Mary Ellen Croteau — Resume

Born 1950, Chicago, IL


1998        MFA, Rutgers University/Mason Gross School of the Arts

1990        BFA, University of Illinois at Chicago

1987-88   School of the Art Institute of Chicago

AWARDS (selected)

2004    Honorable Mention, 22nd Annual Small Works Exhibition, Cobleskill, NY

2003    Invited to represent USA in virtual exhibit “10Women/10Countries”   

2002    Cash Award, Photo National, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

1998    Award of Merit, Matrix International Exhibition, Sacramento, CA

1995    Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs CAIP Travel Grant to Seoul, Korea

1993    First Prize, “Corpus Mutilatio,” Urban Park, Detroit, MI

1991    First Prize 3D, “Women Artists ‘91”  Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA

1990    Talent tuition waiver, University of Illinois at Chicago

            Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities


2009    “Manmade”  Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers, FL

2008    “Manmade”, StartArt, Reykjavik, Iceland

2007    “Bag World”, WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005    “A Measure of Consumption”, Chun Chun Hee, Seoul, Korea

2004    “War Games”, WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, IL

2003    “Art Herstory”, Roanoke College, Salem, VA

2002    “New Political Figures”,Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago, IL (two person)

2001    “Musee de Nouvelle Renaissance”, Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH

2000    “American Landscapes”, Dupreau Gallery, Chicago, IL

            “Mary Ellen Croteau”, Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA

            “Musee de Nouvelle Renaissance”,Kuhn Gallery, Ohio State University at Marion

1999    “Mercy”, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

1998    “Musee de Nouvelle Renaissance”, Feral Art, Brooklyn, NY

            “Musee de Nouvelle Renaissance”, Civic Square Gallery,  Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

1997    “Musee de Nouvelle Renaissance”, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

1996    “War Memorial”, Spaces Gallery ‘Space Lab’ Cleveland, OH

1995    “Good Girls and Bad”,Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI

1994    “Good Girls and Bad”, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

            “Icons, Idols and ...” Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

            “Latex Fantasies”, No. 10 00 22, Stockholm, Sweden

            “Mary Ellen Croteau”, Urban Park/Detroit Art Center, Detroit, MI

1993    “Slight Alterations”, Liz Long Gallery, Chicago, IL

1992    “Slight Alterations”, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

1990    “Icons, Idols and Blasphemies”, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

1989    “Monoprints”, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL


2009    Puffin Foundation, Teaneck, NJ

            WomanMade Gallery, Chicago   

2008    Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

            Exit Art, New York, NY

            Orleans Street Gallery, St. Charles, IL

            Cornell University Student Center, Ithica, NY

2007    Bridge Art Fair, Miami, FL

            WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Judy Saslow Gallery, Chicago, Il

2006    Koenline Gallery, Oakton Commnity College, Des Plaines, IL

            South Union Arts, Chicago, IL

            Acme Building Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005    Colfax Gallery, South Bend, IN

            Peter Jones Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL                                                 

            ARC Gallery, Chicago,IL                

            Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI

2004    Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

            Gallery Chicago, Chicago, IL

            Gallery 415, Chicago, IL

            Schoharie County Arts Council, Cobleskill, NY (honorable mention)

            Orleans Street Gallery, St. Charles, IL

            Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL

            Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL

2003    Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

2002    10 Women-10 Countries2, (int’l invitational)

            Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA (cash award winner)

            Studio Art West Art Center, House Springs, MO

            Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

2001    San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA

            Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Judith Racht Gallery on Lake, Chicago, IL

            Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

2000    Gretel’s File, Josephstrass 79, Zurich, Switzerland

            Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL

            Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT

            Lakeview Museum, Peoria, IL

1999    National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

            Illinois State Gallery, Chicago, IL

            3 Arts Club Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Limner Gallery, New York, NY

            Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

1998    Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA

            Galeria Mesa, Mesa, AZ

            Northern Illinois Art Museum, Chicago, IL

1997    College Art Assoc. New York Area MFA Exhibition, Hunter College, NYC

            Civic Square Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

1996    Texas Womens University, Denton, TX

            ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

1995    Nylistasafnid/The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

            Art Gallery Woong, Seoul, KOREA

            Bernhard Arts and Humanities Center, Bridgeport, CT

            Red Doors/The Bearded Lady, San Francisco, CA

1994     Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

            SACI Gallery, Florence, ITALY

            Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

            NEXUS Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

            ABC No Rio, New York, NY

            Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (award of merit)

1993    Sala de Exposiciones, Camara de Comercio de Cali, Cali, Colombia

            “1920,”  Exit Art, New York, NY

            Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Edge Gallery, Denver, CO

1992    Centro Colombo Americano, Medellin, Colombia

            R. H. Love Contemporary, Chicago, IL

            “37 Raume,”Staatliche Kunsthalle Berlin, Berlin, Germany

1991    San Francisco State University, Union Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

            Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA (first prize - 3D)

            Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY   

            “SisterSerpents ‘91,”  Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL                                                                                             

1990    ABC No Rio, New York, NY

            Peace Museum, Chicago, IL


2008    women’s action network   (Sculpture/Mary Ellen Croteau)

                                                      (Painting/Mary Ellen Croteau)  

2007    womanmade  bag world

2006    saatchi gallery

2005    art on armitage  war games

2004    womanmade wargames

2003    noosa gallery   10 women, 10 countries

2002    womanmade “Women Artists you should know”

2000 - present    womanmade


2009    News-Press, Ft. Myers/Southwest Florida, January 9, 2009

2008    The Daily Northwestern, Evanston, IL, October 3, 2008 (interview/feature article)

            Morganbladid, Reykjavik Iceland, April 13, 2008

2005    The Daily Californian, Berkeley CA, October 28

2002    Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster, PA, August 9

2001    Rockford Register Star,  April 15

2000    The State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, November 16

            American Artist, February

            Peoria Times-Observer, January 12

1999    New City, Chicago, IL, May 8

            The Reader, Chicago, IL, June 18

1998    Denton Record-Chronicle, Denton, TX  September 10

            The Brooklyn Papers, Brooklyn, NY  April 17

            Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL  March 22 & September 27

1997    Reader, Chicago, IL  November 14

            Chicago Quarterly Review, v2 n2, Summer

1996    Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH  March 26

            Reader, Chicago, IL   January 19

            ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX TV (news interviews)  January 22 & 23

1995    DV,  Reykjavik, Iceland   December 4

            F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL  Feb (interview/feature)

            WCFC-TV Chicago  (televised interview)

1994    Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids, MI   June 22

            Village Voice Art In Brief (Levin), New York, NY  March 29

1993    New York Times Art In Review (Holland Cotter),  April 16

            Westword, Denver, CO  February 17-23

            Dialogue/Arts in the Midwest,  Jan/Feb

1992    “American Art Forum” with Richard Love (televised interview)

            AIGA Journal of Graphic Design, v.10 no.2

            Reader, Chicago, IL  October 2 & December 25

1991    Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, CA   November 17

            New Art Examiner, April

1990    Village Voice (Arlene Raven), New York, NY  June 19

            In These Times,  April 4-10 


2007    Women and Body Hair: The Last Taboo, Dr. Karin Lesnik-Oberstein:    

            Manchester University Press/St. Martin’s Press  (cover illustration)

2006    Religion and the Arts, vol 10-2, Brill Publishers, Boston (illustration)

            “MERCY,” catalog of work from 1999 Mercy exhibition (collection of Northern Illinois University)

2004    NewCity, v.19 no. 856, October 28 (cover image)

            WomanMade News, Winter  (article/illustration)

2003    Women Artists Date Book 2003, Syracuse Cultural Workers

2002    CWCA News, Spring (profile)

2000    Manhattan Arts, March-April  (artist profile)

1999    Ms. Magazine, v.IX no.3, April/May (reproduction)

1998    On The Issues, v.VII no.2, Spring  (cover illustration)

1997    Suffragettes to She-Devils, Liz McQuiston: Phaiden Press, London

1991    Artpaper, September (cover illustration)

GUEST LECTURES  (selected)

2009    Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft Myers, FL

2008    WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007    Oakton Community College, Skokie IL

2006    Intuit Gallery, Chicago, IL Indiana University at Kokomo

2005    Columbia College, Chicago

            WLUW FM - “Live From the Heartland”

2004    Oakton Community College, Skokie IL

2003    Roanoke College, Salem, VA

2002    Women’s Day, Oakton Community College,  DesPlaines,  IL

2001    Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

            Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH

2000    Southern Illinois Art Gallery, Rend Lake, IL (panel)

1999    Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA

            Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

1998    Feral Art, Brooklyn, NY

1997    Feminist Art and Art History Conference, Barnard College,  NYC (panel)

            Harold Washington Public Library, Chicago, IL

            Blackout Books, New York, NY

1996    Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth,  Fort Worth, TX

            Texas Women’s University, Denton, TX

            University of North Texas, Denton, TX

            Blue Rider Theater, Chicago, IL (panel)

1995    Nylistasafnid/The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, ICELAND

            University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse

            Indiana University Northwest, Gary

            Seoul Women’s University, Seoul, KOREA

            Sook Myung Women’s University, Seoul, KOREA

            Sungshin Women’s University, Seoul, KOREA

1994    Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Accademia de Belle Arte, Florence, ITALY

1993    Colorado University, Boulder, CO

            University of Colorado, Denver, CO

1992    School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL   

            Crux Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Women’s Caucus for Art National Conference, (panel)

1991    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (performance)

            National Organization for Women, Illinois State Conference (panel)   

            University of Illinois at Chicago

            University of Chicago (panel)

Curatorial Experience (selected)

2008    Juror & Curator, “Are We There Yet? 40 years of Feminism” ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006    City of Chicago Arts In Transit panel member

2005, 2006    Exhibition Jurist, “Art in the Barn” Barrington, IL

2004    Chicago City Arts grant advisory panel

2003-present    Curator, director, Art On Armitage window gallery, Chicago, IL


2003    Awards Juror, “Art in the Barn,” Barrington, IL

2000    “Here, There, and Everywhere,” Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Program Chair, Women’s Caucus for Art National Conference

1996    “Hall of Shame,” Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

1995    “Attitudes: Good Girls, Bad Women”  Nylistasafnid / Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

            “Contract On America”  Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

1994    “A Family Matter: Confronting Domestic Violence”  Artemisia Gallery

            “Sacred Cows,” Artemisia Gallery

            “Home Improvements: Demolishing Domesticity”  Woman Made Gallery

1993    “Return Trip: Photographs by Ann Noggle”  Artemisia Gallery

            “SisterSerpents at the Edge”  Edge Gallery, Denver, CO

1992    “Surveying the Political Landscape”  Artemisia Gallery

            “Piss on Passivity, Piss on Patriarchy”  At The Gallery, Chicago, IL

1991    “SisterSerpents ‘91: Art Against Dickheads”  Artemisia Gallery


    Dr. Sydney and Bernice Bild, Chicago, IL

    Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Springfield, IL

    Fay Clayton and Lowell Sachnoff, Evanston, IL

    Ellen Craig, Chicago, IL

    James and Janet Fennerty, Chicago, IL

    Big Chick’s / Michelle Feuer, Chicago, IL

    Jan Zita Grover, St. Paul, MN,

    Kim, Jy Hyun, Seoul, Korea

    Dr. Karin Lesnik-Oberstein, Reading, England

    Pat Murphy, Chicago, IL

    Mary C. O’Neal, Ridgecrest, CA

    Peace Museum, Chicago, IL   

    Ruri, Reykjavik, Iceland

    Lynn Sacco, Los Angeles, CA

    Selen-Odenstrand A.B., Stockholm, Sweden

    Nicoletta West, Zurich, Switzerland

    Herb and Nancy Wolf, Glencoe, IL

    WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, IL

    Yoon, Jim Sub, Seoul, Korea