Allison Kunath is the second artist selected for the rotating-artist mural wall at Wells Fargo Center on Bunker Hill. Kunath’s murals decorated the driveway walls of the Hope Street parking exit at Wells Fargo Center as part of Arts Brookfield’s year-round programming at Brookfield’s commercial office properties in Downtown L.A. The murals are visual representations of L.A. pride, sending out good vibes to nearby pedestrians and property tenants as they move on to their next destination.
Kunath’s work is fueled by the tension between her thirst for solitude and hunger for connection. Creating self-reflective pieces that explore communication and various forms of connection, Kunath says, “Relationship is my greatest teacher,” and it is also her greatest inspiration. Examining her relationship to herself, her community, and her environment, she makes works that are meditative responses to those connections. Her studio pieces are primarily paper and canvas. Kunath’s murals can be found in the United States, Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica.
Travel plays an important role in Kunath’s creative process, and it has become her favorite tool for accessing fresh approaches and ideas. Each new destination offers her a chance to relate to both herself and her work in a different way, which often results in notable shifts in her style and her palette. Her travels are catalogued through a color map formed by her work while she was on the road.
Kunath is currently based in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, California.