Carrie Gundersdorf

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Trails and space – 20 min. - neon pink and gray version, 2008 Watercolor And Colored Pencil On Paper 56" H X 40 3⁄4” W © Courtesy of Artist and Western Exhibitions
Aurora Borealis, 2009 Found Images On Paper 20 1/2" X 31" © Courtesy of the artist and Loyola University Museum of Art
Trails and space,yellow and red version, 2010 © Courtesy of the artist
Trails - light magenta version , 2008 Colored Pencil And Wc/Paper 40 X 52" © Carrie Gundersdorf
Detecting Lines - The bands of light are crossed by lines which tell us what absorbing gases exist in the star's atmosphere, 2005 Colored Pencil And Wc/Paper 20" X 25" © Carrie Gundersdorf
Star Trails - 5 hours, 2006 Colored Pencil And Wc/Paper 19 X 24 1/2" © Carrie Gundersdorf
The Sun , 2009 Found Images/Paper 12 1/2 X 16 1/2" © Carrie Gundersdorf
Detecting Lines - The bands of light are crossed by lines which tell us what absorbing gases exist in the star's atmosphere, 2005 Colored Pencil And Wc/Paper 20 X 25" © Carrie Gundersdorf
Saturn's Rings #2, 2009 Found Images/Paper 16 1/2 X 21 1/2" © Carrie Gundersdorf
Jupiter , 2008 Found Images/Paper 15 X 20" © Carrie Gundersdorf
Saturn's Rings #2 , 2009 Found Images/Paper 16 1/2 X 21 1/2" © Carrie Gundersdorf
Saturn's Rings , 2009 Found Images/Paper 22 1/2 X 27" © Carrie Gundersdorf
Frequency , 2003 O And A/C 60 X 65" © Carrie Gundersdorf
Untitled, 2006 O/C © Carrie Gundersdorf
Two widths of the epsilon ring - green version, 2007 O/C 45 X 50" © Carrie Gundersdorf
Quick Facts
Birth year
Lives in
Chicago, IL
Works in
Chicago, IL



2000          Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME 

1998          MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1996          Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1995          BA, Connecticut College, New London, CT

Solo Exhibitions

12 x 12, New Artists, New Work, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
The bottom of photos that look up at the sky and other observations, Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
New Work, Illinois State University, Gallery 2, Bloomington, IL
A new drawing for Philip’s Living Room, VONZWECK, Chicago, IL

New Work, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL

Skywatching, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

Night Painting, Modest Contemporary Art Projects, Chicago, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions + Projects

Pulp, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
Chain Letter, Sampson Projects, Boston, MA

A Project by Philip von Zweck, Invisible Exports, NADA, Hudson, NY
A Project by Philip von Zweck, Chicago Art Review, MDW Fair, Chicago, IL
Smaller Works Show, Manifest Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
Swimsuit Edition: A Visceral Body, curated by Lisa Majer, Swimming Pool Projects, Chicago, IL

Ah, Wilderness!, Ebersmoore, Chicago, IL
Hand’s Tide, Regina Rex, Brooklyn, NY
New Icon, curated by Britton Bertran, Loyola Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
P’s & Q’s, curated by Shannon Stratton and Jeff Ward, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Quarterly Site #2: Over and Again, Twelve Galleries Project, Next Fair, Chicago, IL

Streaking, Proof Gallery, Boston, MA
Pop Sizzle Hum, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, IL   

Better to light a candle than curse in the dark, Gallery 400, Next Fair, Chicago, IL
“of or relating to the sky or visible heavens,” Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

VONZWECK at the Barn, 2845 W. Altgeld Street, Chicago, IL

A Series of Flight Postcards, created by Leah Beeferman
Not Titled (exchange/ book) #2, created by Philip von Zweck

Fifths, SWINGR, Vienna, Austria

If that was all I needed, I’d be fine, curated by Danielle Gustafson-Sundell, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL

Figures in the Field,
curated by Francesco Bonami, Julie Rodrigues, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Eric Bene, Carrie Gundersdorf, Noah Rorem, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL

Richard Aldrich, Olivia Booth, Brian Fahlstrom, Carrie Gundersdorf, Daniel Hesidence, Candace Nycz, Sterling Ruby,
Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA                 
Slow Down,
curated by Howard Fonda, Matt Rich, University of Texas, Tyler, TX
Drawn Out, Gallery 400, UIC, Chicago, IL
Sketchbook V, curated by Julie Rodrigues, James Rondeau, Lorelei Stewart, Chopin Theatre, Chicago, IL
Into the Midst,
Mixture Contemporary Art, Houston, TX

8 Artists, Acuna Hanson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
General Store,
created by Scott Reeder/ Milhaus, The Stray Show, Chicago, IL
Good & Bad Things Come from Explosions,
curated by Heather Hubbs, Lorelei Stewart, Anthenium, Chicago, IL

Catching Up with the Sun, curated by David Coyle, Howard Fonda, Klein Artworks, Chicago, IL

The Make-Out, 12 x 12 project with Danielle Gustafson-Sundell, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Painting, Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI
Artadia Grant Recipients - Chicago, Gallery 312, Chicago, IL 
Paper Products, curated by Dan Devening, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

Look; Paint, SPACES, Cleveland, OH
Carry on Drawing, Aqua Space, Savannah, GA

Serendipity, curated by Leslie Baum, Anna Kunz, Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL

Look; Paint, Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Deluxe, Cermac River Building, Chicago, IL
Oil, Standard Gallery, Chicago, IL

New Art '99, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA

Room Service, Inn of Chicago, Chicago, IL

New Talent I, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Show, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Selected Bibliography

Velez, Pedro, “Chicago 2010,”, January

Picard, Caroline, "Carrie Gundersdorf's summer 12x12," Bad at Sports, October
Cahill, Zachary, Critic’s Pick: Hand's Tide, Regina Rex,, September
Wenzel, Eric, “A Hardcore Commitment to Abstraction,” Artslant, August
Viera, Lauren, Carrie Gundersdorf at Julius Caesar and MCA, Chicago Tribune, August
Westin, Monica, review: 12x12, MCA, Flavorpill, August
Grabner, Michelle, Critic’s Pick: New Icon, Artforum,com, July
Dew, Spencer, review: New Icon, New City, June
Weinberg, Lauren, review: New Icon, Time Out Chicago, June
Fox, Laura, review: New Icon, Flavorpill, June
Nichols, Thea Liberty, “Review: P’s and Q’s, HPAC,” New City, March

Waxman, Lori, "Summer beckons, so do group shows," Chicago Tribune, July
Weber, Candice, review: "Pop Sizzle Hum" Time Out Chicago, July
Lund, Karsten, review: "Pop Sizzle Hum," Flavorpill, July

Wenzel, Eric, review: Any sufficiently advanced technology… Time Out Chicago, May
Myers, Terry R., Save the Last Dance for Me – One Work: Mary Heilmann, Afterall Press


Nance, Kevin, “‘Figures’ a welcome glance of MCA Collection,” Chicago Sun-Times, February
Myers, Terry R., Slowness catalogue essay

Hixson, Kathryn, review: Drawn Out, Gallery 400, Art on Paper, September
Ferrrera, Annette, review: Drawn Out, Gallery 400, Time Out Chicago, June
Myers, Terry R., review: Carrie Gundersdorf - New Work at Shane Campbell, Art Review, April

Hannum, Terence, Critic’s Pick Slide Talk, Art Chicago, May

Hannum, Terence, review: Skywatching, Bridge Magazine Online, October
Campbell, Shane, essay for Skywatching catalogue essay

Artner, Alan, Paper exhibit breaks out into new dimension, Chicago Tribune, March 
Devening, Dan, Paper Products catalogue essay

Grabner, Michelle, review: Serendipity Group Show, New Art Examiner, November

Grabner, Michelle, Lake Breeze-Referential Abstraction in Chicago, New Art Examiner, September

Awards and Grants

Artadia Grant, Jury Award, New York, NY

Bingham Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, New York, NY
CAAPS Grant, Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL

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