2017             University Club, Chicago, IL

                     116 GALLERY, St. Charles, IL

2016             “Mutino Mother Earth,” Museum of Modern Art, Bogota Columbia

                     “Residue,” University of Maine, Farmington, Maine

                      Installation of “The Fall”, Chicago, IL

2014             “Art on Armitage,”  Chicago, IL

2012              Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago, IL

2004             Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

2000            “Cycle of Rituals,” Galeria De Arte Fotografico, San Miguel de Allende, MX, Centro Colombo Americano, Medellin, Colombia, South America                            

1999              Lithuanian Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania, Europe

                       “Medicinal Plants,” Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

1998              Pilgrimages Toward The Sacred,” Olin Gallery,Roenoke College, Salem,VA

1997              International Art Festival of Medellin 1997, Public Sculpture, Medellin, Colombia                                      

1996               “Peregrinajes hacia lo sagrado”, Museum of Modern Art, Pereira, Colombia

                        “Peregrinajes hacia lo sagrado”, Banco de la Republica, Bogota, Col   ombia

                        Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson State College, VT

1995               “Peregrinajes hacia lo sagrado”, Centro Colombo Americano, Medellin, Colombia

1991               “Urban Series”, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

                         One Illinois Center, Chicago, Il Curator, Dennis Adrian

                        “Greenhouse Effect,”  Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL     

1988                Common Boundary Conference, Washington, D.C.

1986               “ Photo Plus”, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL                                      

1985               “Beyond The Cave”, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

1983               “Morphogenetic Fields”, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

1981               “Ontology at 36”, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL



2021        “Performance Ecologies” curated by Patricia Watts/ecoartspace, Currents                                826 , Santa Fe, New Mexico         

2020              Deerfield Village Hall

2017             “Reclaiming Earth,” SF Public Library, San Francisco, CA

                       Woman Made Gallery,  Chicago, IL

                       Illinois Women Artists Project, Bradley University, IL

2015             “Obsession,” Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL

2014             “What We’re Lost: Recalling the Passenger Pigeon,” The Cornell Lab of

                       Ornithology, Ithaca, New York.

                      “Moving Targets,” (Passenger Pigeons), Brushwood Center, Riverwoods, IL

                      “Moving Targets,” School of Natural Resource & Environment at University

                       of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

                      “Artemisia After 40,” Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago

2012             2ND International Photography Festival, Israel

2011             Museum of Modern Art, Medellin, Colombia

2010             Museum of Modern Art , Medellin, Colombia

2007             HUB Robeson Galleries, Pennsylvania State U., PA

                      HOSU-Newark Art Gallery, The Ohio State U., Newark, OH

2007             The Fine Arts Center Gallery, U. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

2006             Gallery 908, Reading, PA

2005             Portland Art Museum

                     “Sacred Wild,” Apexart, New York, NY

                      Sharadin Art Gallery, Kutztown U., Kutztown, PA

2004             “A Moment in Time,” Evanston Art Center, IL

2002             Museo Gilardi, Lucca, Italy


2001           “Environmental Interactions,” Kutztown University, PA            

                      “Sculpture in Chicago Now”, Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, IL

                      “Cows on Parade”,  Public Art, Chicago, Illinois

                      “Amazon Rising” Public Art, Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois

                      “Spiritual Passports”, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL

                      “Spiritual Passports”, Lockport, IL

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

                      “Spiritual Passports”, Southern Illinois Art Gallery

                      “Spiritual Passports”, Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

                       “Myths and Legends”, Anchorage Museum of History & Art, Anchorage,                                       Alaska

                       “Then & Now”,  NIU Art Museum Gallery in Chicago, IL

1997              “Festival Internacional de Arte”, Medellin, Colombia, SA

1996              “Art in Chicago, 1945-95”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

                       “Inside out-Outside in”, Kunstlerhaus Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany

1995               “Garbage,” Thread Waxing Space, New York

1994               “Garbage,” R.A.W., Real Art Ways Gallery, Hartford, CT

                       Transitions Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

1993               “20th Anniversary Show,” Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

                       “Latina/Americana,” Fertile Ground, BucamangaColumbia

                       “Latina/Americana,” Fertile Ground, Cali, Columbia

1992               “Grit and Polish Art and Space,”, State of Illinis Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

                       “Latina/Americana,” fertile Ground, Bogota, Columbia

                       “Fate of the Earth Exhibition,” Ceres Gallery, New York

                       “Latina/Americana,” Fertile Ground, Medellin, Colombo

1990               Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR

                        “For the Birds,” Charles A. Wustum Museum, Racine, WI

                        “Self Portrait,” Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

1989               “Tropical Rain Forest Show,” Sundered Ground, New York

                        Artemisia Invitational, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

                        Wichita Art Assoc., Wichita, KS

                        Ruben Saunders Gallery, Wichita, KS

1988               15th Anniversary Show, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

                        Detroit Focus, Detroit, MI

1987               SoHo 20, New York, NY

                        “Myth and Magic,”,Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

                        “Artemisia/A Show To Go,”  Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL           

                        “Artemisia/A Show To Go,” Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL

                        “Artemisia/A Show To Go,”,Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

1986               “Artemisia/A Show To Go”, Traveling Exhibition, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL                                            

1985               Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY

1984               10th Anniversary Show, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

                        “Artists Call,” ,Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

1982               34th Illinois Invitational, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL

1980               Chicago Abstract Artists’ Invitational, Bensonville, IL

                        Works on Paper, Springfield, IL

1978               Benjamin Gallery, Chicago, IL

                        Northwestern University Faculty Club, Evanston, IL

1977               Benjamin Gallery, Chicago, IL

                        Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

1976               Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL


2022              Horasis Global Meeting, Think tank located in Switzerland Panel discussion

2020              Embodiment Unlimited Global Conference Panel discussion

2017               Midwest Women Artists Symposium, Panel Discussion, Bradley, University

2012              Guest Lecture and Exhibit invited by the Embassy of the United States of   

                      America, Tel Aviv and The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Office. Cultural       

                      Scientific Affairs, Israel

2004              Guest Lecturer, Colombia College, Chicago, IL

                       Judge for the “X Salon Regional De Artistas 2003”, Aona 3  Antioquia,                      Colombia, South America, Lectures at University of Antioquia and the

            National University EAFIT of Medellin, Colombia, SA 

2001               Panelist at the College Art Assoc. “Nature Nurtured and Nurturing: Art to Restore and Enliven Nature.”

2000               Keynote Speaker, Museum of Modern Art, Medellin, Colombia, S.A.

                        Guest Lecturer, Galeria Centro Colombo Americano, Colombia, S.A.

1999               Guest Lecturer, Art Institute of Chicago

                        Guest Lecturer Jewish Museum of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania, Europe

1998                          Guest Lecturer, Ethical Humanist Society of Greater Chicago,”Pilgrimages to the Sacred: Art, Ritual &The Environment” Guest Lecturer, Olin Gallery, Roanoke College, Salem, VA

                       Guest Lecturer, Colombia College, Chicago, IL

1997                           “Festival Internacional de Arte”, Lecture, Medellin, Colombia, SA

                                    Teaching Basic Workshop “Art and The Environment”, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL           

                        Panelist, “Alternative Spaces and Criticism”, Museum of Contemporary Art,               Chicago, IL

                        Lecture, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

1996               Panelist, “Affirming Feminist Identity Through Art and Religion”, Museum of                          Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL                       

                        Guest Lecturer, Colombia College, Chicago, IL

                        Guest Lecturer, Museo De Arte De Pereira, Pereira, Columbia

                        Guest Lecturer, University Autonoma, Medellin, Columbia

                        Guest Lecturer, University De Antioquia, Medellin, Columbia

1995               Guest Lecturer, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

                        Panelist, Community Arts Assistance Program, City of Chicago

                        Guest Lecturer, Virginia Tech.,Blacksburg, Va

                        Juror, Senior Citizens Art Network, Chicago,IL

                        Guest Lecturer, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

1994               Guest Lecturer, School of the Art Institute, Chicago

                        Panelist, Community Arts Assistance Program, City of Chicago

1993               Panelist, Community Arts Assistance Program, City of Chicago

                       Panelist, Awards Jury Panel, Illinois Academy of Fine Arts        

Moderator: Women’s Work/Women’s Words sponsored by The Chicago Artist’s Coalition at Artemisia Gallery

1992               Guest Lecturer, Kalamzoo Institute of Arts, Michigan

                       Guest Lecturer, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

                       Library Project Advisory Panel, % For Art, City of Chicago, Dept. of Cultural                          Affairs

                        Chairwoman, Community Arts Assistance Program, Dept. of Cultural Affairs, City of Chicago

1991-92          Chairwoman, Chicago Conference, Chicago, Feb. 1992, Women Caucus for Art

                        National Board of Directors, Women Caucus for Art

                        Guest Lecturer, City of Chicago and The Department of Cultural Affairs,

                        Gallery 37

1982-92          President, Artemisia Gallery

1991               Panelist, Women’s Caucus for Art, National Conference,Washington, DC.                             “Artists:  Activists/Ecologists”

                        Guest Lecturer, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

                        Guest Lecturer, Harper College, Palatine, IL

1990               Guest Lecturer, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

Panelist, Assistance Program, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Chicago, Chicago, IL

                        Moderator, Panel Discussion, “What is the Artists’ Responsibility to Society                           Today?”, with Vito Acconci, Carol Becker and Suzi Gablik, Artemisia

                        Gallery, Chicago, IL

                        Panelist, North Central Education, Steinmetz High School, Chicago, IL

1989-91          Program Director, The Humanitas Institute, Chicago, IL

1989               Guest Lecturer, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg,Va

Keynote Speaker, New Directions Conference, Wichita Art Assoc., Wichita, KS

1987-88          Curator for Morton College, Cicero, IL

  1. Panel Discussion “Women in The Arts”, University of Wisconsin,

                        Whitewater Campus

1987               Panel Discussion “Women in The Arts”, Midwest Sociologists for Women in                          Society.

                        Panel Discussion “Is There Life After Art School”, School of the Art Institute

                        of Chicago,

  1. Keynote Speaker, Northern Illinois University, “Women Artist,

                        Contemporary Trends”, DeKalb, IL.

                        Guest Lecturer, School of the Art Institute,Chicago, IL

1985-87          A.R.T. Art Resources in Teaching, Teacher

1984               Guest Lecturer, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

1983                           Panel Discussion “Focus on Feminism, Feminist Art: What Does It Say, Why Is It Different”, 8th Annual Illinois N.O.W. Conference

1982-83          Editorial Advisory Board, New Art Examiner

1981-82          Advertising Director New Art Examiner

1981-93          Member Artemisia Gallery

1980-81          Board of Directors, Art Encounter, a not-for-profit alternative art education    


Juan Alberto Gaviria,”Desde el Silencio”, El Mundo, Maginario,Aug.1997 p.5,6.

Suzi Gablik, Orion, ” Arts and the Earth”, Autumn,1995, p.44

Baile Oakes, Sculpture with the Environment, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1995 p.90-93.

Suzi Gablik, Michigan Quarterly Review, Spring 1993, Vol. XXXII,No. 2, P. 231-.

Suzi Gablik, “The Artist As Enchanter”, Common Boundary, Vol. 10,

Issue 2 March/April 1992, p.21

Garrett Holg, Art News, Jan. 1992, Vol.91, No 1, p.135

Suzi Gablik, “The Ecological Imperative”, An Interview with Fern Shaffer and Othello Anderson, Art Papers, Nov. 1991. 

Michelle Grabner, Review, New Art Examiner, Sep. 1991, Vol. 19, No. 1, p. 38

Mike Isaacs, “Exploring the Unorthodox in Art, in Life”, Skokie Review, Aug. 1, 1991, “Diversions”, p. D3

Thomas McEvilley, “The Selfhood of the Other”, Africa Explores:  20th Century African Art, Susan Vogel, The Center for African Art, New York, 1991, p. 273

David McCracken, Review, Chicago Tribune, May 24, 1991, Sec. 7,p. 56, “Friday”

Suzi Gablik, The Re-enchantment of Art, Thames & Hudson, 1991

Peter J.W. Elstrom, Crain’s Chicago Business, Nov. 5-11, 1990, Vol. 13, No. 45, p. 1

Gloria Orenstein, The Reflowering of the Goddess, Pergamon Press, Athena Series, 1990

Irene Diamond and Gloria Orenstein, Reweaving the World, Sierra Club, 1990

Suzi Gablik, The World & I, Dec. 1988, Vol. 3, No. 12, p. 240

Suzi Gablik, Psychological Perspectives, Fall-Winter 1988, Vol. 19, No. 2, p. 283-93

High Performance, Fall, No. 43, 1988, p. 20

David McCracken, Chicago Tribune, Oct. 6, 1988, Sec. 5, p. 17, “Tempo”

Margaret Hawkins, Review, Chicago Sun Times, “Weekend Plus”,Oct. 31, 1986

Garrett Holg, Review New Art Examiner, December 1986

Chicago, David Jackson, May 1984, Vol. 33, No. 5

Patricia O’Brien, Review, New Art Examiner, Summer 1983, p. 7

Buzz Spector, Review, New Art Examiner, Vol. 9, No. 2, Nov. 1981, p. 16


“Art In Chicago 1945-1995” Museum of Contemporary Art, Lynn Warren 1996         

“Pilgrimages Towards the Sacred” Banco de la Republica, Jose Roca, 1996

“Pilgrimages Towards the Sacred” Centro Colombo Americano, Juan Alberto Gaviria, 1995

Artemisia Catalog, 1983, 1988, 1993


Chicago Medicine, Healing Through the Arts, Phillip S. Epstein, M.D. ,Howard Kaplan, PhD., Fern Shaffer, M.A., Vol 94, No 22, p.16-20, Nov. 21, 1991

Proceedings from the Fifth International Conference on the Study of Shamanism and Alternative Modes of Healing, 1988,

“The Arts… If Wishes Were Horses…” Chicago, Vol. 34, No. 1, Jan. 1985, p. 52

“The Chicago and Vicinity Show Imagism/Chicago” New Art Examiner, Vol. 11, No. 8, May 1981, p. 8-11

Alice Thorson, “Young Chicagoans Prefer Engagement to Avant-Gardism”, New Art Examiner, Vol. 9, No. 8, May 1982, p. 1


Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

Midway Airport, Painting for Pedestrian Walkway, Chicago, IL

John G. Shedd Aquarium, Painting for Amazon Rising Exhibition, Chicago ,IL

Chicago Flower and Garden Show, Vases for Exhibition

Chicago Cows on Parade, “ Fern Cow ”

Museum of Contemporary Art, Medellin, Columbia, South America

Morgan Freeman Collection

Marshall Fields, Chicago, IL


2003               Honor Roll of Feminist Artists presented by Veteran Feminist of America

2000               Andrea Frank Foundation

1999               Nancy H. Gray Foundation for Art in the Environment

                        “Cows On Parade”, Public Art, Sponsored by Advocate Heath Care,

                        Chicago, IL

                        “Amazon Rising” Public Art, Mural, Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, IL

1998               Copenhaver Grant Artists-in-residence, Roanoke College, VA

1994               Community Arts Assistance Grant Special

1992               International Friends of Transformative Art Grant

1990               Katherine J. Horwich Scholarship Fund

1990               Weisman Memorial Scholarship

1990               Fellowship, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

1987               Community Arts Assistance Grant

1986               Illinois Arts Council Grant


1991               M.A., Interdisciplinary Arts, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

1983-89          Graduate Study: University of Illinois, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

1981               B..A., University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

1970               Northeastern University of Illinois

1964-65          University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

1962-64          University of Illinois, Navy Pier, IL

1961-62          I.I.T. School of Design, Chicago, IL