Liam Allan
Brooklyn, New York.
b. 1987, Scotland.
 
liam@liamallan.com
@liam__allan


Liam Allan’s practice focuses on manipulated information and documented authenticity.

Centering around a process of digital layering, his drawings compile mistruth, damage and misdirection in an attempt to create new, purposefully indeterminate objects.


2014: MLitt Fine Art Practice (Distinction) 
The Glasgow School of Art.


2009: BA(Hons) Drawing and Painting
Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh.



Selected Exhibitions & Projects:


Forthcoming: 
Art-O-Rama, Marseille.  30th Aug. – 1st Sept.


2024:
The Tourist. Zyrland Zoiropa, Berlin


2023:

A Lying Man. Zyrland Zoiropa, Berlin.
1:1. Marvin Gardens, New York. 

2022:
Dwellers part II. Perrotin, Paris. 
DwellersPerrotin, NYC. Curated by Lucien Terras.
Drawing Wow 3. Minuseins, Vienna.

2021: 
Mono. The Glasgow Print Studio.
Glasgow.
Weapons. Limited edition artist’s book.
Safari of Sorts. Ltd Ink Corporation. Glasgow.


2019:
Louise Giovanelli: Publication for Commuters. NYC.
Katie Schwab: Publication for Commuters. NYC/St Ives.

2018:
Arrangements. Ltd Ink Corporation. Edinburgh. 
The Hand that Guides. 302 Folsom. San Francisco. 
John Ryaner: Publication for Commuters. Frankfurt.

Calum Craik: Publication for Commuters. NYC/SF.
Liam Allan: Papier Mache. Publication for Commuters.

2017:
Glut Data. ASC Gallery, London.
Swimmers. Publication for Commuters.
Are those bricks, or is it bricks wallpaper? Publication.

2015:
To the free spirits in all cultures that Soichiro Honda typifies. Giftraum, Berlin.
Spike Island Film Open. Spike Island, Bristol.  
'To the free spirits in all cultures that Soichiro Honda typifies.' [Film] traveled to:
ICA, London;
Eastside Projects, Birmingham;
Castlefield Gallery, Manchester;
S1 Artspace, Sheffield;

LUX Scotland Artist's moving image festival, Tramway.
Royal Drawing School Residency. Dumfries House.

2014:
Liam Allan & Carolin Lange - In Light of the Situation. Information Space, Dundee Contemporary Arts.
The Glasgow School of Art Graduate Degree Show. The Glasgow School of Art.
Cryptids. The Glasgow Project Room.
Information. Paisley Museum, as part of GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland.
Visions and Values. Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.

2013:
Ortonandon Salonandon. FrenchRiviera1988, London.
Defcon Salon 1. The Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh.

2012:
A Tribute. GENERATOR projects Summer Programme.
A Tribute. The Waverley, Edinburgh.
PRISM 11. The Orchard Centre, Sheffield.

2011:
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011.
Jerwood Space, London and UK tour.

Salon Vert. The Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh.



Awards & Residencies:

AFAA Residency. Conneticut. USA.
Royal Drawing School Residency. Dumfries House, U.K.
CCA Glasgow Mentorship Award.
Selected for the 2011 Jerwood Drawing Prize.



Publications:

Publications for Commuters
Katie Schwab, Louise Giovanelli,
Calum Craik, John Ryaner,
Alex Allan. (2018 - Present).
Liam Allan: Weapons.
Anya. Scott McClure.
The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011. Jerwood Visual Arts.







info@liamallan.com