Allen West


allen@awestsecurity.com


Education
MFA in Fiber and Material Studies
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2017
BFA in New Media
Maine College of Art, 2010

Exhibitions
2021
Textile, Fabric or Fiber Art, Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

2020
Inspired By Great Artists, Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA, "Nelke Bunny"
SOSUSPS, web based, "post 65"
Art in the Time of Coronavirus, Glen Arbor Arts Center, MI, "post 63"

2018
Bibliophoria V, Sebastopol Center of the Arts, CA, "Dwarf"
Lets Connect, Barnes Foundation Museum, PA, "It Took a Superstructure"
Illustrated Accordion, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, MI, "ice"

2017
It Is Possible That, Engine, Biddeford, ME
Tranquility, Ismaili Jamatkhana Glenview, IL, “Sweaters”
Visions, Friedman Place, Chicago, IL, "On Blindness" (collab with Jennifer Huang)
MFA Show, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2016
Ouroborean Epistemology, SAIC, Chicago, IL
Cognitio vulgaris, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2015
7th Annual Postcard Art Show, Artlink, Fort Wayne, IN, “Neofalcata fenetia“

2014
Orchidaceae, Homegrown, Portland, ME
Eat More Art 4, Pinecone & Chickadee, Portland, ME
Rumpus Redux, Engine, Biddeford, ME
Free For All 4, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME

2013
Four Seasons In A Day, ICA - Portland ME, Illuminated Dresses
Sensory Circus, Meg Perry Center, interactive felt mechanics

2012
Dogs Vs. Cats, Pinecone & Chickadee, Dog

2011
Kunst in der Villa Korbling, Speyer, Germany, "My Rapport"
Kultoure Nacht, Kunstlerbund, Speyer, Germany, "Wasp Clock"

2010
Index Show, ICA online, “81”
Thesis Show, Maine College of Art, “81”
Thinking Outside the Body, ICA, “F6T5 Warm White”
Building Refuge, Public Installation, Portland, ME

2009
BFA Show, Maine College of Art, “Threesome”
Sacred & Profane, Peaks Island, “I Don’t Believe”
Merit Show, Maine College of Art, “Presidential Circuit”
Greatest Flocking Event, PROP Benefit, Manipulated Plastic Flamingo

2008
Without a Studio, Homegrown Herb & Tea, “Color Perfect” series
Public Installation, Jewel Island, "Out of Place"
Merit Show, Maine College of Art, “Musikasten” series
BFA Show, Maine College of Art, “Entrainment”

2007
BFA Show, Maine College of Art, Various acrylic paintings

Awards
2017
Baie Ste Marie Residency, Nova Scotia, Canada

2014
Belvedere Fund, Maine College of Art

2011
Residency at the Kunstler-haus Speyer
Stipendium, Speyer, Germany

2009
Endowed Scholarship
Merit Show, Maine College of Art

2008
Honorable Mention
Merit Show, Maine College of Art

Collections
Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Cognitio vulgaris, How, Velveteen Rabbit
Textile Resource Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
MicroFiber, 2017
Bill Caldwell Rare Books Room, Maine College of Art, ME
Pyrocumulus

Publications
Comp___* Dumpling, 2017, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Velveteen Rabbit, 2017, Self
Pull Me Through, Tie Me Back, 2016, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Icing
2015
Awarded Orchid Grower, MEOS
Accepted into MENSA

2010
Class Speaker, Maine College of Art
Class of 2010

2005
Eagle Scout, BSA

2002
Student Ambassador to Australia
People to People Group

1998
3rd Place
BSA Pinewood Derby