Sandra Allen, artist, (born 1959, Quincy, Massachusetts)
Sandra Allen is an artist primarily known for minimalist graphite on paper drawings. She has been using the tree as her subject since 1998. Allen has been represented by Mario Diacono in Boston, Massachusetts. She has also shown with Barbara Kraków and The Drawing Center, New York City. Allen is currently represented by Joseph Carroll of Carroll and Sons Gallery (Boston, Massachusetts). In September 2013, Allen was the first artist to be shown in Matthew Day Jackson and Laura Seymour’s gallery, Bunker259.
In 1978, Sandra Allen graduated from Quincy High School (Massachusetts). After, she graduated from the UMass Dartmouth School of Art in 1984 with a BFA and went on to graduate from the Yale University School of Art in 1989 with an MFA. From 1987 to 1988, Allen was a teaching assistant to Lester John and an assistant to John Hull from 1989 to 1990. In 2010, Allen revisited the teaching experience when she became a drawing instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, MA.
Sandra Allen has work in the permanent collections of:The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University
The DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park
Yale University Art Gallery
MOMA NY archives