Allison Dalton

Humanities and Sciences / Illustration


Allison Dalton is a writer who has basically always been surrounded by artists of other/all sorts, as a student in the art schools at University of California, Santa Cruz and Columbia University, and since 2001 as a professor in Los Angeles. In her classes, co-taught transdisciplinary studios and independent studies, she asks students to consider their writing meaningful creative production worth sharing, editing a useful mode of thinking, and book- and project-making an art/design project as germane and challenging as work they do in studio. Publications include Here Is What I Know: I Know Very Little, a chapbook collaboration with Illustration student Jane Lee; Skin Doll, an artist's interactive ebook supported by an ArtCenter faculty development grant; and Duplicity and Prosopography, which were included in the TOMES show at the Williamson Gallery July–December 2019.


  • HNAR-202-01: Speculative Writing Lab
  • HNAR-223-01: Comics & Zines
  • HNAR-201-01: Story and Form
  • HCRW-350-01: Creative Wrtg Minor Capstone