John Allen is a New York-based artist born in Sagamihara, Japan. He earned his BA from the University of California-Berkeley and an MFA from Hunter College, New York City. He is currently an adjunct assistant professor in the Fine Arts Department of the School of Art and Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. He has also taught at the State University of New York-Purchase and Hunter College.
He has exhibited his work at institutions throughout New York including M55 Art, Long Island City; the Kingston Sculpture Biennial; The Drawing Center, Asian American Arts Center, and Kenkeleba House Gallery, New York City; Hallwalls, Buffalo; Longwood Arts Gallery, the Bronx; and Bronx River Art Center, the Bronx. He received a New York Foundation for the Arts’ Artist Fellowship in Painting; Public Art Fund Award; Jerome Foundation Fellowship; and was an artist-in-residence at Brandywine Workshop and Archives, Philadelphia.