Alison Kuo received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY and a BA from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. She has exhibited her work within the US at Motel gallery, Beverly's, CANADA, ICI, Present Company, Cathouse FUNeral, The NARS Foundation, The National Academy of Design, E.Tay gallery, Space Heater, the New York Art Book Fair, and Superchief in NYC, Eleven Seventeen Garland, SOFA Gallery, Co-Lab, and Domy in Austin, at the UNTITLED art fair and OHWOW in Miami. International exhibitions include the 2016 Nanjing International Art Festival, the MATERIAL art fair in Mexico City, Paraiso Bajo in Bogotá, and Malagana Macula in Managua. Kuo is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in the MFA Fine Arts program.
Masters of Fine Art, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, May 2014
Bachelor of Art (focus in Ceramics), Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX, May 2008
SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS
2019 Abrons Art Center, The New Joys of Gellies, New York, NY.
2018 Happy Family Night Market, Chinese Cooking the American Way, Brooklyn, NY.
2016 Motel, New Jin Guang II, Brooklyn, NY.
2013 Superchief Gallery, Juicy, Juicy Special Request Deluxe, New York, NY.
Eleven Seventeen Garland, Colorful Food, Austin, TX.
2012 Platform, Art Jam, with composer Nathan McKee, Brooklyn, NY.
2010 SOFA Gallery, Nesting, Austin, TX.
2009 Closet Box Gallery at Box 13 Artspace, Bawdy Issues, Houston, TX.
2018 Cuchifritos, Extremely absorbent and increasingly hollow, New York, NY.
Woskob Family Gallery, Hold(ing) Tight, State College, PA.
PAD Gallery, Comi Duh!, New York, NY.
National Academy of Design, BombPop!Up presents HOW TO, New York, NY
Malagana Macula, Manta de Sudor, Managua, Nicaragua.
203 Wilson Ave., Scratch ‘n Sniff Studio presents Saccharine Salad, Brooklyn, NY.
Lounge Corp, Psychic Jacuzzi, a jacuzzi somewhere in New Jersey and the Internet.
2017 Timeshare, Fun House, New York, NY.
Space Heater Gallery, ATM Cigarettes Flowers Lottery / God Bless Deli 2, Brooklyn, NY.
GreenDoor, The Dating Game, Chicago, IL.
Young at Art Museum, Summer of Love, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Lehman College Art Gallery, Alien Nations, Bronx, NY.
Abrons Arts Center, Abrons Faculty Exhibition 2017, New York, NY.
2016 Random Institute, All the Lights We Cannot See, Pyongyang, North Korea.
Paraiso Bajo, Sala de Espera, Bogotá, Colombia.
Nanjing International Art Festival, Historicode, Nanjing, China.
5 Anderson Street, Game Night, New Rochelle, NY.
E.Tay Gallery, VERBLIST, New York, NY.
Space Heater, Opening, Brooklyn, NY.
2015 Beverly’s, Yes & Know, New York, NY.
Sideshow Gallery, Plus One, Brooklyn, NY.
695 Grand St, NEW WORK, NEW YORK, Brooklyn, NY.
NARS Foundation, The Dreams I Gave Her, Brooklyn, NY.
2014 Transformer, Promised Land, Asbury Park, NJ.
SVA Chelsea Gallery, Front and Center, New York, NY.
2013 UNTITLED Fair, Beverly’s VIP Lounge, Miami, FL.
Present Company, Antithesis, Curated by Omar Lopez-Chaoud, Brooklyn, NY.
Limited Time Only and Independent Curators International, MAD-LIB[rary] Vol. 3 at the
NY Art Book Fair,Brooklyn, NY.
FUSE Art Infrastructure, NOW, Allentown, PA.
2011 CANADA, Dadarhea, New York, NY.
2010 OHWOW, Dadarhea, Miami, FL.
2016 Material Art Fair, Mini Bar, Performance, installation and curatorial project with Stina
Puotinen, Mexico City, DF.
2013 Christopher Henry Gallery, Wearable Art Class, Video and sculpture with Riitta
Ikonen, Yue Lin and members of the City Hall Senior Center, New York, NY.
2011 Co-Lab Project Space, MARFITA, Performance and installation with Josh Franco and
Joshua Saunders, Austin, TX.
2009 Co-Lab Project Space, Cat's Cradle, Installation with Lauren Cardenas and Carling
Hale, Austin, TX.
Domy Books Project Space, We Stopped Fighting For This?, Installation with Lauren
Cardenas and Carling Hale, Austin, TX.
14-19 Faculty member and Program Coordinator, School of Visual Arts, Fine Arts MFA, New
16-18 Instructor, Unsuitable Foods: Performative Cooking and Dining, Abrons Art Center, New
13-16 Art Editor, Gigantic Magazine, Brooklyn, NY.
2013 Instructor, Wearable Art Class at the City Hall Senior Center (as part of a SPARC
residency with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council), New York, NY.
2016 “Objecthood: conversation with Pamela Council, Leah Dixon, Alison Kuo, Michelle
Segre, and Matthew Stone.” TransBorder Art. Check Transborderart.com for TV
Shaw, Michael. “Ep. #124: NYC-based artist Alison Kuo–food-based performances and
human connection.” The Conversation Podcast, Jan. 23.
2014 Jurek, Irena. “Alison Kuo.” The Best of All Worlds
2013 Sutton, Benjamin. “Artists’ Editions Fly Off the Tables at the Third MAD-LIB[rary]
Portfolio-Making Party.” Blouin Artinfo, July 18.
Franco, Josh. “Interview: Alison Kuo.” Zingchat, February.
Chan, Tracie. “Opening Friday: Colorful Food At Eleven Seventeen Garland.”
Austinist, Geha, Katie. “2013 Spring Preview.” Glasstire, January 6th.
2011 Haj-Najafi, Daryoush. “Q + A on Accidental Chinese Hipsters.” VICE Style, August 19.
Franco, Josh. “Two Friends Talking: Taking Shape.” 7 STOPS magazine, September.
Jones, Leslie. “Accidental Chinese Hipsters.” That’s Shanghai magazine, October 31.
“Instant LOL.” Glamour Magazine (France), November.
Van Ryzin, Jeanne Clarie. “A little take on Marfa’s culture clash.” Austin360, Oct 26.
Wang, Connie. “Accidental Chinese Hipsters: Hippest of Them All?” Refinery29, June