Joel S. Allen

Steamboat Springs, CO

joelsallen@gmail.com  http://joel-allen.squarespace.com

 

Education

M.F.A. 2001 Sculpture/Installation Art (Minor in Ceramics)

Washington State University, Pullman, WA

B.F.A. 1999 Sculpture (with Honors)

Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

*Extended Studies 2004-2005 Sociology

Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

 

Professional Experience

2012-Present, Full-Time Artist and Adjunct Instructor, Colorado Mountain College, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Visual Concepts/3D Design , Sculpture I & II, Mixed Media and Land Art/Art in the Environment

2007-2012, Crystal Growth Engineer, Scientific Materials Inc., Bozeman, Montana

2009, Adjunct Instructor, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana

3D Design

2006-2007, Adjunct Instructor, Colorado Mountain College, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Art in the Environment, 3D Design, Sculpture 1, and Mixed Media

2002-2003, Artist-in-Residence, Great Falls Public School District, Great Falls, Montana

One year residency working with K-12 art students throughout the school district

2003, Adjunct Instructor, University of Great Falls, Great Falls, Montana

Studio Art – 3D Fundamentals

2002, Sabbatical Replacement Lecturer, Montana State University, Billings, Montana

Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Sculpture, 3D Design, Introduction to Pottery and Careers in Art

1999-2001, Graduate Teaching Assistant and Sabbatical Replacement Lecturer, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

3D Design, Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Sculpture


Selected Exhibitions

Group Exhibition: Material as Metaphor

2017, Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

National Traveling Group Exhibition: State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now

2017, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN

National Traveling Group Exhibition: State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now

2016, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN

Group Exhibition: Suspended!

2015-2016, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

Group Exhibition: ArtPrize 2015

2015, (Host Venue) Western Michigan University/Gwen Frostic School of Art, Grand Rapids, MI

Solo Exhibition: Hooked on Svelte

2015, Colorado Mountain College ArtShare Gallery, Glenwood Springs, CO

Group Exhibition: State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now

2014-2015, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

Solo Exhibition: Hooked on Svelte

2014, the Jessie Wilbur Gallery, Bozeman, MT

Solo Exhibition: Acrylic Wall Art

2014, Lobby of the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, Bozeman, MT

Group Exhibition:   The Art of No

2013, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

Group Exhibition:   Members Exhibition, Steamboat Springs Arts Council 

2013, Art Depot, Steamboat Springs, CO

Group Exhibition: Montana Triennial 2012

2012, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT

Gallery Exhibition: Left Brain Right Brain

2011, 406 Brewery Gallery, Bozeman, MT

Solo Exhibition: Left Brain Right Brain

2010, Northwest College, Powell, WY

Environmental Installation: Pharma-Illogical: Medicine Wheel

2009, Lindley Park, Bozeman, MT

Environmental Installation: Pharma-Illogical: Wishing Well 1

2008, Water Treatment Plant, Powell, WY

Gallery Exhibition: Art & Ecology

2008, Magaza Gallery, Bitola, Macedonia

Gallery Exhibition and Cultural Exchange Seminar: Art & Ecology

2008, Ohrid Gallery “Dom na Kulturata – Grigor Prlicev”, Ohrid, Macedonia

Environmental Installation: Pharma-Illogical:Toxic Flow

as part of “Plains, Frames and Land Use Ideals,” ARTPOSIUM, Colorado Art Ranch, Steamboat Springs, CO,  2008

Group Exhibition: Visually Literate

2008, K. Saari Gallery, Steamboat Springs, CO

Gallery Exhibition: Pharma-Illogical: Can You Swallow This? (Installation)

2008, K. Saari Gallery, Steamboat Springs, CO

Solo Exhibition: Why I Won’t Do Cliques, Clubs, Cults or Carnivals (Installation)

2006, Exit Gallery, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Solo Exhibition: Pharma-Illogical: Can You Swallow This? (Installation)

2006, Beall Park Art Center, Bozeman, MT

Solo Exhibition: Hooked on Svelte in the Swing Time Garden (Installation)

2005, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD

Solo Exhibition: Chummin’ For Suckers – Sister Overboard (Installation)

2003, Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls, MT

Solo Exhibition: Wrapsody (Installation)

2003, University of Great Falls, MT

Group Exhibition: Selections

2001, Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA

Group Exhibition: Pend Oreille Arts Council

2001, Powerhouse Gallery, Sandpoint, ID

Group Exhibition:  Pilchuck Gallery

1999, Pilchuck Glass Art School, Seattle, WA


Collections/Commissions

Private Commission: Aisling (Irish) "Dream-Vision", Acrylic Wall Art, 2" x 42" x 17", 2015.

W. Witkowski & S. Nelson, Chicago, IL

Corporate Commission: Hooked on Svelte, an installation of 8 hanging fiber sculptures, 2015.

Goldenvoice/Coachella Music and Art Festival, the Desmond Building, 435 West 11th St., Los Angeles, CA 90001

Museum Collection: Hooked on Svelte, an installation of 6 hanging fiber sculptures, 2015.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Inc. d/b/a GAE LLC, 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR 72712

 

Publication/Video

Magazine: Excellence in Fibers 2016, Fiber Art Now, Winter 2016 Issue

Winner in the category: Installation

http://fiberartnow.net/

Exhibition Article: LOST WKND x Minneapolis Institute of Art, State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now

http://lostwknd.com/mia-state-of-the-art/

Exhibition Article: Populism...,Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN 2016

http://www.startribune.com/populism-enlivens-new-shows-at-walker-and-minneapolis-institute-of-art/371725051/

Exhibition Article: Lighter than Air, re:sculpt, International Sculpture Center blog, 2016

https://blog.sculpture.org/2016/03/02/lighter-than-air/

Press Release: State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2016

http://new.artsmia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/State-of-the-Art_release_012116.pdf

Exhibition Article: Suspended! Kalamazoo Institute of Art, 2016

http://www.efa-rep.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Suspended-WOW.pdf

Exhibition Article: Here are the 15 Best Art Exhibitions of 2014

Huffington Post, Priscilla Frank, 12/16/2014

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/16/best-art-exhibitions-2014_n_6329480.html

Exhibition Article: CMC Art Instructor Featured in Prominent Arkansas Exhibit

Steamboat Today, Tesera Ristow, 11/16/2014

http://www.steamboattoday.com/news/2014/nov/16/cmc-art-instructor-featured-prominent-arkansas-exh/

News Video: A Treasure Hunt for Undiscovered American Artists

CBS Sunday Morning, 11/9/2014

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/a-treasure-hunt-for-undiscovered-american-artists/

Exhibition Article: My Story

Washington State Magazine, Sept. 4, 2014

http://wsm.wsu.edu/mystory/?p=4501

Exhibition Article: State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now

Valley Voice, Steamboat Springs, CO,  pgs. 22-23, September 2014 issue.

http://issuu.com/yampavalleyvoice/docs/valley_voice_sept_2014_issue/0

News Video: The Search for America's Next Great Artist

CBS News, 9/17/2014

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/the-search-for-americas-next-great-artist/

Exhibition Article: State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now

Rock Candy, Arkansas Times, August 8, 2014.

http://www.arktimes.com/RockCandy/archives/2014/08/05/more-about-state-of-the-art-coming-to-crystal-bridges

Exhibition Catalog: Montana Triennial 2012

Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, Montana, 2012.

http://issuu.com/y_simpson/docs/mtt

Exhibition Article: “Left Brain Right Brain”

Powell Tribune, Powell, Wyoming, February 22, 2011.

Exhibition Article: “Pharma-illogical: Can You Swallow This?”

Steamboat Pilot and Today, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, January 4, 2008.

Exhibition Article: “Pharma-illogical: Can You Swallow This?”

Bozeman Chronicle, Bozeman, Montana, January 12, 2006.

 

Residencies

Artist-In-Residence, Brush Creek Ranch Foundation for the Arts, Saratoga, WY

February 2 - February 27, 2015

Artist-In-Residence, UCROSS Foundation, UCross, WY

April 15 – May 17, 2013

Artist-In-Residence, Brush Creek Ranch Foundation for the Arts , Saratoga, WY

March 4 – March 29, 2013

International Residency: Nizo Pole Artist Colony, Bitola, Macedonia, July 2008.

Two week residency working with artists from Macedonia, Bulgaria, Serbia,

Croatia and Turkey.

Artist-In-Residence,  Great Falls, Montana Public School District, 2002-2003.

One-year artist residency for the Great Falls Public Schools, K-12.

 

Seminars/Workshops/Speaking Engagements

Study Abroad: Cuba: Culture and Revolution, November 2016

Study Abroad: Guatemala: Culture and Resistance, March 2014

Workshop: Installation Art, Amnesty International Club

Colorado Mountain College, Steamboat Springs, CO, November 2013

Speaker: ACTUALLY, Art & Sustainability Presentation

Colorado Mountain College, Steamboat Springs, CO, November 2013

Speaker: Pharma-Illogical, Art & Sustainability Presentation

Colorado Mountain College, Steamboat Springs, CO, September 2013

Workshop Presenter and Speaker: Northwest College, Powell, WY

Invited presenter of a week-long workshop including multiple speaking engagements at venues throughout the community. September, 2010.

Speaker: Mr. Miscellaneous, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.

Lecture presented to all foundation classes encouraging exploration of diverse materials and processes in art making. January 29, 2010.

Workshop Presenter: Prescott College, Prescott, AZ, March 2009.

Pharma-Ecological: Toxic Flow.  Three-day conversation about

pharmaceuticals in the environment.

Presenter: Seminar and workshop entitled, Art & Ecology, Ohrid and Bitola, Macedonia, July, 2008. Artist exchange program organized through the not-for-profit organization, Multilingual and Multicultural Harmony.

Presenter: Flipping the Funnel: Seeing and Creating Art in Nature, an outdoor workshop as part of “Plains, Frames and Land Use Ideals,” ARTPOSIUM, Colorado Art Ranch, Steamboat Springs, CO, May 16-18, 2008.

Speaker: How to Talk about Contemporary and Challenging Art Work for Museum Docents, Depot Art Center, Steamboat Springs, CO; spring – 2007.

Panelist: Pharmaceuticals and Society, Community Panel Discussion with doctors, therapists, school administrators, and a guest art critic, in conjunction with my exhibit, Pharma-Illogical: Can You Swallow This, Beall Park Art Center, Bozeman, MT; January 2006