Allison Kaufman is a video artist and photographer living in New York City. She received her BFA in Film and Television Production from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 2000 and her MFA in Photography, Video, and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in 2008. Solo exhibitions of her work have taken place at HERE Arts Center in New York City, Real Art Ways in Hartford CT, and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Her work has also been exhibited at Hendershot Gallery, Moore College of Art and Design, Albright College, and the Aqua Miami, VOLTA, and Affordable Art Fairs, among others. Kaufman is the recipient of the Paula Rhodes Memorial Award and an Alumni Scholarship Award from the School of Visual Arts, has been an artist-in-residence at Yaddo, the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, the Constance Saltonstall Foundation of the Arts, and Penland School of Crafts. Her work has been reviewed in the Huffington Post, the L Magazine, the Pittsburgh-Tribune Review, and Bomb Magazine’s BOMBlog. Kaufman teaches at a variety of institutions including Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. In 2017, she will be a visiting resident artist at both the CATWALK Institute in Catskill, NY and Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Born: Cleveland, Ohio 1978

EDUCATION

2008 MFA, School of Visual Arts, Photography, Video and Related Media
2000 BFA, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, Film and Television Production

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 Amplified Stages, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
2013 Friday Nights at Guitar Center, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
2012 Temporary Arrangements, HERE Arts Center, New York, NY

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS

2016 Once More, with Feeling, EFA Project Space, New York, NY
Appetite for Destruction, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
2014 Mediated Realities, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA
Sexing Sound: Music Cultures, Audio Practices, and Contemporary Art Symposium, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY
2013 Finishing School, Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL
2012 Volta NY, Represented by Welcome to Company, New York, NY
Adapt, Broadstone Studios, Dublin, Ireland
2011 Have a Nice Day, Pittsburgh Filmmakers/ Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
The Billboard Art Project, Baton Rouge, LA
Modulate: Ana B. Hernandez and Allison Kaufman, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA (two- person show)
Staged, Mount Airy Contemporary Artists Space, Philadelphia, PA (four-person show)
Construct, Icebox Gallery at Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Moonlight, Mai Tais, and Magic, Wassaic Project Benefit, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY
2010 Context Ingeminate, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Indecisive Moment: Photographers Using Video, Empire State of Mind at the Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
Introductions 2010, Career Development Program Fellows from the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
Wassaic Project Benefit Auction, WORK Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Indecisive Moment: Photographers Using Video, Hendershot Gallery, New York, NY
Miles from Home, The Bakery Artspace, founded by James Casebere, Rhinebeck, NY
Indecisive Moment: Photographers Using Video, Screening at Bridget, Brooklyn, NY
Wassaic Project Benefit Auction, WORK Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2008 Aqua Art Miami, Represented by Visual Arts Gallery, SVA, Miami, FL
Affordable Art Fair, Represented by Visual Arts Gallery, SVA, New York, NY
Surrounded by America: SVA, New York, NY
Dream-Self, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY
Momento Mori, The Modern Still Life in Photography, Minibar, Brooklyn, NY
Trace, Visual Arts Gallery, SVA, New York, NY
2006 tART Spring 2006 Salon Show, 261 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY
2005 tART Fall 2005 Salon Show, 147 Bowery Gallery, New York, NY
CONVERSIONs, Bronx Council on the Arts at Synthetic Zero, Bronx, NY
The Idea of the Portrait, CD Catalog, Curated by Clarissa T. Sligh, New York, NY
In Residence, Gallery 109, New York, NY
New Yorker Kunstler Kommen in Den Wedding, Galerie Scherer8, Berlin, Germany
See Something / Say Something, LeffertsSpace Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2004 Surfeit, Zone: Chelsea Center for the Arts, New York, NY
Liminal, Open Ground Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Studious, Upstairs at Dish, New York, NY
Shape, Movement, Texture, Brooklyn Borough Hall, Brooklyn, NY
Open Season, Open Ground Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2003 Night of 1,000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY
2000 Photo Hall Gallery, New York University, New York, NY
1999 Temple Rome Gallery, Rome, Italy

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2017 Visiting Artist Residency, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Visiting Artist Residency, CATWALK Institute, Catskill, NY
2013 STEP UP 2013 Artist Fellow, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
National Performance Network Visual Artist Residency, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
2011 Artist Residency, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
2010 Career Development Program Fellowship, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA
2008 Paula Rhodes Memorial Award, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Alumni Scholarship Award for Graduate Thesis Project, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
2006 Summer Fellowship and Photography Residency, Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca, NY
2005 Work-study scholarship for Photography Residency, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
2004 Work-study scholarship for Photography Residency, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
2003 Work-study scholarship for Photography Residency, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

PRESS

2015 Visual Artists Network Exhibitions Catalog 2013 - 2014
Jen Mergel, ""Allison Kaufman, Testing: One. Two.", catalog, published by Real Art Ways
2014 Susan Dunne, "Real Art Ways Exhibits", The Hartford Courant, March 17, 2014
2013 Kurt Shaw, ""Three Exhibits on Display at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts", Pittsburgh Tribune Live, June 26, 2013
2012 Alexis Clements, "Shared Experiences, Temporary Arrangements", The L Magazine, July 25, 2012
"Art/ Trek NYC: Manhattan Edition, Allison Kaufman", NYC TV Channel 25, January 16, 2012
2011 Jeffrey Bussmann, "Staged: Mount Airy Contemporary Artists Space", Title Magazine, October 13, 2011
Kim Surkan, "Weekend POST Festival Showcases Artists at New, Established Galleries", Mt. Airy Patch, October 4, 2011
Alison McMenamin, "CFEVA Fellows at the Crane", Inliquid Art and Design Blog, June 27, 2011
Libby Rosof, "Construct, from CFEVA, at the Ice Box", The Artblog, June 24, 2011
2010 Mary Thomas, "Ingenious Installation at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Explores Frailty of Human Condition", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 3, 2010
Kurt Shaw, “Philadelphia Artists’ Work Create Compelling Show”, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 20, 2010
2009 Kimberly Brooks, "Dancing with Divorced Men: Allison Kaufman", Huffington Post, March 23, 2009
"Dancing with Divorced Men", BOMB Magazine’s Video Art Series, BOMBlog, February 4, 2009
2008 Carrie Lincourt, “Allison Kaufman: Featured Alumni Scholarship Winner”, Visual Arts Journal, Vol 16, Number 2, Fall 2008
Ryan Pfluger, “Rad Person of the Day”, http://ryanpfluger.blogspot.com/, July 5, 2008
Amy Stein, “But the Good News Is….”, http://amysteinphoto.blogspot.com, June 17, 2008
2005 Amy Chase, “The Gallery: Allison Brooke Kaufman”, http://www.apartmenttherapy.com, November 15, 2005

TEACHING AND GUEST CRITIQUE EXPERIENCE

2014 - present Photography Instructor, New York Film Academy, New York, NY
2010 - present Adjunct Professor, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York, NY
2011 Adjunct Professor, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Photography Instructor, JCC Manhattan, New York, NY
Visual Arts Examiner, International Baccalaureate Degree Program, New York, NY
Adjunct Professor, SUNY Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY
2009 Adjunct Professor, SUNY Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY
Photography Instructor, JCC Manhattan, New York, NY
Visual Arts Examiner, International Baccalaureate Degree Program, New York, NY
Adjunct Professor, Berkeley College, Newark, NJ
Teaching Assistant, Shimon Attie: Master Critique, SVA, New York, NY
2008 Substitute Instructor, SVA Continuing Education, New York, NY
Juror, Exhibition Submissions, Visual Arts Gallery, SVA, New York, NY
2007 Teaching Assistant, Penelope Umbrico: Undergraduate Practical Theory, SVA, New York, NY
Instructor, VisuaLife, SVA and the Children’s Aid Society, New York, NY
Assistant Teacher, Carolyn Vaughn: The Images Works, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
Visiting Critic, Undergraduate Advanced Photography, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
Visiting Critic, International Baccalaureate Degree Program, The Dwight School, New York, NY
2006 Visiting Critic, International Baccalaureate Degree Program, The Dwight School, New York, NY
Teaching Assistant, Susan Kae Grant: Photographic Bookmaking, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
2005 Teaching Assistant, Bernd Nobel: Advanced Black and White Printing, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
2004 Teaching Assistant, Kae Newcomb: Black and White Photography I, Community Programs at the International Center of Photography, New York, NY

CAREER RELATED EXPERIENCE

2007 - present Director, Mary Ann Unger Estate, New York, NY present
2006 - 2007 Archivist, James Goodman Gallery, New York, NY
2004 - 2006 Membership and Regional Alliance Manager, ArtTable, New York, NY
2001 - 2004 Assistant Manager, Special Programs, Studio in a School, New York, NY
2000 - 2001 Assistant Studio Manager, Robert Whitman Photography, New York, NY
2000 Production Designer, Fledgling Films/ Kingdom County Productions, Barnet, VT