Allegra Sleep

Allegra Sleep was born in Nicaragua just as things were heating up and ready to erupt into the Revolution. She was in her first group show at the American Embassy in Managua at age two. She lived in Central, South America & the Caribbean until a move brought her to Taos, in 1990. Primarily self-taught, the artist grew up watching her mother paint. Allegra works in acrylics and watermedia, and often uses bright primary colors. Her work frequently references scenes from a childhood in Latin America; as well as old black and white family photographs. She was a Finalist in The Artist's Magazine's Annual Art Competition in 2013, and has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine twice. The artist has shown and is collected Internationally. Find her work at Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, on Kit Carson Road in Taos, New Mexico. Or online on facebook at: Allegra Sleep Fine Art. Contact

Stables Gallery- Group Show, Taos, NM 1990
Bad Ass Coffee House- Group Show, Albuquerque, NM 1998
ThinkTank Studio- Group Show, Albuquerque, NM 1999
Taos Open- Taos, NM 2003
Taos Artisans Gallery- Featured Artist, Taos, NM 2004
Taos Open- Taos, NM 2005
Taos Home Grown Gallery- Group Show, Taos, NM 2005
KRZA 1st Annual Art Auction- Alamosa, CO 2006
Center for Contemporary Arts- Pushpin Show, Santa Fe, NM 2006
Taos Open- Taos, NM 2007 (Award)
KRZA 2nd Annual Art Auction- Alamosa, CO 2007
Wilder Nightingale Fine Art- Small Works Show, Taos, NM 2008
Blumenschein Museum- Group Show, Taos, NM 2009-2010
Taos Select- Taos, NM 2012
Blumenschein Museum- "Under the Hill" Group Show, 2013
Taos Select- Taos, NM 2013
Park Fine Art, International Tour Show, Albuquerque, NM 2014
419 Veronese Gallery, International Tour Show, Los Angeles, CA 2014
Galerie 89, International Tour Show, Paris, 2014
Millicent Rogers Museum- Annual Miniature Show, Taos, NM 2015
Galerie AM Park-International Tour Show, Frankfurt, Germany 2016
Park Fine Art- International Tour Show, Albuquerque, New Mexico 2016
Taos Fall Arts Festival, Taos NM 2017

The Artist's Magazine, Annual Art Competition, Finalist for Abstract/Experimental, December 2013
Southwest Art Magazine, "Juror's Choice" article feature, January 2014
Southwest Art Magazine, "Artists of the Southwest" article feature, August 2014