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BERT MENCO
Evanston, Illinois - United States


Personal Photo of Bert Menco, Artist 100 x 133

Member since:August 2008
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Artist Statement:
Though they may seem simple, especially my drawings and intaglio prints but also my paintings are actually quite elaborate; half a year's work on an image is no exception for me. I draw directly or use small sketches, even doodles, as image-generating nuclei, often combining two or three that appear to complement each other. I rarely use concrete references, but rather work from inner visions. I tend to be narrative in my own ...
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Your Personal Biography SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS
2008 - Artist residency at the Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest IL

2001 - Curator’s Choice Artist “Around the Coyote? Fall Arts Festival, Chicago, IL

1996 - Sponsors' Prize, 3rd Sapporo International Print Biennale, Sapporo, Japan

1995 - Award of Excellence, 12th North Shore Art League Midwest Print Show, Chicago, IL


SELECTED ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2007 - “Paradeigmas of Silent Spring?, Oculus Gallery, Chicago, IL

2004 - “Sketches and Beyond?, Illinois Institute of Art’s Chicago Campus Gallery, Chicago, IL

2002 - “Images from Beyond?, Libreria San Pantalon, Venice, Italy

1974 - Library Warwick University, Coventry, UK

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1998-2010 - American Print Alliance, 5 traveling group shows, over 50 venues

2009 - “Atelierroute Groot Woerden '09?, Studio Ilja Pronk, Kamerik, The Netherlands

2008 - “Nuances of Printmaking?, Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, IL

2008 - 7th Lessedra World Art Print Annual-Mini Print, Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2007 - “Daydreams & Night Dreams? (+ Karena Karras), Wright Gallery College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL

2005 - “Rotterdam Geraakt?, Rotterdams Historisch Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2003 - “5th Anniversary Exhibition?, Hyundai Arts Centre Gallery, Ulsan, South Korea

2001 - “Portraits of the Soul? (with Nancy Plotkin), Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

1996/2000 - 3rd & 5th Sapporo International Print Biennales, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan

1998 - “International Juried Mezzotint Exhibition?, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA

1996 - “Chicago Prints and Printmakers?, The Art Center, Highland Park, IL


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Books:

2006 - Bert Menco, Bernd Lindemann: “Visions and Voices?, invoco-verlag, Homburg, Germany

2003 - In: Jun-Je Jo, Yu Jae-gil: “Seven Prints Artists from Around the World?, Hyundai Arts Center, Ulsan, Korea

2000 - In: Ivy Sundell, “Art Scene, Chicago 2000?, Crow Woods Publishing, Evanston, IL

1997 - In: Lynne Allen, Phyllis McGibson, Ruth Weisberg: “The Best of Printmaking?, Rockport Publ., Gloucester, MA


Articles

Italy: Venezia News

Japan: Hokkaido Newspaper

South Korea: Art in Culture

The Netherlands: Arnhemse Courant, De Gelderlander

UK: Coventry Evening Telegraph

USA: Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune, Evanston Review


SELECTED PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan

Hyundai Arts Centre Gallery, Ulsan, South Korea

Joan Flasch Artist’s Book Collection of the Flaxman Library of the School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, IL

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL

Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL

Rotterdam Historical Museum, The Netherlands
 


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