Rafael Vera
Rafael Vera
Art + Design
College of Arts and Sciences
Drawing, Painting, Color Theory, Sculpture, Installation Art, Art Theory, and Research
Courses Taught
Drawing II
Advanced Drawing
Color Theory
Studio Experiences: Painting
Studio EXperiences: Printmaking
Research Interests
Rafael E Vera's work is commonly installation based as well as two and three dimensional and oftentimes collaborative. His latest drawings and sculptures, directly based on his own house, search for those in-between spaces where void and the dividing line interact and coexist. They reference a limbo space that investigates his constant interest for the transition.

BFA, The School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

MFA, The School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

Selected Publications

2013 New American Paintings, No. 107, Midwest Issue

2013 Martin Garcia. Review. Curated Structured Conversations, Gapers Block, gapersblock.com, July 31

2013 Laura Amann. Review. Artists’ ‘conversations’ on beauty of ordinary spaces,  Lincolnview Review, lincolnview.suntimes.com, July 25

2013 Jason Foumberg. Review. Eye Exam: New Moves in Chicago Sculptures,  Newcity, art.newcity.com, April 16

2011 Ben Sctott, Artist Interview: Double Tangent: Collaborative work by Mara Baker and Rafael E. Vera, soundcloud.com, July 16

2002 Blair Schulman. Review. The Duality of Forms, Flattening Time in the Third Dimension, arttattler.com,  July 20

2001 Victor M. Cassi, Prairie Smoke , Artnet Reviews, artnet.com, August 21

2001 Maracaibo Magazine, The Pictoric Dreams of Artist Rafael E. Vera, 100-101, October

Selected Exhibitions

Solo/Collaborative Exhibitions

2013 Pillow Talk, Seerveld Gallery, Trinity College, Palos Hights, IL

2013 Structured Conversations, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL; two-person show with Nate Mathews. Curated by Susan Gescheidle

2013 Nothing Concrete, Bert Green Fine Arts, Chicago, IL

2012 Voids, The Franklin, Chicago IL

2011 Double Tangent, Cara and Cabezas, Kansas City, MO; in collaboration with Mara Baker

2011 dis/connections, Dubhe Carreno Gallery, Chicago, IL; two-person show with Kim Ambriz

Selected Exhibitions

2013 El Material Normal Monumental, Garcia Squared Contemporary, Kansas City, MO; curated by Alberto Aguilar and Israel Garcia

2013 HOME, Dilettante Studios, EXPO Chicago, curated by Tricia Van Eck and John Preus; Sculpture, in collaboration with Jessica Cochran; Chicago, IL

2012 21st Evanston and Vicinity Biennial,  Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

2012 On Making Things Matter: Strategies For Preservation, South Hub of Production, Chicago, IL

2012 The (Middle) DInner, CAC Gallery,Chicago IL; in collaboration with Alberto Aguilar

2012 This House is Not a Home, South Hub of Production, Chicago, IL

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