Ron Allen is a magician of the common place, evoking the human condition in all its unguarded beauty. His formal allegories of everyday experience are consummate works of art, for their bearing is dignified and their surfaces are opulent. Yet they contain relics and works of outworn fantasies, fragments of disconnected dreams, and the quietest whispers of intuitive perception.


Ron Allen works with ideas contained in all of art history, from primitive ritual artifacts to Cycladic sculpture to the latest conceptual work. With a refined technique and an educated world view, he creates minimal forms of bronze and stone, embellishing them with culturally significant found objects and ornaments in glorious profusion. The resulting images resonate with cumulative knowledge and psychological complexity, juxtaposing the ancient with the futuristic. His art has attracted recognition from

collectors throughout the country who relate to the content

on a personal level.



Oklahoma State University

Dallas Art Institute

Moorhead State University



Lucas Gallery, Telluride CO

North Dakota State University, Fargo ND

Moorhead Museum of Art, Moorhead MN

Oklahoma Museum of Art, Oklahoma City OK

Governors Gallery, State Capitol, Oklahoma City OK

Wichita Art Museum, Wichita KS (collection)

Seminole Nation Museum, Wewoka OK

Carole LaRoche Gallery, Santa Fe NM

M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa OK



Oklahoma Magazine

Oklahoma Gazette

Santa Fe Reporter

Santa Fe New Mexican/Pasatiempo