The ALG Collective is a working artist studio & showroom located in the heart of the Dallas Design District at 1302 Dragon Street.
OUR RESIDENT ARTISTS
CHRISTI MERIL - ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST
Christi Meril is a Dallas-based contemporary artist who creates abstract mixed media works on canvas, wood, neon and paper. By combining mediums such as acrylic, ink, pastel, watercolor, paper, nails and charcoal, she achieves vibrant color, movement and texture that create message and inspiration in each original piece of art. As an artist, it is Christi’s goal for her work to bring light, optimism, challenge and beauty to each and every space it calls home.
RACHEL NASH - CONCEPTUAL OIL PAINTER
Rachel’s work is primarily in oil paint on stretched canvas and linen. She loves to explore the patterns, lines, colors and shapes that occur in nature. She is drawn to concepts that stem from her faith and background in art therapy. Rachel loves telling stories through her art that stimulate conversations among the viewers.
When not in the studio, you can catch Rachel with her husband and three sons somewhere out in the wild, looking for new inspiration for her next painting.
MELISSA ELLIS - SCULPTURAL OIL PAINTER
Native Texan, Melissa Ellis, specializes in bold, heavily-textured abstract oil paintings. She creates brilliant patterns in her work by applying thick oil paint to the canvas with her unique style of palette knife painting. Often described as “organized chaos”, Melissa’s work is a dichotomous celebration of spontaneity through highly-calculated and meticulous methods used to create motion, patterns, texture and depth in each of her paintings.
ANNA CURNES - FUSED, BLOWN & SCULPTED GLASS
Glass artist, Anna Curnes, plays with fire. Not confined to what’s doable, but rather inspired by what’s magical, she turns shattered glass into hefty (nigh unbreakable) glass creations - creating beauty from brokenness. Having studied with masters like Rebecca Johnson, Joseph Ivacic, Mark Mitsuda and Diego Bottacin, she’s fluent in the fluidity of glass.