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Mel Theobald


Education

1968 – Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the USA. (Academic courses completed at the University of Chicago)
1971 – Master of Fine Arts (MFA), School of the Art  Institute of Chicago, the USA.
1972 – Certificate, McCrone Research Institute, Microscopy for Museum Conservators.

Solo Exhibitions

1971 – St. Xavier University, Chicago, the USA.
1976 – Chicago Gallery, the USA.
1977 – Midway Studios, University of Chicago, the USA.
1978 – “Zriny-Hayes Gallery”, Chicago, the USA.
1978 – Mundelein College, Chicago, the USA.
2002 – “Digital Reentry: Transitional Landscapes”. Chicago State University, the USA.
2003 – “Merging Layers: Digital Landscapes”. Chicago School of Professional Psychology, the USA.
2003 – “Through a Painter’s Eyes”. Mexican Institute of Culture & Education of Chicago, the USA.
2004 – “Sensual Realism”. Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, the USA.
2004 – “Sensual Pleasures”. Illinois Institute of Art, Schaumburg, the USA.
2004 – Edward Hospital Gallery, Naperville, Illinois, the USA.
2004 – University of Chicago Hospitals, the USA.
2005 – “The Subject is Beauty”. Elmhurst College, Illinois, the USA.
2006 – “Liquid Impressions”. “FAB Gallery”, Chicago, the USA.
2007 – University of Chicago Hospitals, the USA.
2007 – University Club of Chicago, the USA.
2007 – “Up Close and Far Away”. Purdue University North Central, Indiana, the USA.
2007 – “Changing Perspectives”. “Renaissance Court Gallery”, Chicago Cultural Center, the USA.
2007 – “Landscape Composites: Digital Photographs”. “Taubman Center Gallery”, University of Michigan, the USA.
2008 – “Mel Theobald: Natural Obsessions”. Purdue University North Central, Indiana, the USA.
2008 – School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the USA.
2009 – “Elemental Pairings”. McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, Illinois, the USA.
2010 – “A Mythical Reality”, Purdue University North Central, Indiana, the USA.
2010 – Eureka College, Burgess Hall Art Gallery, Illinois, the USA.

Selected Group Exhibitions

1968
71st Annual Chicago and Vicinity Show, Art Institute of Chicago
1972 "Painterly Realists", Wabash Transit Gallery, Chicago
1973 74th Annual Chicago and Vicinity Show, Art Institute of Chicago
1975 "Women Choose Men", ARC Gallery, Chicago
1975, 1976, 1977 Open House, Artist's Complex of Pilsen East, Chicago
1976 "Seven Figurative Artists", Chicago State University, Chicago
1976 "Chicago Art", Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
1976 "Visions: Distinguished Alumni 1946-1976", Art Institute of Chicago
1977 "Fabric as Idea", Dittmar Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
1977 "Contemporary Figurative Painting in the Midwest", Madison Art Center, Madison, WI
1977 Regional Exhibition, S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, South Haven, MI
1977 Gallery Artists, Art Affair Gallery, Rockford, IL
1978 Group Show, Dirksen Federal Building, Chicago
1978 "Artists Portray Artists", Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
1978 "Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mollers", St. Xavier University, Chicago
1979 "Chicago Drawing", Columbia College, Chicago
1981 "Theobald, Barron & Moravec", Swen Parson Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
1981 Group Show, Beverly Art Center, Chicago
1982 "Students of Bloomington High School: 1946-1970", McLean County Art Center, Bloomington, IL
1983 "View from the Top", Chicago Center for the Print, Chicago
1983 ASID Showcase, Park Forest, IL
1992 "10,000 Plus", Alumni Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1994, 1996, 1997,2003, 2004 Participating Artist, BareWalls, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Participating Artist and Consultant, Open Canvas, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI
2003 "Small Works-'03", Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago
2003 "Chicago Artists: FAB Gallery", Viridian Artists @ Chelsea, New York, NY
2004 "Rock Paper Scissors", Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL
2005 "Reflections", Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL
2005 3rd District Gallery Walk, Milwaukee, WI
2006 20th Anniversary Exhibition, August House Gallery, Chicago
2008 South Loop Neighbors Exhibition, Chicago
2010 "Alternating Visions: 12 Chicago Artists", University of Chicago Medical Center
2011 "The Curious i: 10 Chicago Photographers", University of Chicago Medical Center

Awards

1968 – Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Logan Prize and Medal, Art Institute of Chicago, the USA.
1973 – Laura Slobe Memorial Prize, Art Institute of Chicago, the USA.
1980 – Teaching Excellence Award, St. Xavier University, Chicago, the USA.
1999 – Bronze Lion Award, Alumni Association, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the USA.
2008 – Best of Show, South Loop Neighbors Exhibition, Chicago, the USA.

Mel’s works are in the various collections in the USA: Advanced Medical Imaging Center (Chicago), Alzheimer's Association Greater Illinois Chapter (Chicago), CBS Radio (Baltimore), Kickapoo Mud Creek Nature Conservancy (Oregon), Perspectives Charter School (Chicago), David and Alfred Smart Museum, University of Chicago, Union Tank Car (Chicago), University of Chicago Hospitals, University Club of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, etc.

 

 

 
         
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