Brief Biography
Born 1960, Seattle, WA
Anne Allen grew up in Fort Worth, TX, and has lived and worked in Los Angeles, CA, Portland, OR and New York's Hudson Valley before returning to Texas in 1999. Allen received her M.F.A. in metals from the State University of New York at New Paltz and her B.F.A. in painting and printmaking from the University of Texas at Austin.

Accomplished arts administration professional and artist with more than sixteen years of combined experience in public art project management, art museum management and curatorial work. Well versed in contemporary art and public art trends. Dedicated to promoting best practices in the public art field. Excellent management, public speaking and communication skills. Advocate for the arts as a catalyst for economic development, and the arts ability to strengthen and enrich daily life in our communities.
Solo exhibitions include Beach Salad, And Other Watery Adventures, Cris Worley Fine Arts, October 13-November 10, 2018; The Artist’s Eye artist’s talk, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, 2015; From the Back Seat, Over Water and On Foot, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, May-June, 2016; Skin Game, Lakeview Gallery, Tarrant County College NW Campus, 2013; Alchemy, The Old Jail Art Center Cell Series, February 5 – May 22, 2011; Laureate, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX, March-April, 2010,  Deft Touch, Mighty Fine Arts Gallery, Dallas, TX, February-March, 2009; Openwork, Studio 832, Dallas, TX, March-May 2008; Enduring Pattern, Gallery 414, Fort Worth, Texas, 2005-06 (with Elaine Taylor), Four or Five Large Drawings, the Gallery at Rivendell, New Paltz, NY.
Group exhibitions include Group Exhibition, Cris Worley Gallery, Dallas, TX, January 17-February 16, 2013; Texas Draws II, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX,  March-April, 2012, Studio Visit 1-1: A Group Show of Guest and Gallery Artists, Cris Worley Fine Arts,  Dallas, TX, January 7-February 11, 2011, String Theory, Connecting Lines, Art Corridor II Gallery, Tarrant County College Southeast, Arlington, TX, October 13-November 12, 2011, Methodical Markings, Artspace 111, Fort Worth, TX, May-June, 2008; The Drawing Room, Galveston Arts Center, May-June, 2008;  The Office, Fort Worth Community Art Center, 2007; Small, NRH Gallery and Big, NRH Gallery, and Schema: A Drawing Show, Carrillon Gallery, Tarrant County College South. Allen is a 2016, 2011, 2009, 2008 and 2007 finalist for the Hunting Art Prize.
Allen is currently a Public Art Project Manager with the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. A curator and arts administrator, Allen served as Director of the Arlington Museum of Art (AMA) from 2001-2007, and as Executive Director of The Old Jail Art Center in Albany, Texas, 2000.