Allison Somers



born in 1981, Los Angeles, CA

lives and works in Paris, France




Education

2010  MFA, New York University
2003  BS, New York University


Solo Exhibitions
Enfolding, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2014 (Upcoming)
Ellipsis, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2012
Black and Blue, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2011


Selected Group Exhibitions

2014
Avant-Garden presented by Cartel de Kunst, La Générale, Paris, France (Upcoming)
Pyramid Scheme pop-up exhibit in collaboration with Jo-ey Tang, Gary Webb, Carlos Reyes & Thomas Fougeirol, Brooklyn, NY

2013
The Plates of the Present, organized by DUST Ivry-sur-Seine, Chalet de Bellville, Paris, France

2011
Independence Returns, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Bushwick in the Box, White Box Gallery, New York, NY
Machine Gut, NYU Commons Gallery, New York, NY
Wagmag Benefit Show, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn NY
What Tornado, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2010
One and Three Quarters of An Inch, St. Cecilia’s Parish, Brooklyn, 80WSE Gallery, New York, NY

2009
Nothing Up My Sleeve, Participant Inc., New York, NY  
Art At Straus: NYU Steinhardt Artists at the Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law & Justice, New York, NY
STRIP/STRIPE, Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, NY
The Practice of Joy Before Death; It Just Wouldn’t Be a Party Without You!, Scaramouche Gallery, NY
Gracias, NYU Commons Gallery, New York, NY


Selected Curatorial Projects
48°28’39″N 2°12’47″E Les pierres se battent entre elles, Auvers-Saint-Georges, France, 2014
Presages, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, May 2011 NYU Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Fall 2009 – Spring 2011 MOTHER, Commons Gallery, New York, NY, March 2010


Residencies 

Cornaro Institute, Larnaca, Cyprus, July 2012


Other
DEPARTMENT OF ART AND ART PROFESSIONS . New York University, New York, NY, Sept. 2008 – 2013


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