Allyson Packer

allysonpacker@gmail.com

www.allysonpacker.com

 

MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2016

BFA with Honors and Distinction, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 2009

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018     Artist in Residence Exhibition, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

2018     Interior Spaces, The University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery, Springfield, IL

2018     Liquid State, Vitrine, Albuquerque, NM

2017     Plazas, Radical Abacus, Santa Fe, NM

2015     Things That You Feel, Present, Chicago, IL

2015     (provisional) Park, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL

2014     Stop Crying, Axle Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2013     (and by you I mean me), Small Engine, Albuquerque, NM

2011     As Much as I Can Carry: Personal Plans for Survival, The Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM

2010     Plans for a No Man's Land, The Petting Zoo Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

 

Commissions

2017 Transmissions, public art project for New Mexico Arts (a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs), Edgewood, NM

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017     The Dangerous Professors, Triumph Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016     I am NOT Tino Sehgal, Nahmad Projects, London

2016     Ground Floor Biennial, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

2016     More Strange Than True, curated by the Fieldwork Collaborative at Pulaski Park, Chicago, IL

2016     MFA Thesis Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2015     New Work, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

2015     Wave Forms, Sector 2337, Chicago, IL

2015     At the Headwaters, Miller Beach Gallery, Gary, IN

2014     New Blood, Links Hall, Chicago, IL

2014     Art Shanties 2014, Art Shanties Projects, Minneapolis, MN

2013     I Wear It on the Outside, Because It’s How I Feel on the Inside, Small Engine, Albuquerque, NM

2012     Two Word Jewels, A Gathering of Tribes, New York

2012     Taller de Intercambio, collaborative performance with Cuadrante Creativo, Albuquerque, NM and Culiacán, México

2011     Artist in Residence Exhibition, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

2011    For This is What We Do, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2010    What I Do in the Morning, VSA North Fourth Art Center, Albuquerque, NM

2009   The Suburban Frontier, The Nightlight Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

 

Awards, Grants, and Residencies

Artist in Residence, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD, 2018

Funded Residency, The University of Illinois Springfield and Enos Park Residency Program, 2018

Artist in Residence, Wagon Station Encampment, A-Z West, Joshua Tree, CA, 2016

Graduate Teaching Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2016

Roads Scholarship for Research and Travel, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2015

Neiman Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2015

Artist in Residence, Wildacres Retreat, Little Switzerland, NC, 2015

Design/Build Grant, Art Shanties Projects, Minneapolis, MN, 2014

Artist in Residence, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC, 2011

Kathryn Crissey Emerging Artist Fellowship, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM, 2010

Resident Intern Artist, Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia, MN, 2008

Kachergis Scholarship Award in Studio Art, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 2008

 

Bibliography

Grimason, Maggie. Review: Allyson Packer: Liquid State, THE Magazine, Santa Fe, NM, 2018.

Faingold, Scott. Review: Interiority Exteriorized at UIS Gallery, The Illinois times, Springfield, IL, 2018

Bonami, Francesco. Catalogue essay, I am Not Tino Sehgal. Nahmad Projects, 2016

Hazel, Tempestt. Catalogue essay, Ground Floor Biennial. Hyde Park Art Center, 2016

Urchick, Stephen. Potted Plants, Public Parks, “(Provisional) Park” Problematizes Houseplants at the Co-Prosperity Sphere, South Side Weekly, Chicago, IL, 2015

Stickers: From Punk Rock to Contemporary Art, Rizzoli, New York, NY, 2010

 

Professional Experience

Visiting Faculty, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD, fall 2018

Part Time Faculty, Foundations, Department of Art and Art History at the University of New Mexico, 2017-present

Part Time Faculty, Liberal Arts, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 2017

Lecturer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (First Year Seminar), 2016

Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2014-2016 (Performing Fictions, fall 2014, Waiting, Ghosting, Migration, spring 2015, SAIC 150: Repeat Transmissions, fall 2015-spring 2016)

Teaching Artist, The Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM, 2012-2016

Teaching Artist, Fine Art for Children and Teens, Santa Fe, NM, 2012-2014

Teaching Artist, VSA North Fourth Art Center, Albuquerque, NM, 2009-2014

Teaching Artist, The Community Arts Collaborative at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, 2010-2011

 

Workshops and Visiting Artist Presentations

Sit In/Walk Out: Teaching Strategies for Nonviolent Resistance in an Institutional Context, College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, NY, February 2019

The Inland Sea, C-Space Summer Artist Talks, C-Space, Albuquerque, NM, June 2018

Guest Panelist, Intro to Art and Ecology, University of New Mexico, December 2016

Little Islands in the City: Chicago’s (provisional) Park, Symposium on Social Practice in Arts Economies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, April 2016

Some Things That Look Like Other Things, Visual and Critical Studies Spring Lecture Series, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, April 2015

Presenter for the Lived Practice Consortium, A Lived Practice, Conference at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, November 2014

Mapping as a Creative Process, Women and Creativity Conference, the Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM, March 2013

Mapping NODA, workshop for UMAR and the University of North Carolina Charlotte, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC, October 2011