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Based out of Lambertville New Jersey, Allison Salenetri is a self-taught mixed media artist specializing in paper collage. Each completed piece is one of a kind; hand cut and deconstructed from vintage and contemporary books and magazines. She then mounts each piece in unique antique frames, resulting in a whimsical and harmoniously bizarre composition.
Throughout Allison’s life, one thing has consistently stayed the same; she has always found a way express her passion is a bold way. Allison’s interests range from the physical realm to the more refined; having played for an Internationally-ranked roller derby team to working as a makeup artist for the runways of New York Fashion Week, Music Videos, and Print magazines.In recent years especially, Allison has delved into her art more than ever as a way to express and reflect on her life in a raw, and honest way.
While most of the pieces represent feelings of chaos, resilience, failure, hope, rebirth, struggle, and/or disillusionment, other pieces are just fun and make Allison smile with its’ goofy juxtaposition.