Curriculum Vitae

Education

1995     Master of Fine Arts, Painting, Department of Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

1990     Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

One-Person and Two-Person Exhibitions

2021     Marginalia, Cultivator, Morris, IL

            Time and its Opposite, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL

            Field Studies (with Adam Fung), Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago, IL

2018     Fragile States, First Free Church, Chicago, IL

2017     Known by Sight, Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016     A Bowl Full of Sky, Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL (collaborative drawings with Louise LeBourgeois)

            Rise and Fall, The University Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014     Fragile Structures, Elmhurst College, Frick Center, Elmhurst, IL

2013     Collapse, Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010     Improvised Landmarks and Temporary Structures, Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008     Letters from the Storm, Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL

2003     Corpus, gescheidle, Chicago, IL

            Spectrum, Friesen Galleries, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID

2002     Nothing/Much, Judson College, Elgin, IL

            Flesh-Colored, Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Observing Silence, Adams Hall Gallery, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

2001     Looking In, Seeing Big: Louise LeBourgeois and Steven Carrelli, College of Lake County, Greyslake, IL (2-person show)

1999     To Fix the Gaze, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

1998     Steven Carrelli, Isis Gallery, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

            Louise LeBourgeois and Steve Carrelli, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL (2-person show)

1997     New Works, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

Group Exhitions

2022     It's a Small Show After All, Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago, IL

2020     Art-In-Place, an initiative of CNL Projects and Terrain Exhibitions, Chicago and Oak Park, IL

2018     unLOCK: Merging Art & Industry, a citywide multimedia public art project, Lockport, IL

            rePORT, The Gaylord Building, Lockport, IL

            Stillness, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL

2017     Catamaran Literary Reader Fourth Annual Exhibit, R. Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

            The Mind's I, The Ed Paschke Art Center, Chicago, IL, collaborative project conceived by Anne Harris

2016     La Mère / La Mer, Moreau Art Galleries, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN
                traveled to the Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN

            Resurrection, Aron Packer Projects at Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL

            Chicago Paints, Ohio University Art Gallery, Athens, OH

2015     Return of the Exquisite Corpse, Printworks, Chicago, IL

            2015 Midwest Drawing Invitational, Weatherhead Gallery, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN

2014     The Art of Description, Illinois State Museum Southern Illinois Art and Artisans Center, Whittington, IL
                also traveled to Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery, Lockport, IL

            Collaborations II, Printworks, Chicago, IL

2013     The Art of Description, Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Foundation Drawing: Steven Carrelli, Lelde Kalmite, Todd Serrano, Laurie Shaman, Fermilab Art Gallery, Batavia, IL

2012     The Mind's I, Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL, collaborative project conceived and organized by Anne Harris

            Black and White, Gillock Gallery, Evanston, IL

2011     Hand Space / Mind Space, IUN Gallery for Contemporary Art, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN

            The Artist’s Daughter, Carlson Tower Gallery, North Park University, Chicago, IL

            Cover Stories: The Art of the Book Jacket, Fisher Gallery, Otterbein University, Westerville, OH

            Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy

2010     Cover Stories: The Art of the Book Jacket, Printworks, Chicago, IL

            Allusion to Illusion, Clement Art Gallery, Troy, NY

            DePaul University 2010 Faculty Exhibition, DePaul University Art Museum, Chicago, IL

2009     UpScale/DownSize, Bowling Green State University Willard Wankelman Gallery, Bowling Green, OH

            {blank} place, Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

            Next (c/o Packer Schopf Gallery), The Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL

2008     The Drawing Show, The Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL, curated by Brian Ritchard

            Vista Novus: New Views of Nature and the Landscape, Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007     Remembering Ruth: 25 Years of Giving, The Ruth Chenven Foundation and NoHo Gallery, New York, NY

            The Bridge Art Fair (c/o Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago), The Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL

            The Fortuitous Sequel to Martin Kippenberger's Installation, The Experimental Station, Chicago, IL,
                curated by Material Exchange, subsequently installed on the quad of the University of Chicago

2006     Concept Driven, Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Art Chicago 2006 (c/o Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago), The Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL

            Something Old, Something New, The Hinsdale Center for the Arts, Hinsdale, IL

            Travel Documents: Artists’ Response to Place, Columbia College A&D Gallery, Chicago, IL
                and Koehnline Museum, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL, curated by Corey Postiglione

2005     After the Fact, The Riverside Arts Center, Riverside, IL, curated by Tim Lowly

            Senza Titolo, Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy

2004     The San Francisco International Art Expo, San Francisco, CA (c/o gescheidle, Chicago, IL)

2003     Guest List, gescheidle, Chicago, IL

            The San Francisco International Art Expo, San Francisco, CA (c/o gescheidle, Chicago, IL)

2002     The Affordable Art Fair, Pier 92, New York City, NY (c/o gescheidle, Chicago, IL)

            About Looking at Things, gescheidle, Chicago, IL

            Contemporary Drawing Salon, Northeastorn Illinois University, Chicago, IL, curated by John Brunetti

            Evanston + Vicinity Biennial, The Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

            Art Chicago 2002, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL (c/o Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, IL

            DePaul University Faculty Exhibition, DePaul University Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Men: The Male Figure in Contemporary Art, Hawthorn Gallery, Birmingham, Al

2001     Snow Globe Invitational, Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Venus, Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Something Old Something New, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY

            Art Scene Chicago, The Chicago Athenaeum, Schaumberg, IL

            Artists/Alumni: Masters of Fine Arts from Northwestern’s Department of Art Theory and Practice, The Block Museum of Art,
                Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

2000     Small Packages III, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Shake the Coat: A Midwestern Tribute to Gregory Gillespie, North Park University, Chicago, IL

            Union Images 2000, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

            First Works, Columbia College Art Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

            Materials and Techniques, O’Connor Gallery, Dominican University, River Forest, IL

1999     In the Unlikely Event, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID

            Small Works, Gallery Arcadia, Grand Rapids, MI

            End of the Millennium, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

            Euro Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

            The Conscious Line, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID

            Images of Silence, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL

            Graphite, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

1998     Small Packages, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

            What We Have Seen, Gallery Arcadia, Grand Rapids, MI

1997     Small Works, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

            Chicago: A Spiritual Landscape, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL

1996     In Side Out Side In, North Park College, Chicago, IL

1995     Small Painting – Big Shoulders, Kendall College of Art, Grand Rapids, MI
                and Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL

            Ecstasy, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Poetic Images, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL

            Union League Scholarship Exhibition, Union League Civic and Arts Foundation, Chicago, IL

            Surfacing, 362 W. Erie St., Chicago, IL

1993     Art Chicago 1993, Cityfront Center, Chicago, IL (c/o The Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago)

Public Commissions

2018     Harvest, temporary outdoor sculptural installation, sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and
                the National Endowment for the Arts, Lockport, IL

2017     Armitage Ghost Mural, Armitage Avenue CTA station, City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Awards and Grants

2020         Individual Artist Program Grant, City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

2019         Individual Artist Program Grant, City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

2001         The Ruth Chenven Foundation, New York, NY

2000         Purchase Award, Union Images 2000, Chicago Federation of Labor, Chicago, IL

                Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP) Grant, Chicago, IL

1995-96    Fulbright Grant, Florence, Italy

1995         Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Scholarship, Chicago, IL

Selected Bibliography

2021     Gniech, Chuch, “Field Studies: Adam Fung and Steve Carrelli – Hofheimer Gallery,” Chicago Fine Art
                (chicagofineart.blogspot.com), 6 June 2021.

2018     Van Eck, Tricia, ed. Art in Chicago Neighborhoods: Year of Public Art. City of Chicago:
                Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

2016     Catamaran Literary Reader. Vol. 4. Issue 4 (Winter 2016): 121, 122, 131, 140.

            Chicago Paints, Exhibition catalogue. Athens, OH: Ohio University School of Art + Design.

            La Mère / La Mer (The Mother / The Sea), a Tim Lowly Project, Exhibition catalogue.

2015     Return of the Exquisite Corpse. Exhibition catalogue. Essay by Lynne Warren. Chicago: Printworks Gallery.

2014     Zetouni, Sigalit. “Natural Expressions.” Chicago Life Magazine Winter 2014:18.

2012     Hotel Amerika. Volume 10. Number 2 (Spring 2012): 17.

2010     Cover Stories: The Art of the Book Jacket. Exhibition catalogue. Introduction by Mark Pascale. Chicago: Printworks Gallery.

            Steven Carrelli and Louise LeBourgeois. Exhibition catalogue. Essay by David Lazar. Chicago: Packer Schopf Gallery.

            Brickman, David. “…and other Troy shows.” Get Visual. dbgetvisual.blogspot.com, 12 August 2010.

2009     {blank} place. Exhibition catalogue. Essays by Raél Jero Salley and Jennifer Murray.
                Chicago: Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery, Columbia College Chicago.

            Weinberg, Lauren. “(blank) space.” Time Out Chicago 27 August – 2 September 2009.

            UpScale/DownSize. Exhibition catalogue. Introduction by Jaqueline S. Nathan. Bowling Green, OH: BGSU Fine Arts Center.

2007     Pietrusiak, Leah. “The Scene: Putt-putt artist design studio.” Time Out Chicago 29 March – 4 April 2007: 4.

2006     Hawkins, Margaret. “’Travel Documents’ lets us tour with artists.” Chicago Sun-Times 17 March 2006: NC44.

2002     DePaul University 2002 Faculty Exhibition. Exhibition catalogue. Essays by Paul B. Jaskot and Louise Lincoln.
                Chicago: Depaul University Art Gallery.

2001     Artists/Alumni. Exhibition catalogue. Essays by William Conger and James Yood. Evanston, IL: The Block Museum of Art.

            New American Paintings. Number 35. Wellesley, MA: Open Studios Press, September 2001: 34-37.

            Louise LeBourgeois & Steven Carrelli: Looking In, Seeing Big. Exhibition catalogue. Essay by Steve Tomasula. Greyslake, IL:
                Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, College of Lake County.

            Maes, Nancy. “Portrait of the Artists.” Northwestern (Evanston, IL) Summer 2001: 12-19.

            Pritsker, Ellen. “Small Works.” Pioneer Press (Glenview, IL) 22 March 2001: B4.

2000     Mahmoud, Ben. “Shake the Coat.” The Daily Chronicle (Dekalb, IL) 19 November 2000: D1-D2.

            Patner, Andrew. Review of “Union Images 2000.” The Chicago Sun-Times 4 September 2000.

            Sundell, Ivy. Art Scene Chicago 2000. Evanston, IL: Crow Woods Publishing.

1998     Bakker, Conrad. “The Conviction of Sight.” The Paper (Grand Rapids, MI) 22-28 October 1998.

            The Nature of Landscape. Exhibition catalogue. South Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame.

1995     Camper, Fred. “Household Poisons.” The Chicago Reader 10 November 1995, sec. 1: 30-31.

Publications as Author

“Crafting Time: Nate Young and Mika Horibuchi at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum”, The New Art Examiner (UK), Vol. 35, No. 6, September/October 2021.

“The Presence of Painting”, The New Art Examiner (UK), Vol. 35, No. 1, September/October 2020.

"A Stone in the River", Chicago Quarterly Review, #29, Fall 2019.

"Public Work", excerpted in Art in Chicago Neighborhoods: Year of Public Art. Tricia Van Eck, ed. City of Chicago: Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, 2018.

"Public Work", Chicago Quarterly Review, #26, Fall 2018.

"Among the Living", Crab Creek Review, Vol. 1, 2016.

Selected Collections

The Chicago Federation of Labor AFL-CIO, Chicago, IL

City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Public Art Collection

The DePaul Art Museum, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Elmhurst College Art Collection, Elmhurst, IL

The Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL

Northwestern University Graduate School, Evanston, IL

The Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy

Wheaton College, Art Department, Wheaton, IL

The Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, The College of Lake County, Greyslake, IL

Teaching Experience

2019 – present    Lecturer, School of Art, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

2019    Visiting Scholar, School of Art, College of Fine Arts, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

2007 – 2019    Lecturer, Department of Art, Media and Design, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

2000 – 2012    Part-Time Faculty, Department of Art and Design, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

2005 – 2006    Painting Instructor, Fine Arts Coordinator, Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy

1996 – 2004    Lecturer, Department of Art and Art History, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

1999    Visiting Lecturer, Beginning Drawing, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

1998-99    Instructor, Fine Arts Seminar, The Chicago Metropolitan Center, Chicago, IL

1996-98    Instructor, Drawing, Egg Tempera Painting, Oil Painting, The Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

1995    Instructor, Basic Drawing, Department of Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL