Vivian Visser: Sculpting with Nature

Selected Exhibitions:
2020
353 North Clark Gallery Artist Spotlight, TurningArts, Chicago, IL
Bridgeport Sculpture Garden, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago

2019
Change Agents: Midwest Women Eco Artists, Hartmann Gallery, Midwest Women Artists Symposium, Bradley University, IL
Sunshine Playscape. Lincoln Park Conservancy, Chicago, IL
Dear Earth... Women Made gallery, Chicago, IL

2018
Evanston Arts Council Sculpture Leasing Program. Quinlan Park, Evanston

2017
Jens Jensen Formal Garden Project. Humboldt Park, Chicago
Installation Nation. Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

2016
Chicago Tree Project. Berger Park, Chicago
Oak Park Sculpture Walk. Oak Park, IL

2015
Stone Quarry Sculpture Park. Cazenovia, NY
When Art & Nature Meet. Forest Preserve of DuPage County, Mayslake Peabody Estate, IL
Chicago Tree Project. Green Briar Park, Chicago, IL
Sculpture Invasion. Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, IL
Convergence: The Poetic Dialogue Project. Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago

2014
Chicago Tree Project. Armour Square Park, Chicago
Oak Park Sculpture Walk, two installations, Oak Park, IL

2013
Seed & Life. Guandu International Outdoor Sculpture Festival, Guandu Nature Park, Taiwan.

2012
Form In Flora III. Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago
Ragdale Artwork and Openhouse. Ragdale, Lake Forest, IL
Chicago's Twelve - 12 Artists Mobilizing for the Earth. Zhou B Art Center and Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago
Natural Connections. Christopher Art Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL
Ways of Making: Sculpture. Governors State University, University Park, IL
6 to the Third. Expo Chicago, Chicago

2011
Form in Flora II. Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago. Curator
Openlands Lakeshore Preserve Interpretive Public Art. Permanent art commission. Highland Park, IL
6 to the Third. Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
Sculpture International Invitational. Hostetler Gallery, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

2010
Form in Flora. Garfield Park Conservatory. Chicago. Curator
Artprize. Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI
Counter Currents. Art Chicago, Chicago. American Survey Award
Sculpture Invasion. Koehnline Museum of Art,Des Plaines, IL
Fertile Ground - Honoring Nature in Art. Imlay Fine Art, Montclair, NJ

2009
Summer Sculpture. Niemi Sculpture Garden and Gallery, Kenosha, WI

2008
Feminist Ecology - Women and the Earth. Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, IL
Let Us Examine the State of Our Environment. Phantom Gallery Installation Show, Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago
Sculpted Green. Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition, Bellevue, WA

2007
Sublime Climate I/III Addressing Global Warming. Thompson Family Gallery, Garthwaite Center for Science and Art,Weston, MA

2007 -Current.
Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet. Traveled to Houston, Los Angeles, San Fransisco, and the Climate Conference in Copenhagen and Geneva. Book

2006
Niemi Sculpture Gallery. Niemi Sculpture Garden and Gallery, Kenosha, WI

2005
About-For-From Nature. Yahoo, the Korean Nature Art Association Permanent collection of the Nature Museum, Gongju, Korea
Niemi Sculpture Gallery - Sculpture 2005. Uihlein Peters Gallery, Milwaukee

Solo Shows:
2020
353 North Clark Gallery Artist Spotlight, TurningArts, Chicago, IL

2017
Vivian Visser. Cultivate Urban Rainforest, Evanston, IL
Terrain Biennial. Cultivator, Bray Grove Farm, Morris, IL

2012
Vivian Visser. Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR

2011
The Nature of Things. Cliff Dwellers Club, Chicago

2010
Refuge. Ryerson Woods Gallery, Chicago

Awards and Honors:
2019
"Art and Place," Panelist, Midwest Women Artists Symposium, Bradley University, IL

2015
Stone Quarry Sculpture Park Residency, Cazenovia, NY
Sculpture Residency. Ragdale, Lake Forest, IL

2014
DCASE Grant, Chicago

2013
Guandu International Sculpture Festival, Taipei Taiwan

2011
Chicago Artist Month, Featured Artist, Chicago
I-Park Residency, East Haddam, CT

2010
American Survey Award, Art Chicago

2009
The Puffin Foundation Grant, Teaneck, NJ

2006, 2009, 2010
Chicago Artist Assistance Grant, Chicago

Education:
1992
Center for Creative Studies - College of Art and Design. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Degree in Sculpture.

Print:
2017
Louise Burton, Chicago Tribune, "See It Now - Art of the natural world and urban jungle populate a pair of gallery shows". Jan '17

2012
Danijela Krucun and Charles McFadden, "Contemporary Sculptors -84 International Artists", Atglen, PA, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

2010
Joseph Bechere, Grand Rapids Press. Review. "Expert tour of Grand Valley State University Pew Campus exhibition center: Urban sculpture park should be 'applauded'" Sept.'10

2009
The London Times, Cover photo. Cool Globe - Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet show in Copenhagen during the Climate Summit. London England

2007
Imagination Publishing, "Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet", Cool Globes coffee table book.
Don Parker, "Vivian Visser - Sculpted by Nature", Chicago Wilderness Magazine, Fall

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