Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking, University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, Iowa City, IA
Master of Arts in Printmaking, University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, Iowa City, IA
Bachelor of Arts in Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Trace + Gestures, Grey Matter Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, 2013
Trace + Gestures, Proyecto ‘Ace, Dialogo Space/Central Hall, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2013
Desaturate2, Living Room Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2013
Transformation, Grand Rapids Museum of Art, Grand Rapids, MI, 2012
Drawing Resurfaced, Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, IN, 2011
dis/connections, Dubhe Carreño Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2011
Process and Practice, Fine Arts Center Gallery, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL, 2011
Refugee Reading Room (The Moving Crew), Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA, 2011
The Moving Crew: Ideal X, Culturing Community, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, IA, 2010
The Yield, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2009
The Moving Crew: Transfer-mation, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI, 2007
Transformation: Artist/Scientist Collaborations, Rochester Contemporary, Rochester, NY, 2007
Artist Residency, CBPA/ Anchor Graphics, The Moving Crew, Columbia College, Chicago, IL, 2014
Artist Residency, Jentel Artist Residency Program, Banner, WY, 2013
Artist Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 2012
Chicago Community Arts Assistance Grant (CAAP), Chicago, IL, 2012
Artist-in-Residence, FugScreens Studio, Chicago, IL, 2010
MFA Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Art, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago IL
BFA Graphic Design, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL
Journal of Artists’ Books 38
Journal of Artists’ Books 37
• New Impressions in American Letterpress, Hamilton Woodtype and Printing Museum, Two Rivers WI
• Albert P. Weisman Awards Exhibition, Arcade Gallery, Chicago IL
• EXPO Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago IL
• Pulp, Ink, Thread, C33 Gallery, Chicago IL
• Art Crank Chicago, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago IL
• Hot Off the Press, Spudnik Press Cooperative, Chicago IL
• The Documentary Book, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago IL
M.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago
B.F.A. Massachusetts College of Art
- American Craft Magazine, By Christine Kamisky, What is Your Reaction to the American Craft Council’s Move from New York City to Minneapolis” October/November 2010
-Art in America, by Janet Koplos, Anne Drew Potter at Dubhe Carreño Gallery, June 4, 2010
-Chicago Gallery News, by Thomas Masters, 15 Minutes with a Dealer, January-March 2010
-American Craft Magazine, by Joyce Lovelace, Blown Away By Clay, DECEMBER/JANUARY 2008
- Chicago Tribune, Technical daring gives ceramic show its strength, by Alan G. Artner, February 2008
-Ceramics Monthly, pages 32–35.” Tyler Lotz exhibition at Dubhe Carreño Gallery, October 2007 (On the cover)
-American Craft Magazine, by Margaret Hawkins, OVERTURE, Exhibition review at Dubhe Carreño Gallery, February March 2007
-Art Letter, by Paul Klein, May 19, 2005
Exhibitions as Curator:
SAIC/Betty Rymer Gallery—Curator, Implicit Plasticity
SOFA Chicago-- serving as director/curator of Dubhe Carreño Gallery
Exhibitions as Curator at Dubhe Carreño Gallery:
-Sandra Perlow, Points in Memory (Paintings & Drawings)
-Elsa Muñoz"STILL: Paintings for Blanca" (Paintings)
-Melissa Weber, "Elusive Objects" (Ceramic Sculpture)
-Nikki Renee Anderson, "Secret Bodies" (Sculpture & Photography)
-Phyllis Kudder Sullivan, "Infinite Nets" (ceramic sculpture)
-Kim Ambriz & Rafael Vera, dis/connections (drawings & prints)
-Dennis Lee Mitchell, Distillation (smoke drawings)
-Ruth Borgenicht 2D/3D (ceramic and metal sculpture)
-Elise Siegel, Make/Believe (Ceramic Sculpture)
-Elsa Muñoz, INTROSPECTION (Paintings)
-Roxanne Jackson, BLINDSIGHT (Sculpture)
-Anne Drew Potter, Le Cirque de L’Armée Rouge
For complete list of curated exhibitions visit:
Dubhe Carreño was born in Caracas, Venezuela. At 18 years old she came to the United States to pursuit a career in classical dance and to continue her training in ballet. Looking to relieve the stress of the demands of a career in dance she enrolled in a pottery class at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She immediately fell in love with clay and decided to study it in depth, intuitively understanding her affinity with this material’s plasticity; both physically and conceptually and discovering its richness and potential. She enrolled at the Massachusetts College of Art and received her BFA with a concentration in ceramics in 1999 and a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2001. Upon graduation, Dubhe was hired as an instructor by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as well as Northeastern Illinois University.
"My process is lead by clay itself and its natural ability to be altered and transformed by forces ranging from a delicate pinch to a blasting fire. My artistic practice is an extension of my personal growth. The meditative quality of working in the studio brings me closer to present-mindedness and to a place where intention materializes in front of my eyes. The name I called my ceramic design firm "This Quiet Dust" is a poem by Emily Dickinson which serves as a metaphor for the human condition; we are impermanent in our physical form, yet our true nature is transformative and everlasting. Likewise, "this" clay can be transformed from dust to become that which holds our sustenance."
BFA Painting, University of ILlinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL
MFA Painting, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KA
Please Help Us, Help You, Help Us, Firecat Projects, Chicago, IL, 2013
One Inspired Evening, live benefit auction, Stephen M. Bailey Auditorium, Chicago, IL, 2013
Art Faculty Biennial, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL, 2013
A Show of Heads, curated by Tim Slowinski, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY, 2012
America Now and Here, curated by Eric Fischl, Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, IL, 2012
All Media, curated by Philip Linhares, Chico Art Center, Chico, CA, 2012
Healthy Junk Food, Prak-Sis Gallery, CHicago, IL, 2011
Knockout, Prak-Sis Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2012
BA Digital Art and Design, Loras College, Dubuque, IA
BA Social Work, Loras College, Dubuque, IA
MFA Interdisciplinary Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Selected Solo and Two Person Exhibitions
The Female Thing, Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA
Not My City, The Parking Lot, K-Town Studio, Baltimore, MD
Public Art Collaborations
Hack The Patriarchy (ongoing, online and Baltimore based)
Thommason Theater Series (Curator), Thommason Theater, Baltimore, MD
We Should See Each Other More Often, Koban Project, Baltimore, MD
Pattern Perception, CoLab Project, School 33, Baltimore, MD
Selected Group Exhibitions
Wave and Particle, School 33, Baltimore, MD
Satellite Art Show with Terrault Contemporary, Miami Art Week, Miami, FL (forthcoming)
Art Night, Hickock Cole Architects, Washington DC
Objects of Construction Space Camp, Baltimore, MD
VOX XII: NEWS AND WEATHER, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
We Should See Each Other More Often, Koban Project, Baltimore, MD
All of the Things and All of the Time, Platform Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Texture of the Drift, Gallery CA, Baltimore MD
Baby in the Corner, Transmodern Festival, 14 Karet Cabaret, Baltimore, MD
Pixelated App for Party of the Century, Baltimore Museum of Art (with Wham City Lights) Baltimore, MD
Loop, Performed at Slam Up, Gallery CA, Baltimore MD
BA NEIU 2007
University of Chicago, M.A.
University of Chicago, B.A.
Though I was a doctoral candidate in Medieval Art history my recent interests (and travels) have focused on prehistoric art, Early Christian and Byzantine art and Islamic art.
MFA in Painting and Drawing from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
BA in Painting/Drawing from Northeastern Illinois University
Refuge of the Invisible Lao. Vine Art Center. Minneapolis, MN
Like A Zenith. Nych Gallery, Chicago, IL
Forget Nothing. Nych Gallery, Chicago, IL
Segmented Realism. Arts Center Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Lawrence & Kimball. Inova/Union Center Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Blue November. Chicago, IL
Contempler. Galerie Equipe, Chicago, IL
Seven Herman Audrey Gallery, Chicago, IL
Genesis Elaine Erickson Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Redbull Curates. Chicago Urban Arts Society, Chicago, IL
“Hidden River Art Festival / Emerging Artists Series”, Sharon Lynne Wilson Center For The Arts, Brookfield, WI
Kommanivanh is interested in creating new memories from past. The work itself is a reinterpretation of his memories documenting his history through painting. Raised with traditional Lao customs and active in hip-hop culture, the work investigates cultural hybridity and tensions of identity. The collection of paintings derives from personal and found photographs representing a pivotal time in the painter’s life.
Masters of Fine Arts: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Bachelor's of Arts: Boston University, Boston, MA
Smitten Forum 2015: A Creative Gathering of Makers
Keep it in the Can, The Tribute Pins: Exhibition Catalogue, Equinox Gallery
Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry: Lark Books
Humor In Craft: Juror Brigitte Martin, Schiffer Publishing
MFA Graduate Catalogue: Indiana University
Works From Around Our State: Evanston Art Center: Evanston, IL
Adorned Spaces Pop-Up: Smitten Forum 2015: Boston Park Plaza Hotel: Boston, MA
Adorned Spaces Pop-Up: #thisisabrooch: Boston Park Plaza Hotel: Boston, MA
NEIU Studio Arts Faculty Biennial: NEIU Fine Arts Center Gallery: Chicago, IL
Brooch Show: The Racine Arts Center: Racine, WI
Material Topics: Making Marks: Jenkins Fine Arts Center: Greenville, NC
Ctrl + A: Attendee Exhibition: Fine Arts Building: Bloomington, IN
Keep it in the Can, The Tribute Pins: Equinox Gallery: San Antonio, TX
Common Thread, MFA Thesis Exhibition: Grunwald Gallery of Art: Bloomington, IN
Pieces of Eight: Fuller Project Space: Bloomington, IN
BFA Painting - Washington University, St. Louis, MO
MFA Painting - Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
2103 Solo show: Bloodletting, Moraine Valley Community Cooleg, Palos Hills, IL
2011 Faculty Biennial, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
2010-2009 MVCC Faculty Present: New Work, Moraine Valley Community College
2008 MVCC Faculty Exhibit: Innerview, Moraine Valley Community College
2003 Guest List, Gescheidle Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999 Building Beauty, Carlson Tower Gallery, North Park University, Chicago, IL
1997 Seattle Art Fair, Martin-Zambito Gallery, Seattle, WA
A native of Niagra Falls, NY, Mr. Krantz earned his BFA in painting at Washington University and his masters in painting at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He was awarded a teaching fellowship following his graduate study where he acted as Associate Professor of Drawing at Indiana University's Overseas Program in Florence, Italy. After moving to Chicago in the fall of 1995, Mr. Krantz began teaching basic and advanced courses in drawing and painting at the Highland Park Fine Arts Center, and the Evanston Arts center. He currently teaches at Northeastern Illinois University and Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, IL. He divides his time between teaching and working in the studio preparing for his next and very occasional show at home where he lives with his wife and four cats.
BFA summa cum laude, University of Michigan
MFA with highest honors, Eastern Michigan University
Gneich, Chuck, “Meditative Surfaces ~ ArtScene ~ Fort Wayne Museum of Art,” Chicago Fine Art, 17 Nov, 2013
Swinkels, Dorothé, “Sign@Lement,” Textiel Plus, (Netherlands), May 2011
Browning, Laura M., “Reflections,” Sheridan Road Magazine, Feb/Mar 2011
Schriner, Caitlin, "Deanna Krueger at Gallery 180," Chicago Art Magazine, 21 May, 2010
Viera, Lauren, "Deanna Krueger at Gallery 180," Chicago Tribune, 20 May, 2010
Weinstein, Michael, "Review: Deanna Krueger/Illinois Institute of Art Gallery," Newcity Art, 04 May, 2010
Gneich, Chuck, “Meditative Surfaces,” Chicago Fine Art, 19 May, 2009
Berliner Liste 07 (exhibit catalog) Berlin, Germany, 2007
KUNST Magazin Berlin (image featured), September 2007
Merli, Melissa, “Medical castoffs provide color for Parkland exhibit,” The News Gazette, Champaign, IL, 08 July, 2007
Cantu, John Carlos, “Big-picture minimalism at Gallery Project: 'Minimal Maximum' features strong work from local artists,” Ann Arbor News, Ann Arbor, MI, 09 April, 2006
Cantu, John Carlos, “Krueger’s work gets a wider showing at River Gallery,” Ann Arbor News, Ann Arbor, MI, 25 December, 2005
2013 Night and Day, Studio D, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Saratoga, WY
2011 Translucent/Opaque, Gallery H, Three Oaks, MI
2010 Fields, Gallery 180 at The Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago
2007 Swell, Parkland College Art Gallery, Champaign, IL
2007 Hydrosphere, Gallery UNO, Fine Arts Building, Chicago
2006 Resonance I, Rotunda Gallery, Pfizer Global Research and Development Center, Ann Arbor, MI
2006 Resonance II, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI
2005 Specimen, Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA
2005 Krueger:: Shards, River Gallery, Chelsea, MI
2013 Meditative Surfaces, (Three person exhibition), Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
2012 Deanna Krueger and Carl Wilen, ZIA Gallery, Winnetka, IL
2012 Collector’s Choice 2012, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA
I have been teaching at NEIU since the fall of 2006. Before that I taught for seven years at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI.
I have been exhibiting my artwork professionally for fifteen years. It has shown in museums and galleries across the United States and in Europe.
I maintain an active studio practice and continuously research opportunities for exhibitions and artist residencies.
M.F.A. in Photography, Columbia College Chicago
2018 Rockford Midwestern Biennial Exhibition, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois
Bad News, Ralph Arnold Gallery, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Art is Community is Art, Downers Grove Museum, Downers Grove, Illinois
Nuclear Policy, Grady Gallery, Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois (solo)
Nuclear Policy, Armstrong Gallery, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, Illinois (solo)
Ersatz, Visual Art Gallery, Governors State University, University Park, Illinois (solo)
2017 Faculty Biennial Exhibition, Fine Art Center Gallery, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois
40th Annual Beverly Art Center Competition and Exhibition, Beverly Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
Artistic Exploration, Buckham Gallery, Flint, Michigan (five person)
Power and Politics, Filter Photo Space, Chicago, Illinois
Amalgamation, Victorian House Gallery, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois (three person)
Re:Place, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, Illinois (four person)
M.F.A. Electronic Visualization, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
Electronic Immersions: Four Generations of Illinois Artists, Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago,
North River Community Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Lannon Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Video/computer installation, North River Community Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Illinois State Museum, Lockport, Illinois
IVAM, Valencia, Spain.
Institudo Americanos, Barcelona, Spain
Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
Western Illinois University, University Art Gallery, Macomb, Illinois,
Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois
Perkinson Art Gallery, Milliken University
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Kunst Video Galleri F15, Moss, Norway
Bosgarren Kolectioba, Tolosa, Spain
Pompidou Centre, Paris, France
Co-Chair Arts in Response to Violence Conference, Chicago, Illinois,
The Wall Speaks: Voice of the Unheard, Wojtek Sawa, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois
Northeastern Illinois University Art Department Student and Alumni Show, Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge, Illinois, Curator
Directed, edited, “The Nutcracker” for The Society of Visual Education,
Golden Apple Award Winner
“Little Caesar” Organic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois
Panelist, Art In Response To Violence, “Forbidden Art”, Chicago, Illinois
“Story Cloths: A Common Thread Between Cultures”, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China
Panelist, Non-Violence Peace Conference, “Artistic Paths to Peace”, Chicago, Illinois
Presentation, “Uses of Technology for Instruction”, Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Buffalo, New York
Discussant for the 8th Annual Student Research and Creative Symposium, Chicago, Illinois
ATLA Workshop, “The Library and the Faculty Media Lab: Creating a Partnership”, Evanston, Illinois
M.F.A., Studio Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago
B.A., Art, Northeastern Illinois University
Alicia Eler, "Crowning The Selfie King," (December 2013) Hyperallergic
Peter Russu, "MASTERS of Today - 117 Contemporary Artists," (April 2008): p. 57
Jaime Mendoza, "La Chamba, Drawings bby Jaime Mendoza," (April 2007)
Mercedes Fernandez,"Hola, mi nombre es Jaime Mendoza, " La Raza (Feb. 15, 2006)
Glenn McNatt, "MICA exhibit offers artistic tale of two cities" Baltimore SUn (June 24, 2004)
Faculty Show, Northeastern Illinois University Fine Arts Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
The Collaboration Show, Cobalt Studios, Chicago Illinois
SHIKAAWA, Gallery 414, Fort Worth, Texas
Hot Buns and Blazing Artists, The Texas Theater, Dallas, Texas
Sangre, Sudor y Papeles, Antena, Chicago, Illinois
Picturing Immigration, Galeria De La Raza, San Francisco, California
Digital Divide, VU Space - Victoria University, Victoria, Australia
Boston/Chicago, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
Ph.D., Art History, The University of Texas at Austin
M.A., Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University
B.A., Art, Lynchburg College
2016 "Quilcas en el Contexto de la Civilización Paracas." Colección Paracas: Joyas Sanmarquinas. Lima, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Fondo Editorial: 93-119.
2015 “The Seated Figure Iconographic Complex: The Definition Of A Descriptive Type In The Rock Art Of The Rio Grande De Nasca Drainage (Department Of Ica, Peru).” Rock Art Research 32 (2): 207-218.
2014 "Early Horizon and Early Intermediate Period Rock Art of the Nasca Valley (Department of Ica, Peru) / Quilcas de los Períodos Horizonte Temprano e Intermedio Temprano del valle de Nasca (Departamento de Ica, Perú)" (co-authored: Gori Tumi Echevarría). Boletín de la Asociación Peruana de Arte Rupestre 6 (21): 911-925.
2014 “Análisis con RTI (Reflectance Transformation Imaging) en Dos Sitios con Quilcas del Perú, Tecnología, Deterioro y Conservación” (co-authored: Gori Tumi Echevarría). Arqueología y Sociedad 28: 289-304.
2014 “Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) at Two Petroglyph Sites in Peru: Manufacturing Techniques, Deterioration, and Conservation.” (co-authored: Gori Tumi Echevarría). In A Monograph of Rock Art Research and Protection. Edited by Zhang Yasha, President of the Rock Art Research Association of China. Beijing, China Tibetology Publishing House: 204-226.
2009 "More Than Meets the Eye: A Study of Two Nasca Symbols." Andean Past 9: 229-247.
2006 "Reconstructing Ritual: Some Thoughts on the Location of Petroglyph Groups in the Nasca Valley, Peru.” In Space and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology. Edited by Elizabeth Robertson, Jeffery Seibert, Deepika Fernandez, and Marc Zender. University of Calgary Press and University of New Mexico Press: 217-226.
Grants and Awards
NEIU Excellence Award in Teaching for 2013-14
Dumbarton Oaks Project Grant 2013-14
MFA, Arizona State University
MS in Occupational Therapy, Washington University
Stacia Yeapanis. “OtherPeoplesPixels Interviews Mary Porterfield, Otherpeoplespixels Blog,
October, 20, 2016.
Syed, Mahjabeen. "Artist of the Week: Mary Porterfield," Chicago-Woman Magazine, January 23, 2017.
One and Two Person Exhibitions
Solo Exhibition, Packer-Schopf Gallery, Chicago, Il.
Two Person Show, Koehnline Museum, Des Plaines, Il.
Solo Exhibition, University of Illinois, Illini Union Art Gallery, Urbana, Il.
Two Person Show, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI.
Two Person Show, Noyes Cultural Center, Evanston, Il.
Solo Exhibition, St.Xavier University, Chicago, Il.
Solo Exhibition, Gallery 180, Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, Il.
Solo Exhibition, West Valley Art Museum, Surprise, AZ.
Solo Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, AZ.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Waysides, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan,WI.
2016 Detroit Biennale, Detroit Museum of New Art, Armada, MI.
2016 At River’s Bend: Our Place on the Ohio, Evansville Art Museum, Evansville, IN.
2016 Landscape/Vision/Interpretation, Robert Morris University, Chicago, Il.
2016 South Shore Salon Show, South Shore Arts, Munster, IN (Juror: Carrie Johnson, Curator,
Rockford Art Museum)
2016 Rosie the Riveter, Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, Il.
2016 Third Coast National, K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX. (Juror: Sharon Kopriva)
2016 Honorable Mention, Third Coast National,Kspace Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX.
2016 Alexandra Gardner Riddle Memorial Award,Salon Show, South Shore Arts, Munster, IN.
I have been teaching for 14 years with emphasis on the following: 2D Design, drawing, painting, composition, contemporary content and color theory. Prior to coming to NEIU, I taught at Arizona State University and the Harrington School of Design. I am represented by the Packer-Schopf Gallery in Chicago.
M.F.A. Graphic Design, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana
For the Love of Letterpress: A Printing Handbook for Instructors and Students, published by Bloomsbury, 2013
Fingerprint No. 2: The Evolution of Handmade Elements in Graphic Design, published by HOW Books 2011
Graphic Content, Gallery 350, Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL
Animation + Printmaking, The Center for Book Arts, New York City
Surface Now, Hot Bed Press, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Biennial Faculty Exhibition, NEIU Fine Arts Center Gallery, Chicago, IL
Words Matter 2, Arts on Elston Gallery, Chicago, IL
Correlation Matrix: Vida Sacic and David Wolske, DeVos Art Museum, Marquette, MI
New Impressions in Letterpress, Design College Australia, Brisbane
Animation+Printmaking Showcase, White Box Gallery, Portland, OR
New Impressions in Letterpress, Hamilton Wood Type Museum, Two Rivers, WI
Ph.D. Art History, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
M.A. Art History and Museum Studies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
B.A. Art History, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul
B.S. Studio Art, University of Wisconsin Madison
“Emil Nolde’s Biblical Paintings of 1909,” Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, no. 2, 2010, pp. 255-272.
“Literary Texts and Formal Strategies in Emil Nolde’s Religious Paintings,” Proceedings of the 32th Annual European Studies Conference, Omaha, Nebraska: the University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2007.
“Emil Nolde’s Religious Paintings of 1909 and the Beginnings of Modernism in Germany,” Proceeding for the School of Visual Arts Twentieth Annual National Conference: Reassessing the Modern, Modernity and Modernism, New York: School of Visual Arts, 2007.
“Anti-clerics and Commemoration at Bohemian National Cemetery of Chicago,” Proceedings of the Constructions of Death, Mourning, and Memory Conference, Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey: The WAPACC Organization, 2006.
“Vita Activa/Vita Contemplativa: Emil Nolde’s Legend: St. Mary of Egypt,” The Burlington Magazine, February, 2005, pp. 100-107.
“Narrative, Allegory, and Commentary in Emil Nolde’s Legend: St. Mary of Egypt.” Proceeding for the School of Visual Arts Eighteenth Annual National Conference: Art and Story, New York: School of Visual Arts, 2005.
“John Chandler Bancroft and Art in Newport and New England in the 1860s,” Newport History: The Journal of the Newport Historical Society, vol. 71, part 2, no. 247 (2002), pp. 36-48.
“The Drawings of William Cordova and Gean Moreno.” Catalogue essay for the exhibition “It Don’t Come Easy,” Fine Arts Center Gallery, Northeastern Illinois University, July, 2001.
“Whistler and John Chandler Bancroft,” The Burlington Magazine, October, 1994, pp. 675-682.
American Master Prints from the Collection of Marian and Belverd E. Needles, Jr. Exhibition catalogue and essay, DePaul University Art Gallery, May, 1991.
“American Master Prints from the Needles Collection,” The Journal of the Print World, Summer, 1991, pp. 10-11.
“Photographs by Imogen Cunningham.” Exhibition catalogue essay, The Milwaukee Art Museum, March, 1981.
“American Master Prints from Whistler to Benton from the Collection of Marian and Belverd E. Needles, Jr.” Spring, 1991.
DePaul University Art Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
“Photographs by Imogen Cunningham.” April, 1981.
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
MFA in Painting and Drawing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
BFA in Painting, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Moving Crew: Conspire: Collaboration, Cooperation, Collection, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL
Exquisite Corpse: Head to Toe and End to End, Francis Hardy Gallery, Ephraim, WI
Additional Experiments, Eve Drewlowe Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Instructions_13, (Scene)Metrospace, East Lansing, MI
Love for Sale, The University of Michigan School of Art & Design work•detroit gallery, Detroit, MI
Cut-Ups: Ellen Campbell, Neva Sills, Johannah Silva, Mary Lou Zelazny, Peter Paul Luce Gallery, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA
New Directions in Collage, Fine Arts Center Gallery at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
Moving Crew: Ideal X: What’s Inside, Faulkoner Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
Displaced, SGC Global Implications Conference, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Dia Del Los Muertos, Geunzel Gallery at Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek, WI
Floating Through, MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, MN
Moving Crew: Transfer-Mation, The Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI
Moving Crew: Land Grant Flag State Construct, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha,NE
My Place/Your Place: Paula Brandel and Neva Sills, Kiehle Gallery, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
You Were Never Here, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
Speaker, Humanities Plunge, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Resident (with The Moving Crew), Anchor Graphic and the Center for the Book at Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Panel Participant (with The Moving Crew), College Art Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL
Visiting Artist, Luther College, Dekorah, IA
Resident, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE
Community Arts Assistance Program Grant-Illinois Arts Council
Iowa Arts Fellowship-University of Iowa
MFA University of Notre Dame
BFA Utah State University
M.F.A. 2001, Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
B.F.A. 1993, Sculpture Department, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, China.
“The Recollection of Ten Public Sculptures”, Inkspil LLC, August, 2014
Sculpture, “The Annual Chicago Public Sculpture Exhibit”, October, Washington, DC, 2007; 2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014
“Sculpture and Installation by Shencheng Xu 1997-2007”, Jiaxuan Art Publisher, Shenyang, China, 2007
“New Chinese Occidentalism”, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, 2006
Sculpture, “2004 Annual Sculpture Exhibit”, July 2004
“RE-DO CHINA”, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, 2003
“The 50th Anniversary of Luxun Academy of Fine Arts – Sculpture”, China Light Industrial Press, Beijing, China, 2002
Sculpture, “Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards”, October 2001
The Washington Post, “An Entertaining Four Show”, August 17, 2001
“Sculpture and Paintings by Shencheng Xu 1987-1997 ”, Hong Kong Asia Communication Publisher, Hong Kong, 1997
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
“Shencheng Xu Retrospective”, Johnsonese Gallery, Chicago, IL
“The Garden of Eden”, Gallery Uno, Chicago, IL
“Little Life”, Corrosive Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Wonderland”, Carlson Tower Gallery, North Park University, Chicago, IL
“Connection”, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Decker Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Selected Public Sculptures:
“Sky”, 758 W. Belden, Chicago, IL
“Gourd Man”, 2650 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL
“Cloud”, 3730 N. Southport, Chicago, IL
“Fly”, Ann Sather Park, Chicago, IL
“Happy Family”, the Healing Garden at Ronan Park, Chicago, IL
“Dream Seeker”, Wisconsin/Mohawk, Chicago, IL
“A Song of Joy”, Avoca West Elementary School, Glenview, IL
“Free As A Cicada”, Blaine School, Chicago, IL
“Gourd Man”, Village Green Park, Skokie, IL
“A Song of Joy”, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
“Shu”, 2008 Beijing Chinese Biennial, Chinese Base, Beijing, China
“Our City”, East of Murphy’s Bleachers, Chicago, IL
“Row Your Boat”, Barry and inner Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL
“Catch Up”, In Front of the St. Michael Church, Chicago, IL
“Gourd Man”, Outdoors Sites on Chicago River Front, Chicago, IL
“Ever Alert”, Elm Place School, Highland Park, IL
“Gourd Man”, Dickens/Lincoln Park West, Chicago, IL
“Happy Family”, Outdoors Sites on Chicago River Front, Chicago, IL
“Happy Family”, Halsted/Lincoln - Children’s Memorial, Chicago, IL
Shencheng Xu received his MFA in Sculpture from Maryland Institute College of Art’s Rinehart School of Sculpture in 2001. The same year, he received the “Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award” from International Sculpture Center. His BFA in Sculpture was received from Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, China in 1993. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions. He completed over a dozen out-door monumental sculptures both in United States and in China. He uses variety media and techniques in his works, both traditional and contemporary. His works were published in “Sculpture” and several other art periodicals.
"I believe the educator’s role is to bring his/her knowledge and sense of responsibility to the students, to help students define problems, and then to help them solve these problems. The responsible teacher helps to further develop student’s own individual character and also encourages creativity, confidence, and respect.
Being an artist and an art professor have become parallel lines in my life. This is a career I love and it’s worthy of engaging my entire life."