About Allen Bourne - Allen Bourne Images

In his “law of the instrument,” Abraham Maslow said, "I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail." This law certainly applies to photographers, since it’s tempting—necessary, even--to shoot just about everything of interest when one’s tool is a camera. That’s how we find our…”voice.”

Nature is the true and powerful artist and my intent is to capture for eternity the better part of those places and moments where she has done her work—in the landscape and on man’s creations—and offer up rich examples of color, form and texture—both representational and abstract--to intrigue the eye.


Allen Bourne earned a BS from Oklahoma State University in Journalism/Advertising. His focus on photography led to a news photography internship and a career in communications that includes work in graphic design studios, magazines, advertising agencies and corporate marketing. His purchase of an Eliot Porter portfolio in 1981 cemented his interest in abstract imagery and fueled an ongoing informal study of abstract expressionist painting, which influences his print and video work today.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 2018 Art Car Museum/Houston (20th Anniversary Summer Show), Out of Doors—curated by Alicia DuPlan, Assistant Director

 2017 Artspace Untitled/Oklahoma City, Oxidation (Select Works), curated by Laura Warriner, Founder

 2016 Williams Tower Gallery, Oxidation – curated by Sally Sprout, Sally Sprout Fine Art, Houston


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 2018 Archway Gallery/Houston, Tenth Annual Juried Exhibition—curated by Diane Gregory Griffin

 2018 FotoFest 2018, In the Eye of the Beholder—curated by Joe Aker

 2017 Assistance League of Houston, Celebrate Texas Art 2017—curated by Jose Esparza Chong Cuy, Associate Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

 2016 Art Car Museum/Houston, Lives Matter—curated by Noa Edmundson, Director

 2016 Amarillo Museum of Art, High Plains Highways—curated by Wayne McSpadden

 2016 Lawndale Art Center, Houston,The Big Show 2016 – curated by Apsara DiQuinzio, Curator of Modern Art, BAMPFA, and Tina Kukielski, Executive Director of ART 21

 2016 FotoFest 2016 Meeting Place, Houston

 2015 Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, Camera Roll 5-- curated by Sally Sprout, Sally Sprout Fine Art, Houston

 2014 Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, Camera Roll 4-- curated by Sally Sprout, Sally Sprout Fine Art, Houston

 2013 Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, Camera Roll 3-- curated by Sally Sprout, Sally Sprout Fine Art, Houston

 2012 Williams Tower Galley, Houston, Camera Roll 2-- curated by Sally Sprout, Sally Sprout Fine Art, Houston


OTHER

2015 “Weirdo Simpatico: Little Stories for Short Attention Spans”, cover image

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