Coal Road, 2019
8½ x 11" Archival pigment print
6½ x 8½" Image size
Edition of 22
Each print includes a certificate of authenticity, numbered and hand-signed by the artist.
About the Image
Coal Road shows the entry to a surface mine near my home that is carved into the side of a coal bank. Chemical and fossil fuel industries have a strong presence in our area, and these operations contribute to climate change as they also emit pollutants into the air, water, and our bodies. Many industrial sites in West Alabama are tucked into lush wildlands where they operate at the margins of everyday life.
Allison Grant is an artist, writer, curator, and Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Her artworks have been widely exhibited at venues including the DePaul Art Museum, Azimuth Projects, Catherine Edelman Gallery and the Weston Art Gallery, among others.
She was the 2019 recipient of the Developed Work Fellowship from the Midwest Center for Photography and shortlisted for the 2019 FotoFilmic Mesh Prize. Works by Grant are held in collections at the DePaul Art Museum (Chicago), Columbia College Chicago, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Research Foundation art collection, and the King County Portable Works Collection (Seattle).
Essays by Grant have appeared in Minding Nature Journal and INCITE: Journal of Experimental Media, Volume 7, as well as numerous artist publications and exhibition catalogs. Grant holds an MFA from Columbia College Chicago (2011) and BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design (2004).