About the Artist

Artist Biography

Artist Resume - Allison StewartNew Orleans artist Allison Stewart has gained national recognition for her paintings expressing the complex and disturbing dialogue between man and nature. Trained as a biologist, Stewart is inspired by increasingly fragile environments and the ultimate interconnectedness of all living things. She uses layers of color, light, form and texture to address issues of beauty and loss, time and transformation. Residing somewhere between realism and abstraction, the paintings become visual diaries upon which Stewart records her responses to the threatened landscape.

Allison Stewart has exhibited extensively throughout the United States. Her work is included in many public, corporate and private collections, including the U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies Program, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Historic New Orleans Collection, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Texaco, Freeport McMoRan, Price Waterhouse Corp., Chase Manhattan Bank, ARCO, American Express, Sun Bank of Florida, Pan American Life, and the Pensacola Museum of Art.

Among the awards Stewart has received are an individual artist fellowship from the Louisiana Division of the Arts in 1988, an individual artist grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities in 1997, and the Mary Freeman Wisdom Foundation Grant in 1995. In 2005 she was awarded an Artist in Residence position at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado.

In 1998, Stewart co-founded KID smART, a Louisiana 501.c.3 non-profit organization to teach under resourced children in Orleans Parish important life lessons through hands on art activities in the visual and performing arts www.kidsmart.org.

Stewart is represented by the Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans, Kathryn Markel Gallery in New York,David Floria Gallery in Aspen, and Gail Severn Gallery in Sun Valley. She maintains studios in New Orleans and in Snowmass Village, CO.

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EDUCATION
M.F.A. University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
B.Sc. Biology, Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL

GRANTS, AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS
2015 Featured Artist, Inside New Orleans Magazine April-May edition
2009 Artist Honoree, “Love in the Garden,” New Orleans Muserm of Art, New Orleans, LA
2005 Artist-in-Residence, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO
2002 Artist-in-Residence, Roaring Fork Club, Basalt, CO
2000 Artist selected for “Silver Circle Sculpture,” Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1998 Louisiana Division of the Arts Decentralized Arts Funding Grant
1997 Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Grant
1997 Louisiana Division of the Arts Project Assistance Grant
1997 Louisiana Division of the Arts Individual Artist Grant
1995 Mary Freeman Wisdom Foundation Grant
1991 Sheraton New Orleans Public Art Project Award and Commission, New Orleans, LA
1988- 1989 Visual Arts Fellowship, Louisiana Division of the Arts
1988 Artist selected for “Century Club Print,” Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1983 Hotel Intercontinental Lobby Commission, New Orleans, LA

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 “Field Notes Along the Way” Desert Art Collection, Palm Desert, CA
2015 “Allison Stewart New Work” Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2015 “Natural Wonders II” Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver, CO
2015 “Belle Terre” Quintenz Gallery, Aspen, CO
2015 “Field Notes” Wyly Annex, Baasalt, CO
2015 “Botanica,” Forre Fine Arts, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2014 “Southern Wonders,” Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY
2014 “Man and Nature,” Desert Art Collection $ Scuopture Garden, Palm Desert, CA
2013 “Natural Wonders,” Christine Frechard Gallery, Pitttsburgh, PA
2013 “Natural Wonders,” Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2013 “Natural Wonders,” Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2013 “A Fragile Nature,” Desert Art Collection,& Sculpture Garde, Palm Desert, CA
2012 “River and Bloom,” Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
2012 “Highlands and Lowlands” with Campbell Hutchinson, Newman School, New Orleans, LA
2012 “River and Bloom,” Renee George Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2012 “Awakening,” Mark Gallery, Newark, New Jersey
2010 “Field and Flow,” Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2010 Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
2010 David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO
2009 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2009 Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
2008 Perry Nicole Gallery, Memphis, TN
2008 David Floria Gallery, Asp[en, CO
2008 Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2008 Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY
2007 William and Joseph Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2007 Jules Place, Boston, MA
2007 Renee George Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2006 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2006 Sardella Fine Art, Aspen, CO
2006 Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2006 Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL
2006 Buchanan Gallery, Galveston, TX
2005 Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2005 Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY
2004 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2004 Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL
2004 Duval Smart Gallery, Aspen, CO
2003 Kathy Albers Gallery, Memphis, TN
2003 Jules Place, Boston, MA
2003 Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2024 Alexandria Muserm of Art, Alexandria, LA
2002 Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2002 Jules Place, Boston, MA
2002 Susan Duval Gallery, Aspen, CO
2001, 1999, 1996, 1994, 1993, 1990, 1988, 1986, 1984, 1982, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2001 Castle Creek Gallery, Aspen, CO
2001 Jules Place, Boston, MA
2001 Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver CO
2000 River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria, LA
2000 Kathy Albers Gallery, Memphis, TN
1999 Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA
1999 Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL
1999 Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
1999 Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1998 Louisiana State University, Alexandria, LA
1997 William Carey College, Gulfport, MS
1996, 1994, 1992, 1991 Mario Villa Gallery, Chicago, IL
1996 Albertson Peterson Gallery, Winter Park, FL
1995 Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
1994, 1986 Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami, FL
1994, 1992 Broadway Art Gallery, Asheville, NC
1991 Pensacola Junior College, Pensacola, FL
1985 Gallery 291, Atlanta, GA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015 “Form and Color” Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2015 “Haiku – Poetry in Art” Republic Plaza, Denver, CO
2015 “Take Me to the River” Octavia Fine Art, New Orleans, LA
2014 “Aqua Flora,” Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, MS
2014 “Aqua Flora,” University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
2013 “Abstractions,” Mark Gallery, Englewood, NJ
2013 “Monothon,” Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO
2012 “Uniquely Louisiana,” LSU Museum of Art, Baton Rouge, LA
2012 NOLA NOW: Abstraction, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
2012 “A Visual Language: Southern Abstraction,” Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
2011 “Catalyst,” LA Artists view the BP Oil Spill, Space 301, Mobile, AL
2011 “Eloquent Flower,” Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2010 “Translucent Visions,” Jules Place, Boston, MA
2010 “Exposures,” Karen Ruhlman Gallery, Santa Fe. NM
2010 “Abstract Nature,” Invittational, Swan Coach Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2010 “Think Big,” Invitational, Aspen Chapel Gallery, Aspen, CO
2009 Jule’s Place, Boston, MA
2009 “HxWxD,” UNO Alumni Show, St. Claude Gallery, New Orleanss, LA
2008 “Solstice,” David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO
2008 Monothon Invitational, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village,
2006 “In Search of Duende,” Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO
2005 Anderson Ranch Residents Exhibit, Snowmass Village, CO
“Made in New Orleans: A Survey of Contemporary Art from the Crescent City, Space 301, Mobile, AL,
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA, Art Space, Shreveport, LA, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University
2005 New Orleans Triennial, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA,
2005, 2004, 2003 “The Eloquent Flower” Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2003 Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
2001 Faculty Exhibition, Anderson ranch, Snowmass Village, CO
2001 “Gaia in the Gallery”, Susan Duval Gallery, Aspen, CO
2000 Gail Severn Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
2000 River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria, LA
2000 Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO
1999 “Ten by Ten,” Invitational, Addison Ripley Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1999 Visual Artist Fellowship Exhibit” Travelling Exhibit, Baton Rouge, LA
1999 Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN
1997 “Visions of Landscape” Virginia Miller Gallery, Miami, FL
1997 “Artists from New Orleans,” Okaloosa Community College, Okaloosa, FL
1997 Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN
1997 Kathy Albers Gallery, Memphis, TN
1996 Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery AL
1996 “Louisiana Abstraction”, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
1996 “Major Louisiana Sculptors”, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
1996 “by Herself,” Hanson Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1995 “Paper Works” Slidell Art Center, Slidell, LA
1995 State Street Gallery, Sarasota, FL
1995 Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA
1995 “Art With a Southern Drawl” Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
1994 Kurts Bingham Gallery, Memphis, TN
1993 Savannah National, 1993, Savannah, GA
“The Book as Art” Invitational, Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami, FL
1992 “Mostly Big” Invitational Exhibition, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1994, 1993, 1991 Faculty Exhibit, New Orleans Academy of Fine Art, New Orleans, LA.
1990 New Year New Work, Island Gallery, Vero Beach, FL
1989 “New Orleans 1989 Invitational, A View of Contemporary Women Artists,” Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans, LA
1988 “A Tribute to Excellence” Visual Arts Fellowship Invitational Exhibit, Masur Museum, Monroe, LA
1988 “Paper and Stone” Invitational Exhibit, Island Gallery, Vero Beach, FL
1987 “Southern Abstraction,” Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA. Curated by Peter Frank.
1986 “Major Louisiana Artists,” Galerie Melancon, Lake Charles, LA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND ACTIVITIES
2015 Panelist, “Art, Nature, Healing” Wyly Center, Basalt, CO
2009 Honoree, Love in the Garden, NOMA, New Orleans, LA
2008 Curator, “Close Up,” Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY
2007 Juror, “Uncertain Territory: Losing Louisiana , “ Grand Isle Juried Exhibit, Delgado College, New Orleans
2007 Guest Instructor, The Studios in Key West, Key West, FL
2001, Instructor, Anderson Ranch Arts Center,, Snowmass Village, CO
2003, 2002 Instructor, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
2000 2002, 2004, Judge- New Olreans Museum of Art Student Art Competition
1998 Co-Founder, KID smART, nonprofit organization, New Orleans, LA
1999 Member, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1998 Artist Teacher, Vermont College of Art, Montpelier, VT
1998 Board Member, Entergy Arts Business Center, New Orleans, LA
2000, 1997 Grants Review Panel Member, Arts Council of New Orleans
1997 Guest Panelist – “The Creative Process” Delgado College, New Orleans, LA
1994 – Present, Member Visual Arts Visiting Committee, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
1992, 1988 Juror, 1% for Art, Public Arts Program, New Orleans, LA
1992 Guest Panelist, “Creativity and Rejection” Symposium, presented by the New Orleans
Arts Council and New Orleans Association for Mental Health Professionals.
1991 Vice President of Arts Policy Committee, Contemporary Arts Center
1989 – 1993 Board Member, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1988 – Present Instructor, Drawing & Painting, Academy of Fine Arts, New Orleans, LA
1991 Assistant Professor, Painting, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
1980 – 1990 Instructor, Drawing, Metro College, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
1982, 1985 Instructor, Painting, Delgado Community College, New Orleans, LA

PUBLICATIONS
INSIDE New Orleans Magazine, April ,May 2015 Cover Photo and article
Art and Design Magazine, January 2014, Photo
New Orleans Magazine, January 2011, Photo
Décor Fall/Winter 2010
“HxWxD” catalogue, UNO Gallery, St. Claude Arts District. New Orleans, LA March, 2009
“Solstice” catalogue, David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO Winter, 2008
Southern Living, May,2008 Photo
Louisiana Homes and Gardens, Cover Illustration, July, 2007
New Orleans Homes and Lifestyles, May, 2007
Southern Accents March-April, 2007 Featured Artist
Art in America, March 2006
Louisiana Faces, Jason Berry and Philip Gould, 2000
Southern Accents, January – February, 2000
New American Paintings, June, 1998
The Intimate A genda: Inside the Creative Process, Barbara Seidel, 1996
Louisiana Life, Spring, 1997, p. 36
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Quarterly, Spring, 1998, pp 66 – 73
Gambit Weekly, November 19, 1996, p 49
New Orleans Art Review, November – December, 1996, pp 3-7
New Orleans Times Picayune, September 13, 1996
New Orleans Art Review, March – April, 1996, p 15
New Orleans Art Review, November – December, 1995, pp27 – 29
Southern Accents, June, 1989, p 124
Art News, November, 1987, p 222

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Art in Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State
Alabama Power Co. Montgomery, AL
Alston and Bird, LLC, Atlanta, GA
Aranov Realty, Montgomery, AL
ARCO, Lafayette, LA
Arts Council of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Aubert and Burglass, Metairie, LA
Bargnanier McKee Architectural Assoc. Montgomery, AL
Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Bloomingdales, Miami, FL
Bryan Associated, Houston, TXCarter Kay Interiors, Atlanta, GA
Charles Shaw LLC, Denver, CO
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY
Children’s Hospital, New Orleans, LA
Cyrna International, Chicago, IL
Deutsche Kerrigan Stiles, LLP, New Orleans, LA
Embassy Suites Hotel, Phoenix, AR
Ernst and Whinney, LLP, New Orleans
First City bank, New Orleans, LA
First City Bank of Houston, Houston, TX
First Bank and Trust, New Orleans, LA
Foley and Judell LLP New Orleans, LA
Foley and Lardner LLP, Boston, MA
Four Seasons Hotel, Scottsdale, AZ
Freeport McMoRan, New Orleans, LA
Grand Casino, Biloxi MS
Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat, France
Grand Lake Resorts, Orlando, FL
Harrah’s Hotel, New Orleans, LA
Hewlett Packard, Sun Valley, ID
Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans, LA
Home Depot Corporation, Miami, FL
Hotel Intercontinental, New Orleans, LA
Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN
Hyatt International Hotels, Baltimore, MD
Iberia Bank, Lafayette, LA
Intercontinental Tampa, Tampa, FL
Jefferson Guaranty Bank, Metairie, LA
Joseph Canizaro Interests, New Orleans, LA
The Kullman Firm, Memphis, TN
Le Saint Seran Resort, Mauritius, South Africa
Little Nell Hotel, Aspen, CO
Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
Lykes Bros. Steamship Co. New Orleans, LA
Mandarin Hotel, Miami, FL
Marine Underwriters, New Orleans, LA
Marriott Hotel, Houston, TX
Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA
Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN
Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami, FL
Michael Day Interiors, Houston, TX
Monroe and Lemann LLP, New Orleans, LA
Morgan Keegan Inc. Memphis TN
Morris Bart, New Orleans, LA
MCI Communications, Miami, FL
MSA Consulting, Rancho Mirage, CA
New Orleans Children’s Hospital, New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
One River Place, New Orleans, LA
Pan American Life Insurance, New Orleans, LA
Pensacola Junior College, Pensacola, FL
Pfizer Inc. NY, NY
Phelps Dunbar LLC, New Orleans, LA
Pinnacle Hotel, Baton Rouge, LA
Price Waterhouse Corp., New Orleans, LA
Ramsey Engler, LTD. Hopkins, MN
Regent Properties, Naples, FL
Roger Ogden Collection, New Orleans, LA
Ryan Companies US, Minneapolis, MN
Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbor, FL
Saks Fifth Avenue, New Orleans, LA
Seven Hundred South Peters, New Orleans, LA
Sheraton Hotel ITT, Boston, MA
Sheraton Hotel ITT, New Orleans, LA
Simon, Peragine Smith and Redfarn, LLP, New Orleans, LA
Southern Bell Telephone, Miami, FL
Stone, Pigman, Walther,Wittman,and Hutchinson, New Orleans, LA
Sun Bank of Florida, Miami, FL
Texaco Inc. New Orleans, LA
Trek Bicycle Corporation, Waterloo, WI
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Waverly Hotel, Atlanta, GA