||Allison Malafronte is a writer, editor, and curator who has worked in the art industry for more than 12 years. She received her B.A. in English/Professional Writing with a minor in Advertising from Kutztown University, graduating as an English Honor Society member in 2001. In 2000 she was accepted into the American Institute for Foreign Study and completed a semester abroad at Richmond The American International University in London, England. Her studies during this time focused on art history, literature, and business and marketing. After graduation, Malafronte worked as a media planner at MindShare Media Agency, a subsidiary of Ogilvy & Mather and J. Walter Thompson advertising agencies, in Manhattan. In 2005 she left advertising to pursue her passion as a writer and editor.
Several months later she was hired as editorial assistant of the national art magazine American Artist, in New York City. She stayed at American Artist for eight years, eventually becoming senior editor and project managing several publications and projects, including writing numerous articles on artists past and present; serving as editor of several special-interest publications; founding Weekend With the Masters Workshop & Conference in 2009 and serving as creative manager through 2012; authoring a monthly column titled Art for Thought; and co-curating the magazine’s 75th anniversary exhibition in New York City.
In November of 2012 Malafronte curated an independent exhibition titled Converge: Where Classical & Contemporary Art Collide, a 31-artist group show that was held at 25CPW Gallery, in New York City. From 2013 through 2014 she was editor of Fine Art Today, the weekly online magazine from Fine Art Connoisseur, and from 2014-2015 she worked with The Florence Academy of Art, in Italy, as author and editor of their 25th anniversary book. Currently Allison writes a monthly blog for the Newington-Cropsey Cultural Studies Center website titled In the Studios. She is also a freelance writer, copy writer, and editor for other arts and design publications.