Rachel Allen Architecture
Big City Forum #22
Saturday, Dec. 11th, 2010
4 - 6 pm
Honor Fraser Gallery
2622 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
An engaging dialogue exploring cross disciplinary connections and jumping off points between art and architecture.
Rachel Allen, Principal, Rachel Allen Architecture
Rachel Allen grew up in San Francisco and studied at Princeton University. She was the 2002-2003 recipient of the Mercedes T. Bass Rome Prize in architecture, a yearlong fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Outpost for Contemporary Art. She has taught at Cal Poly Pomona, the Mountain School of Art, Princeton University, Rensselaer Polytechnic, SCI-Arc, UCLA, UC Riverside, and USC, and currently teaches in the new graduate program in architecture at Woodbury University. Her firm's completed work includes residential, retail, commercial and food service projects, as well as collaborations with artists such as Simparch and Christoph Buchel. She is currently working on a mixed-use complex covering three city blocks in Atwater Village, Los Angeles.
Olga Koumoundouros has presented work at REDCAT, Los Angeles, Open Satellite, Bellevue, WA; Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, Banff; AB Canada, Adamski Gallery, Aachen and Berlin, Germany, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena; Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; LAXART, Los Angeles; Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Cultuurecentrum, Bruges, Belgium; LA Louver, Venice, CA. She currently is participating in Round #33 at Project Row Houses, Houston, TX and in the exhibition "Go West" at Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. She is the recipient of a Durfee Foundation grant and Creative Capital grant and a Creative Time commission. She is represented by Susanne Vielmetter Projects.
Ken Ehrlich is an artist and writer based in Los Angeles. He has exhibited internationally in a variety of media, including video, sculpture and photography. His project based practice interweaves architectural, technological and social themes and he frequently collaborates with architects and other artists on site-specific and community-based projects in public spaces. He is the editor of Art, Architecture, Pedagogy: Experiments in Learning (2010) published by viralnet.net and co-editor of Surface Tension: Problematics of Site (2003), Surface Tension Supplement No. 1 (2006) and What Remains Of A Building Divided Into Equal Parts And Distributed for Reconfiguration: Surface Tension No. 2 (2009) published by Errant Bodies Press. He currently teaches at The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and in the Department of Art at U.C. Riverside.