Skyfaring #10 / 48”x48”
Allison Stewart has gained national recognition for her paintings expressing the complex and disturbing dialogue between man and nature. Trained as a biologist, Stewart is inspired by increasingly fragile environments and the ultimate interconnectedness of all living things. She uses layers of color, light, form and texture to address issues of beauty and loss, time and transformation. Residing somewhere between realism and abstraction, the paintings become visual diaries upon which Stewart records her responses to the threatened landscape.
Allison Stewart has exhibited extensively throughout the United States. Her work is included in many public, corporate and private collections, including the U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies Program, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Historic New Orleans Collection, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Texaco, Freeport McMoRan, Price Waterhouse Corp., Chase Manhattan Bank, ARCO, American Express, Sun Bank of Florida, Pan American Life, and the Pensacola Museum of Art. She is represented by the Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans, Kathryn Markel Gallery in New York, Forre Fine Art Gallery in Aspen, Gail Severn Gallery in Sun Valley and Michael Warren Contemporary in Denver.
Among the awards Stewart has received are: individual artist fellowships and grants from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, the Endowment for the Humanities and the Mary Freeman Wisdom Foundation., and an artist residency at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado.
Allison Stewart is married to artist/lawyer Campbell Hutchinson. In 1998 they founded KID smART, a Louisiana 501.c.3 non-profit organization that teaches visual and performing arts to under-resourced children in the public schools of New Orleans. KID smART’s focus is arts integration—linking the arts with the existing academic curriculum to make learning come alive. Today KID smART programs are found in eleven elementary and middle schools in New Orleans and reach more than 3500 students every year. www.kidsmart.org.
Stewart holds a B. S. in Biology from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL and an M.F.A. from the University of New Orleans. She has served on the faculty of the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art, Loyola University, Delgado Community College, Aspen Museum of Art and Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado. She maintains studios in New Orleans and in
Snowmass Village, CO.
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