These recent paintings synthesize a variety of topographical sites (ranging from the closely observed to the wholly invented) with figural and architectural novelties that have been collected through time. The subjects gradually achieve definition as anachronistic events and features emerge in the process of their making.

EDUCATION

1986-88      

1979-85 


AWARDS

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SOLO
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GROUP
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2015

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PUBLISHED WORKS/ ARTIST'S BOOKS:

2005

2003

2000     

1995

1991

 

 

 

REVIEWS

2001

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1997                      

1991                      

 

1990          

1989                      

 

MFA, Painting and Drawing, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago 

BFA, Painting and Drawing, University of Colorado, Boulder

 


Studio Art Centers International (SACI) Consortium Residency, San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award

Arts Council of Ireland, publications grant for New Potatoes, a collaborative book of photographs, with Helen O’Leary. Published by Coracle Press.

Arts Council of Ireland, grant award for the production of Silage, a collaborative artist's book, with Helen O'Leary and Katie Holten

Penn State College of Arts and Architecture, Faculty Research Grant

New American Paintings #33, Winners of the Sixth Mid-Atlantic Competition, The Open Studios Press, Wellesley, MA

Institute for the Arts and Humanities Grant, University Park, PA.

College of Arts and Architecture Faculty Research Grant, Penn State University

The Tyrone Guthrie Center Award, Annaghmakerrig, Ireland

College of Arts and Architecture Faculty Research Grant, Penn State University

Heinrich Boll Foundation Award, Achill Island, Ireland

The Ballinglen Foundation Award, Ballycastle, County Mayo, Ireland

CAAP Grant, Chicago Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL

Maria Elkin Memorial Prize University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

 


 

Psychotopia, Juniata College Museum of Art, Huntingdon, PA

Late Harvest, Unsmoke Systems Artspace, Braddock, PA (two-person show, with Rudy Shepherd)

Tectonica, Future Tenant, Pittsburgh, PA

Imagined – Visions of Architecture, The Dock Art Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim, Ireland

Selected Works, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

La Citta' Ideale, Spazio Arte, Perugia, Italy

Recent Works, Scott Pfaffman, New York, NY

On Painting and Fighting, Look Aloof, The Linenhall Arts Center, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Paul Chidester, Recent Work, Sheetz Gallery, Penn State, Altoona, PA

Landscape Paintings: Two Visions, Paul Chidester and Lynne Campbell, Rose Lehrman Arts CenterGallery, Harrisburg, PA. (two-person show)

Views of Vegetables, Zolla-Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

CORN, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

 



Dolce Vita, Benjamin Dineen and Dennis Hull Gallery, Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

Art from Excess, Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, Gary, IN

Summer Group Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

New Paintings, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

10th Anniversary Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

Studio Practice: Recent Work by SoVA Faculty, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA

The Civility Show, Amelie Wallace Gallery, SUNY, Old Westbury, NY

Beacon, The Ballina Arts Centre, Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland

Fantastical Imaginings, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE; (traveling, 2008-09) Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD (Catalog)

Group, Zg Gallery, Chicago Bridge Art Fair, Miami, FL

Reclamation, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL (four-person show)

CLUSTER, Participant Inc., New York, NY (traveling, 2006); Espacio El Particular, Mexico City; FOUR, Dublin, Ireland

Art Chicago, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

Summer Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

New Images from North Mayo, Courthouse Gallery, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation Ballycastle, Ireland

Trunk Show, The King House, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Ireland. Traveled to London Metropolitan University Gallery, Whitechapel

Ballinglen Fellows Exhibition, Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA

CLUSTER, Studio 6, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, Ireland

New Images from North Mayo, Courthouse Gallery, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation Ballycastle Ireland

Inaugural Exhibition, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

take heART, MPI Media, New York, NY

Visual Leitrim, Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, Northern Ireland

Photographs by Artists Made for a Variety of Purposes, Artists Image Resource, Pittsburgh, PA

2nd International Artist’s Book Triennial, Vilnius ’00, Gallery Arka, Vilnius, Lithuania (and) Gallery 5020, Salzburg, Austria Lithuania (and) Gallery 5020, Salzburg, Austria

sva2000, Palmer Art Museum, University Park, PA

Trunk Show, Zoller Gallery, University Park, PA

Figuatively Speaking, The Painting Center, NYC

8 Hour Drawings, The Bowman and Penelec Galleries, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA

Images from North Mayo, Courthouse Gallery, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Ireland

Landscape & Recollection: The Ballinglen Experience, Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts, Dublin, Ireland, (catalog)

Beyond Circumstance,  Hunter College, New York, NY (catalog)

Art Expo, Zolla-Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

Annual Auction, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL

Faculty Exhibition, Penn State University, Zoller Gallery, University Park, PA

Elastic Visions, Penn State University, Zoller Gallery, University Park, PA (travelled to Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA (catalog)

Futura Book Collection, Nice, France. Curated by Florence Bonnefous

Penn State Faculty Exhibition, Owen Patrick Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Artlantic City, Annual Auction, Randolph St. Gallery, Chicago, IL

Paul Chidester, Irene Hardwicke, Joe Smith, Janet Samuel, John Post Lee Gallery, New York, NY

Annual Auction, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL

Randy Alexander Gallery, New York, NY

Immagini Proittate, Curated by Laurie Palmer and Frederica Thiene. VIAFARINI, Milan, Italy

conTEXTual, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

TREES, MWMWM Gallery, Chicago, IL

Annual Auction, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL

Thresholds, Tracts and Thinwhinels, Rezac Gallery, Chicago, IL

Vital Signs, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL

Direct Object, Ten In One Gallery, Chicago, IL

Anatomy Theater, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL

Graduate Thesis Exhibition, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Young Denver Painters, CORE Gallery, Denver, CO

Patterns, CORE Gallery, Denver, CO

 

 

 

New Potatoes, Collaborative book of photographs with Helen O’Leary, published by Coracle Press, Ireland

Silage, Collaborative Artist's book with Helen O'Leary, designed by Mermaid Turbulence, Ireland (self-published)

A Primer for the 21st Century, Collaborative artist's book with Charles Cave (self-published)

7 Wildflowers of the 17th Century English Landscape, Mudlick Editions (self published)

Lunar Calendar, Mudlick Editions (self published)

MARS, a travel journal, Mudlick Editions. Printed in India (self published)

"The Jay Pee Chaff Museum of Prairie Grasses", WHITEWALLS, A Journal of Artist’s Writings #21,  Chicago, IL



Ellen Wilson, "Photos give insight into artistic process", Pittsburgh Post Gazette Magazine,  October1, 2001

Mary Thomas, “14 artists unleash creative spirit directly onto gallery walls,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 6, 1999

Brian Fallon, Review of The Ballinglen Experience. ‘“Five Years in Mayo,” The Irish Times, November 25, 1997

David McCracken, “Text and Image can work hand in hand,” Chicago Tribune, July 12, 1991

Laurie Palmer, Review of CORN, ARTFORUM, April 1991

Editor’s Choice, Review of CORN, Crain’s Chicago Business, Feb. 11-17, 1991

Michael Bulka, Review of direct object/crafted image, New Art Examiner, April 1990

Victoria Lautman, Review of Anatomy Theater, WBEZ, Chicago Public Radio.