Allison Gaines, a painter and intermedia-artist, grew up in a small town on the north shore of Long Island. Informed by history, media, and pop culture, she reinterprets personal experience through a female lens. In 2020, Gaines is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a B.F.A. in Painting, a B.A. in Arts Marketing and Management and a Minor in Art History.