Allison V. Smith graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with a degree in journalism. She worked for fifteen years as a photojournalist at seven different newspapers. In 2004, Allison left the Dallas Morning News to pursue fine art and freelance photography. Some of Allison’s editorial clients include Texas Monthly, The New York Times, Nasher Sculpture Center, and Le Monde magazine.
Her fine art projects include exploring the landscape and personalityof Marfa, Texas and Rockport, Maine. Allison is in the permanent collection at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. In addition to On Center Gallery, she is represented by the Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas and Hiram Butler Gallery in Houston.
Allison and her mother published a book of Stanley Marcus’s photography in 2008 entitled Reflection of a Man.