Résumé of Nicholas Sistler


1980B.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago


2021REVERENCE, Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago, IL
SWITCHBACK, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL
2019JUMBO, The Dime, Chicago, IL
2017S T U T T E R , Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL
2014SWEATSHOP, Images Gallery, Chicago, IL
2013INCOGNITO, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL
2012TROUBLE, Firecat Projects, Chicago, IL
2011VENOMOUS VINTAGE, Center On Halsted, Chicago, IL
2010-11SPACES WITHIN, a two-person show, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
2010HOTEL SUITE, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL - catalogue
2007IN A LONELY PLACE, I-Space, Chicago, IL – catalogue
CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL
SHADOW OF A DOUBT, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL - brochure
2006DEEP FOCUS, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, Art League Gallery, South Bend, IN
INVERSE PROPORTIONS, a two-person show, College of Lake County, Robert T. Wright Gallery, Grayslake, IL - brochure
2004HOT AND BOTHERED, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003FRAGILE VESSELS, Illinois Wesleyan University, Wakeley Gallery, Bloomington, IL
2001[ACTUAL SIZE], Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
ABraCaDabra, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000REFINED REFLECTIONS, University Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1999THE CONFOUNDED EYE, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL
1998MONUMENTAL MICROCOSMS, Cliff Dwellers Club, Chicago, IL
NOCTURNES, Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1997UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, University of Michigan, The Warren M. Robbins Center for Graduate Studies, Ann Arbor, MI
100 PAINTINGS, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL – catalogue
1995DISTILLATIONS, Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL
CONCENTRATED VIEWS, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
Tiffany & Company Jewelers, Chicago, IL
1994PRIVATE PARTY, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
1993SHOWN ACTUAL SIZE, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL


2021ONWARD AND UPWARD, Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago, IL
2020ROTATIONS, Glow Gallery, Chicago, IL
2019ANCHOR GRAPHICS: 25 YEARS OF PRINTMAKING, The Hokin Gallery - Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
IT’S A SMALL SHOW AFTER ALL, Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago, IL
2018STILLNESS, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
DREAMING IN COLOR, New Gouache Paintings, Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago, IL
2017BRICKS AND METAPHOR: Architecture as Poetic Space, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
2015RETURN OF THE EXQUISITE CORPSE, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL
COLOR FORMS, Seattle Pacific Art Center, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA
2014COLLABORATIONS II, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL
2013PAST/PRESENT, The Kinsey Institute Gallery, Morrison Hall, Indiana University / Bloomington, IN
2012FACE FORWARD, The Art Of The Self-Portrait, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL - catalogue
ART ON PAPER: Prints, Drawings and Photographs from the Block Museum, Block Museum of Art, Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL
MULTIPLE ENCOUNTERS SECOND EDITION, Lalit Kala Akademi Galleries, National Academy of Art, New Delhi - catalogue
2011-12WRITE NOW: ARTISTS & LETTERFORMS, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Rooms, Chicago, IL
2011ART CHICAGO, Merchandise Mart, represented by Anchor Graphics, Chicago, IL
COVER STORIES, The Art Of The Book Jacket, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL - catalogue, travels to Fisher Gallery, Otterbein University, Westerville, OH
2010ART CHICAGO, Merchandise Mart, represented by Anchor Graphics, Chicago, IL
IFPDA PRINT FAIR, The Park Avenue Armory, represented by Villani Editions, New York City, NY
DISTURBING REALITY, Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2008-09ACROSS THE DIVIDE: RE-CONSIDERING THE OTHER, Illinois State Museum, Springfield,
IL; travels to Illinois State Museum, Chicago Gallery, Chicago, IL - catalogue
2008GIFTS TO THE COLLECTION, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
20062006 BIENNIAL, CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN REALISM, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort
Wayne, IN – catalogue
2005THE ART OF THE BOOKPLATE, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, Illinois - catalogue
STATE OF THE ART 2005, National Biennial Watercolor Invitational, Parkland College, Parkland
Art Gallery, Champaign, IL– catalogue; travels to Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL
CURRENTS: 25 Years of Collecting Modern and Contemporary Prints, Block Museum of Art, Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL
2004-06THINK SMALL!, Illinois State Museum Chicago, Chicago, IL – catalogue; travels to Illinois State Museums in Lockport, Springfield, and Rend Lake
2003-05NEW AMERICAN TALENT 18, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX – catalogue; travels to Satark Galleries, Texas A&M, Commerce; Landmark Arts Gallery, Texas Tech University; Arlington Museum of Art, TX
2003EXQUISITE SNAKE, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
PLAYLAND, Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA
2002NATURAL HISTORY, Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000ANNUAL WORKS ON PAPER, Park Avenue Armory, represented by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
SELF-PORTRAITS 2000, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL


Art Institute of Chicago
National Gallery of Art
Illinois State Museum
Rockford Art Museum
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University
DePaul University Art Museum
Elmhurst Art Museum
Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction
Benedictine University
Otterbein University
College of Lake County
Boston Consulting Group
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago


2007Djerassi Resident Artists Program Honorary Fellowship, Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, California
2006Illinois Arts Council, Special Assistance Grant
City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs, CAAP Grant
2004Illinois Arts Council, Special Assistance Grant
Residency, Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL
2003Illinois Arts Council, Artist’s Fellowship Finalist Award
2002Residency, Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL
2001Illinois Arts Council, Artist’s Fellowship Award
Residency, Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL
1997Illinois Arts Council, Special Assistance Grant
1994Illinois Arts Council, Special Assistance Grant
Residency, Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL
1985Illinois Arts Council, Chairman’s Grant
1982Illinois Arts Council, Project Completion Grant


2013Visual Art Source (blog), "Editorial: Features", Robin Dluzen, October
New City, "Review: Nicholas Sistler/Printworks Gallery", Chris Miller, October 1
2012Chicago Reader, "'Trouble': Nicholas Sistler channels Kinsey porn", by Deanna Isaacs, April 23
2010Catalogue Essays, "The Fetish" by Andrew Stevens, & "Bodies Of Evidence" by Lynda Wellhausen, HOTEL SUITE, Printworks Gallery
Chicago Magazine, "XXX FACTOR", by Jeff Huebner, November
2009New American Paintings Midwest Edition, 2009
http://neotericart.com/, Weblog, Interview with Nicholas Sistler, Norbert Marszalek, January 26
2008Ninth Letter Interview, Weblog, "Where We're At Podcast - No.20", University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2007Chicago Tribune, “Drama comes from dazzling color”, Alan Artner, March 16
2005Art On Paper, “Nicholas Sistler: Hot and Bothered”, Diane Thodos, January-February
2004Chicago Tribune, “Size has no bearing on the power of art”, Fred Camper, January 31
Chicago Tribune, “Sistler’s tiny interiors reveal rich paradoxes”, Alan Artner, September 17
2003Boston Herald, “Explore dark side of ‘Playland’”, Joanne Silver, July 11
2001Chicago Tribune, “An artist who strives to communicate”, Alan Artner, September 21
Feature Artist Profile, Ben Around Town, PBS affiliate WYCC Channel 20 Chicago, Broadcast March 2&4, May 11&13
1999Art On Paper, “Nicholas Sistler: The Confounded Eye”, Kristen Brooke Schleifer, November-December
Chicago Tribune, “Playing visual games – in miniature”, Alan Artner, July 1
Chicago Reader, “Size Does Matter”, Fred Camper, June 18
Chicago New City, TIP OF THE WEEK, “Elevating notebook doodles to precious art”, Ann Wiens, June 10
1997Catalogue Essay, 100 PAINTINGS, College of DuPage, Robert Bruegmann
1995Chicago Reader, “Small Wonders”, Fred Camper, June 30
1993Chicago New City, review, Liz Stevens, May 20
Exhibition Essay, SHOWN ACTUAL SIZE, Chicago Cultural Center, Gregory Knight
1981New Art Examiner, “6/6, 1980”, Jeff Hallgren, January


Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago, IL