Abbi Allan's life work is about creating hybridizations between art and science. In college she studied sculpture, mixed media, art history, and biology.
Allan has taught at the Science Museum of Minnesota since 2001, teaching science through visual projects, and is currently in the Life Long Learning Department. She has been with MCAD since 2008, and has previously taught at the College of Visual Arts, STAR Academy, the Phipps, and more.
Allan has run her own ceramic sculptures business since she was seventeen and continues to do so while constantly experimenting with new projects in a variety of media. Her own work examines the fragility of nature: both its beautiful resilience and power and the potential for grotesque accumulated affects when abused.