Solo and Collaborative Exhibitions
2017 - Surface Tension in collaboration with Jeff Robinson (forthcoming), Illinois State University Galleries, Normal, IL
2016 - No Diving! in collaboration with Jeff Robinson, Roman Susan, Chicago, IL
2016 - I’m Here for Pets in collaboration with Jeff Robinson, Ski Club, Milwaukee, WI
2016 - Sky Parlor in collaboration with Jeff Robinson, Outhaus, Urbana, IL
2015 - Water. Water. in collaboration with Jeff Robinson, Museum Blue, St. Louis, MO
2015 - A Kitchen Without a Knife is Not a Kitchen in collaboration with Jeff Robinson, Kitchen Space, Chicago, IL
2014 - Nonnative, CUAC Contemporary, Salt Lake City, UT
2012 - That’s Love, Baby, UIS Visual Arts Gallery, University of Illinois Springfield, Springfield, IL
2012 - That’s Love, Baby, Backspace, Peoria, IL
2011 - Play Date, Blackburn College Gallery, Blackburn College, Carlinville, IL
2009 - Perform in collaboration with Victoria Calabro, The Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
2008 - Slow and Deliberate, Future Tenant, Pittsburgh, PA
2007 - Sigh-specific, Red Mill Gallery at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2005 - Think Pink (Young Love), Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT
2004 - Rich Material, Center for Contemporary Art, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
2004 - Hanging, Brew House Space 101, Pittsburgh, PA
2003 - True Love Forever, SOFA Gallery, Bloomington, IN
2003 - Roommate, Susu, Pittsburgh, PA
2002 - Think Pink (Young Love), Fuller Projects, Bloomington, IN
2000 - Pretty Girl, Cactus Bra Gallery, San Antonio, TX

Selected Group Exhibits
2016 - VERBLIST, E.Tay Gallery, New York, NY; curated by Mark Joshua Epstein
2016 - GHOST, The Luminary, St. Louis, MO; curated by Sage Dawson
2016 - Blueprints, Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center, Chicago, IL
2016 - Resident Alumni Invitational, Gallery One, Prairie Center of the Art, Peoria, IL
2014-2015 - Protext: When Visual Art Meets the Written Word, Illinois State Museum: Chicago and Springfield, IL; curated by Robert Sill
2015 - Gifted, DEMO Project, Springfield, IL
2014 - OUTPOST on the Border, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
2014 - Resident Alumni Invitational, Gallery One, Prairie Center of the Art, Peoria, IL
2014 - Trigger, M. G. Nelson Gallery, Springfield, IL
2013-2014 - Where History and Progress Meet, West Chicago City Museum, West Chicago, IL; curated by Anni Holm and Sara Phalem
2013 - Regional Contemporary, Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL
2011 - In Stitches, Cobalt Studio, Chicago, IL; curated by Adriana Baltazar
2011 - Material and Metaphor, Cleveland State University Gallery, Cleveland, OH; curated by Irina Koukhanova
2011 - Wee Bitty Things, Space Camp MicroGallery, Indianapolis, IN
2010 - Threadbare, Bulldog, Rochester, NY
2009 - Hand Drawn Map Association, The Green Library at Florida International University, Miami, FL; curated by Kris Harzinski
2008 - MIXTAPE, The Tom Museum: a project of the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA; curated by Tom Sarver
2007 - Contemporary Women Artists XIV, Mad Art Gallery, Saint Louis, MO
2007 - TiNT, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
2007 - TiNT, Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia, MN
2006 - draw_drawing_2, The Foundry, London, England
2005 - Mixed Media, Kiehle Gallery, Saint Cloud State University, Saint Cloud, MN
2002 - Fall/Winter 2002/2003 Exhibit, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ; curated by Tom Eccles, Valerie Fletcher, and Donald Kuspit  

Grants, Fellowships and Awards
2014 - Individual Artist Support Grant, Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, IL
2013 - Fellowship Award, Spiro Arts Foundation for the Arts, Park City, UT
2012 - Individual Artist Support Grant, Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, IL
2012 - Richmond Artist Advancement Grant, Springfield Area Arts Council, Springfield, IL
2009 - Artist Fellowship Award, Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, IL
2009 - Individual Artist Support Grant, Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, IL
2007 - Full Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2007 - Richmond Artist Advancement Grant, Springfield Area Arts Council, Springfield, IL
2002 - Outstanding Student in Contemporary Art Award, Sculpture Magazine/International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, NJ
2001 - Outstanding Student in Contemporary Art Honorable Mention, Sculpture Magazine/International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, N

Residencies
2017 - Artist Residency, ACRE, Steuben, WI (forthcoming)
2104-2015 - Resident Curator, HATCH Projects, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL
2014 - Artist Residency, Signal Fire OUTPOST, Pajarita Wilderness (US/Mexico Border), AZ
2013 - Artist Residency, Spiro Arts Foundation for the Arts, Park City, UT
2011 - Artist Residency, Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL
2009 - Artist Residency, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV
2007 - Artist Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Publications

  • Kris Harzinski, From Here to There: A Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association, Princeton Architectural Press, September 1, 2010.

Press

  • Stefene Russell, “Now on View: "Bad Habits (Remember Me)" at beverly and "FOR" at fort gondo,” St. Louis Magazine, St. Louis, MO, November 4, 2016.
  • Kerry Cardoza, “A Springfield Curatorial Duo Hangs in Rogers Park: Allison Lacher and Jeff Robinson in Profile,” Newcity Magazine, Chicago, IL, June 28, 2016.
  • Jason Foumberg, “GO,” Chicago Magazine, May 27, 2016.
  • Lori Waxman, “Allison Lacher & Jeff Robinson,” 60 Wrd/Min Art Critic, WGLT.org, March 25, 2016.
  • Stefene Russell, “In the Ephemeral Spirit: Ghost at the Luminary,” St. Louis Magazine, St. Louis, MO, April, 2016.
  • Scott Faingold, “Thinking Outside the Frame,” Illinois Times, Springfield, IL, February 25, 2016.
  • Stefene Russell, “Artist-Run Gallery in City Museum Organizes Under-the-Radar Exhibitions,” St. Louis Magazine, January 14, 2016.
  • Amy Reidel, “You Are Looking Good, A Real Good Looker,” All The Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, Spring 2016.
  • Angela Malchionno, “Museum Blue Kicks off Its Second Season with Sculpture,” The Riverfront Times, St. Louis, MO, November 25, 2015.
  • Jenny Lam, “9 art gallery exhibitions to check out in May,” Time Out Chicago, April 30, 2015.
  • Willis Ryder Arnold, “The hipness of curating: One year with Museum Blue,” St. Louis Public Radio, November 15, 2015.
  • Stephen Anderson, “Allison Lacher at CUAC,” Temporary Art Review, September 8, 2014.
  • Rachel Otwell, “Alternative Art Spaces: Labors of Love,” WUIS NPR, October 9, 2014.
  • Sean P. Means, “Landscapes, and the people who inhabit them,” The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, UT, July 16, 2014.
  • Jenna Lechner, “Over the Borderline: Signal Fire’s Artists Capture Life at the Border,” The Portland Mercury, Portland, OR, July 2, 2014.
  • David Linneweh, “Episode 122: DEMO Project,” Studio Break, Podcast Episode 122, October 14, 2014.
  • Christopher Reeves, “Spiro Arts embraces change and remains the same,” Park City Record, Park City, UT, June 12, 2013.
  • Producer Sean Smith, Sprio Arts, PCTV (Park City Television), Park City, UT, June 17, 2013.
  • Scott Faingold, “State of the Arts,” Illinois Times feature article, Springfield, IL, December 5, 2013.
  • Tamara Browning, “Contemporary art finds new home at gallery,” The State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, August 28, 2013.
  • Producer Dan Andries, Chicago Tonight, PBS Chicago WTTW, Chicago, IL, June 2012.
  • Lindsay Prossnitz, “Artist Allison Lacher,” Chicago Tonight, PBS Chicago WTTW, Chicago, IL, July 2012.  
  • Chrissy Niehaus, “Sculpture exhibit showcases the esoteric,” The Cleveland Stater, Cleveland, OH, September 15, 2011.“
  • Local artist receives Illinois Arts Council Fellowship,” The State Journal-Register, January 12, 2009.
  • Krystal Bick, "Twirl, dance and shine: UNR art exhibit explores the trials of female adolescence," Daily Sparks Tribune, February 18, 2009.
  • Andrea Sterling, “Mayors Awards for the Arts,” Springfield Journal Register, October 25, 2007.
  • Leslie Kaufman, “2002 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture,” Sculpture Magazine, Vol. 28, October 21, 2002.
  • Dan Bischoff, “Through a glass brightly,” The Star Ledger, Newark, NJ, October 27, 2002.

Lectures, Panels, Visiting Artist
2016 - Panelist, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL
2016 - Visiting Artist, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
2015 - Artist Talk, Text Talks, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
2015 - Artist Talk, Museum Blue, St. Louis, MO
2015 - Artist Presentation, Installation Art: Environment and Experience, Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL
2014 - Artist Presentation, Constructing Response, Illinois State Museum Collections and Research Center, Springfield, IL
2014 - Panelist, What it Means to be Regional, Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL
2013 - Youth Outreach Presentation, Kimball Arts Center, Park City, UT
2010 - Visual Arts Representative, Final Panel Review, Individual Artist Support Awards, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Chicago, IL
2010 - Preliminary Visual Arts Panelist, Individual Artist Support Awards, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Chicago, IL
2009 - Visiting Artist, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV
2008 - Presenter, Arts*Creativity*Entrepreneurship Conference, Millikin University, Decatur, IL
2004 - Artist Lecture, Northwestern State University, Nagadatich, LA
2004 - Visiting Artist, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
2004 - Artist Lecture, Murray State University, Murray, KY
2003 - Artist Talk, SoFA Gallery, Bloomington, IN
2000 - Alumni Speaker, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA
2000 - Panelist, Studying Contemporary Sculpture, International Sculpture Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
2000 - Artist Talk, SoFA Gallery, Bloomington, IN

Curatorial
Group Exhibitions Curated

2016 - Bad Habits (Remember Me), co-curated with Cole Lu, fort gondo compound for the arts, St. Louis, MO
2016 - You Are Looking Good, You Are a Real Good Looker, co-curated with Cole Lu, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL
2015 - Kissing in Heaven, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL
2015 - Rough Idle, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL
2015 - Here and Not Here, co-curated with Jeff Robinson, DEMO Project and M.G. Nelson Gallery, Springfield, IL

Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions Curated
2016 - Prayer for Springfield, Industry of the Ordinary, DEMO Project, Springfield, IL
2015 - Eye to Eye, Mouth to Mouth, Ear to Ear, Buzz Spector, DEMO Project, Springfield, IL
2015 - Ghosting, Mike Rea, DEMO Project, Springfield, IL
2014 - Machine Dreams, Carla Bengston, DEMO Project, Springfield, IL
2014 - Special Red, Victoria Calabro, DEMO Project, Springfield, IL
2013 - Guns and Butter, Industry of the Ordinary, University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery, Springfield, Illinois
2013 - New Springfield, Rosemary Williams, University of Illinois Springfield, Visual Arts Gallery, Springfield, Illinois
2013 - Bulldog, Betsy Odom, DEMO Project, Springfield, IL
2013 - Shadow Aspect, Kathleen Scott, DEMO Project, Springfield, IL
2012 - be still my heart, Dawn Gettler, Rx Project Space, Springfield, IL

Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions Co-Curated
2016 - Reserved For Loitering, Paul Shortt, University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery, Springfield, IL
2016 - Avez vous un crayon?, Lyndon Barrois Jr., University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery, Springfield, IL
2016 - Moonlight on Szczecin Lagoon, Bill Conger, DEMO Project, Springfield, IL
2016 - Holding Out for the Post Apocalypse, Jessica Caponigro and Zachary Hobbs, DEMO Project, Springfield, IL
2016 - Yummi-gloves, Andy Roche, DEMO Project, Springfield, IL
2016 - Object Flexibility, Cory Imig and Benjamin Cook, DEMO Project, Springfield, IL
2016 - Hard Candy, Allison Reimus and Rebecca Murtaugh, DEMO Project, Springfield, IL
2016 - Sarah and Joseph Belknap for DEMO Project, Dock 6 Collective, Chicago, IL
2016 - TEOTWAWKI, Adam Farcus, DEMO Project, Springfield, IL
2016 - The Sex of Life, Christie Blizard, DEMO Project, Springfield, IL
2016 - Excavators, Will Hutnick and Mark Joshua Epstein, DEMO Project, Springfield, IL
2016 - TROPICALAMERICAN, Edra Soto, University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery, Springfield, IL
2015 - Strange Matter, Sarah and Joseph Belknap, University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery, Springfield, Illinois
2015 - Dust, Sage Dawson, DEMO Project, Springfield, IL
2015 - Winter Thicket, Aimee Beaubien, DEMO Project, Springfield, IL
2015 - Awkward & Urgent Objects, Kelly Kaczynski, University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery, Springfield, Illinois
2015 - Closed, Danny Volk, DEMO Project, Springfield, IL
2014 - Copy Shop, Tom Burtonwood and Holly Holmes, University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery, Springfield, Illinois
2014 - Sublime Light, Lyle Salmi, University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery, Springfield, Illinois
2014 - Reverie, Josh Cox and Dawn Gettler, DEMO Project, Springfield, IL

Professional Experience
2011-Current - Visual Arts Gallery Manager, University of Illinois Springfield, Springfield, IL
2011-Current - Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Springfield, Springfield, IL
2013-Current - Co-Founder and Co-Director, DEMO Project, Springfield, IL            
2011-2012 - Adjunct Instructor, Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL
2008-2010 - Gallery Manager, Blue Connection Gallery, Millikin University, Decatur, IL
2008-2010 - Instructor, Millikin University, Decatur, IL
2007 - Adjunct Instructor, University of Illinois Springfield, Springfield, IL
2006 - Adjunct Instructor, Blackburn College, Carlinville, IL
2005-2006 - Assistant Professor of Sculpture, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
2004-2005 - Museum Attendant and Installation Assistant, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT

Education
Master in Fine Arts in Sculpture, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA