New York, b.1969

Allyson Strafella

I have been drawing with a typewriter for 26 years. During that time I have developed marks that are my visual language: a drawing language ‘written’ by type, and a written language drawn as mark and form.

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Biography

I have been drawing with a typewriter for 26 years. During that time I have developed marks that are my visual language: a drawing language ‘written’ by type, and a written language drawn as mark and form.

Artworks

6

reef, 2018

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Abstract Painting / Abstraction / American Art / Art of the 2000s / Art of the 2010s / Blurring Boundaries / Color and Form / Contemporary American Art / Drawing / Less is More / New York / Painting / Paper / Restrained Expression / Typewriter / United States / Using Unusual Tools and Materials / Women Artists / Word as Image / Works on Paper

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1993

    School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

  • Tufts University, Medford, MA, BFA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Raffaella Cortese, Feature, Art Basel, Switzerland (Fieno with Helen Mirra)

  • 2018

    Bartha Contemporary, London, UK (field)

  • Cairn Gallery, Pittenweem, Scotland (field notes)

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    C24 Gallery, New York, NY (Word Up!)

  • The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA (New Typographics: Typewriter Art as Print)

  • Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA (What’s going on?)

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Education

  • 1993

    School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

  • Tufts University, Medford, MA, BFA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Raffaella Cortese, Feature, Art Basel, Switzerland (Fieno with Helen Mirra)

  • 2018

    Bartha Contemporary, London, UK (field)

  • Cairn Gallery, Pittenweem, Scotland (field notes)

  • Sleeper, Edinburgh, Scotland (wander)

  • 2017

    Nina Freudenheim, Buffalo, NY (path)

  • 2016

    Bartha Contemporary, London, UK (Recent Work, Allyson Strafella + Kate Shepherd)

  • Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, Italy (fieno, fieno, fieno with Helen Mirra)

  • Large Glass, London, UK (Suchness with Helen Mirra)

  • Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany (Exhibition with Helen Mirra)

  • Meyer Riegger, Berlin, Germany (Exhibition with Helen Mirra)

  • 2013

    Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA (studyline)

  • 2011

    Von Lintel Gallery, NY (worksight)

  • Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA (twilight)

  • 2009

    Grid Space, Brooklyn, NY (drawing intervention)

  • 2005

    Untitled Space, Hudson, NY (drawing scheme)

  • 2001

    Thirteen Gallery, Danbury, CT (drawing)

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    C24 Gallery, New York, NY (Word Up!)

  • The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA (New Typographics: Typewriter Art as Print)

  • Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA (What’s going on?)

  • 2018

    September Gallery, Hudson, NY (Out of Line)

  • Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (Spatial Flux: Contemporary Drawings from the JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey Collection)

  • Nina Freudenheim, Buffalo, NY (Current: Gallery Artists)

  • 2017

    September Gallery, Hudson, NY (Incident Reports: Reports)

  • Kristof De Clercq, Ghent, Belgium ((It) Works On Paper (II))

  • The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY (9999)

  • Large Glass, London, UK (Five Easy Pieces)

  • Davis & Langdale, New York, NY (Summer Group Show)

  • Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO (Walk the Distance and Slow Down: Selections from the Collection of JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey)

  • 2015

    Davis & Langdale Company, Inc., New York, NY (Summer Exhibition)

  • Schema Projects, Brooklyn, NY (Peregrinations, Constellations)

  • Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA (Bye Bye Old City: The Last Picture Show)

  • 2014

    DODGE Gallery, New York, NY (Cancel All Our Vows, curated by Taylor Davis + Nancy Shaver)

  • Perez Art Museum, Miami, FL (A Human Document: Selections from the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry)

  • Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia (Simply Drawn: Gifts to the Columbus Museum from the Collection of Wynn Kramarsky)

  • 2013

    Hamish Morrison Gallery, Berlin, Germany (schwarz//weiss)

  • Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY (Paper Plus One)

  • The Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland (Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists)

  • Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA (All Black)

  • 2012

    Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (Notations: Contemporary Drawing as Idea and Process)

  • University of Buffalo Gallery, Buffalo, NY (Falling Through Space Drawn by the Line)

  • Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY (Next In Line: Drawing in the 21st Century)

  • 2011

    University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA (Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists)

  • Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY (Drawn/Taped/Burned: Abstraction on Paper, drawn from the Sally and Wynn Kramarsky Collection)

  • Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL (Now WHAT?)

  • Dieu Donne, New York, NY (Handmade Abstraction: Selections in Handmade Paper)

  • 2010

    University Art Museum, Albany, NY (Courier, curated by Corinna Ripps Schaming, Associate Director/Curator)

  • Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA (Very Very Large Drawings)

  • 2009

    Museo De Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain (New York, New Drawings 1946-2007)

  • Judy Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA (microwave, seven, curated by Josée Bienvenu)

  • Dieu Donne, New York, NY (Group Exhibition Workspace Artists)

  • San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA (Dimensions in Nature: New Acquisitions 2006 -2008)

  • Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY (Microwave, six)

  • John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY (History, Use & Borrowed Landscape, curated by Nancy Shaver)

  • 2007

    Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY (Drawing, Thinking, curated by Marco Breuer)

  • 2006

    Chelsea Center for the Arts, New York, NY (Manhattan Transfer, curated by John Weber)

  • University Gallery, Lowell, MA (Picturing Words, curated by Joseph Carroll)

  • 2004

    The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. (Book as Art XV)

  • Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan School of Art & Design, Ann Arbor, MI (Drawing a Pulse)

  • 2001

    The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT (Paper)

  • 2000

    Meridian International Center, Washington, D.C. (Outward Bound: American Art on the Brink of the 21st Century)

  • Traveling to Vietnam, China, Singapore, Indonesia and Iran

Grants/Awards

  • 2018

    Hemera Foundation, Tending Space Fellowship, Boulder, CO

  • 2017

    Sustainable Arts Foundation, Individual Award, San Francisco, CA

  • Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Individual Support Grant, New York, NY

  • MacDowell Colony, Fellowship, Peterborough, NH

  • Artists Resources Trust, A fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Grant, Sheffield, MA

  • 2015

    The Martha Boschen Porter Fund, A fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Grant, Sheffield, MA

  • 2011

    New York Foundation for the Arts, Fellowship in the Arts, New York, NY

  • 2007

    Dieu Donne, Workspace Program, New York, NY

  • 2002

    John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Fellowship, New York, NY

  • MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Peterborough, NH

  • 2001

    Yaddo, Residency, Saratoga Springs, NY

  • MacDowell Colony, Fellowship, Peterborough, NH

  • New York Foundation for the Arts, Fellowship in the Arts, New York, NY

Collections

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

  • The Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

  • The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

  • The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

  • The Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA

  • San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA

  • Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, TX Yale Art Museum, New Haven, CT

  • Werner Kramarsky, New York, NY

Bibliography

  • 2016

    Smyth, Cherry. “Helen Mirra and Allyson Strafella: Suchness.” Art Monthly Magazine, June 2016.

  • 2015

    Sackner, Ruth + Marvin. The Art of Typewriting. Thames and Hudson publisher.

  • Polt, Richard. The Typewriter Revolution. The Countryman Press, a division of W.W. Norton.

  • 2014

    Tullett, Barry. Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology. Laurence King publisher.

  • 2013

    Snider, Suzanne. “Interview: Allyson Strafella.” The Believer, February 2013. https://www.believermag.com/issues/201302/?read=interview_strafella

  • 2012

    Nackman, Rachel. “Allyson Strafella in Conversation.” Notations: Contemporary Drawing Idea and Process, 2012. (Exh. cat.) http://notations.aboutdrawing.org/allyson-strafella/

  • 2011

    Koplos, Janet. Allyson Strafella, Art in America, May, p. 160. https://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/allyson-strafella/

  • Austin, Tom, What NOW? Curating at warp speed for the Norton's Art Basel Show. The Miami Herald, January 2.

  • Altice, Nathan. “Allyson Strafella.” Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists, 2011 (Exh. cat.) http://artequalstext.aboutdrawing.org/allyson-strafella/

  • del Rivero, Elena, “Allyson Strafella.” Drawn/Taped/Burned: Abstraction on Paper, 2011. (Exh. cat.) http://www.aboutdrawing.org/drawntapedburned/?p=999

  • 2010

    Landi, Ann. Exhibitionists at the Art Fair, Artinfo, December 22. LINK NOT WORKING - DELETE http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/36651/exhibitions-at-the-art-fair?page=1

  • Newhall, Edith, Galleries reviewed, Philadelphia Inquirer. http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20110522_Galleries___Tristin_Lowe_s_feltcovered_

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  • Schaming, Corinna Ripps. Courier. University Art Museum, University at Albany, 2010. p. 46-47 (Exh. cat.)

  • 2009

    Catalog, New York, New Drawings 1946-2007. Museo de Arte Contemporeano Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain, p. 254

  • Catalog, "Don't Look,” Contemporary Drawings from the Collection of an Alumna (Martina Yemin, Class of 1958). Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, 2007, p. 110.

  • 2008

    Josée Bienvenu Gallery. Microwave, six (New York: Josée Bienvenu Gallery, 2008), n.p. (Exh. cat.)

  • 2007

    Yamin, Martina. Don’t Look: Contemporary Drawings from an Alumna’s Collection (Wellesley, Mass.: Davis Museum and Cultural Center, 2007), 110 (Exh. Cat.)