Allison Lacher is an artist, educator, curator, and community arts advocate.
She serves as the Visual Arts Gallery Manager at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS); and has previously held positions with the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City. In 2013 she co-founded DEMO Project, an alternative contemporary exhibition venue, in partnership with UIS affiliates. Collaboration, alternative projects, and community engagement are at the forefront of her exhibition programming initiatives.
Lacher holds an MFA in Sculpture from Indiana University and a BFA in Sculpture from Edinboro University. She has exhibited extensively, and is the recipient of numerous grants and awards. Among them, she is a previous recipient of the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award. Her work has been featured in From Here to There published by Princeton Architectural Press and Temporary Art Review.