Allison Svoboda was born in Detroit. A proud Midwesterner, she splits her time between studios in Chicago and Pentwater, Michigan. She is recognized for her ethereal paintings and sculptural installations. Finding the edge between intuitive and deliberate mark making, Svoboda’s work is a meditation on the earth’s last places of quiet and untouched beauty. Challenging the viewer to rethink their responsibility to Mother Earth, her collage works are intricate paintings layered to create sculptural works. These paintings are based on fractal geometry (infinitely unfolding terrains of self-similar shapes like those in living things. In 2015, she received a Hemera fellowship to study Zen and calligraphy in Japan, which continues to influence her work.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1.
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 16, 2019-March 6, 2020
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.