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

2020 Inland Sea, Las Cruces Museum’s Brannigan Cultural Center, Las Cruces, NM

2019 RENO, TX (a show for people in Reno, NV), Holland Projects, Reno, NV

Portal/Portal, Trapdoor Projects, Albuquerque, NM

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

             Interior Space, University of Illinois Springfield Visual Art Gallery, Springfield, IL

             Liquid State, Vitrine Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2017     Plazas, Radical Abacus, Santa Fe, NM

2015     Things That You Feel, Present, Chicago, IL

             (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

 

Public Art Commissions

2017    Transmissions, commissioned by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs for the Edgewood Park and Pavilion, Edgewood, NM

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 „Lady’s Club“ - A Room for One’s Own, birds + Richard, Berlin

Living for Love, OHKLAHOMO, Chicago, IL

2017     The Dangerous Professors, Triumph Projects, Chicago, IL

2016     I am NOT Tino Sehgal, Nahmad Projects, London

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

             More Strange Than True, Fieldwork Collaborative Projects, Chicago, IL

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

2015     New Work, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

             Wave Forms, Sector 2337, Chicago, IL

             At the Headwaters, Miller Beach Gallery, Gary, IN

2014     New Blood, Links Hall, Chicago, IL

             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

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

             Archive, Underground Symposium of Electronic Art, Albuquerque, NM

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

             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

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

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

             Visiting Curators Program Fellow, Central Features Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

             Official Selection for the 2018 Public Art Network Year in Review by Americans for the Arts

2017     TIME Artist Grant, New Mexico Arts (a Division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs), Santa Fe, NM, 2017

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

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

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

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

             Artist in Residence, Wildacres Retreat, Little Switzerland, NC

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

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

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

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

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

 

Bibliography

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

Faingold, Scott. 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

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

 

Professional Experience

Faculty (Lecturer), University of North Texas, Denton TX, 2019-present

Visting Faculty, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD, 2018

Part-time Faculty, Foundations Program, University of New Mexico, 2017

Part-time Faculty, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM, spring 2017

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

 

Presentations, Symposia, and Conferences

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

Dissemination and Its Opposites, Artist talk at Montgomery College, Rockville, MD, October 2018

Empty Pools, Artist talk at the University of Illinois, Springfield, July 2018

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