James A. Allen
CONTACT: jimallen.art@gmail.com (413) 458-2818
PERSONAL:Born in Detroit, Michigan
Home and studio in Williamstown, Massachusetts
EDUCATION:BFA, University of Notre Dame
MFA, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
EMPLOYMENT:Professor Emeritus at Daemen College, Amherst, New York
ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS:
2014I Am Poor, I Am Hungry, Czurles-Nelson Gallery, State University College at Buffalo
2013James Allen: Recent Paintings, Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo, New York
2011Cecelia Bell Coker Gallery, Coker College, Hartsville, South Carolina
2006Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, New York
2002Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, Lewiston, New York
McLanahan Gallery, Penn State University-Altoona, Altoona, Pennsylvania
1993Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, New York
1991Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1988Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Sabbatical Exhibition, Daemen College, Amherst, New York
1987Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1986Village Gate Art Center, Rochester, New York
New York Artists Series VI, Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
1984Patterson Gallery, Westfield, New York
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
201579th Midyear Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio*
Strange Figurations, Limner Gallery, Hudson, New York
2013Open Call NNE, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT*
201145th Annual Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas
Figuration and Its Disconnects, Center For the Arts Gallery, State University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
2010The Art of Conflict, Tarnish and Gold Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2009Vivid Wonders of a Startled Imagination, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, Massachusetts*
2007Physical Presence, Mesa Contemporary Art Center, Mesa, Arizona
2007 National Juried Works On Paper, Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, New Jersey
2005Art After 9/11, New Phoenix Theater and Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Town and Country: The Landscape in Contemporary Art, Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky
2004The Educated Eye, Fineline Gallery, Buffalo, New York
200128th Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Peoria, Illinois
Some Kind of Narrative, Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, New York
2000In Western New York 2000, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Transferred Sensibilities, Corning Community College, Corning, New York
Stage International Competition 2000, Stage Gallery, Merrick, New York*
1998El Museo Invitational Exhibition, El Museo Francisco Oller y Diego Rivera, Buffalo, New York
1996TOYS: The Artist At Play, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, New York
Rutgers National '96 Works on Paper, Stedman Gallery, Camden, New Jersey*
1995ALTERNATIVES: Twenty Years of Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, New York
199445th Western New York Exhibition, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York*
199244th Western New York Exhibition, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York*
Cheekwood National Painting Competition, Nashville, Tennessee*
1989Gallery Artists, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1987New Visions Gallery, Ithaca, New York
The Wayward Muse: A Historical Survey of Painting in Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
1986Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1985Twenty-two, Carnegie Cultural Center, North Tonawanda, New York
In Western New York, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
1984Rutgers National Works on Paper, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey*
Collegiate Faculty Exhibition, Artspace, Buffalo, New York
40th Western New York Exhibition, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York*
198326th Chautauqua National Exhibition, Chautauqua, New York
29th Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana*
Art As The Image of America, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania
American Drawings IV, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition*
198225th Chautauqua National Exhibition, Chautauqua, New York*
Appalachian National Drawing Competition, Appalachian, State University, Boone, North Carolina*
1981Rutgers National Works on Paper, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey*
27th Drawing and Small sculpture Show, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana*
Three-person Exhibition, Kenan Center, Lockport, New York
1980Inaugural Exhibition of the Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
38th Western New York Exhibition, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York*
1979Rutgers National Drawing Exhibition, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey*
22nd Chautauqua National Exhibition, Chautauqua, New York*
7th 2nd Street Gallery National Jury Show, Charlottesville, Virginia*
1978Works on Paper, Artists' Committee Gallery, Buffalo, New York
21st Chautauqua National Exhibition, Chautauqua, New York
24th Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana*
37th Western New York Exhibition, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York*
197710 Years of Our Best, Kenan Center, Lockport, New York
Charles Rand Penny Upstate New York Collection, Niagara Community College, Sanborn, New York
In Western New York, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
197636th Western New York Exhibition, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York*
197539th Annual Mid-year Show of American Art, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio*
Four-person Invitational, Kenan Center, Lockport, New York
21st Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana*
Invitational Exhibition, Members' Gallery, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
197434th Western New York Exhibition, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York*
17th Chautauqua National Jury Show, Chautauqua, New York*
197316th Chautauqua National Jury Show, Chautauqua, New York*
19th Drawing and Small sculpture Show, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana*
5th Washington and Jefferson National Painting Show, Washington, Pennsylvania*
*Juried Exhibition; all others by invitation
AWARDS:
Purchase Award, Rutgers National Works On Paper '96, 1996
The Display Company Award, 45th Western New York Exhibition, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1994
Marine Midland Bank Award, 44th Western New York Exhibition, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1992
The Genevieve Weaver and Marie Henninger Award, 25th Chautauqua National Exhibition, 1982
Purchase Award, Appalachian National Drawing Competition, 1982
Winner, Buffalo Theater District Outdoor Mural Commission Competition, 1978
Elizabeth W. Reeb Memorial Award, 36th Western New York Exhibition, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1976
Chautauqua Art Association Award, 17th Chautauqua National Jury Show, 1974
Buffalo Evening News Award, 34th Western New York Exhibition, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1974
Chautauqua Institution Award, 16th National Jury Show, 1973