Allison Tierney (b. 1987, Charleston SC) is a visual artist living and working in Chapel Hill, NC. She received her BFA from Winthrop University and her MFA from UNC Chapel Hill where she won the Top Prize for Outstanding MFA Work. Her work can be viewed as two distinct but closely related bodies. One body relying heavily on painting and the history of abstraction to respond to found objects while the other employs the techniques of various crafts as a means to discover personal identity, to comment on consumerism, and to investigate the divide between craft and art.
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