General info
contact: aparkerart@gmail.com
New York City
Education
New York, NY
Sep 2011 - May 2014
4-year Core Program with Jacob Collins
Grand Central Atelier (formerly 'Academy')
Four-year course in Classical drawing and Painting working exclusively from live models.
Anders Larrson-Toich Memorial Scholarship, 2013
Hudson River Fellow, 2011, 2012, and 2014
Participated in various open-studio and juried group shows
Savannah, GA
Aug 2003 - Nov 2007
Bachelor of Fine Arts/ Painting
Savannah College of Art and Design
magna cum laude
V.F.W. Scholarship
Wachovia Endowed Scholarship for the Arts
United Postal Service Scholarship for the Arts
Savannah College of Art and Design Combined Merit Scholarship
Alexander Hall Portfolio Award and Studio Grant
Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship
College President's Purchase Award
Experience
New York, NY
Nov 2007 - Present
Illustrator
Savannah Danse Theatre
Production/event posters for yearly productions of THE NUTCRACKER, THE GOLDEN PECAN, and TEA FOR TUTUS.
New York, NY
Mar 2006 - Jan 2008
Historical Illustrator
Designed, researched and rendered historical Illustrations for Emmy Award-winning episodes of Secrets of New York television series. Group recipient of New York emmy Award.
Savannah, GA
Nov 2007 - Present
Illustrator
Production posters for annual Nutcracker production and two digital illustrations for website; watercolor and Photoshop.
Brooklyn, NY
Apr 2008 - Present
Muralist
Annual set of two 8’10’window murals for holiday advertising, acrylic on glass.
Savannah, GA
Jun 2005 - Jun 2005
Illustrator
The Kehoe House
Restored family heirloom signage for historic mansion/ bed and breakfast; latex on antique wood panel.
Jacksonville, FL
Jan 2008 - Jan 2008
Portrait Artist
Private comission by Mrs. Mei Hsu
30”x40” commissioned oil portrait with interior environment. Painted from life in client's home over the course of two weeks.
Washington, DC
May 2006
Illustrator
Included in annual charity benefit calendar. Created illustration of musician Tori Amos as part of a calendar to be sold to her fans. Proceeds benefited RAINN.
Jacksonville, FL
Dec 2005
Muralist
Sakura Japanese Restaurant
Worked with partner Chris Hsu to create a 6’x14’ outdoor mural in acrylic.
Cambria, CA
Sep 2009 - Oct 2009
Illustrator
"Lifesigns" cover art
Cover illustration for internationally distributed small-press novel.
Savannah, GA
Sep 2007 - Nov 2007
Teacher's Assistant: Life Drawing 1
Savannah College of Art and Design
Assisted Professor Morgan Santander with Life drawing 1 class, including presenting course materials, leading group critiques, and tutoring students with drawing and measuring demos.
New York, NY
Jan 2016 - May 2016
Portrait Drawing Workshop Instructor (adults)
Instructed drawing workshops held at the National Arts Club; guided groups of 10-12 students through the process of creating a classical portrait drawing from a live model; delivered engaging anatomy lectures; demonstrated classical portrait techniques using graphite and white chalk; helped students create finished portrait with 2-3 individual critiques.
Brooklyn, NY
Sep 2015 - Jun 2016
Private Lesson Instructor- Drawing, Painting and Color Theory
Brooklyn Brush Studios
Organize and instructing private lessons in classical painting and drawing; hiring and staging portrait models; presenting lectures and demos; explaining concepts of anatomy, color theory, and composition.  References available.
New York, NY
Feb 2016 - Aug 2016
After School Art Instructor, mixed group ages 7-15
Instruct weekly painting classes for youth ages 7-15; instruct drawing, painting and sculpture projects in a variety of media; maintain a clean and productive classroom environment; assist with goal setting and concept development working toward an end-of-semester exhibition.
Brooklyn, NY and Asheville, NC
Feb 2015 - Jun 2015
Organizer and Lead Instructor
Trail & Palette (trailalette.com)
Created and led a traveling excursion and workshop combining environmental studies with classical painting and drawing in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Maintained reliable and regular communications with hosts, co-instructors and students. Built website and marketing materials; developed curriculum; hired and trained co-instructors; coordinated with local B and B owners to host students; planned meals and activities; collected and managed funds; organized fundraising; developing a welcome packet and supply list, researched and implemented insurance policy and waivers for the event; discovered local advertising sponsors; distributed fliers and spoke to locals to promote the event.
In-home, Brooklyn NY
Oct 2012 - May 2012
After School Tutor ( ages 6-12)
Champion Learning Center
Provided focused in-home Math and ELA/English tutoring for students from low-income neighborhoods and failing schools; addressed challenges in the home environment that were affecting student performance; improved comprehension; helped failing students meet goals and pass to the next grade.
Various NYC Public Elementary Schools (Manhattan)
Sep 2009 - May 2009
After School Tutor (mixed group ages 5-10)
New York Cares
Led group games and study sessions; worked with students one-on one to ensure completion of homework and comprehension of assignments; addressed emotional and disciplinary issues according to school policy.
Exhibitions
Alexander Hall Open Studio Night
Exhibition of studio grant recipients at Alexander Hall
Savannah, GA
2007
2008, juried group show at Manhattan arts organization 'The Pen and Brush.'
New York, NY

Society of Illustrators Annual Student Competition Exhibition
Juried undergraduate student show sponsored by the New York Society of Illustrators
at the Museum of American Illustration, New York, NY
2007
Small Works
Juried group show at Shop SCAD gallery
Atlanta, GA
2006
Sweet Relief
Juried group show of wood-cut prints
at De Soto Row Gallery
Savannah, GA
2005
Expand, Explore, Interpret
Group Painting Show
Gottlieb's
Savannah, GA
2005
Alexander Ink
Group Printmaking Show
Alexander Hall
Savannah, GA
2004
Eleventh Street Arts 'Ai Fiori' Group Show
2015, Accepted to this juried show of alla prima floral paintings from direct observation.
2014 and 2015

(2014) Second-place award in this nationally juried group show of over 150 paintings.
2014, Two works selected for invite-only group show in NYC's Chelsea gallery district.
2014 Open-studio exhibition in Bushwick, Brooklyn
Participant in exhibition of works from the Hudson River Fellowship in 2011,2012 and 2014. Sponsored by the Grand Central Academy, Catskill Mountain Foundation, and Jackson, NH historic Society/White Mountain art Museum. Allison's work was purchased by the director of the Historic Society and Art Museum, Warren Schoemaker.
Solo Show, Featured Artist
2010, Featured Artist for month-long solo show at Cheryl's Global Soul in Brooklyn, NY. This restaurant across from the Brooklyn Museum features local artists. Three of four paintings were sold.
NYC Public Libraries Solo Show, Featured Artist
selected for Solo Show at the Harlem Public Library in NYC for May of 2015.
2014, Queens, NY
Two paintings included in this group show of realist artists, students, and faculty associated with the Grand Central Atelier.
2016 Peto Biennial, International Juried Show of Contemporary Trompe l’Oeil and Still Life.  Island Heights, NJ.
Awards & Publications
Published in annual Student Competition Catalog, 2007
Published in Annual Student Competition Catalog, 2007
SCAD President’s Purchase Award
2005, Painting purchased by SCAD President Paula Wallace.
Savannah College of Art and Design Painting Department Purchase Award
2006 and 2007, Two paintings purchased for SCAD permanent collection at Alexander Hall.
Foundation Studies Honors Exhibition
Juried Undergraduate Group Show
works were sold to Savannah College of Art and design
2005 and 2006
Joseph Hartley Memorial Award
Second-Place award in the Salmagundi Club Annual non-member juried show, 2014. Featured on Salmagundi Club website.