Allison Lacher is an artist and curator based in Springfield, IL. She is the Exhibitions Manager at the University of Illinois Visual Arts Gallery and she is a founding member of the artist-owned gallery Monaco in St. Louis, MO. In 2013 she Co-founded DEMO Project, a space for contemporary art in Springfield, IL, and served as Co-director of the space until its demolition in 2018.
She has exhibited at venues that include the Hyde Park Art Center, Illinois State University Galleries, E.TAY Gallery, Roman Susan, Ski Club, The Luminary, The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, PDX Contemporary Art, CUAC Contemporary, Future Tenant, Grounds for Sculpture, and the Illinois State Museum.
She has been awarded artist residencies with Ox-Bow School of Art & Artists’ Residency, The Luminary, ACRE, Spiro Arts, Vermont Studio Center,, and Signal Fire on US/Mexico borderlands. She was a HATCH Projects curatorial resident with the Chicago Artists Coalition and is a previous recipient of the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award. Her work has been featured in NewCity, Temporary Art Review, and FLOOR Magazine (London).