J Todd Allison
The University of Wyoming, 1996, MA
The University of Texas at Austin, 1993, BFA
My work pulls from a multitude of experiences and perspectives that often result in seemingly inconsequential interactions between object and space. The imagery employed can be as disjunctive as modern life while at times struggling to point to the latest breaking sound bite that is forgotten by days end. I cannot always predict where visual information is going to bear its head, so I continue to search and question the things I see and experience. Some days it’s the visual imagery swirled from a novel or conversation, others it’s a science illustration from elementary school and still others could come running from an open garage. No matter the source I am eager to attempt the conjunction of actions, objects and places. Configuration and design are at the heart of these equations and are exercised in an attempt to provide the spin between the fragmented stories and the spaces they inhabit. While I have employed simultaneity affording multiple possibilities I must say I’m most content with the disjuncture of daily life. - J. Todd Allison
J. Todd Allison received a B.F.A. in Art History and Studio Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, and then he received a M.A. in Painting from the University of Wyoming in Laramie and a M.F.A. in Art and Design from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. He then moved to the Houston area where he has lived and regularly exhibited for the last sixteen years. His work has exhibited throughout Houston and across Texas in venues such as the Arlington Museum of Art, Cardozier Gallery at the University of Texas Permian Basin, Blue Star Contemporary Arts Center, Old Fort Russell Building in Marfa and the Jones Center for the Arts in Austin. Nationally, he has shown in venues such as I-Space Chicago, Illinois, the Kauffman Gallery at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, RPS Gallery in Asbury Park, New Jersey, Shift Gallery in Seattle, Washington and the Krannert Art Museum in Illinois. Most recently he participated in an exhibition at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Trujillo, Peru. His work is represented in numerous public and private collections from the east to west coast and is included in many publications.