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FALL 2016

Portable Museums and Other Kinds: Works by Jeffrey Abt

August 22nd—September 16th*

The transient nature of visual art exhibitions is exemplified in Abt’s pristinely crafted miniature galleries in the form of portable “carry on” luggage.  The objects presented mimic the nature of gallery work—unpacking, installing, packing, and traveling onward to the next show.  The result of all that labor, however, provides viewers with a fleeting yet, often, stimulating, experience in an alternative space separate from the expected daily milieu. 

Reception: Friday September 16th, 6-9pm

Artist Talk: Thursday September 15th, 7pm

Image Credit: Wandering Gallery Project (summer 2007), multiple media, 2008, 57” x 24” x 12” (open)

*closed on Monday September 5th for Labor Day


Millicent Kennedy & Rachelle Hill

September 26th-October 21st*                                           

Hill and Kennedy collaborate to create print based work that considers the individual experience and personal memory as a collective consciousness. For this exhibition they will be creating a large scale, screen printed, intimate book installation, that contrasts each of their lives using ideas of social scientific approaches to investigate, research and assemble their experiences.

Reception: Friday October 14th, 6-9pm

Artist Talk: Wednesday October 12th, 3pm

Image Credit: Rachelle Hill, A Collective Memory (fiber scroll study), thread (screen-printed, discharged, and acid dyed silk) and wood, 30” x 12”, 2016

*closed on Monday October 10th and Tuesday October 11th for Fall Break


Tyler Bohm: The Future is Behind Us

 October 24th-November 18th

Bohm merges the future and the past by using current technologies such as digitally created laser cut works which are then painted and hand assembled often with a nod to traditional framing practices.  While seen through a sci-fi lens his subject matter evokes a sense of nostalgia and a bit of ambivalence towards leaving the past behind.                                                                   

Reception: Tuesday October 25th, 4-6pm

Artists Talk: Tuesday October 25th, 3pm

Image Credit: Peripheral Visionary II/Portrait of Margaret Atwood, acrylic on wood and plexiglass, 2015, 35 x 23 x 1 in.


Student Holiday Art Sale

November 28-December 9th

Unique holiday gifts created by NEIU art students with all proceeds going directly to the students.



Biennial Faculty Exhibition

January 9th—February 3rd*

A group exhibition of all media created by the NEIU Art Department Faculty.

Reception: Friday January 20th, 6-9pm

*closed January 16th for MLK da


Chad Kouri

February 14th-March 17thh               

Defying any labels, Chad Kouri’s work traverses through mediums from digital graphics to printmaking, collage and painting.  Regardless of materials, his work acts as an investigation of how we choose to construct the world around us, what those choices mean, and how they make us feel. His upcoming solo exhibition continues efforts in demystifying the theories and systems that run his studio practice—mostly based on visual literacy and semiotics—in order to make his work, and in turn art in general, more relatable.

Reception: Friday February 17th, 6-9pm

Artist Talk: TBA


Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

March 27th-April 28th

A juried exhibition of work in all media created by NEIU students with a declared major or minor in Studio Art.

Reception and Awards: Friday April 21st, 6-9pm*

*Awards will be announced at 7pm


Summer 2017


June 5th-July 21st                                                                             

A group exhibition featuring artists whose work reveals the alarming issues surrounding our culture’s consumptive nature.   

Reception: Friday June 9th, 6-9pm

Artist Talk: TBA

Image Credit: Mary Ellen Croteau, Endless Columns, Plastic bottle caps, 2010-present


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