Allen Peterson                                                                                          173 Clay Street SE

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Solo Exhibitions and Features

2019    Coevolution, Young Harris College, Campus Gate Gallery, Hiawassee, GA

2017    flora / fauna, Wondershop, Atlanta, GA

            Kirkwood Beehive, 20 x 50 foot outdoor mural commissioned by the Kirkwood Neighborhood Organization. 

                     At the corner of Rocky Ford and College Avenue, Atlanta, GA

2016   Crosspollination, performance art written and directed; with technical crew and cast of dancers,

                     at the Grand Opening of Sculpture Fields at Montague Park, Chattanooga, TN

2015    Northwest Atlanta Globe, an eight-foot diameter cast aluminum orb with a 30x30 foot treatment of the concrete entry plaza;

                     commissioned by Fulton County Public Art Program; permanent, at Fulton County’s

                     Northwest Library at Scotts Crossing, Atlanta, GA

2014    Paying Your Dues/ Fame Stage, a commissioned three-month community performance/intervention

                     using a 4x7x3 foot bicycle cart.  Public art presence throughout August-November 2014, Atlanta BeltLine, Atlanta, GA

2013    Beekeepers, SCAD Sculpture Gallery, Atlanta, GA

            Coevolution, Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA

2011    Hive Consciousness, Melvin Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2008    Cities And Memory, University of West Georgia, Carrolton, GA

2007    Cities And The Sky, Pei Ling Chan Gallery, Savannah, GA

2006    Recent Works, romo Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2004    Navigating Systems, Durbin Gallery, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL

2001    Remnants of an Iron Culture, bare hands gallery, Birmingham, AL

2000    Casting Lots, bare hands gallery, Birmingham, AL

1999   Wands and Staves: a toolbox for the soul’s maintenance, Heritage Hall Museum, Talladega, AL

1999   News From the Iron Planet, Center For Cultural Arts, Gadsden, AL

1998   Crow’s Nest, installation, bare hands gallery, Birmingham, AL

1997    WHAT DOES YOUR FIRE BURN, Joe, Birmingham, AL

1996    Trigrams, The Metropolitan Arts Council Gallery, Birmingham, AL

1996    Myth Seeds, The Birmingham Art Association

1995    The Serpent’s Egg, The Highland Booksmith, Birmingham, AL

1994    The Portrait Game, Chez Artiste, Denver, CO

 

Group Exhibitions

2020    Resilience, curated by Shannon Morris.  Weave Shed Gallery, Hambidge Creative Residency Center, Rabun Gap, GA

2019    25 Years of Public Art, curated by Fulton County Public Art.  Peachtree Gallery, Fulton County Government Center, Atlanta, GA

            Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, curated by Etienne Jackson, sculptor. Aviation Community Cultural Center, Atlanta, GA

            50 x 50: Iron Art by 50 years of University of Minnesota alums, curated by Wayne Potratz and Tamsie Ringler.  Katherine Nash Gallery, Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota,

                         Minneapolis, MN

            EVERLASTING BLOOM: Inspired Rhythms, curated by Lisa Alembik.  Weave Shed Gallery, Hambidge Creative Residency Center, Rabun Gap, GA

            Cope, Drag, and Core, juried by Stacey Holloway, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama Birmingham; David Lobdell, Professor & Chair, New Mexico Highlands University; and

                         Laura Elizabeth Mullen, Preparator, St. Louis Art Museum.  In conjunction with the National Conference on Cast Iron Art and Practices.  Sloss Warehouses/The Back Forty,

                         Birmingham, AL

            Iron Tribe, curated by David Lobdell, Professor & Chair, New Mexico Highlands University, NM

            Gathered New Works, curated by Jessica Helfrecht. BrightHouse, Atlanta, GA

2018    CAST: Art and Objects, curated by Jen Townsend and Renee Zettle-Sterling.  Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

            EngageMINT, group benefit auction exhibition, Blue Mark Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2018    Intent: A Tool Show, curated by Miranda Kyle.  Suraci Gallery at Marywood University, Scranton, PA, in conjunction with the Eighth International Conference On

                        Contemporary Cast Iron Art

            Traces of Beauty: Mark Making With Iron, curated by Lauren Koch.  Marquis Gallery, Scranton, PA, in conjunction with the Eighth International Conference On

                        Contemporary Cast Iron Art

2017    Imaginary Million, juried one-night event by Wonderroot. Defoor Centre, Atlanta, GA

            Vote!, juried show, Juror Jessica Helfrecht, Defoor Centre, Atlanta, GA

            Menagerie: Animal as Symbol, curated by Stacey Holloway, Assistant Professor of Art.  Ground Floor Contemporary, Birmingham, AL

            Hall of Fallen Empires, curated by Eron Rauch, Orenda Records. Blue Whale, Los Angeles, CA

            Summer Swan Invitational, Co-curated by Marianne Lambert and Mary Callan Thomas, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2016    Foxfire: Weaving a Visual History, curated by Jessica Helfrecht, Weave Shed Gallery, Hambidge Center for the Arts, Rabun Gap, GA

2015    Outdoor Pro, Midsouth Sculpture Alliance members’ juried show, Juror Joseph Becherer,

                           hosted by Midsouth Sculpture Alliance and the Fulton County Arts Council.  Southwest Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA

            Hambidge Invitational Fall Exhibition, curated by Mary Callan Thomas, Weave Shed Gallery, Hambidge Center for the Arts, Rabun Gap, GA

2014    Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2014, outdoor exhibition curated by Atlanta BeltLine art and design committee, Atlanta BeltLine, Atlant, GA

            Celebration: the work of Professor Robert Tucker and his students, Durbin Gallery, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL

2013    Visions of the Eco-Future, curated by Lisa Alembik, Hambidge Center for the Arts, Rabun Gap, GA

            Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2013, outdoor exhibition curated by Atlanta BeltLine art and design committee, Atlanta BeltLine, Atlanta, GA

            Invitational Show of Pottery and Handmade Objects, curated by Hambidge Director Jamie Badoud, Weave Shed Gallery, Hambidge Center for the Arts, Rabun Gap, GA

            In the Fold, exhibition of sketchbook art, curated by Marcia Cohen, SCAD Library, Atlanta, GA

2012    Vernissage, campus-wide group exhibition at SCAD-Lacoste, curated by Cédric Maros and Eleanor Twiford, Lacoste, France

            Great Artdoors Festival, installation in the Hambidge spring-house, in a group exhibition curated by Hambidge Director Jamie Badoud, Hambidge Center for the Arts, Rabun Gap, GA

2011    Selections, invitational curated by Wil Grewe-Mullins, Fernbank Museum, Atlanta, GA

2010    Four Fields, invitational curated by Prof. Mark Wentzel, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

            Lot and Parcel, invitational curated by Susannah Darrow and Christa Tinsley, Wonderroot, Atlanta

            First Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, juried by Professor Kevin Shunn, University of West Georgia

            Iron Exhibition 2010, Sixth International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Kidwelly Industrial Museum, Kidwelly, Wales, UK.

            National Iron, National Juried Exhibition, juried by Stephen Glueckert, Curator of Exhibitions, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT.

2009    Things Happen In Fives, SCAD-Atlanta sculpture faculty exhibition, Studioplex, Atlanta, GA

            Scratching the Surface, curated by Marianne Lambert, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2008    National Invitational Sculpture Exhibition: Mentors & Students, curated by Tom Gipe, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, IL

            SCAD Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition, curated by Larry Jens Anderson, Studioplex, Atlanta, GA

            Southern Heat, invitational curated by Wilson Center for the Arts, South Gallery, Florida Community College, Jacksonville, FL

2007    Hush, curated by Herb Williams, Rymer Gallery, Nashville, TN

            Looks Good On Paper, juried by Julia A. Fenton, Spruill Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA

            No Name Show, invitational, curated by Wendy James, SLM Projects, Roswell, GA

            About Sculpture, sculpture faculty show, Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah, GA

2006    Major Works, sculpture and printmaking faculty show, SCAD-Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

            The Bridge, juried show, B Complex, Atlanta, GA

            National Juried Show, eyedrum, Atlanta, GA

            CupolAesthetics, invitational, Elton Gallery, Gorge Museum, Ironbridge, England, UK

2005    Regarding One Hundred: Faculty Exhibition, Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

            Birmingham’s Best Young Artists, juried show, Schedler Minchin Gallery, Birmingham, AL

            The Iron Tribe 2005, international invitational, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM, Curator: David Lobdell, Professor of Art, NMHU           

            Metalliform: All things metal, invitational, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

2004    Iron And, five person show, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL

            47th Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art, national juried exhibition, Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts, Chautauqua, NY, Juror: Donald Kuspit

            Box Fresh, intercollegiate juried student exhibition, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN           

            Refresh, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

            Printmaking and Drawing Show, juried show, Minnetonka Center for Art, Minnetonka, MN

2003    Sixteen Spaces of Hope, a day of presentations documenting works completed by students of artist Alfredo Jaar as part of Jaar’s Project One, University of Minnesota

            Paper and Metal, invitational, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN, curated by Gallery Director Mary Jo Pauley

            Sloss Alumni/Alumnae Show, invitational, Circle Gallery, Birmingham, AL, curated by Matt Eaton, Resident Artist, Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

            The Iron Tribe 2003, international invitational, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM, Curator: David Lobdell, Professor of Art, NMHU           

            Big Ten Exhibition, eleven person show, Big Ten Conference Headquarters, Chicago, IL

2002    University of Minnesota Sculpture Show, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Minnetonka, MN

            Fire to Form: A Cast Iron Exhibition, juried show, Fourth International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Johnson Atelier, Trenton, NJ, 2002

            Minnesota Society of Sculptors Exhibition, juried show, Premier Galley, Minneapolis, MN

            Scholarship Recipients Show, group show, Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota

2001    Graduate Student Show, group show, Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota

            The Iron Tribe, international invitational, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM

            Dynamo Hum, four-person show, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, AL

2000    do it, invitational, Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, GA,  Curator: Rebecca Dimling Cochran, Interim Curator at the Atlanta College of Art; Exhibition

                   Originator: Hans Ulrich Obrist, Curator, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

            The Iron Show: Contemporary Cast Iron Sculpture in the Southeast, Durbin Gallery, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL

            Rites, four-person show, The Arts Company, Nashville, TN

            Ferrum: Contemporary Cast Iron Sculpture by Artists at Sloss, bare hands gallery, Birmingham, AL

            A Mark in Time: Masterworks of Contemporary Alabama Craft, a traveling invitational exhibited at the Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL; Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan,

                    AL; Tennessee Valley Art Center, Tuscumbia, AL; Gadsden Cultural Arts Center, Gadsden, AL; Alabama Artists Gallery, Montgomery, AL; Heritage Hall Museum, Talladega, AL;

                    Ferguson Gallery, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.  Curator: Georgine Clark, Visual Arts Chair, Alabama State Council on the Arts

1999   Moving On: Art For the New Millennium, five-person show, Alabama State Council on the Arts Gallery, Montgomery, AL, Curator: Georgine Clark, Visual Arts Chair, Alabama State

                     Council on the Arts

            Iron Revival: The Tent Exhibition, conference exhibition, Southern Conference on Cast Iron Art, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, AL

1998   Shine, bare hands gallery, Birmingham, AL

1997   The Mask Show, invitational, bare hands gallery, Birmingham, AL

1996   Alumni Exhibition, invitational, Durbin Gallery, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL

1995   French Lick (indiana), four-person show, Ferguson Gallery, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

1994   Fall Exhibition, Asylum Gallery, Denver, CO

            Alternative Arts Alliance 1994 Open Show, The Alternative Arts Alliance, Denver, CO,

            B.F.A. exhibition, Durbin Gallery, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL

            Juried Student Annual Exhibition, Durbin Gallery, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994)

 

Performance Art (* indicates work led or directed)

2019    *Paying Your Dues/ Fame Stage, a commissioned three-month community performance/intervention

                      using a 4x7x3 foot bicycle cart.  Public art presence throughout August-November 2019, Atlanta BeltLine, Atlanta, GA

2018   Timepiece, performance art at MOCA Jacksonville, FL, USA.  Collaboration with Jenny Hager and Lance Vickery

            Iron Wedding, performance art at the finale and closing ceremony of the Eighth International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Scranton PA, USA. 

                       Participation included the design, fabrication, and operation of an oversize kinetic “music box” that plays wedding chimes in a composition by collaborator Nicole Bossavo. 

                       Led by Prof. Jennifer Hager of University of North Florida.

            RiNo IroN, a video created by Prof. Rian Kerrane of the University of Colorado, Denver, with students.  Participation included the use of performance art footage, which was

                      featured in the video.

2016    *Crosspollination, performance art written and directed; with technical crew and cast of dancers,

                     at the Grand Opening of Sculpture Fields at Montague Park, Chattanooga, TN

2014    *Paying Your Dues/ Fame Stage, a commissioned three-month community performance/intervention

                      using a 4x7x3 foot bicycle cart.  Public art presence throughout August-November 2014, Atlanta BeltLine, Atlanta, GA

            McTell Street (an ephemeral platform), participated in this project by Flux Projects, involving organized street performances

                      by a wide variety of artists and musicians during April 2014, in prominent locations in Midtown Atlanta, GA

2011    *Hive Consciousness, performance art commissioned by Flux Projects for the event FLUX 2011, Atlanta, GA

2010    *The Body Ferric, performance art co-written and co-directed in collaboration with artists Cynthia Handel and Denise Snaer-Gauder,

                      at the Sixth International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Kidwelly Industrial Museum, Kidwelly, Wales, UK.

2009    *Iron Roots, performance art as part of Le Flash, a night of art curated by Stuart Keeler and Cathy Byrd, Castleberry Hills Arts District, Atlanta, GA

2008    *Interlink, performance art as part of Le Flash, a night of art curated by Stuart Keeler, Castleberry Hills Arts District, Atlanta, GA

2007    *Interlink, performance art at the Southern Conference on Cast Iron Art, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, AL

2004    *Navigating Systems, Durbin Gallery, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL

2003    *Crosspollination, performance art written and directed; with Andrea Zimmerman, choreographer;

                      Wayne Potratz, furnace-master; technical crew and cast of dancers, at the University of Minnesota, Arts Quarter Collective Event

            Surface, performance art; cowriter and set designer; with Julie MacGarvie, cowriter and theatrical director,

                     and Ryan Philippi, cowriter and video director, at the University of Minnesota, Arts Quarter Collective Event,

            *Colony03, performance art at the Southern Conference on Cast Iron Art, Sloss FurnacesBirmingham, AL

2002    *Colony02, performance art with Andrea Zimmerman, choreographer; Wayne Potratz, furnace-master;

                      technical crew and cast of dancers, at the University of Minnesota, Arts Quarter Collective Event

            * Colony, performance art at the Fourth International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Johnson Atelier/ Grounds for Sculpture, Trenton, NJ

2001    Shuttlecock, supporting performer in a performance by Michael Petersen, at the University of Minnesota, Arts Quarter Collective Event

2000   * untitled casting performance, completing an idea conceived by Maria Eichhorn for the “do it”

                      exhibition, an introductory piece to “Performance With Cast,” bare hands galley, Birmingham, AL

1999   * apart•ment, performance art with old-time string band Vulcan’s Britches, with D. Braxton Harris and Beau Butler, technical support; bare hands gallery, Birmingham, AL

            *News From the Iron Planet, performance art, collaborating with Erik R. Johnson, Matt Eaton, and Matthew Wicker, furnace crew, Gadsden Cultural Arts Center, Gadsden, AL

            * Initiation, with Michael Saab, pyrotechnics and percussion; Stefanie Everett, movement and dance;

                      Erik R. Johnson, furnace-master; and cast.  Southern Conference on Cast Iron Art, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, AL

1998   * Equinox, performance art, bare hands gallery, Birmingham, AL

1997    * Rhythms of Consciousness, performance art at Joe, Birmingham, AL

 

 

Selected Public Art

Paying Your Dues/ Fame Stage, performance using a 4x7x3 foot bicycle cart, temporary public art presence (ongoing throughout August-November 2019), Atlanta BeltLine, Atlanta, GAKirkwood Beehive, 20 x 50 foot outdoor mural commissioned by the Kirkwood Neighborhood Organization. 

                     Painting starts Spring 2017 at the corner of Rocky Ford and College Street, Atlanta, GA

Northwest Atlanta Globe, an 8-foot diameter cast aluminum spheroid with a 30x30 foot treatment of the concrete entry plaza,

                     commissioned by Fulton County Public Art Program; permanent, at the Northwest Library at Scotts Crossing, Atlanta, G

Phoenix: Atlanta’s Railroad Rebirth, 8x6x5 feet; 2013; permanent, in the collection of Atlanta BeltLine

Ovum, cast iron and steel, 34x38x38 inches; 2010-2013; University of West Georgia, Carrolton, GA

Diving Board, cast concrete park bench, 1.5x9x2 feet; 2005, permanent, Cherokee Park, York, AL

Kiddie Pool, cast iron on concrete slab, 0.2x12x25 feet; 2005, permanent, Cherokee Park, York, AL 

Lifeboat, steel and cast iron, 8x11x10 feet. Whatley Elementary School, 2000, permanent, Birmingham,AL

Sieve, steel and cast iron,11x5x5 feet. Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, 2000-13,Birmingham, AL

Alabama Veterans Memorial, cast aluminum relief, 12x14x8 inches, part of a composite piece, including work by many other Alabama artists.  1999, permanent; Birmingham, AL

 

 

Visiting Artist and Juror

2019    •College of Charleston, SC; visiting artist, slide talk, guest critique, metal casting demo and workshop

            •Millsaps College, Jackson, MS: visiting artist, slide talk, guest critique, papermaking workshop

2018    •University of North Florida; visiting artist, led students in a metal fabrication workshop to produce a larger than life Wedding Music Box for the interdisciplinary

                        performance piece Iron Wedding

2017    •University of West Georgia; visiting artist, assisted by students to create outdoor sculpture Iron Beehive, mini-performance during Fall Iron Pour

            •Turning Sun School, Atlanta, GA; talk with preschoolers about honeybees at Kirkwood Beehive mural; classroom visit and interaction with the installation Let’s All Be Beekeepers

                        When We Grow Up

2016    •East Carolina University, Greenville, NC; visiting artist, slide talk, guest demonstration of casting techniques at the Fall Iron Pour

2013    •Alpharetta High School, Atlanta, GA; visiting artist, workshop in moldmaking and plaster casting

            •Young Harris College, Young Harris, GA; visiting artist, slide talk, juror of annual student exhibition

            •Roswell High School, Atlanta, GA; visiting artist, slide talk, guest critique

2012    •University of Tennessee, Knoxville; visiting artist, slide talk, cast iron performance

            •Roswell High School, Atlanta, GA; visiting artist, slide talk, guest critique

            •Art In Public Places Knoxville, outdoor exhibition throughout Knoxville, TN; juror

            •Nexus 2012, guest juror, UT Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN

2010    •Concurrency, second Northeast Florida Sculptors exhibition, Juror.  AT&T Tower, entryway gallery, Jacksonville, FL

            •University of Oklahoma, visiting artist, panelist, guest discussion with students, guest judge of Wearable Art Fashion Show

2008    •University of West Georgia, Carrolton, GA, demonstration on chill-molds for iron, guest studio visit and student critique, juror of annual student exhibition

            •Georgia High School Drawing Competition, SCAD-Atlanta, one of three faculty jurors

2006    •Emporia State University, Emporia, KS, slide talk, guest discussion with students

2005    •Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI, slide talk, guest student critiques

            •Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA, slide talk

2004    •Birmingham-Southern College, exhibition/ installation, performance, slide talk, and guest critique of the work of six B.F.A seniors

2000    •University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR, week-long workshop on furnace construction and moldmaking for cast iron sculpture

            •Hoover High School, Birmingham, AL, guest artist lecture and juror of student exhibition

 

 

Residencies

2012    Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA

2011    Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA

2005   municipalWORKSHOP, York, AL – public art residency

1998-2001   Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham, AL  – residency in Metal Arts program

 

 

Grants/ Honors/ Awards

2016    Awarded an Art of Giving grant, a public art award, for Northwest Atlanta Globe.  Grant program sponsored by Americans for the Arts and KRIS wines.

2014    Awarded the commission of Northwest Atlanta Globe, by Fulton County Arts and Culture, a project of over $100,000

                      for creating large-scale work for the entry plaza of a library being built in northwest Atlanta, GA

            Awarded the commission of Paying Your Dues/ Fame Stage, Atlanta BeltLine, a work with a sculptural and performance presence

                       throughout the duration of the exhibition Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2014

            Awarded grant money from FLUX Projects Atlanta, for a contributing role in McTell Street (an ephemeral platform), a project in public artistic practice

2013    Awarded the commission of Phoenix: Atlanta’s Railroad Rebirth, Atlanta BeltLine

2012    Presidential Fellowship for Faculty Development, Savannah College of Art and Design

2011    NEA New Artist Initiative grant from the Hambidge Art Center, Rabun Gap, GA

            Awarded the honor of being a Hambidge Fellow by the Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA

            Commissioned by FLUX to present the performance Hive Consciousness, in collaboration with Steve Jarvis     

2004    Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

             Best Instrument Award, Plectracycle RS-1, Battle of the String Bands, Caboose, Minneapolis, MN          

2003    Award for Excellence in Art (Patricia Tillburg Hasselmo Fellowship), University of Minnesota

2002    Award for Excellence in Art (Zelda Berman Fliegel Memorial Scholarship), University of Minnesota

2001    Juror’s Award, Magic City Art Connection 18, Birmingham, AL

2000    The Emerging Artist Award, Magic City Art Connection 17, Birmingham, AL (cash award and sponsored commission)

            Purchase Award, Magic City Art Connection 17, Birmingham, AL

1994   Juror’s Award, “Alternative Arts Alliance Open Show,” The Alternative Arts Alliance, Denver, CO

            The Raymond J. McMahon award for excellence in art and academics, Department of Art,          Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL

            Best of Show Award, “Juried Student Annual Exhibition,” Birmingham-Southern College,             Birmingham, AL

1993   Latin American Studies Student Travel Grant, Birmingham-Southern College, funding a project of interviewing various visual artists in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

1992    Juror’s cash award, “Juried Student Annual Exhibition,” Birmingham-Southern College,              Birmingham, AL

1978   Grand Prize, “Kellogg’s Stick Up for Breakfast” national art contest.  (preschool division) 

                      Won the Sears version of the Atari 2600 game console for a drawing of a cereal character eating breakfast

 

 

Selected Collections

Fulton County, Georgia (Fulton County Public Art Program)

Atlanta BeltLine

The Nature Conservancy of Georgia

Savannah College of Art and Design

City of York, Alabama

Marriott Hotels (AC Hotels by Marriott, Atlanta)

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Paul and Regula Schmid Hempel, Zürich, Switzerland

Caitlín Doherty, Director, MOCA Jacksonville, FL

Nena Griffith, Atlanta, GA

Sandra Sokol, Birmingham, AL

Eileen Kunzmann, Birmingham, AL

Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, Birmingham, AL (Birmingham Pledge Award)

 

 

Bibliography

• Jen Townsend and Renee Zettle-Sterling, CAST, a creative look-book featuring work from both contemporary and historic artists and designers whose work is defined by their use of casting as a primary process.  Publishing in Summer 2017.

• Melanie Oliva, “One Powerful Pollinator: Allen Peterson”, Inspiration Pollination, November 19, 2015, inspirationpollination.tumblr.com/post/133530851794/allenpeterson

Suzanne van Atten and Howard Pousner, “12 hot event picks for fall”,  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sunday, Sept 1, 2013, page E3 (I was the first artist mentioned by name in the #1 “hot event pick”.)

• Josh Jalbert, “Art-Working Responsibly”, Paprika Southern, August 2013, pages 66-70, also online at http://issuu.com/paprikasouthern/docs/august/67?e=7619734/4305454

• Grace Thornton, “Review: Fables of the Eco-Future at Hambidge’s Weave Shed Gallery”, BURNAWAY, June 20, 2013, http://burnaway.org/2013/06/review-fables-of-the-eco-future-at-hambidges-weave-shed-gallery/

• Keith Roberts, video documentary “Iron In My Blood”, 2011.  http://vimeo.com/18898896

• SCAD.tv, “Camp Twin Lakes”, July 2009, http://www.scad.tv/?toPlay=574805

• Dana Edwards, “’Cities and Memory’ art exhibit dazzles,” The West Georgian, University of West Georgia college newspaper, Carrolton, GA, Wednesday, March 5, 2008, A1

• Jerry Cullum, “Sculptures bend tradition in a different direction,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,

            Atlanta, GA, January 7, 2007, L10

• Denise McFall, “Professor presents new work, lecture,” The Chronicle, SCAD college newspaper, Atlanta, GA, December 8, 2006, 1B

• James R. Nelson, “Satisfying works display sense of energy,” Birmingham News, Birmingham, AL, Sunday, April 17, 2005, 3F

• James R. Nelson, “Peterson works employ minimalism, sense of energy, ritual,” Birmingham News, Birmingham, AL, Sunday, October 24, 2004, 3F

• Morgon Mae Schultz, “An Individual Finding a Path across a System:  Graduate student Allen Peterson maps out the Nash Gallery,”

            The Wake Student Magazine, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 14 April 2004, volume 2 issue 8, p. 19

• Katrina Wilber, “The Big Payoff: MFA candidates finally get a chance to show the rest of us what

            they’ve been up to,” The Minnesota Daily, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 22 April 2004, volume105 issue 36, 1B, 4B

• Morgon Mae Schultz, “Witches, Glowing Spaceships and Giant Bees Celebrate the New Arts Quarter,” The Wake Student Magazine, Minneapolis, Minnesota,

            volume 2 issue 1, pp.26-27

• Jason Sanford, “Casting the Artist: Allen Peterson and Cast Iron Sculpture,” storySouth, online literarymagazine, www.storySouth.com, Spring 2002

• Jerry Cullum, “Collaborations Between Artists Who Never Meet,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 3, 2000

• Carol Rolf, “Iron• works: Workshop brings art of poured metal to UCA”, Log Cabin Democrat, Conway, Arkansas, May 20, 2000, 1B, 10B

• Eddie Rollins, interview, For the Record, Alabama Public Television, October 15, 1999

• Nancy Raabe, “All fired up with somewhere to go:  Sloss Furnaces now a mecca for metal arts,” Birmingham News, Birmingham, Alabama, April 11, 1999, 1F, 10F

• Lesley Farrey Pacey, “Hot Art: Iron-makers fire students’ designs,” Mobile Register, Mobile, Alabama, March 17, 1999, 1B, 5B

• Leigh Anne Monitor, “Sculptors’ scene: Iron Age Begins at Sloss this weekend,” Birmingham Post-Herald, Birmingham, Alabama, October 28, 1998, 1C

• James R. Nelson, “Nine alumni exhibiting artwork at ‘Southern,” The Birmingham News, March

            17, 1996, 2F

 

 

Exhibitions Curated

2014    Legacy: Robert Tucker and his students, Durbin Gallery, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL

2006    Transition: works by SCAD-Atlanta sculpture students, Garage Projects, Atlanta, GA

2004    Iron and, co-curated with Professor Karen Graffeo, University of Montevallo gallery, Montevallo, AL

2000    The Iron Show: Contemporary Cast Iron Sculpture in the Southeast, Durbin Gallery,

                       Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL

             Ferrum: Contemporary Cast Iron Sculpture by Artists at Sloss, bare hands gallery,

                       Birmingham, AL; co-curated with Jessica Helfrecht, gallery owner; and Erik R. Johnson,

                       Resident Artist, Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

 

 

Professional Experience

2014-present  Professional artist, receiving and fulfilling public and private commissions

2014-present  Adjunct Professor, School of Art and Design, Kennesaw State University; Kennesaw, GA

2006-2014       Professor of Sculpture, Savannah College of Art and Design – Atlanta

2005-2006       Visiting Faculty, Atlanta College of Art; Atlanta, GA

2005                 Adjunct Instructor, University of Montevallo; Montevallo, AL

2004-2005       Adjunct Instructor, sabbatical replacement, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2001-2004       Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

2000-2001       Foundry Coordinator, Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham, AL

1998-2001       Resident Artist, Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham, AL

 

 

Education

2004    Master of Fine Art (sculpture), University of Minnesota

1994   Bachelor of Fine Art (painting), Birmingham-Southern College  (magna cum laude)

 

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