The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Monday, December 29, 2014


Painter Audrey Ushenko puts finishing touches on painting created in the James R. Thompson Center
Audrey at work. Photo: Jane Stevens.
CHICAGO, IL.- For the past three years, acclaimed painter Audrey Ushenko has been intermittently visiting the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Street, to work on a 4.5’ x 5.5’ painting depicting the cross section of individuals that visits the Illinois government building. During the week of July 21, she will visit the facility for the last time to put the finishing touches on the painting that will officially be unveiled in Fall 2014 in Illinois State Museum’s Chicago Gallery.

“I love working in public venues, where I can be inspired by the stream of life surrounding me,” says Ushenko. “I am fascinated by the web of relationships I see, and capturing the diversity of people coexisting in the same space, each bringing a sense of individual history and cultural identity. Juxtaposing the geometry of the Thompson Center’s post-modern architecture against this microcosm of individuals has been fascinating and inspiring.”

Gregarious and engaging, Ushenko, prefers not to work in isolation, but rather in the spaces she depicts in her works. She invited office workers and passersby to ask question, and he frequently incorporates those who make lasting impressions on her in the paintings. Her art has been reviewed three times in Art in America, where critic Gerrit Henry called her work “magnificent… the artist is a master chronicler of realities small and large.”

Ushenko has executed public painting projects for the University of Chicago Center for Advanced Medicine, the Chataqua Institution, the Indiana State Museum, the St. Louis University Musuem of Art, the Brauer Museum, the Ft. Wayne Museum of Art and more. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Design (where she also taught) and has been on the art faculties of Indiana University, the University of Illinois, Columbia College and Northwestern University.

Ushenko has won numerous awards and has been featured in dozens of solo and group exhibitions thoughout the United States. Her work is included in the collections of the National Academy of Design, New York; St. Louis University Museum of Art, St. Louis; The Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso; The Everson Museum of Art, Northwestern University and the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Collection. Her work is represented by the Denise Bibro Fine Art gallery in New York, and she was featured in Cynthia Dantzic’s 2006 book “One Hundred New York Artists.”





Today's News

July 22, 2014

Sotheby' opens exhibition of masterpieces by Middle Eastern & international artists

Man Ray, Picabia et La Revue Literature (1922-1924) on view at the Centre Pompidou

Ai Weiwei and Bert Benally create Pull of the Moon through an unprecedented international art collaboration

The 2015 edition of Master Drawings New York announced for January 24-31, 2015

Bonhams announces Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia to be auctioned at Quail Lodge on August 14

Daniel and Estrellita Brodsky endow new curatorships in Met's Modern and Contemporary Art Department

Here's sellin' to you, kid. Casablanca piano up for sale on November 24 by Bonhams

Baixa A Bola! Solo exhibition by multimedia artist Antoni Muntadas on view at Galeria Luisa Strina

Body of fugitive South Korea ferry owner and photographer Ahae 'found by police': report

PIASA to offer Scandinavian-American design and Peder Moos's private collection

Solo exhibition of new works by Chinese artist Ye Linghan opens at Ben Brown Fine Arts Hong Kong

Rio de Janeiro State Culture Secretariat presents artevida: A city-wide exhibition of contemporary art

Unseen: Extensive programme to inspire the collector and photography enthusiast

Painter Audrey Ushenko puts finishing touches on painting created in the James R. Thompson Center

'Jan Frank: Gangster of Love/Crushed' on view at Nahmad Contemporary

The Terrace Exhibitions displays young artists works

Rutgers-Camden researcher builds archive of translated Anglo-Saxon narrative poetry

Group exhibition of six contemporary women artists opens at The Mosaic Rooms, London

'Littoral: John Hubbard in Context' exhibition on view at the Demuth Museum

Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art opens 'Superflow'

4ormat rebrands to Format as it launches new version of its online portfolio builder for artists

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Colossal statue of Amenhotep III unveiled on the west bank of the Nile in Egypt

2.- British royals crown New York visit with gala dinner

3.- Missing artwork rediscovered in "Stuart Little" sells for over 200,000 euros at auction

4.- Rossetti's Venus Verticordia soars at Sotheby's in London to sell for £2.88 million

5.- Russian magnate buys, then returns Nobel prize to American geneticist James Watson

6.- Egyptian Museum unveils four newly renovated halls of the famed Tutankhamun gallery

7.- 'The Secret of Dresden: From Rembrandt to Canaletto' on view at the Groninger Museum

8.- Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum reopens after three-year renovation

9.- More than 200 queries about works by possible heirs received on Nazi-era art hoard

10.- Attorney, artist and filmmaker reflects on the seven lessons learned at 2014 Art Basel Miami Beach



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site