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Stuart Allen is an artist whose work deals with fundamental elements of perception such as light, time, gravity and space. He has shown photographs, kites and sculpture in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. and abroad. His work is found in many private and public collections including the Tokyo Kite Museum, the Crocker Art Museum, the DiRosa Art Preserve, UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, and U.S. Embassy collections in Canada, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, and the Republic of Georgia. Allen has completed permanent public art commissions for the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Canada and the Police Headquarters building in Davis, CA. His work has been published in a variety of books and journals including: Picturing California’s Other Landscape: the Great Central Valley, Terra Nova: Nature and Culture, You Are Here: the Journal of Creative Geography, Zyzzyva and Artweek. Allen has lectured or served as a visiting artist at many fine institutions including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Weisman Art Museum, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and a number of university art departments nationwide. Allen studied architecture at Kansas University and graduated from the photography and video department of the Kansas City Art Institute in 1994. He lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife Kelly Lyons, their daughter Aidan and son Vincent. Allen is represented by the following galleries: PDNB, Dallas, TX; JayJay, Sacramento, CA; Jan Manton Art, Brisbane, Australia; Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO.
Stuart Allen, artist, photographer, sculptor, public art, kite, kite maker, art consultant, Jayjay, haw contemporary, pdnb gallery, science and art
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David Ruben Article: Glasstire

San Antonio-based Stuart Allen is an artist who wears many hats. Although he has exhibited sculptural and photographic works around the U.S. since 1992 and has more than 35 solo shows under his belt, Allen is also active in the public-art arena, where he has completed over a dozen permanent installation projects and has assumed consulting and managerial roles…

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Stuart Allen

Lisa Volpe on the KANSAS series

“I never want to see another picture of ________.” Industry veterans share their pet peeves on themes in contemporary photography. In this series they present their “rule” along with five photographs that break the rule in an effort to show that great work is the exception to the rule.”

Rule Setter: Lisa Volpe, Curator, Wichita Art Museum
Rule Breaker: Stuart Allen

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New Book: The Altered Lanscape

The Nevada Art Museum exhibition The Altered Landscape is accompanied by a comprehensive, 288-page publication published by Skira Rizzoli that examines the collection’s roots in the 1970s New Topographics movement and highlights recent photographic acquisitions in this rapidly changing field. Edited by Ann M. Wolfe with writings by Lucy Lippard, Geoff Manaugh and W. J. T. Mitchell. Work from the Night Lines series is included in the publication.

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New Book – The River Spectacular

The San Antonio River Foundation is the non-profit that funded the public artwork for San Antonio’s new Museum Reach of the Riverwalk. The impact they made on the Museum Reach project was nothing short of astonishing given their small staff and the very short construction schedule. They are a fantastic, efficient organization with ambitious goals for the continued expansion of the Riverwalk.

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