Allyson Burbeck is second-year master’s student in art history. She is also a teaching assistant for the History of World Art. Her research falls within the realm of public art, specifically muralism, graffiti, and street art and the discourses of public sphere theory and urban theory. She is interested in investigating the divide between community-based muralism, individually-based street art, and graffiti, which often falls somewhere in between. Upon completing her degree, Allyson hopes to facilitate community-based public art projects.
She graduated summa cum laude from Texas Christian University with a BA in art history and a BS in strategic communication. Her undergraduate honors thesis explored the early careers of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and David Wojnarowicz, artists who experimented with graffiti before transitioning into commercial art careers. Allyson previously held the position of Membership Coordinator of the Kimbell Art Museum. In her spare time, Allyson loves to spend time outdoors with her two dogs.