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Education

 

2015   Masters of Fine Arts: Sculpture

                  Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

           

2012   Bachelor of Fine Arts: Sculpture 

                  Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

           

2012   Bachelor of Arts: Gender Studies 

                  Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions 

 

2025  TBA, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN

 

2024  Tender Vignettes: A Class Narrative, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN

2024   TBA, Basile Gallery, Indianapolis, IN 

 

2023    Semi-Functional, MINT Gallery, Atlanta, GA

 

2022    Welcome Passages, Spring/Break Art Show (Two Person with Kat Sánchez) and Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2022.   Abject Permanence, Dreamsong, Minneapolis, MN

 

2021    Laundry and Landscape, Random Access Gallery, Syracuse University, NY     

2021    Cartesian//Split, Project Project, Omaha, NE 

2021.   Semi-Sentient Trash, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT Endophage, Center for Visual Arts, Wausau, WI 

2021.   Home (Two Person Exhibition with Dannielle Deley), 934 Gallery, Columbus, OH 

 

2020    Unsterile, Tugboat Gallery, Lincoln, NE

2020.  Contaminated, Shelter in Place Gallery, Boston, MA

2020.  Infectious Madness, Gallery 610, Menomonie, WI (canceled due to Covid-19)

 

2019    Cellular Home Invasion, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea (as the Institute for Aesthetic Advocacy) 

2019.   Cellular Home Invasion, NE Sculpture Gallery Factory, Minneapolis, MN 

2019.   7 Signs of an Unhealthy Gut, Wyoming Creative Arts Center, Wyoming, MN

 

2018    Third-Leg-Third-Rail, Popps Packing, Hamtramck, MI 

 

2017     Medusa’s Head, Casket Gallery, Minneapolis, MN 

2017.    Waffler, Spread Art-Detroit Contemporary, Detroit, MI 

 2017    Lost Bread, Inver Hills Community College, Inver Grove Heights, MN

 

2014    Siblings, Granoff Center, Brown University, Providence, RI

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

    (*) Denotes Juried Exhibitions 

 

2024    

Re-Shaping Abstraction, Concord Center for Visual Art, Concord, MA

MSA Select*, Todd Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

 

2023    

Baltimore Fine Art Print Fair, Presented by Overpass Projects, Baltimore, MD

Faculty Exhibition, Soeffker Gallery, Hamline University, St Paul, MN

Faculty Exhibition, Herron School of Art + Design, Indianapolis, IN

MSA OPEN, Buskuhl Gallery, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK*

 Some Assembly Required, The Resonator Institute, Norman, OK

 Best of the Midwest,  Storage Space, Indianapolis, IN

 

2022    

Vessel, Hashimoto Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA (Curated by Dasha Matsuura)

Femina, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC 

Size Matters, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston, MA

Soft Power, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

Baltimore Fine Art Print Fair, Presented by Overpass Projects, Baltimore, MD

New York Satellite Print Fair, Presented by Overpass Projects, NYC

 

2021    

Wheaton Biennial_final_final_FINAL, Wheaton College, Norton, MA*

A Glitter of Seas, Dreamsong Gallery, Minneapolis, MN (curated by Rebecca Heidenberg) 

63rd Arrowhead Regional Biennial, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN*

 

2020    

Crust, Sugar Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

New Domestics, Franconia Commons Gallery, Shafer, MN (curated by Ginger Shulick Porcella)

Art and Reality, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL*

Looking Forward to Tomorrow, Good News Arts, High Springs, FL

Creating a New Whole, Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI*

Paperworks VII,  Foundry Art Centre, Charles, MO*

 

2019    

Abstract Mind, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art  Museum (CICA), Gyeonggi-do, South Korea* 

International Bad Video Art Festival, Zverev Centre of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia 

Pattern/Place, Roy G Biv Gallery, Columbus, OH (curated by Marla Roddy and Lance Pruitt) 

That’s what she said, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, (curated by Xalli Zungia) 

The Rare Few, Sloss Furnaces Gallery, Birmingham, AL*

Cope, Drag, and Core, Back 40 Warehouse, Birmingham, AL

Faculty Exhibition, Soeffker Gallery, Hamline University, St Paul, MN

 

2018    

Streams and Channels, Center for Digital Arts, WCC, Peekskill, NY*

That’s what she said, AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA* (catalogue) (curated by Xalli Zungia) 

Unyielding Shapes: An Exhibition of Women in Contemporary Cast Iron, Casket Arts @Franconia in the City, Minneapolis, MN         Obscure Origins, Carnegie Art Center, Mankato, MN

 

2017    

Nasty Women, Knockdown Center, New York, NY (curated by Julia Sinelnikova)

The Chautauqua National Juried Exhibition: ORDER AND CHAOS, 

Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY*

Mid West Sculpture Exhibition, Indiana University Kokomo, 

Kokomo, Indiana* (curated by Janet Meek)

Don't Shut Up, City College Gallery, San Diego, CA

Hydro-Illuminata, Homewood Studios, Minneapolis, MN

 

2016    

Besides, Grin Gallery, Providence, RI (curated by Corey Oberlander and Lindsey Stapleton) 

Equality Matters, Mildred M. Cox Gallery, Williams Woods University, Fulton, MO* (curated by Nicole Petrescu)

Being Her Now, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD*

We Are Survivors, Public Space One, Iowa City, IA* (curated by Jessica Pleyel) 

Franconia Alumni Exhibition, Casket Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Faculty Exhibition, Hamline University, St Paul, MN 

 

2015    

Deep Play Fun House, Seed Space, Nashville, TN* (curated by Rachel Bubis)

Sweet Tooth, The New Bohemian Gallery, Brainerd, MN*

Cement All, Flux Factory, New York City, NY (catalogue)  (curated by Anthony Graves)

Moist, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA* (curated by Ginger Shulick Porcella) 

(dis)comfort, Piante Gallery, Eureka, CA*

Destabilizing Dystopia, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada*

Parallels, University of Texas, Austin, TX

BYOB, Grin Gallery, Providence, RI

A Slight Hysterical Tendency, Convention Center, Providence, RI

 

2014    

Juried Sculpture Triennial, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI*

Matters, Sculpture Biennial, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI

Anthology, Granoff Center, Brown University, Providence, RI*

Paradise Pour, Jacksson Contemporary Art Gallery, Columbus, IN

Kinsey Institute International Juried Exhibit, Gunewald gallery, Bloomington, IN*

2013    

Expose Gallery, Providence, RI

 

2012    

Devotion Invitational, Bloomington Clay Studios, Bloomington, IN

Kinsey Institute International Juried Exhibit, Gunewald gallery, Bloomington, IN*

Beast Within, Grunwald Gallery, Bloomington, IN (catalogue)

Candy Coated Chaos, The Lodge, Bloomington, IN

Indiana University Fine Arts Museum Juried Auction, 

Indiana University Fine Art Museum, Bloomington, IN* 

 

2011    

Without Justification, Fuller Gallery, Bloomington, IN

    

Publications  

“Curated Section: Allison Baker.” Create Magazine, Issue 37, July 2023    

 

Keeping Façade. Co-Authored with Gail Dodge. Synecdoche Books, Brown University Press, Providence, RI, 2015

 

 “ ‘Night Mother.” In Adulthood. At This Very Instant Press, Vienna, Austria, 

        2015

 

 “Mudgirl.” Bluestockings Magazine. Brown University Press, Providence, RI, 2015

 

 “Siblings.” Tulane Review. Tulane University Press, New Orleans, LA, 2015

 

 “Tiffany’s.” Moist. Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. Orange  County, CA, 2015

 

 “Spoiled Rotten.” Anthony Graves. Cement ALL. Unleashed Animal Books,  NYC, NY, 2015

 

Selected Reviews and Press

    

“The Spring/Break Art Show Fills up an LA Warehouse with Eccentric Visions,” Samantha Hernandez. Hyperallergic, Feb 18th, 2022

 

“In Pictures: The Best Art of Spring Break Los Angeles 2022, From a Hot Dog Rolling Machine to Personalized NFTs,” Sarah Cascone. Artnet, February 18, 2022

 

“Messy from the Start: Birth, Breastfeeding, and Abjection,” Sheila Dickinson. MN Artists, Minneapolis, MN, July 14, 2021

 

“Artists Go Solo At Ely Center,” Brian Slattery. New Haven Independent,   New Haven, CT, June 17, 2021

 

“Studio Visit Artist,” Erika Hesse. I Like Your Work Podcast, May 15, 2020

 

 “See It Before It is Gone: Besides at Grin Gallery,” Alexander Castro.  Big Red and Shiny, Boston, MA, FEBRUARY 10, 2016

   

 “Grin Reapers,” Andrea Feldman, Take Magazine. (April/May 2016 Issue), North Hampton, MA, 2016

 

 “OCCCA Gets ‘Moist’” Dave Barton. OC Weekly, Orange County, CA, June 25, 2015    

 

Lectures, Presentations, and Workshops

 

2024    

“Artist Talk.” Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN

“Paper Pulp Workshop.” Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN

“MSA Select: Artist Talk.” Virtual, Todd Gallery, Middle Tennessee State     University, Murfreesboro, TN

 

2023    

“Soft Sculpture Workshop.” Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN 

 

2022     

“FEed Back” International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Berlin

“Artist Lecture” and “Artist Toolbox: Professional Practices Workshop”        

Fairbanks Art Association, Fairbanks Alaska

“Visiting Artist Lecture Series,” Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA

“Visiting Artist Lecture: Professional Practices,” University of Las Vegas          Nevada, NV

 

2021    

“Iron is for Every Body” International Sculpture Center

“Social Justice Through Artistic Expression,” Creative Impact Series, Tualatin Valley Creates

“Personal and Professional Practices.” Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Knoxville, TN

“Laundry and Landscapes,” Artist Lecture, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 

“Soft Sculpture Workshop.” Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN 

 

2019   

“Pedagogies of Inclusivity: Iron is For Every Body.”  Panelist chair, moderator, National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices, Birmingham, AL 

Lecture and graduate critiques, University of Tennessee-Knoxville,  Knoxville, TN

 

2018    

“Social and Political Issues in Iron: Pedagogies of Inclusion.” Iron in the 21st Century, panelist International Conference on            Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Scranton, PA 

     

2017    

Artist Lecture, Spread Art-Detroit Contemporary, Detroit, MI

Lecture, Omicron Delta Kappa Honors Society, Hamline     

    

2016    

Lecture, Macalister College, St Paul, MN

 

2014     

Lecture, Sandhills Community College, Pinhurst, NC

 

Public Works and Permanent Collections

 

2024     (Forthcoming) Western North Carolina Sculpture Park, Lenoir, NC

2023    Hamline Midway Park, St Paul, MN

2021    Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN 

2021    NE Sculpture Gallery|Factory, Minneapolis, MN

2016    University Permanent Collection, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

2014    Ava at the Prudential Center, Boston, MA

2014   Roger Williams Park and Zoo, Providence, RI

2014    B-line Trail and Park, Bloomington Parks and Rec, Bloomington, IN

2014   Karst Farm Park, Bloomington Parks and Rec, Bloomington, IN

 

Residencies

 

2024    (forthcoming) Western North Carolina Sculpture Park, Lenoir, NC

2021-2022 Overpass Projects, Providence, RI

2019   BARTR, Budapest, Hungary (canceled due change in Hungarian laws) 

2018    Popp’s Packing, Hamtramck/Detroit, MI

2017    Spread Art @Detroit Contemporary, Detroit, MI
2016    Arteles, Haukijärvi, Finland
2014    Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN

2014    Paradise Pour at CE Systems, Columbus, IN

2012     Ironbridge Open Air Museum of Steel Sculpture: MOSS House Coalbrookdale, United Kingdom

2011     Sculpture Trails Museum of Outdoor Sculpture, Solsberry, IN

Curatorial Projects

 

2024    Conflux, NE Sculpture Gallery|Factory, Minneapolis, MN

 

2023    Artificiality, NE Sculpture Gallery|Factory, Minneapolis, MN

2020    If It’s True, It’s True. But It’s Not, NE Sculpture Factory Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

 

2018    Do You Want Fries With That. , Soffker Gallery, St Paul, MN

 

2017    Crisis Mode, Soffker Gallery, St Paul, MN

 

2015    Steel Feel, Gallery 301, Providence, RI

 

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