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Alison Starr
2546 W. Five Mile Pkwy, Dallas, Texas 75233 | Phone: 214-202-4468
Email: alison(at sign)alisonstarr(dot)org
Born: Seattle, Washington, April 22, 1960

Education

2014- 2011 University of Texas at Arlington, MFA, Intermedia Studios
Acquired an MFA, a professional degree in the practice of art, placing emphasis on theory, research and critical thinking, and on an awareness of the function of art in the world today.

1983-1978 Texas A&M University, B.S. in Education, Special Education
Acquired a degree in Education with an emphasis on addressing individual differences in inclusive classroom settings as well as providing field experience with students including those with special needs in classroom and community settings.

Relevant Professional Experience

2015 Co-curator, RVR: Allegories, 500X, Dallas, Texas
2015 Curator, Inside The Room We Discovered Another in The Corner, Live Performance
Showcase during the month of February@ BEEFHAUS, Dallas, Texas
2015 Co-Curator, Ruins, Artist Talks and Live Performance, Dallas, Texas
2014 Intern, Teen Artist Project, Fort Worth Modern
2014 Sculpture and 3D Design Instructor, University of Texas at Arlington
2014-2013 Co-Curator, INSIDE)(OUTSIDE, Live Performance Showcase, Dallas, Texas
2014-2013 Exhibition Coordinator, Dallas Biennial (DB14), Dallas, Texas
2014-2012 Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of Texas at Arlington
2011-2010 Graduate Research Assistant, The Gallery at The University of Texas at Arlington 2014-2003 Artist Assistant, Dallas, Texas
2001-1990 Director, After-School and Summer Programs
1989-1987 Teacher, Kili/Bikini/Ejit Government Council, Kili Island, Marshall Islands.

Current Affiliations and Memberships

Member of BEEFHAUS, a collective of artists based in Dallas, Texas interested in challenging notions of authorship and market structure, while questioning the forms of programming most often associated with other artist-run spaces, galleries, organizations, and institutions.
While individual artists ourselves, Art Beef is not intended to serve a platform for our own respective practices. This collaborative project is, therefore, a problematizing exploration of artists as curator without the constraints of either a commercial or not-for-profit art space, examining the status and function of art, particularly within the city of Dallas.

Co-Founder of PerformanceSW (Performance Southwest) a project in support of the proliferation of performance art outside of the mainstream American discourse currently present in major metropolitan cities [Chicago/New York/Los Angeles]. Our mission is to educate audiences through collaboration in performance practice, scholarship, and curatorial development. From Educational programming at the Dallas Museum of Art as well as individual mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students as well as emerging artist in the filed of performance I have initiated and been involved in educating others in the contemporary history and practice of time based work; primarily performance art.

Member of (wo)manorial. The (wo)manorial manifesto: (we are a) “collective of artists, creatives, and thinkers who contemplate the ever-changing concept of the feminine”.
College Art Association and attended the CAA Conference in Chicago 2014.

Grants And Awards

2013 Artist Fellow, Creative Currents, Artist Residency, Portobelo Panama
2013 Ideas In Art Grant Award, University of Texas at Arlington
2012 Dean’s List, University of Texas at Arlington

Selected Exhibitions

2015
Liliana Bloch Gallery, Retreat, Dallas, Texas
BEEFHAUS, In The Room We Discovered Another In The Corner, Dallas, Texas
OK Art Projects, Convergence, Kiev, Ukraine

2014
PerformanceSW + (wo)manorial, INSIDE)(OUTSIDE, online exhibition, (wo)manorial.com (wo)manorial, never to be yourself and yet always – that is the problem, The Reading Room, Dallas, Texas,
Houston International Performance Art Biannale, Houston, Texas
Yoko Ono Fan Club, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York

2013
(wo)manorial, THE(FIRST), online exhibition, (wo)manorial.com
Dallas Museum of Art, DallasSITES: Available Space, as PerformanceSW
(wo)manorial, HisHers, online exhibition, (wo)manorial.com
Featured in the Dallas Pavillion at the Venice Bienalle
CultureWorks, On the Verge of Failure, Juried Exhibition, Holland, Michigan
(wo)manorial, Susan/Elizabeth online exhibition, (wo)manorial.com
Ideas In Art, Performance & PELT Trade-Room, The University of Texas at Arlington
FOOD, Invitational Group Exhibition, Eastfield College, Dallas, Texas

2012
RE Gallery + Studio, ILLUMINATIONS, Dallas, Texas
Ro2, Winter Show, Dallas, Texas
The Gallery At UTA, Summer MFA Exhibition, Arlington, Texas
500X, “Of Tension”, in a series of Performance Art, curator Courtney Brown, Dallas, Texas
Eastfield College, Temporary Occupants: ABP, a performance
Plush Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Dallas, Texas

2011
Oliver Francis Gallery, NOW! That’s What I Call Art, Dallas, Texas
RE: The Cedars Open Studio, group exhibition, Dallas, Texas
Aurora 2011, in The Museum District, collaboration with professor Wanda Dye, Dallas, Texas
The Project Room, nok cloud, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Koelsch Gallery, dodransbicentennial, March, Houston, Texas

2010
No Rhyme or Reason, Group Show: Ro2 Art, Dallas, Texas
New Art/Arte Nuevo, Jurors: Valerie Cassel Oliver and Malaquias Montoya, UTSA, San Antonio, Texas
ECO-FRIENDLY EXPO 2010, New York, New YorkAffordable Art Fair, New York, New YorkArt in the District ,Group Show in the Fairmont in conjunction with the Dallas Art Fair Mokah Gallery, Dallas, No Parking Any Time, Dallas, Texas
500X, 2010 EXPO, Juried Exhibition, Jurors: Christina Rees & Richard Patterson
Texas National 2010, Juried Exhibition, Juror: Judy Pfaff, SFASU, Nacogdoches, Texas

2009
VAST 4th 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition, Texas Women’s University, Denton, Texas Brookhaven College, Juried Exhibition, Juror: Patricia Meadows, Dallas, Texas 500X, EXPO 2009, Juried Exhibition, Juror: Gavin Morrison, Dallas, Texas
Selected Collections
Allsteel Dallas Corporate Office Showroom, nok cloud ii, 2012
Eastfield College, Permanent Collection, BED, 2011Virginia Jones (Arthouse, Austin, Texas), HANDS (Soft Box), 2010 Valerie Cassell-Oliver (Contemporary Art Museum Houston), BRAVO (Soft Box), 2009Mountain View College Presidents Purchase Award, Male and Female, 2008Brookhaven College Presidents Purchase Award, Protection, 2007

Bibliography

“Oceanic Origins, Plastic Activism, and New Materialism at Sea”, by Stacy Alaimo, “Material Ecocriticism”, eds. Serenella Iovino and Serpil Opperman, Indiana University Press, September 1, 2014
“Power, Activism, and the Female Body in Performance: An Interview with Performance Artist Nancy Popp”, by Performance Southwest, Semigloss Magazine, Dallas, TX, April 2014
“Field Trip Dallas Part 2”, by Paul Middendorf, Glasstire.com, February 28, 2014
“Think Objectively”, by Jamie Laughlin, Dallasobserver.com, January 23, 2014
“Allsteel In Big “D” Dallas”, by Brad Powell, officeinsight.com, August 26, 2013
“Performance Art: Expect the Unexpected”, by Gail Sachson, Art and Seek, August 13, 2013
“Performance Art Is Back In! (Events For Those Who Need a Primer)”, by Paula Newton, Glasstire.com, August 5, 2013
“This Week’s Visual Art, July 24-27: Another Nasher Roll-Out and the Weekend’s Openings”, by Peter Simek, DFront Row, July 24, 2013
“Last Night’s Performance Art Panel Combined Wrestlers and Feminism”, Jamie Laughlin, Dallasobserver.com, July 26, 2013
“Acting Out”, by Jamie Laughlin, Dallasobserver.com, July 25, 2013
“This Weeks Visual Art, July19-21: Local Artists Poised to Infiltrate The Dallas Museum of Art”, by Peter Simek, DFront Row, July 17, 2013
“Allsteel INC. Opens New Dallas Resource Center In The Dallas Design District”, by Ashley Housand, Allsteel Office, November 1, 2012
“Breakout Brigade”, by Steve Carter, Modern Luxury, Dallas, TX, December 2011
“Aurora 2011”, by Carissa N. Terranova, artsandculturetx.com, October 28, 2011
“Stroke, Steel and Starr”, by Jennifer Medina, Dallasobserver.com, April 21, 2011

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