Allison Bianco’s work explores nostalgia and the ways in which it fosters a strange repositioning of memory. In her vibrant prints, impending storms foreshadow certain destruction. Many of her prints feature both a historical and contemporary view of Rhode Island. Iconography expresses a personal connection to her home state and its industrial, maritime, and coastal heritages.
Bianco received an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI and a BA in Studio Art from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Bianco is the recipient of a Visual Arts Sea Grant from the University of Rhode Island. Her work was selected for a solo exhibition at The Print Center in Philadelphia as part of their 88th International Competition. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Philadelphia Museum of Art; RISD Museum; and the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts; among others.