Alan was born and raised in rural Nebraska. Following a stint in the Navy, he moved to Chicago, where he graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Over the years Alan made a living in the graphic design/illustration field, working mainly in the Pacific Northwest. In 2007 he resigned from his position as art director for a medical instrument manufacturer and returned to his passion, full-time painting. Alan lives in Portland, Oregon.

Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, 1967-69,
BFA, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, 1969-71
MA, Marylhurst University, 1986-88

One or Two Person Exhibitions

2019—Bogza Coffee, Beaverton, Ore.
2018—Second Story Gallery, Camas, Washington
2017—12x16 Gallery, Portland, Ore.
2015—Eastbank Commerce Center, Portland, Ore.
2015—Pond Gallery, Portland, Ore.
2014—12x16 Gallery, Portland, Ore.
2014—Lovejoy Bakers, Portland, Ore.
2013—Geezer Gallery, Portland, Ore.
2012—12x16 Gallery, Portland, Ore.
2012—Gallery At The Jupiter Hotel, Portland, Ore.
2012—The Press Club, Portland, Ore.
2011—Lower Columbia College, Longview, Wash.
2011—12x16 Gallery, Portland, Ore.
2011—Multnomah Arts Center, Portland, Ore.
2010—West Linn Library, West Linn, Ore.
2010—12x16 Gallery, Portland, Ore.
2009—Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro, Ore.

Group Exhibitions
2018—Beaverton Arts Mix, Beaverton, Ore.
2016—Big 500 Art Show, Portland, Ore.
2016—Mel's Frame Shop,"Art Speaks Out," Portland, Ore.
2016—Goodfoot Lounge, "I Am Therefore I Think," Portland, Ore.
2016—CoCA and Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists," Woodinville, Wash.
2015—Lake Oswego Festival of The Arts, Lake Oswego, Ore.
2014—Pond Gallery "Home Street Home," Portland, Ore.
2014—Oregon Artists Showcase, Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg, Ore.
2013—Artists Repertory Theatre Gallery, Portland, Ore.
2013—Portland Open Studios
2012—Cascade Aids Project Art Auction, Portland, Ore.
2012—Compound Gallery, "Dead Stock," Portland, Ore.
2011—Portland Open Studios
2011— Lake Oswego Festival of The Arts, Lake Oswego, Ore.
2010—Oregon Art Annual, Professional Division, Salem, Ore.
2009—Gresham Visual Arts Gallery, “Far and Beyond,” Gresham, Ore.
2009—Beaverton Visual Arts Showcase, Beaverton, Ore.
2009—Oregon Art Annual, Professional Division, Salem, Ore.
2009­—Kingstad Gallery, “Art Peace/Peace Art,” Beaverton, Ore.
2008—Onda Gallery, “Art of the Tango,” Lake Oswego, Ore.
2008—Oregon Art Annual, Professional Division, Salem, Ore.
2008—Gresham Eleventh Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Gresham, Ore.
2008—Portland City Hall, “Cartoon Imagery in Art,” Portland, Ore.

Eleven PDX; Visual Arts interview, Issue 1, Vol. 4
The Artist’s Magazine; Words of Wisdom, March 2009, p. 30