Allie Pohl in her Venice Beach studio. Photo by Mark Hanauer
Allie Pohl is a Los Angeles-based conceptual artist whose work explores the social and cultural constructions of contemporary Western society. Questioning the notion of perfection, Pohl created the “Ideal Woman” by digitally enhancing Barbie to fit Western 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 galleries 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.
Allie Pohl received a Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College before attending Parsons, The New School for Design, in New York City, where she received an Associates of Applied Science in Graphic Design. She then went on to receive her MFA in Electronic Media Arts & Design from the University of Denver.