1999           MFA cum laude, Sculpture, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
1995           BFA cum laude, Fine Arts: Sculpture, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
1995           BA cum laude, Psychology concentration, Eugene Lang College, The New School for Social Research, New York, NY
1999-2000  Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, NY

2016 (upcoming) “Source Materiel,” Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2015 “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 “The 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
(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,” Koldo Mitxelena, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
2015 “The Way We Live Now,” Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
2015 “What is to Come Has Already Arrived,” 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,” 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
2015    National Endowment for the Arts Grant, Washington, DC
2010    United States Artists Fellowship, New York, NY
2010    Creative Work Fund Visual Arts Grant, San Francisco, CA
2009    Alternative Exposure Grant, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2009    Artadia Award, San Francisco, CA
2008    Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award, New York, NY
2007    New York Foundation for the Arts Artist Fellowship, New York, NY
2005    Arts Council England Grant, London, UK
2005    Jerwood Charitable Foundation Grant, London, UK
2001    Lower East Side Printshop Special Editions Fellowship, New York, NY
1999    Susan H. Whedon Award, Yale University School of the Arts, New Haven, CT
1999    Leopold Schepp Foundation Fellowship, New York, NY
1995    David S. Woods Award for Humanitarianism, Eugene Lang College, The New School for Social Research, New York, NY
2015        IASPIS, Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Stockholm, Sweden
2014        Josep Lluis Sert Practitioner in the Arts, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2013-14   Museum of Modern Art, Artists Experiment Initiative, New York, NY
2013        The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
2012        Artadia Artist-in-Residence, International Studio and Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, NY
2010/12   Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2010        San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2009        Henry L. & Natalie E. Freund Visiting Artist, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2006        Artpace San Antonio International Artist Residency, TX
2005        Grizedale Arts, Cumbria, England

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
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

2015    Artist Talk, Source Materiel, Signal Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden
2015    Walkthrough, Here we LTTR, Tensta Konsthall, Tensta, Sweden
2015    Artist Talk, Decad, Berlin, Germany
2015    Artist Talk, Art from Research, ARTspace, College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, NY
2014    Artist Talk, Walkthrough, Artists on Art series, The Met, Civil War photography
2014    Co-organizer, Artist Talk, The Curative Object, Contemporary Art Forum, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2014    Artist Talk, The Arts Club of Chicago, IL
2014    Artist Talk, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2013    Artist Talk, Craft and Folk Art Museum/ California State University, Department of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2013    Lecture, Subjective Histories of Sculpture series, Sculpture Center, Vera List Center for Art & Politics, New York, NY
2012     Presenter, Panelist, and Moderator, ReMODEL: Sculpture Education Now Symposium, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA 
2012     Artist Talk and Panelist, New Approaches to Presenting American Art Symposium, Material Culture as Cultural Material Panel, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
2011     Artist Talk and Panelist, Situated: Time-based Art and Neighborhood Ecologies Symposium, Expanding Craft/Expanding Objects Panel, University of California, Berkeley, CA
2011     Artist Talk, Panelist, and Workshop Leader, Feminism & Co.: Art, Sex, Politics at the MCA Series, Craftvism Panel, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO 
2011     Presenter and Moderator, Craft Forward Symposium, Mass Craft Panel, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2011     Presenter and Panelist, An Instinct Toward Life & Piece Work: Dario Robleto & Allison Smith, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
2010     Artist Talk and Walkthrough, American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life Exhibition, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
2010    Artist Talk and Panelist, YES Symposium: The Persistence of Optimism Symposium, Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
2010     Artist Talk and Panelist, Unruly Work: Queer Art and Activism, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2008     Roundtable Discussant, Post-Studio Lessons: Teaching Art in the 21st Century, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2008     Artist Talk and Panelist, Crafting Protest, Vera List Center for Art & Politics, New York, NY
2007     Artist Talk, Public Conversation, Allison Smith & Nato Thompson: Initial Public Offerings (I.P.O.), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2007     Artist Talk and Panelist, Ahistoric Occasion: The Uses of History in Contemporary Art Symposium, Exploring the Rise of Reenactment as a Form of Public Memory panel, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art/ The Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, North Adams and Williamstown, MA
2006     Artist Talk and Panelist, Artists Speak: Conversations on Contemporary Art with Glenn D. Lowry: Allison Smith & An-My Lê, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2005     Roundtable Discussant, Who Cares: Beauty & Its Discontents, Creative Time, New York, NY 
2005     Artist Talk, Public Conversation, Allison Smith & Jeffrey Uslip: Initial Public Offerings (I.P.O.), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2005     Presenter and Panelist, Log Cabin Symposium, Vera List Center for Art & Politics/ Artists Space, New York, NY
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