Aviva Kramer

 

avivakramer@earthlink.net

www.avivakramer.com

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

1999    Gardens of Tears. ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

1997    Incarnations. ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

1996    Matter and Spirit. Dittmar Memorial Gallery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL   

1994    The Veil of the Soul. Artemisia, Chicago, IL

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2011    San Fernando Valley Studio Tour, Woodland Hills, CA

2010    Robert Wilbert: Teacher, Mentor, Friend. Scarab Club, Detroit, MI

            San Fernando Valley Studio Tour, Woodland Hills, CA

2004    Essences – Aviva Kramer and Claudia Shepard. Au Courant Gallery, Ferndale, MI

2002    Faculty Show. Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL

2001    Prayers on Fire. Ioaha Darcu and Aviva Kramer at North Park College, Chicago, IL

            Faculty Show. Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL

2000    Group Show at Northlight Theatre. Skokie, IL

Group Show at Peter Bartlow Gallery. Chicago, IL

Mini-Millenium, An Exhibition of Small Works by Members of the Womens' Caucus for Art.

Jurors: Lynn Kearney and Marianne Richter, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

Faculty Show. Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL

1999    With Many Voices – A Celebration of Cultural Diversity. Curator: Laurie Wohl,

Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL

Womens Perspectives: 25 Years of ARC Gallery. Suburban Fine Arts Center,

Highland Park, IL

            ARC Gallery MembersExhibition. ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

1998    Highly Breakable. The Three Arts Club, Chicago, IL

ARC Gallery at Sydney College Gallery. Sydney College of the Arts,

Sydney, Australia

ARC Gallery Members Exhibition. ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

Chicago Womens Caucus for Art, 25th Anniversary. Northern Illinois University Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

Faculty Show. Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL

1997    ARC Gallery MembersExhibition. ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

ARC Gallery at Spark Gallery. Spark Gallery, Boulder, CO

1996    ARC Gallery Members Exhibition. ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

Small Works. Suburban Fine Art Center. Highland Park, IL

ARC Gallery at 750 Gallery. 750 Gallery, Sacramento, CA

1995    ARC Members Exhibition. ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

Aviva Kramer and Anita Douthat. Reicher Gallery, Barat College, Lake Forest, IL

ARC Gallery at Chidlaw Gallery. The Art Academy of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, OH

Aviva Kramer, Bonita McLaughlin and Paula Henderson. Inside Art. Chicago, IL

Faculty Exhibition. American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL

Personal Space. David Adler Cultural Center, Libertyville, IL

1994    ARC Gallery Members Exhibition. ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

Hidden Treasures. Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

1991    M.F.A. Exhibition. Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

1990    Bi-Urban. (Co-curated) Willis Gallery, Detroit, MI and Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

Fourth Annual Juried Womens Art Exhibition. Oakland Community College

Nine Artists at the Willis. (Co-curated) Willis Gallery, Detroit, MI

Wayne State University Graduate Exhibition. Michigan Gallery, Detroit, MI

1989    Abstraction. Focus Gallery, Detroit, MI

Four Painters/New Works. Willis Gallery. Detroit, MI

Ongoing Works. Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

1988    Associate Show. Michigan Gallery, Detroit, MI

Matters of the Heart. Michigan Gallery, Detroit, MI

 

Teaching Experience

 

Drawing. Wright College. Chicago, IL, January - May 2006

Fundamentals of Drawing, Fundamentals of Design, Color Theory. Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL, September 1998 – September 2003

Drawing. Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL, September - December 1997

Art Appreciation. Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL, August - December 1996

Fundamentals of Art. American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL, May 1995 to March 1996

Watercolor. Oakton Community College, Skokie, IL, September 1994 - April 1995

Landscape Painting. Truman College, Chicago, IL, June - July 1994

Drawing. Truman College, Chicago, IL, March 1992 - March 1995

Painting. Daley College, Chicago, IL, September - December 1993

Family Art Workshop. Spertus Museum, Chicago, IL, November 1991

Graduate Assistant--Design I, Basic Painting. (Scholarship), Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.,      September 1989 - April 1991

Children's Drawing Class. Pontiac Center for the Arts, Pontiac, MI, April - May 1990

 

Exhibitions Curated

 

1998    Collections, Curiosities from the Members of ARC Gallery.  Co-curated with Ellen Petraits,

            ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

1994      Wanderlust, Abstraction in Chicago. ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

1990      Bi-Urban. Co-curated with members of Vox Populi, Willis Gallery, Detroit, MI and

Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

            Nine Artists at the Willis. Co-curated with students at The Cranbrook Academy of Art,

Willis Gallery, Detroit, MI

 

Selected Publications

 

Š       Sousanis, Nick: Fairwell to AuCourant: Aviva Kramer/Claudia Shepard, The Detroiter.com, October 2004

Š       Wollenberg, Wendy: Money is No Object, Where Magazine (Chicago), June 1999

Š       Seamen, Danna: A Collaborative Art, Chicago Tribune Magazine, February 28, 1999

Š       Hawkins, Margaret: Exhibits debate true beauty (Review), Chicago Sun-Times, February 26, 1999

Š       Out and About, Chicago Sun-Times, Showcase February 12, 1999

Š       Newman, Howard: Diversity at Artemisia (Review), River North News (Chicago), June 25, 1994

 


Education

 

1991    M.F.A. (Painting). Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

1989    Oxbow Summer School (School of the Art Institute of Chicago). (Graduate Scholarship),

      Saugatuck, MI

1978    B.F.A. (Painting). Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

 

Awards/Honors

 

1996    Community Arts Assistance Program Grants Panelist. Department of Cultural Affairs,

City of Chicago

1992    Community Arts Assistance Program Grant. Department of Cultural Affairs,

City of Chicago, 1992

 

Professional Affiliations

 

Board Member, San Fernando Valley Arts Council

Member, Finegood Gallery, Valley Jewish Federation

Volunteer, Membership Department, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2008-2009

Member, Womens’ Caucus for Art, 2005-2009

Member, Art Encounter, Chicago, IL, 2000-2008

President, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1998-1999

Member, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1994-1999

Board Member, Chicago Artists' Coalition, Chicago, IL, 1991-1993

Member, Chicago Artists’ Coalition, Chicago, IL, 1990-2008

 

Collections

 

Dan Addington, Chicago, IL                                                     Claudia Shepard, Detroit, MI

Dr. David and Jenny Asdourian, Detroit, MI                            Matthew and Susan Struve, Evanston, IL

Robert Cobb, Detroit, MI                                                          Frances Seidman, Evanston, IL

Angel Davis, Detroit, MI                                                           Deborah Sukenic, Detroit, MI

Jane Heron, Chicago, IL                                                          Christine Welch, Detroit, MI

Hillary Isaacs, Chicago, IL

Barry Kushner, Toronto, Ontario

Betty and Martin Mitchell, Detroit, MI

Nancy Moore, Evanston, IL

Scott Mossman, Chicago, IL

Jill Riddell, Chicago, IL