MFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago 1982
BA California State University, Hayward, California 1978
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 Ekstatic Edgewater, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL
2015 CTA Red Line, Jarvis stop, permanent installation. Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago, IL
2012 Cielo: Rome e Chicago, VerA, Rome, Italy.
2012 Artist’s Connect: Tom Denlinger Art Institute of Chicago, Presentation of studio work and connections to artists in Art Institute collections, Chicago, IL
2009 Lo Sguardo di Pavese: Le colline intorno, il demone dentr0 CEPAM (Centro Pavesiano Museo Casa Natale), Santo Stefano Belbo, Italy
2008 Rowland Contemporary, Chicago, IL
2008 Imperfect Recall, Chicago Academy of Sciences Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago, IL.
2002 Plenum, Tom Blackman Associates, Chicago, IL
2001 Castelli di Fiori, Castelli d’Acqua, Installation, Watertower City Gallery, Chicago
2000 Barbara Von Stechow Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
2000 Ten In One Gallery, New York, NY.
1998 Ten In One Gallery, Chicago, IL. Uncomfortable Spaces, Frankfurt Art Fair, Frankfurt, Germany.
1996 Kunstlerhaus e.V., Hamburg, Germany.
1995 Ten In One Gallery, Chicago, IL.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES
2014 When Worlds Collide: the Prokaryotic Kingdom of Monera @ Terrain, Terrain, Highland Park, IL
2013 Streamlines, Mahaprajapati Nunnery (Buddhist Temple), Vaishali, India.
2013 Faculty Exhibition (juried), DePaul Art Museum, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
2012 Sic Transit Gloria Mundi, Industry of the Ordinary “Portrait Project”
2011 Skyline, 310 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago
2010 House-Warming NR.VII, artEmbassy, Berlin-Mitte, Germany
2008 In Sede: Che Schatto!, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Turin, Italy. The Third Mind, “Memorials to Future Catastrophes,” video / sound collaborative work, Brooklyn Lyceum, Brooklyn, NY.
2006 Sonic Impact, New Music Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL Oct. 28-29, 2006: Yago, a video / sound collaboration with composer Gene Coleman.
2005 Location Matters, artMbassy, Berlin, Germany; First part of a two-part collaborative exhibition with four Chicago-based artists and four artists based in Berlin, Germany. Kyoto In_Ex., Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, World Music Festival; Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL
2004 Yago, Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Soundfield Festival of New Music; International Currents Gallery, John David Mooney Foundation, Chicago, IL. Photography, Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, benefit exhibition. Fine Words Butter No Cabbage, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
2003 Yago, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany, Transsonic Festival of New Music
2002 ArtCouncil Awards Show, Gallery 312, Chicago, IL, 2002, Artadia Organization.
2001 Sight, Site, Insight, Sonnenschein Gallery, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL
1999 Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI.
1997 Art Exchange, Downtown Alliance for NY, New York, N.Y Distractions, Tom Blackman Assoc., Chicago
1996 Uncomfortable Spaces, ARCO, Madrid, Spain.
1995 Pure Hinterland, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL. Pressed for Time.Shin Se Gae Gallery, Seoul, Korea. Residue, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
1994 Location, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI Little Things, Art In General, New York, NY
1993 In Flux, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL. The Landscape Show, Tom Blackman Associates, Chicago, IL Tom Denlinger-Luke Dohner, Ten In One Gallery, Chicago, IL.
1992 The Landscape: Subject of Renewed Scrutiny, Foster Gallery, Univ. of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI. Address, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL.
1991 Divide and Multiply, NAME Gallery, Chicago, IL
1988 Reliable Machines, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
1986 Installations, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL.
1983 80th Chicago and Vicinity Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Alibi, Moming Dance and Arts Center, Chicago, IL; set design, dance performance.
1977 Palo Alto Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Palo Alto, California.
PRESENTATIONS, CONFERENCES, AND WORKSHOPS
2012 Artist’s Connect: Tom Denlinger at the Art Institute of Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Presentation of studio work with connections to artists in the Art Institute collections.
2006 &Now Lake Forest College Literary and Arts Festival, Lake Forest College,Lake Forest, IL, April 4-6. Co-organizer.
2005 Media, New, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, June 7-9. Break-out session facilitator, “Exquisite Corpse Project.”
2004 &Now, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, April 5-7. Presenter, “Memorials to Future Catastrophes.”
2003 Teaching and Learning with Technology in the Humanities, Midwest Instructional Technology Center, hosted at Lawrence University, Appleton, WI, June 24. Presenter, “Make Sure that Our Graves are Kept Clean: A Multi-Campus Exquisite Corpse.”
REVIEWS AND CATALOGS
2009 Art in America, February, “Tom Denlinger at Rowland Contemporary,” Susan Snodgrass
2008 Artforum online, 15 June, “Tom Denlinger,” Alicia Eler
2008 New City, 22 May, “Tom Denlinger,” Michael Weinstein
2008 Chicago Tribune, 7 March, ‘Where color borders on danger and landscape is reduced to essentials,” Alan Artner
2007 La Repubblica, 17 November, “La Fotografia,” Marina Paglieri
2007 In Sede: Che Scatto, 15 November, catalog essay by Francesco Poli
2006 Location Uncertain, NIU Gallery, DeKalb, IL, exhibition catalog, with essay by Bertha Husband.
2005 Berliner Morgenpost, “Location Matters,” Mbassy Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
2004 Subjective Realities, Revco Collection catalog.
2002 Catalog for The ArtCouncil Awards Show, Artadia Organization.
2001 New Art Examiner, April: “Tom Denlinger,” John Brunetti.
2000 Tom Denlinger, exhibition catalog, with essay by Hamza Walker.
Frankfurt Allgemeine, November 4: “Blauen Himmel über Chikago,” Marc Peschko.
1998 Art In America, October: “Tom Denlinger,” Susan Snodgrass.
1998 New Art Examiner, September: “Tom Denlinger,” Ellen Steinberg.
1997 Chicago Tribune, May: “Distraction,” Alan Artner.
1996 Szene (Hamburg, Germany), August: “Dunkles Lachen,” Julia Mummenhof.
1995 New Art Examiner, December: “Tom Denlinger,” Jason Greenberg. Art Papers, Nov.-Dec.: “Tom Denlinger,” Jennifer L. Riddell.
1994 New Art Examiner, June: “Refried,” Michael Bulka. Chicago Tribune, May 13: “Of What Use?,” David McCracken.
Hyde Park Herald, March 16: “Blurring the Lines Between Art and the Everyday,” Cara Glatt.
1992 Crain’s Chicago Business, Feb.10: “Address,” Editor’s Choice.
1991 Chicago Tribune, March 1: “Divide Delves into Serial and Atomistic Art,” David McCracken.
1988 Chicago Tribune, April 22: “Gallery Scene,” David McCracken.
MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, IL
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL JP Morgan Chase, New York, NY
City of Chicago, Edgebrook library, Chicago, IL DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL
Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy University of Iowa
Telos, SpA, Rome, Italy Bank of America, Chicago, IL
Art Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany Chicago Transit Authority, Jarvis Stop – Red Line, Chicago, IL
Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
GRANTS, AWARDS, AND FELLOWSHIPS
2014 Chicago Transit Authority, Red Line, Artists Fellowship, Chicago, IL
2009 Governor’s International Exchange Award, Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, IL
2004 Japan Study Center, Earlham College, Travel Grant for art research project in Kyoto, Japan.
ACM, ACS, GLCAI, Tri-Consortial Global Partners Project, three-week seminar in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
2003 Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, IL Individual Artist’s Fellowship.
2002 Artadia Foundation, New York, NY, Individual Artist Fellowship.
Midwest Instructional Technology Center, Ann Arbor, MI. Express Lane Grant for development of Exquisite Corpse Collaborative Project including Colorado, Monmouth and Lake Forest Colleges.
1996 Kunstlerhaus e.V. Hamburg, Germany, Visiting Artist (July –August).
1990 Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, IL, Individual Artist’s Fellowship.
1985 Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, IL, Individual Artist’s Fellowship.
2010 Financial District: Mirror Stage – 16 Suggested Positions for the Middle Class, Center for Functional
Recuperation, Chicago, IL
2009 The Exquisite Corpse: Chance and Collaboration in Surrealism’s Parlor Game Tom Denlinger, Kanta Kochar Lindgren, and Davis Schneiderman, eds. Contains the essay Exquisite Mori: Corpse and Contiguity, by Tom Denlinger and Davis Schneiderman. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE (Fall 2009).
1992 Territorial By Design, limited edition offset book. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
CURATOR, JUROR, COMMITTEE AND BOARD MEMBER
2004 De Paul University, Annual Student Exhibition, juror and guest speaker.
1997-2005 Gallery 312, Chicago, IL, Programming Committee.
2000 City of Chicago Public Art Program, Project Advisory Panel.
1993-1996 Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, Chairman, Exhibitions Committee.
1992-1994 New Art Examiner, Chicago, IL, board member.
Department of Art, Media and Design
Chicago, IL 60614