Marsha Mateyka Gallery : Barbara Allen
Born: 1955 Washington, D.C.

 
Education: 1995 MFA, American University
1977 BFA, Alfred University

 
Solo 2003 "New Paintings", Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington DC
  Exhibitions: 2000 "Recent Paintings", Marsha Mateyka Gallery
1998 “New Paintings”, Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, DC
1997 "New Paintings", Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, DC
1996 "Four Paths to the Mind's Eye", Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, MD
"Abstractions",The Twentieth Century Gallery, an affliate of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Williamsburg, VA

 
Group
Exhibitions:
2003 "Exhibition, Recipients of the Individual Artist Award" Maryland State Arts Council Gallery, Baltimore Maryland Faculty Exhibition, Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland
2002 "From Abstraction to Representation, Nine Contemporary Painters", College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
2001 Two Person Exhibition, "Shuko Terada and Barbara Allen". Galerie 16, Kyoto, Japan
1999 WPA Auction Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, MD McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH
1998 "Chance & Necessity", Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD ( curated by Power Boothe )
1997 "Octoberfest", Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, DC
"Prints Washington, 1997", Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1996 "Intranatura", School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD.
( curated by Olga Viso )
"The 33rd Irene Leach Memorial Exhibition", Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA.( juried by Jock Reynolds )
Represented by the Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, DC
1995 "Professors' Choice", Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, MD.
"Barbara Allen and Alyse Rosner", Watkins Gallery, American University, Washington, DC.
1994 "Recent Work", Watkins Gallery, American University; traveling to Fayerweather Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
"Eight in Dialogue", Watkins Gallery, American University; traveling to Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT.
"Faculty Show", Gudelsky Gallery, Maryland College of Art and Design, Silver Spring, MD.
1993 "Painting as Optimism", Bentley Gallery, American University.
"Connecticut Art", Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT.
( juried by Paula Cooper )
1991 "Drawing and Painting", Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT.
1989 "Drawing", Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT.
1980 "100 Feet of Clothesline and Ten Bed Sheets", Installation, "International Sculpture Conference, Washington, DC

 
Awards and
Residencies:
2002 Individual Artist Award (painting), Maryland State Arts Council
2000 Creative Artists' Fellowship Grant, Japan-American Friendship Commission Grant and the National Endowment for the Arts
1998 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
1998 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
1997 Ragdale Foundation, Residencey/Fellowship
1995 Yaddo, Residency/Fellowship
Millay Colony for the Arts

 
Selected
Bibliography:
Patterson, Carrie, essay, catalogue, "From Abstraction to Representation, Nine Contemporary Painters", Andrews Gallery, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 2002
Ryan, Pauk "Reviews", Art Papers Magazine. (November December 2000) p.41
Protzman, Ferdinand "A Stroke of Zen: Barbara Allen's Show Weaves a Meditative Blend of Colors", The Washington Post, 6/29/00, p. C5
Protzman, Ferdinand, "It All Ads Up", The Washington Post, April 29, 1999.
Protzman, Ferdinand, "Barbara Allen", The Washington Post, February 19,1998.
Booth, Power and Edelman, Robert G., "Chance and Necessity", exhibition catalogue, 1998.
"Eight in Dialogue", exhibition catalogue, Watkins Art Gallery, American University; Vermont Studio Center, 1994. Essay by Don Kimes.
"Recent Work", exhibition catalogue, Watkins Art Gallery, American University; Fayerweather Art Gallery, University of Virginia, 1994. Essay by Katherine Porter.
Ungar, Nancy, "Making the Grade at Rockville Arts Place", Rockville Gazette, August 9, 1994, A-47.
"Intranatura", exhibition brochure, Baltimore, School 33 Art Center, 1996. Essay by Olga Viso.
Ungar, Nancy, "Four Paths: Not All Meant for Strolling", Rockville Gazette, March 13, 1996, A-61.
Dorsey, John, "An Idea in Need of Nurturing", The Baltimore Sun, March 18, 1996, Today, section D.
"The 33rd Irene Memorial Exhibition", exhibition brochure, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA. Essay by Jock Reynolds.