Past Exhibitions at the USF Art Gallery

ARTITUDE: Carnahan | Ebel | Eberhard | Ehrler | Hadamik | Ryan | Veltman
June 27–August 15, 2018
Artist Reception: July 21, 2018

The University of St. Francis Art Gallery welcomes ARTITUDE, Mary N. Carnahan, Lisa Ebel, Barbara Eberhard, Mary T. Ehrler, Joe Hadamik, Robert Ryan and Michael Veltment. All local artists from the surrounding Joliet area, they present and explore the concept of “attitude in art”. On display June 27 – August 15, 2018. Artist reception: Saturday, July 21, 6-8pm

 

2018 USF ART & DESIGN SENIOR THESIS
April 27–June 30, 2018
Reception: April 27, 2018

 

2018 USF ART & DESIGN COMPETITION
April 9–April 20, 2018

 

COLIN SHERRELL
February 5–March 28, 2018
Artist Reception: February 15, 2018
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ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION
January 2–23, 2018
Reception: January 20, 2018
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The USF Gallery presents The University of St. Francis Art & Design Department Illinois High School Art Competition & Exhibition. The exhibit spanned through the university’s gallery and the 3rd and 4th floors of the Art & Design Department and included over 150 works of art from Illinois high school students. 

 

CHRIS HODGE
October 26–December 1, 2017
Artist Reception: November 10, 2017

Chris Hodge works intuitively, incorporating various symbols and thoughts into his artwork. Influenced by such artists as Ivan Albright, Albrecht Durer and Hieronymus Bosch, his art tells stories in great detail, focused on the element of line. His body of work has been described as “obsessive narrative,” articulating his imagination while allowing for the work to take on a life of its own. Hodge renders his work in ink. Once a line in ink is placed, there is no turning back, and if a mistake is made, one must find a way to either cover the line or incorporate it. This allows for Hodge’s work to evolve as it’s created. “I believe the imagination to be a dream-like, fuzzy thing, and it isn’t able to be defined until it is born into some form of creation,” he said.

 

FOCUS: HAMILTON | ISACSON | SULLIVAN ISACSON | SEVENER
September 5–October 12, 2017
Artist Lecture: September 7, 2017

The University of St. Francis Art Gallery welcomed INTERSECT Collective Artists, Carol Hamilton, Joe Isacson, Jeffrey Sevener and Kathleen Sullivan-Isacson. Together they presented and explored the concept of “FOCUS” from the creative perspective, leading the viewer through the artistic process on an increasingly in-depth visual journey that examines a singular subject with increasing intensity. An artist lecture featuring Kathleen Sullivan Isacson took place Thursday, September 7.

 

BARBARA EBERHARD: ALTERNATIVE VIEW
July 17–August 25, 2017 
Closing Reception: August 25, 2017


Eberhard is a practicing artist in the Chicagoland area, specializing in gum bichromate, an alternative photographic process.

 

ART & DESIGN SENIOR THESIS EXHIBITION
April 28–June 22, 2017
Reception: April 28, 2017


USF celebrated the art of graduating seniors Danielle Conrad, Yifan Mao, Jose Ortiz, Joey Santillo, Amber Shibley, Ashlee Stevens, and Shannon Walker.

 

2017 USF ART & DESIGN AWARDS EXHIBITION
March 20–April 11, 2017

This comprehensive survey provided an overview of art, design, and photography produced by current students studying at USF. The artworks included magazine design, interactive digital projects, and studies in drawing, painting, photography and sculpture.

 

THREE GRACES: DENAULT, MCWILLIAMS
January 30–March 2, 2017
Artist Reception: February 2, 2017

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ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL ART COMPETITION
December 26, 2016 – January 22, 2017
Reception & Awards: January 21, 2017

Design Department Illinois High School Art Competition & Exhibition. The exhibit spanned through the university’s gallery and the 3rd and 4th floors of the Art Department and included works of art from Illinois high school students.

 

TYTIA HABING: ABOUT A BOY
October 31–December 2, 2016
Artist Lecture: November 9, 2016

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Tytia Habing lives and works in Watson, Illinois very near where she grew up on a working farm. Having spent most of her adult life living in the Cayman Islands, she moved back to her roots a few short years ago. She holds degrees in both horticulture and landscape architecture and is a self-taught photographer. Tytia’s work has been exhibited internationally and has been published in Lenscratch, Black + White Magazine, The Sun, Shots Magazine and National Geographic to name but a few. Most notably, her work has been shortlisted for both the Black and White Photographer of the Year 2015 sponsored by Leica and Critical Mass 2015.

 

JENNIFER CRONIN: SPECTACULARLY ORDINARY
September 5–October 21, 2016

Artist Lecture: October 6, 2016

 

PAUL SCHRANZ: ENTROPY
July 26–August 25, 2016
Artist Lecture: August 25, 2016
Closing Reception: August 25, 2016

 

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