Fall 2022

Monika Plioplyte: See, Shade, Shape

Aug. 22 through Sept. 25*

Plioplyte’s daily practice of inkblot making evolved into the drawings, prints and collages of "See, Shade, Shape" and present recurring fragments of her dreaming mind in an uncertain pandemic reality.

Reception
5:30-8 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 8

Artist Talk
Noon Thursday, Sept. 22

*Closed Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day 

Where She Comes From

Curated by Pia Singh

Oct. 3-28

“Where She Comes From” presents practices by Janhanvi Khemka, Kushala Vora, Ashwini Bhat, Neha Puri Dhir, and Falaks Vasa. Their work shines a light on the potent force of an other/feminine leading principle, drawn from the perspective of five artists living between India and the U.S. 

Reception
5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6

Artist Talk
10-11:30 a.m. CST (via Zoom), Sunday, Oct.16

Selva Aparicio: Ex Voto

Nov. 7 through Nov. 25

Aparicio’s work invites viewers to consider the durability of memory and its ability to evolve in concert with its surroundings. The installation presents a tapestry of flowers and decorations collected from the garbage of cemeteries.

Reception
5:30-8 p.m.Thursday, Nov. 10

Artist Talk
6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10

Student Holiday Art Sale

Nov. 28 through Dec. 9

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


Spring 2023

Faculty Biennial Exhibition

Jan. 17 through Feb. 17*

The Biennial Art Faculty Exhibition consists of work in all media created by NEIU Art + Design Department faculty.

Reception
5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19

*Closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan.16.

Nichole Maury: Unaddressed

Feb. 27 through March 24

In "Unaddressed," Nichole Maury’s prints and drawings are excavations into memory and an early personal history defined by residential instability.

Reception
5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, March 2

Artist Talk
6 p.m. Thursday, March 2


Annual Art + Design Juried Student Exhibition

April 3 through April 21

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. 

Reception
6-8 p.m. Friday, April 21
*Awards will be announced at 7 p.m.

Salvador Jimenez-Flores and KC Weldon
A Cowboy Story: Lies, Legends and Lines on Land

May 1 through May 26 

Jiménez-Flores and Weldon critique the idea of the American cowboy through ceramics, drawing and found objects. Informed by their distinct cultural identities, they combine work that reflects on the power dynamics of  religion, race and gender. 

Reception
5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, May 4

Artist Talk
6 p.m. Thursday, May 4

Summer 2023


maddie May: Holding Heavy Objects

June 5 through June 23

"Holding Heavy Objects" is a solo exhibition featuring works by Maddie May which magnify the residues of everyday life as seen through domestic items. May personifies objects to evaluate intimacy, domesticity, turbulent histories, and discomfort through uncanny materials and soft visual optics.

Reception
11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 8

Artist Talk
Noon June 8