Fall 2021

what you can see/be

Aug. 23-Sept. 10*
An exhibition of work from a diverse pool of Chicago designers that charts their journeys from students to professionals. This show is designed and curated by NEIU students and developed in partnership with the Chicago Design Archive and the Chicago Design Club.

*Closed Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6.


Charles ryan long: WDwm - on love, rage and roses

Oct. 18-Nov. 5
The second iteration of an ongoing project that is concerned with what the artist saw as the crumbling of the settler colonial state and its attendant poisons: white supremacy, capitalism and patriarchy. This exhibition continues that invocation and hopes to provide the guideposts of LOVE, RAGE & ROSES as markers of how we continue towards the path of our collective liberation. 

Katelyn patton and Beth Reinke

Nov. 15-Dec. 3
A collaborative project that showcases immersive installations that mimic the format of a natural history museum. The audience is invited to consider how contemporary society's values and actions will influence the future evolution of species.

Student Holiday Art Sale

Dec. 6-10
A weeklong sale of unique holiday gifts created by NEIU Art + Design students. All proceeds go directly to the students.


Spring 2022

kristin abhalter smith and kristin mcwharter: anything can be a dragon, anything can be a snake

Jan. 10-Feb. 4*
A two-person show by multidisciplinary artists Kristin Abhalter Smith and Kristin McWharter.

*Closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 17.

lydia Diemer: Transparencies also cast shadows

Feb. 28-March 25
Lydia Diemer creates drawings, prints and installations that explore the entanglement of humans and nonhumans at the peripheries of built space. In collaboration with NEIU Art + Design students, Diemer will use her collection of remnants, found and constructed, as a starting point to articulate the agency of nonhuman matter and compile reflections on stasis, sheltering and precarity. 


Annual Art + Design Juried Student Exhibition

April 4-22
A juried exhibition of work in all media created by NEIU students with a declared major in Studio Art or Graphic Design or a declared minor in Interaction Design, Photography or Studio Art. 

Fracture: Data, diagrams and the material world: Curated by millicent kennedy

May 2-20
This exhibition features four artists who measure, mediate, negate and reflect on our relationship to objects and the information complied from them. Artists include: Yoonmi Nam, Giovanna Pizzoferrato, Kass Patselas and Christina King.

Summer 2022


Yoonshin Park: Finding Space

May 31-June 17
An installation about a close investigation of the relationship between anonymous individuals and their surrounding space. Drawing on her journey as a foreigner in different places, the installation is about experiencing invisibility within space and the vulnerability of being anonymous.