Dean Allison is an artist that lives and works in Penland North Carolina. He currently works as the Glass Coordinator at the Penland School of Crafts. He received his Master of Art, Visual Arts in Glass from The Australian National University in Canberra in 2010 and a B.S. in Studio Arts from Illinois State University in 2001. He has also studied and/ or worked at The Northlands Creative Glass Center in Scotland, The Canberra Glass Works in Australia, Chicago Hot Glass, Pilchuck Glass School, The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass, The Pittsburgh Glass Center, The University of Wolverhampton England and The University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Dean has recently been recognized as a 2013 Rising Star from the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass. Recent exhibitions include 50 by 50 at The Muskegon Museum of Art and Expose at Habatat Gallery. He is presently represented by Habatat gallery Michigan.