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Lorri Gunn

A leader among the Chicago Imagists and feminist art in Chicago, Lori Gunn’s paintings are imbued with color and energy, with ambiguous figures moving in a whimsical manner among shifting hues.

Biography and Resume

1964 B.A. Valparaiso University, Indiana
Major Exhibitions
2006 Wirsum-Gunn Family Show: Home Is Where the Art Is (4 Person Show), Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago
2004 Retrospective, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL
2002 Featured Artist: Past and Present Work, Hane Mele Gallery, Iron Mountain, MI
1990 One-person Show, Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago
1988 One-person Show, Artemesia Gallery, Chicago
1985 One-person Show, Artemesia Gallery, Chicago
1978-1980 Traveling Three-person Exhibition, Illinois and Canada, sponsored by the Worldwide Cultural Awareness Council
1978 Recent Drawings (2 Woman Show), Artemesia Gallery, Chicago
1975 L Evated Art (3 Woman Show), Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
Selected Group Shows
2013 Wild, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011 Works on Paper, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL
2010 The Art of the Book Jacket, Printworks Gallery, Chicago
2006 Scapes, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago
Relationships, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago
2005 Painting the Town Red, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago
The Art of the Bookplate, Printworks Gallery, Chicago
Ed Paschke Tribute Exhibition, Gallery 400, Chicago
cephalic symbols, Judy Saslow Gallery, Chicago
2004 That 70’s Show, Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster, IN
Out of the Blues, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago
Evanston Art Center 75th Anniversary Show, Evanston, IL
1999-2005 Sextablos: Traveling Exhibition in Various US Cities
2003 Momma Comma Boy, (4 Person Show) ARC Gallery, Chicago
2002 Art Expo, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago
2001 Art Expo, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago
Reflections, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago
Significant Signifiers, Ukrainian Museum, Chicago
2000 Self-Portraits, Printworks Gallery, Chicago
Black and White, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago
1999 Cows on Parade (City of Chicago)
Sextablos, HPAC, Chicago
Exquisite Corpse, Printworks Gallery, Chicago
1995 Hyde Park Art Center 50-Year Anniversary, Hyde Park Art Center
1993 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago
1989 Couplings II, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL
1988 15th Anniversary Exhibition, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago
Three Person Show, Chicago School of Psychology
1986 Artemisia/a Show to Go, Traveling show sponsored by The Illinois Arts Council
1982 Selections from the Dennis Adrian Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
1968-1981 Various group exhibitions in Chicago and Sacramento, CA
Selected Collections
Dennis Adrian Collection, ChicagoLarry and Evelyn Aronson Collection, Glencoe, IL

Charles Baum Collection, Chicago

John Cain Collection, Munster, IN

Tom Corbett and Avena Ward Collection, Chicago

Elmhurst College

Jerry and Carol Ginsberg Collection, Wilmette, IL

Kathleen Holt and Steve Lurie

Ruth Horwich Collection, Chicago

Jeanne Kane Collection, Chicago

Stephen and Roberta Miers Collection, River Forest, IL

Oakton Community College

Gwendolyn E. Osborn Collection, Trout Creek, MI

Michael and Joan Pine Collection, Chicago

Howard Shapiro Collection, Chicago

Howard and Roberta Siegel Collection, Chicago

Michael and Dana Treister Collection, Chicago