Allison Horner is a multi-media artist and illustrator, living and working in Columbus, Indiana. She spent her early years in Ohio, before earning her BFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2011. Upon her graduation, she lived and worked in New Delhi, India, before returning to Indiana in 2013.
In her studio practice, Allison explores themes of cultural identity, repetition, and magical realism. While her background is in figurative drawing and painting, she is known for her expressive, whimsical, and highly detailed depictions of animals. She works in several media, including charcoal, ink, graphite, oil, gouache, and watercolor, often choosing a medium to achieve a specific mood or effect.
In addition to her personal work, Allison has illustrated for numerous print and digital publications. As an enthusiastic collaborator and visual storyteller, she has worked on a variety of creative projects ranging from public artworks to illustrations of legendary fables. Picture books like Turtle Goes to War, Meadowlark & the Rattlesnake and Crow Fair are among those she has illustrated for The Language Conservancy, a not-for-profit based in Bloomington, Indiana. Among her recent projects are a new visual identity and four painted murals for Morgenstern Books in Bloomington, Indiana.