ALLISON GRANT is an artist, writer, curator and Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Her artworks have been widely exhibited at venues including the DePaul Art Museum, Azimuth Projects, Catherine Edelman Gallery and the Weston Art Gallery, among others. She was the 2019 recipient of the Developed Work Fellowship from the Midwest Center for Photography and shortlisted for the 2019 FotoFilmic Mesh Prize. Her works are held in public collections at DePaul Art Museum (Chicago), Columbia College Chicago, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the King County Portable Works Collection. Essays by Grant have appeared in Minding Nature Journal and INCITE: Journal of Experimental Media, Volume 7, as well as numerous artist publications and exhibition catalogs. Grant holds an MFA from Columbia College Chicago (2011) and BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design (2004).




Developed Work, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS     
Terrain Biennial Block Party, curated by Mark Jeffery, Chicago, IL   

Peer Show, Cleveland Print Room, Cleveland, OH     

UA Studio Faculty Biennial Exhibition, Sarah Moody Art Gallery, Tuscaloosa, AL   

Home, SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC   

Environment Documenta, Millepiani Gallery, Rome, Italy

Storytelling, Open Call Gallery, Latitude, Chicago, IL
Unsoiled, solo exhibition, Visual Arts Gallery at Governor’s State University, University Park, IL

UA Studio Faculty Biennial Exhibition, Sarah Moody Art Gallery, Tuscaloosa, AL

First Light, Public art installation at the Homewood Public Library, Homewood, IL

Environment of Concern, Chicago Theological Union, Chicago, IL
Unsoiled, solo exhibition, Arrowhead Gallery, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL

Ctrl+P, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Unsoiled, solo exhibition, Performing Arts Center Gallery, Illinois Central College, Peoria, IL
New Landscapes, Gallery 19, Chicago, IL

Process of Subtraction, The Chicago Art Department, Chicago, IL 
Loose Cooperation, Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX
Almost Real, two person show with James Bellucci, Azimuth Projects, Chicago, IL
Act of Gravitas, Eyeporium Gallery, Chicago, IL
Climate of Uncertainty, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL

In Control, MDW Art Fair, Chicago, IL 
Constructed/Ambiguous Space, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ 
Emerging Artists Auction Exhibition, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, NY 
Curious Construction, Public art installation in the CTA brown line Merchandise Mart Stop, Chicago, IL

Curious Construction, Public art installation in the CTA brown line Merchandise Mart Stop, Chicago, IL

Disturbing Reality, Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

39 Verbs, Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL 
The Yield, Johalla Projects, Chicago, IL 
Remember Me When I’m Dead, Brooklyn Artillery Art Fair, Fleetwing Gallery Booth, Brooklyn, NY
Weisman Exhibition, Arcade Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL 
In That Gold Land, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL 
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, IL 
Next Art Fair, Harold Arts Booth, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL 
Intervention, Vespine Gallery, Chicago, IL 
Lost, Forgotten, Erased or Misplaced, Tugboat Gallery, Lincoln, NE

I Know What You Did Last Summer, Co. Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL 
Chicago Art Open, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL 
Photography School: A Group Crit, Light Work, Syracuse, NY 
31 under 31: Young Women In Art Photography Now, 3rd Ward, sponsored by the Humble Arts Foundation, New York, NY

Illinois Emerging Artists, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL


4Culture, King County Public Art Collection, Seattle, WA
Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL



Hixson Lied Visiting Artist Lecture, Unsoiled, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Panelist, Getting Seen, Getting Shown, with Eric Luta, Bridget Melloy, and Rosann Weiss, moderated by Jess Dugan, SPE Midwest Conference, St. Louis, MO
Conversation, The Elusive Present, with Alice Hargrave, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Panel Discussion, International Collections of Chicago, with Hipólito Rafael Chacón and Elinor Pearlstein, chair: Onur Öztürk, Midwest Art History Society 2016 Conference, Chicago, IL

Gallery Talk in conjunction with the exhibiton Environment of Concern, Chicago Theological Union, Chicago, IL
Visiting Artist Lecture, Unsoiled, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL

Panel Discussion, In The Vernacular with panelists Greg Harris, and Jeff Phillips, moderated by James Pepper Kelly, Intuit, Chicago, IL
Lecture show, Procreativity 101, presented by Homeroom at Hungry Brain with presenters Alberto Aguilar, Lise Haller Baggesen, Jennifer Steele, and Tselanie Townsend, Chicago, IL
Lecture, Hyperlore, Perspectives Gallery, Chicago, IL
Conversation with Paul-David Young and Jason Lazarus, Crowded House Gallery, Chicago, IL

Moderator, Panel Discussion: The MFA and Contemporary Practitioners with panelists Marzena Abrahamik, Alberto Aguilar, Anna Cerniglia, Barbara DeGenevieve, and Justin Schmitz, Latitude, Chicago, IL
Conversation with Michelle Grabner, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Conversation with Brett Kashmere and Lester Munson, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Lecture, Collection, Preservation, and Restoration as Contemporary Art Practice, Latitude, Chicago, IL 
Conversation with Randy Harold, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL
Guest Contributor, Antifoto Magazine, Düsseldorf, Germany

Guest Blogger, The Seen, Chicago, IL


PhotoNOLA 2019 Review Prize Recipient: 3rd Place (awarded in 2020)

Developed Work Fellowship Recipient, Midwest Center for Photography

Office of Research and Economic Development Internal Funding Grant, University of Alabama

Faculty Development Grant, Columbia College Chicago

Illinois Arts Council Agency Grant

Faculty Development Grant, Center for Teaching Excellence, Columbia College Chicago
City of Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP) Grant

City of Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP) Grant

City of Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP) Grant


Master of Fine Arts in Photography, Columbia College Chicago, 2009

Certificate in Museum Studies, University of Cincinnati, 2008

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Studies, Columbus College of Art and Design, 2004

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