Collage on paper
18.75 x 12.5 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Haines Gallery
Retail Value: $1,600
Allison Smith’s (AIR ’10) diverse practice investigates the cultural phenomenon of historical reenactment and the role of craft in the construction of national identity. Smith has exhibited her work internationally at institutions including MCA Denver, SFMOMA, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Mattress Factory, U.C. Berkeley Art Museum, Palais de Tokyo, MASS MoCA, Andy Warhol Museum, and P.S.1 MoMA. Smith has received grants from United States Artists, Arts Council England, Public Art Fund, Creative Work Fund, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Artadia, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Smith’s work is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Saatchi Gallery London, and private collections worldwide. She received a BA in psychology from the New School for Social Research, a BFA in sculpture from Parsons School of Design, and an MFA from the Yale University School of Art; she also participated in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. She lives, works, and teaches in the Bay Area.