Shaped Canvases

Selected One and Two-Person Exhibitions
2012    Congregation Solel, Highland Park, Illinois
2012    Pig and Weasel Gallery, Skokie, Illinois
2010    Perimeter Gallery, Chicago
2003    Perimeter Gallery, Chicago
2002   Shimer ArtWorks, Waukegan, IL
2000   Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Unitarian Church Evanston
1999   Perimeter Gallery, Chicago
1998   Space 900, Chicago
1996   Perimeter Gallery, Chicago
1994   Fine Arts Gallery., Loyola University, Chicago
1993   Perimeter Gallery, Chicago
1991   AIR Gallery, Gallery II, New York
1990   Olive Tree Gallery, Daley College, Chicago
Perimeter Gallery, Chicago
1989   Univ. of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, WI
1987   At The Tracks organized by Sybil Larney Gallery, Chicago
1986   Perimeter Gallery, Chicago
Kirkland Gallery, Millikin Univ., Decatur, IL
1985   Franklin Square Gallery, Chicago
1982   Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago
1980   Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago
1978   Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago
1976   One Illinois Center, Chicago
1975   Faculty Club, Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL
1974   Montgomery Ward Gallery, U. of Illinois, Chicago


Selected Group Exhibits
2013   Prairie Center for the Arts, Schaumburg, IL
2012   Space 900, Chicago
2008   Space 900, Chicago
2007   Space 900, Chicago
2006   Rockford College Art Gallery Place, Time, Continuum
Space 900, Chicago
2004   Three Artists, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston
2003   Yellow, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago
Last of the Primaries, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
Artists Opposed to War wth Iraq, Chicago Athenaeum, Schaumberg
2002   Chicago Artists, Chicago Athenaeum, Schaumberg, IL
2001   Red, Brickton Gallery, Park Ridge, IL
2000   Blue, Northeastern Il. University Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999   Red, William A. Koehnline Gallery, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL
1999   Anticipating the Millennium, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston
1999   Chicago Art Scene, Belloc Lowndes Gallery, Chicago
1998   New Works/ Four Artists, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.
1998   Red, Space 900, Chicago
1997   Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston
Works on Paper, Space 900, Chicago
1996   Vernissage III, Space 900, Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry, Members' Room, Chicago
1995   Artists' Invitational, ARC Gallery, Chicago
Space 900 Group Exhibit, Chicago
1994   Color Surface, Shidoni Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Vernissage II, Franklin Square Gallery
11 Artists Invade the Prairie, Santa Fe House, Lake Forest, IL
1993   Drawings, Franklin Square Gallery, Chicago
1992   Art at Excaliber, curated by Marty Lazer
Aurora University Invitational
1991   Vernissage, Space 900, Chicago
1990   Osaka Triennial Osaka Cultural Center, Osaka, Japan
Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, KY
Around the Coyote, Ludwig Drum Factory, Chicago
Aggregate, 1800 Clybourn, Chicago
1989   Akrasia Gallery, Chicago
1988   Aggregate, Charles A. Wustum Museum, Racine, WI
Space 900 Group, Daley College, Chicago
1987   Arthur Baer Memorial Competition, Beverly, IL
1986   Aggregate, State of Illinois Gallery, Chicago
Materials as Media, Evanston Art Center., Evanston, IL
Kendall School of Design, Grand Rapids, MI
1985   Space 900, at Fermi Labs, Batavia , IL
1985   Four Artists, Gallery C, Minneapolis
Jewish Women Artists, Paper Press Gallery, Chicago
1984   Balance and Symmetry, Daley College, Chicago
LandEscape, Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago
Four Alumni, Herbert Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Space 900, at Illinois Center, Chicago
New Horizons in Art, Chicago Cultural Center
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago
1983   New Works, van Straaten Gallery, Chicago
System and Structure (three locations)
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
1981   Art in Public Places, Evanston Civic Center, Evanston, IL
Suburban Fine Arts Ctr., Highland Park, IL
1980   '82: Illinois Painters III (traveling exhibit)
1980   Chicago Art Perspective, Navy Pier, Chicago
1978   Eebie Geebies, Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago
1977   4/4, NAME Gallery, Chicago


Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
Burrough's Corporation, New York
Honeywell, Inc., Minneapolis
Loyola University Medical Center
Millikin University, Decatur, IL
Northwestern University, Mathematics Department
Levy & Erens, Chicago
Holleb & Coff Ltd., Chicago
Jewish Geriatric Ctr., Cherry Hill, NJ
Winnetka Schools Gallery, Winnetka, IL
Rosenthal & Schanfield, Chicago
Sandoz Corp., Des Plaines, IL


Book Covers
The Empty Lot, novel by Mary Gray Hughes , Another Chicago Press, 1992, cover photo of a painting
Chicago, the New Tomorrow, Jewish Federation of Chicago, catalogue cover drawing
Chicago Review vol. 32, No.4, Spring 1981, cover photo of a painting
Investments, William F. Sharpe, Prentice Hall, 1978, cover photo of a painting
Calculus, Roger Purcell, Prentice Hall, 1978, cover photo of a painting

Who’s Who in American Women 1997 -present

1983   Purchase Prize, 35th Invitational, Illinois State Museum
1981   Award of Excellence, for "Art in Public Places", Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
Award of Excellence, for "Romance", Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL
Illinois Arts Council, Grant for Illinois Painters III

Professional Experience
1978-Present: Co-founder, Artistic Director and teacher for Art Encounter, a tax-exempt educational organization which brings visual arts understanding to people of all ages. We have developed special techniques to engage viewers in active dialogue about art. Developed and taught classes in understanding contemporary art, modern art in historical perspective, painting and drawing classes for adults and children, critique classes for artists and training programs in analyzing art through interactive discussions for museum docents and art teachers, and recently developed programs for visually impaired people. We have received grants from the Illinois Arts Council, the Evanston Arts Council and private foundations for programs in schools and senior centers. Additional support comes from individual memberships. We won the Evanston Mayor’s Award in the Arts in 1997.

2001 -2003: Board of Directors, Ilinois Chapter, National Museum of Women in the Arts

National Association of Women Artists
Chicago Artists’ Coalition

BFA from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

Other Information
Born in Brooklyn, NY, grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. Lived and worked in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Palo Alto, California, and Paris, France.
Married to Mark Pinsky; three grown children.