Hinge Arts at the Kirkbride is hosting a meet and greet for Allison Roberts on Tuesday, April 24th at Springboard for the Arts, 4:30 - 5:30PM. Located at 201 West Lincoln Ave., Fergus Falls, MN. We will provide beverages and appetizers and Allison will share her work and what inspires her for her lens-based art. This event is FREE and open to the public. Please share and invite family and friends. Allison will be in residence through our Career Development residency Monday April 23 – Saturday, May 5th, 2018.
Allison Roberts is a lens-based artist working primarily with photography, video and installation to create work that addresses memory, place, and identity as experienced during periods of transition. Her site responsive projected works contrast the real with the idealized as a means of exploring expectations.
Roberts’ awards include a Minnesota Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board in 2014, Fiber Artist Project Grants through the Textile Center of Minnesota in 2009 and 2014, and Regional arts council grants (Prairie Lakes RAC) in 2008, 2010, and 2013. Highlights of her juried exhibitions include Art Through the Lens, Yeiser Art Center, KY (2017), Off the Wall video art screening series, Arts + Literature Laboratory, Madison, WI (2017), Untitled 12, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN (2016), and Materialities- Contemporary Textile Arts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, TN (2015).
Her work has been exhibited in solo, two-person, and group shows nationally and internationally in addition to extensive regional exhibitions in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Ms. Roberts recently completed her MFA at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Roberts also holds a BA in Fine Arts and Journalism from Indiana University- Bloomington and a MA in visual art from Minnesota State University-Mankato. She is currently affiliated with the UW- Madison as a Lecturer in the Art Department.