Alake Shilling

Alake Shilling

Warped and wild dreamworlds, alive with emotion and nostalgia.

“My paintings tell me what they want, and I have to listen.”

Alake Shilling’s dreamlike creations envelop viewers in comfort and nostalgia. Cast from her unique imagination into vibrant paintings and ceramics, Shilling’s wide-eyed characters - which include dogs, cats, ladybirds, rabbits and even Minnie Mouse - reveal the barefaced expressions of youth. The Chicago Imagists and Californian Funk Art have had a notable impact on the artist, both movements act...

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Alake Shilling was born in 1993 in Los Angeles, California, where she continues to live and work.

The Hippest Trip in America - By Land, Air and Sea, her first-ever New York solo show, opened at Jeffrey Deitch Gallery in September 2021 - a “groovy journey of self-discovery” inspired by legendary children’s TV show Soul Train.


Commissioned by Disney to create a rendition of Minnie Mouse for Mickey: The True Original, an exhibition in New York City celebrating the iconic character's 90th birthday.

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Collaborations with Alake Shilling

Avant Arte and Alake Shilling have one upcoming collaboration.

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