Allen Projects opened in 2006 in the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan.  The gallery showcases visionary contemporary international art in a variety of media that specialize in technique based work.  The gallery is dedicated in promoting ambitions contemporary artist at all levels of their career.  The gallery's goal is to offer an inviting forum where collectors, curators and critics can discover emerging talent.

Southern entrepreneur and Allen Projects director, Michel Allen, has been curating exhibitions in New York since 2000. Originally launching her career in New York in Fall of 1999, Ms. Allen was recruited to work at  Soon thereafter, completed a Masters in Art Management and Business Administration from New York University, where she also received a certificate in appraisals from NYU.  Later was then recruited to launch ART+AUCTION's and worked at Sotheby's in trust and estates. While working for ten years in art publishing, Michel was consulting and represented several artists, in which she works with today.

Site-specific work from the gallery has been included exhibitions recently in the following spaces: Chelsea Art Museum, Chelsea, Franklin Riehlman Gallery, Upper East Side, NY, Jim Kempner, Chelsea, Scope Art Fair, Miami, Pulse, NY, ROOM, Tribeca & Westport, Sylvester, Amagansett, Brunschwig Fils, New York & Philadelphia, Biggs Powell, Memphis, Hamlett Dobbin's Material Gallery, Memphis and Martin Gallery, New Orleans during Prospect 1.

The artists in the gallery have donated work to the following benefits this year: Art In General, Bronx Museum, BAM, and ALTSO's Hedgefund Rocktoberfest.

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