About Allis Markham
Science, Style & Substance.
Allis Markham is an award-winning museum taxidermist / Nassologist trained at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. She was named 'Third in the World' at the 2017 World Taxidermy Championships for her African Jacana. Allis is also the 2018 California Champion receiving Judges Choice Best of Show, People's Choice and the Artisan Award from the United Taxidermist Association. She was a seminar instructor on '3D technology in Taxidermy' a the 2019 World Taxidermy Competition.
More recently, Allis has focused on creating museum taxidermy for institutions all over the country and educating others in the craft. She and her staff at Prey Taxidermy have began a whole new series of taxidermy classes geared to teaching novices as well as museum professionals. You can see a list of her classes both in Los Angeles and abroad here.
Her clients include institutions such as the Natural History Museum of Santa Barbara, Moore Lab of Zoology, The Huntington Library, The Frost Museum of Science, Colorado State University and The Getty. Additionally, she has created commissions for Gucci, The Nomad Hotel, EB Florals and television shows such as Bates Motel.
Allis has also been featured in numerous publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, the cover of LA Weekly and more. You can also watch the critically acclaimed documentary STUFFED which followed her for several years or listen to her Ologies podcast.
You can find Allis at Prey Taxidermy located in Los Angeles, CA and follow her work on Instagram at @allis.