Allie Kushnir is a University of Iowa graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Studio Arts. Drawing inspiration from her background in psychology, she indirectly addresses ideas of control and/or a loss of control, as well as anxiety attributed to the passing of time. She is attracted to creating a sense of peculiarity and eeriness within her pieces, attempting to evoke juxtaposing feelings of lightheartedness and discomfort.