Allison Streett is a classically trained fine art sculptor working in the figurative tradition. Please explore the galleries and take time to read the descriptions provided for many of the sculptures.
Allison Streett has received local and national recognition in various group exhibitions and competitions. She has participated in exhibitions sponsored by the Diocese of Austin Fine Arts Council Gallery, the Texas Sculpture Association, the Creative Arts Center of Dallas, and Studio 2600 Gallery in Dallas. Among her awards and honors are a grant from the Sumasil Foundation in 2006, an award from the 2006 TSA Membership Show, judged by Patricia Meadows, and a grant from the Hillsdale College Christian Visual Arts Educational Fund in 2003. She was one of ten sculptors selected to participate in the 24th Annual National Sculpture Society Figure Modeling Competition, and placed first in sculpture in the 2002 Michigan Small College Art Competition. In 2003 her work was featured in the “Young Sculptors of Hillsdale College” group invitational exhibit. Her sculpture Touch of Faith is on permanent display at The Foothills Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Crossroads: Saul on the Road to Damascus is a part of the permanent collection at her alma mater, Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan. She is currently represented by the Watermelon Gallery in New Mexico.
Allison was born in Phoenix, Arizona and grew up in the mountains of New Mexico. In 2002 she graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts from Hillsdale College, where she studied under National Sculpture Society Fellow Anthony Frudakis. She currently works and lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and six children.
In my work as an artist, I seek to achieve a balance between the communication of truth, personal expression, and the celebration of beauty. Though an artist’s work is and ought to be a result of deep emotional investment and expression, my goal is not expression for its own sake, but the communication of my thoughts and beliefs for the good of others. This communication, in the words of Leo Tolstoy, is “a means of union among men, joining them together in the same feeling, and indispensable for the life and progress toward well-being of individuals and of humanity.”
I endeavor to work in the tradition of the Masters of figurative sculpture in a way that is relevant in my contemporary context. Through the common language of the human face and figure, we instinctively recognize and respond to one another’s physical and emotional states. It is my desire to make use of this natural affinity, whether through narrative or allegory, capturing what is remarkable in the common and provoking fresh insights into the human condition. Each time I sculpt a figure or portrait I am amazed at the transformation it undergoes, developing from idea, to representation, and finally taking on a unique character of its own. It is my desire to present ideas in ways that minister to those who experience my work, inviting them to retrace this path and arrive at the inspiration that is the foundation of each piece.