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Robert Sebanc

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Birth year

Lives in
Chicago IL

Works in
Chicago IL


Cal State, Hayward, 2011, MAAE
Cal State, Hayward, 2011, MAAE
Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, 2015, MFA

mixed-media, figurative, conceptual, abstract

Current Exhibitions and Events
Oct, 2015 Liquor, Sausage, and Lies about Her Future



While contrasting coarse and rough imagery with delicate materials on a large scale, I make use of urban observations and experience to suggest the dark and heavy decay of cities. My investigations into urban decay deal with the vulnerability and eventuality of social structures along with the actions that take place within them. Within the context of my work, I raise questions about social spaces and individual experiences.  



Master of Fine Arts, The Art Institute of Boston (Low residency program, expected graduation spring 2015)

Master of Arts in Art Education, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Professional Experience

Board of Directors, Lucid Art Lab, Chicago IL (2012-Present)

Visual Arts Teacher Studio 659 Whiting, Indiana (February 2013-Present)

Teaching Assistant School of the Art Institute of Chicago (September 2011-December 2011)

Teaching Assistant School of the Art Institute of Chicago (September 2011-December 2011)

Moderator National Teach in 2012, School of the Art Institute of Chicago





Solo Exhibition, Rumble Arts Center, Chicago IL (Upcoming July 2013)

Solo Exhibition Chicago Public Library Chicago IL

Lacuna Artist Lofts


Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago IL

International Multimedia Artist Exhibition, Rebellion, Museo del Brigantaggio, Itri Latina, Italy

Backlash, Soho20 Chelsea GalleryNew York NY

Windsor Whitney Biennial, New York NY.

Revolution 2012, Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago IL

SAE Institute, Chicago IL

CCT Gallery, Chicago IL

Chicago Public Library Chicago IL

Abstract, Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge IL

Nicolet Art Gallery, Nicolet College Rhinelander WI

People’s Summit, Chicago IL

Chicago Spring, Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago IL

Lucid Art Lab Gallery, Chicago IL

Shades of Grey, Studio 659 Gallery, Whiting IN


Flag Stop: Alternative contemporary art event. Los Angeles Ca.

Guichard Gallery, Chicago IL

My Own Worst Enemy: Portraits of Self-Multiplicity, Milwaukee Ave. Art Festival, Chicago IL

Seerveld Gallery, Palos Heights, Illinois

Dream, Prak-sis Gallery, Chicago IL

Inside Outside, Prak-sis Gallery, Chicago IL

Nor There, Carousel Space, Chicago IL  (selected writings)


Open Studio Event, Albany Carroll Arts Building, Chicago IL.


Lake Forest Art Festival, Lake Forest IL.


Solo Exhibition NoFo Gallery, Wilmington NC.


Fraction Gallery, Chicago IL.


Street Gallery Performance Space, Chicago IL.


Sound Mind Studio, Chicago IL.


Undergraduate Show, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL.


Picture Perfect Gallery, Milwaukee WI.


Lakefront Festival of the Arts, Milwaukee WI



The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Print-media department

Kishwaukee College

Beyond Shelter LL

Dr. Mark Macumber


Professional Memberships

¨        Chicago Artists’ Coalition

¨        The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Alumni Association

¨        Chicago Artists Resource

Recent Exhibits

Robert Sebanc participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2014 Albany Carroll Art Walk Open Studios Oct 18 and Oct 19 12-5
AlbanyCarroll Arts Building 319 N Albany Chicago
Jul, 2013 Decay: The City and Social Structures, New Paintings by Robert Sebanc
Rumble Arts Center
Dec, 2012 1st Juried UIMA Member Exhibit
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (UIMA)
Aug, 2012 New Work by Robert Sebanc
CCT Gallery 1012 N. Noble St., Chicago, IL 60642.
Jan, 2012 REVOLUTION 2012: An Exposition on Change Around the World
Jackson Junge Gallery
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