Artist

Dean Allison received his Master of Art, Visual Arts in glass from The Australian National University in Canberra in 2010 and a B.S. in Studio Arts from Illinois State University in 2001. He is an artist pushing the medium of glass with his elegant, powerful and brilliant portrait sculptures. Each sculpture is made unique, reflecting .....

Dean Allison received his Master of Art, Visual Arts in glass from The Australian National University in Canberra in 2010 and a B.S. in Studio Arts from Illinois State University in 2001. He is an artist pushing the medium of glass with his elegant, powerful and brilliant portrait sculptures. Each sculpture is made unique, reflecting on that sculpture’s emotions in the artist subtle monochromatic style. Dean Allison’s work is in collections both public and private across the globe.

EDUCATION

2009  The Australian National University, Masters of Art, Visual Arts,  CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA

2001  Illinois State University,  B.S. in Studio ArtsNORMAL, IL

2000  University of Wolverhampton,  Student Exchange Program,  WOLVERHAMPTON, UK

1995  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, painting and life drawingCHAMPAIGN, IL

TEACHING AND LECTURES

College for Creative Studies, Visiting Lecturer, Detrioit, MI, 2020.

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts, Lake Worth, FL, 2020.

Cleveland Institute of Art, Visiting Artist, Cleveland, OH, 2019.

The Studio @ The Corning Museum of Glass, 2019.

Bullseye Glass Factory, Portland, OR, 2016, 2019.

Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY, 2019.

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, 2015, 2017.

Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN, 2016.

Ohio State University, Visiting Artist , Columbus, OH, 2016.

UNC School of the Arts, Visiting Artist, Winston-Salem, NC, 2016.

Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2015, 2016.

Glass Art Society conference, Demonstrator, San Jose, CA, 2015.

Goggleworks, Reading, PA, 2015.

University of North Carolina, Asheville, Visiting Artist, Asheville, NC, 2014.

The Glass Furnace, Istanbul, Turkey, 2014.

Goggleworks, Reading, PA, 2014.

University of North Carolina, Penland, NC, 2014.

New Trier Township, glass department, Visiting Artist, Winnetka, IL, 2014.

Neusole Glass, Visiting Artist, Cincinatti, OH, 2013.

The Penland School of Crafts, Glass coordinator, Penland, NC , 2010-2015.

Canberra Glassworks, Canberra, Australia, 2008-2009.

Chicago Hot Glass, Chicago, IL, 2004-2007.

The Studio @ The Corning Museum of Glass, Teaching assistant to Bill Gudenrath, Corning, NY, 2006.

Northlands Creative Glass Center, Teaching assistant to Dante Marioni, Lybster, Scotland, 2007.

SELECTE EXHIBITION RECORD

2021   Blue Spiral, Asheville, NC.

2021   NGG Habatat, online presentation

2021   Methods in Glass, Invited Juror, Applied Contemporary, Oakland, CA.

2020   Invitational Glass Show, Blue Rain, Santa Fe, NM.

2020   Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.

2019   Pittsburgh International Airport, Pittsburgh, PA.

2019   Go Figure, Blue Spiral, Asheville, NC.

2019   Casting a different light, Kittrell Riffkind Gallery, Dallas, TX.

2019   47th Glass International Exhibition, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI.

2018   Contemporary Glass, Boise Art Museum, Boise ID.

2018   ALCHEMY | Ideal Conditions, contemporary studio glass, Penland Gallery, Penland NC.

2018   Contemporary art in glass, Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum, Cullowhee, NC.

2018   We the People, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa AZ.

2018   46th Glass International Exhibition, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI.

2018   North Carolina Artists Exhibition sponsored by the Raleigh Fine Arts Society

2018   Valdosta National, Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery, Valdosta, GA.

2018   Ackland Museum of Art, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

2017   Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

2017   SOFA Chicago, Habatat Galleries, Chicago, IL

2017   Blue Spiral, Asheville, NC

2017   Brahm, Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, Fire and Form, Blowing Rock , NC

2017   Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

2017  Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

2017  Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

2017  Meredith College Frankie G. Seems Gallery, Raleigh, NC

2017  Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

2017  Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

2016  Hinson Art Museum, Wingate University, Charlotte, NC

2016  Blue Spiral, Asheville, NC

2016  Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Outwin Boochever Finalist, Washington, D.C.

2016  Commentaries, “Stories told in glass” Habatat Galleries, Sarasota, FL

2016  Art Palm Beach, Habatat Galleries, Palm Beach, FL

2015  Scope Miami, Habatat Galleries, Miami Beach, FL

2015 SOFA Chicago, Habatat Galleries, Chicago IL

2015 Barns 2015, Penland Gallery, Penland NC

2015  Echt Gallery, CHICAGO, IL

2015  Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak MI

2015  Self-Portraits by NC Artists, Greenhill Gallery, GREENSBORO, NC

2015  Art Palm Beach, Riley Galleries, PALM BEACH, FL

2014 Winter Show, Greenhill Gallery, GREENSBORO, NC

2014  SOFA Chicago, Riley Galleries, CHICAGO, IL

2014  Ways of Making: An Exploration in Glass, Cohen Gallery, READING, PA

2014  Art Palm Beach, Riley Galleries, PALM BEACH, FL

2014  Figurative Association: The Human Form, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts National Symposium, GATLINBURG, TN

2013  Igneous Expressions, David McCune Art Gallery, FAYETTEVILLE, NC

2013  Portraits and Abstracts, Neusole Glass, CINNCINATI, OH

2013  Shattered, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, GRAND RAPIDS, MI

2013  Bookworms, Flame Run, LOUISVILLE, KY

2013  Glass Weekend: Wheaton Village, MILLVILLE, NJ

2013  Expose: Habatat Galleries, ROYAL OAK, MI

2012  The Center of Craft, Creativity and Design, ASHEVILLE, NC

2012  50 by 50, Muskegon Museum of Art, MUSKEGON, MI

2012  Glass in the Mountains, TRAC Gallery, SPRUCE PINE, NC

2012  Neusole Glass, CINNCINATI, OH

2012  Fire Nation, TOLEDO, OH

2011  Green Plum Gallery, SPRUCE PINE, NC

2011  Bender Gallery, ASHEVILLE, NC

2010  National Self Portrait Show, 33 Collective Gallery, CHICAGO, IL

2009  Beauty Born of Fire, The Kavanagh Gallery, ST. CHARLES, IL

2009  Sculpture on The Edge, BERMAGUI, AUSTRALIA

2008  Aus Glass, HOBART, TASMANIA

GRANTS

Special Projects Award, Bullseye Glass and Lani McGregor

Toe River Arts Council, Regional artist project grant recipient, 2018

AWARDS

AAGC Rising Star

Nuesole Residency

Penland School of Crafts Residency

CCS Award, 44th Glass International Exhibition

Outwin Boochever Competion, finalist, Smithsonian Portrait Museum, Washington, D.C.

James Renwick Alliance Chrysalis Award 2018

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

The Julie Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn, Alabama

Hinson Art Museum, Wingate, NC

Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion, Ringling Museum, Sarasota, FL

PUBLICATIONS

The Laurel of Asheville, 7/2017 p. 76

Illinois State, 2017, Front page: Fragile

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