Allison Stewart

Artist's Biography

New Orleans artist 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.

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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.

Stewart is represented by the Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans, Kathryn Markel Gallery in New York,David Floria Gallery in Aspen, and Gail Severn Gallery in Sun Valley. She maintains studios in New Orleans and in Snowmass Village, CO.

 

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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 Muserm 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
1997   Louisiana Division of the Arts Project Assistance Grant
1997   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
2014   "Southern Wonders," Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY
2014   "Man and Nature," Desert Art Collection $ Scuopture Garden, Palm Desert, CA
2013   "Natural Wonders," Christine Frechard Gallery, Pitttsburgh, PA
2013   "Natural Wonders," Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2013   "Natural Wonders," Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2013   "A Fragile Nature," Desert Art Collection,& Sculpture Garde, Palm Desert, CA
2012   "River and Bloom," Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
2012  "Highlands and Lowlands" with Campbell Hutchinson, Newman School, New Orleans, LA
2012   "River and Bloom," Renee George Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2012   "Awakening," Mark Gallery, Newark, New Jersey
2010   "Field and Flow," Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2010   Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
2010   David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO
2009   Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2009   Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN 
2008   Perry Nicole Gallery, Memphis, TN
2008   David Floria Gallery, Asp[en, CO
2008   Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2008   Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY
2007   William and Joseph Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2007   Jules Place, Boston, MA
2007   Renee George Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2006   Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2006    Sardella Fine Art, Aspen, CO
2006    Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2006    Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL
2006    Buchanan Gallery, Galveston, TX
2005    Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2005    Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY
2004     Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2004    Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL
2004    Duval Smart Gallery, Aspen, CO          
2003    Kathy Albers Gallery, Memphis, TN
2003    Jules Place, Boston, MA
2003    Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2024     Alexandria Muserm of Art, Alexandria, LA 
2002    Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2002    Jules Place, Boston, MA
2002    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
2001    Jules Place, Boston, MA
2001    Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver CO
2000    River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria, LA  
2000    Kathy Albers Gallery, Memphis, TN
1999    Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA
1999   Spring Hill College, Mobile,  AL
1999   Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
1999   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

2014    "Aqua Flora," Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, MS
2014    "Aqua Flora," University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
2013    "Abstractions," Mark Gallery, Englewood, NJ
2013    "Monothon," Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO
2012    "Uniquely Louisiana," LSU Museum of Art, Baton Rouge, LA
2012    NOLA NOW: Abstraction, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
2012    "A Visual Language: Southern Abstraction," Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
2011    "Catalyst," LA  Artists view the BP Oil Spill, Space 301, Mobile, AL
2011    "Eloquent Flower," Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2010    "Translucent Visions," Jules Place, Boston, MA
2010    "Exposures," Karen Ruhlman Gallery, Santa Fe. NM
2010    "Abstract Nature," Invittational, Swan Coach Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2010    "Think Big," Invitational, Aspen Chapel Gallery, Aspen, CO
2009    Jule’s Place, Boston, MA
2009    “HxWxD,” UNO Alumni Show, St. Claude Gallery, New Orleanss, LA
2008   “Solstice,” David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO
2008    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
2005   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
2001  “Gaia in the Gallery”, Susan Duval Gallery, Aspen, CO
2000   Gail Severn Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
2000   River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria, LA
2000   Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO
1999   “Ten by Ten,” Invitational, Addison Ripley Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1999   Visual Artist Fellowship Exhibit”  Travelling Exhibit, Baton Rouge, LA
1999   Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN
1997  “Visions of Landscape”  Virginia Miller Gallery, Miami, FL
1997  “Artists from New Orleans,”  Okaloosa Community College, Okaloosa, FL
1997   Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN
1997   Kathy Albers Gallery, Memphis, TN
1996   Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery AL
1996   "Louisiana Abstraction", Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
1996   "Major Louisiana Sculptors", Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
1996   "by Herself," Hanson Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1995   “Paper Works”  Slidell Art Center, Slidell, LA
1995    State Street Gallery, Sarasota, FL
1995    Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA
1995    “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,  Barbara  Gillman 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 of  Contemporary Women Artists," Historic New Orleans  Collection, New Orleans, LA
1988  "A Tribute to Excellence"  Visual  Arts Fellowship Invitational Exhibit,  Masur Museum,  Monroe, LA
1988  "Paper and Stone"  Invitational  Exhibit, Island Gallery, Vero Beach, FL
1987  "Southern Abstraction," Contemporary  Art  Center, New Orleans, LA. Curated  by 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
2007    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
1998    Co-Founder,  KID smART, nonprofit organization, New Orleans, LA
1999   Member, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA 
1998   Artist Teacher, Vermont College of Art, Montpelier, VT
1998   Board Member, Entergy Arts Business Center, New Orleans, LA
2000, 1997   Grants Review Panel Member, Arts Council of New Orleans
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 Association  for 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

PUBLICATIONS

“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,2008  Photo
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 A genda: 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, November  19, 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, TXCarter 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

 

 

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