Allison Bianco

The Renaissance Graphic Arts Award

Allison Bianco (born Providence, RI; lives Smithfield, RI) has a BA in Studio Art from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA and an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu. She had a solo exhibition in 2014 at The Print Center as part of the 88th ANNUAL International Competition. Bianco’s work is found in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Honolulu; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; The New York Public Library, NY; Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; RISD Museum, Providence; and University of San Diego, CA; among others. She completed a public art commission for PS 958, Brooklyn, NY in 2022 and was been awarded a public art commission by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and Rhode Island College in 2024. She received a Visual Arts Sea Grant from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston. Bianco is represented by Cade Tompkins Projects, Providence, RI.

Statement from the Artist:
In my work, color exists as a comical interruption in the foreboding atmospheres of rising seas and stormy weather. The combination of intaglio and screenprint allows for a dialogue between the language of an etched line and the flat, vibrant quality of acrylic inks. Bright colors often become objects themselves, functioning as focal points and deepening the narrative to create an other-worldly sentiment within the specific present-day landscape