Dan Mitchell Allison, b. 1953, exhibitions 1975- 2009, collections, bibliography, and curating 1974 - 2005

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. 

 

In 2000 Allison turned his attentions to first establishing a printmaking studio, Texas Collaborative Arts, with an emphisis on the collaborative aspects between printer and artist and in 2007 established the Nau-haus art venue where he presented more than 60 exhibitions between 2007 and 2011 before moving to his present location in Houston's Upper Kirby Gallery district on Gallery Row, where the d. m. allison gallery continues as a venue dedicated to the exploration of new and emerging talent, as well as established work by regional and nationaly recognized independent visual artists with ideals, direction, and conviction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

owner d. m. allison art on Colquitt, established in 2011,   Houston TX, 

owner Nau-haus Art Space 2007- 2012, Houston   TX,

owner Texas Collaborative Arts 2001 - 2011,

director Barbara Davis Gallery , Pennzoil Place 1996 - 1997,  Houston TX

1993 Co-founder "Art Lies" magazine, established 501-C-3  status

1993  Co-Founder A.R.M. "Artist Rescue Mission" established, 501-C-3 status

1990  Artist Board Lawndale Art and Performance   Center

1986  Board of directors Art League od Houston

1984  Board of directors, Houston Women's Caucus  of Art

PERSONAL EXHIBITION HISTORY

 

2009

 "Eh tu Bato" Two person show with curator Jim Edwards, Salzwedal Germany

 One person printmaking overview 1976 -2002, Huntington Museum of art, Huntington W.V.

 "Amistad II" Modern art Museum, Arequipa Peru, cat.

2007 

"Amistad" Museum of Fine Arts, Group Exhibition,Lima Peru, cat. 2006

 "Houston Contemporary" Shanghai Museumof Art, Shanghai China, cat.

2005

 Contemporary Gallery Ljubljana,  

"Texas Works on Paper" biennial, Havana Cuba, (group)

 "Early Works 1976 -1990" Gallery Art El, Check Point Charlie, Berlin Germany 

"Everyone's Story" one person, M'ARS Gallery, Moscow Russian Federation

2004 

"Coastal Connections" Art Museum of Corpus Christi,

 "Ulterior Motifs" Amarillo Art Center, Texas 

"Digital Art" M'ARS Gallery, group show (October) Moscow Russian Federation

2002 - 2003

 "Ambos Mundos" Casa de Alejandro Mundos,Havana Cuba (group show) 

Craighead/Green Gallery, Dallas TX 

ARTCO Galerie, Leipzig Germany

Midwestern State Univerity William Campbell Gallery, Ft. Worth TX 

 Foto-Fest, Redbud/Tembo Collaborative,Houston TX 

2001

Gallery Zero, Barcelona Spain Abbott / Roaden Gallery, Dayton Ohio 

Davis Gallery, Southern Graphics Print Council, Austin Texas  

Ft. Worth Modern Museum, Centennial Prints Exhibition 

"Dan Allison" Tarrytown Gallery, Austin TX

 

2000 

Stages Theater/Art League of Houston  Lomardi Gallery Austin Texas 

 Red Bud Gallery, Houston Texas  

"The Last Waltz"Gertrude Gallery, Malmo Sweden

1999

 Buchanan Gallery, Galveston Texas

 William Campbell Gallery Ft. Worth Texas 

 Susan Broden Gallery Madison Wisconsin

1998

"20 year retrospective" Museum of Modem Art in Viejo", Belgrade, Yugoslavia 

 "The Big Show" Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas  

"Texas Roots" The Center for the Arts, Denton Texas

1996

 "Japan and the World-Steps in the Post War-50 Years," cur. Ichiro Hariu, Kanagawa,

Kenmin Museum of Art,Yokahama Japan, cat.

"Convergence" Barbara Davis Gallery/Pennzoil Place,Houston, Texas

 

SELECTED ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS 1975-1995

1994

"Trash from Culture" New Gallery, Houston, Texas 

"Supermarket" artist of honor Houston International Festival, installation Museum of fine Arts Houston Texas

1993

"Medarodi Graftcni Retrospective," Museum of Art Ljubljana Slovinia Biennial, Soulage, Rauchenberg, Tapies,Rothenberg, Salle, Allison; cat.

"American Icons," Lyons Matrix Gallery, Austin Texas

1991

Charles Whitchurch Gallery, Huntington Beach, California 

 William Campbell Gallery, Ft. Worth, Texas  

Huntington Contemporary Arts Center, Huntington Beach, California

1990

Museo Victor Emmanuel, Messina Italy National Museum of Sarajevo, Yugoslavia,

Budo Tomovic Arts Center, Titograd, Yugoslavia,  

National Museum of Belgrade,Yugoslavia Cultural Center, Banjaluka, Yugoslavia  

Helicon Gallery, Torino,Italy

Chemers Gallery, Orange County, California  

Mexic-Arte alterativespace, Austin, Texas.  

N.R. Gallery, 382 W. Broadway, New York, N.Y.  

Chemers Gallery, Orange County, Tustin, California 

1989

National Museum of Art, Belgrade,Yugoslavia 

 Aire Gallery, Austin, Texas 

Amarillo Arts Center, cur. Patric McCracken,Amarillo, Texas 

Parco Gallery Ltd., cur. Ichiru Hariu, Shabuyu, Tokyo,Japan  

Modem Museum, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia

1988

Swartz/Cierlak Gallery, Los Angeles,California  

Nancy Teague Gallery, Seattle, Washington  

Robiscon Gallery, Denver, Colorado 

 Don Malton Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio  

McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, Texas

1987

Chemers Gallery, Orange County, California

1986

Nora Eceles Harrison Museum, Salt Lake City, Uta  

William Campbell Gallery, Ft. Worth, Texas  

Elaine Horwitch Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona 

1985

Kauffman Gallery, Houston, Texas  

Stone Press Graphics, Seattle, Washington  

1984

Amendola Gallery, Houston, Texas

1983

Gallery One, Ft. Worth Texas 

 Juta Clifford Gallery, Dallas, Texas  

Charlton Gallery, San Antonio, Texas  

FineArts Ltd., New Haven Connecticut

1982

Performing Arts Center, Tulsa Oklahoma  

Design Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  

Caranchua Art Gallery, Corpus Christi,Texas

1981

Dubose Gallery, Houston, Texas  

Charlton Gallery, San Antonio, Texas  

Harris Gallery, Houston, Texas  

Don Malton Gallery,Cincinnati, Ohio 

1979

Juta Clifford Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Harris Gallery, Houston, Texas  

Ravell Gallery, Austin, Texas 

1976

"Disposable Circus", performance/environment;@ Miller Theater, Houston, Texas  

1975

University of Houston Art Gallery Sur La Tiere,Houston, Texas

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 1975-1996:

1992 "Prints, Ft. Modern Museum," Charles Cowles, New York" 

100th Anniversary Exhibition" Modem ArtMuseum, Ft. Worth, Texas; 

1995 "Images From Space" cur. David Brower,Glassell School of Art Houston, Texas: cat.

 "Out of this World" curator Lynn Herbert,.Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 

Ten Texas Printmakers", Mosely Gallery,University of Maryland, cur. Wade Wilson, Maryland

1993 "Known and Underknown, Contemporary Sculpture in Texas", Allen Center, Houston, Texas

 "Texas Select Invitational", Wichita Falls Museum, Wichita Falls, Texas

 "LA. Art Seen", Los Angeles, California

 "International Nexus 1993", Dallas, Texas 

 New Gallery, Houston,Texas 

"Texas Biennial", cur. Benito Huerta,Chris Cowden, At Harris, Mayo, Dallas, Texas

 "Animal Attraction", University of Dallas,Dallas Texas

 "20th International Biennial of Graphic Art", Tivoli Castle Museum,Ljubljana, Yugoslavia 

Rita Chemers Gallery Anniversary Show,Orange County, California

1992 "20th Anniversary", Waco Arts Center,Waco,Texas

 "Texas Printmakers", Depauw University,Greencastle, Indiana 

 "100th Anniversary", Modem Art Museum Ft. Worth,

 Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin Texas 

Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, N.Y. 

 

1991 "Color Print U.S.A.", Texas Tech. University, Lubbock Texas 1990.

 "Another Reality", Hooks Epstein Gallery, Houston Texas 

"Southern Graphics Council Invitational", Mexic-Arte Arts Center, Austin,Texas 

 "Paper, Papier, Paper, Lawndale Art & Performance Center, Houston,Texas

1988 "Space Alternative", Houston Public Library,Houston, Texas  

Sapporo International Print Biennial, Sapporo, Japan 

"10th University of Dallas National Print Invitational, Irving.Texas

"Houston 88", cur. Marti Mayo, Neil Printz,Anne Tucker, Marilyn Zeitlin, Houston, Texas 

 "5th Oso Bay Biennial", Corpus Christ!State University, Corpus Christi, Texas

 

1988 "Houston 88", cur. Marti Mayo, Neil Printz,Anne Tucker, Marilyn Zeitlin, Houston, Texas  

"International Biennial of Graphic Art, Ljubljana", Sakaide Arts Center, Sakaide, Japan 

Miyagi Arts Center, Miyagi, Japan Kawasaki Museum,

Kawasaki, Japan Tokyo Cultural Museum, Toyko, Japan

1987 "17th International Biennial of GraphicArt", Ljubljana, Yugoslavia 

 "Ulntergraphia", Modern Art Gallery, Katowice, Poland  

 

"True Wit", Allen Center, Houston, Texas

"12th Biennial International de Gravure",Cracow, Poland 

"10th University of Dallas National Print Invitational, Irving Texas

 

1986 "Tallahassee National,Florida State University,Terry Allen juror, Tallahassee, Florida 

Group invitational, Louisiana Tech. University,Ruston,. Louisiana

 "National Works on Paper", University of Delaware, Nancy Hoffman juror, Newark, Delaware 

"11th Print Biennial", Cracow Exhibition Hall, Cracow, Poland 

"Ten Texas Printmakers" Abilene Museum of Art, Abilene, Texas

 

1985 "61st Annual Print Competition", Philadelphia Print Club, Jim Fisher juror.Philadelphia 

"9th British Print Invitational",Bradford Art Museum, West Yorkshire, England  

"Houston Profiles '85", Art League of Houston, Houston, Texas  

"Texas Realism 1985", St. Edwards University,Tom Livesay juror, Austin, Texas  

"10th Annual Area Exhibition", Jewish Community Center, Henry T. Hopkins juror, Houston, Texas 

"LA. 9th Annual Prints Exhibition", U.C.L.A. Grunwald Arts Center, Nathon Olivera juror,Los Angeles, California

 "Texas Visions", Transco Tower.travelingexhibition, Murray Smither, Martha Terrill, Roger Harris jurors,  Houston, Texas 

Amarillo Competition 1985, Amarillo Arts Center, William Flagaly juror, Amarillo, Texas

 

1984 "Word Images", McNay Museum, Barbara Rose curator, San Antonio, Texas 

 "Texas Fantasies" Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler,Texas,  

Caranchua Gallery, Corpus Christi, Texas,  

Van Stratten Gallery, Chicago 1983 "8th Biennial 5 State Competition", Port Auther Texas  

Divers Works Invitational, Divers works, Houston, Texas 

 Nimbus Gallery, Dallas, Texas

 

1982  

Gallery One, Ft. Worth Texas "Anderson Foundation Exhibit",  

Houston Public Library, Houston, Texas  

"The New Nude", Midtown Arts Center, Houston, Texas  

Gallery Artists Van Straten Gallery, Chicago 

 1981 Jewish Community Center area Exhibition, Houston, Texas 

 "SelfImages", Midtown Arts Center, Houston, Texas 

1980 "Prints at Little Egypt", Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas 

1977 Student Works, Estill Building, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas 

1976 "Main Street Festival", M.F.A. projects,site specific installation @ Miller theater James Harithus curator,          

HoustonTexas 1975 "Houston Area Exhibition", third place award, Blaffer Gallery, Houston, Texas

 

SELECTED AWARDS HONORS and TEACHING

1998 Artist in residence, Arts Center Valjevo Yougoslavia

1996 Purchase award Kanaguwa Arts Foundation,Yokahama, Japan, Ichiru Hariu curator 1994 

Artist of the Year, Houston International Festival, @ M.F.A. Houston 

1989 Panelist Ft. Worth Modem Museum

Guest speaker Art League of Houston Guest Instructor

U.S.I.A., Ljubljana, Sarajevo. Belgrade, Skopie,Dubrovnic,Titograde, Yugoslavia. 

H.I.S.D. Visiting artist program grades 6 through 8 

Sam Houston State University visiting artist 

1988 Guest speaker / Artist of the Year,Texas State Teachers Association, Dallas, Texas  

Workshop; Lecture Texas Tech.University Workshop;

Lecture, Chorpus Christi University  

Exhibition and Lecture, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 

1987 Grand Prix, 17th International Biennialof Graphic Art, Lubliana,

Yugoslavia U.S.l.A. Guest Instructor for Ljubljana,Sarejevo, Belgrade, Skopie.Dubrovnic,

Yugoslavia Guest Artist, Speaker,

University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana 1985 Selection Award,

Philadelphia Print Club,Jim Fisher juror, curator of prints and drawings Baltimor Museum of Art Jurors award

"Texas Realism 1985", St. Edwards University, Austin

Texas Tech. Livesay, Assistant Curator Dallas Museum 

Jurors award, "Amarillo Competition 1985,William Flagaly,

New Orleans Museum of Art 1982 Jurors award,

"Word Images," McNay Museum,Barbara Rose Juror 

 

Curatorial-Affiliations:

1996 Director Barbara Davis at Pennzoil Place Gallery, Pennzoil Building, Houston Texas, April 1995-1996 Curator "Inner Journeys", Billy Hassell,Charmane Lock, Lynn Randolph, Karin Broker, Ed Hill and Susan Bloom, CharlesMary Kubrick. Davis/McClain Gallery/Pennzoil Place Curator "Convergence", Terry Allen, Dale Chihuly, Sam Gilliam, Lucas Johnson, Joe Mancuso, Jesus Morales, TerenceLa Noue, Dick Wray, Al Souza, Barbara Davis Gallery/ Pennzoil Place Curator "Stephen L. Clark, Project Row Houses", Barbara Davis Gallery/Pennzoil Place Curator "World on a String" kite making as art form from America and around the world, Barbara Davis Gallery/PennzoilPlace, Houston, Texas

1995 Curator "Bridge", works from Sarajevo,Pennzoil Building, Houston Texas Co-founder "Art Lies" magazine, board of directors (secretary) 1994 Guest Artist Tivoli Castle Atilier,Ljubljana, Slovenia 1993 Co-Founder A.R.M. "Artist Rescue Mission" established 501-C-3 status, (director 1994-1995), Sarajevo project Founding board member Art Lies Magazine,Houston Texas  1991 Guest Artist Tivoli Castle Atilier, Ljubljana, Slovenia 1990 Artist Board Lawndale Art and Performance Center Instalation and concept w/ Mary Evlin Sorrell "Houston Area Competition",William Campbell juror

1989 United States Information Agency,Lecture tour of the Balkins, Sarajevo. Belgrade, Titograde Ljubljana, SkopiePanelist Ft. Worth Modern Museum print symposium Guest Artist/Teacher U.S.I.A.Tivoli Castle Studios 1991, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia 1988 Juror Houston Area Exhibition, Art League of Houston, Houston

1986 Board of directors Houston Art League 1985 Curator H.W.C.A. "N.O.W." exhibition,Southern California Gallery of Contemporary Art, Santa Monica Blvd.  LosAngeles California 1984 Event Director "1984 Show" Houston Women's Cacus of Art, Two Houston Center, Houston, Texas  Board of directors, Houston Women's Caucus of Art 

 

Collections:

Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico Museum of Art, Albuquerque, New Mexico Elvehime Museum of Art, Madison, Wisconsin Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Solvenia Museum of Art Silesa, Poland Nora Eccles Harrison Museum, Utah Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana Transco collection, Houston, Texas First National Bank of Midland, Texas University of Texas, Austin, Texas Western Bank University of Dallas Pensacola Junior College Atlantic Richfield Corporation U.S. West First National Bank of Dallas First National Bank of Chicago University of Delaware Royal Collection, Palace Museum, MadridSpain Caddell and Conwell Foundation, Houston,Texas National Museum, Belgrade, Serbia Modern Art Museum of Ft. Worth, Texas Ed Bass collection, Ft. Worth, Texas Bellows Construction, Houston, Texas Achenbach Foundation, San Francisco, Ca. Modern Museum of Art, Santa Ana, Ca Compaq Computer Corp. Houston, Texas Continental Airlines KPMG Peat

Marwick, LLP Aurthur Anderson EDO Seidman Coopers & Lybrand ENRON Vinson & Elkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

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