Allison Cekala is a Boston-based filmmaker, photographer, curator, and educator. Her current work focuses on landscape through investigating the ways in which humans move, shape, and transform their surroundings. Cekala holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2015) and a BA from from Bard College (2006) in Photography and Environmental Studies.

She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally at the Museum of Science (Boston, MA), the Schneider Museum of Art (Ashland, OR), The Vermont Center for Photography (Brattleboro, VT),The American Film Institute (Washington, DC), among others. Her work has been reviewed in the Boston globe, which named her solo show, "Salt Mountain" as one of Boston's best shows from 2015, as well WBUR's Artery, Light Leaked Photography Journal, and Public Radio International's "The World".

Her work has been supported through residencies at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony where she was the Marion O. Naumberg fellowship in photography during her residence in 2015. She has received grants from Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in film/video, the Blanche E. Colman Foundation Grant, and The Karsh Prize in Photography. She is currently an adjunct professor of photography at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA.

"Sightlines, salt, and silvery light enchant in current shows", Boston Globe, Jan 2015