Allison Gildersleeve #81


I love the puzzle of it. I love that it's unending, that there is no solution but there is a solution. It can be mathematical in a way. It's a puzzle and a game.


by David Cripton

Meet Brooklyn artist Allison Gildersleeve who filmmaker David Cripton interviews as part 2 in his film series for TheEditorial. 

In an age of STEAM and the colliding of everything, the isolated life of an artist feels visionary to us. In this short, David takes us through Gildersleeve's space and process. It's a journey as artists know.

With a room of her own, Gildersleeve produces expressive, color drenched work at once evoking abstract expressionism as well as more traditional landscape painting. By inserting incongruous objects into the natural spaces; a slide, a traveling car on a road to nowhere, an armchair sitting inside a deserted pool, her work looks to unlock the past, present and future.

She has had solo exhibitions at Galleri Andersson/Sandstrom in Stockholm, Sweden, Asya Geisberg Gallery in New York City, Robischon Gallery in Denver, CO, Cynthia-Reeves in Walpole, NH and at the Valley House Gallery in Dallas, Texas. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, she received her MFA from Bard College in 2005.

Gildersleeve will have her third solo exhibition at Asya Geisberg Gallery in the fall of 2016.

We would love to find a local filmmaker to capture more artists for us in Cambridge and Boston but our budget is small. We went to Brooklyn with David because he was up for experimenting with us. If you have an interest in producing shorts for us