EDUCATION


1999-2000

Whitney Museum Independent Study Program

 

1999   

MFA Yale School of Art

 

1995   

BFA Parsons School of Design

BA Lang College, The New School 


 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013   

“Rudiments of Fife & Drum,” Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT

"Living History," Haines Gallery, San Francisco

 

2011   

“Cries of San Francisco,” Southern Exposure

“Piece Work,” MCA Denver

 

2010   

“Pitcher Collection,” Haines Gallery, San Francisco

“Needle Work,” Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis

“Fancy Work,” SFMOMA

 

2007   

“Notion Nanny,” U.C. Berkeley Art Museum

 

2006

“Hobby Horse,” Artpace San Antonio

 

2005   

“Notion Nanny,” Studio Voltaire, London

“Victory Hall,” Bellwether, NY

“The Muster,” Public Art Fund, NY

“Armory,” The Armory Show, NY

 

2002   

“Stilleven, evenStill,” Bellwether, Brooklyn

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013   

"Labour and Wait," Santa Barbara Museum of Art

"Social Fabric," Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles

 

2012   

“We the People,” Tang Museum, Skidmore College

“International Orange,” FOR-SITE Foundation, San Francisco

 

2011   

“The Air We Breathe,” SFMOMA

“Bay Area Now 6,” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

“Embodying,” Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

 

2010    

“Huckleberry Finn,” CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco

“Mind-bending with the Mundane,” Portland ICA

“Open Score Variations,” Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College

 

2008   

“The Old, Weird America,” Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

“Democracy in America,” Park Avenue Armory, Creative Time

“On Procession,” Indianapolis Museum of Art

“Inner and Outer Space,” Mattress Factory

 

2007   

“Poe and Twain Projects,” Wave Hill

“New History,” Leubsdorf Gallery, Hunter College

“Come One Come All,” 3rd Ward, Brooklyn

“Grow Your Own,” Palais de Tokyo, Paris

 

2006   

“Was Wäre Wenn #4: Hands-On History,” JET, Berlin

“Art in America,” Arario Gallery, Cheonan, South Korea

“Ahistoric Occasion,” MASS MoCA

“The ‘F’ Word,” Andy Warhol Museum

“Interstate,” High Desert Test Sites/Socrates Sculpture Park

 

2005   

“You are Here,” Ballroom Marfa

“Greater New York,” P.S.1/MoMA

“Log Cabin,” Artists Space

 

2004   

“Explosion LTTR,” Art in General

 

2003   

“Formed to Function?” Kohler Arts Center

“Faking Real,” Neiman Gallery, Columbia University

 

2001   

“BROOKLYN!” Palm Beach ICA

“Sharon Core, Simone Dilaura, Allison Smith,” Bellwether

 

 

HONORS

2010    United States Artists Fellowship

2010    Creative Work Fund Grant

2009    Artadia Award

2008    Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award

2007    NYFA Fellowship

2005    Arts Council England Grant

 

 

RESIDENCIES

2012    I.S.C.P., Brooklyn

2010/12    Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

2009    Washington University, St. Louis

2006    Artpace San Antonio

2005    Grizedale Arts, Cumbria, UK

 

 

TALKS/PANELS

2013  

Metropolitan Museum, “Artists on Artworks” series

SculptureCenter, “Subjective Histories of Sculpture” series, Vera List Center for Art & Politics

 

2012

Metropolitan Museum, “New Approaches to Presenting American Art” symposium

 

2011

Arts Research Center, “Situated” symposium, U.C. Berkeley

MCA Denver, “Feminism & Co.” series

 

2010

Tang Museum, “YES” symposium, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

CCA Wattis Institute, “Small Talks” series, San Francisco

LACMA, “American Stories” artist-led walkthrough

 

2008

MoMA, “Post-Studio Lessons” think tank

Vera List Center for Art & Politics, “Crafting Protest” panel, The New School

 

2007

Whitney Museum, “Initial Public Offerings” series

MASS MoCA, “Ahistoric Occasion” symposium, Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA

 

2006    

MoMA, “Artists Speak” series

 

2005

Creative Time, “Who Cares” series

Artists Space, “Log Cabin” symposium, Vera List Center for Art & Politics

Whitney Museum, “Initial Public Offerings” series

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

2013

Cheng, Scarlet. "'Labour and Wait' Displays the Melding of Art and Craft." Los Angeles Times

 

Hodge, Brooke. "Where Arts and Crafts are One." New York Times

 

Gleisner, Jacquelyn, "New Kids on the Block: All Who Muster with Allison Smith," art:21

 

Schwendener, Martha. "Fifes and Drums as Performance Art." New York Times

 

Pollack, Barbara. "The Civil War in Art, Then and Now." ARTnews

 

 

2012

 

Kino, Carol. “A Bridge’s Golden Years.” New York Times

 

Whiting, Sam. “’International Orange’ Opens at Fort Point.” San Francisco Chronicle

 

 

2011

 

Sussman, Matt. “Pre-Occupied.” San Francisco Bay Guardian

 

Schneider, Rebecca. Performing Remains. Routledge

 

Brown, Gerard. “Reenactment and Relic.” Remixing the Civil War. Johns Hopkins University Press

 

DeVuono, Frances. “Allison Smith: MCA Denver.” Art in America

 

Helguera, Pablo. Education for Socially Engaged Art. New York: Museum of Modern Art

 

Sussman, Matt. “Crying in Public.” San Francisco Bay Guardian

 

Nataraj, Nirmala. “’The Cries of San Francisco’: Marketplace as Art.” San Francisco Chronicle

 

Landi, Ann. “History in the Making.” ARTnews

 

Davis, Gene. “Art During Wartime: Allison Smith Exhibits a Great History Lesson.” The Denver Daily News

 

 

2010

 

Mikulay, Jennifer Geigel. “Acts of Association: Allison Smith’s Craft as Civic Practice.” Journal of Modern Craft

 

Feldman, Melissa. “Huckleberry Finn.” frieze

 

Baker, Kenneth. “’Huckleberry Finn’ in Visual Form at CCA.” San Francisco Chronicle

 

 

2008

 

Nyong’o, Tavia. “Period Rush.” Theater History Studies

 

Cotter, Holland. “With Politics in the Air.” New York Times

 

Kunitz, Daniel. “Artists Soldier for Democracy.” Village Voice

 

Heraldseth, Geir. “Interview with Allison Smith.” Acne Paper

 

Auslander, Philip. “On Procession.” Artforum

 

 

2007

 

Hull, Timothy Marvel. “Entrenched with Allison Smith.” Swingset

 

Walleston, Aimee. “Allison Smith’s Semantic Battleground.” Tokion

 

Beghtol, L.D. “Fight Club: Allison Smith’s Project Inspires Protest.” Village Voice

 

 

2006

 

Goddard, Dan. “Hobby Horse Show a Take On War.” San Antonio Express-News

 

Glueck, Grace. “A Carnival of Lost Souls & Masquerades.” New York Times

 

McQuaid, Cate. “Blast From the Past.” Boston Globe

 

Carrington, Sarah and Allison Smith. “Notion Nanny.” Knitknit

 

Pasquariello, Lisa. “Ahistoric Occasion.” Artforum

 

Plant, Adrian. “Allison Smith: Notion Nanny,” a-n Magazine

 

Newhall, Edith. “Top Ten Trends: American Gothic.” ARTnews

 

Eleey, Peter. “Best of 2005: Emerging Artists.” frieze

 

 

 

2005

 

Trainor, James. “The Muster.” frieze

 

Stillman, Nick. “Allison Smith.” Flash Art

 

Benjamin, Alison. “Allison Smith: Q &A.” Guardian

 

Pollack, Barbara. “Allison Smith, Victory Hall.” Time Out New York

 

Wolf, Matt, and Allison Smith. “Reenacting Stonewall, Jackson that is.” Journal of Aesthetics & Protest

 

Stillman, Nick. “Conversations with Allison Smith.” NYFA Interactive

 

Ammirati, Domenick. “Scene & Herd: Role Call.” Artforum

 

Kennedy, Randy. “Desert Island Fantasy.” New York Times

 

Pacetta, Christopher. “Ten-hut! New York Artists Invoke Civil War Imagery to Draw Attention to Their Favorite Causes.” New York Daily News

 

Schwendener, Martha. “Muster & Commander.” Time Out New York

 

Budick, Ariella. “Enlisting in the Army of Art.” New York Newsday

 

Vogel, Carol. “War & Pieces by Artists.” New York Times

 

Cotter, Holland. “Log Cabin.” New York Times

 

 

2002

 

Smith, Roberta. “Allison Smith, Ellen Altfest.” New York Times

 

 

CATALOGS

2010    Allison Smith: Needle Work. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

2007    Allison Smith: The Muster. Public Art Fund