Alison Helm has exhibited her work extensively at many galleries, museums and sculpture parks throughout the United States, Japan, Taiwan, and Mexico; including the Cultural Center in Charleston, WV, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., the Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, and the Huntington Museum, Charleston, WV. Ms. Helm has received two NEA Grants for Underserved area artists from the Cultural Center in Charleston, WV. From West Virginia University she received the Outstanding Research Award for Creative Activity in 2001 and she was nominated for the Claude Worthington Benedum Distinguished Scholar Award. She has completed various sculpture commissions including “Splendor of the Seas” for the deck of one of the largest cruise ships in the world owned by Caribbean Cruise Lines. Her work is represented in numerous private and public collections.
Ms. Helm, born in 1956 in Greensville, Mississippi holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She is currently a professor of art and has been the coordinator of Sculpture in the Division of Art at West Virginia University College of Creative Arts since 1983. She is currently a professor of art, coordinator of sculpture and graduate advisor.