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education:

2001  BFA, Maine College of Art (MECA) , Portland, ME

1973  BA, Skidmore College’s “University Without Walls” program, Saratoga Springs, NY

1970  Associates Degree, Bradford Junior College, Bradford, MA

selected exhibitions:

2016 “2016 Biennial Members Exhibition”, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

2016 “Transgressing Traditions”, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY

2016 “Prescriptions”, Beaney House of Art, Canterbury, England

2014 “Unraveled: Contemporary New England Fiber Art”, Remick Gallery, York, ME

2014 “International TECHstyle Art Biennial”, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose CA

2013  “Biennial 2013 ”, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

2013  “Maine Women Pioneers”, Art Gallery at University of New England, Portland, ME

2013  “Fashionable Books and Paper Fashion”, Kate Cheney Chappell Center for the Book Arts, Portland, ME

2011  “Above & Below the Line”, Pace Galleries of Art, Fryeburg Academy, Fryeburg, ME

2010  “New Fibers 2010”, William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, Escanaba, MI

2010  “New Fibers 2010”, University Art Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

2010  “Altering Matters”, Atrium Art Gallery at USM, Lewiston/Auburn, ME

2009  “Home Work”, Whitney Art Works, Portland, ME

2009  “Intertwined, Lord Hall Gallery, University of Maine, Orono, ME

2009  “Resurrect The Art of the Reclaimed Object”, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ

2009  “National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2009”, The Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS

2009  “The Book as Art”, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Cambridge, MA

2008  “Artists and Books”, the Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA

2007  “Tiny”, Whitney Art Works, Portland, ME

2007  “Narrative Thread”, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA

2006  “Mixed Messages”, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2006  “Material Matters”, Whitney Art Works, Portland, ME

2006  “The Book as Art”, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

2006  “The Inspired Hand III”, Atrium Art Gallery at USM, Lewiston/Auburn, ME

2006  “Forest”, Atrium Art Gallery at USM, Lewiston/Auburn, ME

2006  “Fiber and the Book Artist”, The Fiber Center, Amherst, MA

2005  Works on Paper, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle, ME

2005  “Touchstones”, Blum Gallery at College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME

2005  “Biennial book arts show”, Cambridge Artists Cooperative, Cambridge, MA

2005  “Biennial 2005”, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

2004  “The Inspired Hand II”, Atrium Art Gallery at USM, Lewiston/Auburn, ME

2004  “Un/Coverings”, Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME

2004  “A Common Thread: Innovative Textile Art of Maine”, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle, ME

2004  “CMCA Biennial”, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

2004  “Fiber as Sculpture”, Hay Gallery, Portland, ME

2004  “Contemporary Maine Fiber Art”, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

2004  “Material World”, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2003  MECA Alumni Show, ICA (“Institute of Contemporary Art”) gallery at MECA

2002  “Uncommon Threads: New Twists on Textile Art”, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH

2002  Members’ show, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

2002  “Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show 2002”, Cambridge, MA

2002  “Art of the Book 2002”, University of Indianapolis, IN

1999  “MECAtextiles” show, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

awards, publications, etc. :

2015 “The New Masters”, Maine Home and Design, April 2015

2013 500 Handmade Books Vol 2”, Lark Books

2011  “Allison Cooke Brown: Stitching Her Way Out”, “Surface Design Journal” Spring 2011

2010  “The Tattoo Project” catalogue by Allison Cooke Brown

2009  “Stitching it to the Man: Q&A with Allison Cooke Brown”, MaineToday.com:blogs, 10/16/09

2009  “Muse”, Maine Women Writers Collection, Vol 1#1

2009  “Fiberarts Magazine”, Jan/Feb 2009 issue

2008  “South Shore Living”, October 2008 issue

2008  “500 Handmade Books”, Lark Books

2008  “National Museum of Women in the Arts Magazine”

2006  “The Book as Art” show catalogue, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

2005  “Surface Design Magazine”, Summer 2005 issue

2005  “Resonance/Response” show catalogue, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

2005  “Fiberarts Magazine”, with additional image on web, Summer 2005 issue

2004  Featured artist in the “Portfolio” section of “American Craft Magazine”, Feb/Mar ’04 issue

2004  “Words and Images”, annual national literary and art publication of the University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME, 2004 issue

2002  “Uncommon Threads: New Twists on Textile Art” show catalogue, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH

2000  Laurence and Judy Sisson Traveling Fellowship to Florence, Italy

1999 & 2000  Payson Merit Scholarship for artistic excellence (awarded at MECA to sophomores and juniors with high academic standards)

permanent collections:

"Adam and Sophie Gimbel Design Library”, Parson’s School of Design, New York, NY

"Arts of the Book Collection", Sterling Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Ella Strong Denison Library, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

Gould Library, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

"Maine Women Writers Collection", University of New England, Portland, ME

"Mortimer Rare Book Room", Neilson Library, Smith College, Northampton, MA

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

Rochester Institute of Technology Libraries, Rochester, NY

"Southwest Collections”, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

"Special Collections and Archives", University of California, Irvine, CA

"Special Collections", Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

"Special Collections", James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

“Special Collections”, Kennedy Library, CalPoly State, San Luis Obispo, CA

"Special Collections", Margaret Clapp Library, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

"Special Collections", the MECA Library, Portland, ME

“Special Collections”, University of Miami Library, Miami, FL

"Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute Library", Williamstown, MA

"Tredway Library Special Collections", Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

Yarmouth Public Library, Yarmouth, ME