Excited to announce that Allie Pohl, creator of Ideal Woman will be leading our campers in a workshop focused on exploring the meaning of icons in design from the past to present, through a hands-on jewelry making workshop!
Allie Pohl is a Los Angeles based conceptual artist whose work explores the social and cultural constructions of contemporary Western society. Allie has a rich educational background with a degree in Graphic Design from Parsons and her MFA in Electronic Media Arts & Design from University of Denver.
Questioning the notion of perfection, Pohl created the "Ideal Woman" by digitally enhancing Barbie to fit Western's society's ideal female measurements of 36-24-36. This avatar symbolizes anti-perfection and is repeated throughout Pohl's work in sculpture, video, ceramic, and installation. In an effort to continue the conversation outside of galleried and museums, Pohl has made her work more accessible through the Ideal Woman jewelry line and sticker packs.
Pohl's unique aesthetic has been widely exhibited with features in the Orlando Museum of Art, Context Miami, Dallas Art Fair, Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture, the Denver International Airport, and a public sculpture show curated by Olga Viso where she won the People's Choice Award.