CORINNE D. PETERSON - Visual Artist
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CORINNE D. PETERSON RESUME

Education

  • MSW 1980, Jane Addams School of Social Work, University of Illinois Chicago
  • BRE 1958, North Park College, Chicago
  • Classes in clay, Lillstreet Art Center, 1986
  • Numerous classes and workshops since then, including muralmaking at Oxbow, MI, bronzecasting at Anderson Ranch, CO, encaustic at Laurel Delaney studio, Chicago, drawing at Harold Washington College, Chicago, Lillstreet Art Center. currently studying drawing with Janis Pozzi-Johnson in her Evanston studio.
     

 Solo Exhibitions

  • Corinne D. Peterson: The Interior, The Cliff Dwellers, Chicago 2013 curated by Christine Rojek
  • Corinne D. Peterson: Sentient Stones, Gallery 180: Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago
  • Between, Noyes Cultural Art Center, Evanston, IL 2008-09 curated by Chie Curley and Barbara Goldsmith
  • Here I Stand!, Veeck Gallery, Chicago 2007 curated by Janis Pozzi-Johnson
  • Journey to Now, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago 2005
  • Deep on the Surface, Gallery 1021, Chicago 2002
  • Hope, Fear and the Opening, Isis Gallery, Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana 1998
  • Works Following a Trip to Taiwan, Lill Street Gallery, Chicago 1998
  • Spirals, Twisters, Whirlpools, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago 1996
  • True Stories and Other Tricks, Dittmar Memorial Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 1995
  • Against,Through, Behind the Wall, C.G. Jung Institute, Evanston, IL 1994

Group Exhibitions  

  • Cairn and Cloud VII: collective expression of trauma and hope, at Citlalin Gallery in Pilsen, Chicago, work from nearly 600 participants in 55 Shaping Clay, Shaping Life workshops, November-December, 2016
  • Cairn and Cloud VI: collective expression of trauma and hope, at Oak Park Art League, over 500 participants in 48 Shaping Clay, Shaping Life workshops, October-November, 2016
  • Cairn and Cloud VIb: collective expression of trauma and hope, at Mississauga, Ontario, over 75 participants in six Shaping Clay, Shaping Life workshops in Ontario, October-November, 2016
  • Cairn and Cloud V: collective expression of trauma and hope, at National Veterans Art Museum, over 375 participants in Shaping Clay, Shaping Life workshops, May-June, 2016
  • Cairn and Cloud IV: collective expression of trauma and hope, at Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, growing collaboration with Cairn Project co-director, Marsha Baker, and over 250 participants in Shaping Clay, Shaping Life workshops, November-January 2015-2016
  • Cairn and Cloud III: collective expression of trauma and hope, at Wicker Park Lutheran Church, Chicago, growing collaboration with Cairn Project co-director, Marsha Baker, and over 150 participants in Shaping Clay, Shaping Life workshops, November 2015 
  • CSI Themes in Contemporary, at Foster Gallery at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, October 2015 (anticipated)
  • Cairn and Cloud II: collective expression of trauma and hope, at Art on Armitage, a window gallery, Chicago, growing collaboration with Cairn Project co-director, Marsha Baker, and over 150 participants in Shaping Clay, Shaping Life workshops, Aurgust, 2015 
  • Seductive Material, group show, Zhou B Art Center - includes Cairn and Cloud:collective expression of trauma and hope
  • 2014 Chicago Sculpture International Biennial: Invoking the Absence, Elks Memorial Hall, Chicago 2014
  • Six Artists, Utopic Gallery, 2014
  • 35 Years of Public Art, Chicago Cultural Center, 2014
  • Equilibrium: Art for a Changing World, sponsored by Women's Caucus for Art, Woman Made Gallery, 2014
  • Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare in 2014, Beverly Art Center, 2014
  • Of the Land, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, 2013
  • From the Earth, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, 2013
  • Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare "As They Like It", Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 2013
  • Bridgeport Art Center: CSI Bienniel, Bridgeporst Art Center, Chicago, 2013
  • Six to the Third, Chicago Sculpture International, Cliff Dwellers, Chicago
  • Sculpture: Where It's At, Bloomingdale Park District Museum, Bloomingdale, IL, curated by Mimi Peterson,
  • Entangled Routes: Corinne D. Peterson, Stephen Klassen, Tim Klassen, Swedish American Museum, Chicago 2013
  • Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare "As They Like It", invitational, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI 2013
  • Invitational: Twenty Jurors, Woman Made Gallery, 2012 
  • Form in Flora III, Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago 2012
  • Alterpolitan: An Indoor Sculpture Show, Inland Steel Lobby, Chicago, 2012
  • Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare "As They Like It", invitational, Beverly Arts Center 2012
  • Lillstreet and ArtReach Artists, Open Wall at Alderman Pewar's Office, Chicago 2011
  • Form in Flora II, Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago 2011
  • Six to the Third, Framing Mode Gallery, Chicago 2011
  • A Testimony to Being, Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago 2011
  • 6x6x6: Chicago Sculpture International, Art Chicago, Chicago 2011
  • 40/40: Exhibition celebrating the 40th Anniversary, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (catalog), 2011
  • DMA Biennial Sculpture Exhibition, Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA 2010-11
  • Chicago Sculpture International, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL 2010-11
  • Form in Flora, Garfield Park Conservatory 2010
  • Antonovych, Niespodziewana, Peterson, Ukrainian Museum of Modern Art (catalog), Chicago, IL 2010; press release here
  • Searching for Sanctuary, Veeck Gallery at Catholic Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL 2010
  • Art + Ag, The Nohr Gallery, UW-Platteville, WI 2010
  • Women in Grains, Woolen Mills Gallery, Reedsburg, WI 2010; video here
  • River Walk Sculpture, Mid-South Sculpture Alliance, Chattanooga, TN, year-long outdoors 2009-10
  • Krasl Biennial Sculpture Invitational 2008 (catalog), City of St. Joseph Riverfront Park, St. Joseph, MI 2008-09
  • National Small Sculpture Invitational, Desert Art Collection & Sculpture Garden, Palm Desert, CA 2008
  • Feminist Ecology, Koehnline Museum of Art (catalog), Oakton College, Des Plaines, IL,2008
  • Women’s Caucus for Art Midwest Regional Exhibition, ARC Gallery, Chicago 2008
  • Chicago Sculpture International 2008 Biennale, Flatfile Gallery (catalog), Chicago 2008
  • Eggshells and Waxwings, Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago 2008
  • Amalgamation: an invitational, Funke Fired Art, Cincinnati, Ohio 2007
  • Contemporary Women Artists XIV:an international juried exhibition, Mad Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO 2007
  • Sculpture Invasion: Chicago Sculpture International, Koehnline Museum of Art (catalog), Des Plaines, IL 2007
  • Ragdale 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago 2006-7
  • People of the Mud, Chicago Tourism Center, Chicago 2005-6
  • Metamorphosis, Peter Jones Gallery, Chicago 2005
  • Group Show, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago 2004
  • Group Show, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago 2003
  • State of Clay, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL 2003
  • SOFA (Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art), Perimeter Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago 2002
  • Group Show, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago 2002
  • Wood Street Gallery Sculpture Garden, Chicago 2002
  • Kite Show, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago 2000
  • Sculptures in Clay, Gallery Northwest, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN 1998
  • The Sculptural Narrative, invitational, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL 1998
  • International Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago 1998
  • Carving the Forces of Change, Women’s Caucus for Art Nat'l 25th Anniv. Exhibit, Artemesia Gallery, Chgo 1997
  • 19th Biennial Regional, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN 1997
  • Generations, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago 1996
  • Ceramics Invitational, Riverside Arts Center, Riverside, IL 1996
  • The Four Elements, Gallery E.G.G., Chicago 1996
  • Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 99th Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, NYC 1995
  • SOFA (Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art), Sheraton Hotel, Chicago 1994
  • The Art in Mythology, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago 1994
  • Seeing With the Inner Eye, Chicago Women's Caucus for Art, NNWAC (catalog), Chicago 1993
  • Central American Realities, A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago 1993, curated by Corinne D. Peterson
  • Chicago International New Art Forms Exposition (catalog), Navy Pier, Chicago 1993
  • Clay on the Wall, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Washington 1993
  • A Woman's Journey, Chicago Cultural Center and North Lakeside Cultural Center, Chicago 1992
  • Contours VI, Central Sierra Arts Council (catalog), Sonora, CA 1992
  • LaGrange National XVII, Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange, Georgia, 1992
  • Creating Ourselves, Eastern New Mexico University (catalog), Portales, NM 1992


Sculpture Installations

  • Makers' Marks, Evergreen Academy, 2012
  • Deep Earth Markers (group of three pillars), Oakton College courtyard, part of Oakton Sculpture Collection, Des Plaines, IL 2010
  • Intersections (group of three pillars), Prime Elements (group of three pillars),and Places to Rest (group of seven stoneware seats), 6th floor terrace, Kirkland and Ellis, Chicago 2009
  • Marker Series (group of seven pillars), Meditation Garden, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL 2009


Mural Installations

  • Growing Places, Going Places, Evergreen Academy, collaboration with Evergreen students and teachers, as well as artist assistants.  Partners: Chicago Public Art Group and Openlands
  • Lillstreet Mandala, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago 2010; collaboration with Sonata Kazimieraitiene, Julia Sowles-Barlow, and students
  • Layers of History, Layers of Meaning, clay/glass mosaic mural, Latin Middle School, Chicago, 2008; with Ginny Sykes
  • Prairie Roots and Learning Paths, clay mural, Colin Powell School, Matteson, IL, 2007; with Sonata Kazimieraitis
  • Page On a Journey, carved tile mural, Coonley School, Chicago 2006; partially supported by IAC
  • The Nature of the Place, clay mural, Portage Park: Senior Satellite Center, assisted by Sonata Kazimieraitiene; city commission,
  • Imagining the Possibilities, clay mural, Fosco Park, Chicago 2005; assisted by Sonata Kazimieraitiene; CPAG project and Erikson Institute commission
  • Underwater View, clay mural, Margate Park, Chicago 2004; assisted by Sonata Kazimieraitiene; a CPAG project
  • Grow! Celebrate!, clay/mirror mosaic, Lutheran General Hospital Family Day Care, Des Plaines, IL 2004; assisted by Sonata Kazimieraitiene; a Shanti Foundation project,
  • Roots of Life, clay mural and Symbols of World Unity, clay sculpture, Old Orchard Junior High School lobby, Skokie, IL 2004; assisted by Amber Keene and Sonata Kazimieraitiene; Illinois Arts Council (IAC) project
  • Variations on a Journey, clay mural, Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School, Chicago, 2003; IAC project
  • El Nido (The Nest) and El Camino (The Path), two clay murals, Los Vecinos lobby, SRO, Chicago, 2003; with artist Karen Patinkin; Archi-Treasures Project
  • Boogie Woogie Gone Wild, clay and mosaic mural, DuPage Children's Museum, Naperville, IL 2003; with artist Ginny Sykes
  • Hopes and Dreams, clay and mosaic mural, CTA Rapid Transit link, Roosevelt Road and State Street, 2002; with artist Juan Chavez; a CPAG project, commissioned by Project Millenium and Chicago Department of Transportation
  • Over the Rainbow, mosaic and clay mural, Stockton School, Chicago, 1999-2001; with artist Ginny Sykes; IAC, Beacon Street Gallery, CPAG and others as partners
  • River of Life, clay mural, Anderson's Bookshop, Naperville, IL, 1999; Century Walk commission
  • Rainforest, clay mural, Agassiz School, Chicago, 1998; with Bobbe Schlessinger; Lillstreet Outreach project
  • To Our Brothers and Sisters who Died too Soon, clay mural, Beth-Anne Life Center, Chicago, 1997; Bethel New Life, CPAG and Gallery 37 project partners
  • Courtyard Puzzle Wall, clay mural, York Community High School, Elmhurst, IL, 1997; IAC project
  • From Many Paths We Come, clay tile inserts in mosaic, Sunnyside and Magnolia Streets, Chicago, 1997; CPAG project led by artists Ginny Sykes and Mirtes Zwierzynski


Awards, Grants, Residencies

  • Tegelgården Clay Studio, near Kåseberga in Skåne, and other sites in Sweden and Norway, summer, 2012
  • Illinois Art Council, Special Assistance Grants, 2012, 2009 and 2008
  • Ragdale Foundation residencies 2008, 2006, 2005, 2003
  • National Taiwan Normal University residency, Taipei, Taiwan, 1998
  • Chicago Tile Institute of the International Masonry Institute, 2004 Skyline Award: grand prize for tile design, Hopes and Dreams 
  • Chicao Bar Association: Young Lawyer's Section Creative Arts Committee, Public Art Award, Hopes and Dreams, 2003
  • Chicago Arts Assistance Program Grants, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Chicago, 1992, 1994, 2003
  • Illinois Arts Council, selected artist, Arts Roster, 1996-2004, enabling many school residencies
  • Anderson Ranch Art Center, Paul & Carol Chanin Sculpture Scholarship for bronze-casting class 1993
  • Central Sierra Arts Council, Sonora, CA Honorable Mention: Contours VI--Expressions for Divided and Desperate, 1992
  • Second Place Award, Ceramics, John M. Kohler Arts Center, 22nd Annual Arts Festival, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 1992
  • Second Place Award, Ceramics, Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival, Evanston, IL, 1990


Collections

  • Amoco Corporation
  • Burrell Communications Group, Chicago
  • Deloitte, Chicago
  • Kirkland and Ellis, Chicago
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge
  • Koehline Museum of Art, Oakton Sculpture Collection, Des Plaines
  • Unipro Marketing Services, Chicago
  • David C. Ruttenberg, Chicago
  • Many private collections in United States, Canada, Taiwan and France


Professional Activities 

  • Presenter: Shaping Clay, Shaping Life workshops to
  • Workshop Developer and Leader: Clay in Nature, Nature in Clay, Kaseberga, Sweden (anticipated); Shaping Clay, Shaping Life,  Lillstreet Art Center, Alternatives, Chicago; Northwest Wisconsin Home Healthcare Agency, Eau Claire, WI; and Northeast Mental Health Center, Atchison, KS
  • Curator and Juror: Membership Show 2008, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago; Dreams, Myths, Stories in Clay: emerging sculptors of Lillstreet, ARC Gallery, Chicago, 1999, 2003; Central American Realities, bi-lingual exhibit, ARC Gallery, Chicago, 1993.
  • Instructor: ceramic handbuilding classes ongoing at Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, since 1995; Norris Center Craft Studio, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1994-1995.
  • Instructor: residencies in Chicago schools--Greenview Academy, Latin Middle School, Stockton Elementary, Coonley Elementary, Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School, Hawthorne Scholastic Academy; and nearby Illinois schools--Matteson School District #159;  Naperville Central High School; Old Orchard Junior High, Skokie; Oak Ridge School, Palos Hills; Chippewa School, Bensonville; and York Community High School, Elmhurst.
  • Presentor: Columbia College, Art Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago, Lane Tech High School, Gallery 37, Evanston Art Center, Gallery Northwest in Indiana University, public art workshop at University of Cincinnati,  Associated Colleges of the Midwest Urban Studies Program, Chicago Public Art Group,  Chinese Ceramics Association Taiwan
  • Panelist: Clay and Contemporary Art, Polly Ulrich, moderater, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago; New Dimensions: Five Views, SOFA, Chicago 1998; and other exhibit related panels


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