WHEN : 08 September · 1:00 – 2:00pm
WHERE :Griffith South Bank Graduate Centre, Lecture Theatre Room 1.23
Lynne Allen is currently Director of the School of Visual Arts at Boston University and a Professor of Art. Previously she was a Professor of Art at Rutgers University from 1989-2006 and Director of the Rutgers Centre for Innovative Print and Paper from 2000-2006. Before coming to Rutgers she was Master Printer and Educational Director at Tamarind Institute.
Allen’s 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 21st Ljubljana Print Biennial, 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.
Allen’s honours include two Fulbright Scholarships (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, and a Pew Fellowship finalist. Other honours include a distinguished international award for a residency at Grafikens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden. Ms. Allen has written articles for the serial book The Tamarind Papers , as well as the periodicals GRAPHEON (Czech Republic) and Contemporary Impressions (Atlanta, Georgia), all publications focusing primarily on printmaking. Ms. Allen lectures widely in North America as well as abroad in such countries as Poland, Estonia, Israel, Russia, Sweden, Jordan, Canada and South Africa. She has had artist residencies at the Virginia Centre for the Creative Arts, and the Plains Art Museum, as well as residencies in Canada, Sweden, Belgium, Russia, Jordan and South Africa. Allen received her MFA from the University of New Mexico and lives in Boston, Massachusetts.