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Biography - Othello Anderson


Othello Anderson

EDUCATION

1987-88 Post-graduate study in 20th Art Theory and Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1973-74 M.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1970-73 University of Chicago
1969-73 B.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2000 "Cycle of Rituals", Galeria De Arte Fotografico, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
"Harmony" Centro Colombo Americano, Medellin, Colombia, South America
1999 Lithuanian Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania, Europe
1998 "Pilgrimages Toward The Sacred", Olin Gallery,Roenoke College, Salem, VA
1997 International Art Festival of Medellin 1997, Public Sculpture, Medellin, Colombia
1996 "Peregrinajes hacia lo sagrado", Museum of Modern Art, Pereira, Colombia
"Peregrinajes hacia lo sagrado", Banco de la Republica, Bogota, Colombia
Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson State College,VT
1995 "Peregrinajes hacia lo sagrado", Centro Colombo Americano, Medellin, Colombia
1991 "Urban Series", Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
1986 "Installation Photo Plus", Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
1985 "Halley's Comet", Morton College, Cicero, IL
1981 "Homage to Galileo, 1564-1642", N.A.M.E. Gallery,Chicago, IL
1978 "Illusions and Distortions", N.A.M.E. Gallery,Chicago, IL
1974 Exterior Mural, 36'X18', 1234 N. State, Chicago, IL
1973 Exterior Mural, 36'X40', 4511 W. Madison, Chicago, IL

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2001 "Environmental Interactions", Kutztown University, PA
"Sculpture in Chicago Now" Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999 "Cows on Parade", Chicago, IL
"Spiritual Passports",Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
"Spiritual Passports", Lockport, IL
"Painting in Chicago Now", Columbia College Art Gallery, Chicago,IL
1998 "Spiritual Passports", Southern Illinois Art Gallery
"Spiritual Passports", Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
"Myths and Legends", Anchorage Museum of History & Art, Anchorage, Alaska
1996 "Art in Chicago, 1945-95", Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
"Second Sight: Printmaking in Chicago 1935-1995", Mary and Leigh Bloch, Evanston, IL
"Inside out-Outside in", Kunstlerhaus Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany
1995 "Garbage", Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY
1994 "Camera Obscura/Obscura Camera", Betty Rymer Gallery, Art Institute of Chicago
"Chicago Crossings", Spertus Musuem, Chicago, IL
"Location", Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI
"Garbage",R.A.W. Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
Transitions Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
1993 "The Landscape Show", Thomas Blackman, Chicago, IL
1992 "From America's Studio", Art Institute of Chicago, Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, IL
1991 "Public Territory", Struve Gallery, Chicago, IL
1990 "Cultural Imperatives in the Ecological Age", curated by Suzi Gablik, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
"For the Birds", Charles A. Wustum Museum, Racine, WI
1989 "Tropical Rain Forest Show", Sundered Ground, New York, NY
"Artemisia Invitational", Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
1988 "La Decima Musa", Prairie Ave Gallery, Chicago, IL
1987 "Myth and Magic", Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
1986 "Images of the Universe", Brunner Museum, Ames, IA
1985 "Looking At Men", Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
1984 "Alternative Spaces", Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
N.A.M.E. 10th Anniversary Show, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL
1983 "Portmanteau", Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Art and Architecture Gallery, University of Tennessee,Knoxville, TN
Herron Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
Hewlett Gallery, Carnegie-Mellon, College of Fine Art, Pittsburg, PA
1981 "Spiritual Perception", NAME Gallery, Chicago, IL
1980 "The Black Circle", University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
1979 Hallwalls Gallery, Buffalo, New York
1978 "7 x 9", N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL
1977 University of Missouri at Kansas City, MO
1976 Fine Arts Gallery, New York, NY
A.C.T. Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Burpee Art Museum, Rockford, IL
1975 New Horizons Exhibition, Chicago, IL

PUBLICATIONS

Commemorative Cup by McDonald's Corp. "Cows on Parade", 1999
Environmental Protection, Kendall/Hunt 1997, p. 381-386
Suzi Gablik, Orion, "Arts and the Earth", Autumn 1995, p. 44
Baile Oakes, Sculpting with the Environment, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1995 p.90-93.
Andrew Patner, Review Forward, June 10, 1994
Cara Glatt, Review HP Hearld, July 13, 1994
Suzi Gablik, Michican Quarterly Review, Spring 1993, Vol. XXXII,No.2, p. 231
Suzi Gablik, "The Artist as Enchanter", Common Boundary, Vol 10,Issue 2 March/April 1992, p.21
Garrett Holg, Art News, Jan. 1992, Vol. 91, No 1, p.135
Suzi Gablik, "The Ecological Imperative", An Interview with Fern Shaffer and Othello Anderson, Art Papers, Nov. 1991
Thomas McEvilley, "The Selfhood of the Other", Africa Explores: 20th Century African Art, Susan Vogel, The Center for African Art, New York, 1991, p. 273
Suzi Gablik, Resurgence, "Art in the Ecology", July/Aug. 1991, Issue 147, p. 42
Visions, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Spring/Summer 1991, p. 12
Timothy Porges, Review, Contemporanea, Jan 1991, No. 24, p. 24
Suzi Gablik, The Re-enchantment of Art, Thames & Hudson, 1991
Suzi Gablik, "Towards an Ecological Self", New Art Examiner,Jan. 1991 Vol. 18, No. 5, p.26
Jeff Abell, Review, New Art Examiner, Dec. 1990, Vol. 18, No. 4,p. 41-42
Joyce Hanson, "Can Art Save the World?", New City, Sept. 13, 1990, Vol. 5, No. 119, p. 18
Gloria Orenstein, The Reflowering of the Goddess, Pergamon Press, Athena Series, 1990
Suzi Gablik, The World & I, Dec. 1988, Vol. 3, No. 12, p. 240
Suzi Gablik, Psychological Perspectives, Fall-Winter 1988, Vol. 19, No. 2, p. 283-93
High Performance, Fall, No. 43, 1988, p. 20
Margaret Hawkins, Review, Chicago Sun Times, "Weekend Plus", Oct. 31, 1986
Garrett Holg, Review, New Art Examiner, Dec. 1986, Vol. 14, No. 4, p. 43
Lynn Warren, Alternative Spaces A History in Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, June 1984
Chicago, David Jackson, May 1984, Vol. 33, No. 5
Harry Bouras, Critic Choice, W.F.M.T. Review, May 10, 1981
Alan Artner, Chicago Tribune, April 27, 1979, Sec. 3
Harold Haydon, Chicago Sun Times, Review, Fri. Oct. 20, 1978,Sec. 2
Othello Anderson, New Art Examiner, Jan. 1978, Vol. 5, No. 4, p.5
The New Art Space, April 1978, p. 117
Harold Haydon, Review, Chicago Sun Times, March 13, 1977
Chicago Circle Bulletin, Vol. ii, No. 3, Feb. 15, 1977
Alan Artner, Chicago Tribune, Nov. 11, 1977, Sec. 2
University of Illinois Publications and Creative Activities of the Faculty, 1977, p. 7
Kay Larson, Art News, Oct. 1977, Vol. 76, No. 8, p. 32-44
Business Week, "Investing in Young Artists", May 1976, Vol. 2430, p. 127-32
Chicago Tribune, Jan. 2, 1972, Sec. 2a
R.G. Dunlop, Chicago Guide, May 1972, p. 52-53
Playboy, Vol. 18, No. 9, May 1971

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