Born in Germany, Renate Aller lives and works in New York. She mainly concerns herself with multi media installations and photography. Aller has exhibited work and undertaken residencies in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Her long term project "Oceanscapes – One View – Ten Years" was a critic’s choice by Nord Wennerstrom for ArtForum, and was reviewed by Vince Aletti for The New Yorker, among numerous favorable reviews. The Oceanscapes series is comprised of large-scale seascapes taken from the same location on Westhampton Beach, but they range from minimalist studies to dramatic views of storm Clouds and glistening water.

"dicotyledon" is an extension and a parallel development to the ongoing photographic project “Oceanscapes” and supports Aller's investigation into the relationship between romanticism, memory, and landscape—in the context of our current socio-political awareness.

Pieces from Oceanscapes and other site specific art works are in the collections of corporate institutions, private collectors and museums, including The Yale University Art Gallery, the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York and Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany,Chazen Museum of Art, University Gallery of Wisconsin,Madison, WI, New Britain Museum of American Art, CT, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, N.M. and Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, NM.

For the entirety of the "Oceanscapes" series, please visit


The Washington Post / Galleries: Renate Aller: dicotyledon /
24 May 2012
Washington City Paper / Arts Desk: Reviewed: Renate Aller at Adamson Gallery /
30 March 2012
The New York Times / Arts: Invitation to an Exhibition: Let the Mentoring Begin /
23 September 2011
The Washington Post / Art Review: Renate Aller /
24 September 2010