My work is deeply rooted in my childhood experiences playing near phosphate mines and on land owned by the timber and pulp industries in Florida. I make installations, video, and textured paintings that consist of dirt ash and burned refuse. I am fascinated with the vestiges of man's past and present exploitation of the environment, as well as geography and ecology in relation to time. 

Allen attended Florida School of the Arts for two years before transferring to the University of North Florida Where he double majored in Fine Art and Art History. He subsequently Received a BFA in 2017 from UNF. Allen is now pursuing his MFA at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY.