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George Allen

Dean of the School of Art & Design
School of Art & Design
In addition to being Dean, George's teaching portfolio cuts through different programmes and degree levels. These include Photoshop courses for Foundation students, seminar classes for first year Fine Art students, thesis writing and dissertation for final year Fine Art and Graphic Design students, and live projects, competition work, and degree projects, for 2nd and 3rd year Graphic Design students.
George has recently focused on photographic typologies that explore cultural, historical, and architectural facets of life in Prague. In his professional capacity he is fascinated by the multitude of approaches to studio based higher education curriculum in art and design. He is interested in the disruption the pandemic has caused to in person teaching and the innovative ways different institutions have responded.
George previously taught as an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Photography and Design departments and also at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College in their Photography Department. He has also worked extensively in both the photography and the film industries.
George received his Masters of Fine Arts degree in Photography in 2004 from the Graduate School at Virginia Commonwealth University. George also studied European History and Studio Art with a concentration in photography at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he received his Bachelor of Arts.  
MFA- Department of Photography and Film, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

BA, History, Fine Art - James Madison University, Virginia, USA

Professional Activities:  

2008 - 2023 - Prague City University, Lecturer, School of Art & Design - Head of School

2010 - 2011 - Anglo-American University, Praha - teaching Digital Photography

2009 - 2010 - University of New York in Prague - teaching Digital Photography

2007 - 2009 - 1708 Gallery - Artist Member

2005 - 2006 - J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Virginia - teaching Introduction to Photography

2003 - 2007 - Virginia Commonwealth University - teaching Digital Color Printing, Imaging, Intermediate Black and White Photography, Introduction to Black and White Photography, Master of Disciplinary Studies Open Studio

2002 - 2005 - Society of Photographic Education

2002 - 2004 - Organization of Photographic Arts

2001 - 2023 - Americorps National Civilian Community Corps Alumni Organization


Exhibitions (selection):

2016 - Mixed Metaphors, French Institute, Prague

2009 - Second Zizkov International Photography Festival, Monkey house Gallery, Prague

2008 - First Zizkov International Photography Festival, Monkey house Gallery, Prague

2007 - Silent Night, 1708 Gallery, Virginia

2007 - Anonymous, Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2007 - The Time In Between, Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande Oregon

2005 - Staff Exhibition, J. Sargeant Reynolds Gallery, Community College, Virginia

2005 - Place, Group Exhibition, Photo Media Center, www.photomediacenter.org

2005 - A Particular Truth II, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

2004 - Juried Annual Student Fine Art Exhibition, Anderson Galley, Virginia

2004 - Organization of Photographic Arts, Artworks Gallery, Virginia

2004 - Suspended Moments in a Continually Unfolding Conversation With Self, Master of Fine Arts Thesis exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

2003 - Photography and Film Organization Juried exhibition, Shockoe Bottom Arts Center, Virginia

2002 - Fundraiser for Non-Profit Gallery Space, Polka Dot Gallery, Virginia

2002 - Society for Photographic Education S.E.C. Juried Exhibition, Polka Dot Gallery, Virginia

1999 - Abstracts in Nature, a new body of work, Zirkle House Galleries, Harrisonburg, Virginia

2008 - TEFL Certifikát

2008 - jury for 2008 Central Virginia Regional Student Art Competition

2004 - Jury Award for Photography, Student Fine Arts Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Virginia



MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University
BA, James Madison University