SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

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,                                Mexico

                        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, Colombia

                        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

 

 

GROUP EXIBITIONS

 

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

                        OSU-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

                        www.greenmuseum.com

2001               “Environmental Interactions”, Kutztown University, PA           

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

1999                    “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

1998                    “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

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

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

2003                    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 Caucas 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

1988                    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,

1986                    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            

PUBLICATIONS

 

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

 

 

CATALOGS

 

“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

 

 

PUBLISHED

 

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

 

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS & COLLECTIONS

 

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. Umbrella, Italy

Morgan Freeman Collection

Marshall Fields, Chicago, IL

 

 

AWARDS/GRANTS

 

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

 

EDUCATION

 

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.F.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

 

 

FERN SHAFFER

 

                                                                               


 

FERN SHAFFER – SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

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,
                              Mexico

                        Centro Colombo
Americano, Medellin, Colombia,
South America

1999               Lithuanian
Museum, Vilnius,
Lithuania, Europe

                        “Medicinal Plants”,
Artemisia Gallery, Chicago,
IL

<![if !supportLists]>1998                   
<![endif]>“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,
Colombia

                        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



 

GROUP EXIBITIONS

 

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

                        OSU-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

                        www.greenmuseum.com

2001               “Environmental
Interactions”, Kutztown University,
PA           

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

<![if !supportLists]>1999                   
<![endif]>“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

<![if !supportLists]>1998                   
<![endif]>“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

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

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

<![if !supportLists]>2003                   
<![endif]>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 Caucas 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

<![if !supportLists]>1988                   
<![endif]>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,

<![if !supportLists]>1986                   
<![endif]>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            

PUBLICATIONS

 

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

 



CATALOGS

 

“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

 

 

PUBLISHED

 

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

 

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS & COLLECTIONS

 

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. Umbrella,
Italy

Morgan Freeman Collection

Marshall Fields, Chicago, IL

 



AWARDS/GRANTS

 

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

 

EDUCATION

 

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.F.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