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Brian Allen
Email: B-Allen2@wiu.edu

Brian Allen was raised in New Lenox, IL, a suburb of Chicago.

In 2008, he received his BFA at Illinois State University, majoring in painting and drawing and minoring in art history. He has also done coursework in Tokyo and San Francisco.

A bit of a roamer, Brian has lived in Seattle, Minneapolis, rural Wisconsin, San Francisco, and finally the Quad Cities.

Brian ran his own market, vegetable farm last year. He has a strong interest in sustainable gardening.

He is an active artist. Although focusing more on conceptual work lately, he continues to paint. Brian's travels and gardening inform his studio practice. (and perhaps the reverse is true?)

This quote represents his interest in museum studies.

"What I am really concerned about is what art is supposed to be - and can become" -Bruce Nauman