Steve Sherrell

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Bridge, 2007 Acrylic 18" X 24" © Steve Sherrell
Airliner, 2010 Acrylic Mixed 18" X 24"
Witches Sabbath, 2008 Acrylic Mixed 18" X 24" © copyright steve sherrell 2011
Fireball, 2010 Acrylic Mixed 18" X 24" © copyright steve sherrell 2011
CO2, 2008 Acrylic Mixed 30"X36" © copyright steve sherrell 2011
Broken, 2010 Acrylic Mixed 6' X 8' © copyright steve sherrell 2011
Souvenir, 2010 Acrylic Mixed 6' X 8' © copyright steve sherrell 2011
Blimp, 2010 Acrylic Mixed 6' X 8' © copyright steve sherrell 2011
Quick Facts
Lives in
Oswego, IL
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Joliet Junior College, Professor
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Representing galleries
mixed-media, landscape, modern, photography, digital, figurative

Steve Sherrell

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.

Member: Siggraph Digital Community

Website: ssherrel at yahoo dot com

Employment-Personal History

Currently represented by 33 Collective Gallery-Chicago /

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


Exhibition Record-

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.

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