EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

  • Professor Emeritus and former Chair – Painting Program, School of Art and Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
  • Director, DIALOGUE CHICAGO, 2003-present
  • Visiting Professor, Artist, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • MFA – The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
  • BS -- Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs NY

 

SELECTED SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

  • "Deconstructing the American Landscape" (with Joel Ross), Rockford Art Museum, Rockford IL, (catalogue essay by Lisa Wainwright, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Dean of Faculty) 2016 - 2017
  • "BLOW OUT II" (with Garry Noland),  University of Northern Iowa Museum, Cedar Falls Iowa, (catalogue essay by Lynne Warren, MCA Curator) 2015
  • “BLOW-OUT”, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL 2012-2013
  • “The Walking Drawings”, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL 2012
  • “Sarah Krepp”, Gallery 175, Chicago, IL, 2011 
  • “Sarah Krepp”, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago Il, 2012, 2009, 2005, 2002, 1998, 1994, 1990, 1988, 1985, 1982, 1980
  • “Sarah Krepp,” Indiana University Northwest, Gary IN, 2009
  • Gallery K, Washington DC, 2003
  • Betty Moody Gallery, Houston TX, 1999
  • Hellenic American Institute, Athens, Greece, 1999
  • Locus Gallery, St. Louis MO, 1997
  • I Space Gallery, Chicago IL, 1996
  • Krannert Art Museum, Champaign IL 1994
  • Marvin Seline Gallery, Houston TX, 1991
  • Lucy Berman Gallery, Palo Alto CA, 1989
  • NAB Gallery, Chicago IL, 1988
  • B. Z. Wagman Gallery, St. Louis MO, 1986
  • ARC Gallery, Chicago IL, 1985
  • Roy Boyd Gallery, Santa Monica CA, 1983

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • "Dubuque Art Museum Biennial", Dubuque Art Museum, Dubuque, IO 2017
  • "Translation - Collage and Assemblage", Illinois State Museum, Chicago IL (traveling - 3 yrs) 2015
  • "WHERE THE POWER GOES", visual collaboration with the Seldoms Dance Company, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, 2014, 2015
  • “Sarah Krepp and Firat Erdim”, Olympia Center, Chicago IL 2013
  • “Wall Relief”, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago IL, 2013
  •  “Some DIALOGUE”, Illinois State Museum, Chicago IL, 2013
  •  “Ways of Making: Painting,” Visual Arts Gallery, Governors State University, University Park IL,  2012
  •  “Art Chicago”, International Art Exposition, Chicago IL (annually 1983-2011) 
  •  “ Gallery Artists”, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago IL (annually since 1979)
  • “Viewing Program,” Drawing Center, NYC, 2009
  • “Prints & Drawings: Works on Paper,” Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City IN, 2009
  •  “Dialogue 4: Mentoring Vision,” Metcap Bank, Chicago IL, 2008-2009
  • “Art Works Chicago: A Progressive Corporate Exhibition of Chicago Artists,” Metcap Bank, Chicago IL 2007
  • “Icy/I See” (2-person show), Los Manos Gallery, Chicago IL, 2005
  • “being, beyond” (4-person show), mn Gallery, Chicago IL, 2004
  • “Underfoot,” Dan Galleria, Sao Paolo, Brazil, 2001-2003 (traveling)
  • “Sheela-na-Gig: Tracing the Walled Women” (3-person exhibition), I-Space Gallery, Chicago IL, 2000
  • “Strands,” University of Northumbria, Wolverhampton University, and Norwich School of Art and Design, England, 1999
  • “Sarah Krepp, New American Paintings: Juried Exhibition-in-Print Number 23, The Open Studios Press, Wellesley MA, 1999
  • “Contemporary Abstraction Chicago,” Klein Art Works, Chicago IL, 1998-99
  • “A Thought Intercepted,” California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa CA, 1997
  • “Abstract: Chicago,” Klein Art works, Chicago IL, 1993
  • “Few and Far Between,” Rockford Art Museum, Rockford IL, 1992
  • “Grand Slam,” Renaissance Society, Chicago IL, 1991
  • “Paper Works,” Marvin Seline Gallery, Houston TX
  • “Aggregate: Nine Artists,” Wurstum Museum, Racine WI, 1988
  • “Works by Women,” Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon IL, 1988
  • “Fetish Art: Obsessive Expressions,” Rockford Art Museum, Rockford IL, 1986
  • “3 Visiting Artists,” Krannert Art Museum, Champaign IL, 1985
  • “Abstract Painting in Chicago,” Lakeview Museum, Peoria IL, 1984
  • “Chicago Abstract Painting,” Chaney Cowles Memorial Museum, Spokane WA, 1983
  • “New Art,” Pam Adler Gallery, New York NY, 1982

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • "Arts Overlook: Sarah Krepp", City of Cedar Falls Cable Television Division, (2015) 
  • Melody Parker, "Visual Perception: Two visual artist transform mundane, even ugly materials into stimulating art:" WCF Courier (October 6th, 2015)
  • Paul Klein,  “Three Strong Shows: Sarah Krepp,” Art Letter (November 15, 2012)
  • Jason Faumberg, “Sarah Krepp” exhibition at Roy Boyd Gallery, listed in the “Top Five Gallery Shows” of the year in Chicago, New City (December 31, 2009)
  • Alan Artner, “Sarah Krepp,” Chicago Tribune (March 13, 2009)
  • Alan Artner, “Alan Artner Recommends Pick of the Week,” Chicago Tribune (April 10, 2009)
  • Paul Klein, “Art Letter,”  HYPERLINK "http://www.artletter.com" www.artletter.com (March 6, 2009)
  • Claudine Ise, “Review: Sarah Krepp/Roy Boyd Gallery,” New City Art (March 9, 2009)
  • Kevin Nance, “Just Like the Good Old Days,” Showcase (photo), Chicago Sun-Times (May 1, 2007)
  • Fred Camper, “Traces of Trauma: Sarah Krepp,” Galleries and Museums: Now Showing, Chicago Reader, (June 24, 2005).
  • Anthony Elms, “Sarah Krepp,” Time Out Chicago (June 23, 2005).
  • Alan Artner, “Sarah Krepp at Roy Boyd Gallery,” On the Town (section 7), Chicago Tribune (June 10, 2005).
  • Paul Klein, “Sarah Krepp,” ArtLetter (June 4, 2005).
  • Victor Cassidy, “Art Chicago 2005,” artnet.com Magazine Reviews (April 2005).
  • Ellen Pritsker, “Artist Sees White—and Red,” Evanston Review, B4 (October 31, 2002).
  • Alan Artner, “Sarah Krepp’s Strength is Her Sense of Light,” Friday (section 7), Chicago Tribune (March 1, 2001, p. 34).
  • “White Noise—Sea Music, a Painting by Sarah Krepp,” photograph, Harper’s Magazine, March 2001, p. 34.
  • Margaret Hawkins, “Challenging Popular Perception,” Chicago Sun-Times: Arts (September 22, 2000).
  • Barbara Stafford, Visual Analogy: Consciousness as the Art of Connecting, pp. 83-84, photograph (MIT Press 1999).
  • Stella Sevastopoulou, “Four Artists, One Long Journey,” Athens (Greece) News (January 19, 1999).
  •  Linda James, “Art in context: Interview with Barbara Kendrick and Sarah Krepp,” in Decadent Public Art:Contentious Term and Contested Practice, David Harding, ed., with Parel Buchler, pp. 84-93 (Foulis Press, Scotland, 1997)
  • “Jeff Daniel on Art: Three from Illinois,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Sunday, December 14, 1997).
  • Lisa Wainwright, “Be Our Guest, Be Our Guest, Put Our Magic to the Test,” New Art Examiner (May 1994).

 

SELECTED PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Chicago:

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Inland Steel, Harris Bank, Continental Bank, First Midwest Bank, Hahn, Holland, Grossman, Kemper National Insurance Companies, Belgravia Group, Ltd. , Latham & Watkins, Crocker Bank Polsinelli, Shalton, Welte, Suelithaus, Beigel and Sandler, First National Bank, Greenfield Partners, Focus Development, Levy Corporation, Northern Trust Bank, ArthurAndersen & Co

Elsewhere:

Galleria Der Brucke, Buenos Aires, Argentina, McDonald’s Corp., Oak Brook IL, First Midwest Bank, Itasca IL, General Electric Corporation, Bridgeport CT, McDonald’s Corp., New York NY, TIAA-CREF, St. Louis MO, Glen Ellen Vineyards & Winery, Sonoma CA, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford IL, Prudential Life, Newark NJ, Leagre, Chandler & Millard, Indianapolis IN, Thompson Group, Washington DC Sherman Plaza Corp, Evanston IL, Marvin Seline Gallery, Houston TX, Lawson Products, Des Plaines IL, Eaton Corp, Cleveland OH, University ofNorthern Iowa Museum, Milliken University Museum, Rockford Art Museum, Cedar Falls IA, Decatur IL

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

  • 2016 Curator, "DIALOGUE CHICAGO: 12", Evanston Art Center, Evanston IL
  • 2016 Curator, "DIALOGUE CHICAGO: Full Force", Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago IL
  • 2016 Juror, Rockford Art Museum Biennial, Rockford IL
  • 2016 Juror, "A Touch of the Blues", ARC Gallery & Educational Foundation, Chicago IL
  • 2015 Curator, "Taking Chances: NO-YES?", Noyes Cultural Art Center, Evanston, IL
  • 2014 Curator, "Inner Sight/Insight: Driven to Dare", Governor's State University, University Park, IL
  • 2014 Curator, "TAKING CHANCES: Animal Vegetable or Mineral", Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston.
  • 2013 Curator, “Dialogue Chicago: Taking Chances,”44 artists, Noyes Cul. Arts Center,Evanston, IL
  • 2012 Curator, “Some Dialogue”, Illinois State Museum at Chicago, Thompson Center, Chicago, IL
  • 2011- present, Curator, Gallery 175, Chicago IL
  • 2010 Curator, “Noyesier—30 Artists- DIALOGUE CHICAGO,” Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston IL
  • 2008 & 2007 Director, “New Insight” National Exhibition, Art Chicago 2007, Art Chicago 2008, International Expo, Chicago IL
  • 2007-08 Curator, “More Noyes- DIALOGUE CHICAGO,” Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston
  • 2006 Juror, Beverly Art Center Biennial, Chicago IL
  • 2005 Curator, “Above the Noyes – 25 Artists –DIALOGUE CHICAGO,” Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston
  • Juror, “The Big Picture Show: Size Does Matter,” Betty Rymer Gallery, SAIC, Chicago IL
  • Curator, “Today in 8 Parts,”UIUC Graduate Painters I-Space Gallery, Chicago IL
  • Juror, “Undergraduate Exhibition,” Divisioin of Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University, Evanston IL
  • 1997 Curator, “Cross Currents,” Glasgow School of Art/UIUC Graduates Exchange Exhibition, I-Space Gallery, Chicago IL; Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1996 Curator, “Lewis de Soto,” I-Space Gallery, Chicago IL
  • 1995 Co-Curator, “IN.SIGHT—Art in Context, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign IL