Nancy Rosenheim
Nancy Lu
Instructor, Graphic Design and Foundations
Art + Design
College of Arts and Sciences
Rosenheim facilitated public art projects in social justice for 12 years. She has been a college art professor for 16 years, with expertise in painting, drawing, sculpture, design and illustration.
Courses Taught
Research Interests
Rosenheim fashions beasts out of features borrowed from animal, human and mythological creatures to embody environmental peril and the psyche. She explores the feminist assertion that the personal is political, proposing aging as both intimate experience and social stereotype. Rosenheim’s practice is steeped in material exploration. She uses labor-intensive practices to build form and embellish surfaces. Her mediums range from 14 karat gold to papier mâché, traditional paints and raw pigments as she responds to the expressive demands.

Master of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Selected Exhibitions

Swallow City, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

Driftless: Can’t See the Forest for the Trees, Fine Arts Center Gallery, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

Not Just Another Pretty Face, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

Vivarium, Slow Gallery, Chicago, IL

Do Ostriches Really Bury their Heads in the Sand?, Dickson Window Art Project Space, Sugar Grove, IL

The Art of Being Dangerous, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

Painting at Night Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY

Sculpture Invasion, Koehnline Museum, Des Plaines, IL

Collectively Shifting, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL

Additional Information

Artist Residency, Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

Center Program, Hyde park Art Center, Chicago, IL

Artist Residency: Atelier Neo Medici, Monflaquin, France

Director/Curator, The Bike Room Gallery, Chicago, IL

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
By appointment.
Main Campus