Eve Whitaker – Bio

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Eve Whitaker has resided near Austin, Texas since 2003. She received her BFA from Michigan State University and her MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University – Bloomington in the early 1980’s. Over the last twenty years she has acquired representation with Gruen Galleries, Chicago; Joyce Petter Gallery, Michigan; and SOHO20 Gallery, NY. In addition to her studio work she has worked for the Indiana University Art Museum, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts in Michigan, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Exhibiting extensively in regional and national competitive and invitational exhibitions, as well as solo shows in Michigan and Chicago, Whitaker received regional attention from the media, museum curators, and commercial galleries immediately out of graduate school. A few years later she moved to Chicago and was immediately invited to have a solo exhibition of new work at the Contemporary Arts Workshop in Chicago; and was sponsored by Joy Horwich in the traveling exhibition 17th Annual Art and the Law. Whitaker lived and worked in Chicago from 1991 until 2003, during which time she developed “Women in the City”, a group of paintings observing the Chicago cityscape; and also, a series of large drawing/paintings on paper called “Ancestral Excavations” which have shown in solo venues around the country and now some of this work will be touring the United States in a group invitational, The Veiling: Visible and Invisible Spaces beginning in Colorado, the Spring of 2008, and traveling to Arkansas, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Indiana, SUNY in NY, California until 2010.


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