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Education

City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. Coursework in studio art and art history, 1991-93.

Stanford University, Stanford, CA. B.A. History, with distinction. 1988.

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2016

Naturally Unnatural: Paintings and an Installation by Vera Scekic, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI.

2015

Polymorphous Microtecture: The Work of Susan G. Emmerson and Vera Scekic, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL.

2013

Close to the Edge: Vera Scekic, Dayton Visual Arts Center, Dayton, OH.

2010

Microarray, LAL Project Space, Lexington, KY.

2006-07

Bilateral Symmetry, Hyde Park Art Center In the Loop Gallery and HPAC main space, Chicago, IL.

2004

Some Assembly Required, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI.

2003

Small Works: Sarah Figlio and Vera Scekic, 3Arts Gallery, Chicago, IL. Curated by John Brunetti.

2001

New Work, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL.

1998

Works on Paper, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL.

Group Exhibitions

2015

Ley Lines, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY.

2014

Taking Chances: Animal Vegetable or Mineral? Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL. Curated by Sarah Krepp.

2012-13

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL.

2012

Biennial, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL.

2010-11

Artifacts, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN.

2010

Art from the Heartland, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN.

2007-08

New Art 2007, Orleans Street Gallery, St. Charles, IL.

2006-07

Systematic, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN.

Chance Occurrences and Natural Forms: Vera Scekic, Rebecca Shore and Kathleen Vojta, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL.

2006

Current: The Aesthetics of Contemporary Culture, Baton Rouge Center for Contemporary Art, Baton Rouge, LA.

2004

Illinois Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts Grants Exhibition, Gage Gallery, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL.

Biennial, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN.

Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL.

2002

New Works: Nine States, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.

2001

New Talent: Tyler Hewitt, Patrick Miceli and Vera Scekic, Crown Center Gallery, Loyola University, Chicago, IL.

Chicago Women Artists, Judith Racht Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2000

Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL.

1999

D.D.S.S., Klein Art Works, Chicago, IL.

1998

Contemporary Abstraction, Klein Art Works, Chicago, IL.

1997

The Colfax Group, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL.

1996

The Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI.

1995/96

Wisconsin Biennial, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stevens Point. Traveling exhibit.

1993

Drawing First, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

Parallel Narratives, CCSF Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

Curated Projects

2012

Night Sky, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL. Co-curated with Karen Hanmer.

2010

Contact.Connect.Collaborate, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL. Co-curated with Beth Hart.

2008

Heating Up, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL. Co-curated with Beth Hart.

Press/Bibliography/Awards

2014

Hix, H.L. Ley Lines, Wilfred Laurier University Press: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

2013

Neufeld, Lesley. The Dayton Visual Arts Center Presents Close to the Edge: Paintings by Vera Scekic, Dayton Most Metro, guest essay, December 8.

2012

Karpova, Anastasia. Review: Night Sky / Evanston Art Center, Newcity Chicago recommended show, June 19.

2010

Grade, Susan Watt. Art Center's winning ARTIFACTS, NUVO review, December 14.

2006

Camper, Fred. Now Showing: Order is in the Eye of the Beholder, Chicago Reader review, September 1.

Workman, Michael. Eye Exam, Newcity Chicago recommended show, August 8.

2000

New American Paintings. Volume 29. The Open Studios Press: Wellesley, MA.

1999

Cassidy, Victor M. Prairie Smoke, Artnet.com review, August 4.

Hawkins, Margaret. Right Place, Right Style: Viewing Art as a Travel Agency, Chicago Sun Times review, August 13.

1998

C.A.A.P. Grant, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.

Hawkins, Margaret. Olivia Petrides: “Cycles and Confrontations” and Vera Scekic, Chicago Sun Times review, July 24.

Boards and Committees

Member of Exhibitions Committee, Evanston Art Center (2007 - 2014).

Member of Board of Trustees, Evanston Art Center (2010 - 2011).

Member of Downtown TIF Public Art Project, Public Art Committee, City of Evanston (2007 - 2009).