Biography

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BIOGRAPHY

Allen’s work has been exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, and is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art Library, the New York Public Library, New York; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., the Springfield Art Museum, Missouri, the Minneapolis Museum of Art, the Vesteros Kunst Museum, Sweden and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, as well as numerous corporate collections.  Her work has been selected for over 100 exhibitions in the United States, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art “Digital Now” Print National, the Whitney Museum of American Art ‘New Editions’, the Boston Printmakers, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Portland Art Museum, Honolulu Academy of Arts, among others.  International exhibitions include the Guanlan Biennial, China; the 5th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Portugal; The Novosibirsk Print Biennial, Russia; 21st Ljubljana Print Biennial, Slovenia; and the International Print Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia, where she won a diploma award. Allen’s work is featured in Print Now published by the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, as well in a recent publications Eclectic, The Julie and Robert Breckman Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum.  Honors include two Fulbright Scholarship (USSR 1990, Jordan 2004-05), two Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Grants, a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship, a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant, a Whiting Foundation Grant and a Pew Fellowship finalist. Allen has had artist residencies in North America and abroad in such countries as Poland, Estonia, Iceland, Russia, Sweden, Jordan, Canada and South Africa. In addition, she has curated exhibitions in the United States, as well as Russia, China and toured an exhibition through the Middle East and Africa.  Currently she is Professor of Art in the College of Fine Arts at Boston University where she has been the Director of the School of Visual Arts from 2006-2-15, and interim Dean for the College 2015-18.  Previously she was a professor at Mason Gross School for the Arts, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and the Director of the Brodsky Center (formerly the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper.). She lives in Boston.