Dan Mitchell Allison, b.
1953: exhibitions, collections,
bibliography, and curating 1974-2001
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. Owned and operated by Dan Mitchell Allison, d.
m. allison is dedicated to the exploration of new and emerging talent,
as well as a venue for established work by regional and nationaly recognized
independent visual artists.