David R. Allison

Academic Degrees

1982 Masters of Fine Arts, George Washington University
1972 Bachelor of Arts, Wilmington College

Work Experience

2002-2007Associate Professor of Photography & Digital Imaging
1985-2002Program Head, Photography, Northern Virginia Community College
1977-1985Instructor in Photography - Smithsonian Institute Resident Associates Program, Trinity College, & Northern Virginia Community College
1975-1979Photographer for the design firm of Staples & Charles, Ltd. Washington, DC
1972-1975Exhibit Printer for Image, Inc. Washington, DC

Individual Exhibitions

2003 Western Landscapes, Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1999 Digital Images, New Image Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg,VA
1994 New Image Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
1993 The National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Md.
1987 Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Va.
1986 Danville Museum of Fine Arts, Danville, Va.
Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1979 Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, D.C.
University Art Gallery, Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa
Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio
1975 Washington Gallery of Photography, Washington D.C.

Selected Group Exhibitions

20092009 Exploring The Land: Personal Observations By 10 Contemporary Photographers.
VisArts Center, Rockville, MD
200630th Anniversary Exhibition, Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, DC
20054th Photography Image Biennial Exhibition, Wellington B. Gray Gallery
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Artist/Educator: Making A Mark, Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, DC
1998Water, Water, Everywhere, Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington DC
1997International Photography and Digital Image Exhibition
Wellington B. Gray Art Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Fine Arts Gallery, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.


A History of Photography: 15 Years At The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA

1987Color and Photography, Rathbone Gallery, Junior College of Albany, Albany, N.Y.
Current Trends in Photography, Infinity Gallery, Governor's State University,Illinois
1984U.S. Biennial II Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK
1983Recent Acquisitions, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
198110 American Photographers, United States Information Agency - traveling exhibition
1979Photography '79, Gallery 72, Omaha, Neb
1978The Landscape, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia. Pa.
1977The Washington Gallery of Photography, Washington D.C
The Washington Project For The Arts, Washington D.C.

Public Collections

The Biblioteque National, Paris, France
The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Va.
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
George Washington University, Washington, DC
The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
The National Archives Record Services, Washington,D.C.
The National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
The United States Information Agency, Washington, D.C.


1986 Cecile R. Hunt Memorial Prize, George Washington University
1980 David Lloyd Kreiger Award For Excellence In Art
1979-1981 University Fellow, George Washington University


2006 Juror, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Program, Richmond, VA
1992 Chairman-Panel Discussion
"Re-Imaging of Traditions in Contemporary Photography"
South Eastern Art Conference, Georgetown University
1993 Panelist –The Association of International Photography Art Dealers, Inc
Photography Exposition

Fine Art & Exhibition Photography

Since 1979 I have maintained a commercial photography business-photographing museum artifacts, and fine art work. My photographic work is used for museum exhibition , catalog, book, and magazine reproduction. Examples available upon request.

A Partial Client List Includes:

The Smithsonian Institution Museums
The National Achives Records Services
The Chicago Historical Society
The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library
The Library of Congress
International Business Machines
Coca Cola Corporation
Art News