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MFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Painting
BA Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan, American Literature
Studied: Western Michigan University, Painting
University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
Adjunct Associate Professor
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1985 - present
2019 Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, Indiana, Olivia Petrides and Sarah Krepp: "Line/Force/Burn/Rubber"
2018 Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, Wisconsin, (Two Person)
2016 Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace at Elmhurst College, Illinois, Polar Nights: a Solo exhibition of Large-Scale Drawings
2013 Gallery Pink, Oak Park, Illinois, Astral Projections
Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, Indiana, Documentation of Nature: Olivia Petrides & Peggy Macnamara
2012 Quincy Art Center, Quincy, Illinois, Mid-career Retrospective: Of Acorns and Auroras, catalog
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, Illinois, Three Person: Olivia Petrides, Dennis Mitchell & Lisa Sambor
2011 Purdue North Central University, Westville, Indiana, Illuminations & Explorations
Gallery 175, Chicago, Illinois, Recent Drawings
2008 Ryerson Woods Gallery, Deerfield, Illinois, Icebound
2007 Crown Gallery, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, Rhonda Gates & Olivia Petrides
2006 Peterson Institute, Jamestown, New York
2005 Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, I See/Icy: Sarah Krepp and Olivia Petrides
2004 Hellenic Museum, Chicago, Illinois, In the Realm of Arktos
Carlsten Gallery, University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Three Midwest Painters: Dan Addington, Laurie Hogin, Olivia Petrides
2000 Missouri Botanic Garden, St. Louis, Missouri
Bernheim Arboretum Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky (Two Person)
1998 Nordic Museum, Seattle, Washington, Ice/Volcano: Cycles and Confrontation
Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, Cycles and Confrontations: Drawings from the North Atlantic
1997 Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, Under the Arctic Circle: Drawings from the Faroe Islands
Morton College, Cicero, Illinois, Sketchbooks and Large Drawings
1996 Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois, Botanical Watercolors
1995 Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, Flux: Drawings from Iceland
1994 American Cultural Center, Reykjavik, Iceland, Pendulum Series
Hafnarborg Institute of Art, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, Olivia Petrides
1992 Madison Museum, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Olivia Petrides
1983 Van Straaten Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, New Artists
Artemisia Gallery, Chicago Illinois, New Work
1979 Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Oshtemo, Michigan
1974 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois, Front and Center
2016 Bridgeport Art Center Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, Dialogue: Full Force
2014 Columbia College A + D Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, On Big Drawings, catalog
Illinois State Museum, Lockport, Illinois, Everything in Pace: Sketches & Journals
Noyes Cultural Center, Evanston, Illinois, Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?
Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, Illinios, Artemisia Anniversary Exhibit
Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, Indiana, Drawing to Conclusion
2013 Noyes Cultural Center, Evanston, Illinois, Taking Chances
2012 Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery, some DIALOGUE
National Park Service web exhibit, Through Your Eyes: visitnationalparkarts.org
2011 Noyes Cultural Center, Evanston, Illinois, No/Yes: The Art of Contradiction
Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, Environ
2010 Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Oxbow Centennial Exhibition
The Studios of Key West, Key West, Florida,Chicago Artists: Works on Paper
Noyes Cultural Center, Evanston, Illinois, New Noyes
Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, The Environment Show: The Evidence Against Us
2009 Illinois State Museums, Springfield and Lockport, Illinois,The Leaf & The Page
Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Alonzo Davis Endowment Exhibit: A Cause for Art
Drawing Center NYC, Viewing Program (2009-present)
Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois, Trace/Memory
2008 Illinois State Museum, Chicago, Illinois, The Leaf & The Page (traveling exhibit)
Illinois State Museums, Springfield and Chicago, Illinois New Acquisitions
Crown Gallery, Loyola University, Secret Lives
Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, Drift
2007 Noyes Cultural Center, Evanston, Illinois, More Noyes
Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, Botanica
2006 Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois, Ragdale 30th Anniversary Exhibit
Chicago Music Garage, Opt In: Revisioning America
Woodlands Academy, Lake Forest, Illinios, On Site/Insight
Noyes Cultural Center, Evanston, Illinios, Above the Noyes
2005 Christopher Gallery, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, Illiniois, Contemporary Realism
Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, The Subject is Birds
2002 Green Lantern Studio, Mineral Point, Wisconsin, Invitational Exhibition
2000 Vesuvius Gallery, Glenn, Michigan, Souvenirs
1999 Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, Illinois, Les Salon d'Academe
1998 National Gallery of the Faroe Islands, Torshavn, Faroe Islands, Crossings
U-Turn E-Zine, www.uturn.org, All Chicago Show
Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, Illinios, On Your Mark
Cliff Dwellers, Chicago, Illinios, Ragdale Artists
Vesuvius Gallery, Glenn, Michigan, Water
August House Studio, Chicago, Illinios, Garden of Earthly Delights
1997 Meridian International Center, Washington, DC, Fulbright Artists Exhibit
Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, Illinios, Nature
Vesuvius Gallery, Glenn, Michigan, In the Garden of Earthly Delights
Hafnarborg Institute of Art, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, Weg adfong
August House Studio, Chicago, Illinios, Five Artists: Works on Paper
Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinios, An Evening in the Garden
1996 Vesuvius Gallery, Glenn, Michigan, Migrations (Three Person Show)
1995 Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, Illinios, Scorpio Moon Rising: A Visual Feast
1994 Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, Illinios, Something in Common
1993 Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, Exquisite Drawing: Lines of Correspondence
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 10,000 Plus
North Lakeside Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinios, Salon Show
Aurora University, Aurora, Illinios, 1993 Area Invitational
1990 Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, Illinios, Fundamentally Compromised
1987 Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinios, Nine on Nature
Hinsdale Art Center, Hinsdale, Illinios, Nature
1986 Walton Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinios, Hellenic Artists
Norris Gallery, Norris Cultural Center, St. Charles, Illinios, Spring Invitational
1985 Hallwalls Gallery, Buffalo, New york, Artemisia at Hallwalls
1984 Van Straaten Gallery, Chicago, Illinios, Gallery Artist
WORK IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois
Purdue North Central University, Westville, Indiana
Public Commission: Openlands Project, Lakeshore Preserve, Fort Sheridan, Illinois
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois
Illinois State Museum, Chicago & Springfield, Illinois
Hafnarborg Institute of Art, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
United States National Park Service, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company, Boston, Massachusetts
Hunt Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Peterson Institute, Jamestown, New York
2017 Kevin and Nick Wilder Travel Grant
2014 Special Projects Grant, Illinois Arts Council
2011 Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, Chicago Department of Visual Arts, Illinois Arts Council
2007 Illinois Arts Council, Governor’s International Arts Exchange Award
2003 Margaret Klimek Phillips Fellowship
2001 American-Scandinavian Foundation Award to Greenland
1998 Faculty Grant to Faroe Islands, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1995 Museum of Natural History, Torshavn, Faroe Islands, Visiting Scholar
1994 American-Scandinavian Foundation Award to Iceland
1993 Fulbright Research Award to Iceland
1985-2014 (20 residencies) Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois
2007 Gil-society, Akureyi, Iceland
2005 Catwalk Residency, Catskill, New York
2002 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, Virginia
2002 Roger Brown Studio Residency, New Buffalo, Michigan
2001 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, Residency Fellowship
1998 Museum of Natural History, Torshavn, Faroe Islands, Residency
1996 Museum of Natural History, Torshavn, Faroe Islands, Residency
1993 Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland, Residency Fellowship
1992 Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Artist-in-Residence
2007 Introduction, Guide to the Art Galleries and Museums of Europe, Anthem Press, London, England
1992-'04 Illustrated two natural history field guides in the Peterson Field Guide Series, Houghton Mifflin
Publishing Company, and five field manuals issued by Stackpole Books and Explorer Press.
2016 Silverman, Lanny, Polar Nights: In Search of the Sublime, Elmhurst College exhibit essay.
2014 Shaw, Jennifer, On Big Drawings, Columbia College, catalog essay.
2012 Cassidy Victor, Dennis Mitchell, Olivia Petrides, Lisa Sambor, Ukrainian Museum of Modern Art, catalog essay.
Cassidy, Victor, At the Ukrainian Art Institute of Modern Art, artdaily.com August 10.
Stapleton, Doug and Peggy MacNamara Olivia Petrides: To Stand Astonished, Quincy Art Center, catalog essay.
Marwen Art @ Work: Prisms, https://vimeo.com/48417485.
2011 Ciezadlo, Janine A. Drawings of the Aurora Borealis: New Work by Olivia Petrides.
Musser, Madeline. Sneak Peek: Openlands Lakeshore Preserve, TimeOut Chicago, September 8-14, p. 42.
Brotman, Barbara. Lines Between Art & Nature Blur at Fort Sheridan Ravine, Chicago Tribune, Features, September 28.
Ding, Erin Chan. Ravines, Bluffs, & Art Await at "Phenomenally Exciting" Openlands Lakeshore Preserve, Huffington Post, September 9.
Klein, Paul. Art Letter Review, September 8.
Hermann, Ed. Podcast: Leaf and Earthbark Prisms, http://openlands.org/openlands-lakeshore-preserve/493-podcasts
2010 International Drawing Annual 5, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, catalog essay.
2009 Petlicki, Myrna. Tracing Memorable Art, Pioneer Press, January 8, p. 42.
2008 Artner, Alan. 'Leaf' Falls on the Side of Tradition, Chicago Tribune, Septebmer 11, Section 5, p. 3.
2006 Petlicki, Myrna. Art Kings, Queens - & Jacks!, Chicago News-Star, November 22.
Conklin, Anastasia. Delicate Beauty, The Post-Journal, Jamestown, New York, January 13, Section D-1.
2005 Bonesteel, Michael., Seas of Possibilities: The Paintings of Olivia Petrides & Sarah Krepp.
Seligman, Patricia. The Watercolor Artists Sketchbook, Quarto Press, London, England, p. 104-109.
Peterson Journal. Volume 2, No. 6, December issue, p. 1.
2004 WZRD Radio. Interview with Effie Mihopoulos, February 22.
Isaacs, Deanna. The Culture Club, Chicago Reader, November 28, Section 2, p. 1.
Haralambides, Kiki. The Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center Presents Olivia Petrides, February 20.
Catalog, Margaret Klimek Phillips Fellowship Recipients, Limited Edition, Phillips Estate.
2000 In Other News, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 7, Metro Section, p. 1.
1998 Krantz, Claire Wolfe. All Chicago Show, U-Turn E-Zine, September 15.
Hawkins, Margaret. Freeze Frames: Petrides’ Paintings Take Viewers Out to Sea, Chicago Sun-Times, July 24, Weekend Plus/Arts Section, p. 49.
Cassidy, Victor M., Reviews: Chicago Report: Islands in the Mist, Artnet Magazine, January 21.
1997 Savage, Todd. Art People: Olivia Petrides’ Voyages of Discovery, Chicago Reader, October 3, Section 1, p. 46.
1996 Andreae, Christopher. Sublime Landscapes Translated into a Trio of Tongues, The Christian Science Monitor, August 28, p. 16-17
Spencer, LeAnn, Brush With Nature Chicago Tribune, Sunday, April 21.
1994 Jacob, Mary Jane, Dedicated to Paint, "Something in Common" exhibit, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, Illinios, catalog essay.
Olivia Petrides Synir, Althydubladid, Reykjavik, Iceland, August 5.
Asgeirsson, Bragi. Olivia Petrides: Time and Eternity, Morgunbladid, 12 August.
Asgeirsson, Bragi, Time and Eternity: Charcoal and Oil Pastels of Olivia Petrides, Morgunbladid, Reykjavik, Iceland, August 12.
Collision of Beauty and Science: Olivia Petrides Exhibits at Hafnarborg, Eintak, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, August 4.
1990 Lautman, Victoria, Artistic License, WBEZ Radio, March 3.
1984 Glatt, Cara, Art, The Hyde Park Herald, July 11, p. 24.
Bouras, Harry, Art and Artists, WFMT Radio, November 13.
1983 Gedo, Mary Matthews, Chicago Reviews, Arts Magazine, June, p. 47.
Allison, Bethe, Chicago Reviews, New Art Examiner, May.
1977 Harrison/Kingman, 3/3: A Survey on Trends, New Art Examiner, January.
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