M A R Y   E L L E N   C R O T E A U


Abbreviated CV

 Born:              1950, Chicago, IL

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

                         1990, BFA, University of Illinois at Chicago  

                         1986-88, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Curator:           2004 - present:  Art On Armitage window gallery, www.artonarmitage.com

Selected Solo Exhibitions

    2016             "Mary Ellen Croteau," Fullerton Art Museum, Fullerton, CA

                         "Endless Columns," Galleria Jänis, Turku, Finland

    2015             "Plastic World," Harold Washington Library, Chicago

    2014             "Plastic World" Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery, Yellow Springs, OH

    2013             Plastic World Dittmar Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

    2011              Plastic World, Harrington Mill Studios, Long Eaton, Nottingham, England    

    2009            Man Made, FGCU Art Gallery, Fort Myers, FL

    2008            "Man Made," 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, Olin Gallery, Roanoke University, Salem, VA

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

    2001            Musee de Nouvelle Renaissance, Whittenberg University, Springfield, OH

    2000           American Landscapes, Dupreau Gallery, Chicago, IL

                        “Musee de Nouvelle Renaissance, Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA

    1999            Mercy, WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, IL(Catalog)

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

    1996            War Memorial, Space Lab, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH

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

    1994            Icons, Idols and Blasphemies, UICA, Grand Rapids, MI

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

    1992            Slight Alterations,  Artemisia Gallery, Chicago IL

Selected Group Exhibitions

    2016            "Resurrection" Aron Packer Projects at Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago

                        "Precious Little," Harrington Mill Studio, Nottingham UK and Art Athina, Athens, Greece

    2015            "Sustainability" Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL

                        OpenART Biennial, Örebro Sweden

                        "Obsession" Prairie State College, Chicago Heights IL (three person)

    2014            "Not Quite Lysistrata" Art Athina Platforms Project, Athens, Greece

    2013            Fragile Relations, Illinois State Museum, Springfield

                        “OpenART, Örebro, Sweden

                        “Portfolio 2013 Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago

    2012            Fragile Relations: Art & Environment Illinois State Museum, Chicago

                        “The Darkness of Light, Keum San Gallery, Seoul, Korea

                        “Chicagos 12 Zhou B Art Center and Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago, IL

    2011             7th International Self-Portrait Show 33 Contemporary, Chicago, IL (Award of Excellence)

                        “Green Show, Noyes Cultural Center, Evanston, IL (First Place)              

                        “Supermarket 2011  Kulturhuset, Stockholm Sweden

    2010             Green and Green Too, Annemarie Garden, Dowell, MD (Jurors Choice Award)

    2009             Human/Nature: Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck, NJ

    2008             Its Not Easy, Exit Art, New York, NY

    2004             Red Alert! War, Peace and Civil Liberties, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

    2001             Illinois Women Artists: The New Millennium Illinois State Museum, Springfield,IL  

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

                        “...And Everything Nice, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

    1997             C.A.A. New York Area MFA Exhibition, Hunter College Gallery, NYC

    1996             Mixing Messages, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, NYC

    1995             Good Girls, Bad Women, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

                         “International Exchange Exhibition Art Gallery Woong, Seoul, Korea (CAIP Travel Grant award)

    1994             The Pilgrimage Show, SACI Gallery, Florence, Italy

                        “No More Nice Girls, ABC No Rio Gallery, New York, NY

    1993            Latina/Americana:Tierra Fertil, Centro Colombo Americano, Medellin, Colombia

                        "1920: The Subtlety of Subversion" Exit Art, New York, NY

    1992            Berlin 37 Raume: Miss-ing, Staatliche Kunsthalle Berlin, Germany

Selected Publications and Reviews

    2015            Ars Legendi: Peristylium B, HS Latin textbook, Plantyn Publishers, Belgium (illustration)

                        OpenART Magazine, Örebro Sweden p 47(interview, reproduction)

                        ITCH #14: Value, on-line journal, Cape Town, So. Africa (www.itch.co.za)

    2014            Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, De Gruyter Press, Berlin. v8 p1146-47, colorplate 15

    2013            Wild Art, Phaidon Press, London. p.250-251

    2012            Chicago Where magazine, October 2012 (cover illustration)

                        UPPERCASE Magazine #15, Oct - Dec 2012, Calgary AB Canada

                        Avianca en Revista, May 2012 (Avianca Airline on-board magazine) Bogotá, Colombia

    2011             Science & Vie Découvertes, December 2011, Mondadori publishers, France

                        New City, Chicago, ILMay 16 (review)

                        Women Artists Datebook 2012, and 2012 Peace Calendar, Syracuse Cultural Workers       

    2010            Redding Record Searchlight, Redding CA (streaming video interview)

    2009           Chicago Tribune, Art Reviews, Oct 16 (interview)

                        News-Press, Ft. Myers/Southwest Florida, Jan 9 (review)

    2008           Morganbladid, Reykjavik, Iceland, April 13 (review)

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

                                    Manchester U. Press (cover illustration)

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

    2005           The Daily Californian, Berkeley, CA, October 28 (review)

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

    2003           Women Artists Date Book 2003, Syracuse Cultural Workers

    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

    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: Phaidon Press, London  

    1996            The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH, March 26 (interview) 

    1995            DV, Reykjavik, ICELAND (review, Olafur Engilbertsson) 

    1994            Village VOICE,  New York, NY, March 29 (Art In Brief, Kim Levin) 

    1993            New York TimesArt in Review,  April 16(review, Holland Cotter)

                        Dialogue, Jan/Feb 1993 (review, Deborah Duez Donato) 

    1992            AIGA Journal of Graphic Design, v.10, no.2 (interview, Victor Margolin) 

    1991             Artpaper, September (cover illustration) 

Selected Guest Lectures

    2015            Centre Bang, Chicoutimi, Quebec Canada

    2014            Links Hall, Chicago

    2012            Illinois State Museum, Chicago

    2011             Waubansee Community College,  Sugar Grove, IL

                        Kipling Elementary, Chicago Public Schools (visiting artist)

    2010            Art Hop, Redding, CA

    2009           Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL

    2008           WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, IL

    2007           Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL

    2006           Intuit Gallery, Chicago, IL

                        Indiana University, Kokomo, IN

    2005           Columbia College, Chicago,IL

                        WLUW Live from the Heartland, Evanston, IL

    2003           Roanoke College, Salem, VA    

    2001            Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

    1997            Womens Art and Art History Conference, Barnard College, NYC

    1996            Modern Art Museum, Ft. Worth, TX

    1995            Nylistasafnid - The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

                        Seoul Womens University, Seoul, Korea

    1994            Accademia de Belle Arte, Florence, Italy

    1993            Colorado University, Boulder, CO

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