• Bio

    Allison Morgan studied 3-Dimensional design at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver, British Columbia. Upon finishing school, she opened a shared studio with a fellow artist concentrating primarily on multi-media sculpture. Through exhibitions and private commissions, Allison was able to focus her ideas related to the reframing of the banal. In 1995 Allison moved to Barcelona, Spain where she began painting. She returned a year and a half later, having been seduced by the possibilities of paint as a medium to continue her line of inquiry. Allison continued to paint while raising with her husband their three children. In 2002 Allison moved to Rome, Italy, where she pursued new ideas in painting, particularly influenced at this time by the firsthand viewing of the masters’ work and the new perceptive potentials of digital photography. She began exploring ways in which digital photography captures alternative ways of seeing. After returning to Canada, Allison began exploring conceptual art strategies in her art practice. More recently Allison’s work, through installation and photography, is investigating the role society plays in gender performativity. Through gesture, expression or symbolism, her artworks always suggest a subtext or duality of meaning.