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Art and Art History

Karen Lebergott

Associate Professor of Art


Art - Painting, Drawing
20/21st Century Art
Art in Chicago


20th Century art - Cubism, futurism, collage. 


MFA, School of the Art Institute
BS in Art, The University of Wisconsin-Madison

Courses Taught

Art 130: Elements of Design
Art 131: Beginning Drawing
Art 231: Figure Drawing
Art 230: Painting
Art 235: Mixed Media
Art 481: Senior Seminar in Studio Art



“Absolute Location” Solo exhibition. Gallerie Lichtpunkt, Munich, Germany

“Ten Year Survey”  Solo exhibition,travelled to Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana


“Cities in Flux”, Whiteconcepts, Berlin, Germany          

“Ten Year Survey 2000- 2010” Karen Lebergott – paintings and drawings, Solo exhibition Wriston Galleries, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI, traveled to the Sonnenschein Gallery, Lake Forest, IL

 Mapping”, Journal “Les Carnet”, upcoming publication, Universite de Paris


“Falling Apart, In-Visible Cites“ paintings and works on paper, Solo Exhibition, Rowland Contemporary, Chicago, IL.

“Magic Mountain,” video and drawing installation, Solo exhibition Audible Gallery, Chicago, IL.

“Group V and guests,” Kunstsalon, Berlin, Germany 

“re-Construction of Time,” paintings, drawings and video installation — Karen Lebergott, J. Seinfled, V. Witte — Art Mbassy Galerie, Berlin, Germany


“Location Uncertain – Berlin/Chicago” NIU Museum, DeKalb, IL

“Travel Documents,” A+D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

“Refugien”, Kulturamt, Berlin, Germany

 group exhibition Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Berlin, Germany


“Chicago/Berlin Exchange,” Galerie Art Mbassy, Berlin, Germany         “Correlations,” Kunstverein Ingan, Berlin, Germany

 Group exhibtion – German Embassy, Rome, Italy

 Recent drawings, two-person exhibit, Gallery Stella A, Berlin, Germany


“Recent Work From Berlin” Solo Exhibition, Sonnenschein Gallery,Lake Forest IL


“The Temporaries,” two-person exhibit, Galerie der Karl Hofer Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany


“Property 1990-2001,” eleven year survey, Solo Exhibition, Eleventh Street Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

 Solo Exhibition, St. James Cavalier Art Centre, Valletta, Malta

“CAA Gallery Artists,” Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL


Solo exhibition, New York Law School Gallery, NYC

“Estramadura”, solo exhibition,The Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

“Blink,” Northern Illinois University Gallery, Chicago, IL

 “Out of Line,” The Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, I

 “New Work by Gallery Artists,” Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL


“Maps, Plans, Names” solo exhibition, Reicher Gallery Barat College, Lake Forest, IL


Jan Cicero Gallery, Solo exhibition, Chicago, IL.


The Spertus Museum, Chicago, IL.

Group Exhibitions

1991- 1999

Columbia College Eleventh St. Gallery, Chicago, IL • Northern Illinois University Gallery, Chicago, IL • N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL • Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL • Knox College Gallery, Galesburg, IL • Betty Rymer Gallery The School of The Art Institute, Chicago, IL • Lyons Weir Gallery, Chicago, IL • Lannon-Cole Gallery, Chicago, IL • Klein Gallery, Chicago, IL • Rockford College, Rockford, IL • Paper Press Gallery, Chicago, IL • Robbin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, IL • Randolph St. Gallery, Chicago, IL • Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

Invited Talks

20112010 Artist’s talk - Lawrence University, Wriston Gallery, Appleton,WI.

2009 Curated “Siglind Wittwer — drawings and video,” Sonnenschein Gallery, Lake Forest, IL.

2007 Curated, “Clarence Morgan” paintings, Sonnenschein Gallery, Lake Forest,IL.

2006 Curated, “Matthew Girson” paintings, Sonnenschein Gallery, Lake Forest, IL.

2000 Northern Illinois University Art Gallery, panel discussion of installation exhibition “Blink,” Chicago, IL.

2000 Curated “Citizenship Imagined” in conjunction with philosophy symposium “The Possibilities of Citizenship,” Sonnenschein Gallery, Lake Forest , IL.

1999 Curated “Synthesis - Collage and Mixed Media, Sonnenschein Gallery, Lake Forest, IL.

1998 Curated “Abstract Variations”, Sonnenschein Gallery, Lake Forest IL.

1997 Curated “Not Renoir,” Sonnenschein Gallery, Lake Forest IL.

1996 Northern Illinois University Art Gallery, panel discussion on “The Current State of The Arts in Chicago”, Chicago, IL.

1994 Garret Gallery, 10th Annual Juried Fine Arts Competition, St. Louis, MO. Juror.

1993 Chicago Salon group, Chicago, IL. Visiting Artist slide lecture.

1992 Northern Illinois University, Ars Nova student competition, DeKalb, IL. Visiting Artist/Juror.

Grants and Awards

2011 Illinois Arts Council , Individual Artist Support Grant

2009 Illinois Arts Council, Special Assistance grant

2009  Cite des Arts, Paris, France, Artist Residency

2009  École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France, Artist in Residence 

2006  Chicago Council on Fine Arts, CAAP Grant

2005  Mellon Grant awarded through the Global Partners/ACM

2003  Karl Hofer Gesellschaft, Berlin, Artist-In-Residence

2003  Illinois Arts Council, Governor International Arts Exchange

2000  Illinois Arts Council, Projects Grant

1993  Illinois Arts Council, Projects Grant