New Release Gallery, New York, NY.
Everyday is Sunday, curated by John Wolf, UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles, CA.
Ensemble: Together Again, The Painting Center, New York, NY.
Life Still organized by Jonathan Travis, New York, NY.
2019
Every Woman Biennial La MaMa La Galleria, New York, NY.
Paraíso Perdido Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY.
25th Anniversary exhibition The Painting Center, New York, NY.
2018
Mutual Aid Kent State University, Kent, OH.
Sum Of All Parts Brilliant Champions Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2016
Artisans Series Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY.
SELFISH: The Beauty of Introspection, Brilliant Champions Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2015
POSTURE: a group exhibition of queer artists, City Bird Gallery, New York, NY.
2014
Polish: an exhibition curated by Emerald Gruin Rox Gallery, New York, NY.
2013
Audiograph: curated by Candice Fortin Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, New York, NY.

Awards

2017
The Painting Center, New York, NY.
2014-2015
Artist residency, Rox Gallery, New York, NY.

Selected Press

2021
"8 LGBTQIA+ Artists on Self-Portraiture and Expressions of Pride." Artsy. June 8.
Angelos, Ayla. "Alannah Farrell meticulously paints the experiences of their subjects."It's Nice That. May 17
2020
Nafziger, Christina. "Creating Portraits, Communicating Emotion: An Interview With Alannah Farrell." Create Magazine. August.
2019
"OTP short-forms: Alannah Farrell." OTP.
Romero, Marta. "Alannah Farrell: Curious Strangers." Metal.
D'Agostino, Paul. "The Painting Center, Present Company, Talking Pictures, NURTUREart, Slag, SOHO20, M. David & Co., Fresh Window, Studio 10." Art Spiel. April 12.
Chan, Mar. "Worlds Without Rooms." Office. April 10.
"Image of the Day." Elephant. March 26,
Panda Bear, BJ. "ALANNAH FARRELL." Flaunt. March 26.
D'Agostino, Paul. "The Painting Center, Present Company, Talking Pictures, NURTUREart, Slag, SOHO20, M. David & Co., Fresh Window, Studio 10." Art Spiel. April 12.
"Alannah Farrell." Wall Street International Magazine. March 6.
Cowan, Katy. "Alannah Farrell’s Worlds Without Rooms pulls back the curtain on millennial struggles and insecurities." Creative Boom. March 1.
"Alannah Farrell's Portraits of the Lower East Side." Art & Object. March 25

Alannah Farrell

BIOGRAPHY

CV

Alannah Farrell History of Violence, 2021
Oil and flashe on canvas 72 x 36 inches / 182.9 x 91.4 cm
Alannah Farrell History of Violence, 2021
Detail
Alannah Farrell History of Violence, 2021
Detail
Alannah Farrell History of Violence, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Alannah Farrell Angel (After Bernini), 2021
Oil and flashe on canvas 60 x 36 inches / 152.4 x 91.4 cm
Alannah Farrell Downtown, 2021
Oil and acrylic on canvas 78 x 50 inches / 198.1 x 127 cm
Alannah Farrell Downtown, 2021
Detail
Alannah Farrell History of Violence, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Alannah Farrell Melahn, 2021
Oil, latex, and flashe on canvas 48 x 40 inches / 121.9 x 101.6 cm
Alannah Farrell Melahn, 2021
Detail
Alannah Farrell Coral and Cam, 2021
Oil, latex, and flashe on canvas 40 x 30 inches / 101.6 x 76.2 cm
Alannah Farrell History of Violence, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Alannah Farrell Kay (Power), 2021
Oil and flashe on canvas 48 x 36 inches / 121.9 x 91.4 cm
Alannah Farrell Kay (Power), 2021
Detail
Alannah Farrell History of Violence, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Alannah Farrell Chinatown Smoke Break, 2021
Oil acrylic and flashe on canvas 24 x 18 inches / 61 x 45.7 cm
Alannah Farrell A Night In June, 2020
Oil and latex on canvas 72 x 39 ¹⁄₂ inches / 182.9 x 100.3 cm
Alannah Farrell A Night In June, 2020
Detail
Alannah Farrell Breakfast (Rue Sicard), 2020
Watercolor and latex on paper, framed 22 ³⁄₄ x 18 ¹⁄₂ inches / 57.8 x 47 cm
Alannah Farrell Room 13, 2020
Watercolor on paper, framed 18 ¹⁄₂ x 22 ³⁄₄ inches / 47 x 57.8 cm
Alannah Farrell Top Surgery, 2020
Watercolor on paper 16 x 20 inches / 40.6 x 50.8 cm
Alannah Farrell Ginger and Mae, 2020
Oil and acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 inches / 101.6 x 76.2 cm
Alannah Farrell Sanctuary (Magdalena), 2019
Oil on canvas 36 x 56 inches / 91.4 x 142.2 cm
Alannah Farrell Sanctuary (Magdalena), 2019
Detail

BIOGRAPHY

Alannah Farrell is an artist committed to the figure and figurative tradition. Their work is a meditative, continued, coherent exploration of how the figure can be expressive. By soft, repetitive, considered brushwork, the artist portrays their inner circle of friends and creative community with a complex tenderness. At the core of their investigations are perplexing questions about psychological states, identity, and what it means to really know someone. Each sensitive portrait is a protest, an exercise in safety, community building, and nurturing intimacy against the alienation, anxieties, and violences of modern queer life.

Alannah Farrell (b. 1988, Kingston, NY) is a queer painter who lives and works in the East Village, New York, NY. They grew up in a rural hamlet in upstate NY, raised by two outside-the-system creative parents. They completed their BFA at The Cooper Union, New York, NY in 2011. They have exhibited their work at The Painting Center, New York; Theirry Goldberg Gallery, New York; and UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles.

 

EXHIBITIONS

History of Violence, June 5 – July 17, 2021

CV

Alannah Farrell

1988
Born in Kingston, NY
Lives and works in New York

Education

2011
BFA, Cooper Union, New York, NY

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022
Harper’s, New York, NY (forthcoming)
2021
History of Violence, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2020
A Night in June, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY (online)
Alannah Farrell and The Linocut, London: benefit for The Ali Forney Center, NY (online)
2019
Worlds Without Rooms: Works by Alannah Farrell, The Painting Center, New York, NY
2018
After All...Do You Remember?, Ghost Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Group Exhibitions

2021
EXPO Chicago, (Harper’s, NY.)
Frieze New York, (Anat Ebgi, LA.)
Good Company, Anat Ebgi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
CURE/rated: Bigotry, A Societal Cancer, an exhibition curated by Fadi Braiteh and Dan Nguyen, HOFA, London, UK.
Nightlife, Anat Ebgi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
36 Paintings, Harper’s, East Hampton, NY.
Monya Rowe, New York, NY. (online)
We Stand Together to Stop AAPI Hate, A Fundraising Exhibition Against AAPI Hate, Prejudice, and Violence, Makeroom, Los Angeles, CA. (online)
2020
Al Fresco, curated by Erin Goldberger, New Release Gallery, New York, NY.
Everyday is Sunday, curated by John Wolf, UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles, CA.
Ensemble: Together Again, The Painting Center, New York, NY.
Life Still organized by Jonathan Travis, New York, NY.
2019
Every Woman Biennial La MaMa La Galleria, New York, NY.
Paraíso Perdido Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY.
25th Anniversary exhibition The Painting Center, New York, NY.
2018
Mutual Aid Kent State University, Kent, OH.
Sum Of All Parts Brilliant Champions Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2016
Artisans Series Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY.
SELFISH: The Beauty of Introspection, Brilliant Champions Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2015
POSTURE: a group exhibition of queer artists, City Bird Gallery, New York, NY.
2014
Polish: an exhibition curated by Emerald Gruin Rox Gallery, New York, NY.
2013
Audiograph: curated by Candice Fortin Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, New York, NY.

Awards

2017
The Painting Center, New York, NY.
2014-2015
Artist residency, Rox Gallery, New York, NY.

Selected Press

2021
"8 LGBTQIA+ Artists on Self-Portraiture and Expressions of Pride." Artsy. June 8.
Angelos, Ayla. "Alannah Farrell meticulously paints the experiences of their subjects."It's Nice That. May 17
2020
Nafziger, Christina. "Creating Portraits, Communicating Emotion: An Interview With Alannah Farrell." Create Magazine. August.
2019
"OTP short-forms: Alannah Farrell." OTP.
Romero, Marta. "Alannah Farrell: Curious Strangers." Metal.
D'Agostino, Paul. "The Painting Center, Present Company, Talking Pictures, NURTUREart, Slag, SOHO20, M. David & Co., Fresh Window, Studio 10." Art Spiel. April 12.
Chan, Mar. "Worlds Without Rooms." Office. April 10.
"Image of the Day." Elephant. March 26,
Panda Bear, BJ. "ALANNAH FARRELL." Flaunt. March 26.
D'Agostino, Paul. "The Painting Center, Present Company, Talking Pictures, NURTUREart, Slag, SOHO20, M. David & Co., Fresh Window, Studio 10." Art Spiel. April 12.
"Alannah Farrell." Wall Street International Magazine. March 6.
Cowan, Katy. "Alannah Farrell’s Worlds Without Rooms pulls back the curtain on millennial struggles and insecurities." Creative Boom. March 1.
"Alannah Farrell's Portraits of the Lower East Side." Art & Object. March 25