MFA, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
BFA, Ringling School of Art
An internationally known artist whose work is best described as figurative, he concerns himself with the representation of political and social realities. He is included in Who’s Who in American Art and studied on a Group Studies Fulbright Grant in Costa Rica, Central America, received the 1993 Visual Art Award of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission.
His most recent exhibition is a one-person show at the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Illinois. In October, 2004, exhibited during the “Art for Art Sake” weekend at the Carol Robinson Gallery in New Orleans. He also exhibited in Outward Bound: American Art on the Brink of the 21st Century. The exhibition traveled to Beijing and Shanghai, China; Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Singapore.
His résumé includes a number of solo exhibits at such notable institutes and galleries as the Meridian International Center, Washington, D.C.; Städtische Galerie Paderborn, Paderborn, Germany; Der Kunstkreis Hameln, Germany; Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, Germany; National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.; S/R Gallery, Beverly Hills, California; and Carol Robinson Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana. His work has been shown in 35 states including exhibits in the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (1979–1981); Images 84, Louisiana World Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana; American Drawings II, Portsmouth Community Arts Center, Portsmouth, Virginia; WEST 79 and 80 / Art and Law, Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, Minnesota; and 36th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida.
Allen’s work hangs in permanent collections including Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon; City of Hameln, Germany; Huntsville Museum of Alabama; and Robert I. Kahn Gallery of the Temple Emanu El in Houston, Texas. He is represented by Carol Robinson Gallery at 840 Napoleon Blvd, New Orleans, Louisiana 70115.