Allie Drew Caesar
Allie Drew Caesar (also know as Alan) is a cartoonist and print artist with strong ties to both of their homes of Oklahoma City and Chicago, with their soul squarely planted in Detroit. They are the founder of artist label Downfall Arts, which centers around social commentary of the present and past and how it could play a role in our future. The ever going trench war of the working class, daily mummers show of the experiment known as government, and our constant struggle to come to terms with humanity in this animalistic world play out in the print projects of Downfall Arts, which have taken the form of everything from artists books to gorilla street art projects.
Allie Drew received their BFA in 2013 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since then they’ve gone on to become a master printer in the medium of offset and letterpress printing. Their work has appeared in publications such as The Journal of Artists’ Books, Lumpen Magazine, Smoke Signal’s Publication Desert Island, and has been collected in the library of over 40 academic institutions including Yale, Harvard, and The Museum of Modern Art. Allie Drew’s work has also been adapted into the symphony piece “Strange Meeting” by Composer Tabes Bridges in 2018.