Bio

Allison C. Meier is a Brooklyn-based writer focusing on the arts and overlooked history: Currently, I am a staff writer at Hyperallergic, and moonlight as a cemetery tour guide at New York burial grounds. I was previously the senior editor at Atlas Obscura, and a communications manager at the Cooper Union.

Bylines include the New York Times, Hyperallergic, Atlas Obscura, CityLabArtDesk, ARTNews, Narrative.ly, Fine Books Magazine, Brooklyn Based, Mental Floss, Slate, the Oklahoma Gazette, and others. I’ve talked and lectured on cemeteries, art, and great trees at the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Brainery, the Rosenbach Museum, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, and Green-Wood Cemetery. In 2017, I curated a group exhibition on Brooklyn’s Dead Horse Bay at UrbanGlass. This fall, the Concrete New York Map that I edited for Blue Crow Media was published.

I grew up in a small town in Oklahoma and attended the University of Oklahoma, where I graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with a degree in Journalism and minors in French and English Literature. I studied abroad programs in Clermont-Ferrand and Vichy in France, and spent a summer at Oxford University researching classical archeology. After graduating and working at Untitled [ArtSpace] in Oklahoma City, and teaching English in France for a year, I moved to New York. There I’ve been exploring ever since!

Get in touch: allisoncmeier [at] gmail [dot] com

Cartoon by Bob Eckstein for the New Yorker of my pet cemetery tour