OPENING RECEPTION : SEPTEMBER 22, 6-8 PM | ON VIEW : SEPTEMBER 22 - NOVEMBER 4
Artist Statement: In this body of work, I have presented personal relics housed in handmade reliquaries to demonstrate their importance to me and who I am. Memoria Technica, meaning an artificial aid to memory, is used in this exhibition as a way to explore the idea of personal memories and their connection to specific objects.
Artist Biography: Allie Wheeler is a mixed-media artist whose work focuses on personal memories, through collage/assemblage, printmaking, and handmade books. Born and raised in Delta, Utah, she received her Associate of Fine Arts from Snow College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Weber State University. Her work has been shown in multiple exhibitions including; Content - Artists Books in Davis, California, as well as The Book as Art, Decatur Library, Decatur, Georgia. She recently received the Marie Eccles Caine Student Honor Award at the Utah Women’s Art Exhibition. Some of her most recent work was her solo thesis exhibition, Flourish, at The Shaw Gallery, where she displayed more installation-based work. Wheeler is currently studying at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she is pursuing her MFA in printmaking. She currently resides in Lincoln, Nebraska with her husband.