Academic CURRICULUM VITAE 

CURRENT POSITION
2018–     Dean of Fine Arts | California College of the Arts 
              5212 Broadway  Oakland, CA 94618 | 1111 8th St  San Francisco, CA 94107
        
EDUCATION
1999–00      Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, New York, NY 
1999 MFA     Sculpture, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
1995 BFA     Fine Arts: Sculpture, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
1995 BA       Psychology, Eugene Lang College, New School for Social Research, New York, NY
1993 Cert.    Training, Art Therapy, Vera List Center, New School for Social Research, New York, NY


ACADEMIC & ADMINISTRATIVE EMPLOYMENT
2017–18     Associate Professor of Art, Sculpture, Installation, and Site-Work, Carnegie Mellon University School of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
2013–17     Associate Professor, Sculpture and Graduate Fine Arts Programs, California College of the Arts, Oakland and San Francisco, CA
2008–13     Assistant Professor, Sculpture and Graduate Fine Arts Programs, California College of the Arts, Oakland and San Francisco, CA 
2007–08     Adjunct Faculty, Fiber Department, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD 
2007          Adjunct Faculty, Studio Art Department, New York University Steinhardt School, New York, NY 
2002–07     Adjunct Faculty, Art History Department, Institute for American Universities, Aix-en-Provence, France 
2003–04     Interim Director, Center for Art & Culture, Maryland Institute College of Art, Institute for American Universities, Aix-en-Provence, France 
2000–03     Adjunct Associate Professor, Visual Arts Division, Columbia University School of the Arts, New York, NY 
2000–03     Adjunct Faculty, Fine Arts Department, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY 
1995–97     Museum Educator, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York, NY
1993–95     Development Associate, Exit Art/The First World, New York, NY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS 
2023     The Compass Rose: Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco, CA*
2017     Models for a System, with Christina Zetterlund, Havruta: In That Case series, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA*
2017     Common Goods, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2016     Source Materiel, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM*
2015     The Fort, Signal Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden
2014     Set Dressing, Arts Club of Chicago, IL*
2013     Rudiments of Fife & Drum, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT*
2013     Living History, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011     The Cries of San Francisco, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA*
2011     Piece Work & Sheep to Shawl, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, CO
2009–11 SMITHS, Downtown Oakland, CA
2010     Pitcher Collection, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010     Needle Work, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO*
2010     Fancy Work, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA 
2010     ARTS & SKILLS Service, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art/ San Francisco War Memorial, San Francisco, CA 
2008     The Donkey, The Jackass, and The Mule, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN* 
2007     Banner Valance, Schmidt Center Gallery Public Space, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
2007     Notion Nanny, University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, CA*
2006     Hobby Horse, Artpace, San Antonio, TX*
2005     Notion Nanny, Studio Voltaire, London, England
2005     Victory Hall, Bellwether, New York, NY
2005     The Muster, Public Art Fund, Governors Island, New York Harbor, NY*
2005     Public Address, Foxy Production, New York, NY
2005     Armory, The Armory Show: International Fair of New Art, Bellwether, New York, NY
2002     Stilleven, evenStill, Bellwether, Brooklyn, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2022     Queer Threads,  San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA 
2022     Another Crossing, The Box, Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth, UK*
​2021     Climbing the Holy Hill, Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, MA
2021     Another Crossing, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA*

2020     The Word For World is Forest, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA*
2020     Resisting Incarceration Culture: Art as Survival, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
2019     Landfill: Selections from the Social Practice Archive, Reading Ours, Los Angeles, CA
2019     Phallacies, A Guide to the Field, Mountaindale, NY
2019     Factory, A Guide to the Field, Mountaindale, NY
2019     Making (It) Work, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
2018     Two of Wands: Adam Milner and Allison Smith, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH
2018     Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times (Part 1): Ala Ebtekar, Rigo 23, and Allison Smith, di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, Napa, CA*
2018     Encampment, A Guide to the Field, Mountaindale, NY
2018     Cast of Characters, BSGQD, LGBT Community Center, New York, NY*
2018     Play It Again: The Art of Remaking, Firstsite, Colchester, UK
2018     Reading Room: The Feminist Art of Self Help, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2018     In Terms of Performance, BAM, Brooklyn, NY* 
2018     A Page From My Intimate Journal (Part 1), Gordon Robichaux gallery, New York, NY
2018     Ground, Flotilla Flotilla, Pittsburgh, PA
2017     L'Atelier Buffile: 70 Ans de Céramique à Aix, Pavillon de Vendôme, Aix-en-Provence, France*
2017     Common Exchange, Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge, MA*
2017     State of the World, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO*
2017     Third Space, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
2017     Artadia Booth, Untitled Art Fair, San Francisco, CA 
2016     The Stand-ins: Maurizio Anzeri, Kota Ezawa, Chris McCaw, and Allison Smith, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016     Allison Smith, Marie Lindgren, and [Krig], Gävle Konstcentrum, Gävle, Sweden*
2015     The Collectors, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2015     Here We LTTR (LTTR Archive), Tensta Konsthall, Tensta, Sweden
2015     Alien She (LTTR Archive), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2015     The Way We Live Now: Modernist Ideologies at Work, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA*
2015     What Is To Come Has Already Arrived, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain; Koldo Mixtelena Kulturunea, San Sebastián, Spain*
​2014     Artadia, The Battery, San Francisco, CA
2014     One Thing Then Another, 3 Days Awake, Los Angeles, CA
2014     What Is To Come Has Already Arrived, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain (organized by Peter Coffin)*
2014     Cross Section: Recent Acquisitions, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA
2014     MoMA Studio: Breathe with Me, Education and Research Center, MoMA, New York, NY
2013     Labour and Wait, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA*
2013     Social Fabric, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2012     We the People, Francis Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
2012     Cultural Transference, EFA Project Space, New York, NY 
2012     International Orange, FOR-SITE Foundation, Fort Point, San Francisco, CA*
2011     Paper Quilt Project, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
2011     The Air We Breathe, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA*
2011     Bay Area Now 6, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2011     Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, Verdi Club, San Francisco, CA
2011     Embodying, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
2011     Printer's Proof, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York, NY
2010     Huckleberry Finn, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA*
2010     Open Score Variations, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
2010     The Old, Weird America: Folk Themes in Contemporary Art, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA*
2009     No Bees, No Blueberries, Harris Lieberman gallery, New York, NY
2009     The Old, Weird America: Folk Themes in Contemporary Art, deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, MA
2008     The Old, Weird America: Folk Themes in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX*
2008     The Future Must Be Sweet: Lower East Side Printshop Celebrates 40 Years, International Print Center, New York, NY*
2008     Democracy in America, Creative Time, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY*
2008     Gestures of Resistance: Craft, Performance, and the Politics of Slowness, Gray Matters Gallery, College Art Association, Dallas, TX
2008     Mildred's Lane, Alexander Gray Associates, New York, NY
2008     On Procession, Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN*
2008     Inner and Outer Space, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA*
2008     Ethnographies of the Future, BRIC Arts | Media House, Brooklyn, NY
2007     Funny Shadows: Daphne Fitzpatrick, Matt Keegan, Adam Putnam, and Allison Smith, Clifford Chance US, New York, NY 
2007     Poe & Twain Projects: Simon Leung, Allison Smith, and Amy Yoes, Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY*
2007     ÉTATS (faites-le vous-même)/ GROW YOUR OWN, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
2007     Interstate, High Desert Test Sites, Yucca Valley, CA and Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island CIty, NY
2006     Art in America, Arario Gallery, Cheonan, South Korea*
2006     Ahistoric Occasion: Artists Making History, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA*
2006     The “F” Word, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA*
2006     Was Wäre Wenn #4: Hands-On History, JET, Berlin, Germany*
2006     Interstate: The American Road Trip, High Desert Test Sites, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
2005     You are Here, Ballroom Marfa, TX
2005     Greater New York, P.S.1/Museum of Modern Art, Long Island City, NY*
2005     Log Cabin, Artists Space, New York, NY
2005     We Could Have Invited Everyone, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY 
2004     Explosion LTTR, Art in General, New York, NY 
2003     Formed to Function? John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI*
2002     End of the Rainbow, Bellwether gallery, New York, NY
2001     Sharon Core, Simone Dilaura, and Allison Smith, Bellwether, Brooklyn, NY
1997     Fearful Symmetry: Katherine Dimma and Allison Smith, Clementine, New York

AWARDS & HONORS
2021     Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Award, San Francisco, CA
2015     National Endowment for the Arts Project Grant, Washington, DC
2010     United States Artists Fellowship, New York, NY
2010     Creative Work Fund Visual Arts Grant, San Francisco, CA
2009     Alternative Exposure Grant, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2009     Artadia Award, San Francisco, CA
2008     Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award, New York, NY
2007     New York Foundation for the Arts Artist Fellowship, New York, NY
2005     Arts Council England Grant, London, UK
2005     Jerwood Charitable Foundation Grant, London, UK
2001     Lower East Side Printshop Special Editions Fellowship, New York, NY
1999     Susan H. Whedon Award, Yale University School of the Arts, New Haven, CT
1999     Leopold Schepp Foundation Fellowship, New York, NY
1995     David S. Woods Award for Humanitarianism, Eugene Lang College, New School for Social Research, New York, NY

NOTABLE RESIDENCIES
2015     IASPIS, Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Stockholm, Sweden
2014     Josep Lluis Sert Practitioner in the Arts, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2013–14  Museum of Modern Art, Artists Experiment Initiative, New York, NY
2013     Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
2012     Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2012     Artadia Artist-in-Residence, International Studio and Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, NY
2010     Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2010     San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2009     Henry L. & Natalie E. Freund Visiting Artist, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2007     Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
2006     Artpace International Artist Residency, San Antonio, TX
2005     Grizedale Arts, Cumbria, UK 

PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR
2021 Smith, Allison. “Quilts are Quilts.” Unconventional and Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar 1950-2000 (Second Edition). Quiltfolk & Schiffer Publishing, 2021.
2020 Smith, Allison. “Ritual Instruments for Addressing 400 Years of Trouble.” The Word for World is Forest. San Francisco: CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, 2020.
2018 Smith, Allison and Christina Zetterlund. "Allison Smith and Christina Zetterlund in Havruta." Models for a System. San Francisco: Contemporary Jewish Museum, 2018.
2016 Smith, Allison. “Installation” and “Prop.” In Terms of Performance. Berkeley: University of California and Philadelphia: Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, 2016.
2016 Smith, Allison. “To Market! To Market!” Allison Smith: The Cries of San Francisco. San Francisco: Southern Exposure, 2016.
2016 Smith, Allison. "Eighty Years in Oakland" and "History Lessons." CCA Sculpture: Eighty Years in Oakland. Oakland: California College of the Arts, 2016.
2014 Smith, Allison. “Quilts are Quilts.” Unconventional and Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar 1950-2000. New York: Abrams, 2014.
2014 Smith, Allison (as told to Jason Foumberg). “500 Words” column, Artforum.com, 24 November 2014.
2013 Smith, Allison. “Expanded Battle Fields: Craft as a Different Sort of Reenactment.” Collaboration Through Craft. London: Bloomsbury, 2013. 
2011 Smith, Allison. The Air We Breathe: Artists and Poets Reflect on Marriage Equality. San Francisco: SFMOMA, 2011.
2011 Smith, Allison. 41 Artists, 5 Cities, Artadia 08/09. New York: Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue, 2011.
2009 Smith, Allison and Doug Ashford. “Conversation.” MATRIX/Berkeley: A Changing Exhibition of Contemporary Art. Berkeley: University of California, BAMPFA, 2009.
2009 Smith, Allison. MATRIX/Berkeley: A Changing Exhibition of Contemporary Art. Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2009.
2009 Smith, Allison. “Parasol.” Home for Lost Ideas. London: Archive Books, 2009.
2009 Smith, Allison. “Native Funk and Flash." Journal of Modern Craft online, London, July 8 & 18, 2009.
2008 Smith, Allison. A Guide to Democracy in America. New York: Creative Time, 2008.
2007 Smith, Allison. “Ruskin Lace Today.” Knitknit [New York] 7 (2007): 2-3.
2007 Smith, Allison. “Call to Arms” and “A Tour Through the Encampment.” Allison Smith: The Muster: What Are You Fighting For? New York: Public Art Fund, 2007: 46-82. 
2006 Smith, Allison. “Public Address.” Was Wäre Wenn #4: Hands-On History. Berlin: JET, 2006.
2006 Carrington, Sarah and Allison Smith. “Notion Nanny: Tinker, Tailor, Merchant and Maker.” Knitknit [New York] 6 (2006): 20-21.
2006 Smith, Allison. “Address.” Now Again the Past: Rewind Replay Resound. Tonawanda, NY: Carnegie Art Center, 2006: 20-23.
2006 Smith, Allison. “The Muster: Address.” Who Cares. New York: Creative Time, 2006.
2006 Smith, Allison. “Every Thing.” Frozen Tears [London] 3, 2006: 773-778.
2006 Smith, Allison. “Public Address.” Ahistoric Occasion: On the Uses of History. North Adams, MA: MASS MoCA, 2006.
2005 Smith, Allison. “The Muster” Broadside. New York: Public Art Fund, 2005.
2005 Wolf, Matt, and Allison Smith. “Reenacting Stonewall, Jackson that is.” Journal of Aesthetics & Protest [Los Angeles] 1.4 (2005): 222-33.
2005 Wolf, Matt, and Allison Smith. “Reenacting Stonewall, Jackson that is.” queerkit.org
2004 Smith, Allison. “Notes on Trench Art.” LTTR [New York] 3, 2004.
2004 Smith, Allison and Daphne Fitzpatrick. “Conversation.” North Drive Press [New York] 1 (2004). 
2004 Smith, Allison. “Notes on Trench Art, or The Promiscuity of Meaning that Characterizes a Heretofore Invisible Class of Objects.” Frozen Tears [London] 2 (2004): 578-584.
2002 Smith, Allison. LTTR [New York] 1, 2002.
2001 Gober, Robert, Daphne Fitzpatrick and Allison Smith. “Bob Gober Talks with Daphne Fitzpatrick and Allison Smith.” Interview June 2001: 88+.
1999 Smith, Allison. New Observations #122: Of Hermes and History, 1999. 
1996 Smith, Allison. X-X-X Fruit #3: Diaries, June 1996.

MONOGRAPHS
2023     Allison Smith: The Compass Rose, Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, San Francisco, CA
2018     Allison Smith and Christina Zetterlund: Models for a System. Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
2016     Allison Smith: The Cries of San Francisco. Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2014     Allison Smith: Set Dressing. Arts Club of Chicago, IL
2014     Allison Smith: Rudiments of Fife & Drum. Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT (45 rpm vinyl record)
2010     Allison Smith: Needle Work. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
2007     Allison Smith: The Muster. Public Art Fund, New York, NY

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2021 Abbott, Kate. "Hancock Shakers used to hike this trail to sing and dance in worship on Holy Mount. A new sound installation grants you a similar journey." Berkshire Eagle, September 23, 2021.
2021 Falls, Susan and Jessica R. Smith. Overshot: The Political Aesthetics of Woven Textiles from the Antebellum South and Beyond. University of Georgia Press, 2021.
2020 Ball, Fiona, Naz Cuguoglu, Chloe Kwiatkowski, and Orly Vermes. The Word for World is Forest, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA

2018 Cast of Characters. New York: Bureau of General Services, Queer Division, LGBT Community Center, 2018. 
2018 State of the World. Kansas City: H&R Block Artspace, 2018.
2018 "California College of the Arts Appoints New Deans of Fine Arts, Humanities & Sciences." Artforum, April 18, 2018.
2018 Annie Armstrong, "California College of the Arts Appoints Two New Deans." ArtNews, April 18, 2018.
2018 Sarah Hotchkiss, "di Rosa Hands Programming Over to Artists in ‘Uncertain Times’." KQED Arts, February 1, 2018. 
2017 Deborah Lee, "Common Exchange Adds Uncommon Experiences to Public Space." Art Outdoors blog, October 17, 2017.
2017 Julia Bryan-Wilson, "Harmony Hammond Goes Down." Fray: Art + Textile Politics. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2017.
2017 "The Contemporary Jewish Museum exhibits works by Allison Smith." artdaily.com, July 21, 2017.
2017 Josh Fischer, "Interview with Allison Smith." bigredandshiny.org, June 27, 2017.
2017 Risa Puleo, "A Fanfare of Flags: Unwoven, Repurposed, Quilted, and Performed." hyperallergic.com, March 17, 2017.
​2017 Socrates Sculpture Park: Thirty Years, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York, 2017.
2017 Jennifer Levin, “Trenchant Insight: Source Materiel.” Santa Fe New Mexican, April 3, 2017.
2016 Jackie Jadrnak, “‘Trench art’ was an expression of love and life amid the violence of The Great War.” Albuquerque Journal, February 19, 2016.
2016 James Voorhies, "The Way We Live Now: Modernist Ideologies at Work." What Ever Happened to New Institutionalism?, Cambridge and Berlin: CCVA, Harvard and Sternberg Press, 2016.
2016 Elizabeth Thomas, “Acting Out.” Allison Smith: The Cries of San Francisco. San Francisco: Southern Exposure, 2016.
2016 Gwen Allen, “Craft, Commerce, & Communication in Allison Smith’s The Cries of SF.” Allison Smith: The Cries of San Francisco. San Francisco: Southern Exposure, 2016.
2015 Zechnowitz, Jessie Lauren. "Re-enacting Craft in Times of War: Allison Smith and Stephanie Syjuco's Activist Art." MA in Art: Art History Thesis, SF State University, 2015.
2015 Brian Boucher, "Dread Scott Wants You to Rise Up Against Slavery." artnet.com, September 29, 2015.
2015 Sarah Urist Green, “The Muster—Allison Smith.” The Art Assignment, PBS.org, May 7, 2015.
2015 Kerri-Lynn Reeves, “Heart of the Matter.” Craft Journal 7, no. 2, Winter 2015.
2015 Thomas Milroth, “The Ideological Surface-Crack.” Sydsvenskan. Malmo, Sweden, 2015.
2015 Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes, “Reactivate Utopias." What Is To Come Has Already Arrived. Donostia/ San Sebastián: Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia, 2015.
2015 Amada Cruz, Hare & Hound Press + Artpace: the Art of Collaboration. San Antonio: Linda Pace Foundation, 2015.
2015 Ann Landi, “Telling Stories in Three Dimensions: Installation Art Today.” ARTnews.com, January 20, 2015.
2015 Trent Morse, “Allison Smith: Material Girl.” ARTnews.com, January 17, 2015.
2014 Mark Pohlad, “Allison Smith: Arts Club of Chicago.” Newcity Art, December 12, 2014.
2014 Micol Hebron, “Social Fabric.” Journal of Modern Craft 6, no.3, 2014.
2014 Richard Klein, Allison Smith: Rudiments of Fife & Drum. Ridgefield, CT: Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 2014. 
2014 Elissa Auther, “A Brief History of Quilts in Contemporary Art.” Unconventional and Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar 1950-2000. New York: Abrams, 2014.
2014 Nicole Archer, “Hand in Glove: Allison Smith’s ‘Set Dressing’ and the Erotics of Historic Inconsistency.” Allison Smith: Set Dressing. Chicago: Arts Club of Chicago, 2014.
2014 Nicole Archer, “Security Blankets: Uniforms, Hoods, and the Textures of Terror.” Women and Performance, December 6, 2014. 
2014 Keri-Lynn Reeves and Jenny Western, “The Heart of the Matter.” Cahiers métiers d'art / Craft Journal [Montreal, Canada] 7, no. 2, 2014.
2013 Rebecca Uchill, “Processing Transactions, Forming Intent: Coproduction and Exchange in the Work of Allison Smith.” FutureAnterior 10, no. 1, Summer 2013. 
2013 Scarlet Cheng, “‘Labour and Wait’ Displays the Melding of Art and Craft.” Los Angeles Times, August 31, 2013.
2013 Brooke Hodge, “Where Arts and Crafts are One.” New York Times Magazine, New York, NY, July 1, 2013. 
2013 Jacquelyn Gleisner, “New Kids on the Block: All Who Muster with Allison Smith.” art:21, June 10, 2013. 
2013 Martha Schwendener, “Fifes and Drums as Performance Art.” New York Times, New York, NY, June 7, 2013. 
2013 Barbara Pollack, “The Civil War in Art, Then and Now.” ARTnews, May 15, 2013. 
2013 Julia Bryan-Wilson, "Knit Dissent." Contemporary Art: 1989 to the Present. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013, p. 245-253.
2012 Mel Y. Chen, “Masked States and the ‘Screen’ Between Security and Disability.” Women’s Studies Quarterly 40, no. 1 & 2 Spring/Summer 2012. 
2011 Matt Sussman, “Pre-Occupied.” San Francisco Bay Guardian, San Francisco, CA, December 20, 2011. 
2011 Frances De Vuono, “Allison Smith: MCA Denver.” Art in America, August 27, 2011. 
2011 Nirmala Nataraj, “‘The Cries of San Francisco’: Marketplace as Art.” San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA, June 2, 2011. 
2011 Allie Haeusslein, "Allison Smith at MCA Denver." DailyServing.com, May 12, 2011.
2011 Gerard Brown, “Reenactment and Relic: The Civil War in Contemporary Art.” Remixing the Civil War: Meditations on the Civil War Sesquicentennial. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011. 
2011 Pablo Helguera, Education for Socially Engaged Art. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2011.
2011 Rebecca Schneider, Performing Remains: Art and War in Times of Theatrical Reenactment. London: Routledge, 2011. 
2011 Allie Haeusslein, "Allison Smith at MCA Denver." DailyServing.com, May 2, 2011.
2011 Janice Jefferies, "Loving Attention: An Outburst of Craft in Contemporary Art." Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011.
2010 Jennifer Geigel Mikulay, “Acts of Association: Allison Smith’s Craft as Civic Practice.” Journal of Modern Craft 2, no. 2 (2010). 
2008 Geir Heraldseth, “Interview with Allison Smith.” Acne Paper 7, Paris, France, Autumn 2008. 
2008 Julia Bryan-Wilson, “The Politics of Craft.” Modern Painters, February 2008. 
2008 Tavia Nyong’o, “Period Rush: Affective Transfers in Recent Queer Art and Performance.” Theater History Studies 28, 2008. 
2007 Timothy Marvel Hull, “Entrenched with Allison Smith.” Swingset 8 (2007). 
2007 Aimee Walleston, “Allison Smith’s Semantic Battleground.” Tokion 2, no. 1 (2007). 
2007 L.D. Beghtol, “Fight Club: Allison Smith’s Project Inspires Protest.” Village Voice, New York, NY, March 30, 2007. 
2006 Adrian Plant, “Allison Smith: Notion Nanny.” a-n, May 2006. 
2005 James Trainor, “The Muster.” frieze, September 2005. 
2005 Nick Stillman, “Allison Smith.” Flash Art, July/September, 2005. 
2005 Alison Benjamin, “Allison Smith: Q &A.” The Guardian, London, England, August 24, 2005. 
2005 Barbara Pollack, “Allison Smith, Victory Hall.” Time Out New York, New York, NY, June 16-22, 2005. 
2005 Randy Kennedy, “Desert Island Fantasy.” New York Times, New York, NY, May 16, 2005. 
2005 Christopher Pacetta, “Ten-hut! New York Artists Invoke Civil War Imagery to Draw Attention to Their Favorite Causes.” New York Daily News, New York, NY, May 14, 2005. 
2005 Martha Schwendener, “Muster & Commander.” Time Out New York, New York, NY, May 12-18, 2005. 
2005 Ariella Budick, “Enlisting in the Army of Art.” New York Newsday, New York, NY, May 12, 2005. 
2005 Carol Vogel, “War & Pieces by Artists.” New York Times, New York, NY, May 6, 2005. 
2002 Roberta Smith, “Art in Review: Allison Smith, Ellen Altfest.” New York Times, New York, NY, October 4, 2002.

INVITED TALKS
2021     Artist Talk, Panelist, Another Crossing: Excavating Histories: Technique, Research, and Collaboration, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
2019     Panelist, In A Body as Queer as Nature, Lambda Literary Festival, Los Angeles, CA
2018     Panelist, Sculpture for Society Panel, Cleveland Sculptors Network, Cleveland, OH 
2018     Artist Talk (in conversation with Christina Zetterlund), Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
2018     Artist Talk (in conversation with Jessica Ingram), di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, Napa, CA
2017     Artist Talk (in conversation with Anastasia James), Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
2017     Allison Smith: Common Goods (with Judith Leemann), Cambridge Historical Society, Cambridge Common Park, Cambridge, MA
2015     Artist Talk (in conversation with Jane Kimball): Source Materiel, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
2014     Co-organizer, Presenter, The Curative Object Symposium, Contemporary Art Forum series, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2015     Artist Talk: Source Materiel, Signal Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden
2015     Artist Talk, Gallery Walkthrough, Here we LTTR, Tensta Konsthall, Tensta, Sweden
2015     Artist Talk, Decad, Berlin, Germany
2015     Artist Talk, Panelist, Art from Research Panel, ARTspace, College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, NY
2014     Artist Talk, Gallery Walkthrough, Artists on Art Series, Photography and the American Civil War exhibition, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
2014     Artist Talk: Set Dressing, Arts Club of Chicago, IL
2014     Artist Talk, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2013     Artist Talk, Workshop, Craft and Folk Art Museum/California State University, Department of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2013     Artist Talk: Trench Art, Subjective Histories of Sculpture Series, SculptureCenter, Vera List Center for Art & Politics, New York, NY
2012     Discussant (in conversation with Jennifer DeVere Brody), Precarious Performance, History of Art Department/Theater Dance and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley, CA
2012     Presenter, Moderator, ReMODEL: Sculpture Education Now Symposium, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2012     Artist Talk, Salon: Allison Smith and Leslie Shows, International Studio and Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, NY
2012     Artist Talk, Panelist, Material Culture as Cultural Material Panel, New Approaches to Presenting American Art Symposium, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
2011     Artist Talk, Panelist, Expanding Craft/Expanding Objects Panel, Situated: Time-based Art and Neighborhood Ecologies Symposium, University of California, Berkeley, CA
2011     Presenter, Moderator, Craft Forward Symposium, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2010     Artist Talk, Small Talk series, Huckleberry Finn Exhibition, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
2010     Artist Talk, Gallery Walkthrough, American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life Exhibition, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
2010     Artist Talk, Panelist, YES Symposium: The Persistence of Optimism, Tang Teaching Museum and ArtGallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
2010     Artist Talk, Panelist, Unruly Work: Queer Art and Activism Panel, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2008     Roundtable Discussant, Post-Studio Lessons: Teaching Art in the 21st Century Think Tank, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2008     Artist Talk, Panelist, Crafting Protest Panel, Vera List Center for Art & Politics, New York, NY
2007     Artist Talk (in conversation with Nato Thompson), Initial Public Offerings (I.P.O.): New Objects, New Audiences Series, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2007     Artist Talk, Panelist, Exploring the Rise of Reenactment as a Form of Public Memory Panel, Ahistoric Occasion: The Uses of History in Contemporary Art Symposium, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and The Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, North Adams and Williamstown, MA
2006     Artist Talk, Artists Speak: Conversations on Contemporary Art with Glenn D. Lowry Series, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2005     Roundtable Discussant, Who Cares: Beauty & Its Discontents Think Tank, Creative Time, New York, NY
2005     Artist Talk, Spencer Museum of Art and University of Kansas, Art Department, Lawrence, KS
2005     Artist Talk (in conversation with Jeffrey Uslip), Initial Public Offerings (I.P.O.) Series, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2005     Artist Talk, Panelist, Log Cabin Symposium, Vera List Center for Art and Politics and Artists Space, New York, NY

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES & CRITIQUES
2019     Lecture and Critiques, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
2018     Lecture, School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
2017     Lecture and Graduate Workshop, Nomad 9 Interdisciplinary MFA Program, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, CT
2016     Lecture and Undergraduate Critiques, Kansas City Art Institute, Fiber Department, Kansas City, MO
2016     Lecture and Graduate Critiques, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2016     Lecture and Graduate Workshop, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
2015     Lecture and Graduate Critiques, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
2014     Graduate Critiques, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
2013     Lecture and Critiques, The Critique Program, San Francisco, CA
2013     Lecture and Graduate Critiques, University of California, Davis, MFA Program, CA
2013     Lecture and Undergraduate and Graduate Critiques, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Art Practice, CA
2012     Lecture, Sonoma State University, Department of Art and Art History, Rohnert Park, CA
2012     Lecture, Temple Contemporary/ Tyler School of Art, Foundations Program, Philadelphia, PA
2012     Lecture, Mildred’s Lane, Beach Lake, PA
2011     Lecture, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Fiber & Material Studies Department, Chicago, IL
2011     Lecture, Mills College, MFA Program, Oakland, CA
2010     Lecture and Critiques, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2009     Lecture and Critiques, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2009     Lecture and Critiques, Mildred’s Lane, Beach Lake, PA
2009     Lecture and Graduate Critiques, Massachusetts College of Art, MFA Program, Boston, MA
2009     Lecture and Graduate Critiques, Rhode Island School of Design, Glass Department, Providence, RI
2009     Lecture and Graduate Critiques, University of California, Berkeley, MFA Program, CA
2009     Lecture and Critiques, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University, MFA Program, St. Louis, MO
2008     Lecture and Graduate Critiques, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, MFA Art Department, Minneapolis, MN
2008     Lecture and Critiques, Mildred’s Lane, Beach Lake, PA
2008     Lecture and Undergraduate Critiques, School of Visual Arts, Fine Arts Department, New York, NY
2008     Lecture and Graduate Critiques, California College of the Arts, MFA Social Practice Program, San Francisco, CA
2008     Lecture and Critiques, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN
2007     Lecture and Graduate Critiques, School of Visual Arts, MFA Program, New York, NY
2007     Lecture and Graduate Critiques, Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, MFA Program, New Brunswick, NJ
2007     Lecture and Critiques, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
2007     Lecture and Graduate Critiques, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Sculpture Department, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2007     Lecture and Graduate Critiques, University of Southern California Roski School of Fine Arts, MFA Program, Los Angeles, CA
2006     Keynote Lecture and Graduate Critiques, University of the Arts, College of Art & Design, MFA Program, Philadelphia, PA
2006     Lecture, Florida International University, Miami, FL
2006     Lecture, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
2006     Lecture, Maryland Institute College of Art, Fiber Department/Sculptural Studies, Baltimore, MD
2006     Lecture, Performance Studies Department, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York, NY
2006     Lecture and Critiques, Maine College of Art, MFA Program, Portland, ME
2006     Undergraduate Critiques, Yale School of Art, Sculpture Department, New Haven, CT
2006     Graduate Critiques, Parsons School of Design, Fine Arts Department, New York, NY
2006     Lecture and Undergraduate Critiques, Rhode Island School of Design, Textiles Department, Providence, RI
2005     Lecture, Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles, Goldsmiths College, University" of London, UK
2005     Lecture and Undergraduate Critiques, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England, UK
2005     Lecture and Graduate Critiques, New York University Steinhardt School, Studio Art Department, New York, NY
2005     Graduate Thesis Committee, Columbia University School of the Arts, Visual Arts Division, New York, NY
2005     Lecture and Graduate Critiques, Rhode Island School of Design, Glass Department, Providence, RI
2005     Lecture, Undergraduate and Graduate Critiques, Rhode Island School of Design, Textiles Department, Providence, RI
2005     Undergraduate Critiques, Yale University School of Art, Sculpture Department, New Haven, CT
2004     Lecture and Undergraduate Critiques, Barnard College, Fine Arts Department, New York, NY
2004     Lecture and Graduate Critiques, Rhode Island School of Design, Printmaking Department, Providence, RI
2002     Lecture and Undergraduate Critiques, New York University Steinhardt School, Studio Art Department, New York, NY
2002     Lecture and Graduate Critiques, Rhode Island School of Design, Glass Department, Providence, RI
2001     Lecture and Undergraduate Critiques, Rhode Island School of Design, Glass Department, Providence, RI
2000     Lecture and Undergraduate Critiques, The Corcoran College of Art & Design, Sculpture Department, Washington, DC
2000     Andrew Mellon Visiting Artist Lecturer, Pratt Institute, Visual Arts Program, Brooklyn, NY

COLLECTIONS
Arario Gallery, Cheonan, South Korea
Art, Design and Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, CA
Birmingham Art Museum, AL
Brooklyn Museum, NY
Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, IL
Clifford Chance, New York, NY
Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco, CA
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY 
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
Hammer Museum, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
Landfill Archive of Socially Engaged Artworks, thelandfill.org
Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio, TX
Living as Form Archive of Socially Engaged Practices, Creative Time, New York, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO 
Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
New York Public Library, NY
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Queens Museum, NY
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI
Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University
Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS
University Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Vera List Center, New School, New York, NY
West Collection, Oaks, PA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
(Works held in private collections the worldwide)

SELECTED ACADEMIC SERVICE (CCA)
202122  Search, Tenure-Track Hires (2) in Animation, Game Arts
2021–22  Chair, Interim Review Committees (8), Tenure and Full Professor Reviews
2019–  Member, Decolonial School
2019-20  Chair, Interim Review Committees (8), Tenure and Full Professor Reviews
2018–19  Chair, Interim Review Committees (6), Tenure and Full Professor Reviews
2016–17  Co-Chair, Individualized Studies Major
2016–17  Co-Chair, Faculty Campus Planning Committee
2011–17  Chair, Sculpture Program
2017  Member, Interim Review Committee, Tenure-Track Hire in Sculpture
2016  Program Chair Representative, External Review, Sculpture Program
2016  Member, Search Committee, Dean of Fine Arts
2016  Member, Graduate Fine Arts Admissions Committee 
2016   Member, Interim Review Committee, Tenure-Track Hire in Architecture
2013–16  Member, Campus Planning Committee 
2015  Member, Search Committee, 3D Studio Operations Manager 
2013–15  Member, Academic Planning Steering Committee 
2014  Member, Interim Review Committee, Tenure-Track Hire in Printmaking
2014  Chair, Search Committee, Tenure-Track Hire in Sculpture 
2009–14  Member, Graduate Fine Arts Admissions Committee 
2011–12  Member, Graduate Fine Arts Advisory Committee 
2011  Faculty Representative, External Review, CCA Sculpture Program
2009–12  Member, Executive Committee
2009  Member, Search Committee, Tenure-Track Hire in Textiles

SELECTED ACADEMIC SERVICE (CMU SCHOOL OF ART)
2018  Chair, Wrong Way Award Committee
2018  Member, Senior Awards Committee
2018  Member, Freshman Awards Committee
2017–18  Member, Sophomore Review Committee
2017–18  Member, Graduate Admissions Committee
2017–18  Undergraduate Portfolio Reviews, Interviews, Admissions Committee
2017  Member, Visiting Artist Lecture Series Committee

SELECTED ACADEMIC SERVICE (MISC.)
2021     External Evaluator, Sculpture Program, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
2020     External Evaluator, Full Professor Review, University of Illinois, School of Art and Art History, College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts, Chicago, IL 
2020     External Evaluator, Full Professor Review, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
2018     External Evaluator, Tenure Review, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2012     External Evaluator, Tenure Review, Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse, NY 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 
2021–    Member, International Council of Fine Arts Deans
2006–    
Companion, Guild of St. George
1996–    
Member, College Art Association 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION
2010–17     Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
2000–07     Bellwether, New York, NY

LIST OF COURSES TAUGHT                                                                                                                    
Undergraduate Sculpture
Sculpture Fundamentals  Columbia FA00, FA01, SP02, FA02, SP03
Fundamentals of Sculpture  NYU FA07
Sculpture 1: Back to the Land CCA  FA08
Sculpture 1: Making & Meaning CCA  FA09, SP09, FA10, SP13
Sculpture 2: Site & Time  CCA  FA09, FA10, FA13
Intermediate Sculpture  Yale (TA) FA98
Sculpture Workshop: Arts & Crafts as Working Model CCA FA08
Advanced Sculpture Workshop: Extreme Sculpture CCA SP10, SP11, SP12
Advanced Sculpture Special Topic: Live Matter CMU FA17
Advanced Sculpture Special Topic: Thing Theory CMU SP18
Sculpture Senior Project/ Community Arts Sr. Thesis CCA FA16
 
Graduate Sculpture
Graduate Critique Seminar: Finding Sculpture CCA SP11
 
Undergraduate Studio
Sophomore Drawing Parsons SP03
Senior Project (co-taught with Kara Walker) Columbia SP01
Fabric of Conscience MICA SP07, SP08
 
Graduate Studio/Seminar
Integrative Seminar CMU SP18   
Material Practice Project Seminar: Craft Lab CCA FA09, SP10
Fine Arts Seminar: Finding Sculpture CCA SP11
Studio Research Lab: Reenactment  CCA SP13, SP14
Digital Video Synthesis  Yale (TA) FA98
 
Undergraduate Critique
Interdisciplinary Critique  CCA SP22
Mentorship 1 & 2 CCA  SP16
Independent Study CMU SP18
 
Graduate Critique
Dialogues & Practices I CCA FA10, FA11, FA16, FA19
Dialogues & Practices II: Arts & Crafts CCA SP09
Graduate Advising & Studio Practice  CCA FA08, SP09, FA09, SP10, FA10, SP11, FA11, SP12, FA12, SP13, FA13, SP14, SP16

Undergraduate Art History
Renaissance to Modern Art  IAU SU02
Modern Art IAU SU02, SU03, SU04, SU05, SU06, SU07 

Graduate Art History
Contemporary Art History & Theory CCA FA12
 
Undergraduate Writing
Senior Thesis Parsons FA00, SP01, FA01, SP02, FA02, SP03 

Study Abroad (Aix-en-Provence, France)
Advanced Drawing MICA FA03, FA04
Interdisciplinary Seminar MICA FA03, FA04
Op-en-Provence CCA SU16
 
 
KEY:
CCA California College of the Arts, Oakland and San Francisco, CA
CMU School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Columbia Visual Arts Division, Columbia University, New York, NY
IAU Institute for American Universities, Aix-en-Provence, France
MICA Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Parsons Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
YALE (TA) Award, School of Art, Yale University, New Haven, CT

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