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Christopher Corey Allen
born 1985, Minneapolis, MN, USA


2018     MFA, with Honors, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2007     BA in Fine Arts, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2005-2006 Accademia Italiana, Firenze, Italia


2018     Toby Devin Lewis Fellowship, Cranbrook Academy of Art
2018     New Beginnings Award, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
2018     Emerging Artist Award Finalist, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
2018     Cranbrook Art Museum Collections Acquisition Nomination,Cranbrook Art Museum
2017     Lenore G. Tawney Scholarship, Cranbrook Academy of Art
2016     Merit Scholarship, Cranbrook Academy ofArt
2015     Artist Iniative Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board

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


2018     Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA
2017     Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium
2017     Hair and Nails Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2015     White Page Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2014     Pino, Florence, Italy

Selected Exhibitions and Performances

2019     ‘ardkore, a thing like you and me, Hair and Nails (SOLO), Minneapolis, MN             
             Transformation, Detroit Artist’s Market, Detroit, MI
             13 Love Songs, Fresh Oysters Performance Research, Minneapolis, MN
2018     Cube Art Project, Lincoln NE              
             The Big Screen: Cobo Center Marquee Series, Detroit, MI

             Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art, Cranbrook Art Museum   
            Bloomfield Hills, MI
            Speculative Storytelling, Tri-All Space Bloomfield Hills MI
            Experiencing Perspectives ‘18, Mercedes Benz Financial Services, Farmington Hills, MI
2017     Collecting, Hair and Nails, Minneapolis MN        
             Mere Bellies (SOLO),Hair and Nails, Minneapolis, MN             
             In The Dark, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

             Walking with Serpents, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI
            Experiencing Perspectives ‘17, Mercedes Benz Financial Services, Farmington Hills, MI 
2016     ToYoYoYoTa Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI
            (im)permanence (SOLO), Porch Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
            Artscape, Open Space & The White Page, Baltimore, MD
2015     My Realm Is The World (SOLO), Minnesota History Museum, St. Paul, MN            
            Private Myths (SOLO), The White Page, Minneapolis, MN
2014     Visions, Honeycomb Salon, Minneapolis, MN
             Boundless, Summer Street Warehouse, a site-specific collaborative performance,
            Providence, RI
             Coydogs, Performance and Set Design for Leif Huron’s film, New York, NY
2013     Saints, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL
             Portraits, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL
            Into The Void, (SOLO with  Jackie Beckey), Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
2012     Salon, Modern Times, Minneapolis, MN    
             Installation for Brute Heart’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Commissioned by
             Walker Art Center & Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN
             Us With Moustaches, site-specific collaborative performance, Minneapolis, MN
2011     The Devil and Mister Punch, with Bedlam Theatre, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
             Monsters of America, Seward Café, Minneapolis, MN
            Mad King and His Men (SOLO), Modern Times Cafe, Minneapolis, MN
             Who Wants To Live Forever Performance, Queertopia, Minneapolis, MN
2009   marsproject, site-specific installation and collaborative performance, Minneapolis, MN

Press and Publications

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.

Professional Experience

2017-18    Visiting Artist Coordinator, Cranbrook Academy of Art
2016-18    Laser cutter Technician and Fabrication,  Central Materials Lab, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2016-18    Collections and Exhibitions Assistant, Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI    2014         Director for Chicago Avenue Project, Pillsbury Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
2013         Teen Takeover: Where Art Thou?, Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council, Guest Artist, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
2008-2011  Director of Youth Programming,  Bedlam Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
2004-2013  Lead Artist for Barebones Productions, 2009 Director, St. Paul, MN