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Alison Owen

Winter Workspace 2017

Pictured above:
Species of spaces, 2014
Multimedia installation
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist


Alison Owen’s installations highlight overlooked, neglected materials, elevating their value. She aims to transform spaces through creative, responsible consumption: most materials are found on site, much is scavenged, once deemed worthless. Owen reclaims scraps and leftovers of other artist’s practices, taking them back into her studio, and rearranges them into new paintings, sculptures, and installation components. At Wave Hill she will use this strategy to create new work that engages the other artists in Session 2.

Owen has been a resident at The Joan Mitchell Center; A.I.R Gallery Fellowship; The Hambridge Center Residency; Gallery Aferro Studio Residency; New Genres Fellowship, RHSCA; Flatlands Residency, Delft, The Netherlands; Soaring Gardens Residency, PA; Artists-in-the Marketplace, Bronx Museum; and Grants for Artists Program, Seattle, WA. Owen’s work has been shown at Smack Mellon, Cuchifritos Gallery, Bell Gallery at Brown University; Providence Art Windows; Artspace; Vox Populi; Kinkead Contemporary; Los Angeles Design Center and others.

Learn more about the artist here.


Alison Owen will be present for Drop-In Studio Sundays from 1-3pm on February 26 and March 19. 

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; Michael J. Shannon; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The Pollock-Krasner Foundation; The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.