Michael Allen

Michael Allen, Emerge, 2023, Oil on linen, 48 x 48 inches
Michael Allen, Emerge, 2023, Oil on linen, 48 x 48 inches

Exhibitions

News

Michael Allen on Art Watch Radio

June 30, 2021

Painter Michael Allen speaks with Director of Somerville Manning Gallery, Rebecca Moore.

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About

Michael Allen is an American painter focusing primarily on the landscape and the relationships within. His depictions of fleeting moments are a composite of multiple experiences from familiar settings. Derived from a combination of memory, invention, and direct observation, his works seek to present a natural world with a human presence.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021         Michael Allen: A Part of the Silence, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE

2015         Millbach Sunrise, Lancaster Galleries, Lancaster, PA

2015         Drawings 2008-2015, Art Space Gallery, Lancaster, PA

2012        Notes, Thoughts, and Other Works on Paper, Lancaster Galleries, Lancaster, PA

2011        Evening Light, Lancaster Galleries, Lancaster, PA

2006        Michael Allen, Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2005        Michael Allen: At Home, Lynden Gallery, Elizabethtown, PA

2001       Recent Paintings and Drawings, YorkArts, York, PA

1999      Michael Allen: Landscapes, The Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020         Structure and Space, Lancaster Galleries, Lancaster, PA

2019         Plein Air Paintings and Drawings, Lancaster Galleries, Lancaster, PA

2016         Upstream and Down: The Susquehanna, Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes College, Wilkes Barre, PA

2016        LVC Reimagined: Transformative Architecture, Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA

2015         Exhibition 280, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV

2015         Art of the State 2015, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

2014         Inspired Landscape, Oxford Arts Alliance, Oxford, PA

2013         The Susquehanna: River and Inspiration, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

2012         New Summer Art, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE

2006 – 08 Visions of the Susquehanna: 250 Years of Paintings by American Masters

Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
Governor’s Residence, Harrisburg, PA
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD
York College, York, PA
Roberson Museum, Binghamton, NY

2005         USArtists, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE

2005         State of The Art: A Mid-Atlantic Overview, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

2005         Connecting Our Faculties, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2005         Rooftops and Steeples, The Demuth Museum, Lancaster, PA

2004         Members Juried Exhibit, The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE

2003         Transforming the Commonplace: Masters of Contemporary Realism, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA

2001         Trains, Planes, and Art on the Move, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2000         Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2000, State Museum, Harrisburg, PA

1998         Midyear Show, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

1997         The Rural Landscape at Risk, YorkArts Gallery, York, PA

Awards and Honors

2004         Director’s Award, “Member’s Juried Exhibit”, DCCA, Wilmington, DE

2003 – 04 Competitive Fellowship, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

2003         Fourth Place Award, 32nd Annual Spring Juried Show, Lebanon Valley College,  Annville, PA

2003         Honorable Mention, 26th Annual Juried Exhibition, Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA

2002 – 03 Graduate Assistantship, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

1999         Best of Show, “Riverwalk Fine Art Juried Exhibition”

1998         Honorable Mention, Painting ’98

1996         Jurors Merit, Berks Art Alliance 19th Regional Juried Exhibit

Selected Public Collections

Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
University Gallery, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA
Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA
Armstrong World Industries, Lancaster, PA
Thomas A and Georgina T Russo Foundation, Lancaster, PA
Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, Lancaster, PA
Visions of the Susquehanna Collection, Susquehanna Heritage Corporation, Wrightsville, PA
Lebanon County Library System, Palmyra Public Library, Palmyra, PA
Wiedenhammer, Wyomissing, PA

Selected Private Collections

Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Francis Wolf, York, PA

Education

2004        MFA, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
1996         BFA, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA