Mark


Christopher Corey Allen
Minneapolis, Minnesota & Berlin, Germany

Education

2018 MFA - Cum Laude, Cranbrook Academy of Art - Bloomfield Hills MI

2007 BA - Fine Arts - University of Minnesota - Minneapolis MN

2005 Accademia Italiana - Firenze IT


Selected Awards & Residencies

2019

Artist In Residence- Künstlerhaus Fehrbelliner- Berlin DE
Toby Devan Lewis Nomination- International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) - New York, NY
2018       
Artist In Residence - Mass MoCA - North Adams MA

Toby Devin Lewis Fellowship - Cranbrook Academy of Art
New Beginnings Award - Cranbrook Academy of Art & Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
Emerging Artist Award Finalist - Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
Cranbrook Art Museum Collections Acquisition Nomination - Cranbrook Art Museum
2017
Artist In Residence - Frans Masereel Centrum - Kasterlee BE

Artist In Residence - Hair + Nails - Minneapolis MN
Lenore G. Tawney Scholarship - Cranbrook Academy of Art
2016    

Merit Scholarship - Cranbrook Academy ofArt
2015   
Artist In Residence - The White Page - Minneapolis MN

Artist Iniative Grant - Minnesota State Arts Board
2014
Artist In Residence- Pino Studio Residency Program - Firenze IT

2010  Arts Learning Grant - Metropolitan Regional Arts Council
2009  Arts Access Grant - Minnesota State Arts Board

Selected Exhibitions and Performances
2019         
Kunstspäti, Montage Halle, Berlin DE
Transformer, New Rules Gallery, Minneapolis, MN Related Videos, Invitational Platform, NADA, Chicago IL NADA Chicago Invitational - Hair + Nails - Chicago IL
‘ardkore, a thing like you and me - Solo Exhibition - Hair + Nails - Minneapolis MN             
Transformation - Detroit Artist’s Market - Detroit MI
Streetlight - Wedge Projects & Roman Susan - Chicago IL
13 Love Songs - Performance - Fresh Oysters Performance Research - Minneapolis MN
2018
The Big Screen: Cobo Center Marquee Series - Detroit  MI

Cube Art Project - Lincoln NE            
Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art - Cranbrook Art Museum - Bloomfield Hills MI
Speculative Storytelling - Performance - Tri-All Space - Bloomfield Hills MI
Experiencing Perspectives ‘18 - Mercedes Benz Financial Services - Farmington Hills MI
2017
Collecting - Hair + Nails - Minneapolis MN        

Mere Bellies - Solo Exhibition - Hair + Nails - Minneapolis MN             
In The Dark - Forum Gallery - Bloomfield Hills MI
Walking with Serpents - Performance - Forum Gallery - Bloomfield Hills MI
Experiencing Perspectives ‘17 - Mercedes Benz Financial Services - Farmington Hills MI
2016
Camry - ToYoYoYoTa Gallery - Detroit MI

(im)permanence - Solo Exhibition - Porch Gallery - Minneapolis MN
Artscape - Artist-Run Art Fair - Open Space Gallery & White Page - Baltimore MD
2015
My Realm Is The World - Solo Exhibition - Minnesota History Museum - St. Paul MN            

Private Myths - Solo Exhibition - The White Page - Minneapolis MN
2014
Visions - Honeycomb - Minneapolis MN

Epic Boundless - Performance - Summer Street Warehouse - Providence RI
Coydogs - Performance & Set Design for Leif Huron’s film - New York NY
2013
Into The Void - Solo Exhibition - Soap Factory - Minneapolis MN

Saints - Roman Susan - Chicago IL
Portraits - Roman Susan - Chicago IL
2012
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari - Walker Art Center & Cedar Cultural Center - Minneapolis MN

Us With Moustaches - Site-Specific Performance - Minneapolis MN
2011
The Devil and Mister Punch - Walker Art Center - Minneapolis MN

Mad King - Solo Exhibition - Modern Times - Minneapolis MN
Who Wants To Live Forever - Performance - Queertopia - Minneapolis MN
RMS Duchess of York - Performance - Paper Moose Jumpsuit & Co - Minneapolis MN

Press and Publications Kuenzler, Sarah & Mckenzie, Jasa. “Biennials & Art Fairs and Christopher Corey Allen.” Sota: State of            the Arts, Podcast, 19 May 2019.
Dickinson, Sheila. “Mere Bellies at Hair+Nails.” Hair and Nails #6, September 2018.
Smuda, Sean.  “Mere Bellies//Mother Bellies.” Hair and Nails #6, September 2018.
Lefevre, Camille.  “Mere Bellies.”  Citypages, August 18, 2017
Stacks, Hank. “Mere Bellies: New Video & Installation By Christopher Corey Allen.”  Secrets Of The City, August 18, 2017.
Siegelman, Daniel. “Why Everyone’s Getting Down at Soap Factory’s Into The Void.”     Citypages, December 6, 2013.
Scom, Gregory J.  “Christopher Saint Christopher’s Private Myths.” Star Tribune, January 5, 2015.
Behm, John. “Into The Void at The Soap Factory.”  Reviler, December 7, 2013.

Teaching and Professional Experience
2019
Visiting Artist - Minneapolis College of Art and Design - New Media Seminar - Minneapolis MN

Visiting Artist - Macalester College - Advanced Printmaking - St. Paul MN
2018
Co-Facilitator - SpaceSpaceSpace Conference on Alternative Pedagogies - Bloomfield Hills MI  

2017-18 Visiting Artist Coordinator - Cranbrook Academy of Art
2016-18 Laser Cutter Fabrication & Technician - Cranbrook Academy of Art - Bloomfield Hills MI
2016-18 Exhibitions Assistant - Cranbrook Museum of Art - Bloomfield Hills MI   
2014 Director for Chicago Avenue Project - Pillsbury Theatre - Minneapolis MN
2013 Visiting Artist - Walker Art Center - Teen Takeover: Where Art Thou? - Minneapolis MN
2010 Co-Director - Aniga Adiga (Me and You) - MN Fringe Festival - Minneapolis  MN
2009-10 Lead Teacher - Brian Coyle Community Center - Minneapolis MN
2009 Theatre Workshop and Director - We Made It - Performance with The Young Achievers Somali Youth Program - Minneapolis MN
2008-11
Lead Mentor - Augsburg College Internship Program - Minneapolis - MN

Director of Youth Programming - Bedlam Theatre - Minneapolis MN
2008-10
Co-Founder of Outloud - Weekly Youth Performance Night - Minneapolis MN

Young Adult Mentor - Brian Coyle Center - Minneapolis MN
2004-13  Director & Lead Artist - Barebones Productions - 2009 Director - St. Paul MN