2000         Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME 

1998         MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1996         Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD

1995         BA, Connecticut College, New London, CT

Solo Exhibitions


Rare Finds, Korn Gallery, Drew University


False Colour, 4th Ward Projects for Nada Chicago Gallery Open, Chicago, IL


12 x 12, New Artists/ New Work, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

The bottom of photos that look up at the sky and other observations, Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL


Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

New Work, Illinois State University, Gallery 2, Bloomington, IL

A new drawing for Philip’s Living Room, VONZWECK, Chicago, IL


New Work, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL


Skywatching, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL (catalog)

Selected Group Exhibitions and Projects


Faculty Show, Drew University, Madison, NJ


Realizing a Compassionate Planet, curated by Alex Peyton-Levine and Alex Stark, Center for Compassion and Altruism Research Education at Stanford and the University of Edinburgh


A Year of Making Meaning: New Additions to the Collection 2020, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

An Infinite and Omnivorous Sky, Illinois State University Galleries, Normal, IL (catalog)

Paint vs. Colour, curated by Christoph Dahlhausen and Michael Graeve, Five Walls, Melbourne, Australia


With a Capital P, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

Small Frequencies, Selections from the Booth Art Collection, McGiffert House, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Art and Work, Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY


Articulating Time and Space, curated by Paola Cabal and Kathryn Schaffer, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted, Agency, Brooklyn, NY


Structural Underpinnings, Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New, NY

Six, Regina Rex, New York, NY

The Split between the Eye and the Gaze, curated by Meta Meta LLC, Kunstraum Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Cosmosis, curated by Steven L. Bridges, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL (catalog)


Quiet, Please, curated by Matthew F. Fisher, Rare Gallery, New York, NY

Cosmic Eye, 106 Green, Brooklyn, NY

Inside Space, curated by Anne Harris, Riverside Arts Center, Riverside, IL

Blurring the Line, works from the collection of Lenore Pereira and Rich Niles, Mills College Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

Le fantôme de la nature, curated by Caroline Picard, La Box, Bourges, France (catalog)

Ghost Nature, curated by Caroline Picard, Gallery 400, UIC, Chicago, IL (catalog)


a long line, Peregrine Program, Chicago, IL

The Power of Ten, curated by Dan Devening, Three Walls, Chicago, IL 

Shit is Real, Devening Projects and Editions, Chicago, IL


Project 0012, organized by Edra Soto, Journey's End, Cape Elizabeth, ME

Field Static, curated by Devin King, Caroline Picard, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL (catalog)


Pulp, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

Chain Letter, Samson Projects, Boston, MA

A Project by Philip von Zweck, Invisible Exports, NADA, Hudson, NY

A Project by Philip von Zweck, Chicago Art Review, MDW Fair, Chicago, IL

Smaller Works Show, Manifest Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

Swimsuit Edition: A Visceral Body, curated by Lisa Majer, Swimming Pool Projects, Chicago, IL


Ah, Wilderness!, Ebersmoore, Chicago, IL

Hand’s Tide, Regina Rex, Brooklyn, NY

New Icon, curated by Britton Bertran, Loyola Museum of Art, Chicago, IL (catalog)

P’s & Q’s, curated by Shannon Stratton and Jeff Ward, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL (catalog)


Streaking, with Melissa Oresky, Proof Gallery, Boston, MA

Pop Sizzle Hum, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, IL   

Better to light a candle than curse in the dark, Gallery 400, Next Fair, Chicago, IL

“of or relating to the sky or visible heavens,” Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL


VONZWECK at the Barn, Altgeld Street, Chicago, IL

A Series of Flight Postcards, created by Leah Beeferman

Not Titled (exchange/ book) #2, created by Philip von Zweck


Fifths, SWINGR, Vienna, Austria

If that was all I needed, I’d be fine, curated by Danielle Gustafson-Sundell, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL


Figures in the Field, curated by Francesco Bonami and Julie Rodrigues-Widholm, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Eric Bene, Carrie Gundersdorf, Noah Rorem, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL


Richard Aldrich, Olivia Booth, Brian Fahlstrom, Carrie Gundersdorf, Daniel Hesidence, Candace Nycz, Sterling Ruby, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA         

Slow Down, curated by Howard Fonda and Matt Rich, University of Texas, Tyler, TX

Drawn Out, Gallery 400, UIC, Chicago, IL

Sketchbook V, curated by Julie Rodrigues, James Rondeau and Lorelei Stewart, Chopin Theatre, Chicago, IL

Into the Midst, curated by Scott Wolniak, Mixture Contemporary Art, Houston, TX


8 Artists, Acuna Hanson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Good & Bad Things Come from Explosions, curated by Heather Hubbs and Lorelei Stewart, Anthenium, Chicago, IL


Catching Up with the Sun, curated by David Coyle and Howard Fonda, Klein Artworks, Chicago, IL


The Make-Out, 12 x 12, New Artists/ New Work, included in Danielle Gustafson Sundell's exhibition: The Make-Out, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL        

Painting, curated by Shane Campbell, Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI

Artadia Grant Recipients - Chicago, Gallery 312, Chicago, IL 

Paper Products, curated by Dan Devening, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL


Look; Paint, SPACES, Cleveland, OH

Carry on Drawing, curated by Avantika Bawa, Aqua Space, Savannah, GA

Serendipity, curated by Leslie Baum and Anna Kunz, Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL


Look; Paint, Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

Deluxe, Cermac River Building, Chicago, IL

Oil, Standard Gallery, Chicago, IL


New Art '99, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA

Room Service, Inn of Chicago, Chicago, IL


New Talent I, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Show, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Selected Bibliography


December Magazine, volume 31.1, “Collage,” edited by Buzz Spector


Rodrigues-Widholm, Julie, “Bound by Spectrum: Measuring Color, Light, and Time at 1614 North Hermitage,” Julia Fish: bound by spectrum, Depaul Art Museum

Sixth Finch online journal,


Wood, Christina, “Ten Chicago Artists to Know Now,”


Bridges, Steven L, "The work of art in the ever-expanding universe." Cosmosis catalog, CAC/ Hyde Park Art Center

Picard, Caroline, "We are stardust." Cosmosis catalog, CAC/ Hyde Park Art Center


Picard, Caroline, "Ghost Nature," Ghost Nature catalog, Green Lantern Press


Biles, Jeremy, "Review: Field Static," New City, June

King, Devin + Picard, Caroline, "Field Static," Field Static catalog, Green Lantern Press

Bawa, Avantika, “Interview with Carrie Gundersdorf,” Supernature, Drain Magazine


"Carrie Gundersdorf: On our Chicago Watchlist," Artslant, December

 Color Plate, On Marvelous Things Heard, by Gretchen E. Henderson, Green Lantern Press

 Velez, Pedro, “Chicago 2010,”, January


Picard, Caroline, "Carrie Gundersdorf's summer 12x12," Bad at Sports, October

Cahill, Zachary, "Critic’s Pick: Hand's Tide, Regina Rex,", September

Wenzel, Eric, “A Hardcore Commitment to Abstraction,” Artslant, August

Viera, Lauren, "Carrie Gundersdorf at Julius Caesar + MCA," Chicago Tribune, August

Westin, Monica, "Review: 12x12, MCA," Flavorpill, August

Grabner, Michelle, "Critic’s Pick: New Icon,", July

Dew, Spencer, "Review: New Icon," New City, June

Weinberg, Lauren, "Review: New Icon," Time Out Chicago, June

Fox, Laura, "Review: New Icon," Flavorpill, June

Bertran, Britton, “Show me your Icon,” New Icon catalog essay

Gunn, Dan, “Frustrating and Metaphorical Relationships,” Artslant, March

Nichols, Thea Liberty, “Review: P’s and Q’s, HPAC,” New City, March

Stratton, Shannon, and Ward, Jeff, “Surprisingly Friendly Formalism” P’s & Q’s catalog essay       


Waxman, Lori, "Summer beckons, so do group shows," Chicago Tribune, July

Weber, Candice, "Review: Pop Sizzle Hum" Time Out Chicago, July

Lund, Karsten, "Review: Pop Sizzle Hum," Flavorpill, July


Wenzel, Eric, "Review: Any sufficiently advanced technology…" Time Out Chicago, May

Myers, Terry R., Save the Last Dance for Me – One Work: Mary Heilmann, Afterall Press


Nance, Kevin, “‘Figures’ a welcome glance of the MCA Collection,” Chicago Sun-Times, February 

Myers, Terry R., Slowness catalog


Hixson, Kathryn, "Review: Drawn Out, Gallery 400," Art on Paper, September

Ferrera, Annette, "Review: Drawn Out, Gallery 400," Time Out Chicago, June

Myers, Terry R., "Review: Carrie Gundersdorf - New Work," Art Review, April


Hannum, Terence, Critic’s Pick Slide Talk, Art Chicago, May


Hannum, Terence, "Review: Skywatching," Bridge Magazine Online, October

Campbell, Shane, Skywatching catalog


Artner, Alan, "Paper exhibit breaks out into new dimension," Chicago Tribune, March 

Devening, Dan, Paper Products catalog


Grabner, Michelle, "Review: Serendipity Group Show," New Art Examiner, November


Grabner, Michelle, "Lake Breeze- Referential Abstraction in Chicago," New Art Examiner

Awards, Residencies

2022 Blackball Microgrant Finalist, NY, NY

2021 Willapa Bay A.I.R., Oysterville, WA

2014 Rena Hort Mann Prize Nominee, New, NY

2011 Rome Prize Nominee, American Academy of Art

2008 Richard H. Driehaus Award Nominee, Chicago, IL

2006 Richard H. Driehaus Award Nominee, Chicago, IL

2002 Artadia Award, Chicago, IL

2000 Bingham Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, New York, NY

2000 CAAPS Grant, Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL

Visiting Artist and Speaking Appearances

2022 Drew University, Artist Talk + Studio Visits

2020 Drawing I, Drew University, Artist Talk

2018 Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI, Artist Talk

2017 Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI, Artist Talk

2016 NY Arts Program, Ohio Wesleyan University, New York, NY, Studio Visit

2015 Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI, Artist Talk

2014 Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, Artist Talk + Studio Visits

2013 Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI, Artist Talk

     Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL Studio Visit

       Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, Moderator, Panel Discussion

2012 McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL, Artist Talk

     Northern Illinois University, School of Art, Dekalb, IL, Artist Talk + Studio Visits

2011 Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR, Artist Talk

     Washington State University, Vancouver, WA, Artist Talk

     School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL, Graduate Seminar Visiting Critic

2010 Columbia College, Chicago, IL, Artist Talk

     Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL, Artist Talk

     Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, Gallery Talk

     Museum of Contemporary Art, Summer Teacher Institute, Chicago, IL, Gallery Talk

2009 University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, Artist Talk + Studio Visits

     Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, Panel Discussion

     Three Walls, Chicago, IL, Artist Talk

     Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, Works in Progress Artist

2008 Columbia College, Artist Talk

     Savannah College of Art and Design, Guest to Group Discussion

     Columbia College, Art in Chicago Class, Artist Talk

2007 DePaul University, Artist Talk

     Illinois State University, Gallery Talk

2005 Painting Roundtable, Gallery 400, UIC, Chicago, IL, Panel Discussion

     Interlink, Graduate Program, SAIC, Chicago, IL, Artist Talk + Studio Visits

2003 Columbia College, Chicago, IL, Advanced Drawing, Artist Talk

     Illinois State University, Normal, IL, Advanced Painting, Artist Talk

2002 Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL, Panel Discussion

     Marwen Foundation, Chicago, IL, Artist Talk

2001 University of Illinois, Chicago, Chicago, IL, Advanced Painting, Artist Talk + Studio Visits

Curatorial Projects


Observer Effect, co-curated with Lorelei Stewart, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago 

Drawer’s Drawing, co-curated with Eric Lebofsky, Julius Caesar + Peregrine Program Gallery Spaces, Chicago, IL

2000 - 2004

deluxe projects, created and directed by Carrie Gundersdorf, Danielle Gustafson-Sundell, Adam Scott, and Andrew Moore.

Exhibitions at deluxe projects included Kay Rosen, Scott Reeder, Andrew Moore, Ken Fandell, Michelle Grabner, Michael Cline, Melanie Schiff, Kristin van Deventer, Lisa Williamson, Milhaus, Cindy Loehr, Riad Miah, Nancy Ford, Susan Giles, and Carl Warnick.

Teaching Experience


2023 - present Visting Assistant Teaching Professor, Drew University, Madison, NJ     

2013 - present Faculty, Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI

*Selected as the 2013 Cora Bliss Taylor Fellowship for Distinguished Painters   

2021 - 2023 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Drew University, Madison, NJ     

2014 - 2019 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University, Visual Arts, New York, NY

2001 - 2013 Instructor, Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2008 Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Art, Theory and Practice, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

2007 Mentor, Pougialis Mentorship Program, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

2002 Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Art and Design, University of Illinois, Chicago, Chicago, IL