Patent Pending is an invitational group exhibition including artists from all across the United States and a few International guests as well. All artists were given an original book of U.S. Patents from some-when between 1961 and 1965. All books documented the inventions, or proposed inventions of creative minds during this innovative time in our history. The artists were then asked to make original pieces of art inspired by their particular volume in any media. Over 100 artists were invited, most have participated.
Kelly Alison is currently the Executive Director of Contemporary Art Museum Plainview and past project manager for Houston International Performance Art Biennale 2012 and 2014. She is an American artist whose work has been exhibited in National and International Museums, most notably at the Shanghai Art Museum in China and the National Museum of Art in Lima, Peru. She has been published in books, catalogs and magazines such as Art in America, Texas Monthly and Town and Country and her work is on permanent exhibition in downtown Houston as part of the Wayfinder project . Alison’s work can be seen in many private and public collections.