Showcasing the rich diversity of visual art.
The Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago features the works of established and up-and-coming Chicago-area artists throughout the year, including special events celebrating African-American perspective, Hispanic heritage, women’s history and Chicago Artists’ Month.
The Current Season
Senior Capstone Exhibition
by Allyson Buzzard, Holly Hanrahan, Franchesca Heidenreich, Adrian Hernandez, Crystal Iniguez, Hope Lewis, Grace Miller, Sebastian Roman, Tony Rossi, Angelica Vasko, and Anna Zarow
March 13–May 5, 2023
Reception: Sunday, April 16, 2–4 p.m.; Artists’ Talk at 3 p.m.
Studio Art, Graphic Design, Pre-Art Therapy, and Art Education students exhibit exemplary works of art that span their studies at Concordia University Chicago. Stop by to congratulate and potentially collect art created by our soon-to-be alumni.
Thank you Blick Art Materials for providing the awards.
Pushing Back the Sea
by Mary Porterfield
Jan. 9 – Feb. 25, 2023
Reception: Sunday, Jan. 29, 2 – 4 p.m.; Artist’s Talk at 3 p.m.
Mary Porterfield’s life-size, figurative drawings are inspired by her mother's struggle to care for her father during his battle with Parkinsonism. By sharing her parents' story, she hopes to uplift those that serve as caretakers.
Porterfield is an occupational therapist and adjunct instructor of art at Northeastern Illinois University.
by Mark Swain
Aug. 22 – Oct. 18, 2022
Reception: Sunday, Sept. 25, 2 – 4 p.m., Artist’s Talk at 3 p.m.
The gallery is directed by CUC Arts Division chair, professor of art, artist and arts advocate, Nikkole Huss, M.F.A. If you are interested in more information about an artist’s work or a particular exhibition, please contact her at Nikkole.Huss@CUChicago.edu.
If you are an established artist interested in exhibiting, please send a show proposal: 20 sample images (JPG format via digital image sharing), image inventory (title, media, dimensions, date), resume, exhibition history and artist’s statement to Nikkole Huss.
Please note, exhibitions are scheduled up to two years in advance.
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The Ferguson Art Gallery is located at Concordia University Chicago in Kretzmann Hall, just off Bonnie Brae and Thomas Streets. Bonnie Brae is one block west of Harlem Ave. Free parking is located in the parking structure on Bonnie Brae.