Based in the New York City area, visual artist Allyson Block worked in a variety of different mediums including painting, drawing and mixed media sculptors.  She resides in New Jersey with her family and exhibits her works throughout the Tri-State Area. Block graduated from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts where she received a B.F.A.. In addition, she has also received a Post-Baccalaureate certificate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Block has shown her work in galleries throughout the country.

A.Block,mix media,artist page1Allyson has mastered multiple types of media used in her art, however for the Fall NBAS 2013 exhibition, the gallery chose to show a series of her mixed media wall sculptures.  These abstracted forms are composed of wood, yarn, and wire.  These contrasting media create a textured composition, whose three dimensional qualities leap from the wall and invade the viewers space. Although the shapes created are placed in a systematic manner, they are not placed in a confined space demarcated by a frame.  These flourish in their liberation, stretching across the wall and promote their tangible qualities to the viewer. Allyson’s sculpture Balance 4, for example incorporates the use of different lines and shapes and colors that are unconstrained. There is indeed a balance between sharp lines, sinuous circles, heavy bondage and the open space within the composition.

Solo and Two-Person Shows

2007-  In House Summer Show (Two-Person Show), Gallery 211, Baltimore, Maryland
Rites of Spring (Solo Show), Gallery 211, Baltimore, Maryland

2005 –  Exuding Colors (Two-Person Show), Gallery 360°, Scottsdale, Arizona

2003-  Van Gogh’s Ear Café (Solo Show), Union, New Jersey

Group Shows
2012-  Intertwined Expressions, Howard County Arts Council, Ellicott City, Maryland

2010-  24th International Juried Show, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ
Whimsy, Arts Council of the Morris Area, Morristown, NJ

2009-  From Here to There, Arts Council of the Morris Area, Morristown, NJ
Nocturnes: Art Inspired by the Night, Ciao Gallery, Wilson, Wyoming
Alchemy: Object Transformed, Hollingsworth Gallery, Palm Coast, Florida
3rd Annual Emerging Artists Exhibit, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
In the Essence of Classic Modernism Exhibition, Ciao Gallery, Wilson, Wyoming

2008-  The Square Foot Show: Election 2008, Art Gotham, New York, New York
Small Works International, d.ART gallery, Easthampton, Massachusetts

2007 –  Small Rays of Hope and Fragments of a Larger Idea, Rhonda Schaller Studio, NY
Starting Small, Lana Santorelli Gallery, New York, NY
The Light Street Gallery Box Show, Light Street Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
8″x 8″ 2-D Art Open, ARC Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
NOHO NY Artwalk, artwork showcased in local establishments in NoHo, NY

2006-  The Three B’s, Gallery 360°, Scottsdale, Arizona
Summer Delights, Gallery 360°, Scottsdale, Arizona
Wood, Water and War, Starpin Gallery, Shelton, Connecticut

2005-  Summer Delights, Gallery 360°, Scottsdale, Arizona
NOHO NY Artwalk, artwork showcased in local establishments in NoHo, NY
Premier Exhibit, Gallery 360°, Scottsdale, Arizona

2004-  Holiday Show, Gallery 31, Freehold, NJ
NOHO NY Artwalk, artwork showcased in local establishments in NoHo, NY

2003-   New Jersey Center for Visual Arts Members’ Show, NJCVA, Summit, NJ
National Juried Women’s Exhibition, Impact Artists’ Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2002-  27th Annual New Members Show, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ
Alumni Artists’ Exhibit, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

2001-  Celebrating Excellence, the Merck 2001 Juried Union County Art Exhibit,
The Arts Guild of Rahway, Rahway, NJ

Amelia Del Monte, Program Development Intern, Fall 2013
Danielle Cobianchi, Curatorial Intern, Fall 2013
  1. February 16, 2018

    I’d like to make an inquiry about a couple of your piece, took a quick glance in your profile and i find it quite fascinating , guess now i’m aware why my wife has been a huge fan of your collection..

    please get back to me as soon as you can.

    thanks and kind regards,


    • February 21, 2018

      Alan, could you please send us you phone number? Galina Kourteva, Assistant director at Alfa

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