Allison Stewart grew up in Houston, Texas and currently lives in Los Angeles, CA. She received her MFA in Photography from California State University Long Beach and her BFA in Painting with a minor in Art History from the University of Houston. Her work explores the construction of American identity through its relics, rituals, and mythologies. Her work has been shown in gallery and museum spaces internationally, including The Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, The Torrance Art Museum, The New Mexico History Museum, Houston Center for Photography, SITE: Brooklyn, and Soho Photo Gallery in New York City. In 2015 she was a Houston Center for Photography Fellowship Honorable Mention and in college was awarded the Ellen Battel Fellowship at Yale university. Her work is included in the Rubell Family Collection, The New Mexico History Museum Palace of the Governors Photo Archive, and private collections.