Allison Ksiazkiewicz is an artist interested in the ways we tell stories about ourselves through natural history. Trained as a printmaker and historian of art and science, Allison combines her interests and experience in explorations of history and landscape in the making of cultural identities.
Allison has been Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, and St Andrews Special Collections Library, and a BSECS/Bodleian Library Fellow. In 2015 she was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art to conduct new research for her book Archetypes of Nature: Visualizing Geological Landscape during the British Enlightenment. Her current collaborative art project Cultured Canines reconstructs ancient ceramic materials and processes to reflect on the making and meaning of twelve different dog breeds.