Resume

COLLIN ALLEN
Wichita Ks. 67208 | 316-461-9642 |
allenworks07@gmail.com

EDUCATION

2016 to present BFA Art (Studio Arts Painting) Wichita State University,
Wichita, Ks. Dean Honor Roll, Academic Commendation,
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

2015 Associate in Applied Science in Welding, Wichita Area
Technical College, Wichita, Ks., Deans Honor Roll

2015 CATIA, 3D Design, Certificates, Mechanical Engineering
Design, CATIA Machining, Wichita Area Technical
College, Wichita, Ks.

2011 Artist, Inc. Workshop, Sponsored by the KC Art Link and
the Ford Foundation; Diane Scott, Instructor, Wichita
State University, Wichita, Ks.

2005 Welding Certification, Wichita Area Technical College,
Wichita, Ks. Deans Honor Roll

1996-1997 Fine Arts-Sculpture, Wichita State University, Wichita,
Ks.

1993-1994 Fine Arts-Metalworking, Butler County Community
College, Eldorado, Ks.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2006 Artist in Residence, Commerce Gallery, Wichita, Ks.

2007 Artist in Residence, Go Away Garage, Wichita, Ks.

2008 to 2010 Gallery Assistant, Go Away Garage, Wichita Ks.

2008 to 2015 Preparator and Public Relations, Go Away Garage, Wichita
Ks.
2016 Insulator Light Commission, Absolute Arts, Atlanta, Ga

2016 Insulator Light installation, Harris Art Collection, Wichita, Ks

2017 “Krylon Series” Commission, Boushka Art Collection,
Atlanta, Ga

2017 Whiskey Barrel Light Installation, Wichita Brewing Company
Venue, Wichita, Ks.

2017 Light Pillar Installation, Innovation Campus at Wichita State
University, Wichita, Ks.

2018 Artist Assistant, Robert Bubp, Spartanburg Museum Group
Exhibition, Spartanburg, SC.

2018 Commission for DekaScope Time Capsule, JumpStar Project
on Display at Wichita State University, Ablah Library, Artist
George Ferrandi, Wichita, Ks.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

June 2008 “Allenworks”, Commerce Gallery, Wichita, Ks.

June 2011 “Man Made Show”, Go Away Garage Gallery, Wichita, Ks.

October 2012 “Use Your Wood”, CityArts Gallery, Wichita, Ks.

March 2015 “Naked Cellphone Photos”, The Jones Gallery, Wichita,
Ks.

Fall 2019 “Filtered”, CityArts Gallery, Wichita, Ks.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

May 2008 “The Salon des Refuse”, Duel Gallery Show
Commerce Gallery, Wichita, Ks.
Redline Gallery, Wichita, Ks.

August 2008 “The Outsiders Show”
CityArts Gallery, Wichita, Ks.

October 2008 “The Robot Show”
Go Away Garage Gallery, Wichita, Ks.

December 2010 “The Black Light Show”
Go Away Garage Gallery, Wichita, Ks.

Fall 2011 “Behind the Goggles”
CityArts Gallery, Wichita, Ks.

July 2018 “Expression Art Festival””
Liggett Art Gallery, Tulsa, Ok

October 2018 “Passion for Freedom Art Festival”, Duel Gallery Show
La Galleria Pall Mall, London, United Kingdom
Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, London, United Kingdom

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

2008 “Allenworks” Artist talk, Commerce Gallery, Wichita, Ks.

2011 Three Facts about “Man-Made” Art, The Wichita Eagle
https://www.kansas.com/entertainment/arts-
culture/article1066776.html

2011 “Man-Made”, Artist Talk, Go Away Garage Gallery, Wichita, Ks.

2011 “Use Your Wood”, Artist Talk, CityArts Gallery, Wichita, Ks.

2017 “Welder Turned Painter”, Sunflower News Paper Article, Wichita
State University
https://thesunflower.com/20792/lifestyle/features/welder-turned-
painter-turns-ordinary-objects-into-art/

2017 “Fine Art Student Creates Jewelry”, Art and Furniture at Go
Create
https://www.wichita.edu/about/wsunews/archive/index.php?
si=3788&fbclid=IwAR3XBJn2JsYHqiKIJ3gBaKxaUod0S6iwMLashWq9kNWrwTNY7eZCbzu6LBM

2018 “Naked Cellphone Photos Book” Self-Published by Collin Allen

2018 “Naked Cellphone Photos Book” Artist Talk, Wichita State
University, Wichita, Ks.

2019 “Collin Allen”, Artist Talk, Wichita State University, Wichita, Ks.


SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

2012 Individual Artist Access Grant, Wichita Arts Council,
Wichita, Ks.

2017 Spring Go Create Maker Space at Wichita State University, KOCH
Foundation Grant, Wichita, Ks.

2017 Fall Go Create Maker Space at Wichita State University, KOCH
Foundation Grant, Wichita, Ks.

2017 Fall Buck Scholarship, Wichita State University, Art, Design, and
Creative Industries,Wichita, Ks.

2018 Spring Go Create Maker Space at Wichita State University, KOCH
Foundation Grant, Wichita, Ks.

2018 Spring Buck Scholarship, Wichita State University, Art, Design, and
Creative Industries, Wichita, Ks.

2018 Spring Undergraduate Research Grant for “Naked Cellphone
Photos Book”, Wichita Ks.

2018 Fall Go Create Maker Space at Wichita State University, KOCH
Foundation Grant, Wichita, Ks.

2018 Fall Osher Scholarship at Wichita State University, Wichita, Ks

2018 Fall Buck Scholarship, Wichita State University, Art, Design, and
Creative Industries, Wichita, Ks

2019 Spring Osher Scholarship, Wichita State University, Wichita, Ks

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Welding certification (mig, tig, arc, and gas), painting, sculpting (metal, wood, plastic and fiber), furniture design and fabrication, industrial design material process creator, digital photography, ceramics, sewing, textiles, metal fabrication, heavy tooling, Corel Draw, 3D design, Solid Works, CATIA (Mechanical Engineering Design, CATIA Machining), and 3D printing, wide format printing, model making, Flexi software, laser cutting and engraving, embroidery