Current Position

Professor of Art, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois (Emeritus)

Education

1971 Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

1969 Master of Arts in Ceramics, Fort Hays Kansas State University, Hays, Kansas

1968 Bachelor of Arts, Fort Hays Kansas State University, Hays, Kansas

Recent Solo Exhibitions

2019 “Smoke Remains”, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2018 “Smoke” Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina

2017 “Smoke Theory” Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

“Smoke Drawings” William Havu Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2015 “Smoke on Paper” Todd Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

2014 “Smoke Drawings” William Havu Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2013 “Dennis Lee Mitchell Smoke Drawings,” C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

2012 “Earth and Fire,” Patraidas Contemporary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2011 “Distillation,” Dubhe Carreño Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2009 “Origin,” Alcoma Gallery, Athens, Greece

2008 “Human Nature,” Dubhe Carreño Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2007 “Material Transformation,” Kemper Art Gallery, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois

2006 “Sense of Origin,” Clarke House Museum, Chicago, Illinois

“Source,” Dubhe Carreño Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2005 “Manifest,” Dubhe Carreño Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2004 “Sculptures,” Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, Iowa

“New Works,” Dubhe Carreño Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2001 “Sculptures,” Amalgama Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece

Recent Group Exhibitions

2019 Neptune/Brown Gallery, Washington D.C.

2018 Heather Gaudio Gallery, New Canaan, Connecticut

2016 U.S. State Department, Art in Embassy Exhibition, U.S.

Embassy, Ankara, Turkey

2015 “Two Person Show”, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

U.S. State Department, Art in Embassy Exhibition, Curated by Sara Tanguy, U.S. Embassy, Ankara, Turkey

2014 “New Media Exploration,” University of St. Francis, University Art Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana

2013 “Mighty Small,” Patraidas Contemporary, Ogden, Utah

2012 “Dennis Lee Mitchell/Olivia Petraides/Lisa Sambor,” Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, Illinois

“We Find Our Way,” Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, New Jersey

2011 “Sculpture Today: New Forces, New Forms,” Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2010 CAA Seoul 2010, Kepco Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

The Chicago Art Loop Open, Chicago, IL

NCECA 2010 Invitational, Moore Galleries, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

“Trompe L’Oeil,” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California

2009 “Considering Spring,” Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, Washington

“Perspective,” Function Art, Chicago, IL

The 5th World Contemporary Ceramic Biennale, Icheon-city South Korea

2008 “The Leaf and the Page,” Illinois State Museum, Chicago, IL

“Revisions,” Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

“Trompe L’Oeil,” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California

2007 Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Cheongju City, Chungbuk, South Korea, Honorable Mention

“Botanical,” Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico

“Sculpture Invasion,” Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL

“Contemporary,” Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago, IL

Art XIII, Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, California

21st International Juried Exhibition, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ

“Match,” Dubhe Carreño Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2006 “Ingrained Passion,” Function + Art, Chicago, Illinois

Krasl Biennial Sculpture Invitational, Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, Michigan

Rockford Midwestern Biennial, Rockford Museum of Art, Rockford, IL

“30 Ceramic Sculptors,” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

“Nature/Culture,” Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Chicago Sculptors Biennale, Flatfile Galleries, Chicago, IL
Biennale, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

“People of the Mud: A Look at Chicago Ceramics,” Chicago Tourism Center, Chicago, Illinois

Public Collections

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

Illinois State Art Museum, Chicago, Illinois

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, Illinois

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Valley State University Collection, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah

Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri

Arizona State University Art Museum, Ceramics Research Center, Tempe, Arizona

Deloitte & Touche Collection, Chicago, Illinois

Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana

Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois

Illinois Collection for the State of Illinois Center, Chicago, Illinois