Allen's work has been exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, and is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art Library, the New York Public Library, New York; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., the Springfield Art Museum, Missouri, the Minneapolis Museum of Art, the Vesteros Kunst Museum, Sweden and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, as well as numerous corporate collections.
She is Director of the School of Visual Arts at Boston University and a Professor of Art. Previously she was a Professor of Art at Rutgers University from 1989-2006 and Director of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper from 2000-2006. Before coming to Rutgers she was Master Printer and Educational Director at Tamarind Institute.
Allen's work has been selected for over 100 exhibitions in the United States, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art "Digital Now" Print National, the Whitney Museum of American Art "New Editions", the Boston Printmakers, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Portland Art Museum, Honolulu Academy of Arts, among others. International exhibitions include the 21st Ljubljana Print Biennial, the International Print Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia, where she won a diploma award. Allen's work is featured in "Print Now" published by the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
include two Fulbright Scholarships (USSR 1990, Jordan 2004-05), two
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Grants, a New Jersey State Council
on the Arts Fellowship, a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant,
and a Pew Fellowship finalist. Other honors include a distinguished
international award for a residency at Grafikens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden.
Ms. Allen has written articles for the serial book The Tamarind Papers
, as well as the periodicals GRAPHEON (Czech Republic) and Contemporary
Impressions (Atlanta, Georgia), all publications focusing primarily
on printmaking. Ms. Allen lectures widely in North America as well
as abroad in such countries as Poland, Estonia, Israel, Russia, Sweden,