My artwork is based on environmental science and my interest in the impact of human refuse on ecology and the global environment. Photographs of landscapes often depict a pristine environment that is devoid of any human imprint. However, the reality is that byproducts of human consumption such as plastics and other refined materials are omnipresent. Using plastics and other synthetic materials to create representations of natural landscapes, my photographs examine this conflict and illustrate how refuse is in many ways here to stay as a presence in the landscape, perhaps forever.
I work in a studio to set up each scene, and often include appropriated images taken from various media sources in my setups. By working indoors with imagery drawn from image culture, I hope to emphasize ways the idea of nature is often formulated at a distance from the processes of the natural world and fictionalized through technology and the conventions of photography.
Allison Grant is a Chicago based artist, educator, and curator. She received and MFA from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 and BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 2004. Works by Grant have been widely exhibited at venues including the DePaul Art Museum, Azimuth Projects, Packer Schopf Gallery, and the Weston Art Gallery, among others. Her works are held in public collections at DePaul Art Museum, Columbia College Chicago, and 4-Culture. Currently, four of Grant’s photographs are on display as part of a public art installation in Chicago’s brown line Merchandise Mart CTA station.
Images are available as 20 x 25" and 32 x 40" pigment prints made in editions of 10 each for $1200 (small) and $1800 (large).
Please call: (312) 266-2350 for prices of specific pieces. Prices are print only unless otherwise indicated.