LOUISE LEBOURGEOIS

born: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

 

EDUCATION

2016     MFA, Creative Writing-Nonfiction, Columbia College Chicago

1994     MFA, Painting, Northwestern University    

1990     BFA, Painting, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

1985     BS, Art, University of Wisconsin/Madison, Graduated with Distinction

 

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2020    

Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017    

Rising Light, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014    

Towards Horizon, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Approaching Light, Fermilab, Batavia, IL

2013    

Bright Storm, Takohl Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012    

Infinite Pull, Au: Gold Gallery, Boston, MA

Light through Water, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011    

Distant Vision, Megumi Ogita Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2010    

Somewhere Between, Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009    

Many Truths About Space, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008    

Timescape, Alfedena Gallery, Chicago, IL

Upward: New Paintings, Gallatin River Gallery, Big Sky, MT

2006    

Vapor, Gallatin River Gallery, Gallatin Gateway, MT

2005    

Bittersweet, Gescheidle, Chicago, IL

2004    

Desires, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY

Graystone Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2003    

Luna, Gescheidle, Chicago, IL

2002    

This Imagined Place, Gescheidle, Chicago, IL

2001    

Through Many Veils, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

New Landscape Paintings, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY

2000    

Elemental, Lyons Wier Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL

1999    

Sense of Place, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

1998    

Landscape and Seascape Paintings, Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, IL

1997    

Imagined Spaces, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

1996    

New Landscape Paintings, Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, IL

1995    

New Paintings, Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, IL

1992    

Cardiff Giant Theater, Chicago, IL

 

TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2019    

Light on the Horizon, Louise LeBourgeois and David Travis, Environmental Law and Policy Center, Chicago, IL

2017    

Polarity, New Paintings by Louise LeBourgeois and Elsa Muñoz, Gold Gallery, Boston, MA

2001    

Looking In, Seeing Big: Louise LeBourgeois and Steven Carrelli, The Community Gallery of Art, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019    

Lightning Strikes II, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2018    

Here and Now, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

MIA in MIA, Lyons Weir Gallery, New York, NY

2017    

20th Anniversary Exhibition, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016    

A Bowlful of Sky, Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL

La Mère/La Mer, Moreau Art Galleries, St. Mary’s College,South Bend, IN

The Mind’s I Archive, Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE

Chicago Paints, Ohio University Art Gallery, Athens, OH

2015    

Lightning Strikes: 18 Poets 18 Artists, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Sea and Sky, Gallatin River Gallery, Big Sky, MT

Return of the Exquisite Corpse: 35th Anniversary Show with 105 Artists, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL

In With The New, Gold Gallery, Boston, MA

2014    

Regarding the Sublime, Carlson Tower Gallery, North Park University, Chicago, IL

Ampersand 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Ampersand Gallery, Buda, TX

Collaborations II, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012    

Gallery Hana Shimokitazawa, Tokyo, Japan

Commodores, Coastline Community College, Newport Beach, CA

Blue, Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MA

Land, Sea, Sky: 5 Painters, Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MA

2011    

The Artist’s Daughter, North Park College, Chicago, IL

Handspace, Mindspace, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN

Oil and Water, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI

Two Moon Gallery, Nashville, TN

2010    

Imagine Everywhere, 4th Annual Art + Design Faculty Exhibition, A + D Gallery,  Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

Incised, Bitten and Gouged: Anchor Graphics and the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, 20 Years of Printmaking, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL

Without Moving (25), {fill in the blank} Gallery, Chicago, IL

30th Anniversary Book Cover Exhibition, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL

Earth and Sky, Gallatin River Gallery, Big Sky, MT

2009    

The Chicago Salon, Kunst10Daagse (10 Days of Art), Bergen, The Netherlands

Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL

Earth, Sea and Sky, Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL

UpScaled/DownSized, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

2008    

Vista Novus, Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL

The Drawing Show, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL

Aqua Wynwood Art Fair, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, Miami, FL

2007    

Earth and Sky, Gallatin River Gallery, Big Sky, MT

Joie de Vivre: A Meditation on New Orleans, Katrina and the US, Chicago. IL

2006    

Travel Documents, Koehnline Museum, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL

Travel Documents, Columbia College A + D Gallery, Chicago, IL

The Museum of Water, New York, NY

Journey II, Gallatin River Gallery, Gallatin Gateway, MT

2005    

Senza Titolo: Santa Reparata Faculty Exhibition 2005, Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy

Damn Good Painting!, Lyonswier Gallery, New York, NY

25th Anniversary Bookplate Show, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL

San Francisco Art Fair 2005, Gescheidle, San Francisco, CA

Los Angeles Art Fair, Lyonswier Gallery, New York, NY

Scope New York, Lyonswier Gallery, New York, NY

2004   

Earth and Sky, Gallatin River Gallery, Gallatin Gateway, MT

Think Small, traveling exhibition sponsored by the Illinois State Museum: Chicago, Lockport, Rend Lake, and Springfield, IL

Articles and Waves, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL

Scope Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Art Chicago 2004, Chicago, IL

San Francisco Art Fair 2004, Gescheidle, San Francisco, CA

Scope New York, Lyonswier Gallery, New York, NY

The Nature of Reduction, Prater Rouse Gallery, Norfolk, VA

Affordable Art Fair, Lyonswier Gallery, New York, NY

2003   

Eccentric Landscape, Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Personal Visions, Graystone Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Guest List, Gescheidle, Chicago, IL

Landscapes, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Earth and Sky, Gallatin River Gallery, Gallatin Gateway, MT

Affordable Art Fair, Lyonswier Gallery, New York, NY

San Francisco Art Fair 2003, Gescheidle, San Francisco, CA

Art New York, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY

2002    

To Kiss the Spirits: Homage to Hollis Sigler, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

Sea and Sky, Perimeter Gallery, New York, NY

Affordable Art Fair, Lyonswier Gallery, New York, NY

Art Chicago 2002, Lyonswier Gallery, Chicago, IL

Earth and Sky, Gallatin River Gallery, Gallatin Gateway, MT

Contemporary Drawing Salon, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

2001    

Looking In, Seeing Big: Louise LeBourgeois and Steven Carrelli, The Community Gallery of Art, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL

Artists/Alumni: Masters of Fine Arts from Northwestern’s Department of Art Theory and Practice, Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL

“What They Half Create…”, Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

The ArtCouncil/Chicago’s Grant Recipient Show, Gallery 312, Chicago, IL

Realism Today: Nine Contemporary Painters, Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MA

SnowGlobe Invitational, Lyonswier Gallery, Chicago, IL

Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY

2000    

Shake the Coat: A Midwestern Tribute to Gregory Gillespie, North Park University, Chicago, IL

Strange Presences 2, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

First Works, Columbia College Gallery, Chicago, IL

Gallery Artists, Lyons Wier Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL

S.O.F.A. (Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art),  New York, NY

Painting In Chicago Now, Oakton Community College Art Gallery, Des Plaines. IL

1999    

Images of Silence, Noyes Cultural Art Center, Evanston, IL

The Shadow of Memory, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

New Landscape Paintings, Lyons Wier Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL

New Gallery: New Paintings, Euro Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Columbia College Chicago Small Works Faculty Exhibition, Columbia College Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

Faculty Exhibition, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

The Conscious Line, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID

Landscape Revisited, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID

S.O.F.A. (Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art),  New York, NY

S.O.F.A. (Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art),  Chicago, IL

1998    

Painting in Chicago Now, Columbia College Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

Remembering Beauty: The Seductive and Nostalgic Nature of American Landscape, South Bend Regional Art Museum, South Bend, IN

Small Works II, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

A Retrospective/Prospective: 98-99, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID

Art Chicago 1998 at Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN

Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL

1997

Small Works, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

A Retrospective/Prospective: 97-98, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID

Chicago: A Spiritual Landscape, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL

A Year in Review, Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, IL

Evanston Art Center Faculty Exhibition, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

Part-Time Faculty Exhibition, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Art Chicago 1997, Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, IL

Art Fair Seattle 97, Seattle, WA

1996

In Side Out Side In, North Park College, Chicago, IL

Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, IL

1995

Ten Emerging, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

Poetic Images, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL

1994

Three Artists, Inside Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

M.F.A. Thesis Show, Dittmar Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Graduate Exhibition, Dittmar Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Dean's Collection, College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

1993

Space Gallery, Chicago, IL

Ninth Annual All-Illinois Graduate Art Exhibition, Jones College Gallery, Evanston, IL

Graduate Exhibition, Dittmar Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Dean's Collection, College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

1991

Intimate Works, Space Gallery, Chicago, IL

1990

B.F.A. Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

SELECTED REFERENCES

2019

Published images, Catamaran Literary Reader, Winter/Spring 2019. Illus..

2018

“Meet Louise LeBourgeois,” Voyage Chicago, Chicago City Guide, March 20, 2018.

Dana Brown, “Painting with Oils on Claybord,” All Things Ampersand Blog, May 10, 2018.

“Artist Profile: Louise LeBourgeois,” All Things Ampersand Blog, May 15, 2018.

2017

Elena Martinique, “’Rising Light’ at Dolby Chadwick Gallery”, Widewalls, www.widewalls.ch

2016

Exhibition Catalogue, Chicago Paints, Ohio University Art Gallery, Athens, OH

Jera Brown, “Artist Louise LeBourgeois Captures the ‘Infinite Moods’ of Lake Michigan, Rebellious Magazine, www.rebelliousmagazine.com.

Exhibition Catalogue, La Mère/La Mer (The Mother/The Sea), Moreau Art Galleries, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN

2015

Exhibition Catalogue, Lightning Strikes: 18 Poets, 18 Writers, Maria Porges-essay, Charlie Prendergast-essay, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA, illus..

Katherine Olivetti-interview, “Water, Horizons, and the Painter: A Conversation with Louise LeBourgeois”, Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche, Volume 9, Number 1, Winter 2015, illus..

Exhibition Catalogue, Return of the Exquisite Corpse, Lynne Warren-essay, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL, illus..

2014

Kevin Miyazaki, Perimeter: A Contemporary Portrait of Lake Michigan, Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2014.

Published images, Catamaran Literary Reader, Spring 2014. Illus..

2012

Exhibition Catalogue, Light Through Water, Karen Halvorsen Schreck-essay, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011

Exhibition Catalogue, Louise LeBourgeois: Distant Vision, Megumi Ogita Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2010

Exhibition Catalogue, Steven Carrelli and Louise LeBourgeois, David Lazar-essay, Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL, illus..

Exhibition Catalogue, Cover Stories: The Art of the Book Jacket, Mark Pascale-essay, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL, illus..

Exhibition Catalogue, Imagine Everywhere: 4th Annual Art + Design Faculty Exhibition, Corey Postiglione-essay, A + D Gallery, Chicago, IL, illus..

2009

Kristi Beardshear, “In Space and Time”, ARTslant San Francisco, www.artslant.com/sf, illus..

Alan Bamberger, “San Francisco Art Galleries Openings First Thursday 07.02.09”, www.artbusiness.com, illus..

2008

Blacklight 2008, literary magazine of the Organization of Black Students at the University of Chicago, illus..

2006

Dan Farnham, “Katrina Evacuees to Get Taste of Home at Concert”, Liberty Suburban Chicago Newspapers, August 18, 2006

Margaret Hawkins, “’Travel Documents’ Let’s Us Tour with Artists”, Chicago Sun-Times, March17, 2006

2005

Exhibition catalogue, The Art of the Bookplate, Jim Yood-essay, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL, illus..

Exhibition catalogue, Think Small, Robert Sill-essay, Illinois State Museum, Chicago, Springfield, Lockport, IL, illus..

Michael Tisserand, “Should I Stay or Should I Go?”, Gambit Weekly, New Orleans, LA, December 6, 2005.

Michael Tisserand, “Submerged: An Evacuee’s Journal”, www.csindy.com, November 10-16, 2005.

Michael Tisserand, “Submerged: Leaving”, Creative Loafing.com, November 9, 2005.

2004

Andrew Patner, “Being Yourself: Ed Paschke (1939-2004)”, Critic’s Choice with Andrew Patner, WFMT Radio.

2003

Alan G. Artner, “Metcalf and LeBourgeois,” The Chicago Tribune, July 25, 2003.

Exhibition brouchure, Eccentric Landscape, Judith Tolnick-essay, Fine Arts Center Galleries, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, illus..

Doug Norris, “Main Gallery Displays ‘Eccentric Landscape’,” South County Independent, February 20, 2003, illus..

Bill Van Siclen, “Landscapes: Give and Take Between Old and New,” The Providence Journal, February 27, 2003, illus..

Bill Rodriguez, “The Great Outdoors: A fresh perspective in URI’s Eccentric Landscape”, The Providence Phoenix, March 17, 2003.

2002

Joyce B. Korotkin, “Hiro Yokose”, NYArts Magazine, January, 2002.

Brent Brotine, “Gallery Walk Mixes Media, Creatives And Conversation”, Chicago Creative Coalition, November 2002.

2001

Exhibition catalogue, Looking In, Seeing Big: Louise LeBourgeois and Steven Carrelli, Steve Tomasula-essay, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL, illus..

Exhibition catalogue, Artists/Alumni: Masters of Fine Arts from Northwestern’s Department of Art Theory and Practice, Jim Yood-essay, Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, illus..

Columbian Exposition Art Auction Catalogue, Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts,

November 2, 2001, illus..

Nancy Maes, “Portrait of the Artists”, Northwestern (alumni magazine), Summer 2001, illus..

“Choice Events”, City Talk, Chicago, IL, March 23 & 30, 2001.

Ellen Pritsker, “Small Works: Two Painters Prove That Bigger Is Not Necessarily Better”, Pioneer Press, March 22, 2001.

2001 Women Artists Datebook, Cedco Publishing, San Rafael, CA, illus..

2000

Exhibition catalogue, Painting in Chicago Now, Corey Postiglione-essay, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL, illus..

“Weekend Choice”, City Talk, Chicago, IL, November 10, 2000.

1999

New American Paintings, Volume 23, Midwest, Open Studios Press, illus..

Richard Donagradi, “Louise LeBourgeois and Angela Schlaud: New Works”, Artscope.net, December 19, 1998, illus..

Jim Houghton, “Paean to Nature”, South Bend Tribune, September 24, 1998.

Exhibition catalogue, Remembering Beauty: The Seductive and Nostalgic Nature of American Landscape, Leisa Rundquist-essay, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN, illus..

Andrew Patner, “Select Area Galleries in Global Showcase”, Chicago Sun-Times, May 8, 1998.

1997

Shelly Hawes, "Express Yourself", Where Chicago, August, 1997.

1996

Fred Camper, "Metropolis", WBEZ Public Radio, Chicago, December 21, 1996.

Fred Camper, "Object Relations", The Chicago Reader, December 13, 1996, illus..

1995

Andrew Patner, "Artistic License", WBEZ Public Radio, Chicago, March 24, 1995.

1994

Andrew Patner, "Metropolis", WBEZ Public Radio, Chicago, May 14, 1994.

1991

Lawrence Bommer, “Malicious and Delicious”, The Chicago Reader, November 15, 1991, illus..

PUBLISHED WRITING

2016

Essay, “Less Than I Hope For”, The Rumpus, 2016.

2014

Essay, “Horizon”, The Chicago Issue, Chicago Quarterly Review, Volume 17, 2014.

PUBLISHED PHOTOGRAPHY

2015 P

hotos for “The Accidental Inspiration,” by Jenna Fisher, Swimmer, Volume 11, Number 5, September-October 2015

PUBLIC LECTURES AND SYMPOSIA

2018

“Looking Closely, Leaping In,” panel discussion, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

2017

“Fish People,” screening, Patagonia, Chicago, IL

2016

“La Mère/La Mer,” panel discussion, Moreau Art Galleries, St. Mary’s College, South Bend, IN

“A Bowlful of Sky,” artists’ talk, Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014

“Approaching Light,” artist’s talk, Fermilab, Batavia, IL

“Regarding the Sublime,” symposium, North Park University, Chicago, IL

2011

“On Painting and Swimming,” artist’s talk, Greenleaf Art Center, Chicago, IL

2010

“Somewhere Between”, artist’s talk, Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL

Artist’s talk, Alumni gathering of The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005

“Bittersweet: Race and Hurricane Katrina”, gescheidle, Chicago, IL

“Bittersweet”, artist’s talk, gescheidle, Chicago, IL

Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy

2002

Visiting Artist’s Lecture, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

2000

“Elemental”, artist’s talk, Lyons Wier Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL

1998

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

1997

North Park College, Chicago, IL

1996

Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

City of Chicago Public Art Program, 17th District Police Station

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Fermilab, Batavia, IL

University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL

Ampersand Art Supply, Buda, TX

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL

College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL

Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN

McKesson Corporation, San Francisco, CA

Castleton Commodities Management LLC, Stamford, CT

AWARDS, GRANTS, RESIDENCIES

2011

Residency, The International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, Montecastello di Vibio, Italy

2010

BAU Institute Otranto Arts Residency, Otranto, Italy

Columbia College Chicago Faculty Development Grant

2004

City of Chicago Public Art Program, Commission for the 17th District Police Station

2003

Illinois Art Council Finalist Award

2002

Ragdale Foundation Residency, Lake Forest, IL

Columbia College Chicago Faculty Development Grant

2001

Artadia Jury Award

1995

Artemisia Gallery Mentorship Program, Chicago, IL

Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL

1994

Liquitex Excellence in Art University Award

1992-3

University Fellowship, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

1989-90

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1994-2013

Adjunct Faculty, Columbia College Chicago

2006

Palazzo Rucellai (abroad program of the University of Connecticut), Florence, Italy

2005-6

Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy

2001-2

Artist-in-Residence, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

1997-2000

Instructor, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

1994

Instructor, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

1993 G

raduate Teaching Assistant, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Painting, all levels from beginning to independent study; Landscape Painting; Beginning Drawing; Advanced Drawing; Figure Drawing; 2 Dimensional Design; Color Theory.

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS

Claire Carino Contemporary

Boston

www.clairecarino.com

Dolby Chadwick Gallery

San Francisco

www.dolbychadwickgallery.com

Gallatin River Gallery

Big Sky, Montana

www.gallatinrivergallery.com

Lyons Wier Gallery

New York

www.lyonswiergallery.com