Selected works by Allison Smith

Allison Smith
Hobby Horse


Hand laminated and painted wooden hobby horse, leather saddle, horsehair mane and tail, brass tacks, glass eyes, ironwork hardware and handmade leather bridle

Dimensions variable

Originally commissioned by Artpace San Antonio. Photo credit Todd Johnson
Allison Smith
Hobby Horse Performance Props (uniform, flag, haversack, rifle, saber, blanket)


Wool, canvas, linen, cotton, paint, wood, aluminum, leather, brass and mixed media

Originally commissioned by Artpace San Antonio. Photo credit Todd Johnson
Allison Smith
Song Sheet (What Are You Fighting For?)


Lithograph with relief

Originally commissioned by Artpace San Antonio.Photo credit Kimberly Aubuchon
Allison Smith
Notion Nanny


Mixed media

Notion Nanny was originally commissioned by London-based curatorial partnership B+B, Sarah Carrington and Sophie Hope. Supported by grants from Arts Council England and the Jerwood Charity

Allison Smith's Biography

Allison Smith
Born in 1972, in Manassas, VA
Lives and works in New York


Allison Smith: Notion Nanny, UC Berkeley Art Museum/MATRIX Program. Curated by Elizabeth Thomas
Banner Valance, Schmidt Center Gallery Public Space, in conjunction with Weavings of War: Fabrics of Memory, University Galleries, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL. Curated by W. Rod Faulds

Hobby Horse, Artpace San Antonio, New Works 06.3, San Antonio, TX. Curated by Tom Eccles
Notion Nanny, Qube gallery, Oswestry Community Action, Shropshire, England. Curated by B+B, Sarah Carrington & Sophie Hope

Notion Nanny, Studio Voltaire, London, England. Curated by B+B, Sarah Carrington & Sophie Hope.
Victory Hall, Bellwether, New York
The Muster*, a project of the Public Art Fund, Governors Island, New York
Armory, The Armory Show: International Fair of New Art, Bellwether, New York
Public Address, Dare performance series, Foxy Production, New York. Curated by Lauren Cornell.

The Pennsylvania Muster, Beach Lake, PA

Stilleven, evenStill, Bellwether, Brooklyn

Consuming Nostalgia, Eldridge Street Project, New York

2000 Mom-n-Pop Market Stall, Artists Space, Meat Market Art Fair, New York


Allison Smith/ Simon Leung/ Amy Yoes, Wave Hill, Bronx
The Line of Time & the Plane of Now, Harris Lieberman & Wallspace, New York. Organized by Jacob Dyrenforth, Ohad Meromi & Halsey Rodman
Come One Come All, 3rd Ward, BrooklynGrow Your Own, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France. Organized by Peter CoffinNew History*, Bertha & Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College, New YorkThe 700 Club, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York

Art in America*, Arario Gallery, Cheonan, South Korea
Don't Know Much About History Artspace, New Haven, CT
Ahistoric Occasion: On the Uses of History*, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
The 'F' Word*, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
Interstate: The American Road Trip*, High Desert Test Sites & Socrates Sculpture Park, Joshua Tree, CA & Long Island City
Was W're Wenn #4: Hands-On History*, Jet, Berlin
Now Again the Past: Rewind, Replay, Resound*, Carnegie Arts Center, Tonawanda, New York

You are Here, The Ballroom, Marfa, TX. Organized by Matthew Day Jackson. Curated by Fairfax Dorn
We Could Have Invited Everyone: On Micro-nations, Model Nations & Concept Nation States, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York. Organized by Peter Coffin & Robert Blackson
Greater New York 2005*, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center/MoMA, Long Island City Log Cabin*, Artists Space, New York

Explosion LTTR*, Art in General, New York. Collaboration with Carrie Moyer
Hello Chelsea, Bellwether, New York

Sculptural Prints, The Print Center, Philadelphia
Brand New Letchworth, The Place Arts Centre, Hertfordshire, England. Curated by B+B, Sarah Carrington & Sophie Hope
Faking Real, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York
Formed to Function?, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WIMan, I Feel Like a Woman*, Space 1026, Philadelphia
Appropriation c. 1976, 65 Hope Street Gallery, Brooklyn

Press, Southwest School of Art & Craft, San Antonio, TX
New Prints 2002/Autumn, International Print Center, New York
End of the Rainbow, Bellwether, Brooklyn
The Fables of Jean de la Fontaine*, Center for Art & Culture, Maryland Institute College of Art, Institute for American Universities, Aix-en-Provence, France; Exhibition Space of Temple University, Rome, Italy; Jacob Lawrence Gallery of University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Meyerhoff Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore

Brooklyn!, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, FL
Two Friends & so on, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
In the Shadow of the Flag*, Tippy Stern Fine Art, Charleston, SC
Allison Smith/ Sharon Core/ Simone diLaura, Bellwether, Brooklyn

The Wight Biennial*, New Wight Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles
The Searchers*, Artists Space, New York

New Directions '98, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

Allison Smith/ Catherine Dimma, Clementine, New York
Lessons for Looking at Women, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
Among Ourselves: A Virtual Exhibition,

Sweat, Exit Art/The First World, New York
Imaginary Beings, Exit Art/The First World, New York

Re/Defining Lesbians, Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, San Antonio, TX