Exhibitions

Below is an abridged list of exhibitions and galleries that have featured work by Grace Cole over the years, as well as a list of corporate and private collections that include her pieces.

Exhibitions (abridged list)

  • Greenleaf Art Center, Chicago, IL (“A Spring Thing,” Group Show, April 2007)
  • The Gallery at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL (“Interpretation II,” Five-Person Show, March-April 2007)
  • Gillock Gallery, Evanston, IL (“Face to Face: Chicagoans in the Arts,” One-Person Show, June 2006)
  • Texas National 2006 Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX (April 2006)
  • The Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, IL (“Face to Face: Chicagoans in the Arts,” One-Person Show, November 2005)
  • Sulzen Fine Art Studio, Chicago, IL (“4th Annual Art Exhibition,” Group Show, April 2005)
  • Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL (“Leonardo daVinci Revisited,” November 2004)
  • The Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, IL (“Short Series,” October 2004)
  • The Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL (“Collection Exhibition,” Group Show, October 2004)
  • The Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL (“Rock, Paper, Scissors,” Group Show, June 2004)
  • Gillock Gallery, Evanston, IL (Group Show, May 2004)
  • Truman State University, Kirksville, MO (“14th Annual National Art Competition, 2004)
  • The Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL (“12×12,” Group Show, 2003)
  • The Arts Club, Chicago, IL (“80th Annual Exhibition of Artist Members,” 2003)
  • Chicago Art Open, Chicago, IL (annually, 1998 to 2004)
  • The Fine Art Gallery, Chicago Illinois (Open Studios Member Show, October 2003)
  • The Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, IL (“Small Works ’03: : Artists in Residence 11th Annual Group Exhibition,” January/February 2003)
  • The Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, IL (“Exploring Leonardo: A 550-Year Legacy,” Group Show, November 2002)
  • Triangle of Old Town Gallery, Chicago, IL (“Leonardo DaVinci: A Finite Life…Infinite Possibilities,” Group Show, November 2002)
  • The Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL (“Faculty Exhibit,” Group Show, August 2002)
  • College of Lake County, Grays Lake, IL (“Leonardo Revisited: The Man and His Legacy,” Group Show, July 2002)
  • The Chicago Athenaeum Museum, Schaumburg, IL (“SPECTRUM: Contemporary Art of Chicago,” Group Show, 2002)
  • The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL (“79th Exhibition of Artist Members,” December 2001)
  • Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, Cape Cod, MA (2001)
  • Cliff Dwellers Club, Chicago, IL (One-person Show, 2001)
  • The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX (“Texas National Drawing Show,” Group Show, 2001)
  • The Chicago Atheneaum Museum, Schaumburg, IL (“The Chicago Art Scene,” Group Show, 2001)
  • Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, IL (“Art Scene Chicago 2000: Artists Featured in Ivy Sundell’s Art Scene Chicago 2000,” Group Show, 2001)
  • The Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL (“Old Masters Series,” One-person Show, January 2001)
  • University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX (“Works on Paper,” 2001)
  • Bloomingdale Museum, Bloomingdale, IL (“National 2000: National Drawing and Print Exhibition,” October–December 2000)
  • Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, IL (“Annual,” 1999, 2004)
  • St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO (National-juried Drawing Show, July 2000)
  • Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL (National-juried Drawing Show, 2000)
  • The Arts Club of Washington, Washington D.C. (“New Works/2000,” One-Person Show, March 2000)
  • University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL (“Paper Works:On and Of Paper,” 2000)
  • The Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach FL (“Figurative Small Works”, 2000)
  • Gwenda Jay/Addition Gallery, Chicago, IL (“Cabrini Connections International,” 2000)
  • St. Louis Artists Guild, St. Louis, MO (“Faces on Places” Drawing, 2000)
  • Bloomingdale Art Museum, Bloomingdale, IL (“National Print and Drawing Exhibition” 2000)
  • Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL (“Figurative Works Show,” 2000)
  • Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL (“Les Salon d’ Academe,” National Invitational, September 1999)
  • The Arts Council of South East Missouri, Cape Girardeau, MO (“Girardot,” National-juried Show, 1999)
  • Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, IL (“Works on Paper, Printing, Drawing, Collage, National-juried Show, 1999)
  • Chicago Illini Union Art Gallery at the University of Illinois, Chicago, IL (“Twenty-Five Years of Portraiture,” One-person show, April 1999)
  • Byron Roche Gallery, Chicago, IL (“The Bird Show,” Invitational Group Show Celebrating the Wide World of Birds, January 1999)
  • The Cliff Dwellers, Chicago, IL (“New Works,” One-person Show, December 1998)
  • Fine Art Building, Chicago, IL (“Small Works ’98: Artists in Residence 7th Annual Group Exhibition,” November 1998)
  • Chicago & Hemel Hempstead Art Exchange, London, England (Group Show, October 1998)
  • Clementi House Gallery, London, England (Four-person Show, September 1998)
  • Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL (“First Annual Juried Competition,” Group-Show, October–December 1998)
  • Norris Gallery, St. Charles, IL (“The Painted Image,” September 1998)
  • The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL (Members Show, 1998)
  • Reeve Memorial Union Gallery at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI (1998)
  • Christopher Art Gallery, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL (“The Agony and the Ecstasy,” Group Show, 1998)
  • Northern Illinois University Art Museum in Chicago, Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art, Chicago, IL (“Then & Now: Celebrating 25 Years of the CWCA,” March–April 1998)
  • Byron Roche, Chicago, IL (Three-person Show, 1998)
  • An Art Place Gallery & Studios, Inc., Chicago, IL (“Open Studio Show,” Group Show, November 1997)
  • Norris Gallery Cultural Arts Center, St. Charles, IL (“Vicinity ’97,” Juried Exhibit, October 1997)
  • The University Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL (“Artist of the Month,” One-person Show, September 1997)
  • Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA (“54th National Juried Exhibition,” 1997)
  • The Armory, New York, NY (“Works on Paper: Old Masters to Contemporary,” 1997)
  • ART ’97 Chicago/Forum Gallery, Chicago, IL (1997)
  • St. Charles Art & Music Festival National Juried Exhibition, St. Charles, IL (July 1997)
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL (One-person Show, May 1987)
  • Old Town Triangle Gallery, Chicago, IL (One-person Show, 1996)
  • Nicolet College Gallery, Rhinelander, WI (Northern National Juried Art Competition, 1996)
  • Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL (Stateline Vicinity Exhibition, 1996)
  • Transitions, Chicago, IL (One-person Show, 1996)
  • The Masters Studio, Pasadena, CA (“Works of the Spirit,” National-juried Show, 1995)
  • An Art Place, Gallery, Chicago, IL (“Reobservations: A Group Show,” September 1995)
  • Adler Gallery, Eugene, OR (“Le Petit III: A Small Format Show,” National-juried Show, 1995)
  • Casper Artists Guild, Casper, WY (“Art Wyo ’95” National-juried Show, 1995)
  • Gallery Ten, Ltd., Rockford, IL (“Terra Ferma/Terra Fantastica,” National-juried Show, 1995)
  • Fourth World Conference on Women, Bejing, China (“Global Focus Art,” 1995)
  • Nomad Central Gallery, Chicago, IL (Group Show, September 1995)
  • Pane Caldo, Chicago, IL (One-person Show, 1995)
  • North Lakeside Cultural Center, Chicago, IL (“Seasonal Transitions: A Juried Exhibition Featuring Artists’ Interpretations of Seasonal Changes,” Group Show, September–November 1994)
  • Three Arts Club, Chicago, IL (“French Landscape Paintings,” 1994)
  • Southside Art League, Greenwood, IN (“Regional Show IX,” October 1994)
  • The Parents’ Foundation, New Haven, CT (Group Show, 1994)
  • Triangle Gallery of Old Town, Chicago, IL (“Observations, Reflections and Celebration of the Human Spirit,” One-person Show, 1994)
  • Charles Durall Gallery, Chicago, IL (“Substance and Spirit,” Group Show, September–October 1993)
  • Mid-America National Bank, Chicago, IL (Portrait Show, May 1993)
  • An Art Place, Chicago, IL (Group Show, 1993)
  • The Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL (One-person Show, November 1992)
  • East/West Gallery, Chicago, IL (Final Gallery Show, 1992)
  • Athénée, Chicago, IL (“First Annual Spring Exhibition of Contemporary Artwork,” Three-person Show, May 1992)
  • Maximus Gallery, Chicago, IL (Three-person Premiere Show, 1992)
  • Indianapolis Art League, Churchman-Fehsenfeld Gallery, Indianapolis, IN (“Real/Superreal/Surreal,” 1992)
  • Beverly Art Center, Pillsbury Gallery, Chicago, IL (“Small Works,” One-person Show, October 1991)
  • East/West Gallery and Portraits/Chicago, Chicago, IL (“Portraits Who’s Who,” August 1991)
  • University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL (1991)
  • David Adler Cultural Center, Libertyville, IL (“Open Spectrum,” 1990)
  • Cross Current Gallery, Chicago, IL (“Women in Art,” 1990)
  • JB Speed Museum of Arts and Sciences, Louisville, KY (“New Works-New Artists IV,” September 1989)
  • Galleria Renata, Chicago, IL (“Collaborative Affair,” September 1989)
  • Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IL (“Realism Today,” 1989)
  • Clementi House Gallery, London, England (Four-person Show, 1988)
  • Limelight, Chicago, IL (“Nudes,” July 1988)
  • Ariel Gallery, SoHo, New York, NY (Gateway Center Show, October 1987)
  • East/West Gallery, Chicago, IL (“American-Chinese Art Exhibition,” February 1987)
  • Ariel Gallery, SoHo, New York, NY (“Interior/Exterior,” Group Show, January 1987)
  • Brunnier Gallery and Museum of Art, Ames, IA (“Images of the Universe: The Artist’s Vision,” April 1986)
  • On Chicago Gallery, Chicago, IL (Portrait Exhibit, 1986)
  • Union League Club, Chicago, IL (Art Competition and Exhibition, 1986)
  • Illinois Central College Gallery, East Peoria, IL (One-person Show, April 1986)
  • On Chicago Gallery, Chicago, IL (Portrait Exhibit, March 1986)
  • Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL (Evanston and Vicinity Juried Exhibition, September 1985)
  • Butler Institute of American Art, Youngston, OH (“49th Annual National Midyear Exhibition,” Group Show, June–August 1985)
  • Indianapolis Art League, Indianapolis, IN (“Art Regional ’85,” 1985)
  • Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Art Center, Portsmouth, OH (“Five Sides and Some Tops,” 1985)
  • The Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL (“14th Union League of Chicago Art Competition and Exhibition,” February 1985)
  • Thiel Gallery, Thorton Community College, South Holland, IL (“Figure and Portrait Painting,” One-person Show, February 1985)
  • Oak Park Art League, (“Color ’84,” Juried Group Show, November 1984)
  • NAB Gallery, Chicago, IL (“Hung Jury: An Exhibition Juried by the Artists that Entered,” October 1984)
  • Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL (One-person Show, March 1984)
  • Oak Park Art League, Oak Park, IL (“Color ’84,” 1984)
  • Union Art Gallery at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (“Erotica: Women Creating Beyond the Sexual,” 1984)
  • Herbert George Professional Art Gallery, Springfield, IL (1984)
  • Countryside Art Center, Arlington Heights, IL (“An Evoloving Series,” One-person Show, April 1984)
  • The Monroe Gallery, Loop Center YWCA, Chicago, IL (One-person Show, May 1984)
  • Pinnacle Gallery, Rochester, NY (“A Little Erotic ’84,” February 1984)
  • Monroe Gallery, Chicago, IL (One-person Show, May 1984)
  • Prairie State College Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL (One-person Show, January 1984)
  • Burpee Art Museum, Rockford, IL (“59th Annual Rocford and Vicinity Exhibition,” September–October 1983)
  • David Adler Cultural Center, Libertyville, IL (“Open Spectrum Exhibition,” 1983)
  • Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL (“3rd Women in Art Exhibition,” 1983)
  • Barat College, Lake Forest, IL (“A Portrait Exhibit,” 1983)
  • Mongerson Gallery, Chicago, IL (“New Realists Show,” 1982)
  • Town Gallery, Munster, IN (One-person Show, 1981)

Galleries (abridged list)
Galleries and agents that have represented Grace Cole and her works over the years include:

  • The Leigh Gallery, Chicago, IL  (2000 to 2011)
  • Anne Loucks Gallery, Glencoe, IL (2003 to 2010)
  • Illinois Artisans Gallery, Rend Lake, IL (2005 to 2008)
  • The Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, IL (1997 to 2005)
  • Portraits, Inc., New York, NY (1994 to 2004)
  • Gillock Gallery, Evanston, IL (2004)
  • Art Source, Washington, DC (1999 to 2000)
  • Anatomically Correct Gallery, Chicago, IL (2003)
  • Chicago Art Source, Chicago, IL (1996 to 2002)
  • Galerie Les 2′ Arts, Vihers, France (2002)
  • Portraits/Chicago, Chicago, IL (1990 to 2001)
  • Judith Racht Gallery, Harbert, MI (1997 to 2001)
  • Byron Roche Gallery, Chicago, IL (1995 to 2001)
  • Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA (2001)
  • Forum Gallery, New York, NY (1998 to 1999)
  • Jayson Gallery, Chicago, IL (1992 to 1997)
  • Portraits South, Raleigh, NC (1985 to 1992)
  • Galleria Renata, Chicago, IL (1986 to 1991)
  • Clementi House Gallery, London, England (1998)
  • Ariel Gallery, SoHo, New York, NY (1987)
  • Art Institute of Chicago, Art Rentals and Sales Gallery, Chicago, IL (1983 to 1988)
  • Imagery Art Gallery Ltd., Glen Ellyn, IL (1985 to 1988)
  • Gallery East, Chattanooga, TN (1984 to 1986)
  • NAB Gallery, Chicago, IL (1984)
  • LambertMiller Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona (1981 to 1982)

Collections (abbreviated list)
Cole’s works are part of numerous corporate and private collections in the United States and Europe, including:

  • The MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL (Posthumous portraits of John D. MacArthur and Catherine T. MacArthur)
  • Bristol-Myers-Squibb, Evansville, IL
  • DLK Architechts, Chicago, IL
  • Gillock Gallery, Evanston, IL
  • Republic Windows, Inc., Chicago, IL
  • Trinity Episcopal Church, Jacksonville, IL
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Tennessee Kappa Chapter, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL
  • Carmichael Cartage, Chicago, IL (Two works)
  • Medinah Country Club, Medinah, IL (Ten portraits in Medinah’s “Hall of Fame”)
  • Bank of Louisville, Louisville, KY (Two works)
  • Bristol Meyers Evansville, IN
  • Resource Dynamics, Inc., Chicago, IL
  • Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, Chicago, IL (two works)
  • Market Maker Enterprises, Chicago, IL
  • Leo Michuda & Sons Co., Chicago, IL
  • Rockford College, Rockford, IL