Gallery With A Cause • Located in the New Mexico Cancer Center • Benefitting the NMCC Foundation
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Allison Jones Hunt is an abstract painter based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her work uses bold color, intuitive form, and layers dancing between chaos and control to channel the entire emotional spectrum, offering viewers permission to feel it all. As a disabled woman, her creative practice uses the dynamic and embodied act of painting as somatic processing and healing for herself, the viewer, and the world at large. Her work and creative process serve as vibrant examples that art will always be able to meet us where we are (both physically and emotionally) if we are willing to explore new methods of creation, new visual concepts, and innovative ways of sharing our gifts.
Born with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and congenital hip dysplasia, Allison was frequently confined to a wheelchair or relegated to the sidelines of childhood activities. Frustrated by her physical restrictions, she found the hope of liberation in disabled artists using their creativity to transcend their limitations. In her early years, her creative work was predominantly figurative—photorealistic portraits, large-scale ink illustrations, and elaborate woodcuts of desert flora and power lines. But as her disability progressed, she began to lose the ability to grip a carving chisel or sustain the small repetitive motion of finely detailed illustration without pain. In 2019, she pivoted to painting large-scale abstract works that allowed her grip to relax around larger brushes with more open motion throughout her body. Her art continues to explore themes of physical inclusivity in the art world, and she is constantly digging deeper into creative ways of adapting her creative process to a progressive disability.