Vicky Tesmer
Artist
As a classical artist, I am moved to study nature.  The mystical, the mythical, the organic movement of energy manifests through a landscape, a still life or a human figure. It is a daily journey of inspiration in reverance staging a complex construction and color theory attempting to transcend the physical world.
Vicky Tesmer 2011
                             V I C K Y T E S M E R


PROFESSIONAL SINCE 1989:
Artist/Designer – Tres Jolie Art, Inc., Chicago, Il. 
                  Environmental and decorative arts company specializing in custom murals, interiors, and architectural    
                  spaces:                www.gallery1837.blogspot.com 


EXHIBITIONS:__________________________________________________________________________________________
2017           Egypt: Luxor and Cairo Exhibitions - Autumn 2017  Venues to be determined
2017           Bochum Biennale - Bochum, Germany - June 2017
2017           Old Town Triangle Association - Group CAVA Member's Exhibition, April & May 2017
2016           Beverly Arts Center - "40th Annual Competition & Exhibition" Theme: The Promise of Peace, November-January 2017
2016           Evanston Art Center - "Later Impressions" Group exhibition with Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists, October 2016
2016           Cliffdwellers Chicago - One Person Exhibition, "Taking Tea in Istanbul", August thru September, 200 S. Michigan Ave.
2016           Group Exhibition - Illinois Benedictine University, Fr. Michael E Komechak Gallery, June - July 2016
2015           Lake Paintings - Gallery 1837, One Person Exhibition March 2015
2015           Group Exhibition - Noyes Art Center, Evanston, Illinois, April 2015
2014           Open Canvas - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 2014
2014           "Crossing Borders", Group Exhibition, Gallery 1837, Chicago, Il
2013           "Hubbard Street Dance - Women in Art", March 2013, AON Corporation, Group Exhibition, Chicago, Il
2013           Open Canvas - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 2013
2013           "The Art of the Drawing", Group Exhibition, Gallery 1837, www.gallery1837.blogspot.com, Chicago, Il
2012           The Cliffdwellers - Group Exhibition, December 2012, 200 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Il
2012           Open Canvas - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 2012
2012           Botanic/Organic - Union Street Art Gallery, Chicago Heights; Group exhibition juried by Elizabeth Whiting
2011           “The Silence of Trees in Charcoal”, One Person Exhibition, Gallery 1837, Chicago, IL
2011           The Botanical Gardens, “Humans and Nature”, Northbrook, IL
2010           Gallery 1837 “Handmade Book Exhibition”, Chicago, IL
2009           Ryerson Woods “Locally Grown – Group Exhibition” , Lake Forest, Il
2009           Gallery 1837 “One Person Exhibition”, Chicago IL 
2009-2014   Open Canvas 2009/2012 Milwaukee, WI
2008-1997   Bare Walls – SAIC Public Art Auction, Chicago, Illinois
2007-Present “COOL GLOBES – A Cool Idea for a Hot Planet” –
                   Public Art Event. www.coolglobes.com, Chicago, Illinois, San Francisco, CA, San Diego, CA, Los Angeles, CA, 
                   Houston, TX, London, England, Copenhagen, Denmark, Geneva, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Holland
2007            Melanee Cooper Gallery “Green is the New Black” Chicago, Illinois
2007            Gallery 1837 – “Chicago Women Artists”, Chicago, Illinois
2007            The Paint Box Art Gallery, Group Exhibition, Ephraim, Wisconsin
2002           “Still Life and Landscapes”, Group Exhibition, Gallery  1837, Chicago, Illinois
1993            Three Rivers Art Festival, Group Exhibition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1993            Gallery 1616 “One Person Exhibition”, Chicago, Illlinois
1993            An Art Place Gallery “Portraits”, National Juried Exhibition, BEST OF SHOW, Chicago, Illinois
1992            Gallery 1616 – Group Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois
1990            Gallery 1616 – “One Person Exhibition”, Chicago, Illinois
1989            MFA Thesis Exhibition, SAIC, Chicago, Illinois
1988            One Person Exhibition – The Palette and Chisel, Chicago
1988            Natalini Gallery, Palette and Chisel Members Award Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois 
1987            Paper Products, SAIC, Group Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois
1986            Palette and Chisel Awards Exhibition, Natalini Gallery
1986            Greater Midwest Illustrators Exhibition, Natalini Gallery
1985            Palmer Square Arts Festival, Chicago, Illinois
1982            Festival of Arts, Wausau, Wisconsin
1982            Park Perceptions Juried Art Exhibition, Honorable Mention Wausau, Wisconsin
1981            University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and Green Bay, Group Exhibition
1981            University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Edna Carlsten Gallery, BFA Exhibition

EDUCATION:_________________________________________________________________
1989            The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
                   MFA- Merit Scholarship
1987            University of Illinois Travel Fellowship, Versailles, France
1981            University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
                   B.S. in the Fine Arts, Art History Minor, Cum Laude,
                   Chilsen Award for Scholastic Honors

GRANTS:____________________________________________________________________
2012           NAP Grant, Chicago, Illinois arts grant
1995           Northern Trust Beautification Grant - Kelly High School, Chicago, Illinois

BIBLIOGRAHY:______________________________________________________________
2007            COOL GLOBES: A Hot Idea For a Cool Planet, Wendy Abrams
1992            RESTAURANTS THAT WORK, Martin E. Dorf, Whitney Library of Design

PUBLICATIONS:______________________________________________________________
2013            Chicago Magazine, May - Best Restaurants of 2012 - Chez Moi 
2012            Illinois Policy Quarterly Magazine, Spring 2012, Page 2
2008            Chicago Magazine, Restaurants – Old Town Brasserie, 
                   Dennis Ray Wheaton
2007            COOL GLOBES – A Hot Idea For a Cool Planet, Catalog
2006            West Town Gazette – April 2006
2003            Romantic Homes, October 2003
2000            Chicago Tribune, January 14, l999
1994            The Chicago Tribune Magazine, October l994
1994            Crain’s Chicago Business, November 14, l994
1994            Chicago Magazine, May l994
1992            Hospitality Design Magazine, September 1992
1990            Today’s Chicago Women Magazine, September l992
1990            Crain’s Chicago Business, June l990
1989            Chicago Sun Times, November 12, l989
1986            Restaurant and Hotel Design Magazine, May, l986

TEACHING:__________________________________________________________________
l989 - Present  COOP Education with School of the Art Institute - the studio has
                       trained over 28 art students who have applied their training in jobs
                       and careers all over the world: college instructors, muralists, freelance artists
Presently     - Private Lessons in Studio
1997-2000    The Latin School of Chicago, Live and Learn Program
1995            Guest Lecturer at Harrington School of Design
1993            Guest Lecurer at Chicago Academy of Arts

JUROR:_______________________________________________________________________
2013-2014, 2016    WRIGHT IN KANKAKEE, Juror for Frank Lloyd Wright's Bradley House 
                    Annual Art Exhibition

SIGNATURE PUBLIC DESIGNS:_______________________________________________
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