Allison C. Meier is a Brooklyn-based writer focusing on the arts and overlooked history. Currently, she is staff writer at Hyperallergic, and moonlights as a cemetery tour guide at New York burial grounds. She’s also worked as the senior editor at Atlas Obscura, communications manager at the Cooper Union, staff writer at ARTINFO, development coordinator at Untitled [ArtSpace], and as an English language teacher in French primary schools. Freelance work includes stories for the New York Times, Art Desk, ARTNews, Narrative.ly, Fine Books Magazine, Brooklyn Based, Mental Floss, Slate, GOOD Magazine, the Oklahoma Gazette, Oklahoma Today Magazine, and others. She’s talked on cemeteries, art, and great trees at the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Brainery, the Rosenbach Museum, and Green-Wood Cemetery, and curated a 2017 group exhibition on Brooklyn’s Dead Horse Bay at UrbanGlass.
She grew up in Oklahoma and attended the University of Oklahoma, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with a degree in Journalism: Professional Writing and minors in French and English Literature. She completed study 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], an Oklahoma City art gallery, and in arts journalism in the state, she moved to France to teach English for a year, and after that relocated to New York. There she’s been exploring ever since!
Contact: allisoncmeier [at] gmail [dot] com