December 10, 2022

ARTISTS ARE HEAVENLY WORKERS AND THE DESIGNERS OF THE BETTER WORLD

Joel S. Allen/ Valentino Haute Couture “Des Ateliers”by Riccardo Conti, July 2021  

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The latest collection is in collaboration with a diverse group of artists and painters. One of them is Joel S. Allen.

My creative work first develops from a passion and pleasure for making things. Formally, my work is a physical description of the way my thoughts feel. Combining the elements of the process and repetitive motion, time finds a record within the materials. The internal dialogue is expressed externally, stacking layer upon textured layer for further consideration. With impassioned patience, I search for that intimate space between time and material where the rhythm of thought and dexterity intertwine in lyrical dance. I relish the unending search for perfection – always reaching for the elusive harmonic concert of form, subject matter, and content that binds the senses with the mind and heart. It is for me, a most splendid romance between thinking and making/ Joel S. Allen  

Joel’s art has been published in the magazine Vogue UK !, Behind the Scenes of Valentino’s Game-Changing Collaboration, by Olivia Singer, July 16, 2021

https://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/article/valentino-couture-artist-collaboration-aw21

In the links below you can find more publications about him and his amazing art.

Thank you Joel for sharing your amazing art with the magazine DESIGNER Stockholm. We are delighted to have you here. Many thanks to our general manager of the DESIGNER PERU/Sophia Calvo for the correspondence from Joel S. Allen.

Joel Allen biography

Joel Allen
Valentino FW21 Haute Couture show 2021

Digital Magazine: amagazinecuratedby.com

Valentino Haute Couture “Des Ateliers”by Riccardo Conti, July 2021  

 https://amagazinecuratedby.com/curatedfor/pierpaolopiccioli-desateliers/

Joel S. Allen

1680 Copper Ridge Ct., #101

Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

(406) 548-4952

Email: joelsallen@gmail.com 

Web site: www.joelsallen.com

Education

M.F.A. 2001 Sculpture/Installation Art (Minor in Ceramics) 

Washington State University, Pullman, WA

B.F.A. 1999 Sculpture (with Honors) 

Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

*Extended Studies 2004-2005 Sociology, 

Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Professional Experience

2019, Fiber Workshop Instructor, Wrapped Up, Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC

2012-2021, Full-Time Artist and Adjunct Instructor 

Colorado Mountain College, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Sculpture I & II, 3D Design, Land Art, Mixed Media, Painting I & II

2007-2012, Rare Earth Crystal Grower, Scientific Materials Inc., Bozeman, Montana

2009, Adjunct Instructor, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana

3D Design

2006-2007, Adjunct Instructor, Colorado Mountain College, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Art in the Environment, Visual Concepts/3D Design, Sculpture I, and Mixed Media

2002-2003, Artist-in-Residence, Great Falls Public School District, Great Falls, Montana

One year residency working with K-12 art students throughout the school district

2003, Adjunct Instructor, University of Great Falls, Great Falls, Montana

Studio Art – 3D Fundamentals

2002, Sabbatical Replacement Lecturer, Montana State University, Billings, Montana

Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Sculpture, 3D Design, Introduction to Pottery and Careers in Art

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibition: work.

2020, Loveland Art Museum, Loveland, CO

Group Exhibition: Disorderly Conduct

2018, Red West Gallery, Steamboat Springs, CO

Solo Exhibition: Hooked on Svelte

2017, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE

Group Exhibition: Material as Metaphor

2017, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

National Traveling Group Exhibition: State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now

2017, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN

National Traveling Group Exhibition: State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now

2016, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN

Group Exhibition: Suspended!

2015-2016, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

Group Exhibition: ArtPrize 2015

2015, (Host) Western Michigan University/Gwen Frostic School of Art, Grand Rapids, MI

Solo Exhibition: Hooked on Svelte

2015, ArtShare Gallery, Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, CO

Group Exhibition: State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now

2014-2015, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

Solo Exhibition: Hooked on Svelte

2014, Jessie Wilbur Gallery, Bozeman, MT

Solo Exhibition: Acrylic Wall Art

2014, Emerson Center for Arts and Culture lobby, Bozeman, MT

Group Exhibition: The Art of No

2013, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

Group Exhibition: Members Exhibit 2013, Steamboat Springs Arts Council

2013, the Art Depot, Steamboat Springs, CO

Group Exhibition: Montana Triennial 2012

2012, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT

Gallery Exhibition: Left Brain Right Brain

2011, 406 Brewery Gallery, Bozeman, MT

Solo Exhibition: Left Brain Right Brain

2010, Northwest College, Powell, WY

Environmental Installation: Pharma-Illogical: Medicine Wheel

2009, Lindley Park, Bozeman, MT

Environmental Installation: Pharma-Illogical: Wishing Well 1

2008, Water Treatment Plant, Powell, WY

Gallery Exhibition: Art & Ecology

2008, Magaza Gallery, Bitola, Macedonia

Gallery Exhibition and Cultural Exchange Seminar: Art & Ecology

2008, Ohrid Gallery “Dom na Kulturata – Grigor Prlicev”, Ohrid, Macedonia

Environmental Installation: Pharma-Illogical: Toxic Flow

as part of “Plains, Frames and Land Use Ideals,” ARTPOSIUM, Colorado Art Ranch, Steamboat Springs, CO, 2008

Group Exhibition: Visually Literate

2008, K. Saari Gallery, Steamboat Springs, CO

Gallery Exhibition: Pharma-Illogical: Can You Swallow This? (Installation)

2008, K. Saari Gallery, Steamboat Springs, CO

Solo Exhibition: Why I Won’t Do Cliques, Clubs, Cults or Carnivals (Installation)

2006, Exit Gallery, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Solo Exhibition: Pharma-Illogical: Can You Swallow This? (Installation)

2006, Beall Park Art Center, Bozeman, MT

Solo Exhibition: Hooked on Svelte in the Swing Time Garden (Installation)

2005, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD

Solo Exhibition: Chummin’ For Suckers – Sister Overboard (Installation)

2003, Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls, MT

Solo Exhibition: Wrapsody (Installation)

2003, University of Great Falls, MT

Group Exhibition: Selections 

2001, Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA

Collections/Commissions

Private Collection: Hooked on Svelte, an installation of 5 hanging fiber sculptures, 2020, private residence of Lyndon Cormack, CEO of Herschel Supply, Vancouver BC.

Private Collection: Propeller Pod, 2018, private residence of Melinda Goldrich, Aspen, CO

U.S. Department of State Commission: Hooked on Svelte

A large-scale installation of 10 hanging fiber sculptures, 2019.

Permanent Collection of the U.S. Embassy, Matamoros, Mexico

Art in Embassies, U.S. Department of State

Private Collection: Hooked on Svelte, an installation of 5 hanging fiber sculptures, 2018, private residence of Lyndon Cormack, CEO of Herschel Supply, Vancouver BC.

Private Commission: Aisling (Irish) “Dream-Vision”, Acrylic Wall Art, 2” x 42” x 17”, 2015 W. Witkowski & S. Nelson, Chicago, IL

Corporate Commission: Hooked on Svelte, a permanent installation of 8 fiber sculptures, 2015. Goldenvoice/Coachella Music and Art Festival, the Desmond Building, 435 West 11th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90001

Museum Collection: Hooked on Svelte, installation of 6 fiber sculptures for the traveling collection of State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now 

Publications/Videos

Digital Magazine: amagazinecuratedby.comC:\Users\tinysmall\Documents\cynthia\FATE\valentino_hc-desateliers-lb_44.jpg

Valentino Haute Couture “Des Ateliers”by Riccardo Conti, July 2021  

 https://amagazinecuratedby.com/curatedfor/pierpaolopiccioli-desateliers/

Magazine: Gagosian Quarterly, Fashion and Art: Valentino Des Ateliers, July 21, 2021

https://gagosian.com/quarterly/2021/07/21/interview-fashion-art-valentino-des-ateliers/

Magazine: Vogue UK, Behind the Scenes of Valentino’s Game-Changing Collaboration, by Olivia Singer, July 16, 2021

https://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/article/valentino-couture-artist-collaboration-aw21

Digital Magazine: Contemporary Identities International Online Art Magazine, Fall 2020

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 Book: L’art du fil dans la creation contemporaine, Marie-Madeleine Masse, Editions Gallimard/Alternatives, 2020 ISBN 9782072893230

Magazine: Cover and feature article, Textile Fibre Forum, Australia, June 2018

Magazine: Looking Back/Looking Forward, Fiber Art Now Magazine,Winter 2017 issue

Magazine: Artforum.  Review of “Material as Metaphor”, by Grant Johnson, July 2017

https://www.artforum.com/contributors/name=grant-johnson

Magazine: Discovering American Art Now at the Frist, an Exhibit of Evocative Art, Vanderbilt Hustler, 2017

http://vanderbilthustler.com/featured/discovering-american-art-now-at-the-frist-an-exhibit-of-evocative-art.html

Magazine: Excellence in Fibers 2016, Fiber Art Now Magazine, Winter 2016 issue

Juried International Category Winner for Installation Art

Exhibition Article: LOST WKND x Minneapolis Institute of Art, State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now 

http://lostwknd.com/mia-state-of-the-art/

Exhibition Article: Populism…,Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN 2016

http://www.startribune.com/populism-enlivens-new-shows-at-walker-and-minneapolis-institute-of-art/371725051/

Exhibition Article: Lighter than Air, re:sculpt, International Sculpture Center blog, 2016

http://blog.sculpture.org/2016/03/02/lighter-than-air/#comments

Press Release: State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2016

http://new.artsmia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/State-of-the-Art_release_012116.pdf

Exhibition Article: Suspended! Kalamazoo Institute of Art, 2016

http://www.efa-rep.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Suspended-WOW.pdf

Exhibition Article: Here are the 15 Best Art Exhibitions of 2014

Huffington Post, Priscilla Frank, 12/16/2014

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/16/best-art-exhibitions-2014_n_6329480.html

Exhibition Article: CMC Art Instructor Featured in Prominent Arkansas Exhibit

Steamboat Today, Tesera Ristow, 11/16/2014

http://www.steamboattoday.com/news/2014/nov/16/cmc-art-instructor-featured-prominent-arkansas-exh/

News Video: A Treasure Hunt for Undiscovered American Artists

CBS Sunday Morning, 11/9/2014

http://www.steamboattoday.com/news/2014/nov/16/cmc-art-instructor-featured-prominent-arkansas-exh/

Exhibition Article: My Story

Washington State Magazine, Sept. 4, 2014

http://wsm.wsu.edu/mystory/?p=4501

Exhibition Article: State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now

Valley Voice, Steamboat Springs, CO,  pgs. 22-23, September 2014 issue.

http://issuu.com/yampavalleyvoice/docs/valley_voice_sept_2014_issue/0

News Video: The Search for America’s Next Great Artist

CBS News, 9/17/2014

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/the-search-for-americas-next-great-artist/

Exhibition Article: State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now

Rock Candy, Arkansas Times, August 8, 2014.

http://www.arktimes.com/RockCandy/archives/2014/08/05/more-about-state-of-the-art-coming-to-crystal-bridges

Residencies

Distance Residency, Valentino Haute Couture “Des Ateliers,” a collaborative project of 16 international artists working with Pierpaolo Piccioli, Creative Director of Maison Valentino, in preparation for the exhibition of the 2021/2022 Haute Couture Collection in Venice, Italy.

July 2021

Artist-In-Residence, Brush Creek Ranch Foundation for the Arts, Saratoga, WY

February 2 – 27, 2015

Artist-In-Residence, UCROSS Foundation, UCross, WY

April 15 – May 17, 2013

Artist-In-Residence, Brush Creek Ranch Foundation for the Arts, Saratoga, WY

March 4 – March 29, 2013

International Residency: Nizo Pole Artist Colony, Bitola, Macedonia, July 2008.

Two week residency working with artists from Macedonia, Bulgaria, Serbia,

Croatia and Turkey.

Artist-In-Residence, Great Falls, Montana Public School District, 2002-2003

Seminars/Workshops/Speaking Engagements

Artist Presentation: “Material Celebration,” as part of Virtually Woven, the annual gathering (online due to Covid-19) of the National Basketry Organization, Inc. 2021

Workshop: Wrapped Up, Penland School of Craft, NC 2019

Artist Lecture: University of Nebraska at Omaha, NE – October, 2017

Study Abroad: Cuba: Culture and Revolution, November, 2016

Study Abroad: Guatemala: Culture and Resistance, March 2014

Workshop: Installation Art, Amnesty International Club

Colorado Mountain College, Steamboat Springs, CO

November, 2013

Speaker: ACTUALLY, Art & Sustainability Presentation

Colorado Mountain College, Steamboat Springs, CO

November, 2013

Speaker: Pharma-Illogical, Art & Sustainability Presentation

Colorado Mountain College, Steamboat Springs, CO 

September, 2013

Workshop Presenter and Speaker: Northwest College, Powell, WY

Invited presenter of a week-long workshop including multiple speaking engagements at venues throughout the community. September, 2010.

Speaker: Mr. Miscellaneous, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.

Lecture presented to all foundation classes encouraging exploration of diverse materials and processes in art making. January 29, 2010.

Workshop Presenter: Prescott College, Prescott, AZ, March 2009.

Pharma-Ecological: Toxic Flow.  Three-day conversation about pharmaceuticals in the environment.

Presenter: Seminar and workshop entitled, Art & Ecology, Ohrid and Bitola, Macedonia, July, 2008. Artist exchange program organized through the not-for-profit organization, Multilingual and Multicultural Harmony.

Presenter: Flipping the Funnel: Seeing and Creating Art in Nature, an outdoor workshop as part of “Plains, Frames and Land Use Ideals,” ARTPOSIUM, Colorado Art Ranch, Steamboat Springs, CO, May 16-18, 2008.

02.02.2022 Stockholm

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