Isak Applin

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Curriculum Vitæ

Education

2005
1998
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing
Maine College of Art, B.F.A. in Painting

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2014
2013

2009
2008
2007
2006
The Hughes Gallery, Now Chicago, Sydney, Australia
Evans Contemporary, Chocorua, Peterborough, Ontario
Comfort Station, Sounds from the Second Floor (with Adam Ekberg), Chicago
Knox College, Once a Dream Did Weave a Shade (with Carl Baratta), Galesburg, Illinois
Roots and Culture, Six More Miles, Chicago
Giftshop Project Space, Hans is Doing Well, Chicago
Contemporary Art Workshop, Dark Holler, Chicago

Selected Group Exhibitions

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2001

The New Standard Gallery, The Year in Preview, Sydney, Australia
Tiger Strikes Asteroid, The Rock Cried Out, I Can't Hide You, Los Angeles
SideCar, We Traveled Among Unknown Men, Hammond, Indiana

The Hughes Gallery, Salon, Sydney, Australia

Gowanus Ballroom, This Particular Patch, Brooklyn
SideCar Gallery, They Pass Unseen in the World, Hammond, Indiana

The Hughes Gallery, Current Currents, Sydney, Australia
Judith Racht Gallery, Surface, Harbert, Michigan
Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Eye on the Storm, Fort Meyers, Florida
Housatonic Museum of Art, Eye on the Storm, Bridgeport, Connecticut

Amel Bourouina Gallery, Big Youth II, Berlin
SideCar, They Wore Red Faces of Clay, Hammond, Indiana
Columbia College, Afterimage, Chicago
Roger Brown Study Collection, Carl Baratta's Image Machine, Chicago
Loyola University, Faculty Biennial, Chicago

Manifest Exhibitions, Small(er) Works Show, Chicago
Hungryman Gallery, Outside Coming In, Azimuth Projects, Chicago

Grand Rapids Art Museum, Ox-Bow Centennial Exhibition, Grand Rapids, Michigan
McCormick Gallery, Contemporary Painting, Chicago
Fountain, IAAFBJHMJNMOMRSATSW, New York
310 conTEMPORARY, Fantastic Landscapes, Chicago
The Studios of Key West, Chicago Artists Works on Paper, Key West, Florida

Corbett vs, Dempsey, Big Youth, Chicago, Illinois

Hallway Bathroom Gallery, Landscape, San Francisco 
Roots and Culture, NEXT Fair, Chicago  
The Helm Gallery, Children of Nature, Tacoma, Washington
June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Three MECA Painters, Portland, Maine

University of Saint Francis, Sacksteder, Sandler, Applin, Joliet, Illinois
The Helm Gallery, The Kindness of Strangers, Tacoma, Washington
G2, The Discontented Pendulum, Chicago

Roots and Culture, Explore Your World, Chicago
Contemporary Art Workshop, Traverse, Chicago

Drawing Project, Art Chicago, Chicago
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, M. F. A. Thesis Exhibition, Chicago
 
Highland Artworks Gallery, Portraits, Portland, Maine
Comox Valley Art Gallery, Connectdisconnect, Courtenay, British Columbia
General Store, The Stray Show, Chicago

Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Print Portfolios, Rockport, Maine
Portland Museum of Art, 2001 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, Portland, Maine


Collections

  Boston Public Library Print Collection    
Bates College Library Special Collections     
Bowdoin College Library Special Collections
Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection
Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College
New York Public Library Special Collections
University of Delaware Library Special Collections
Wellesley College Library Special Collections

Press

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2013


2012


2011

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2008

2006
Wenzel, Erik. “Interview-Baratta/Applin/Watt.” Art or Idiocy, October 17, 2014. Web.
Forrest, Nicolas. “REVIEW: ‘Now Chicago!’ at the Hughes Gallery, Sydney.” Blouin Artinfo, June 1, 2014. Web.
“Charm School.” Ed. Alex Jovanovich. Dream the End, September 2014. Web.

New American Paintings,
no. 107, August 2013,  pp. 20-23.
Snyder, Dave. Chocorua. Peterborough: Evans Contemporary, 2013.

Corbett, John. Big Youth II. Berlin: Bourouina Gallery, 2013.
Fitzgerald, Ali. “Chicago’s Big Youth in Berlin,” Art21 Blog, May 11, 2012. Web.

Green, Yolanda. “Artists You Should Know: Top Picks.” Chicago Art Machine, April 7, 2011. Web.

Stabler, Bert. “Best of Chicago 2009.” Chicago Reader, March 26, 2009.
Pearson, Laura. “Review: Big Youth.” Time Out Chicago,  July 27, 2009.
Big Youth: New Painters from Chicago, Chicago: Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2009.
Foumberg, Jason. “Newcity’s Top Five of 2009: Gallery Shows.” Newcity, December 28, 2009.

Beautiful/Decay On-Line Edition, December 7, 2008. Web.

Stabler, Bert. “After the Unicorns,” Chicago Reader, November 17, 2006.
Teaching Experience
2007-2013
2012
2008-12, 2015
2008
2000-01
Lecturer, Painting and Drawing Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Instructor, Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois
Instructor, Letterpress Printing, Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, Michigan
Instructor, Painting and Drawing, Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, Lone Wolf, Oklahoma
Instructor, Book Arts Summer Workshop, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

Visiting Artist/Lectures

2012
2010
2009
Golding Visiting Artist, University of Southern Florida, Tampa, Florida
Artists Connect Lecture: Isak Applin Connects with Giovanni di Paolo
, Art Institute of Chicago
Fine Arts Department, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois

Awards

2007/09/12/15
2009/10
2005
1998
Roger Brown House Residency, New Buffalo, Michigan
Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program Grant
Union League Civic & Arts Foundation Visual Arts Award, Chicago, Illinois
The Lawrence Sisson Traveling Fellowship, Florence, Italy