Allison Pickett, a native of Memphis, is a working artist and art educator living in Knoxville, Tennessee. She graduated from Lambuth University summa cum laude in Jackson, Tennessee in April 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Art Education with a focus in 2D drawing/painting. She received several awards throughout her undergraduate experience, such as Dean's List recipient, Rising Star recipient, Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, Lambuth Scholar in the School of Arts and Communications, and the Patty Proctor Oeur Award. After teaching elementary art in Knoxville, Tennessee from 2011 until 2014, Allison decided to make the move to Denver to continue pursuing her career in art education, alongside her partner Mac Comer. The two returned to Knoxville in summer of 2018 bringing back a son with them, and Allison returned to the Knox County art classroom once again.
Allison's work has been featured in several group and solo shows featured in the Denver's City Hall venue, Epernay Lounge, Sol Shine Art Gallery, UT Downtown Gallery, Lambuth University, Knoxville's Bijou Theatre, the Arts Council of Oak Ridge, the Chop Shop Hair Studio, the New Horizons Shows at the Ned McWherter Center, and YoLo shops throughout West Tennessee. Allison currently teaches kindergarten through fifth grade art at Christenberry Elementary, a public school in the Oakwood-Lincoln Park neighborhood of Knoxville, where she focuses on student choice within media, technique, and students' abilities to communicate through their artwork.
Greatly influenced by her head studio professor and mentor, Lendon Noe, Allison's work includes acrylic painting, charcoal and graphite drawing, mixed media, printmaking, bookmaking, and fiber arts. Her primary media are acrylic paints and ink. Allison's art often addresses the organic beauty of women and nature.