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Allen West

Education
2017 MFA in Fiber and Material Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2010 BFA in New Media, Maine College of Art
2005 NDS, Westchester Community College

Exhibitions/Lectures
2021
Group - Textile Art, Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA, "Heir"

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

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

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

2016
Lecture/Display - Ouroborean Epistemology, SAIC, Chicago, IL
Lecture/Display - Cognitio vulgaris, SAIC, Chicago, IL

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

2014
Solo - Orchidaceae, Homegrown, Portland, ME, Botanical Illustrations
Group - Rumpus Redux, Engine, Biddeford, ME, “Voacanga africana“
Group - Eat More Art 2, Pinecone & Chickadee, “Frustrated“
Group - Free For All 4, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME, “Bomb Prototype“

2013
Runway - Four Seasons In A Day, ICA - Portland ME, Illuminated Dresses
Group - Sensory Circus, Meg Perry Center, Interactive Felt Mechanics

2012
Group - Dogs Vs. Cats, Pinecone & Chickadee, “Dog”

2011
Solo - Kunst in der Villa Korbling, Speyer, Germany, “My Rapport”
Group - Kultoure Nacht, Kunstlerbund, Speyer, Germany, “Wasp Clock”

2010
Group - Conjugate, ICA online, index.meca.edu, “81”
Group - Thesis Show, Maine College of Art, “81”
Runway - Thinking Outside the Body, ICA, “F6T5 Warm White”
Public - Building Refuge, Portland, ME

2009
Site Specific - Sacred & Profane, Peaks Island, ME, “I Don’t Believe"
Group - Merit Show, Maine College of Art, “Presidential Circuit”
Auction - Greatest Flocking Event, PROP Benefit, Manipulated Plastic Flamingo

2008
Group - Without a Studio, Homegrown, Portland, ME, “Color Perfect”
Site Specific - Jewel Island, ME, “Out of Place”
Group - Merit Show, Maine College of Art, “Musikasten”

2007
Group - BFA Show, Maine College of Art, Selected Painting

Awards/Residencies
2017 Baie Ste Marie Residency, Nova Scotia, Canada
2014 Belvedere Fund, Maine College of Art
2011 International Stipend/ Residency, Kunstlerbund in 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