Marla Allison


  • Award-winning Painter
  • Laguna Pueblo
  • Large contemporary paintings influenced by traditional Laguna pottery designs and art
  • 50th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market
  • “People’s Choice” Award at the SWAIA Winter Showcase
  • Santa Fe Indian Market

Marla Allison is an award-winning painter who works from her home studio in Laguna Pueblo. Her artwork has been displayed in over a dozen group and solo exhibitions since she graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts in 2000, and has been acquired by such institutions as the Heard Museum Permanent Collection in Phoenix, Arizona, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Red Cloud Indian School Collections in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. She is known for vivid paintings that depict the landscapes, wildlife, architecture, and particularly the people of her home Pueblo. She deliberately draws inspiration from Laguna's artistic traditions, and as the 2010 recipient of the Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Woman’s Fellowship, she had the opportunity to examine the Pueblo’s more ancient pottery firsthand at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe.

Don’t miss your last chance to experience Marla Allison's exhibit, "Consumed by Design" at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center before it closes June 30th 2017!