FACULTY

BettyAnn Mocek, MFA

Professor of Art

Director of the Ferguson Art Gallery


College of Arts and Sciences

Professor Mocek teaches various art courses at Concordia University Chicago, where she is the director of the University’s Ferguson Art Gallery. Classes she teaches include mixed media, art appreciation, drawing, painting and many more. She also works with advanced and graduate students through independent studies, honor’s program and the Ferguson Art Gallery. 


A prominent Chicago artist, Professor Mocek’s work has been displayed locally and throughout the nation. Among her research interests are the artist’s statement, various art processes and mixed media pieces. She has been a member of Concordia’s faculty since 2002.

Degrees

•    MFA, printmaking, University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, Minn.
•    BA, art and religion, Carthage College; Kenosha, Wis.

Academic and Professional Highlights

Honors/Distinctions:

  • Carthage College Distinguished Alumni Achievement award, Kenosha, Wis., 2007.
  • Chicago Artists’ Coalition’s 2003 Special Service to the Visual Arts in Chicago award, Chicago, 2003.
  • 2001 Woman of the Year, named by the Chicago Society of Artists, Chicago, 2001.

Recognitions:

  • Suite Home Chicago, Illka Michel, NeptunArt Books, 2001.
  • Iz It Art segment, Chicago local access channel, 2001. 
  • Suite Home Chicago artists representative, Chicago City Council ceremony with Mayor Richard M. Daley, 2001. 
  • Chicago Art Scene, Ivy Sundell, Crow Woods Publishing,1998. 
  • “Where,” Chicago Magazine, 1997.

Creative Works:

  • “Exposure: 10 Chicago Women Artists" opened Dec. 2, 2011 at Blink Contemporary Gallery in Michigan City, Ind. The exhibition ran through Jan. 28, 2012.
  • Poetic Dialogue Project, The Yates Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center; Chicago, 2009 (ongoing traveling show).
  • Chicago Society of Artists 2009 Members Calendar Exhibition, Vanderpoel Art Museum; Chicago, 2008.
  • Chicago Society of Artists 2008 Fall Exhibition, Old Town Triangle; Chicago, 2008.
  • Chicago Society of Artists Show, North Central College; Naperville, Ill., 2008. 
  • Beyond Boundaries, 35 Chicago Artists Connect, Western Kentucky University; Bowling Green, Ky., 2008. Curator: Kristina Arnold (ongoing traveling show).
  • Beyond Boundaries, 35 Chicago Artists Connect, The Larson Gallery, Yakima Valley State University; Yakima, Wash., 2008. Curator: Cheryl Hahn (ongoing traveling show).
  • Beyond Boundaries, 35 Chicago Artists Connect, Saginaw Valley State University; University Center, Mich., 2008. Curator: David Littell (ongoing traveling show).
  • Illinois Artisans Gallery, James R. Thompson Center; Chicago, 2008.
  • 11th Annual Chicago Art Open, Chicago, 2008.
  • 10th Annual Chicago Art Open, Iron Studios; Chicago. 2007.
  • Peace and Justice: Artists for Change Exhibit, Acme Building Gallery; Chicago, 2007. Curator: Marty Lazer.
  • Illinois Artisan Gallery Invitational, James R. Thompson Center; Chicago, 2007.
  • College of Saint Teresa Centennial Art Exhibition, Winona Arts Center; Winona, Minn., 2007. Curator: Mary Coughlan.
  • Chicago Society of Artists Members Show, High Risk Gallery; Chicago, 2007.
  • Ten Chicago Women Artists Exhibition, ARC Gallery; Chicago, 2007.
  • Chicago Society of Artists 2008 Calendar Competition and Exhibition, Old Town Triangle; Chicago, 2007.
  • Concordia University Chicago’s Summer Exhibition, Ferguson Art Gallery, Concordia University Chicago; River Forest, Ill., 2007.
  • Beyond Boundaries, 35 Chicago Artists Connect, H.F. Johnson Art Gallery, Carthage College; Kenosha, Wis., 2007. Curator: Diane Levesque (ongoing traveling show).
  • Art in the Environment, Double Tree Conference Center Gallery; Downers Grove, Ill., 2007. Curator: Andrea Harris (ongoing show).
  • Chicago Printmakers Collaborative Show: Beyond Boundaries, 35 Chicago Artists Connect; Chicago, 2006. Curator Deborah Maris-Lader (ongoing traveling show).
  • 9th Annual Chicago Art Open, Zhou Brothers Gallery; Chicago, 2006.
  • The Group Printmaking Show, The Beverly Art Center and Anchor Graphic at Columbia College; Chicago, 2006.
  • Woman Made Gallery Members Show, 2006.
  • Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art Midwest Regional Exhibition, 2006.
  • Chicago Society of Artists Block Print Exhibition, Vanderpoel Gallery; Chicago, 2006.
  • Concordia University Chicago’s Faculty Show, Ferguson Art Gallery, Concordia University Chicago; River Forest, Ill., 2007.
  • Artists Invite Artists Show, ARC Gallery; Chicago, 2006. Curator:  Beth Shadur.
  • Illinois Artisans Program Artisan Print and Drawing Exhibit at the James R. Thompson Center; Chicago, 2006. Co-curators:  Director, Carolyn Patterson and Margaret Buchen.
  • Ten Chicago Women Artists Exhibition, ARC Gallery; Chicago, 2006.
  • Art in the Environment, Double Tree Conference Center Gallery; Downers Grove, Ill., 2006. Curator:  Andrea Harris (ongoing show).
  • The Group Printmaking Show, the Beverly Arts Center and Anchor Graphics at Columbia College; Chicago, 2006.
  • Block Print Exhibition, Vanderpoehl Museum; Chicago, 2006.
  • Art in the Environment, Double Tree Conference Center Gallery; Downers Grove, Ill., 2005. Curator:  Andrea Harris (ongoing show).
  • Homage to Malcolm, Regis Center for the Arts, University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, Minn., 2005.
  • 8th Annual Chicago Art Open, Chicago Artist’s Coalition; Chicago, 2005.
  • Ten Chicago Women Artists Exhibition, Jane Adams Hull House Center for Arts; Chicago, 2005.
  • Windy City Arts 12 x 12 Show, Chicago Artists’ Month, Chicago, 2005.
  • Chicago Art Open 2004, Chicago Artist’s Coalition; Chicago, 2004.
  • Chicago Society of Artists Relief Print Exhibition, University Club; Chicago, 2004.
  • "The Implicit View,” Morgan Park Academy Art Center; Chicago, 2004. Curator:  Marty Lazer.
  • Woman Made Gallery Annual Members Show, Chicago, 2004.
  • Homage to Malcolm, Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, Minn., 2003. Curators:  Malcom H. Myers Scholarship Fund.
  • Chicago Works on the Run, Orleans Street Gallery, Pheasant Run Resort; St. Charles, Ill., 2003. Curators:  Jim Burrell and Elise Blue.
  • Impressions:  Contemporary Illinois Printmakers, The Chicago Athenaeum, Schaumburg, Ill., 2003. Curator:  Julie Reichert-Marton.
  • Chicago Art Open 2003, Chicago Artists’ Coalition; Chicago, 2003.
  • Flights of Imagination, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, 2003. Curators:  Directors of Windy City Artists.
  • Illinois Artisans Program Artisan Prints Show, James R. Thompson Center; Chicago, 2003. Co-curators:  Director, Carolyn Patterson and Margaret Buchen.
  • Chicago Society of Artists Annual Relief Print "Calendar" Contest, Third Place Award, Chicago, 2003. Jurors:  Chicago Society of Artists Members.
  • Looted Iraqi Art Show & Auction, Gallery Morne; Evanston, Ill., 2003. Gallery Director:  Richard Davis.
  • Looted Iraqi Preview Art Show, Gillock Gallery; Evanston, Ill., 2003. Gallery Director:  Connie Gillock.
  • "The El," Hot House Gallery, The Center for International Performance and Exhibition; Chicago, 2003. Curators: Faegre and Sue Sommers.
  • Two-Person Show, Ferguson Art Gallery, Concordia University Chicago; River Forest, Ill., 2002.
  • Wish You Were Here Show, Wood Street Gallery; Chicago, 2002. Co-Curators:  Joyce Owens and Mary K. O’Shaughnessy.
  • Six Chicago Artists Exhibit Paintings and Drawings of "Gloria The Hat,” Omni Ambassador East; Chicago, 2002.
  • 10 Chicago Women Show, Around the Coyote Gallery, Flat Iron Building, Around the Coyote Art Festival; Chicago, 2002.
  • Chicago Art Open 2002, Chicago Artists’ Coalition; Chicago, 2002.
  • Grounded Journeys Show, CCT Gallery, Northwestern University Settlement Association; Chicago, 2002. Curator:  Erica Severson.
  • 911 Show - Artists Responding to 9/11/01, JettSett Gallery; Chicago, 2002. Curator:  Jeannett Walczak. Invited member of the panel discussion at the opening reception along with artist Ed Paschke, poet Sterling Plumpp and others.
  • Udderly Suite: Art on the Street Exhibition, a selection of artists’ proposals for the Suite Home Chicago street furniture exhibition, Chicago Historical Society; Chicago, 2002. Curator:  Amanda Rivera Lopez.
  • Suite of Four Painted and Fabricated Fiberglass Furniture Objects, Sears Tower (part of Suite Home Chicago exhibit); Chicago, 2001. Commissioned by:  Trizec Hahn Properties / Sears Tower Sky Deck.
  • Suite of Three Painted and Fabricated Fiberglass Furniture Objects, Fairmont Hotel, Tower (part of Suite Home Chicago exhibit); Chicago, 2001.Commissioned by:  The Fairmont Hotel. 
  • Udderly Suite: Art on the Street Exhibition, a selection of artists’ proposals for the Suite Home Chicago street furniture exhibition, Chicago Historical Society; Chicago, 2001. Curator:  Amanda Rivera Lopez.
  • Face-to-Face: Artists’ Self-Portraits Invitational Show, Harold Washington Public Library; Chicago, 2001. Curator: Margarete Gross.
  • Come Together, Artists’ Unite Show - Artists Responding to 9/11/01, Inclusion Arts Gallery; Chicago, 2001. Curator:  N. Macaluso.
  • The Box Project Benefit Show - Artists Responding to 9/11/01, Macdaddy’s Salon; Chicago, 2001.
  • Indian Summer, The Teepee Invitational Show, Around the Coyote Art Festival; Chicago, 2001.
  • Chicago Art Open 2001, Chicago Artists’ Coalition; Chicago, 2001.
  • Mini-Millennium Show, Women’s Caucus for Art, Artemesia Gallery; Chicago, 2001. Jurors: Lynn Kearney, Marianne Richter, Union League of Chicago.
  • Made in Chicago: Urbanscapes/Landscapes, International terminal at O’Hare International Airport; Chicago, 2000. Curator: Natalie van Straate.
  • Seventh Annual Members’ Show, Woman Made Gallery; Chicago, 2000. Co-curators: Beate Minkovski, Pamela Callahan.
  • Chicago Art Open, Chicago Artists’ Coalition; Chicago, 2000.
  • Chicago Ping Pong Exhibition 2000, Water Tower Pumping Station Gallery; Chicago, 2000.
  • Midway Airport Public Arts Panel Project, Chicago, 2000. Curators: Michael Lash, City of Chicago Aviation Department.
  • Kite Nite Show, Bailiwick Theater/Anatomically Correct Gallery; Chicago, 2000. Curator:  Windy City Arts.
  • Chicago Art Scene Show, Belloc-Lowndes Gallery (68 contemporary artists); Chicago, 1999.
  • Salute to Chicago Artists III, Excalibur; Chicago, 1999. Curator: Marty Lazer.
  • One Person Show, Hotel Intercontinental; Chicago, 1999.
  • Chicago Art Open, Chicago Artists’ Coalition; Chicago, 1999.
  • Group Show, Northwest Teleproductions; Chicago, 1999.
  • Skyline Art Studios Open Studio Show, Chicago, 1999.
  • One-Person Show (30 prints and mixed media), Ferguson Art Gallery, Concordia University Chicago; River Forest, Ill., 1998.
  • Izzoism 12, Izzo's Artery; Chicago, 1998.
  • Chicago Art Open, Chicago Artists’ Coalition; Chicago, 1998.
  • (State of) Illinois Artisans Shop, November Feature Artist; Chicago, 1998.
  • Group Show, Hotel Intercontinental; Chicago, 1998.
  • Southwest Women Working Together Benefit Exhibition; Chicago, 1998.
  • Union Images 1998, Chicago Federation of Labor, James R. Thompson Government Center; Chicago, 1998.
  • Members Show, Woman Made Gallery; Chicago, 1998.
  • Group Show, An Art Place, Inc. Gallery; Chicago, 1998.
  • West Loop Gate Arts Council Art Crawl; Chicago, 1998.
  • Second Annual National Small Works Exhibition, An Art Place, Inc. Gallery; Chicago, 1997. Juror:  Frank Piatek.
  • Area Invitational Art Exhibition, Aurora University; Aurora, Ill., 1997.
  • Works on or of Paper, Riverside Arts Center; Riverside, Il., 1997. Juror: Rodney Carswell.
  • 28 Works by Mocek, Magnum's Steak and Lobster Restaurant; Chicago, 1997. Curator: Marty Lazer.
  • Group Show, An Art Place, Inc. Gallery; Chicago, 1997.
  • Taboo, Woman Made Gallery; Chicago, 1997. Juror: Ursula Kammer-Fox.
  • Southwest Women Working Together Benefit Exhibition; Chicago, 1997.
  • Group Show, "Chicago Artists' Month" citywide exhibitions, An Enchanted Easel Gallery; Chicago, 1997.
  • The Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts Benefit Exhibition, Chicago, 1997.
  • National Print Biennial, First Place/Best of Show Award, Silvermine Guild Arts Center; New Canaan, Conn., 1996. Juror:  Richard Solomon.
  • 15th Annual September Competition Exhibition, Alexandria Museum of Art; Alexandria, La., 1996. Juror:  Eleanor Heartney.
  • Union Images:  100 Years of Labor, "Chicago Artists' Month" citywide exhibitions, Special Purchase Award, Chicago Federation of Labor, James R. Thompson Government Center; Chicago, 1996. Jurors:  Alejandro Romero, Elena Marcheschi.
  • Chicago Slices: An Urban Vision, ("Around the Coyote" Gallery/Studio Shows) Stolen Buick Gallery; Chicago, 1996.
  • Art in Politics, Vedanta Gallery/Creative Thought Group; Chicago, 1996.
  • 28 Works by Mocek, "Chicago Artists' Month" citywide exhibitions, Magnum's Steak & Lobster Restaurant; Chicago, 1996. Curator:  Marty Lazer.
  • Group Show, "Chicago Artists' Month" citywide exhibitions, An Art Place, Inc. Gallery; Chicago, 1996.
  • The Line Forms Here, The Stage Gallery; Merrick, N.Y., 1996. Juror: Marietta Warner-Siegel.
  • (State of) Illinois Artisans Shop, June Feature Artist; Chicago, 1996.
  • Rockford College and Mid America Print Council Exhibition; Rockford, Ill., 1996. Jurors:  Philip Dedrick, Barbara Elam.
  • On the Horizon, Woman Made Gallery; Chicago, 1996. Juror: Susan Kraut.
  • Recombinations, Group Show, An Art Place, Inc. Gallery; Chicago, 1996.
  • The Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts Benefit Exhibition; Chicago, 1996.
  • The Little Prints, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative Gallery; Chicago, 1995.
  • Off the Press, National Print Exhibition, Emison Art Center, DePauw University’ Greencastle, Ind., 1995. Juror:  Rudy Pozzatti.
  • 60th Annual National Exhibition, Award Winner, Cooperstown Art Association; Cooperstown, N.Y., 1995. Juror:  Holland Cotter, New York Times, Art Critic
  • Chicago Working, Large Scale Works Exhibition, Lobby Gallery of Daley Center; Chicago, 1995.
  • Janet Turner National Print Competition, California State University; Chico, Calif., 1995. Juror:  Marion Epting.
  • Open Spectrum Exhibition, David Adler Cultural Center; Libertyville, Ill., 1995. Jurors:  Staci Boris, Lanny Silverman.
  • Global Focus:  Women in Art and Culture Art Exhibition, Fourth World Conference (Co-Sponsored by the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.); Peking, Beijing, China, 1995.
  • St. Charles Art & Music Festival, Norris Gallery; St. Charles, Ill., 1995. Juror: George P. Schneider.
  • Works on Paper 1995, National Open Exhibition, Michelle D. Long Gallery; Coppell, Texas, 19995.Jurors: Edleeca Thompson, Katherine Wagner.
  • Politically Correct? National Juried Show, Chicago Women’s' Caucus for Art, Artemesia Gallery; Chicago, 1994. Jurors:  Diane Grams, Juana Guzman, Mary Ellen Croteau.
  • Ninth National Small Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin–Parkside; Kenosha, Wis., 1994. Juror: Garo Antreasian.
  • The New Geography of Printmaking, Indiana University; South Bend, Ind., 199. Juror: Rudy Pozzatti.
  • The City at Work, North Lakeside Cultural Center Gallery; Chicago, 1994.
  • America's Cultural Diversity, Anheuser-Busch Gallery, The Center of Contemporary Arts; St. Louis, Mo., 1994. Jurors:  Kevin Garber, Jeffrey Sipple.
  • Group Show, Jan Dee Gallery; Chicago, 1994.
  • Group Show, The Peace Museum; Chicago, 1994.
  • Creative Synthetics, National Juried Show, An Art Place, Inc. Gallery; Chicago, 1994. Juror:  Robert Loescher.
  • One Person Show, Carthage College; Kenosha, Wis., 1993.
  • Mid America Print Council Juried Show, Purdue University Gallery; West Lafayette, Ind., 1993. Juror:  Moisha Smith.
  • Urban Perspectives, One Person Show, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center Gallery; Chicago, 1993.
  • Group Show, Liz Long Gallery; Chicago, 1993.
  • Cohesion, a New Art Installation Show, Excalibur Club; Chicago, 1993.
  • The Figure, National Juried Show, An Art Place, Inc. Gallery; Chicago, 1993. Juror:  Robert Lostutter.
  • Urban Perspectives, One Person Show, An Art Place, Inc. Gallery; Chicago, 1993.
  • Cover of a sociology textbook published by Nelson-Hall Publishers; Chicago, 1993.
  • The Prints and the Paper Exhibition, San Diego Institute of Art; San Diego, Calif., 1992.
  • Prints and Objects Show, Contemporary Art Center; Arlington Heights, Ill., 1992.
  • New Horizons Show, North Shore Art League; Skokie, Ill., 1992.
  • Evanston and Vicinity Exhibition, Evanston Art Center Gallery; Evanston, Ill., 1992.
  • Midwest Regional Print Show, North Shore Art League; Skokie, Ill., 1991. Jurors: Jack Lemon, Bruce Petich.
  • Shared Space Exhibition, Paper Press; Chicago, 1991.
  • Women's Month Exhibition, Cross Currents Gallery; Chicago, 1991.
  • One Percent for Peace Exhibition, Cross Currents Gallery; Chicago, 1991.
  • Faculty Show, Evanston Art Center; Evanston, Il., 1991.
  • Urban Worship Show, Near Northwest Art Council and Beacon Street Galleries; Chicago, 1991. Juror: Georgianne Scholz
  • Women's Month Exhibition, Cross Currents Gallery; Chicago, 1990.
  • Printmakers Exhibition, Quinlan Gallery; Chicago, 1990.
  • Studio Artists Exhibition, Paper Press; Chicago, 1989.
  • Midwest Regional Print Show, Dittmar Gallery, Northwestern University; Evanston, Ill., 1989. Jurors:  Richard Finch,Cornelia McSheehy.
  • Faculty Show, Evanston Art Center; Evanston, Ill., 1989.
  • The City: Prints, Drawings & Paintings, One Person Show, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center; Chicago. 1989.
  • Faculty Show, Evanston Art Center; Evanston, Ill., 1988.
  • Midwest Regional Print Show, Dittmar Gallery, Northwestern University; Evanston, Ill., 1988.
  • Art Exhibition, Illinois State Fair; Springfield, Ill., 1988.
  • The Artist Views the City Exhibition, The Gallery at the Old Post Office; Dayton, Ohio, 1988.   
  • Inner City Images, One Person Show, Chicago Center for the Print; Chicago, 1988.
  • The City in Black and White, One Person Show, Koehnline Gallery, Oakton Community College; DesPlaines, Ill., 1987.
  • Eleventh Annual Print and Drawing Exhibition, Harper College; Palatine, Ill., 1987.
  • Professional Art Exhibition, Illinois State Fair; Springfield, Ill., 1987.
  • Faculty Show, Evanston Art Center; Evanston, Ill., 1987.
  • Midwest Regional Print Show, Dittmar Gallery, Northwestern University; Evanston, Ill., 1986. Juror:  Rudy Pozzatti.
  • The Artist Views the City Exhibition, The Gallery at the Old Post Office; Dayton, Ohio, 1986.
  • Fourth Annual Chicagoland Juried Art Exhibit, Honorable Mention Award, Skokie Public Library; Skokie, Ill., 1986.
  • Faculty Show, Evanston Art Center; Evanston, Ill., 1986.
  • Women's Club of Evanston Annual Art Exhibition; Evanston, Ill., 1986.
  • Recent Acquisitions Exhibition, University of Minnesota Art Museum; Minneapolis, Minn., 1985.
  • Chicago Bags & Buildings, One Person Show, First Unitarian Society; Minneapolis, Minn., 1985.
  • Midwestern Regional Print Show, St. Louis, Mo., 1985.
  • Faculty Exhibition, Art Center of Minnesota; Minnetonka, Minn., 1985.
  • MFA Graduate Alumni Invitational Exhibition, University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, Minn., 1984.
  • Prints and Drawings Exhibition, Northrup Gallery, University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, Minn., 1984.
  • Mural, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and Minneapolis Transit Authority; Minneapolis, Minn., 1983.
  • Annual Exhibition, Winona Art Center; Winona, Minn., 1983.
  • Faculty Exhibition, College of Saint Teresa, Winona, Minn., 1983.
  • Recent Prints and Drawings, One Person Show, College of Saint Teresa; Winona, Minn., 1982.
  • Recent Works, One Person Show, Bloomington Art Center; Bloomington, Minn., 1982.
  • Young Minnesota Artists Exhibition, Minneapolis, Minn., 1982.
  • Print Exhibition, South Dakota Museum of Fine Arts; Brookings, S.D., 1982.
  • Annual Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin; Waukesha, Wis., 1982.
  • Tri-College Faculty Art Show, Winona State University; Winona, Minn., 1982
  • MFA Thesis Exhibition, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, Minn., 1981.
  • Award Winners' Exhibition, Minnesota Center for Arts and Education; Minnetonka, Minn., 1981.
  • One Person Show, Winona State University; Winona, Minn., 1981.

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