Painter and Digital Artist
“Working with the same assuredness in a variety of different media, from computer art to painting to collage, Steve Sherrell moves with equal ease between a diverse range of styles”
Garrett Holg (former Chicago Sun Times Art Critic)
B.F.A.‑ School of the Art Institute of Chicago‑ 1977
M.F.A.‑ School of the Art Institute of Chicago‑ 1978
Studied with: Whitney Halsted, Ray Yoshida, Pat Steir, Jonathon Borofsky,
Nicholas Krushnick, Phil Hanson, Barbara Rossi, Miriam Shapiro, George
Timock, Stan Brakage, Betsy Rupprect, Thomas Kapsalis, Vince Franco
Member- Mythopian Artist’s Group. www.artmyth.com
Member: Siggraph Digital Community
Website: www.stevesherrell.com/ ssherrel at yahoo dot com
Currently represented by 33 Collective Gallery-Chicago / www.33collective.com
Represented by Sonia Zaks Gallery 1994- 2005 (Gallery closed due to Sonia’s death)
Professor of Art - Joliet Jr. College ‑ 1989 to Present- 1216 Houbolt Ave., Joliet, IL. 60431
2011- “Ethereal Fauna: The Artist's Muse”, Carthage College, Kenosha Wi.
2011- Coalescence- Group Exhibition, 33 Collective Gallery
2010- The Immediate Mark, 33 Collective - Chicago
2010- “Unstable” one person Exhibition- 33 Collective- Chicago
2010- Faculty Exhibit- Joliet Junior College, Joliet, Illinois
2010- “Here to Paradise”- Mythopians, College of Lake County- Grayslake, Illinois
2010- “Donnie”- Museum of Computer Art, Brooklyn, New York
2010- “Red” – Members Exhibition- 33 Collective- Chicago
2010- “Layers and Latitudes”- Members Exhibition- 33 Collective- Chicago
2009- “New Memes- Old Memes”- one person exhibition, 33 Collective Gallery, Chicago
2009- Members Exhibition- 33 Collective- Chicago
2009- “As Time Goes By”-Mythopians at Prairie State College
2009- “Ethereal Fauna: The Artist's Muse”, Tom Robinson Studio Gallery
2009- “Radius”- 33 Collective Gallery- Chicago
2009- Area Faculty Exhibit- Governors State University
2009- “Sabbatical”- one person exhibition, Joliet Junior College
2009- “Amiga to Jaguar- Computer art of Steve Sherrell”- Illinois Institute of Art, Schaumburg, Illinois
2009- 33 Collective artists at Prairie State College.
2009. “Collective Resonance”- 33 Collective Gallery
2009- Traversing Abstraction -Carthage College-Kenosha, Wisconsin-.
2009- “Tales of Transformation” Chicago State University- Mythopians
2009- “Pure”- South Suburban College- one person exhibition
2008- Computer Art – one man show- Arts Medicine Services- University of Illinois Chicago
2008- New Gallery Opening 33 Collective-
2008- Imagine Foundation- Solo Exhibit- Jacksonville. Il.
2007- Self Portraits- 33 Collective Gallery, Chicago
2007- Mythopians- Works on paper- Old Town Art Center, Chicago
2007- Members Exhibition- 33 Collective Gallery , Chicago
2007- Members Exhibition- 33 Collective Gallery , Chicago
2007- Focus on Chicago- Photo/Digital Exhibition 33 Collective Gallery, Chicago
2006- “Pure” solo exhibit, Joliet Junior College Gallery.
2006- “Expanding the Romantic Vision” Mythopians, Norris Cultural Art Center Gallery, St. Charles ,Illinois
2006- “Electric Paint” The Computer as 21’st Century Canvas’ Leigh Yawkey Woodsome Art Museum, Wassau, Wis.
2006- Large Paintings Orleans Street Gallery, , , St. Charles, IL.
2005- Museum of Computer Art “Before and After Science”
2005- Lane Allen Gallery, Batavia,IL ‘Nature’-“ Paintings of Nature, Nature of Paintings”
2005 - One person exhibit, Around the Coyote, Chicago IL., S.o.b.s Gallery
2005- Joliet Junior College, “Process – Concept, Concept- Process”
2005- Orleans Street Gallery, St. Charles, IL. “Once upon a time”
2005- Mythopians- Bradley University, Peoria,
2004- Six Ways of Worldmaking- Carthage College, Kenosha Wisconsin
2004- Expanded Image_ Fox Valley Arts Council- Aurora University
2004- Joliet Junior College Faculty Exhibition
2003- Florence Biennale, Biennale Internazionale Dell Arte Contemporanea, Citta di Firenza (city of Florence), Italy 800 International Artists by Invitation only, Fortessa de Basso
2003- One person traveling Exhibition, in conjunction with the Museum Lasoberana, Art Communication- Art Points- Art Day of the Earth Universe, Costa Blanca- Spanish Levant, Spain
2003-“ Mythopians”- Lane Allen Gallery, Batavia, IL
2003- “Dualities” Mythopians- Aurora Public Art Commission Gallery
2002- “Computer Art at Joliet Junior College” - Curated and participate
2002- Curated and Participated in Fox Valley Art Council Members Invitational at Aurora Public Art Commission Gallery
2002- South Suburban College South Holland, Illinois- Goofypics: Computer Art by Steve Sherrell
2002- Lane Allen Gallery, Batavia IL, Two person Show with Tom Mahaffey
2001- Fox Valley Arts Council Invitational, Curated and Participated
2000-2001- O=Hare Airport International Terminal Gallery, “Earth and Sky” two paintings included, curated by the Mythopians.
2000- Governors State University, Area Faculty Exhibition
2000- Mythopians “ Planets” South Shore Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
1999- Millennial Myths “Planets Exhibition” University of Illinois at Springfield
1999- Fox Valley Arts Council Members Exhibition, Best of show
1999- Millennial Myths Artists Planet Exhibition, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
1998- Governors State University- Two person Show
1998- Aurora Public Art Commission Gallery Invitational
1998- Inaugural Solo Exhibition: Downstairs Dunham Gallery - Aurora University
1997‑ Milennial Myths Artists ‑ Joliet Jr. College
1997‑ College of St. Francis, Joliet, IL. ‑ Solo Exhibition
1996‑ Joliet Jr. College‑ Solo Exhibition
1996‑ Aurora Business Center‑ Three Person Exhibition
1996‑ Bit.Movie Computer Art Festival‑ Palazzo del Turismo, Riccione, Italy
1995‑ Aurora University ‑ " CyberArt at Aurora University"
1995‑ Zaks Gallery ‑ Chicago ‑ group gallery exhibition
1994‑ Two Person Show : Point of View Gallery , Aurora , IL.
1994‑ One person Show " Computer Paintings" ‑ McHenry County College
1994‑ One Person Show‑ Aurora University ‑ Aurora IL.
1993‑ One Person Show: Teikyo‑ MaryCrest University, Davenport, Iowa
1991‑ City of Aurora, IL. : Art on the Fox ; 2'nd Prize/ Purchase Prize
1990‑ One Person Show; Joliet Jr. College
1990‑ Three Views of Abstraction: Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago
1989‑ Two Person Show: Carl Sandberg Community College, Galesburg, IL.
1989‑ Area Invitational: Aurora University, Aurora, IL.
1989‑ One Person Show: Aurora University
1986‑ New Traditions in Chicago Art: Central Michigan University
1985‑ Chicago and Vicinity Show: Art Institute of Chicago
1984‑ " History of the Alternative Galleries in Chicago Art" : Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
1984‑ " Chicago Head '84" : Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago
1984‑ Group Show: Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
1984‑ "Water Over Fire": Two Person Show; Indianapolis Art League; Indianapolis, In.
1983‑ One Person Show: One Illinois Center, Chicago
1983‑ "New Talent, New Vision" Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago
1983‑ " Twenty Years of the Abstracted Figure in Chicago Art, The Big Pitcher"
Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
1981‑ Young Chicago Artists‑ St. Louis Community College: St. Louis , Mo.
1980‑ Two Person Show: West Hubbard Gallery, Chicago
1980‑ Chicago Art Prospectives: Assistant Curator, exhibitor, Navy Pier, Chicago Office of Special Events
1980‑ "81/2 X 11" Show: West Hubbard Gallery, Chicago
1979‑ Members Show: West Hubbard Gallery, Chicago
1978‑ Open Wall Invitational: Artemesia Gallery, Chicago
1978‑ Three Person Show: West Hubbard Gallery, Chicago
1977‑ Graduate Student Drawings: School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1977‑ Three person Show: West Hubbard Gallery
1977‑ Opening Members Show: West Hubbard Gallery, Chicago
1976‑ Chicago and Vicinity Show: Art Institute of Chicago
1975‑ One Person Show‑ School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1972‑ Two person Show: Ball State University, Muncie, In.