Rebecca Allan

Rebecca Allan is a New York-based painter, writer, and educator. Exhibiting in the United States and abroad for more than 25 years, she was most recently the Director of Public Programs (2006–2014) at Bard Graduate Center and Curator of Education at the National Academy Museum (2004-2006). Allan is a principal creator of The Crossroads Project — a performance piece on sustainability — in collaboration with physicist Robert Davies, The Fry Street Quartet, and composer Laura Kaminsky. She received her MFA from Kent State University, and BA from Allegheny College, and has been a fellow at The Hermitage Artists Retreat; Centrum Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, as well as a visiting artist at venues including Lebanese American University, Utah State University, and Doane College in Nebraska. She also teaches art criticism and art history at The College of Mount Saint Vincent and Marymount Manhattan College.



More Articles by Rebecca Allan


Barbara Hammer, What You Are Not Supposed To Look At, 2014. Photo, Mylar, x-ray collage. Collaborative project with Ingrid Chhristie (camera). Courtesy of the artist.

How Not to Vanish: Barbara Hammer’s Resilient Gaze

Friday, January 19th, 2018

Her show at the Leslie-Lohman is on view through January 28.


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The Boxer: Judy Chicago Retrospective in Bordeaux, France

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

“This Olympian of feminist art sprints toward fire”.


Miriam Schapiro, Keyhole, 1971. Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 71.5 x 106 inches. The Estate of Miriam Schapiro

Icons of Female Power: Early Works of Miriam Schapiro

Friday, February 19th, 2016

exhibitions at the National Academy Museum and Eric Firestone Loft on Great Jones Street


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Deceptive Simplicity, Regal Elegance: Robert Berlind, 1938 to 2015

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

His scheduled solo show of new work opens January 9


Eric-Brown, Hieroglyph, 2015. Oil on linen, 10 x 12 inches. Courtesy of Ille Arts, Amagansett, New York

Playful Strategies: Eric Brown in Amagansett

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

July in the Hamptons saw this show of intimately scaled paintings of reserved exuberance


Deborah Rosenthal, Landscape in the Studio, 2014. Oil on linen, 40 x 30 inches. Courtesy of the Artist

The Velocity of Vision: Deborah Rosenthal’s Geography

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

On view at Bowery Gallery through June 13


Jane Wilson in front her painting, The Open Scene, 1960. Collection of The Museum of Modern Art. Photograph by John Jonas Gruen, May 1960.

“Looking for the Color Behind the Color”: Jane Wilson, 1924 to 2015

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Wilson belongs to a tradition of transcendental American landscape