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William Conger

 

 

Born

1937
Dixon, IL


Education

1966
M.F.A. University of Chicago
1961
B.F.A. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
1956
The School of the Art Institute, Chicago


One Person Exhibitions

2012 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago
  Narrative Abstraction Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, IL
  "Eminent Domain", Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago
2010
"Gouaches," Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago
 
Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago
 
“Criss-Cross” Gouache Paintings, Happy, Los Angeles, CA.
2009
"New Paintings," Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago
 
"Paintings 1958-2008," Chicago Cultural Center
2007
"Recent Paintings," Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago
2006
MetCapPrivateBank, Chicago
2005
tadu contemporary art, Santa Fe, NM (also 2003)
2004
"New Paintings," Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago
2002
"Iron Heart City," Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago
2001
"Painted Collages," Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago
2000
"Memories of Childhood," Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago
"2000 - Moments: New Painted Collages," Holliman Gallery, Walker Arts Center, Holland Hall School, Tulsa, OK
1999
"Circus Paintings," Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago
1998
"Collages," Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago
"William Conger: Collages," Jonson Gallery, University Art
Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
1997
Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago (Also 1994,1992,1990,1987,1985)
"William Conger, Collages," University Club of Chicago
1993
Tarble Art Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
1992
Janus Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1983
Zaks Gallery, Chicago (Also 1980, 1978)
1976
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Champaign, IL
Douglas Kenyon Gallery, Chicago


Group Exhibitions

2005
"art in the abstract," Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery
"ABSTRACT VOCABULARY, Rockford College in conjunction with Roy Boyd Gallery"
2004
"That 70s Show: The Age of Pluralism in Chicago," Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster, IN
2002
"The Chicago School II," Klein Art Works, Chicago, IL
 
"Abstract Truths," Hinsdale Center for the Arts, Hinsdale, IL
1999
"Chicago Subjects," The Laura Mesaros Gallery, W. VA. U., Morgantown
1998
"Contemporary Abstraction Chicago," Klein Art Works, Chicago
"Collages: Conger/JG Faulkner/Fraser/Krepp/Reuter-Pacyna," Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago
"Audubon Legacy vault series: birds," New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA
1997
"Art in Chicago, 1945 - 1995," Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
"Update: A Closer Look at Six Chicago Artists," Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago
1996
"25 Years of Contemporary Art," Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago
"Second Sight: Printmaking in Chicago 1935 - 1995," Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, Northwestern
Univesity, Evanston, IL
1994
"Workbook: Journals and Journeys," Columbia College
Chicago Center for Paper and Book Arts, Chicago
1993
"Eight from Northwestern," Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
1990
"Northwestern Collects," Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston
Lakeview Museum, Peoria, IL
"Albuquerque '50s," University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
1989
"Partners in Purchase," State of Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago
1987
"Chicago Abstractionists," Grae Gallery, St. Louis, MO
"Elegant Abstraction," Paine Art Center, Oshkosh, WI
Selected Artists, Eve Mannes Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1986
"Painting at Northwestern: Conger, Paschke, Valerio," Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (catalog)
"Chicago Abstract Painting," Lakeview Museum, Peoria, IL
"La Grande Jatte: Seurat and Chicago Artists," Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago
Forum Internationale Exposition, Zurich, Switzerland
1985
"Abstract Painting in Chicago," Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago and L.A.
"Chicago and Vicinity, Works on Paper," Art Institute of Chicago
1984
"Abstract-Symbol-Image," Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago (Traveling) 
"Artists of Chicago and Vicinity," Art Institute of Chicago
"Chicago Cross-Section," Ohio University, Athens curated by Dennis Adrian (traveling, catalog)
"Chicago Artists-Continuity and Change," Printers' Row, Chicago
"Fans," Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago (catalog)
1982
"Chicago Abstract Painters," Sonoma State College, CA (traveling, catalog)
"9 Abstract Artists," Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago (catalog)
1981
"Chicago Artists," Mitchell Museum, Mt Vernon, IL (catalog)
"Artists of Chicago and Vicinity," Art Institute of Chicago
1980
"Art/Work," Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago (catalog)
1978
30th Illinois Invitational, Illinois State Museum, Springfield (catalog)
"6x9," N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, curated by Ellen Lanyon
"The Flower Show," Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago


Public Collections

% for the Public Art Program, Chicago (Police Station)
Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
A.T. & T., New York City, NY
First National Bank of Chicago at London, England
Main Bank, Chicago
Marina Bank, Chicago
Kemper Group, Long Grove, IL
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Jonson Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Needham, Harper & Steers, Chicago
Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL
DePaul University, Chicago
North Park College, Chicago
Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
State of Illinois, James R. Thompson Center, Chicago
Union League Club, Chicago
Elmhurst College, IL
IBM Corporation, Atlanta, GA (commission)
Watertower Bank, Chicago
Quaker Oats, Chicago
Quartet Manufacturing, Skokie, IL
Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
McKinsey and Company, Chicago
The McCormick Convention Complex Art Collection, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, Chicago, IL

 

 


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