Allison Tierney (b. 1987, Charleston SC) is a painter and installation artist living and working in Chapel Hill, NC. She received her BFA from Winthrop University and her MFA from UNC Chapel Hill where she won the Top Prize for Outstanding MFA Work. She is one of six founding members of Subverbal Art Collective and has exhibited work throughout the southeast. Her work can be viewed as two distinct but closely related bodies. One body relying heavily on painting and the history of abstraction to respond to found objects while the other employs the techniques of various crafts as a means to discover personal identity, to comment on consumerism, and to investigate the divide between craft and art.