SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS & ARTIST-LED PARTICIPATORY PROJECTS

2016 (upcoming) “Source Materiel,” Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2015 (upcoming) “The Fort,” Signal Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden

2014 “Set Dressing,” The Arts Club of Chicago, Illinois

2013 “Rudiments of Fife & Drum,” The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut

2013 “Living History,” Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California

2011 “Cries of San Francisco,” Southern Exposure, San Francisco, California

2011 “Piece Work,” Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Colorado

2010 “Pitcher Collection,” Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California

2010 “Needle Work,” Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

2010 “Fancy Work & Arts & Skills Service,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California

2007 “Notion Nanny,” University of California Berkeley Art Museum

2006 “Hobby Horse,” Artpace San Antonio, Texas

2005 “Notion Nanny,” Studio Voltaire, London, England

2005 “Victory Hall,” Bellwether, New York, New York

2005 “The Muster,” Public Art Fund, Governors Island, New York Harbor, New York

2005 “Armory,” The Armory Show, New York, New York

2002 “Stilleven, evenStill,” Bellwether, Brooklyn, New York

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

(upcoming) “Iconoclasts: Art Out of the Mainstream,” Saatchi Gallery, London, England

2015 “The Collectors,” Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California

2015 “What is to Come Has Already Arrived: Grow Your Own: Micronations, Concept Nations, and Independent Sovereign States from Around the World,” Koldo Mitxelena, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain

2015 “The Way We Live Now, Modernist Ideologies at Work,” Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

2015 “What is to Come Has Already Arrived: Grow Your Own: Micronations, Concept Nations, and Independent Sovereign States from Around the World,” Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla, León, Spain

2015 “Locally Sourced,” Artist Curated Projects, Transformer, Washington, D.C.

2014 “One Thing Then Another,” Artist Curated Projects, 3 Days Awake, Los Angeles

2014 “Cross Section,” Mills College Art Museum, Oakland

2014 “What is to Come Has Already Arrived: Grow Your Own: Micronations, Concept Nations, and Independent Sovereign States from Around the World,” Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain

2013 “Labour and Wait,” Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California

2013 “Social Fabric,” Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, California

2012 “We the People,” Tang Museum, Skidmore College

2012 “International Orange,” FOR-SITE Foundation, San Francisco

2011“The Air We Breathe,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California

2011 “Bay Area Now 6,” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California

2011 “Embodying,” Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Georgia

2010 “Huckleberry Finn,” CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, California

2010 “Mind-bending with the Mundane,” Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine

2010 “Open Score Variations,” Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

2008 “The Old, Weird America,” Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas

2008 “Democracy in America,” Park Avenue Armory, Creative Time, New York, New York

2008 “On Procession,” Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

2008 “Inner and Outer Space,” Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2007 “Poe and Twain Projects,” Wave Hill, Bronx, New York

2007 “New History,” Leubsdorf Gallery, Hunter College, New York, New York

2007 “Come One Come All,” 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, New York

2007 “ÉTATS (faites-le vous-même)/Grow Your Own,” Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2006 “Was Wäre Wenn #4: Hands-On History,” JET, Berlin

2006 “Art in America,” Arario Gallery, Cheonan, South Korea

2006 “Ahistoric Occasion,” MASS MoCA

2006 “The ‘F’ Word,” Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2006 “Interstate,” High Desert Test Sites/Socrates Sculpture Park

2005 “You are Here,” Ballroom Marfa, Texas

2005 “Greater New York,” P.S.1/MoMA, Long Island City, New York

2005 “Log Cabin,” Artists Space, New York, New York

2005 “We Could Have Invited Everyone,” Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, New York

2004 “Explosion LTTR,” Art in General, New York, New York

2003 “Formed to Function?” Kohler Arts Center

2003 “Faking Real,” Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, New York

2001 “BROOKLYN!” Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Florida

2001 “Sharon Core, Simone Dilaura, Allison Smith,” Bellwether, Brooklyn, New York

 

HONORS

2015 National Endowment for the Arts Grant (“Source Materiel”)

2010 United States Artists Fellowship

2010 Creative Work Fund Grant (“Cries of San Francisco”)

2009 Artadia Award

2008 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award

2007 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship

2005 Arts Council England Grant (“Notion Nanny”)

2005 Jerwood Foundation Grant (“Notion Nanny”)

 

EDUCATION


1999-2000 Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, New York, New York

1999 MFA Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut

1995 BFA Parsons School of Design, New York, New York

1995 BA Eugene Lang College, The New School for Social Research, New York, New York


 

RESIDENCIES

2015 (upcoming) Santa Fe Art Institute, New Mexico

2015 Iaspis, Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Stockholm, Sweden

2014 Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

2013-14 Museum of Modern Art, Artists Experiment Initiative, New York, New York

2013 Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut

2012 International Studio and Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, New York

2012 Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California

2010-11 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California

2010 Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California

2009 Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

2006 Artpace San Antonio, Texas

2005 Grizedale Arts, Cumbria, England

 

SELECTED TALKS/PANELS

2015 Tensta Konsthall, Sweden

2015 Decad, Berlin, Germany

2014 College Art Association Annual Conference, "Art from Research,” New York, New York

2014 Museum of Modern Art, “Contemporary Art Forum: The Curative Object,” New York, New York

2014 Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

2013 Metropolitan Museum, “Artists on Artworks” series, New York, New York

2013 SculptureCenter, “Subjective Histories of Sculpture” series, Vera List Center for Art & Politics, New York, New York

2012 Metropolitan Museum, “New Approaches to Presenting American Art” symposium, New York, New York

2011 Arts Research Center, “Situated” symposium, U.C. Berkeley, California

2011 Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, “Feminism & Co.” series, Colorado

2010 Tang Museum, “YES” symposium, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

2010 CCA Wattis Institute, “Small Talks” series, San Francisco, California

2010 LACMA, “American Stories” artist-led walkthrough, Los Angeles, California

2008 Museum of Modern Art, “Post-Studio Lessons” think tank, New York, New York

2008 Vera List Center for Art & Politics, “Crafting Protest” panel, The New School, New York, New York

2007 Whitney Museum of American Art, “Initial Public Offerings” series, New York, New York

2007 MASS MoCA, “Ahistoric Occasion” symposium, Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts

2006 Museum of Modern Art, “Artists Speak” series, New York, New York

2005 Creative Time, “Who Cares” series, New York, New York

2005 Artists Space, “Log Cabin” symposium, Vera List Center for Art & Politics, New York, New York

2005 Whitney Museum, “Initial Public Offerings” series, New York, New York

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2015 "The Muster: Allison Smith," The Art Assignment, PBS Digital Studios

2014 Reeves, Kerri-Lynn. “Heart of the Matter.” Craft Journal

2014 Archer, Nicole. “Security Blankets: Uniforms, Hoods, and the Textures of Terror.” Women and Perfomance

2014 Uchill, Rebecca. “Processing Transactions, Forming Intent: Coproduction and Exchange in the Work of Allison Smith.” FutureAnterior

2013 Cheng, Scarlet. “’Labour and Wait' Displays the Melding of Art and Craft.” Los Angeles Times

2013 Hodge, Brooke. “Where Arts and Crafts are One.” New York Times

2013 Gleisner, Jacquelyn, “New Kids on the Block: All Who Muster with Allison Smith,” art:21

2013 Schwendener, Martha. “Fifes and Drums as Performance Art.” New York Times

2013 Pollack, Barbara. “The Civil War in Art, Then and Now.” ARTnews

2012 Kino, Carol. “A Bridge’s Golden Years.” New York Times

2012 Whiting, Sam. “’International Orange’ Opens at Fort Point.” San Francisco Chronicle

2011 Sussman, Matt. “Pre-Occupied.” San Francisco Bay Guardian

2011 Schneider, Rebecca. Performing Remains. Routledge

2011 Brown, Gerard. “Reenactment and Relic.” Remixing the Civil War. Johns Hopkins University Press

2011 DeVuono, Frances. “Allison Smith: MCA Denver.” Art in America

2011 Helguera, Pablo. Education for Socially Engaged Art. New York: Museum of Modern Art

2011 Sussman, Matt. “Crying in Public.” San Francisco Bay Guardian

2011 Nataraj, Nirmala. “’The Cries of San Francisco’: Marketplace as Art.” San Francisco Chronicle

2011 Landi, Ann. “History in the Making.” ARTnews

2011 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

2010 Feldman, Melissa. “Huckleberry Finn.” frieze

2010 Baker, Kenneth. “’Huckleberry Finn’ in Visual Form at CCA.” San Francisco Chronicle

2008 Nyong’o, Tavia. “Period Rush.” Theater History Studies

2008 Cotter, Holland. “With Politics in the Air.” New York Times

2008 Kunitz, Daniel. “Artists Soldier for Democracy.” Village Voice

2008 Heraldseth, Geir. “Interview with Allison Smith.” Acne Paper

2008 Auslander, Philip. “On Procession.” Artforum

2007 Hull, Timothy Marvel. “Entrenched with Allison Smith.” Swingset

2007 Walleston, Aimee. “Allison Smith’s Semantic Battleground.” Tokion

2007 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

2006 Glueck, Grace. “A Carnival of Lost Souls & Masquerades.” New York Times

2006 McQuaid, Cate. “Blast From the Past.” Boston Globe

2006 Carrington, Sarah and Allison Smith. “Notion Nanny.” Knitknit

2006 Pasquariello, Lisa. “Ahistoric Occasion.” Artforum

2006 Plant, Adrian. “Allison Smith: Notion Nanny,” a-n Magazine

2006 Newhall, Edith. “Top Ten Trends: American Gothic.” ARTnews

2006 Eleey, Peter. “Best of 2005: Emerging Artists.” frieze

2005 Trainor, James. “The Muster.” frieze

2005 Stillman, Nick. “Allison Smith.” Flash Art

2005 Benjamin, Alison. “Allison Smith: Q &A.” Guardian

2005 Pollack, Barbara. “Allison Smith, Victory Hall.” Time Out New York

2005 Wolf, Matt, and Allison Smith. “Reenacting Stonewall, Jackson that is.” Journal of Aesthetics & Protest

2005 Stillman, Nick. “Conversations with Allison Smith.” NYFA Interactive

2005 Ammirati, Domenick. “Scene & Herd: Role Call.” Artforum

2005 Kennedy, Randy. “Desert Island Fantasy.” New York Times

2005 Pacetta, Christopher. “Ten-hut! New York Artists Invoke Civil War Imagery to Draw Attention to Their Favorite Causes.” New York Daily News

2005 Schwendener, Martha. “Muster & Commander.” Time Out New York

2005 Budick, Ariella. “Enlisting in the Army of Art.” New York Newsday

2005 Vogel, Carol. “War & Pieces by Artists.” New York Times

2005 Cotter, Holland. “Log Cabin.” New York Times

2002 Smith, Roberta. “Allison Smith, Ellen Altfest.” New York Times

 

CATALOGS

2015 Allison Smith: Cries of San Francisco. Southern Exposure, San Francisco, California

2014 Allison Smith: Set Dressing. The Arts Club of Chicago, Illinois

2010 Allison Smith: Needle Work. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

2007 Allison Smith: The Muster. Public Art Fund, New York, New York

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