Contemporary artist and photographer Allison Wermager has shown in many art exhibitions in the United States, as well as at the Stroom Den Haag Museum in the Netherlands. Several New York media publications also featured Ms. Wermager's work throughout the past six years, including Tokion Magazine and Studio Visit Magazine. Her work has also appeared in "Southwestern Biennial" at the Albuquerque Museum of Art in New Mexico; the "Peekskill Project" at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill, New York; and the Humble Arts Foundation's Guide to Emerging Photographers in New York City, as well as numerous other exhibits. Ms. Wermager additionally participated in several faculty and thesis art shows hosted by institutions where she taught and studied.
One example of Allison Wermager's work, an installation project called BEEEEP, is comprised of used answering machines recovered from thrift stores. Messages found on the devices are played in a dark room near an illuminated pile of old answering machines on the floor. The installation hinged on Ms. Wermager's concepts of social distance, as represented by forgotten snippets of personal, yet one-sided, communication.
After completing undergraduate work at the Iowa State University of Art and Design in Ames, Allison Wermager completed her M.A. at the University of New Mexico College of Education in Albuquerque. She continued her studies, earning her M.F.A. from the Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning in Ithaca, New York.
Ms. Wermager then used her education and art degrees to teach others. She was an adjunct and assistant professor at two New York City institutions, the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons School of Design. She additionally taught at the Austin Museum of Art in Austin, Texas, in the capacity of a visiting instructor.