Born in 1964, Alan Goodson Fulle grew up and still lives in Seattle, Washington. Whether the medium is painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, or video, Alan’s artwork explores qualities of nature and architecture. Strongly influenced by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, his art emphasizes rich colors, strong organic compositions, natural earth forms, and a lexicon of harderedged shapes reminiscent of geometric architecture within a human-made expression.
In pursuit of his first passion, Alan received a BFA in painting from the University of Washington in 1989. There he also explored sculpture; printmaking, including lithography, silk screening, monoprinting; and photography. In 1994, he completed a certification program in Film and Video at the University of Washington. He is both a certified camera operator and licensed journeymancarpenter, skills that directly inform his art-making.
Alan began showing his artwork in Seattle in 1989 at Azart Gallery and other local venues. Exhibit highlights include the Bellevue Arts Museum’s 1994 Pacific Northwest Annual exhibit, and a Tower installation in the Great Hall of the Museum of Glass in Tacoma in 2013. In 2001, Alan’s painting Horn O’ Plenty was featured in and received rave reviews at the Center on Contemporary Art’s Northwest Annual. After years of photographing figures and creating abstract videos, his first short film, “Veronika,” premiered at the Seattle True Independent Film Festival (STIFF) in 2014.
Alan has been an active and dedicated member of the local arts community for many years. In 2001, he curated an exhibition at the Kirkland Arts Center with 35 Seattle abstract artists. He has participated in the Center on Contemporary Arts’ (CoCA) Members Show; Bumbershoot Arts Festival; Smoke Farm LoFi Arts Festival; 10 x 10 x 10 x Tieton Juried Art Exhibition; and CoCA’s Heaven and Earth in Seattle’s Carkeek Park, where he created climbable sculptures. He has donated his work to charity events for organizations including Artist Trust, Bellevue Arts Museum, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, MoveOn.org and many others.
Alan’s work has received national and international recognition. In 2004, he had a solo show at the George Billis Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, and has exhibited at The Painting Center and 4E Gallery (New York, NY), the Northern California Arts’ Annual (Sacramento, CA), Freisen Gallery (Sun Valley, ID), and with his group Material Artists of the American Pacific (MAAP) in Drenthe, Netherlands. He was represented previously by the Elliott Louis Gallery in Vancouver, B.C., and showed work at Art Toronto, the Toronto International Art Fair. Alan is currently represented by the Traver Gallery (Seattle), the Sandra Ainsley Gallery (Toronto), and Gallery 903 (Portland, OR). He has received a 4Culture Individual Artist Projects Award and a PONCHO Artistic Merit Award.