b. 1981. Lives and works in Austin, TX
EDUCATION AND SELECTED RESIDENCIES
MFA Bard College, Milton Avery Graduate School of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Residencia Internacional de Artistas en Argentina, Buenos Aires, AR
Artpace International Artist-In-Residence Program, San Antonio, TX
Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY
BFA University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
SELECTED SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
Crosstalk : Sterling Allen & Brad Tucker, Circuit12, Dallas, TX
Housing Edition, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, FTW, TX
Use Your Ilusion, Art Palace, Austin, TX
New Works 09.1 – Housing Edition, Artpace, San Antonio, TX
Writesy Drawsy, Art Palace, Austin, TX
The Sterling Allen and Jonathan Marshall Show, Art Palace, Austin, TX
Red Hot American Summer, Fresh Up Club, Austin, TX
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Rumpus Room, David Shelton Gallery, Houston, TX
Shirts and Skins, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
No Name, On Stellar Rays, New York, NY
Young Curators New Ideas IV, Meulensteen, New York, NY
Evidence of Houdini’s Return, AMOA-Arthouse, Austin, TX
Full Court Press, Inman Gallery Annex, Houston, TX
ABC Project, VOLTA NY, Art Palace, New York, NY
Palace Does Dallas, Road Agent, Dallas, TX
Nexus Texas, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
Native Sons: Talent in Texas, Fotofest, Houston, TX
22 to Watch: New Art in Austin, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
OKAY MOUNTAIN COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS
Long Plays, Mark Moore Gallery (solo), Culver City, CA
4-Wheeler Rollover, deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, MA
Cress Gallery (solo), Univ of Tennessee at Chattanooga, TN
Ultrasonic VI, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA
New Image Sculpture, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
First Take: Okay Mountain, Blaffer Art Museum (solo), Houston, TX
Prospect 1.5, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
New Works: Okay Mountain (solo), Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Benefit Plate, Freight + Volume (solo), New York, NY
Big Strange Mystery (solo), Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Corner Store, PULSE Miami, Arthouse, Miami, FL
It’s Gonna Be Reverything (solo), Paragraph, Kansas City, MO
Bennett, Steve, “He’s turning recycling into a work of art”, San Antonio Express-
News, 18 March 2009
Boehl, Dan, “Artist’s Space: Sterling Allen”. …might be good 118, 13 March
Britt, Douglas, “Artist Sterling Allen makes tasty alphabet soup”, Houston
Chronicle, 1 May 2009.
Campbell, Andy, ed. Essays by Alex Codlin, et. al. Making It Together
(exhibition catalogue). Austin : Creative Research Lab/University of
Texas at Austin: 2006
Castillo, Salvador, “Making It Together,” Austin Chronicle, vol. 25 , no. 52 , 25
Cohen, Rebecca S., “New Art in Austin: 22 to Watch,” Artlies 48 (Fall 2005).
Evans, Ariel, "Sterling Allen: Use Your Ilusion," Artlies, Issue 64 (Winter 2009).
Geha, Katie, “Sterling Allen: Inman Gallery Annex”. …might be good 150, 18
Housefield, James. 22 to Watch: New Art in Austin (exhibition catalogue) Austin
Museum of Art: 2005.
Johnson, Patricia C., "A State of Mind", Houston Chronicle, 17 August 2007.
Kamps, Toby, Nexus Texas (exhibition catalogue), Contemporary Arts Museum
Koper, Rachel, "Sterling Allen Residencies!" Austin Chronicle, vol. 27, no. 42, 20
Koper, Rachel, "Sterling Allen:The Allen transformer as self-generator..."
Austin Chronicle, vol. 26, no. 43, 29 June 2007.
Lozano, Ivan, "Sterling Allen: Writesy Drawsy," …might be good 90 . 2 June
Maxwell, Clayton, “Show and Sell”, Austin Chronicle, vol. 27, no. 28, 14 March
Moore, Roger, "Lead animator is drawn to project," Orlando Sentinal, 14 July
Seale, Emily, “Cults of Personality”, San Antonio Current, 29 April 2009.
Shay, Estelle, "Sterling Allen on A Scanner Darkly," Cinefex, no. 107
Valdez, Michelle, "Sterling Allen: Writesy Drawsy," Artlies, Issue 55 (Fall 2007).
The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX