Stuart Allen


Stuart Allen is a visual artist whose work deals with fundamental elements of perception such as light, time, gravity and space. His photographs, sculpture and installation have been shown throughout the U.S. and abroad and his work is found in many private and public collections.

Allen studied architecture at Kansas University and graduated from the photography and video department of the Kansas City Art Institute in 1993. He lives and works in San Antonio, Texas.

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Paper Cloud, San Antonio Zoo School, collaborator Cade Bradshaw, site-specific installation, San Antonio, TX

2017 Paper Cloud, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, collaborator Cade Bradshaw, site-specific installation, San Antonio, TX

2017 Paper Cloud, Light Building, collaborator Cade Bradshaw, site-specific installation, San Antonio, TX

2016 PDNB, Dallas AP, Dallas, TX

2016 Paper Sky, Art Lab, collaborator Cade Bradshaw, San Antonio, TX

2015 Kansas: Low Resolution, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS

2015  Constructive Interference, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2015 Distortions, Flight! Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2014 Constructive Interference, JayJay, Sacramento, CA

2010 Resolve, Palo Alto College, San Antonio, TX

2009 WindowWorks, ArtPace, San Antonio, TX

2009 Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2009 Gensler Architects, Houston, TX

2008 Finesilver Gallery, Houston, TX

2008 JayJay, Sacramento, CA

2007 29° 26' 14" N ~ 98° 28' 55" W, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX

2007 Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2007 35° 41' 01" N ~ 105° 56' 49" W, Ursa, Santa Fe, NM

2006 PDNB, Dallas, TX

2005 City of San Antonio International Center, San Antonio, TX

2005 Trace, San Antonio, TX

2005 University Art Gallery, California State University, Baja, Stanislaus, CA

2005 Dance Lines, Pool Art Center Gallery, Drury University, Springfield, MO

2003 Dance Lines: Photographs by Stuart Allen, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

2003 Lines and Planes, JayJay, Sacramento, CA

2003 Light / Time / Motion, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

2003 Gesture, Branson Gallery, Ross, CA

2003 37° 47' 30" N / 122° 23' 50" W, 101 California Street, San Francisco, CA

2002 Contour, Limn Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2002 Camera Lucida, Kondos Gallery, Sacramento City College, Sacramento, CA

2000 Free-Float: an Investigation of Gravity and Spacetime, Fairfield Center Gallery, Fairfield, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018  Highlights, PDNB, Dallas, TX

2017  Lift, Artpace, San Antonio Dallas Art Fair, (PDNB Gallery), Dallas, TX

2016  Luminaria, San Antonio Museum of Art and the Tobin Performing Arts Center, San Antonio, TX

2016  The Next Chapter, PDNB, Dallas, TX

2016  The Back Room, JayJay, Sacramento, CA

2016  Selections from the Permanent Collection, Lullwood Group Collective, San Antonio, TX

2016 Summer Salon, JayJay, Sacramento, CA

2015 Practice, French and Michigan, San Antonio, TX

2015 Departures and Arrivals, Palo Alto College, San Antonio, TX

2015  Luminaria, San Antonio, TX

2015  20th Anniversary Show, PDNB, Dallas, TX

2014  Sky’s the Limit, Bank of America Center, Houston, TX

2014 Guatemalan Kites, KID Museum, Bethesda, MD

2014  50 / 250, French and Michigan, San Antonio, TX

2013  Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2013  JayJay, Sacramento, CA

2012 The Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

2012 PDNB Gallery, Dallas, TX

2011 The Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

2011 Perceptions - Photovision 2011, Athens, Greece

2011 Now and Then, JayJay, Sacramento, CA

2011 Perceptions, F14 Galler, Thessaloniki, Greece

2011 Luminaria, Instituto Cultural de Mexico, San Antonio, TX

2010 Thinking Photography, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

2010 Hidden Treasures, PDNB, Dallas, TX

2010 Luminaria, San Antonio, TX

2009 JayJay, Sacramento, TX

2010 Love Songs from Radio Hell, FM radio installation, Bonneville Salt Flats, NV

2010 Jan Manton Art, Brisbane, Australia

2008 Mixing Chamber, collaboration with Potter Belmar Labs, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX

2008 2332, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA

2008 Changing Conditions Ahead, Jugglers Art Space Inc., Brisbane, Australia

2008 Keeping Time, Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, Boston, MA

2008 For Arts' Sake, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2008 Playing with Time, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, TX

2008 All School Exhibition, Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX

2008 The Photography ShowAIPAD, (PDNB Gallery), New York, NY

2007 Artists Looking at Art, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

2007 Enigma: Absence and Presence in Contemporary Art, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

2007 Texas Uprising, University of Texas at San Antonio Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2007 Naughty or Nice, PDNB, Dallas, TX

2007 Holiday Show, C Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2007 The Photography Show, AIPAD, PDNB Gallery, Miami, FL

2007 Flow Fair, JayJay Gallery, Miami, FL

2007 The Photography Show, AIPAD, PDNB Gallery, New York, NY

2007 Photo LA, PDNB Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007 Kites: Stuart Allen and Robert Trépanier, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, TX

2007 Alumni Weekend Exhibition, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2007 25th Anniversary Auction Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX

2007 Kites: Big Sky Sculpture, Billings International Airport, Billings, MT

2006  Choreographic, Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, MN

2006 Art (212) Contemporary Art Fair, Finesilver Gallery, New York, NY

2006 Dallas Modern Expo, PDNB Gallery, Dallas, TX

2006 Annual Benefit Auction, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY

2006 Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2005 New from the Stable, JayJay, Sacramento, CA

2005 WindWorks: Kites by Stuart Allen and Robert Trépanier, San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX

2004 Shaped by the Wind, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY

2004 TAKO: Japanese Kites Influence Western Kitemakers, Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

2004 Art in the New US Embassy in Bulgaria, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2004 Cut-ups, Ready-mades, Color Fact, JayJay, Sacramento, CA

2004 Art Ark Traveling Exhibit, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

2003 WindArt, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL

2003 Artists From JayJay, Encina Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2002 Taken from the Sea, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA

2002 Big Wave IV, Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002 New Space, New Work, JayJay, Sacramento, CA

2002 Creative Cycles, City Gallery, Davis, CA

2002 Crocker Art Museum Auction, Sacramento, CA

2001 Loosely Landscape, Cerra Coso College, Ridgecrest, CA

2001 Creative Cycles, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

2001 Cecile Moochnek Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2001 Crocker Art Museum Auction, Sacramento, CA

2000 Lower Lake Museum, Lower Lake, CA

2000 Cecile Moochnek Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2000 Miniatures, Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA


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