M A R Y   E L L E N   C R O T E A U

Abbreviated CV

 Born:              1950, Chicago, IL

Deceased: 2019, 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

    2017            "Umhverfing/Shapeshifting," Hjalteyri, Eyjafjörđur, Iceland

                         "Curators Create," Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago

                         "Waste Not, Want Not," Northeastern Illinois University Gallery, Chicago

   2016             ZIA Gallery, Winnetka IL 

                        "Dystopian Creations," Water Street Studios, Batavia IL (two person)   

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

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

    2015            "Embarrassment of Riches" 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

                        “Chicago’s 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 (Juror’s Choice Award)

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

    2008             “It’s 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

2017               Creative Extreme, TOPP publications, frechverlag GmbH, Stuttgart Germany (pp 64-67)

2016                Plastic World: Art and Environment - Mary Ellen Croteau Blurb Press (catalog) 

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 It’s 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 Artist’s 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. Martin’s 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            Women’s Art and Art History Conference, Barnard College, NYC

    1996            Modern Art Museum, Ft. Worth, TX

    1995            Nylistasafnid - The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

                        Seoul Women’s 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