Llanor Alleyne is a Barbados-born New York-raised mixed media artist currently living in St. Michael, Barbados. 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.
Her work has been previously exhibited at Casa Frela Gallery and the Leroi Neiman Art Center, both in Harlem, New York.
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.