Hunter College, New York, New York, Painting, 2001
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, dual major in Painting and Art History, 1998
Summa Cum Laude
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, North Carolina 2013
Artist Space 711 at Women Centered Art, Charlotte, North Carolina 2013
Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2012-13
Asbury University, Wilmore, Kentucky, 2012
Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland, 2012
Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts, 2011
Union University, Jackson, Tennessee, 2011
Zentrum für Keramik- Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 2010
The Rotunda Gallery, Rock Hill, South Carolina, 2009
International Ceramic Research Center-Denmark, Skaelskor, Denmark, 2009
Louise Gilbert Gallery, Mitchell Community College, Statesville, North Carolina, 2009
Hartzler Gallery, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 2008
Jeanne Rauch Gallery, Gaston College, Dallas, North Carolina, 2007
Stretch Gallery, Pineville, North Carolina, 2007
Visions Gallery, Albany, New York, 2007
Trumbull Art Gallery, Warren, Ohio, 2001
M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Hunter College, New York City (catalogue), 2001
“Hambidge Invitational Pottery Show,” The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences, Rabun Gap, Georgia, 2014
“What Remains,” Mitchell Community College, Louise Gilbert Gallery, Statesville, North Carolina 2014
“Eye of the Artist,” Juried by Carolyn Blaylock, Welborn Gallery, Yadkinville, North Carolina 2014
“Back to the Garden,” Juried by Carla Hanzal, Ciel Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina 2014
“DownEast Juried Sculpture Exhibition,” Emerge Gallery, Greenville, North Carolina 2014
“In Full Bloom,” Juried by Leigh Taylor Mickelson, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland 2014
“Envisioned Landscape,” Tipton Gallery, Eastern Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, 2013
“Women of Substance: Fall Invitational,” Iredell Museum, Statesville, North Carolina, 2013
“Carolina’s Got Art!, July Salon Show,” Elder Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2013
"Revelations: Interrogating the Sacred," Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, Illinois, 2013
“Defining the Ethereal,” Andre Christine Gallery, Mooresville, North Carolina, 2013
“Winter Show,” Green Hill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, North Carolina, 2012
“Ceramics Now Exhibition, 3rdEdition,” Galateea Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (Invitational), 2012
“Faculty Exhibition,” Mitchell Community College, Statesville, North Carolina, 2012
“SHOWDOWN,” Hart Witzen Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2012
“Garden Party,” Cabarrus Arts Council, Concord, North Carolina, 2012
Gallery at Packard Place, curated by Carmella Jarvi, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2012
“transFUSION,” Gaines Brown Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, guest artist, Charlotte Artery, 2011
“North to South,” Green Rice Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2011
“Sam’s Book of Martyr’s,” All Things Project at NCGV, New York, New York, 2010
“2009 Winter Show,” Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, North Carolina, 2010
“Marking Time,” Dalton Gallery, Rock Hill, South Carolina, 2010
“Tri State Sculptors Exhibition,” The Reece Museum, ETSU, Johnson City, Tennessee, 2010
“Electoral Decisions: Works from a Private Collection,” curated by Sam Kho, Los Angeles,
Summer Affiliate Artist Exhibitions, McColl Center for Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2008
“Holiday Invitational,” Center for Visual Arts, Greensboro, North Carolina, 2007
“Tri State Sculptors Exhibition,” Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 2007
“Transforming Spaces,” Messiah College, Chatham, Pennsylvania, 2007
“Breaking the Skin,” All Things Project at NCGV, New York, New York, 2006
City-Wide Open Studios, Alternative Space, Artspace Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, 2005
“Embracing the Gift,” Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California, 2005
“Allison Luce,” CAC, Paducah, Kentucky, 2005
“CIVA Artists Print,” Visions Gallery, Albany, New York, 2005
“Surface Beauty,” All Angels Church, New York, New York, 2002
“Beginnings” and "Irony and Delight," Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia, 2001-2002
"Visions of Silence," Traveling Group Exhibition, 2001
PUBLIC ART PROJECTS
The Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, HHI, SC Fall 2013
COMMUNITY SUPPORTED ART PROGRAM
Commissioned by the Arts and Science Council of Charlotte to create 50 unique sculptures for the Fall 2014 Community Supported Art Season.
Artist-in-Residence, The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, Georgia, 2014
Artist-In-Residence, Grunewald Guild, Leavenworth, Washington, 2013
Artist-In-Residence, Medalta International Artist in Residence, Alberta, Canada, 2012
Visiting Artist, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland, 2011
Artist-In-Residence, Zentrum für Keramik- Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 2010
Artist-In-Residence, International Ceramic Research Center, Skaelskor, Denmark, 2009
Affiliate Artist, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2008
Hunter College, Ceramics Department, New York, New York, 2005-2006
Bluffton High School, Artist-in-Residence, Two-Day Workshop, Bluffton, South Carolina, 2013. Sponsored by the Island School Council for the Arts in partnership with The Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island and the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry to facilitate the creation of a large-scale ceramic tile mural to be permanently installed in Bluffton High School.
Mitchell Community College, Adjunct Instructor, Statesville, North Carolina, 2007- Present
Creative Art Exchange, Ceramics Instructor, Cornelius, North Carolina, 2007
Silvermine Guild Arts Center, Youth Ceramics Instructor, New Canaan, Connecticut, 2005-2006
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Art Daze Summer Workshops Instructor, Ridgefield, Connecticut, 2005
Whitney Museum of American Art, Library, Archives, New York, New York, 1998-1999
Ohio University Art Gallery, Grant Liaison, Public Relations, Athens, Ohio, 1996-1998
VISITING ARTIST LECTURES
Iredell Museums, Arts After Dark, Guest Lecturer, Statesville, NC, 2014
Gordon College, Art & Vocation Guest Lecturer, Wenham, MA, 2013
Bluffton High School, Guest Lecturer, Bluffton, South Carolina, 2013
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Gallery Talk, Salisbury, North Carolina, 2013
Artist Space 711 at Women Centered Art, Gallery Talk, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2013
Central Piedmont Community College, Lunch & Learn Lecture, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2012
Asbury University, Gallery Talk, Wilmore, Kentucky, 2012
Gordon College, Gallery Talk, Wenham, Massachusetts, 2011
Union University, Gallery Talk, April 14, 2011, Jackson, Tennessee, 2011
Zentrum für Keramik- Berlin, Gallery Talk, Berlin, Germany, 2010
Mitchell Community College, Ceramics Department, Statesville, North Carolina, 2009
Pecha Kucha Night, Presenter, Point 8 Forum, Rock Hill, South Carolina, 2009
Eastern Mennonite University, Gallery Talk, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 2008
McColl Center for Visual Art, Panel Discussion, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2008
Gaston College, Gallery Talk, Dallas, North Carolina, 2008
New York Center for Art and Media Studies, NYC, New York, 2005 & 2007
DIALogue, Metro Philadelphia Art Ministry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2006
Private collections in North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Germany.
Collaborated with 5th Street Ministries in Statesville, NC to make and donate bowls to use in their Empty Bowls luncheon that raises money for the homeless shelter. Responsible for Mitchell Community College’s Ceramics I & II classes donating a total of seventy bowls made over the course three semesters to the fundraiser. Led students in a class project where each student made three bowls to donate to the event. Students were excited to participate in the outreach and enjoyed creating something they could give back to the community.
Welliver, Sarah, “School Partnership in the Arts.” Island Packet, 9 October 2013, 2A, photo, video link.
Spencer, Preston, “Empty Bowls Event.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 5 October 2013, 1,5A.
“CPCC in Charlotte, NC Features work by Allison Luce.” Carolina Arts, October 2012,1.
Kerr, Merrily, “Surface Beauty: Nine Contemporary Artists,” IMAGE: A Journal of the Arts and Religion 36 (2002): 93-102.
Lampe, Denise, “Artist Following Dream to Create.” Mooresville News, The Charlotte Observer, 30 March 2011, 1, 8.
McQuaid, Cate, “Allison Luce: Ancient Expanse.” Week Ahead: Critics Picks, The Boston Globe, 1 September 2011, G, 6.
Romaine, James. “Best foot forward.” Comment Magazine (March 2008): 43-47.
Romaine, James. “Residence of Growth.” Ceramics Now 2 (April 2012).
Schreiber, Barbara, “Luce Ponders Fragility Through Clay.” The Charlotte Observer, 21 December 2012, CLT, 8.
Spencer, Preston, “Mitchell Community Empty Bowls.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 5 October 2012, A, 1,10A.
Luce, Allison. “Gender, Culture, Clay: A Discussion.” Critical Ceramics, 2008. (online)
Luce, Allison, “Art as Spiritual Perception: Essays in Honor of E. John Walford,” SEEN: Christians in the Visual Arts 13:2 (2013): 28.
CIVA – Board Member (podcast interview)
Print Makers of North Carolina
Tri State Sculptors
The Antinori Fellowship for Ceramic Artists, The Hambidge Center, 2014
2012 Arts & Science Council Regional Artist Project Grant Recipient
Phi Kappa Phi
Golden Key National Honor Society
1997-1998 Edna Way Scholarship