Allison Florence is an artistically inclined individual working out of Chicago, IL. Their art is fundamentally political, dealing formally with notions of craft, structure, power dynamics, and materiality. Their beliefs are rooted in an upheaval of economic structure and hierarchical relationships, making us question what determines worth and meaning.
Early in 2019, Allison created the installation Moving Voices for and in collaboration with the University of California Riverside English Department. Photos of this installation were taken and used as promotional material for the annual writing conference, (dis)junctions. In 2018, Allison made their sculpture Stick It for and in collaboration with the band Spooky Generator. Photos of this sculpture and installation are now cover art. You can find the album here. In December of 2017, Allison participated in the Chicago DIY art show jŭnk, showing an installation of their work and selling collages.
Allison spent 4 years at Knox College (2013-2017). While at Knox, Allison served as the Head Art Editor for Cellar Door, a creative publication, from 2014 to 2017. They received first place prizes in the Non-Traditional category at the Al Young Art Show in 2017 and 2016. Their sculpture Stuff Stuff Stuff 'em Down was on view at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa in the fall of 2016.
If you’re looking for a commission or want to collaborate, feel free to email them. Even if you’re not looking for these things, it’s still nice to get emails from real humans.