Allison L. Wade

Born - 1978, Mattoon, IL

Much of Allison Wade's work deals with relationships and problems inherent in contemporary modes of communication. Her paintings and photographs show text messages that have ended the artist's own relationships, whether sent by her or to her. These texts featured in Wade's work are an exposition of one-way communication and social distance. It is easier in our postmodern world to leave a voice mail and now a text message then talk face to face to other people. These new tools in communication put the sender even further away from the recipient.


Allison lives and works in New York City and is a Professor of Photography at The Fashion Institute of Technology. She received her MFA from Cornell University and her MA from The University of New Mexico. Allison is represented by Rick Wester Fine Art.