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.
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Exhibition: Distortions

Two bodies of photographic work, Soap Bubbles (2014-2015) and Glass (2015), examine the peculiarities of light.

Fl!ight Gallery
In the Blue Start Art Complex, San Antonio, TX
Opening reception: Friday, September 18th from 6-9 pm.

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Fl!ght Gallery
134 Blue Star
San Antonio TX 78204

Exhibition: Departures and Arrivals

Palo Alto College, San Antonio, TX

September 17 – November 27, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, Sep. 17 , 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Departures and Arrivals: curated by Mark Hogensen, presents artworks from San Antonio artists that have strengthened and stretched the drawing genre. Drawing, has long been considered the most elemental of the visual arts. From the hands of these artists, the viewer will discover a wide range of process, media and content.READ MORE

Kite Table Fabrication

Fabrication of The Kite Table underway, a new public project for the redevelopment of Hemisfair Park in San Antonio.

Stuart Allen

Exhibition: Wichita Art Museum

Stuart Allen: Kansas, Low Resolution
May 30 – September 13, 2015

Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS

This summer, WAM is pleased to present a selection of work from Allen’s photography. Each image is an extraction of only a few select pixels from larger photographs of landscapes taken in Wichita. The result is a beautiful chromatic square with gentle color shifts that invokes not just the moment of the image’s capture but the perpetual changes of nature.

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Kite Travels: Guatemala

The second of two trips funded by a travel grant from the Peter S. Reed Foundation in New York, Allen traveled to Sumpango, Guatemala in the fall of 2013 to witness and photograph the remarkable Barriletes Gigantes. These enormous kites, flown on the Day of the Dead, are perceived as direct links to ancestors’ spirits.

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Kite Travels: Italy

Funded by a travel grant from the Peter S. Reed Foundation in New York, Allen traveled to Cervia, Italy in 2013 to photograph and participate in the 33rd Annual Cervia International Kite Festival.

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Exhibition: Nevada Museum of Art

The Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
September 24, 2011 – January 8, 2012

Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Nevada Museum of Art, The Altered Landscape exhibition celebrates the institution’s signature photography collection that examines human interaction and intervention with the environment.