Allison Watkins is a visual artist who currently explores our perceptions of materiality through her photography and textile based works. She is interested in documenting the instability of all forms and how our grasp of, and relationships to these forms change throughout time. Allison was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a MFA graduate of San Francisco State University, and a BFA graduate of San Jose State University. Her works have been shown in exhibitions at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco Camerawork, The Print Center (Philadelphia, PA), Adobe Books Gallery (SF), Chandra Cerrito Contemporary (Oakland, CA), The Textile Arts Center (NYC), and the Napa Valley Museum, among others. Recently Allison's work was chosen by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art curator Janet Bishop to be included in New American Paintings issue 109, and she has been an Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA. Allison currently makes her home in Northern California, where she teaches fine art photography at colleges and universities in the Bay Area.