We are happy to announce Allison Bianco’s solo exhibition Cloud Level at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa Commons Gallery. Exhibition dates: January 7 – February 8, 2019. The exhibition was organized by Gaye Chan, Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at UH Manoa.
The exhibition highlights recent work that uses a combination of intaglio and screen print to depict landscapes diminished by massive oceans or infinite skies. Recent works include Pouring on Jamestown, that pictures the eastern side of Conanicut Island in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, where impending storms of layered clouds hang low over the land, the sea churns and vessels approach cautiously; Winter Flounder, based on an old freeway exit ramp that, during cold months, transports the driver to an icy world with stone cliffs that resemble a mountain pass; and Leave Your Troubles Behind where an oddly monumental sun casts a golden glimmer on the ocean, fireworks explode in the distance and a small fishing vessel hurries away followed by a shrouded sea creature.
Allison Bianco received her MFA in Printmaking (2010) from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI and her BA in Studio Art (2001) from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Bianco is the recipient of a Visual Arts Sea Grant from the University of Rhode Island and her work was selected for a solo exhibition at The Print Center in Philadelphia as part of their 88th International Competition. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; The New York Public Library, NY; RISD Museum, RI; Yale University Art Gallery, CT; the University of San Diego, CA; and the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, HI; among others. Allison Bianco lives and works in Rhode Island and her work is represented by Cade Tompkins Projects in Providence, RI.