ALLISON SVOBODA

 

4864 N Hermitage
Chicago, IL 60640
773-218-3895
svoboda.a@sbcglobal.net

2016
Your Body is a Battle Ground, Weinburg Newton Gallery, Chicago
Vortices public art installation, Nashville International Airport, Terminal C
Ebb and Flow, Chicago Art Source, 2 person show with Bassmi Ibrahim, April, May, June
Highland Park Art Center, May
Ruminate, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, opening June 3rd
Chicago Tree Project, September
Prairie State University, opening November
Mingara Gallery, Phillip Island, Australia, December

2015
Hemera Foundation Fellow, Japan
Today and Tomorrow Series
, New Albany Biennial, Carnegie Art Center, Louisville
Transcendence, Emery Arts Center, University of Maine
Permeated Surfaces, Beverly Art Center, 3-person show, Chicago
Mandala, Expo 2015, Artmeet, Milan, Italy

2014
Mandalas, Project Room, Chicago
Permeated Surfaces, Evanston Art Center, 3-person show, Evanston, Illinois
Surge, Grand Rapids Public Museum, Art Prize, Michigan
Mandalas solo show, Artmeet, Milan, Italy
Permeated Surfaces, Saugatuck Art Center, 3 person show, Saugatuck, Michigan

2013
Out of Darkness, Comes Light, Project Room, Chicago
Vortices, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Art Prize, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Land of the Rising Sun, South Haven Art Center, Michigan
Pulp, Carnegie Art Museum, solo show, Cincinnati, Ohio

2012
Art Stop, Des Moines Art Museum, Iowa
Form and Flora, Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago
Art Comes Alive, solo show winner, Cincinnati, Ohio
Centering, solo show, Womanmade Gallery, Chicago

2011
Ways of Making: Works on Paper, Governors State University, Illinois
with Michelle Grabner, Zach Mory, Matt Woodward
Mandala, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Art Prize, Top 25
Kite Mandalas, Prudential Plaza Lobby, Chicago
Big Paper, Gallery 220, Chicago

Residencies
Vermont Studio Center, fellowship 2015
33 Officina, Toffia, Italy, September 2014
Brush Creek, Wyoming, 2013
Ragdale, Lake Forest, Illinois, 2012
Works on Paper Residency, studio space, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, 2010-11

Corporate Collections
Hilton, Barbados
Intercontinental, Guatemala City
Westin, Pittsburg
Hilton, Dubai
Ritz Carlton, Abu Dhabi
Sonesta, Hilton Head

Publications, reviews and links

Permeated Surfaces, Evanston Art Center. Click here to see the pdf
Hemera Foundation, Tending Spaces Fellowship,
Form in Flora III at Lincoln Park Conservatory
Governors State University — Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park. Click here to see the pdf newsletter
"Centering" Dorothy Thiel Gallery, South Suburban College, Holland, Illinois 4
"Organic Matter" Coalition Gallery, Museum Examiner, Chicago
"Organic Matter", Praeterita
Joseph Becherer's ArtPrize 2013 Top 10: Focus on poetry of works
"ArtPrize exhibition center review: Feeling at home at the Grand Rapids Art Museum”

Workshop/Teaching Experience:

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, paper sculpture workshop
Japanese Cultural Center, Chicago, sumi-e instructor
Lill Street Art Center/Lill Street Loft, instructor, 2000-present
Brushcreek Endowment for the Arts, Wyoming, watercolor workshop
Lurie Garden, Millennium Park, Chicago, sumi-e workshop
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Children’s Mandala workshop
Old Town School, Chicago, instructor, 1997-present
Chicago Children’s Museum
College of DuPage, 1998-99