Allison Kay Wiese

Artadia Awardee

Allison Wiese is an interdisciplinary artist who makes sculptures, installations, sound works, performances and architectural interventions. Her work is often created for public spaces at the boundaries, or outside of, institutions, and has been exhibited throughout the United States, among other venues at Machine Project in L.A., the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego and Socrates Sculpture Park in New York. She is the recipient of a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and has received grants from Art Matters, Creative Capital, the Cultural Arts Council of Houston, and the City of San Diego’s Commission for Arts and Culture. A fellow of the MacDowell Colony, and an alumna of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Wiese was a Core Fellow of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, received her MFA from the University of California, San Diego, and a BA from Brown University. She learned to walk and talk in Brooklyn, drive in Southern California and everything else important in Texas. Wiese currently lives and works in San Diego, where she is an Associate Professor at the University of San Diego.