CV/Contact

bobbimeier@gmail.com 

Education

MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago/Fiber & Material Studies 

MAAE, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, K-12 Professional Certificate

BFA, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, Visual Communication 

Solo/2 Person Exhibitions

2016 Perspiration Glitz, with Tegan Brace, Roots & Culture Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014 InsideOut | OutsideIn, with Steven C. Meier, Gallery Pink, Oak Park, IL

2012 What We Said; What We Meant, with Steven C. Meier, Oak Park Library Gallery, Oak Park, IL

2007 A Feverish Progression, with Andrew Winship, Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago, IL Curated: Eric May

2006 Wallflowers, Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge, IL

2006 Monsters in my Garden, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

1999 One Person Juried Show, International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Soft SculptureInternational Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, IL Curator: Collin Pressler

2017 Being enough, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL Curator: Kate Pollasch

2016 Welcome to the End, The Franklin, Chicago, IL Juror: Edra Soto

2016 Pitchpoling, Governors State University, University Park, IL Curators: Robin Dluzen and Judith Mullen

2016 Exhaustion and Exuberance, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL Curator: Sharmyn Cruz Rivera

2016 Evanston Art Center 24th Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL Jurors: Lela Hersh, Monique Meloche, Lorelei Stewart

2016 It Figures, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL  Juror: Dan Addington

2016 Dialogue Chicago: Full Force, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL Curator: Sarah Krepp

2016 Materials Obsession, Gallery Pink, Oak Park, IL

2015 2nd Terrain Biennial, Oak Park, IL,  City-wide event, multiple curators http://terrainexhibitions.tumblr.com 

2015 Radiance, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL  Curator: Karen Azarnia

2014 The Triumph of Detritus, 1310 Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL Curator: Lisa Rockford

2014 Bare BonesThe Franklin, Chicago, IL Curator: Edra Soto

2013 Tyranny of Good Taste, Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College Chicago traveling to Charlotte Street Foundation La Esquina gallery, Columbus, MO Curator: Danny Orrendorf

2013 Fiber Optics, 1310 Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL Curator: Lisa Rockford

2013 Dialogue Chicago: Taking Chances, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL Curator: Sarah Krepp

2013 Nexus 13: Contemporary Sculpture, University of Tennessee Gallery, Knoxville, TN

2013 Evocative, Christopher Art Gallery at Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL Juror: Paul Klein

2012 National Exposure Revisited, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL  Juror: Charles Osgood, photographer

2012 Evanston Art Center 21st Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL Juror: Shannon Stratton

2011 Wonderland: Photographic Fantasies, Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, VT

2011 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Sullivan Center Galleries, Chicago, IL

2011 Intimacy, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL Juror: Andrea Green 

2011 14th International Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010 Mischief Night, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL 

2010 Chicago Works on Paper, The Studios of Key West, Key West, FL Curated: E.W. Ross

2007 Chicago Art Open, Iron Street Studios, Chicago, IL, Curator’s Choice Award

2007 Time Interpreted, Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge, IL

2007 24th Anniversary Show, Manhattan Arts Gallery, Award of Excellence on-line exhibition

2006 Ink, Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge, IL

2006 Pure Painting, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL  Juror: Gladys Nilsson

2006 Opt-In, Revisioning America, Chicago Music Garage, Chicago, IL

2005 Self Portraits, 33-Collective Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005 Strictly Drawing, School of the Art Institute alumni 2-D exhibition, Bloomingdale, IL

2005 Home is Where the Art is, O’Connor Art Gallery, Dominican University, River Forest, IL

2005 Side by Side: Ensuring art for the future, Open Door Gallery, Chicago, IL

2003 Maine South Artist/Educators Show, Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge, IL

2000 Artistudenteacher, Thesis show of works by K-12 Artist/Educators, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Roger Brown1926 Exhibition Space, Chicago, IL

Publications/Reviews

2015 Waxman, Lori. "Terrain Biennial makes Oak Park an Art Nexus" Review, Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, August 26.

2015 Nelson, Samantha. "Outdoor art installations pop up from Oak Park to Cambodia" Article, Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune/suburbs.com, August 20.

2014 Rahn, Jami Nix. "The Triumph of Detritus" Review, Art South Florida, artsouthflorida.wordpress.com, June 24.

2013 Nardi, Sarah. "The Tyranny of Good Taste" goes high-concept and lowbrow. Review, Chicago Reader, chicagoreader.com, November 18.

2013 Spica, Heather Joyner. Artists from Near and Far Herald a New Season with 'Nexus' 2013, article, Metro Pulse, metropulse.com, April 3.

2012 Weinstein, Michael. NewCity/Art, Review: National Exposure/ARC Gallery

2012 Bailliwik, an artists cooperative (Issue 09). Bailliwik Press, book, Editors: Surabhi Ghosh & Robert Hunt.

2012 Ingram, Bruce. His art, Her art – their show, article, Pioneer Press, August 9, Diversions, 1B.

2009 Studio Visit Magazine (Volume 6). The Open studios Press, article, Juror: Michael Klein.

2006 Woman Made Gallery, Her Mark, yearly calendar, Chicago, IL

2006 Sullivan, Catey. Garden of Unearthly Delights, article, Pioneer Press, April 5, Diversions, B5.

2000 Petlicki, Myrna. Lines Blur for ‘Artistudenteacher’, article, Pioneer Press, September 6, Diversions, B5.

Curatorial Experience

2015 Pieces of Eight; Contemporary Work by Eight Millennial Artists, Curated with Linda Abrams and Gina Lee Robbins, Gallery Pink, Oak Park, IL

2000 Artistudenteacher, curated and participated in thesis show, works by K-12 Artist/Educators and their students, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Roger Brown1926 Exhibition Space, Chicago, IL

Awards

2011 School of the Art Institute, Certificate of Recognition, Leadership Award

2009-2011 School of the Art Institute of Chicago/Enrichment Scholarship 

2010 School of the Art Institute of Chicago/Loretta Grellner Scholarship 

2009 Illinois Art Education Association/IAEA Graduate Studies Scholarship 

2008 Inspiration Benefit/Juror: Carrie Secrist, Second Place Award 

2007 Chicago Art Open/Curator’s Choice Award

2007 Manhattan Arts International/Award of Excellence 

Residencies/Professional Development

2017 The Center Program. Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

2015/16 Hatch Projects|Chicago Artists Coalition. Juried incubator for contemporary Chicago artists and curators that strives to support an ecology of curatorial and artistic practice. Chicago, IL

2014 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT/Professional Artist In Residence

2011, 2013, 2017 Ragdale, Lake Forest, IL/Professional Artist in Residence

2010 Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI/MFA Graduate Student Artist in Residence

2010 Sanskriti, Delhi, India/Student Artist in Residence

2009 Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO/Art Educator Institute and Residency 

2003 Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI/Professional Artist in Residence 

Public Lectures/Presentations

2016 Artist's Talk: Bobbi Meier & Tegan Brace, Roots and Culture, Chicago, IL

2011 Artist's Talk, Gensler Corporation, Chicago, IL

2010 Artist’s Talk, resident presentation, Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI

2010 Toys, Pattern and Paradise, presentation, Illinois Art Education Association, Lisle, IL

Professional/Committee Work

2012-Present Fiber and Material Studies Council, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2010-11 Exhibitions and Events committee, Student Representative, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2009 Studio Assistant for Christine Tarkowski Fall Semester, Chicago, IL