Born Atlanta, GA.  Lives and works in Nashville, TN.



2016         Underground Again, Joint exhibition with Patrick DeGuira, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN
2013         A Common Place, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA(solo)     
                 Scenes from the South, Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC, curated by Susan Sherrick   
                 Joint Pop Up, Nashville, TN, curated by Susan Sherrick        
                 Someone I Know, online exhibition, curated by Stuart Pilkington
2012         More Than You Know, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN (solo)         
                 Breadbox, Zieher Smith Pop-Up Gallery, Nashville, TN        
2011          BNA: Brooklyn to Nashville, Zieher Smith Pop-Up Gallery, Nashville, TN        
                 the low down, Slow Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010         A Common Place, University Art Gallery, Sewanee, TN         
                 A Common Place, University Center Concourse Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville         
                 Selections from A Common Place, Art + Culture, NYC
2009        I Thought Our Worlds Were the Same, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville (Curator)         
                 The 50 States Project, year online exhibition.  Curated by Stuart Pilkington.
2008        Emerging Artist Auction, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, NYC         
                 This Modern World, General Electric, Fairfield, CT.  Curated by Paddy Johnson of ArtFagCity.         
                 Dialogues: Photography, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville         
                 Positive/Negative, Slocumb Gallery, ETSU, TN.  Curated by Tony Guerrero of P.S.1.
2007        Counterpoint, Carlos Gallery, University of the South, Sewanee, TN
2006        Somewhere and not Anywhere, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN (Solo)
2005        No Apology for Breathing, Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn.  Curated by Matthew Lusk.         
                 SCOPE Art Fair, Sara Nightingale Gallery with Rachel Owens, NYC
2004        Some Exhaust, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, NYC.  Curated by Matthew Lusk.         
                 Construction- Coincidence, Momentum Art Gallery, Berlin
2003        The Accords: New Tandem Projects, Weather Records, Brooklyn, NY         
                 Featured Artist, Bergdorf Goodman, NYC        
                 Backroom, Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2002        One Day, In a Day, Everyday, APEX art, NYC         
                 Staged/Unstaged, Riva Gallery, NYC.  Curated by Laurie Firstenberg         
                 AIM 22, The Bronx Museum of Art, NYC         
                 Untitled Storefront, Weather Records, Brooklyn, NY         
                 Rooms: Photographs by Caroline Allison and Peggy Casey, Chicago Cultural Center
2001         Switchyard, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN         
                 Suite, NFA Space, Chicago (Solo)         
                 4 Emerging Women Artists, Northeastern University Gallery, Chicago, IL         
                 Stories in Color, University Gallery, Sewanee, TN
2000        Caroline Allison, Bjorn Sterri, and Bonnie O’Hara, Fugitive Art Center, Nashville, TN         
                 The Summer Show, Gallery 312, Chicago, IL         
                 Epic Moments, NFA Space, Chicago, IL (Solo)         
                 Sotheby’s ArtLink, Selected works sold at auction in Tel Aviv, Chicago, and Vienna         
                 Exterior Relations, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL
1999         HOUSE, Gold Star Complex, Chicago, IL (Curator)              
                 Off the Walls, NFA Space, Chicago, IL         
                 Still, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL         
                 National Exposure, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL.  Curated by Colin Westerbeck.



Veronica Kavass, "Cool and Collected...", Nashville Scene, May 16, 2013
Laura Hutson, "Studio Visit: Caroline Allison", Country Life/Nashville Scene, Oct. 19, 2012
Laura Hutson, “New Photographs by Caroline Allison are a field guide to broken history”, Nashville Scene, Oct. 17, 2012
MiChelle Jones, “Photographer Caroline Allison examines overlooked aspects of familiar sites”, The Tennessean, Oct. 14, 2012
Our Voice: Imogene + Willie, “Caroline Allison”, January 12, 2012
“Brooklyn Art by Way of Nashville, Courtesty of Zieher Smith”, New York Observer (image,online), July 28, 2011
Joe Nolan, "Art Crawl Plays Host to ZieherSmith," Nashville Scene, August 4, 2011
Paul Polycarpou, (ed.), “Spotlight on ZieherSmith,” Nashville Arts Magazine, July 2011
“ZieherSmith Pops Up in Tennessee”, Art in America (online), July 29, 2011
 “Many Truths”, Chicago Weekly, May 10, 2011.
The Oxford American Magazine, December 2010, Featured Image
Joe Nolan.  “I Thought Our Worlds Were the Same”, Nashville Scene, March 19, 2009.
Andrea Kurland, “The Face of America”, Huck Magazine, Vol. 12, July 2009 (featured image)
Jonathan Marx.  “Let’s Talk about Art”, The Tennesean, April 27, 2008.
John Bransom.  “Caroline Allison: Somewhere and not Anywhere”, Number, Winter 2007
“Get Out”, City Paper, October 3, 2006, image
David Maddox.  “Every Nowhere is Somewhere”, Nashville Scene, September 28, 2006, image
“Critic’s Picks: Caroline Allison, Mark Bynon, Richard Feaster”, Nashville Scene, September 7, 2006
Holland Cotter.  “Art in Review: No Apology for Breathing”, New York Times, August 12, 2005
Benjamin Carlson.  “Some Exhaust Review”, Time Out New York, September 2-9, 2004
"Goings On About Town: Some Exhaust," The New Yorker, Sept 6, 2004
Karen Rosenberg.  “Car Culture”, New York Magazine, August 16, 2004, image
Michael Weinstein.  “Critic’s Picks: Suite”, New City, May 24, 2001
Polly Ullrich.  “Who is the next Potter Palmer?  In Search of the New Generation of Chicago Art Collectors,” New Art Examiner, September 2000 cover image
Alan Bostick.  “See it or feel it or just gawk,” The Tennessean, June 1, 2000
Mary Houlihan.  “Young at Art,” The Chicago Sun-Times, May 28, 2000, image
Olga Zdanovics.  “Caroline Allison at NFA Space,” New Art Examiner, April 2000
Krista Peel.  “Art, Maybe Entertainment,” Weepmag, February 29, 2000
Sotheby’s International Young Art, Exhibition Catalogue, 2000

2012         SF Camerawork Auction contributor
2011          Artist Forum Talk, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN        
                 SF Camerawork Auction contributor
2010         Baum Foundation Prize Nominee         
                 Artist Talk, University of the South, Sewanee, TN
2008        Juried Participant, ACP Portfolio Review         
                 Panelist, Contemporary Dialogues in Photography, Zeitgeist Gallery
2006        ‘Changes in the American Cultural Landscape’, University of Turku, Finland2002        
                 AIM Fellowship, The Bronx Museum of the Arts
2001         Artist in Residence, Amt fur Wissenschaft und Kunst, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany
2000        Visiting Artist, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN

Music City Convention Center
The 404 Hotel

1999        M.F.A.          The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1994        B.A.              The University of the South, Sewanee, TN