SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (* indicates one person exhibition)
La Mer | La Mère (The Mother | The Sea), a Lowly exhibition with 20 participants / collaborators
at St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN. (September 6 – 30, 2016)
and at St. Mary’s University, Winona, MN (October 10 – November 12, 2016)
Poetry of Content: Five Contemporary Representational Artists, The Kalamazoo Institute of Art, November 5, 2016 – February 19, 2017)
Palette Paintings, The Lodge Gallery, New York (October 2016)
Chicago Paints, At Ohio University In Athens, OH
Return of the Exquisite Corpse, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL
* re. Rainbow Girl, NorthEastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
Poetry of Content: Five Contemporary Representational Artists, curated by Jerome Witkin and David Prince, The Syracuse University Art Galleries
American Perceptual Painters, The Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD
50/50 Alumni Exhibition, Center Art Gallery, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
Artists from Koplin Del Rio, Prographica Gallery, Seattle, WA
[DIS]Comfort Zones, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
Dear Protagonist, (two-person exhibition), Hammond Art Center, Hammond, IN
Black and White – a faculty exhibition, Brandel Library, North Park University, Chicago, IL
* Trying to Get a Sense of Scale, The Visual Arts Center of the Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD.
* A Personal Matter, College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, MO
Wunderkammer: Minatures and Curiosities, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
An Hommage to Guy Chase, Greenville College, Greenville, IL
Odd Referents – an art faculty exhibition, North Park University, Chicago, IL
Face Forward: The Art of the Self-Portrait, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL
ArtPrize – Cathedral Square (venue), Grand Rapids, MI
Between Truth and Fiction: Pictorial Narratives, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Nature and Spirt, The Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI
Motherland (faculty exhibition), North Park University, Chicago, IL
* Without Moving Tondos, Olivet-Nazarene University, IL
* Without Moving Tondos, Northwestern College, Orange City, IA
ARTE + FE, Fundacion Pons, Madrid, Spain
A Testimony to Being, Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, IL
Inaugural Exhibition, Prographica, Seattle, WA *
* Without Moving (25), Fill-in-the-Blank Gallery, Chicago, IL
Animal Farm, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI
Between Realities, Principle Gallery, Philiadelphia, PN
* Without Moving, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN
On Paper, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY
Newberry Place Project, Grand Rapids, MI
UpScaled/DownSized, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Drawings VIII: West Coast Drawings, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA
CIVA Juried Exhibition, Bethel College, St. Paul, MN.
* From Life, MiraCosta College, Oceanside, CA
Gaze: Vision, Desire, and Difference, The Frye Museum of Art, Seattle, WA
Not Without Form, University of Nevada, Los Vegas
* Family, The 930 Art Center, Louisville, KY
The Figure Revealed: Contemporary American Figurative Paintings and Drawings, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI
* rise up children, sing a glorious future, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
About Face: Portraiture Now, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
* Culture of Adoration, North Park University, Chicago IL
*Conversation, Union University, Jackson, TN
Reality Effect, Santa Ana College, CA
Trans/figure, Gwend Jay Addington Gallery, Chicago,
Spirit and Psyche: The Figure Transformed, The Art Center Highland Park, IL
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco and New York
* At Arm’s Length, Bethel University in St. Paul, MN
Re-presenting Representation, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
Broken Beauty, Laguna Museum of Art, Laguna, CA
Portraits of Life (with Riva Lehrer and Leo Neufeld), Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, IN
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
* Koplin Del Rio, Los Angeles, California
* gescheidle, Chicago, Illinois
* Riverside Arts Center, Riverside, Illinois
Art Chicago, Koplin Del Rio Gallery
Interlochen Center for the Arts (three-person), Michigan
San Francisco International Art Exposition, Koplin Del Rio Gallery
Realism Today, Columbus State University, Georgia
Art Chicago, gescheidle
*College of Lake County
*Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA
Marywood University, Scranton, PA
Clarke College, Dubuque, IA
Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles: Drawings VI (group drawing exhibition)
The Perception of Appearance: A Decade of Contemporary American Figure Drawing (group exhibition), Frye Art Museum, Seattle.
Drawing Salon (group drawing exhibition) Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago.
Harboring Beauty (group exhibition), Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago (also at Art Chicago, Navy Pier)
*Judson College, Elgin, IL
*Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN (installation view)
*Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL
Venus (group exhibition) Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago
National Drawing Invitational, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK.
*Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL,.
*Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights.
Lyonswier Packer Gallery, Chicago
Printworks Gallery, Chicago: Self-Portraits 2000 (group exhibition)
* Gordon College, Wenham, MA,
Adair Margo Art Gallery, El Paso, Texas, Group Exhibition
Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, Group Exhibition
Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles: Drawings V (group drawing exhibition)
Lyonswier Packer Gallery, Group Exhibition
Euro Galleries, Minneapolis, MN.
* Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Esther Claypool Gallery, Seattle, WA.
* Adair Margo Gallery, El Paso, TX.
Portraits, Elmhurst Museum, Elmhurst, IL.
* Marywood University, Scranton, PA
* Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Annual Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY.
Parallel Visions, Dittmar Gallery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.
* Lyons-Wier Gallery, Chicago, IL
Through a Glass Dimly, Adair Margo Gallery, El Paso, TX
* Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI.
* Lynchburg Fine Arts Center, Lynchburg, VA.
* Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI.
* Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI.
Arts in Healing, The Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown, OH.
* Condeso Lawler Gallery, New York, NY.
* Isis Gallery, Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN.
Spiritual Inquiries, Struve Gallery, Chicago, IL.
* Asbury College, Wilmore, KY.
Veiled Images, S.F. Austin University, Nacodoches, TX (traveling exhibition)
Body and Soul: Contemporary Art and Healing, Decordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
View from the Bed: A Personal Look at Illness and Disability, Museum of Science, Chicago, IL.
* Wustum Museum of Art, Racine, WI.
* Millikin University, Decatur, IL.
* Gwenda Jay Gallery, Chicago, IL.
* North Park College, Chicago, IL.
* Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
* Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.
Self-portraits, Midtown Payson Gallery, New York, NY.
* Gwenda Jay Gallery, Chicago, IL.
* Saint Francis College, Fort Wayne, IN.
*The Grand Rapids Art Museum, MI.
THE CHICAGO SHOW, Cultural Center, Chicago, IL.
* Gwenda Jay Gallery, Chicago, IL.
FESTIVAL ARTS , Grand Rapids Art Museum, MI.
WEST-MICHIGAN REGIONAL, Muskegon Museum of Art, MI.
* Mott Community College, Flint, MI.
THE 1980’S: A NEW GENERATION, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
MID-MICHIGAN EXHIBITION, Midland Center for the Arts, MI.
Contemporary Art Workshop (two-person), Chicago, IL.
THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER BIENNIAL, Cincinnati, OH (traveling exhibition).
* Arts Center, Chonju, South Korea.
Click on highlighted selections for texts
Prescott, Theodore L. (editor), A Broken Beauty, Eerdmans Publishing, 2005. (William Swetcharnik review in American Arts Quarterly*)
Lauren Viera, The Chicago Tribune, November 19, 2004.*
P. Carter Newton, The Galena Gazette, April 3, 2002. *
Ann Wiens, New City (Chicago), May 1999.
Roger Green, The Grand Rapids Press, October, 1995.*
Nicholas Capasso, exhibition catalogue, “Body and Soul: Contemporary Art and Healing”, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, 1994.*
Bruce Pepich, exhibition brochure, Wustum Museum, Racine, WI, 1993.*
Sylvia Krissoff, The Grand Rapids Press, August 20, 1992.*
Susan Bergman, exhibition catalogue, Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing, 1992.*
Lynda Barckert, exhibition catalogue (PDF) , The Grand Rapids Art Museum, MI, 190.*
John Bakker, The Banner, December 18, 1989.*
Lynda Barckert, New Art Examiner, November, 1989, p. 42.
Exhibition publication, “The 1980’s: A New Generation”, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.*
David Benson, Grand Rapids Magazine, August 1987, p. 13.*
Exhibition catalogue, The Contemporary Arts Center Biennial, Cincinnati, 1986.*
Jeff Thompson, CIVA Newsletter, Summer 1986.*
Martha Huntley, The Korea Times, July 11, 1984.*
North Park University: Gallery director (1994-present) Artist-in-residence and Assistant Professor (1995-present).
Koplin Del Rio (Los Angeles)
2005 Illinois Arts Council, Fellowship in Visual Art.
1995 Illinois Arts Council, Fellowship in Visual Art.
1987 Michigan Council for the Arts, Individual Artist Grant.
Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.
Davidson College, Davidson, NC.
Frye Museum, Seattle, WA. Temma on Earth
Grand Vallery State University, Grand Rapids, MI.
The Graham Center Museum, Wheaton, IL.
The Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA, Los Angeles – Rise (2), 1997
The Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, MI – Beacon (Bless the Bastard), 1991
The Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing, MI – Heaven’s Gate, 1988
The McDonold’s Corporate Collection, Oak Brook, IL – Annunciate (They will one day walk on wind), 1986
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY – Communicant, 1987
The Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL – Age of Angels, 1997 and Well, 1992
Millikin University, Decatur, IL.
The Wustum Museum of Art, Racine, WI.
Selected Curatorial Activities
1994-present Director of Exhibitions, Carlson Tower Gallery,
North Park University, Chicago, Illinois.
Group exhibitions curated include:
En Route: She Divided the World into Thirds, 2013 **
En Route: What She Saw, 2012 **
The Artist’s Daughter: A Tribute to George Tooker, 2011
En Route, 2011 **
The Book of Souls, 2010
In Process, 2009
The Dollhouse, 2008 n Place,2004
Home Installation, 2001
Shake the Coat: A Midwestern Tribute to Gregory Gillespie,2000
Building Beauty, 1999
Seen from the Other Side, 1998
Natural Abstraction, 1995
Reflexion Y Representacion, 1994
** exhibitions of emerging Chicago artists curated collaboratively with the Senior Seminar class
2005 After the Fact, Riverside Arts Center, Riverside, IL (curator)
2003 Really, gescheidle, Chicago, IL (curator)
2000 Almost Nothing, Dynamite Gallery Project, Grand Rapids, Michigan (curator)
1998 Michigan Artists Competition, Art Center of Battle Creek, Michigan (juror)
1997 Chicago: A Spiritual Landscape, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago (curator)
1998 What We Have Seen, Gallery Arcadia, Grand Rapids, Michigan (curator)
1995 The Art of Healing, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids (juror)
1995 Small Paintings Big Shoulders, Kendall College of Art, Grand Rapids & Trinity Christian College, Chicago (juror)
1993 Within and Without, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan (curator)
1988 Flower of the Field.Voice in the Attic, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago (curator)
1989 Object . Icon, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan (curator)
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