Loyola University Chicago

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Fine Arts

Allison Wade, MFA

Title/s:  Instructor of Fine Arts in Drawing & Painting

Office #:  Mundelein 900



Allison Wade is a visual artist working in drawing and sculpture. She received an MFA from the Fiber and Material Studies Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, completed a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and holds a BA in English literature from Stanford University.

Her work has been exhibited at Hagiwara Projects, Tokyo; Peana Projects, Monterrey, MX; Scotty Enterprises, Berlin; Ditch Projects, Eugene, OR; Rhodes College, Memphis; and Chicago venues including Devening Projects, LVL3, Adds Donna, and Slow. Wade has been awarded residencies at Ox Bow, ACRE, Mustarinda (Finland), and the Vermont Studio Center. She has been a visiting artist at the Kansas City Art Institute, Miami University, Rhodes College, the Cranbrook Academy of Art’s Ceramics Department, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Interlink program. In 2018, Wade received an Individual Artists Program Grant from Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE).

 Born and raised in Texas, Wade lives and works in Chicago, where she also teaches drawing and sculpture in the Department of Art Theory & Practice at Northwestern University.  In addition, she has been a volunteer mentor with the Arts of Life since 2013.


MFA, School of the Art Institutue of Chicago

Post-Baccalaureate, Maryland Institute College of Art

BA, Stanford University