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Artist Statement:

My art explores various viewpoints of coexistence and interactions of humans with nature from the perspective of our contemporary world.

Corporate Collections:
  • Wyndemere Luxury Retirement Community, Peoria, IL

  • Rolling Meadows Office Center, Rolling Meadows, IL

  • HVS Global Consulting acquired "Line of Scrimmage " for their Chicago corporate office

  • Two art works aquired for Omni Hotel International New Corporate Office, Dallas, TX

  • Contour Global, New York, NY

  • Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, GA

  • Casas Plastic Surgery and Medi Spa

  • Amelia Island Ritz-Carlton

  • Evergreen Marriott, Stone Mountain, GA

  • Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance, Milwaukee, WI

  • Deloitte, Chicago

  • Ritz-Carlton Club, San Francisco

  • Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL

  • Huron Consulting Group, Inc., Chicago, IL

  • Wellspring Partners, Chicago, IL

  • Imperial Realty Company, Chicago, IL

  • The Westin Chicago, IL

  • Willow Hill Executive Center, Northfield, Illinois

  • Harris Bank, Highland Park, IL

  • Wintrust Financial Corporation, Highland Park, IL

Municipal Collections:
  • Highland Park Library, Highland Park, IL

  • City of Highland Park, Highland Park, IL


Commissions:
  • ALOFT Hotel Lobby, Chicago, IL

  • Ritz-Carton, Atlanta, GA

  • Jade Ocean Condo, Miami, FL

  • Ritz-Carlton Club, San Francisco

  • Westin, Chicago

  • Portrait of the Elm Place school principal


Judge 2007-2012:
  • Port Clinton Art Festival
  • Arlington Heights Art Fair
  • Buffalo Grove Art Fair


Museum Shows:
2008
  • Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 2008 Biennial: Contemporary American Realism, Fort Wayne, IN, Sept. 13 - Nov. 2, 2008

  • Rockford Art Museum
    2008 Rockford Midwestern Exhibition
    July 11-October 5, 2008, Rockford, IL
2007
  • Retrospective on Jens Jensen, Lake Forest Historical Museum, Jan.29th - April 12th, 2007, Lake Forest, Illinois



Solo Exhibits:
2011
2007
2006
  • Solo Show, The Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, Nov., 2006
2005
  • ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL,Solo show "Poetic Magic of landscapes" May, 2005


Group Exhibits:
2009-11
  • Port Clinton Art Festival, Highland Park, IL, August

2010
  • The Art Center, Highland Park, IL, July 2010

2008
2007
  • Inspiring Change, Sierra Club Space 900, 1040 W.Huron, Chicago, April-May, 2007

  • "Finding Center", Group Show, Gallery 180, Illinois Institute of Art Chicago, April - May,2007

  • Artist Project, Art Chicago, Merchandise Mart, April 26-30, 2007

  • Two Person Show, Landscapes, College of Lake County, Wright Gallery of Art, June-August, 2007

  • Heartland Alliance Art Against AIDS fundraiser, Illinois Institute of Art

2006
  • National juried Acquisition Exhibition The Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, October 2006

  • Historical Retrospective on Jens Jensen, Anatomically Correct Gallery, Highland Park, Sept. 2006

  • Cathoic Charities Gala for the Arts, Soldier Field, Chicago, Sept. 2006

  • 4Art Gallery, Chicago, Illinois,�Group show ,ongoing 2005-2006

2005
  • Chicago Art Open, October 2005, Chicago, Illinois

  • Illinois State Gallery,Chicago Illinois,June 2005

  • Featured artist at gallery 60035.Highland Park Illinois

  • Highland Park Public Library ,Highland park Illinois

  • City Gallery� at Borders and Saks 5th ave. Highland Park Illinois

2004
  • "One of a Kind Show," Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL, December, 2004
2002
  • American Academy of Art Group Show, September, 2002

Awards:
  • Finalist - The Artist's Magazine Annual Art Competition, Appearing on The Artist's Magazine's "Artist of the Month" Web page, May 2007

  • Award winner- Highland Park Art Walk 2006, Highland Park, IL Juried by Paul Klien



Publications:

Image of Jensen Bridge was published on the back cover of the October, 2010 issue of Natural Awakenings Chicago North & North Shore

Cover of East on Central Literary Magazine, 2006
Chicago Art Open catalog, 2005
East on Central Literary Magazine, 2005 Edition

Education:
  • University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

  • DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois

  • The American Academy of Art, Chicago, Illinois


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