Allison Wade is a multimedia artist whose work speaks to past relationships and problems inherent in contemporary modes of communication. Wade has been investigating her social distance theory for over ten years using found answering machine installations before moving to text message break-up paintings. Her work makes us painfully aware that it is easier in our postmodern world to leave a text message to convey our innermost feelings rather than talk face to face. Wade highlights this new form of communicating by taking private messages and making them public.
Wade received her MFA from Cornell University (2006) and her MA from the University of New Mexico (2004). Past exhibitions include Reset, Garis & Hahn Gallery, New York; It’s Not You, Rick Wester Fine Art, New York; My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days, AC Institute, New York; Dirtier Words, Guest Spot, Baltimore; Pulse Art Fair Miami; Southwestern Biennial, Albuquerque Museum of Art; Peekskill Project, The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art; and New American Talent: 22, Austin Contemporary Museum. Wade lives and works in New York City and is an Associate Professor of Photography at FIT SUNY.