Allison Runyan was born in 1997 in Commerce Township, Michigan, and graduated in Fine Arts, Arts Education at the College for Creative Studies in 2019. Runyan’s works start as assemblage sculptures from found objects and then evolve into overstimulating large-scale installations and performances that she uses as an opportunity for an immersive experience for all ages. The work then merges to detailed, black and white drawings as a way for her to re-examine the sculptures and installations as artifacts in time.

Runyan’s recent exhibitions include; If You Throw a Toy in Jail, installation at Hatch Art Gallery in Hamtramck and I Make My BIGGEST MOVES at 333 Midland gallery in Detroit. Alongside art making, Runyan works as an art teacher in Detroit in various capacities including the Community Arts Partnership, a non-profit organization in Detroit, an instructor for the College for Creative Studies continuing studies and education program, a facilitating artist for Soul Studio: Friendship Circle and as a studio instructor at the Detroit Institute of Arts.