Stuart Allen


Stuart Allen is a visual artist whose work deals with fundamental elements of perception such as light, time, gravity and space. His photographs, sculpture and installation have been shown throughout the U.S. and abroad and his work is found in many private and public collections.

Allen studied architecture at Kansas University and graduated from the photography and video department of the Kansas City Art Institute in 1993. He lives and works in San Antonio, Texas.

Solo Exhibitions

2010 Palo Alto College, Resolve, San Antonio

2009 ArtPace, WindowWorks, San Antonio

2009 Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City

2009 Gensler Architects, Houston

2008 Finesilver Gallery, Houston

2008 JayJay, Sacramento

2007 San Antonio Museum of Art, 29° 26' 14" N ~ 98° 28' 55" W, San Antonio

2007 Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio

2007 Ursa, 35° 41' 01" N ~ 105° 56' 49" W, Santa Fe, NM

2006 PDNB, Dallas

2005 City of San Antonio International Center

2005 Trace, San Antonio

2005 University Art Gallery, California State University, Baja, Stanislaus, CA

2005 Pool Art Center Gallery, Drury University, Dance Lines, Springfield, MO

2003 Crocker Art Museum, Dance Lines: Photographs by Stuart Allen, Sacramento

2003 JayJay, Lines and Planes, Sacramento

2003 Claremont Graduate University, Light / Time / Motion, Claremont, CA

2003 Branson Gallery, Gesture, Ross, CA

2003 101 California Street, 37° 47' 30" N / 122° 23' 50" W, San Francisco

2002 Contour, Limn Gallery, San Francisco

2002 Kondos Gallery, Sacramento City College, Camera Lucida, Sacramento

2000 Free-Float: an Investigation of Gravity and Spacetime, Fairfield Center Gallery, Fairfield, CA

1999 Cecile Moochnek Gallery, Berkeley

1998 Nightlines, Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento

1997 Fairfield Center for Creative Arts, Windlines, Fairfield, CA

1996 Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento

1995 Airscapes, Phantom Galleries, Sacramento

1994 Davis Art Center, Davis, CA

1993 Landscape (land' skap) n., Wilson Gallery, Kansas City, MO

1993 Windshield Panoramas, Watson Ess Gallery, Kansas City, MO

1993 Moving Through Midwestern Spaces, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

1992 Of Recreational Vehicles and Harley Davidsons, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 The Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada

2012 PDNB Gallery, Dallas

2011 The Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada

2011 Perceptions - Photovision 2011, Athens, Greece

2011 Now and Then, JayJay, Sacramento, CA

2011 Perceptions, F14 Galler, Thessaloniki, Greece

2011 Luminaria, Instituto Cultural de Mexico, San Antonio, TX

2010 Thinking Photography, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

2010 Hidden Treasures, PDNB, Dallas

2010 Luminaria, San Antonio

2009 JayJay, Sacramento

2010 Love Songs from Radio Hell, FM radio installation, Bonneville Salt Flats, NV

2010 Jan Manton Art, Brisbane, Australia

2008 Mixing Chamber, collaboration with Potter Belmar Labs, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio*

2008 Huntington Beach Art Center, 2332,Huntington Beach, CA

2008 Changing Conditions Ahead, Jugglers Art Space Inc., Brisbane, Australia

2008 Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, Keeping Time, Boston

2008 For Arts' Sake, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City

2008 Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, Playing with Time, San Antonio

2008 Southwest School of Art and Craft, All School Exhibition, San Antonio

2008 AIPAD, The Photography Show, (PDNB Gallery), New York

2007 McNay Art Museum, Artists Looking at Art, San Antonio*

2007 Nevada Museum of Art, Enigma: Absence and Presence in Contemporary Art, Reno, NV

2007 University of Texas, San Antonio Art Gallery, Texas Uprising, San Antonio

2007 PDNB, Naughty or Nice, Dallas

2007 C Gallery, Holiday Show, Santa Fe, NM

2007 AIPAD, The Photography Show, (PDNB Gallery), Miami

2007 Flow Fair, (JayJay Gallery), Miami

2007 AIPAD, The Photography Show, (PDNB Gallery), New York

2007 Photo LA, (PDNB Gallery), Los Angeles

2007 Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, Kites: Stuart Allen and Robert Trépanier, San Antonio*

2007 Kansas City Art Institute, Alumni Weekend Exhibition, Kansas City

2007 Houston Center for Photography, 25th Anniversary Auction Exhibition, Houston

2007 Billings International Airport, Kites: Big Sky Sculpture, Billings, MT

2006 Minnesota Center for Photography, Choreographic, Minneapolis

2006 Art (212) Contemporary Art Fair, (Finesilver Gallery),New York

2006 Dallas Modern Expo, (PDNB Gallery),Dallas

2006 Center for Photography at Woodstock, Annual Benefit Auction, Woodstock, NY

2006 Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City

2005 JayJay, New from the Stable, Sacramento

2005 San Antonio College, WindWorks: Kites by Stuart Allen and Robert Trépanier, San Antonio*

2004 Hudson River Museum, Shaped by the Wind, Yonkers, NY

2004 Weisman Art Museum, TAKO: Japanese Kites Influence Western Kitemakers, Minneapolis

2004 Sofia City Art Gallery, Art in the New US Embassy in Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria

2004 JayJay, Cut-ups, Ready-mades, Color Fact, Sacramento

2004 Crocker Art Museum, Art Ark traveling exhibit, Sacramento

2003 Atlantic Center for the Arts, WindArt, New Smyrna Beach, FL

2003 Encina Art Gallery, Artists From JayJay, Sacramento

2002 Huntington Beach Art Center, Taken from the Sea, Huntington Beach, CA

2002 Andrew Shire Gallery, Big Wave IV, Los Angeles

2002 JayJay, New Space, New Work, Sacramento

2002 City Gallery, Creative Cycles, Davis, CA

2002 Crocker Art Museum Auction, Sacramento, CA

2001 Cerra Coso College, Loosely Landscape, Ridgecrest, CA

2001 Pence Gallery, Creative Cycles, Davis, CA

2001 Cecile Moochnek Gallery, Berkeley

2001 Crocker Art Museum Auction, Sacramento

2000 Lower Lake Museum, Lower Lake, CA

2000 Cecile Moochnek Gallery, Berkeley

2000 Michael Himovitz Gallery, Miniatures, Sacramento

1999 The Haggin Museum, Picturing California's Other Landscape: The Great Central Valley, Stockton, CA

1999 City Gallery, BioArt, Davis, CA

1998 Centre Commercial de Balexert, Art of the Contemporary Kite, Geneva, Switzerland

1998 Putah / Cache Creek Bioregional Residency exhibition, Watershed Arts, Guenoc Winery, CA

1998 Wenham Museum, Life's A Breeze, Wenham, MA

1998 750 Gallery, Artists for Tibet, Sacramento

1998 TransAmerica Tower Complex, San Francisco

1997 Michael Himovitz Gallery, New Work / New Space, Sacramento

1997 750 Gallery, New Light / Photography '97, Sacramento

1997 AKA Kite / Art Exhibit, Wildwood, NJ

1996 Pence Gallery, Geographia: Stuart Allen and Jim Garmhausen, Davis, CA*

1996 Davis Art Center, WindWorks, Davis, CA

1996 City Hall, Ring of Light: Illuminating the Presence of Art in the Community, Davis, CA

1995 Davis Art Center, Davis Photo Expo, Davis, CA

1995 Davis Art Center, Out of the Studio, Davis Art Center Faculty, Davis, CA

1994 Davis Art Center, Davis Photo Expo, Davis, CA

1993 Phillips Mill Photographic Exhibition, Solebury, PA

1993 University of Northern Iowa, Magic Silver Show, Cedar Falls, IA

1992 Conference for the Advancement of Photographic Art, Intervening Spectra, Kansas City

1989 Sister Cities Art Exchange, Orleans, France

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