Alake Shilling

Alake Shilling (b. 1993, Los Angeles, CA) is a painter and sculptor of creatures, in a gelatinous rainbow style in debt to Lisa Frank as much as Peter Saul, bearing carefully coded emotions and driving rich narratives about companionship, risk and reward. In 2018, she presented the final exhibition at 356 Mission, an important artist-run space in Los Angeles, and her work is held in the permanent collection of the Hammer Museum, where it was showcased in the 2019 exhibition Dirty Protest. She participated in Fun House at Josh Lilley in the Summer of 2018, and represented the gallery at the inaugural Felix Fair in Los Angeles in February 2019.

Alake Shilling lives and works in Los Angeles.


2015, Studio Art, Los Angeles City College
2012, BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Solo Exhibitions

OUTBURST, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA (forthcoming)
Buggy Bear Goes on a Cool Cruise, Mural Commission for the Whitney Museum of American Art, Gansevoort Landing Plaza, New York
A Bugs Life, Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles

The Hippest Trip in America - By Land, Air and Sea, Jeffrey Deitch, New York, NY

Monsoon Lagoon, 356 Mission, Los Angeles

Alake Shilling, Maitland Foley, Los Angeles

Group Exhibitions

Funk You Too!, Museum of Arts and Design, New York

Clay Pop, Curated by Alia Williams, Jeffrey Deitch, New York
Hot Concrete: L.A. Arrangement, Sow & Tailor, Los Angeles

Dirty Protest, Hammer Contemporary Collection, Los Angeles
Punch, Curated by Nina Chanel Abney, Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles
Group Shoe, Organized by Mario Ayala, in lieu, Los Angeles

New Acquisitions, Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Body, Curtain, Advance, LOYAL, Stockholm
Fun House, Josh Lilley Gallery, London
ALAC Art fair, Club Pro, Los Angeles
Group Exhibition, BBQLA, Los Angeles

Group Exhibition, Club Pro, Los Angeles
Group Exhibition, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Group Show, Unclebrother, Hancock
MECA Art Fair, 356 Mission, San Juan

Group Exhibition, Spectrum, BG Gallery, Santa Monica
Scholarship Exhibition, Da Vinci Gallery, LACC, Los Angeles
DTLA Art Walk, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles
Now Trending PVA, The Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes

Pop-Up Gallery Show Online Vol.2,

“Art Bash” SAIC Columbus Dr. Building, Chicago

Animated Film Another Day in a Crazy World, Reeves Contemporary, New York


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Buggy Bear Loses Control in the Long and Winding Road by Alake Shilling, 2019
Peace Froggy by Alake Shilling, 2018
Buggy Bear and Budding Buddies by Alake Shilling, 2018
Wet N' Wild by Alake Shilling, 2019
Liquid Lady Bug in Gloves by Alake Shilling, 2019
Big Fat Lady by Alake Shilling, 2018
Installation View: Monsoon Lagon by Alake Shilling, undefined
Artwork by Alake Shilling, undefined
Pollination Party by Alake Shilling, 2018
Sugar Lumps Looking for the Sweet Spot by Alake Shilling, 2018
Felix by Alake Shilling, 2019
Garfunkel the Cat by Alake Shilling, 2019
Buggy Bear running with Scissors by Alake Shilling, 2018


Fun House at Josh Lilley,presenting Derek Fordjour, Brian Bress, Nicholas Hatfull, Alake Shilling, Genevieve Gaignard, Farah Atassi, Sayre Gomez & John Seal

Fun House

Group Show