Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Allison Hyde (Tacoma) is an artist, curator, arts educator and administrator. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a MFA in 2011, is the president of Watershed Arts, a non-profit arts organization in Eugene, Oregon, and is currently working as the arts coordinator for the City of Auburn. Hyde recently returned from one year spent traveling and attending artist residencies in Europe, which was an incredible source of inspiration and ideas for her art practice. Whether using found objects, photographs, printmaking, or installation spaces, her work seeks to evoke ideas of loss, memory, identity, and desire. She believes that architecture and objects embody a beauty in the marks of time passing, speak quietly about human experience, and intimately personify our identities in an unparalleled way.

Alison received 2017 GAP Award funding to create an immersive installation in which architectural wood wall structures are lined with screenprinted gampi tissue paper like a delicate ghostly skin. Illuminated from the exterior, the imagery will become visible only when viewers enter the space. Inspired by French philosopher Gaston Baschelard, this work will explore ideas of site, space, and architecture in a Seattle landscape that is so rapidly developing and transforming.

Artist Trust thanks NBBJ for underwriting this award through Artist Trust’s Corporate Partnership program. For information about supporting Washington State artists, visit here.

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From the Artist

Receiving an Artist Trust GAP is an honor and means so much to me at the current state in my art career! As an emerging artist who creates installation work, it is often difficult to make ends meet and to create large-scale projects without funding from arts advocates and supporters like Artist Trust. The installation I will be creating is one I have dreamed about for many years and now I finally have the exhibition location and the funding to make it a reality! I am exceptionally grateful for this grant helping fund my art practice and appreciate Artist Trust's dedicated support of individual artists like myself and so many others!


Allison Hyde