UNT CVAD Welcomes Allyson Packer, Lecturer in Foundations and Studio Art
June 2019 — UNT College of Visual Arts & Design is pleased to announce that Allyson Packer will be joining CVAD this Fall as Lecturer in Foundations and Studio Art. Thanks to the search committee members Binod Shrestha (chair), Matthew Bourbon, Lauren Cross, and Alisa Otto for their service in conducting the search and to all members of the College of Visual Arts and Design who participated and contributed in the campus interview process.
Allyson Packer makes artwork that explores our relationship to the built environment. In her installations, she engages viewers to examine the myths and values embedded in the spaces we inhabit from day to day. Packer earned her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BFA from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has shown work at Nahmad Projects in London and the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, in addition to solo exhibitions at venues across the United States. Most recently, she completed a collaborative project with students at Montgomery College called Sit In/Walk Out, that explored the possibilities of protest as a creative form.