Jill Lanza

Master of Fine Arts, Columbia College Chicago, Interdisciplinary Arts, Book and Paper Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Photography & German Literature
Certificate in Art History, Philipps-Universität, Marburg, Germany

Solo Exhibitions
2014    Werkspace, Chicago, IL
2013    Power Down, Pixel Study, The Bakery Gallery, Davenport, IA
2012    Hybrid, Center for Green Technology, Chicago, IL
2010    Wunderbar, Logsdon 1909, Chicago, IL
2009    Broke, Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Peoria, IL
2009    Lines and Landscapes, Vespine, Chicago, IL
2009    Superstition, Logsdon 1909, Chicago, IL
2000    Them, Institute of Visual Art, Milwaukee, WI 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017    Welcome Blanket, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
2014    From the Heart, Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, Cedarburg, WI
2013    Fall Art and Design Showcase, Dock 6, Chicago, IL
2012    Continuum 2012, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
2012    MIAD Faculty Show, Layton Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2011    Natural Cycles: Sustainability in the Book and Paper Arts, Ryerson Woods Gallery, Deerfield, IL
2010    MIAD Faculty Show, Layton Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2010    A Retrospective, Vespine Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009    About Time, Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL
2008    MFA Thesis Exhibition, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
2008    Photography in Book Arts and the Book in Photography, Harrisonburg, VA
2008    Because There Is ThisBriefest Moment, Vespine Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008    Enter Into Circulation: An Alternative Library, The Finch Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007    Wanderlust,Lanza Studio, Chicago, IL
2007    A Few Things You Should Know,Vespine Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005    Safe Harbor: Books in Boxes, Bayview Book Arts Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2005    New Editions Books: Old, Newand Digital, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, CA
2004    Liminal,Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
2002    Bad Water Book Club Collections, Golda Meir Library, Milwaukee, WI
2000    InThis Body, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI 

Permanent Collections
Columbia College Chicago, Center for Book and Paper Arts
Golda Meir Library, Special Collections at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
The Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, School of the Art Institute Chicago
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Special Collections at the University of Iowa Libraries  

Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP) grant
Aiko residency grant (research in Switzerland, Austria and Germany)
Center for Book and Paper Arts summer artist-in-residence invitation

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