ALANA UNFRIED (b. 1985) draws, paints, and likes photography. Her drawings are intuitive and playful, with lines that flow from a black sharpie, creating figures and faces that are all similar in structure yet unique in their details. She has a love for comics and replicating classics like Batman and Captain America and the Avengers. Her color palette often emphasizes the monochromatic with splashes of spot colors. Photography, on the other hand, allows her to put down the pens and pencils and capture the world around her to share with others. She has a wonderful eye for scenery, light, and color. In the fall of 2017 she completed a mentorship in Experimental Photography with local photographer Jacob Smith.
Unfried is a direct, thoughtful, and friendly person who appreciates art, coffee, and humor. A great self-advocate, she has clear ideas about the kind of artwork she enjoys doing and when she’s ready to learn something new.
Her other areas of interest include singing, dancing, and acting. She works as a barista at Reality Kitchen and would love for you to stop in sometime to enjoy a cup of coffee. Unfried started taking classes at the OSLP Arts & Culture Program in the spring of 2013.
The Lincoln Gallery, Eugene, OR, 2013 – Present
Experimental Photography with Jacob Smith, 2017
Group Exhibition, Urban Therapeutic, Eugene, OR, 2015
Group Exhibition, Park Street Café, Eugene, OR, 2015
Group Exhibition, Full City Coffee on Pearl, Eugene, OR, 2015
Group Exhibition, Whirled Pies, Eugene, OR, 2014
Group Exhibition, Townshend’s Tea, Eugene, OR, 2014
Group Exhibition, Perk Coffee & Espresso, Eugene, OR, 2014
Group Exhibition, Eugene Piano Company, Eugene, OR, 2014
Group Exhibition, Eugene Springfield Art Project, Eugene, OR, 2014
Group Exhibition, Dot Dotsons, Eugene, OR, 2014
Group Exhibition, The Beanery W 5th, Eugene, OR 2013
OSLP Arts & Culture Program, Eugene, OR, Fall 2013 – Present
Open Art Studio, Photography, Portrait Drawing, Comics & Zines Events
Panel Speaker and Workshop Assistant, Disability Awareness Month
Washington University, Vancouver, 2016