ALLYSON MELLBERG

 

Née en 1977 à Racine, Wisconsin, USA. Vit et travaille à Charlottesville, Virginie, USA.

Allyson Mellberg dessine des personnages déformés quoique ludiques qui exhibent fièrement leurs anomalies sur ses dessins, peintures, sérigraphies et eaux-fortes. Elle se revendique comme une artiste éco-responsable qui utilise seulement des matériaux non-toxiques et souvent de fabrication artisanale, comme le brou de noix, la tempera à l’oeuf, et le papier. Dans ses dessins la nature reprend possession de l’Homme, dans un style “post-Louise Bourgeois/Kiki Smith pré-futuriste néo-biologique”. Inspirée également par les nouvelles de science-fiction des années 30, notamment l’oeuvre de Stanley Weinbaum, qu’elle réinterprète comme une métaphore sur la difficulté de gérer la maladie et l’anxiété chroniques. Personnellement touchée par des problèmes de maladies dans son entourage proche, Allyson explore les notions de guérison et de spiritualité, particulièrement avec l’invention de rituels personnels et de communion avec la nature, plutôt qu’une spiritualité organisée par la religion. Notamment les coquillages (comme les berniques), les oursins, les champignons ou le corail, que l’on retrouve souvent dans son travail, représentent pour l’artiste la tranquillité et la méditation. Ses personnages la capacité de se camoufler et de devenir en retour observateur de la nature. Ce sentiment mitigé, du confort d’être caché et de l’inconfort de la suffocation, se développe en parallèle de l’intérêt qu’Allyson voue également au beau par opposition au grotesque.

Son travail fait partie des collections de La Maison Rouge/Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, et du Fogg Museum à l’université de Harvard, Cambridge, USA.

Allyson Mellberg est diplômée du Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design et de l’Université de Caroline du Nord à Chapel Hill. Son travail a été montré dans des galeries et musées, notamment au Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux (“Les Grandes Traversées”, 2009) ; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin ; Milwaukee Art Museum ; Atlanta Contemporary Art Museum ; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Space 1026, Needles and Pens, Third Drawer Down, Lump, et Cinders Gallery à New York. Le travail d’Allyson a aussi été publié dans les magazines Venus, Bust Magazine, Yen Magazine, Schritte Ins Offene, et The Drama Magazine. Elle est membre du collectif Team Lump (Raleigh, Caroline du Nord) et est représentée aux Etats-Unis par par la galerie Cinders à Brooklyn, New York.
Allyson est actuellement professeur en arts plastiques à l’Université James Madison à Harrisonburg, Virginie. Elle vit et travaille à Charlottesville, Virginie, avec son mari et collaborateur Jeremy Seth Taylor.

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COLLECTIONS

Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
La Maison Rouge – Collection Antoine de Galbert, Paris, France
Sloan Art Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Washington State, Special Collections
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI. Prints and Drawings Room
Baltimore Art Museum Library, Baltimore, MD

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SHOWS

2017
Galerie LJ, Paris – Exposition collective

2015
Galerie LJ, Paris – ‘The Planet of Doubt’ – Exposition personnelle
Association for Visual Arts, Chattanooga – ‘Spirit moves’ – Double exposition personnelle avec Jeremy Taylor

2014
Galerie LJ, Paris – ‘Paperworks #2’ – Exposition collective
Foire Drawing Now (Salon du dessin contemporain), Paris – Représentée par la Galerie LJ
Kaufhaus Jandorf – ‘The Pictoplasma Portrait Gallery’ – Exposition collective

2013
The Wall at In : Surgo ! Berlin – ‘Dirty Fingers – Print Exhibition’ – Exposition collective

2012
Galerie LJ, Paris, France – ‘Endogenous’ – Exposition personnelle
Galerie LJ, Paris, France – ‘Quarante par trente’ – Exposition collective

2011
Galerie LJ, Paris, France – ‘Allyson Mellberg : The Lotus Eaters’ – Exposition personnelle
Galerie LJ, Paris, France – ‘Estivale 2011’ – Exposition collective

2010
Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn (NY) – ‘An Unearthly Child’ – Exposition personnelle
Quirk Gallery, Richmond (VA) – ‘Marmot’ – Exposition personnelle
Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico – ‘Draw’ – Exposition collective
Galerie LJ, Paris, France – ‘Pen To Paper’ – Exposition collective
Concrete Hermit, London, UK – ‘Pen To Paper’ – Exposition collective
ArtSPACE, Berlin, GE – ‘Pen To Paper Berlin’ – Exposition collective
The Bridge Gallery, Charlottesville (VA) – ‘Revel II’ – Exposition collective
Lump Gallery, Raleigh (NC) – ‘Text as Image’ – Exposition collective
Okay Mountain, Austin Texas – ‘Temple of Boom’ – Exposition collective
Sawhill Gallery, Harrisonburg (VA) – ‘James Madison University Faculty Show’ – Exposition collective
Williamsburg, Brooklyn (NY) – ‘First Exit to Brooklyn’ – Exposition collective

2009
Visual Arts Center, Portsmouth (VA) – ‘Marks On Paper’ – Exposition personnelle
Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn (NY) – ‘The End Is Like The Beginning’ – Exposition collective
Waiting Room Gallery, Tokyo, Japan – ‘Spirit Assembly’ – Exposition collective
Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn (NY) – ‘Circle of Plenty’ – Exposition collective
Benefit, Para Coffee, Charlottesville (VA) – ‘A to Z: Letters for Literacy’ – Exposition collective
Mosquito Hawk Gallery, Shelter Island (NY) – ‘The Murder Fantastic and Other Tales of Woe’ – Exposition collective
The Bridge Gallery, Charlottesville (VA) – ‘Harvest’ – Exposition collective
Piedmont Virginia Community College Gallery, Charlottesville (VA) – ‘Monsters’ – Exposition collective
Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn (NY) – ‘Love Is Magic’ – Exposition collective
Bridge Gallery, Charlottesville (VA) – ‘“Revel” Bridge PAI Live Auction/Exhibition’ – Exposition collective
Together Gallery, Portland (OR) – ‘Common Swell’ – Exposition collective
Musee d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France – ‘Les Grandes Traversées’ – Exposition collective
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany – ‘Pictopia’ – Exposition collective
Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University,Harrisonburg (VA) – ‘Faculty Exhibition’ – Exposition collective

2008
Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn (NY) – ‘Do Little’ – Exposition personnelle
Group Installation with Cinders Gallery, Miami (FL) – ‘Art Aqua Miami’ – Exposition collective
Printed Matter, New York (NY) – ‘New York Art Book Fair’ – Exposition collective
The Bridge, Charlottesville (VA) – ‘Hello There’ – Exposition collective
Thanky Gallery, Richmond (VA) – ‘Foodist Colony’ – Exposition collective
Stolen Space, London, England – ‘Draw’ – Exposition collective
Space 1026, Philadelphia (PA) – ‘Fuzz’ – Exposition collective
Stencil Nation Budget Gallery, San Francisco (CA) – ‘Needles and Pens, 5th Anniversary Show’ – Exposition collective

2007
Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn (NY) – ‘Handplant’ – Exposition personnelle
Group Installation with Cinders Gallery, Miami (FL) – ‘Art Aqua Miami’ – Exposition collective
Studio Warehouse Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland – ‘A Sprezztura Maze’ – Exposition collective
Nonesuch, Richmond (VA) – ‘Foodist Colony’ – Exposition collective
Lump Gallery, Raleigh (NC) – ‘Group Hug’ – Exposition collective
Tanner Hill Gallery, Chattanooga (TN) – ‘Tablet’ – Exposition collective
Third Drawer Down, Victoria, Australia – ‘Paper Swords’ – Exposition collective
Space 1026, Philadelphia (PA) – ‘Glad to See You, Team Lump’ – Exposition collective
Bryce’s Barbershop, Olympia (WA) – ‘Heroes’ – Exposition collective
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee (WI) – ‘The Third Degree of Francis Bacon’ – Exposition collective
Quirk Gallery, Richmond (VA) – ‘Fresh Prints’ – Exposition collective
Space Gallery, Pittsburgh (PA) – ‘Home/Away’ – Exposition collective
Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn (NY) – ‘Move #15’ – Exposition collective
The Bridge Gallery, Charlottesville (VA) – ‘Cast Off Your Idylls, Cast Off Your Sloth’ – Exposition collective

2006
Lump Gallery, Raleigh (NC) – ‘Coral Teef’ – Exposition personnelle
UVA Off Grounds Gallery, Newcomb Hall Gallery, and Bayly Art Museum, Charlottesville (VA) – ‘New Works’ – Exposition personnelle
Print Show Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn (NY) – ‘Dirty Hands’ – Exposition collective
Supreme Trading, Brooklyn (NY) – ‘Prints Gone Wild’ – Exposition collective
UVA Off-Grounds Gallery, Charlottesville (VA) – ‘Deaths, Team Lump’ – Exposition collective
Lump Gallery, Raleigh (NC) – ‘Good and Thuggy’ – Exposition collective
Barristers Gallery, New Orleans (LA) – ‘Babylon Lexicon’ – Exposition collective
Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn (NY) – ‘Lps or Cassettes’ – Exposition collective
Artscape, Baltimore (MD) – ‘Fortress, Team Lump’ – Exposition collective
Bemis Center, Omaha (NE) – ‘Bunker Than Thou’ – Exposition collective
Western Exhibitions, Chicago (IL) – ‘Brooklyn’ – Exposition collective

2005
Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn (NY) – ‘Nohomebody’ – Exposition personnelle
Nonesuch Gallery, Richmond (VA) – ‘The Prints Who Would Be King’ – Exposition collective
Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn (NY) – ‘Family Room’ – Exposition collective
Transom Gallery, Durham (NC) – ‘Original Ink’ – Exposition collective
Branch Gallery, Carrboro (NC) – ‘Two for the See Saw’ – Exposition collective
DCAC Gallery, Washington DC – ‘New Breed, Team Lump’ – Exposition collective
Needles and Pens, San Francisco (CA) – ‘Potato + Sweat’ – Exposition collective
Pigman Gallery,San Francisco (CA) – ‘Paper Awesome!’ – Exposition collective
Hallway Bathroom Gallery, San Francisco (CA) – ‘Yearning Lines Growing’ – Exposition collective
SECCA, Winston Salem (NC) – ‘SECCA Biennial, Team Lump’ – Exposition collective
Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn (NY) – ‘I Find You’ – Exposition collective
Baltimore (MD) – ‘Door and Window Alteration Project’ – Exposition collective
Southern Graphics Council Print Portfolio Show, Washington DC – ‘Domestic Policy’ – Exposition collective
Old Dominion University Gallery, Norfolk (VA) – ‘Row Boats Home’ – Exposition collective

2004
T and L Gallery, Raleigh (NC) – ‘Small Girl’ – Exposition personnelle
Branch Gallery, Carrboro (NC) – ‘Coloring Book’ – Exposition collective
Team Lump, Atlanta Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta (GA) – ‘Goodbye Says It All’ – Exposition collective
Barristers Gallery, New Orleans (LA) – ‘Babylon Lexicon’ – Exposition collective
Your Face, Kansas City (MO) – ‘Sloppy Slobbering Monster’ – Exposition collective
Konschthaus ‘BEIM ENGEL’ Luxembourg – ‘Deux, La Collecte Press Papier’ – Exposition collective
En Tangsogade 4 Udstilling Danemark – ‘Deux, La Collecte Press Papier’ – Exposition collective
Galerie Gravura Brasileira Sao Paolo – ‘Deux, La Collecte Press Papier’ – Exposition collective
Beaker Gallery, Tampa (FL) – ‘Bad Touch #6’ – Exposition collective
Buzz Gallery, Oakland (CA) – ‘Hot and Cold Volume 7’ – Exposition collective
Lump Gallery, Raleigh (NC) – ‘Lost Weekend’ – Exposition collective
Clean Room Gallery, Carrboro (NC) – ‘Bunker’ – Exposition collective
Branch Gallery, Carrboro (NC) – ‘Lucky Day’ – Exposition collective
Firefly, Raleigh (NC) – ‘Go Home Little Black Cloud’ – Exposition collective
Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill (NC) – ‘New Currents in Contemporary Art’ – Exposition collective. Exposition de these de MFA
Fire Proof Gallery, Brooklyn (NY) – Heraldic Pomp – Exposition collective
Rebus Works, Raleigh (NC) – ‘Ballbusters /Team Lump’ – Exposition collective
Lump Gallery, Raleigh (NC) – ‘Sweetness and Light’ – Exposition collective

2003
Plus Ultra Gallery, Brooklyn (NY) – ‘Beggars and Thieves’ – Exposition collective
Primary Space Gallery, Hamtramck (MI) – ‘Bits and Pieces’ – Exposition collective
Studio 1300 Gallery, Cleveland (OH) – ‘Unconscious’ – Exposition collective
Alcott Gallery, Chapel Hill (NC) – ‘Pink Pow’ –Exposition collective. Exposition de deuxième année de MFA avec Wendy Aracich
The Rose Museum, Boston (MA) – ‘Bad Touch #5’ – Exposition collective
Greensboro (NC) – ‘All Hail the New Flesh’ – Exposition collective
Mitten Gallery, Harrisonburg (VA) – ‘Milwaukee’s Best’ – Exposition collective
Alcott Gallery, Chapel Hill (NC) – ‘Engaged’ – Exposition collective de première année de MFA

2002
Garfield Artworks Gallery, Pittsburgh (PA) – ‘Ghosts’ – Exposition personnelle
Atomix, Chicago (IL) – ‘New Works’ – Exposition personnelle
Mitten Gallery, Harrisonburg (VA) – Stuffed’ – Exposition collective

2001
KM Art, Milwaukee (WI) – ‘The Art Is Formally Know as Prints’ – Exposition collective
Remington-May Workshop Gallery, Racine (WI) – ‘Home Sanctuaries’ – Exposition collective
UWM Golda Meir Library, Milwaukee (WI) – ‘Badwater Book Club Invitational Show’ – Exposition collective

2000
Beans and Barley, Milwaukee (WI) – ‘Monsters’ – Exposition personnelle
Adambomb Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, curated by Columbia – ‘Serious Play’ – Exposition collective
University, New York – ‘MFA Candidates’ – Exposition collective
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee – ‘Recent Graduate Work In Printmaking’ – Exposition collective
Artists Gallery, Racine (WI) – ‘New Generation’ – Exposition collective
Woman Made Gallery, Chicago – ‘Hermark’ – Exposition collective
Temporary gallery space, Milwaukee (WI) – ‘Rust Spot’ – Exposition collective

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PRESSE




Articles & publications : 

2011
A Nous Paris, “Allyson Mellberg : The Lotus Eater”, S. Desprez, 11/04/11
Stiletto, “Allyson Mellberg”, R. de Lucovich, mars 2011
Clark, “Allyson Mellberg”, G. Masson, mars 2011
Redux, “Allyson Mellberg”, E. Lameignère, printemps 2011
Paris Capitale, “Allyson Mellberg”, JM Dubois, mars 2011
Madame Figaro, “Le dessin, c’est now et c’est chic!”, S. de Vivies, 24/03/11

2010
Juxtapoz, “Allyson Mellberg”, K. Farr, septembre 2010
L Denicke, P. Thaler, Pen to Paper, Pictoplasma Publishing, Berlin, 2010, p.15-23

2009
Dark Arts, Featured Artist, Saelee Oh, Gingko Press, ISBN: 1584233613
Numero A zine, Doz Fuerzas Publishing Company, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2008
Colouring Outside the Lines, Featured Artist, London, UK
Showpaper, Featured Artist, janvier, New York, NY
Third Drawer Down, Limited Edition Textile, Victoria, Australia
Greening Your Studio: An Artist’s Guide to Non-toxic and Ecologically Sound Art Materials, Co-Auteur Jeremy Taylor,

2007
I, Me, and Mine: The New Avant Garde in Williamsburg, NY Press review for “Handplant” exhibition
Yen Magazine, Australia, Featured Artist with Jeremy Taylor, février

2006
Iris Magazine, Featured Artist, printemps

2005
BUST Magazine, automne
Venus Magazine, printemps
Local Tea, couverture, printemps

2004
Coloring Book, Branch Gallery Publication, Edition of 100.
Mollusk Rap, Artist Book Drawing Collaboration, Salt Tooth Press, Edition of 40.
Schritte Ins Offene, Featured Illustrator, Suisse
The Drama Magazine, #3
Hot + Cold Zine Volume #9
Repellent Magazine Issue #3, “Heraldic Pomp”
La Collecte International, Press Papier, ISBN 2-921635-43-7

2003
CD cover/booklet and all promotional materials for Rainer Maria “Long Knives Drawn” LP and “Ears Ring” EP, Polyvinyl Records “Ears Ring” music video illustrations for Rainer Maria featured on MTV2. and “Anyone Who Loves You Already Knows” DVD Polyvinyl Records

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