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Nick Butcher

Born in Tennessee | American, lives and works in Chicago, IL, USA

 

2015

Masters of Fine Arts, Printmedia, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2013–2015

New Artists Society Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

2002

Bachelors of Fine Arts, Middle State Tennessee University, TN

Nadine Nakanishi

Born in California | Swiss / Japanese-American, lives and works in Chicago, IL, USA

 

2002–2004

Type Design (Degree), Berufsschule für Medien, Form und Farbe, Zürich, Switzerland

1997–2000

Eid. dipl. (federally certified) Polygraph, Weinfelden, Switzerland

Solo Exhibitions

2020

tba, Gelbes Haus, Lucerne, Switzerland

Per Diem, Zeitgeist, Nashville, TN

2019

MallowGelbes Haus, Lucerne, Switzerland
I'm Not Trying to Chang Anything, I'm Just ChangingSaugatuck Arts Center, Saugatuck, MI


2018
Puddles, Gelbes Haus, Lucerne, Switzerland
Shape Song, Hatch Show Print's Haley Gallery, Nashville, TN


2017
Café Avatar, Cress Gallery, University of Chattanooga, TN
Gaussian Blur, Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago, IL
byobuoy, Armory Gallery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Plane Shapes, Facebook Classic Campus, Menlo Park, CA


2016
Sonnenzimmer: The Arts Club of Chicago at 100, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Greige Fabrik, Vebikus Kunsthalle Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Vector Sculptures, Elastic Arts Foundation, Chicago, IL

2015
Objects of Practice, Morrissey Gallery, St. Ambrose University Art Department, Davenport, IA
The Impossibility of Language of Construction, Catich Gallery, St. Ambrose University Art Department, Davenport, IA
The Past Is A Stranger, The Future Is A Guest, Gallery 1 & 2, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Sonnenzimmer im Bau, The Winchester, Chicago, IL

2013
Object as Image, Image as Object: Graphic Abstraction by Sonnenzimmer, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MN
Image Structure, Public Works, Chicago, IL

2011
Space For Quietness, Replica, Thessaloniki, Greece

2010
Vorab Fabrik, Family Room, Chicago, IL

2009
Sonnenzimmer, Lula Cafe, Chicago, IL

 

Duo & Group Exhibitions

2019

I'm Not Trying to Chang Anything, I'm Just Changing, Public Works, Chicago, IL

Chicago Printers Guild 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition, The Fine Art Center Gallery, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

2018
Group Hang: Print Edition, Minnesota Street Project, Gallery 200, CA
Poster Double Happiness, America Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Ten x Ten Retrospective, Star Lounge, Chicago IL
Café Avatar by Sonnenzimmer & Cacti and Semaphore by Anthony B Creeden, grayDUCK Gallery, Austin, TX

2017 
Stay Positive, Rotofugi, Chicago, IL
Over & Over, The Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, IL
Group Hang, A Show of New Work by Facebook Artists in Residence 2012-2017, The Lab, San Franciscio, CA
National Poster Convention, Flatstock 61, Chicago, IL
How Posters Work, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI 
NIU Invitational Printmaking Triennial, Jack Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL
The City Beautiful, Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Chicago, IL
At Home, Zeitgeist, Nashville, TN

2016 
A Well Trodden Path, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, Chicago, IL
Poster Rock, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Flatstock 53, National Poster Convention, Chicago, IL

2015
“Perto de La”, Galeria do Jardim, Museums' Annex at the Museum of Art at Bahia (MAP), Salvador, Brazil
Beautiful Mess, Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
2nd Terrain Biennial, Oak Park, IL
Simultaneous: Seripop & Sonnenzimmer, Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of AACM, DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago IL
From Linekona to Lincoln, Honolulu Printmakers 87th Annual Exhibition, Honolulu Museum of Art School, Honolulu, HI

2014
Cannonball Run 3, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN
Chgo Dsgn, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
Flatstock 45, National Poster Convention, Chicago, IL
This is Chicago, AIGA’s centennial celebration, Venue One, Chicago, IL

2013
Designing Art, Fine Arts Center Gallery, North Eastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
Sharing Space, Architecture and Design Exhibit, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Sonnenzimmer & Jordan Martins, Lula Cafe, Chicago, IL

2012
Flatstock 33, National Poster Convention, Austin, TX
Pulled, Pressed and Printed, Expo 72, Chicago, IL
Drawn with a Knife, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Beginning, Beginnings, New York, NY
Graphic Noise, Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Opposite of Slick: Chicago’s Screen Printers, Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Annex, Loyola University Chicago, IL

2011
Typeforce 2, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
w/ w/ ords, Snow Flake, St. Louis, MO
The New New Chicagoans, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, Duo Show with Anders Nilsen, Fill In The Blank Gallery, Chicago, IL
All Together Now, The Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Push & Pull, Subwalk, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Flatstock 30, National Poster Convention, Chicago, IL
Fuck Up, Screen Ink, Lincoln NE
We Are Here: Design Out Of Context, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
Ink in the City, Chicago Printmakers’ Collaborative, Chicago, IL
Sonnenzimmer & Alex Valentine, MDW Fair, Devening Projects & Editions, Chicago, IL
Collision and Equilibrium–American Youth Printmaking Exhibition, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2010
Let There Be Geo, A & D Gallery, Chicago, IL
Printervention, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Office of Tourism, Chicago, IL
La Bataille, Nantes, France
Poster Park, Schunk*, Netherlands
NEXT / Art Chicago with Jettison Quarterly at Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
We Are Family: Emerging Talent in Chicago, Family Room, Chicago, IL
No World: Screen prints from a Midwestern Wasteland, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Flatstock 26, National Poster Convention, Chicago, IL
Public Works, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009
Boombox, Southern Graphic Council, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
WPA Bridgeport, Zhou B. Center, Chicago, IL
Without You I am Nothing: Cultural Democracy, Green Lantern Gallery, Chicago, IL
Meet Your Printmaker, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, DC
A Similar Sound, Fill in the Blank Gallery, Chicago, IL
In An Expression of the Inexpressible, Dean Johnson Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2008
Radar Eyes, Co-prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
Art in the Time of Plagiarism, Lotus Gallery, Chicago, IL
GOFFO (NEXT/Art Chicago), Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
Busted Amp, A+D Gallery, Chicago, IL
Garden Fresh Gallery, Chicago, IL
Escape, (Scene) Gallery, East Lansing, MI
Chicago Print Makers, Threadless Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007
Sound in Print: The Art of the Contemporary Music Poster, MTSU Todd Gallery, Murfreesburo, TN
Intersection Chicago, Stop Smiling Magazine Headquarters, Chicago, IL
Flatstock 13, National Poster Convention, Chicago, IL
Posters Schmosters, Butcher Shop, Chicago, IL
(Scene) Sound & Fury: The Fine Art of Rock Posters, Metrospace Gallery, East Lansing, MI

2006
Flatstock 10, National Poster Convention, Chicago, IL

Public & Institutional Engagements

2018
Art Ambassadors, Art Design Chicago, Terra Foundation, Chicago, IL

Artist Mentors, Fieldwork, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL

Performative Lecture, Graphic Filament, Sector 2337, Chicago, IL
Vendor, 3rd Chicago Printers Guild Publishers Fair, Chicago, IL

Vendor, Chicago Art Book Fair, Chicago, IL

Performative Lecture, Graphic Shareholders, Icon 10, Illustration Conference, Detroit, MI

Performance, Neobeat, Chicago, IL

Performative Reading, Zine Not Dead VIII, Elastic Arts, Chicago, IL

2017
Performance, Graphic Impulse w/ Parlour Tapes Residency, Comfort Station, Chicago, IL
Vendor and Organiser, 2nd Chicago Printers Guild Publishers Fair, Chicago, IL
Vendor, Chicago Art Book Fair, Chicago, IL
Book release w/ Anders Nilsen, Folding and Unfolding: Graphics, Human Nature and Surprise, Sector 2337, Chicago, IL
Guest, Field Work, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL
Visiting Artists, Cranbrook Art Academy, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Performative Lecture, Wind, Tree, River, Eraser, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Visiting Artists, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, TN 
Artist Talk, How Posters Work, Annual Print Forum at Milwaukee Art Museum's Lubar Auditorium, Milwaukee, WI
Visiting Artists, Virginia Tech, The School of Architecture + Design, Blacksburg, VI
Artist in Residence, Facebook Artist In Residence Program, Menlo Park, CA

2016

Vendor and Organiser, 1st Chicago Printers Guild Publishers Fair, Chicago, IL 
Guest, Field Work, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL
Visiting Artists and Workshop, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
Artist Talk with Daniela Kaiser, Leo Bettina Roost, Vebikus Kunsthalle Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Artist Visit, Print Media Department, School of the Art Institute Chicago: SAIC, Chicago, IL 
Performance, Dubbing Stills, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL
Workshop and Public Lecture, Practicum, California Institute of the Arts, CA

2015

Reading, Didactics, Sector 2337, Chicago, IL

Artist Talk, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Artist Walking Tour for Simultaneous: Seripop & Sonnenzimmer, Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago IL
Juror, 87th Print Exhibition, Honolulu Printmakers, Honolulu, HI
Artist Talk, Eastern Michigan University, Art Department, MI
Visiting Artists [ Print Residency ], Ohio University, Athens, OH

2014

Guest Speaker, Grafikklang, Grafisches Forum Zürich, Rosengarten, Zürich, Switzerland
Guest Speaker, Weapons of Mass Creation Fest, Cleveland Public Theatre, Cleveland, OH

2013

Lecture, Columbia College Fall Lectures, A + D, Chicago, IL
Workshop and Artist Lecture, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MN
Workshop and Artist Lecture, Pratt Institute, NY
Speaker Series, Design Madison, WI
Workshop and Artist Lecture, Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL
Printmakers Panel, Autoptic, Alliance Francaise, Minneapolis, MN

2012
Workshop and Public Lecture, Practicum, California Institute of the Arts, CA
Workshop, Fonel.cc, the Center for Book and Paper Art at Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

2011
Reading, Field Integration, Elastic Arts Foundation, Chicago, IL
Studio Visit, Marwen, Chicago, IL
Panel Discussion, Spudnik Press, through Marwen, Chicago, IL
Guest Speaker, SGC International Conference, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts,
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Studio Visit, AIGA Student Group, Fredonia, NY
Visiting Artist, SAIC Print Media Department, Chicago, IL
Artist Talk, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
Guest lecture and workshop, Fall Lecture Series 2011, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, IL
Guest Speaker, Art Directors Club of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK

2010
Panel Discussion, Spudnik Press, Marwen, Chicago, IL
Panel Discussion, Anatomy of a Freelance Designer, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
Workshop, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, IL
Studio Walk, Chicago Design Week through AIGA
Guest lecture, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, IL
Workshop, Notstock, Minot State University, ND 
Guest lecture, A+D Print Shop Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
Guest Speaker, Spark Program, Edelman, Chicago, IL

2009
Workshop, Say What Magazine, Young Chicago Authors, Chicago, IL
Panel Discussion, Quit Your Day Job Become An Artist, Around The Cayote at the Splat Flats, Chicago IL
Lecture, Northeastern Illinois, Printmaking Department
Studio Visit, Lakeforest College, Chicago, IL
Reading, Formal Additive Programs, Quimby’s, Chicago, IL
Panel Discussion, Died Young Stayed Pretty, Music Box Theater, AIGA, Chicago, IL

2008
Workshop, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, IL

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