The NEIU Art + Design Department Visiting Artist Program invites emerging to mid-career Chicago-based artists into the Art + Design Department for one-week residencies. During this week, artists have access to all Art + Design Department facilities to conduct their personal work, facilitate a workshop with a corresponding Art + Design Department course, and present public lecture about their work. The NEIU Art + Design Department Visiting Artist Program strives to create visible connections between or diverse population of art and design students with working artists who embody these identities.

Past Visiting Artists

Darryl DeAngelo Terrell (b. 1991) is a BLK queer lens-based artist, digital curator, and teaching artist currently based in Detroit and Chicago. A recent M.F.A. graduate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he studied Photography. Darryl's work is centered around the philosophy of F.U.B.U. (for us, by us). He thinks about how his work can aid to a larger conversation about blackness, and its many intersectionalities. His work explores the displacement of black and brown people, femme identity, and strength, the black family structure, sexuality, gender, safe spaces, and personal stories, all while keeping in mind the accessibility of art. Darryl is currently a 2018 Luminarts Fellow in Visual Arts, a 2017/18 Hatch Project Artist in Resident at Chicago Artist Coalition, 2017 Artist in Resident at ACRE, a semifinalist for the 2017 Edes Fellowship. Darryl has also shown at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, Tenn., Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Scottsdale, Ariz. and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.

Image of visiting artist Darryl