Allyson Malek, Artist







Since her earliest memories Allyson has been an artist, and throughout school was frequently recognized and awarded for her artistic achievements.


She studied journalism in college, learning typography, editorial layout and photography and used her creative talents to become a graphic designer and marketing consultant in the San Francisco bay area and Silicon Valley. Clients included Apple Computer, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco Systems, Ziff-Davis, Applied Materials and Media Arts Group.


In 1999 she moved to the Monterey Peninsula, where she currently resides on the California central coast.




2012  IEA Conference, San Antonio, TX

2011  IEA Conference, Portland, OR 

2010  IEA Conference, San Francisco, CA

2009  IEA Conference, Hidden Valley, Carmel Valley, CA

2008  IEA Conference, Hidden Valley, Carmel Valley, CA,

2006  Encaustic Painting Workshop, Hidden Valley, Carmel Valley, CA

2006  Encaustic Painting Workshop, Artista, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

1975  Fullerton College, AA Journalism


Selected Exhibitions


2018  Monterey Museum of Art, Featured "Big Ticket" artist, annual Miniature Show

2011  Columbia River Gallery, IEA Masters Juried Show, Troutdale, OR

2011  Morro Bay Art Association, IEA Juried Show, Morro Bay, CA

2010  Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts Juried Show, Lake Qswego, OR

2010  5th Annual Encaustic Invitational, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2009  Cross Pollination, Juried Show, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009  The Bay is Your Oyster, Juried Show, Monterey Yacht Club, CA

2009  Working in Wax, Juried Show, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

2009  Metamorphosis, Juried Show, Haydon Art Center, Lincoln, NE

2008  Miniatures Show, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA

2008  Monterey Landscapes, Monterey Convention Center, CA

2007  Owning Pink, Lauryn Taylor Gallery, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

2007  Holiday Lites, Lauryn Taylor Gallery, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

2006  Elementals, Juried Show, Lauryn Taylor Gallery, Carmel, CA

2006  Fusion: Art Meets Jazz, Gallery North, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

2004  Diamante Gallery, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA




2021  True Tens | Seven Women of Beautiful Character, Tony Seton

2012  Monterey County Magazine “Modernism Meets the Ancients” 

2012  The Carmel Pine Cone “Great Lives” - September 12, 2012

2006  Monterey County Herald, “Notable Art” - April 6, 2006




Haute Enchilada Gallery, Moss Landing, CA




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