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Allison Grant is an artist, writer, curator, and assistant professor of photography at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. From 2010-2017 she served as assistant curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago (MoCP), where she curated numerous exhibitions including Our Origins (2011); Spectator Sports (2013); and What Remains (2015). Grant co-curated Disruptive Perspectives (2017) with Nadine Weitlishbach and co-published a catalog. The exhibition was mounted simultaneously at both curators’ home institutions: MoCP and Photoforum Pasquart in Beil, Switzerland. In 2015 Grant curated the exhibition From Now at Filter Space, Chicago. Essays by Grant have appeared in Minding Nature Journal and INCITE: Journal of Experimental Media, Volume 7, as well as numerous artist books and exhibition catalogs.
Artworks by Grant have been widely exhibited and are held in collections at the High Museum of Art (Atlanta), DePaul Art Museum (Chicago), Columbia College Chicago, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Research Foundation art collection, and the King County Portable Works Collection (Seattle). She was awarded the 2020 Portfolio Purchase Award from the Atlanta Photography Group, received the 2019 Developed Work Fellowship from the Midwest Center for Photography and was shortlisted for the 2019 FotoFilmic Mesh Prize. Grant holds an MFA from Columbia College Chicago (2011) and a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design (2004).
September 18, 2021 – January 9, 2022