Dan Mitchell Allison, b. 1953: exhibitions, collections, bibliography, and curating 1974-2013
BFA 1978, serverd on the boards of Houston's Women's Caucus for the Arts, Lawndale Art and Performance, The Art League of Houston, director Barbara Davis Pennzoil Place, curated exhibitions for HWCA, National Organization of Women, One and Two Houston Center, Barbara Davis Gallery, founding board of Art Lies Magazine (attained 501-C3 Status), and Artist Rescue Mission (attained 501-C3 Status), 75 solo exhibitions between 1976 and 1996 including the National Museum of Belgrade, Mexicarte - Austin Texas, the PARCO in Tokyo Japan, with solo gallery exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Torinno Italy, and Berlin Germany.
In the late 1980's Allison received critical acclaim for his printmaking, recipient of the prestigious 1987 Grand Prix award for the 17th Biennial of Graphic Art sponsored by the Ljubljana Museum of Modern Art in the former Republic of Yugoslavia. The artist's award winning, three panel collagraphic triptych, "Between Heaven and Earth," was selected from more than 1800 entries submitted from 57 countries. Past recipients of Ljubljana print award honors include Joan Miro, Karl Appel, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, James Rosenquist, David Hockney, Victor Vasarely, Antonio Berni, Antoni Tapies, R. B. Kitaj, Sol Lewitt, Joe Tilson, Edward Ruscha, David Salle, Susan Rothenberg, A.R. Penck, Mimmo Paladino and John Baldessari. In September, 1998, a major retrospective of Allison's prints, paintings and mixed media work was mounted by the newly opened Modern Museum of Viejo in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, before taveling to venues in Tokyo, Los Angeles, and New York. Allison first made his mark on the art world in the late 1970's with his instantly recognizable aquatint etchings, created through a revolutionary, one-plate, three-color printmaking process the artist pioneered and refined while attending Sam Houston University in Huntsville, Texas. The artist earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis on printmaking from the university in 1978.
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In 2012, Slavin recieved a BFA in Sculpture from the University of Houston Honors College. She works in a variety of media including pencil, henna, plaster, resin, fabric, and organic materials like plants, hair, bones, feathers, and other animal parts. Her work has been shown in group exhibitions at Spacetaker ARC Gallery at Winter Street Studios, Gallery 1724, Canvas, Studio Fitness, University of Houston Fine Arts Open Studios, Houston Foundry, Xnihilo Gallery, High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and Bayou City Art Festival at Memorial Park, and she has been a participant in the Orange Show's Art Car Parade. Slavin was part of last year's Many Mini Residency at Skydive, and her artwork was recently published in the Aletheia Literary and Arts Publication Spring Chapbook. She has curated one student art exhibition and two student art auctions on campus at UH, one of which benefitted an AIDS clinic in Tanzania through Healthnovations International, and the other benefitted the Japan Crisis Relief through UNICEF. Slavin was awarded the Minette and Jerome Robinson Scholarship for full-time student docents, the Arete Award for her contributions to the Honors College community, and the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship which allowed her to pursue research on Houston's public art scene.
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art-making experience for teens from partnering high school art programs.
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