Llanor Alleyne is a Barbados-born New York-raised mixed media artist. Exploring the transformation and transfiguration of female selfhood through the use of paint and photography, her work breaks away from the conventional demands of modern collage-making by using originally created abstract paintings on various materials, including mylar and paper, to examine female figurative presentation and the empathetic rapport women are often assumed to have with the natural world.

In 2016, Llanor's work was featured in the group show, Quaternary at Gallerie NuEdge in St. James, Barbados, from July 2, 2016 to September 2. Her first solo show, Written in the Body, was mounted at the Frame & Art Co., in Jackson, Barbados, in October 2016. 

Exhibitions

2018 6 for a 9, Exhibition with Ronald Williams, Morningside Gallery, Punch Creative Media, Barbados (October 2018)
2018 Manchas & Collages, Exhibition with Poli Baum, Embassy of Argentina, Barbados (September - October 2018)
2018 Artistic Interventions, Group Exhibition, Barbados Museum and Historical Society, Bridgetown, Barbados
2018 Enclothed Cognition Collaborative Kimono, Group Exhibition, Koorkappen en designs FASHIONCLASH, Bonnefantenmuseum: Maastricht, Netherlands
2018  Enclothed Cognition Collaborative Kimono, Group Exhibition, Showroom Limburg, Cube Design Museum, Kerkrade, Netherlands
2017 PRIZM Art Fair, Universal Belonging Group Show, Miami, FL.
2017 Carifesta XIII, Expressions Group Show, Barbados
2017 MoCADA Museum, My Collection Group Show & Auction, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Written in the Body, Solo Exhibition, Frame & Art Co., Barbados
2016 Quaternary, Group Show, Gallerie NuEdge, Barbados
2012 10 Squared: 100 Ways of Looking at the World, Group Show, LeRoy Neiman Art Center, New York, NY
2012 Living Color, Group Show, Casa Frela Gallery, New York, NY

Commissions

2018 Esther Alix, Writer, Original Branding Logo and Materials
2018 Treasure Beach Hotel, Barbados: "Celine" and 32 first edition prints of "Juhanah"
2017 Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Barbados: 32 first edition prints of "Luce Marie" and 32 first edition prints of "Scrap Museum: No. 11"
2016 IDA Publishing Brand Logo: "Evangeline"
2013 Rashida & Zaria Book Cover by Esther Alix: Four original illustrations
2011 Marie Jean & Friends large-scale collage for Private Collector

Collaborations

2017 The Guard: An Intervention at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society with Nyugen Smith
2016 Enclothed Cognition (Kimono pattern design) with Mark King and Noir Near Future

Artist Statement

Llanor Alleyne’s collages and illustrations explore metaphorical and physical inversion, often employing tearing, cutting, and layering of abstract, figurative, and floral shapes to interrogate empathetic feminine connections to nature while alluding to emotional disruptions that teem just beyond a first or second glance. Influenced by her surroundings as well as imagined landscapes, Llanor creates abstract paintings and drawings on mylar and paper that are the basis of her collages. The lines, colors, and curves of these impermanent abstract “first works” are the vernacular of her recent work—structuring figurative silhouettes and dictating their final emergence as whole, often lone female depictions, while sharing “first work” DNA across several portraits.