HUEMAN x Nike on

I was recently commissioned by Nike to create a surreal piece inspired by Kobe and his 81-point game as part of their Kobe Prelude Experience exhibit at the Nike Vault at the Staples Center. Here’s the link to my interview with Complex about the piece.


Cameo on ‘Pawn Stars’

Chumlee from the ‘Pawn Stars’ commissioned a mural from me for their Las Vegas Pawn Shop. I make a cameo in the episode, titled “Say It, Don’t Spray It” (Season 8 Episode 3).


KCET: Mural Ordinance Delayed, New Works Pop Up Regardless

(Published on August 20, 2013)

For a city that’s infatuated with its murals, it’s been dishing out a lot of tough love.

Mural leaders and artists were ready to rally for city council to vote for the proposed mural ordinance Tuesday. On Monday morning the vote was delayed for Friday’s city council meeting [Edit: The vote is now scheduled for Wednesday, August 28].

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LA Weekly names ‘Ritual’ a GO! Pick of the Week


Hi-Fructose Previews ‘Ritual’

Interested in how the creative process can function as a personal ritual, Allison “Hueman” Torneros followed a number of her favorite creatives.

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My Summer 2013 Recap

I’ve got to say, this summer was hands down THE. BEST. I spent it doing exactly what I love–painting all over the place, and just having fun. From LA to SF and back down again, a quick stop in Las Vegas, and all over Europe, my weeks were non-stop.. Click ‘read more’ to see pics..

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‘Ritual’ Solo Show Recap

One of my favorite things to do is pick the brains of talented people I admire.. I was doing quite a bit of that this year, and every time there was an exchange of creative ideas, I’d leave feeling crazy inspired, especially when visiting their homes or studios. I’ve always been fascinated with the way people live. What things they decide to buy, how they take care of themselves. How they get motivated. Their behaviors, their habits, their everyday rituals. More specifically, I became obsessed with the daily lives of other creative huemans (and I say that in the most non-creepy way possible!). Every artist has their own way of approaching the creative process. I wanted to hear their stories. How and why did they get into the arts? What do they need to do to get into creative mode? What tools do they use, and why?

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Hydration-Art Sale

Art Sale 9/16 – Originals for Price of a Print

It’s that time of year again. ORIGINALS FOR THE PRICE OF A PRINT. I started this crazy tradition to give all art lovers the ability to own an original of my work. So starting tomorrow at 9am, I’m launching my “Hydration” series– 30 original pieces on boxed canvas, on sale for $80. Each piece is one of a kind and comes with a *secret message*. After Friday 9/20, all pieces that haven’t sold will be listed at their original price of $150. Mailing list subscribers get first dibs at midnight.


Press: LA Times Sunday Paper- Women Street Artists

Deborah Vankin of The LA Times featured me and my work in an article for an upcoming show at LALA Arts–I’m in some seriously good company as Swoon, Miss Van, and Lady Aiko are also on the show roster.
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PRESS: Hypebeast Previews RITUAL

Los Angeles-based street artist HUEMAN aka Allison Torneros presents her latest creative efforts as “Ritual” — an awe-inspiring project motivated by artists of various disciplines: break dancers, calligraphers, songwriters and carpenters. After observing the lives and rituals of the artisans at work, she transferred their charisma and energy onto the gallery walls, comparing and contrasting their styles with her own freestyle form of delivery. Shot and directed by Patrick Nissim, the clip offers a glimpse of Torneros’s core motifs in “Ritual” alongside a slice of her art in the making. “Ritual” opens July 11 during Downtown LA Art Walk at Think Tank Gallery.
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