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Allison Stewart

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Biography
EDUCATION

M.F.A., University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
B.Sc. Biology, Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL

GRANTS, AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS

2009
Artist Honoree, “Love in the Garden,” New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
2005
Artist-in-Residence, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO
2002
Artist-in-Residence, Roaring Fork Club, Basalt, CO
2000
Artist selected for “Silver Circle Sculpture,”Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1998
Louisiana Division of the Arts Decentralized Arts Funding Grant
1997
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Grant
Louisiana Division of the Arts Project Assistance Grant
Louisiana Division of the Arts Individual Artist Grant
1995
Mary Freeman Wisdom Foundation Grant
1991
Sheraton New Orleans Public Art Project Award and Commission, New Orleans, LA
1988- 1989
Visual Arts Fellowship, Louisiana Division of the Arts
1988
Artist selected for “Century Club Print,” Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1983
Hotel Intercontinental Lobby Commission, New Orleans, LA

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009
Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
2008
Perry Nicole Gallery, Memphis, TN
David Floria Gallery, Asp[en, CO
Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY
2007
William and Joseph Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Jules Place, Boston, MA
Renee George Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2006
Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Sardella Fine Art, Aspen, CO
Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL
Buchanan Gallery, Galveston, TX
2005
Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY
2004
Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL
Duval Smart Gallery, Aspen, CO
2003
Kathy Albers Gallery, Memphis, TN
Jules Place, Boston, MA
Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2002
Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA
Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Jules Place, Boston, MA
Susan Duval Gallery, Aspen, CO
2001, 1999, 1996, 1994, 1993, 1990, 1988, 1986, 1984, 1982,
Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2001
Castle Creek Gallery, Aspen, CO
Jules Place, Boston, MA
Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver CO
2000
River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria, LA
Kathy Albers Gallery, Memphis, TN
1999
Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA
Spring Hill College, Mobile,AL
Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1998
Louisiana State University, Alexandria, LA
1997
William Carey College, Gulfport, MS
1996, 1994, 1992, 1991
Mario Villa Gallery, Chicago, IL
1996
Albertson Peterson Gallery, Winter Park, FL
1995
Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
1994,1986
Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami, FL
1994, 1992
Broadway Art Gallery, Asheville, NC
1991
Pensacola Junior College, Pensacola, FL
1985
Gallery 291,Atlanta, GA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2009
Invitational Echibit, Patina Gallery, Fairhope, AL
Jule’s Place, Boston, MA
“HxWxD” UNO Alumni Show, St. Claude Gallery, New Orleanss, LA
2008
“Solstice,” David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO
Monothon Invitational, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village,
2006
“In Search of Duende,”Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO
2005
Anderson Ranch Residents Exhibit, Snowmass Village, CO
“Made in New Orleans: A Survey of Contemporary Art from the Crescent City,” Space 301, Mobile, AL,
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA,
Art Space, Shreveport, LA,
Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University
New Orleans Triennial, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA,
2005, 2004, 2003
“The Eloquent Flower”Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2003
Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
2001
Faculty Exhibition, Anderson ranch, Snowmass Village, CO
“Gaia in the Gallery”, Susan Duval Gallery, Aspen, CO
2000
Gail Severn Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria, LA
Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO
1999
“Ten by Ten,” Invitational, Addison Ripley Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Visual Artist Fellowship Exhibit”Travelling Exhibit, Baton Rouge, LA
Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN
1997
“Visions of Landscape”Virginia Miller Gallery, Miami, FL
“Artists from New Orleans,”Okaloosa Community College, Okaloosa, FL
Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN
Kathy Albers Gallery, Memphis, TN
1996
Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery AL
“Louisiana Abstraction”, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
“Major Louisiana Sculptors”, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
“by Herself,” Hanson Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1995
“Paper Works”Slidell Art Center, Slidell, LA
State Street Gallery, Sarasota, FL
Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA
“Art With a Southern Drawl”Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
1994
Kurts Bingham Gallery, Memphis, TN
1993
Savannah National, 1993, Savannah, GA
“The Book as Art”Invitational,BarbaraGillman Gallery,Miami, FL
1992
“Mostly Big” Invitational Exhibition, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1994, 1993, 1991
Faculty Exhibit, New Orleans Academy of Fine Art, New Orleans, LA.
1990
New Year New Work, Island Gallery, Vero Beach, FL
1989
“New Orleans 1989 Invitational, A View ofContemporary Women Artists,” Historic New OrleansCollection, New Orleans, LA
1988
“A Tribute to Excellence”VisualArts Fellowship Invitational Exhibit,Masur Museum,Monroe, LA
“Paper and Stone”InvitationalExhibit, Island Gallery, Vero Beach, FL
1987
“Southern Abstraction,” ContemporaryArtCenter, New Orleans, LA. Curatedby Peter Frank.
1986
“Major Louisiana Artists,” Galerie Melancon, Lake Charles, LA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND ACTIVITIES

2008
Curator, “Close Up,” Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY
2007
Juror, “Uncertain Territory: Losing Louisiana , “ Grand Isle Juried Exhibit, Delgado College, New Orleans
Guest Instructor, The Studios in Key West, Key West, FL
2001
Instructor, Anderson Ranch Arts Center,, Snowmass Village, CO
2003,2002
Instructor, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
2000 2002, 2004,
Judge- New Olreans Museum of Art Student Art Competition
2000, 1997
Grants Review Panel Member, Arts Council of New Orleans
1999
Member, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1998
Co-Founder,KID smART, nonprofit organization, New Orleans, LA
Artist Teacher, Vermont College of Art, Montpelier, VT
Board Member, Entergy Arts Business Center, New Orleans, LA
1997
Guest Panelist – “The Creative Process”Delgado College, New Orleans, LA
1994 -Present,
Member Visual Arts Visiting Committee, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
1992,1988
Juror, 1% for Art, Public Arts Program,New Orleans, LA
1992
Guest Panelist, “Creativity and Rejection”Symposium, presented by the New Orleans Arts Council and New Orleans Associationfor Mental Health Professionals.
1991
Vice President of Arts Policy Committee,Contemporary Arts Center
1989 – 1993
Board Member, Contemporary Arts Center,New Orleans, LA
1988 – Present
Instructor, Drawing & Painting,Academy of Fine Arts, New Orleans, LA
1991
Assistant Professor, Painting, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
1980 – 1990
Instructor, Drawing, Metro College,University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
1982,1985
Instructor, Painting, Delgado Community College, New Orleans, LA

BIBLIOGRAPHY

“HxWxD” catalogue, UNO Gallery, St. Claude Arts District. New Orleans, LA March, 2009
“Solstice”catalogue, David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO Winter, 2008
Southern Living, May,2008Photo
Louisiana Homes and Gardens, Cover Illustration, July, 2007
New Orleans Homes and Lifestyles, May, 2007
Southern Accents March-April, 2007 Featured Artist
Art in America, March 2006
Louisiana Faces, Jason Berry and Philip Gould, 2000
Southern Accents, January – February, 2000
New American Paintings, June, 1998
The Intimate Agenda: Inside the Creative Process, Barbara Seidel, 1996
Louisiana Life, Spring, 1997, p. 36
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Quarterly, Spring, 1998, pp 66 – 73
Gambit Weekly, November19, 1996, p 49
New Orleans Art Review, November – December, 1996, pp 3-7
New Orleans Times Picayune, September 13, 1996
New Orleans Art Review, March – April, 1996, p 15
New Orleans Art Review, November – December, 1995, pp27 – 29
Southern Accents, June, 1989, p 124
Art News, November, 1987, p 222

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Art in Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State
Alabama Power Co. Montgomery, AL
Alston and Bird, LLC, Atlanta, GA
Aranov Realty, Montgomery, AL
ARCO, Lafayette, LA
Arts Council of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Aubert and Burglass, Metairie, LA
Bargnanier McKee Architectural Assoc. Montgomery, AL
Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Bloomingdales, Miami, FL
Bryan Associated, Houston, TX
Carter Kay Interiors, Atlanta, GA
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY
Children’s Hospital, New Orleans, LA
Cyrna International, Chicago, IL
Deutsche Kerrigan Stiles, LLP, New Orleans, LA
Ernst and Whinney, LLP, New Orleans
First City bank, new Orleans, LA
First City Bank of Houston, Houston, TX
First Bank and Trust, New Orleans, LA
Foley and Judell LLP New Orleans, LA
Four Seasons Hotel, Scottsdale, AZ
Freeport McMoRan, New Orleans, LA
Grand Casino, Biloxi MS
Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat, France
Harrah’s Hotel, New Orleans, LA
Hewlett Packard, Sun Valley, ID
Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans, LA
Home Depot Corporation, Miami, FL
Hotel Intercontinental, New Orleans, LA
Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN
Hyatt International Hotels, Baltimore, MD
Iberia Bank, Lafayette, LA
Intercontinental Tampa, Tampa, FL
Jefferson Guaranty Bank, Metairie, LA
Joseph Canizaro Interests, New Orleans, LA
The Kullman Firm, Memphis, TN
Le Saint Seran Resort, Mauritius, South Africa
Little Nell Hotel, Aspen, CO
Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
Lykes Bros. Steamship Co. New Orleans, LA
Mandarin Hotel, Miami, FL
Marine Underwriters, New Orleans, LA
Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA
Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN
Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami, FL
Michael Day Interiors, Houston, TX
Monroe and Lemann LLP, New Orleans, LA
Morgan Keegan Inc. Memphis TN
MCI Communications, Miami, FL
New Orleans Children’s Hospital, New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
One River Place, New Orleans, LA
Pan American Life Insurance, New Orleans, LA
Pensacola Junior College, Pensacola, FL
Pfizer Inc. NY, NY
Phelps Dunbar LLC, New Orleans, LA
Price Waterhouse Corp., New Orleans, LA
Ramsey Engler, LTD. Hopkins, MN
Regent Properties, Naples, FL
Roger Ogden Collection, New Orleans, LA
Ryan Companies US, Minneapolis, MN
Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbor, FL
Saks Fifth Avenue, New Orleans, LA
Seven Hundred South Peters, New Orleans, LA
Sheraton Hotel ITT, Boston, MA
Sheraton Hotel ITT, New Orleans, LA
Simon, Peragine Smith and Redfarn, LLP, New Orleans, LA
Southern Bell Telephone, Miami, FL
Stone, Pigman, Walther,Wittman,and Hutchinson, New Orleans, LA
Sun Bank of Florida, Miami, FL
Texaco Inc. New Orleans, LA
Trek Bicycle Corporation, Waterloo, WI
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Waverly Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Based in New Orleans, ALLISON STEWART has gained national recognition for her paintings expressing the complex and disturbing dialogue between man and nature. Trained as a biologist, Stewart is inspired by increasingly fragile environments and the ultimate interconnectedness of all living things. She uses layers of color, light, form and texture to address issues of beauty and loss, time and transformation.Residing somewhere between realism and abstraction, the paintings become visual diaries upon which Stewart records her responses to the threatened landscape.
Allison Stewart has exhibited extensively throughout the United States. Her work is included in many public, corporate and private collections, including the U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies Program, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Historic New Orleans Collection, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Texaco, Freeport McMoRan, Price Waterhouse Corp., Chase Manhattan Bank, ARCO, American Express, Sun Bank of Florida, Pan American Life, and the Pensacola Museum of Art.
Among the awards Stewart has received are an individual artist fellowship from the Louisiana Division of the Arts in 1988, an individual artist grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities in 1997, and the Mary Freeman Wisdom Foundation Grant in 1995.In 2005 she was awarded an Artist in Residence position at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado.
In 1998, Stewart co-founded KID smART, a Louisiana 501.c.3 non-profit organization to teach under resourced children in Orleans Parish important life lessons through hands on art activities in the visual and performing arts www.kidsmart.org.
She maintains studios in New Orleans and in Snowmass Village, CO.