11758 North Oldfield Lane, Mooresville, IN, 46158
The way we record and disseminate information in the twenty-first century, from Facebook to e-book, is grossly affected by the existence of the Internet. Similarly, the information that we decide to record – the historical remnants of the early decades of this century, both political and cultural – have been invariably molded by how technology has touched our culture’s lives. My paintings and artist books exist as the next form of historical document in observing and recording digital pop culture.
Allison Brown is a painter and designer living and working in central Indiana. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1986, Allison spent her formative years in the Indianapolis suburbs reading and drawing in the front covers of said books, save for requisite yearly summer holidays spent at the foothills of the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff, Arizona. It wasn’t until her teenage years that she encountered her muse, the Internet, in the form of an AOL subscription. Prior to that moment, her exposure to computers were chiefly comprised ofEncarta 95, extremely floppy discs, and never getting a turn to play Oregon Trail at recess.
Allison received her BFA in Painting with Art History minor from the Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana (2012) and her AA with Studio Arts emphasis from Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri (2007). Awards received include the Paul Zimmerman Memorial Endowment for Scholarship in Painting and acceptance into the Herron School of Art and Design Juried Undergraduate Exhibition for 2010, with her work being shown across the Midwest. Her skills in painting and design have been applied to projects used by Cottey College; The Villages Foster Care, Adoption, and Family Services; the Town of Avon, Indiana; the Mooresville Public Library, Mooresville, Indiana; and Music for All, Inc.