Mindy Rose Schwartz received her MFA in Studio Arts from University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA in 1996. Schwartz has exhibited across the US and internationally at Queer Thoughts, New York; Bridgeport Museum of Modern Art, NIU Art Museum Gallery, California Occidental Museum of Art, Slow Gallery, Heaven Gallery, Efrain Lopez Gallery, Chicago; Hoffman Lachance Contemporary, St. Louis; The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, USA; as well as at Arcadia Missa, London, United Kingdom; Éric Hussenot, Paris, France. Her work has also been shown on the occasion of NADA New York, NADA Miami, and Material Art Fair, Mexico DF, Mexico with Queer Thoughts. Schwartz lives and works in Chicago, USA.

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Lives and works in Chicago, IL, USA

Education

1996     
MFA, Studio Arts, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA
State of Illinois Art Teaching Certificate K–12, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA

1985     
BFA, Sculpture, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, USA

Exhibitions

2017

How Deep Is Your Love?, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada (upcoming)
Mindy Rose Schwartz (solo show), Queer Thoughts, New York, NY, USA

2016        
Paramount Ranch III, Queer Thoughts, Agoura Hills, CA, USA

2015    
Miami: Nada, Queer Thoughts, Miami, FL, USA
Mindy Rose Schwartz – David Rappeneau, Queer Thoughts, New York, NY, USA
Where The Awning Flaps, Éric Hussenot, Paris, FR
Neighborhood Watch, solo show, Terrain Gallery, Oak Park, IL, USA
NADA NY, Mindy Rose Schwartz, Alison Veit, David Rappeneau, New York, NY, USA
Small Pillow, Queer Thoughts at Arcadia Missa, London, UK
Rainbow, Queer Thoughts, Nicaragua
(But) Three’s a Crowd, Efrain Lopez Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
An Adventure Film Starring Tom Hanks, HOTEL–ART.US, Rockaway Queens, New York, NY, USA

2014  
Buying Friends: The Kortman Collection, The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Burn It Down, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
New Work (solo show), Queer Thoughts, Chicago, IL, USA
This Particular Patch, Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Material Art Fair, Queer Thoughts, Mexico City, MX

2013   
Ghosts Don’t Burn, Side Car Gallery, Hammond, IN, USA
Rehearsal Attire, Slow Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
Plant Life, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL, USA

2012    
Euphamize, Slow Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
Winter CSA, Three Walls, Chicago, IL, USA
Schwartz/Tannat: Two Solo Shows, New Capital Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
Living By Example, Northeastern Illinois University Fine Arts Center Gallery, Evanston, IL, USA

2011   
Mindy Rose Schwartz (solo show), Three Walls Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
Heads on Poles, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL, USA

2010    
IAAFBJHMJNMOMRSATSW (Nine Artists From Chicago), Fountain Studios, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Now Is The Time: Slab In Temporary Space, the temporary space, Houston, TX, USA

2009      
Sweeping The Inside Out, Side Car Gallery, Hammond, IN, USA
Zombie: A Mindless Affair, Antena Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
They will not ruin us through the things that we like, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL, USA
Macrame Intervention, Façade Installation, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, USA
Artists Run Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, USA
Mini Fair, Mini Dutch Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
$(Heart), NFO XPO, Versionfest, Chicago, IL, USA

2008   
An Associates Degree in Science, Finch Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
Liv Ullman, Anaerobic Digestion, Post-Psychiatry, Open Lot Studios. St. Louis, MO & Pampered Banana, Kansas City, MO, USA
Three Hundred Six, Hoffman Lachance Contemporary, St. Louis, MO, USA
Can Bigfoot get you a Beer?, Alagon Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
SOLO Show, Old Gold Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
Shape Shifters, Contemporary Art Council, Jason Foumberg curator, Alfedena Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
The NewAuthentics, Rose Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
NEXT Fair Chicago, Jail Gallery, Los Angeles, CA & Old Gold Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
Overlooker, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2007   
The NewAuthentics, Spertus Museum, Chicago, IL, USA
Night Light, SLAB Projects, Glendale, CA, USA
COMA #16, California Occidental Museum of Art, Chicago, IL, USA
COMA #14, California Occidental Museum of Art, Chicago, IL, USA

2006   
COMA #7, California Occidental Museum of Art, Chicago, IL, USA
COMA #5, California Occidental Museum of Art, Chicago, IL, USA
Takeover, Hyde Park Art Center New Space Opening, Chicago, IL, USA
Strange Fictions, NIU Art Museum Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
COMA #1, California Occidental Museum of Art, Chicago, IL, USA
Exposed: Envisioning the Invisible Body, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL, USA

2005 
Nook, The Guest Room Project, Chicago, IL, USA
BMOMA #2, Bridgeport Museum of Modern Art, Chicago, IL, USA

2004  
Frisbee Art Fair, Joymore Gallery, Miami, FL, USA
Cha Cha Cha, Worm-Hole Laboratory, Miami, FL, USA
Combine: Mixing Media, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL, USA
Fine Words Butter No Cabbage, WhiteWalls Show, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, USA
The Stray Show, MULE, Chicago, IL, USA
Good and Bad Things Come from Explosions, PAC Edge, Chicago, IL, USA

2003   
Designs for Modern Living, 1942 N. Wolcott, Chicago, IL, USA
Thrill 3: The Party, 1723 Humboldt Blvd., Chicago, IL, USA
White Walls Booth, Installation Art Expo Navy Pier, Chicago, IL, USA
The Stray Show, Joymore Gallery, North Kingsbury, Chicago, IL, USA

2002      
SOLO Show, Joymore Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
The Stray Show, Joymore Gallery,  Chicago, IL, USA
Watery, Domestic, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL, USA

Grants – Fellowships – Awards

2012
Helen Coburn Meier and Tim Meier Foundation, Arts Achievement Award

2010 
3Arts Fellowship at Ragdale

2005  
Frankel Foundation Full Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Center

1998  
Community Arts Assistance Program, City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs, Grant

1996   
Randolph Street Gallery Project Space, Grant
Faculty Prize for Graduate Study, Studio Arts, UIC, Grant

Lectures

2012  
Co-Prosperity School, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Research Studio, First Year Program
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Intermediate Sculpture

2011  
Threewalls Gallery Chicago, Artist Talk Solo Project

2008   
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions at My Friend’s Place, Los Angeles, CA, public workshop

2004   
Spertus Museum, Chicago, public lecture with James Yood

2002 
Illinois State University, public lecture, University Galleries, Normal Illinois
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, First Year Program, public lecture
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Beginning sculpture, visiting artist lecture

1999   
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Advanced sculpture, visiting artist lecture

Residencies

2011 
Ragdale Artist Residency, Lake Forest Illinois

2005
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

2002
Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

Bibliography

Morris, Matt, Top 5 of Everything Art, Subversively Conceptual Crafters, New City Arts, 12/24/14
Pressler, Collin, Mindy Rose Schwartz at Queer Thoughts, New City Art, 6/17/14
Cristello, Stephanie, Mindy Rose Schwartz // QT, The Seen, 6/25/14
Review/Burn It Down, New City, 9/26/14
Trigg, Sarah, Studio Life: Rituals, Collections, Tools, and Observations on the Artistic Process, Princeton Architectural Press12/17/13
Best of Chicago 2011, Best Solo Art Show, New City, 12/15/11
Foumberg, Jason, Imaginary Monuments for Chicago: An Artists’ Project, New City Chicago, 9/8/2011
Havrelock and Bunzl, eds., AJS Perspectives, New York, Front, Inside and Back covers, Fall 2011
Stabler, Bert, Best of Chicago, Critics Picks, Best Artists 2011, Chicago Reader, 6/23/11
Gunn, Dan, Interview with Mindy Rose Schwartz, Bad at Sports Blog, March 13, 2011
Ise, Claudine, Centerfield: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports, Podcast on Art:21 Blog, March 9, 2011
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Foumberg, Jason. Portrait of the Artist: Mindy Rose Schwartz. Newcity Chicago, 10/6/08
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Farstad, Julie, ed., Mouth to Mouth, Spring 2003

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