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Denise Bibro Fine Art, Inc.
529 W. 20th Street, NY, NY
Professor of Art and Art History, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
College of Visual and Performing Arts, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd, Ft. Wayne, IN
1965 B.A. (English Lit.) Indiana University, Bloomington IN (Studied with Willard Midgette, William Haney, James McGarell)
1964 Cert. (Painting) Art Institute of Chicago (Studied with the Dutch mosaic artist and
etcher Arnold Zweerts and the Chicago Expressionist Rudolph Pen)
1967 M.A. (Painting) Northwester University, Evanston IL ((Studied with the Chicago
School Surrealist George Cohen and the abstract expressionist George Kokines)
1978 Ph.D. (Art History) Northwestern University,. (Studied with Hayden Huntley and J. Carson Webster. NU program is listed one of the top ten Art History departments in the country)
Honors and Distinctions
1965 Woodrow Wilson Fellowship National Foundation.
1967 The Nora Schwartz Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant. Fellowship Award
1976 Dissertation Fellowship Northwestern University
1992 Elected National Academician, The National Academy of Design, New York, NY
2006 Chosen one of the six Featured Scholars at Indiana University-Purdue University Ft Wayne.
1967-1973 Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN, Assistant Professor,
1974-1975 University of Louisville, Alan R. Hite Institute of Art, Assistant Professor.
1975-1976 Northwestern University, Visiting Assistant Professor, Art History
(Also taught the Drawing Classes of the Chicago Surrealist George Cohen)
1977-1978 Columbia College, Chicago, IL, Instructor, Art
1978-1988 University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1983 Interim Graduate Student
Coordinator, Assistant Professor, Art History.
1988- 1992 Indiana University- Purdue University, Ft. Wayne. Recruited with
appointment as Chair of the Unified Art Department
1992- to Present, Associate Professor and (2004) Professor, Art and Art History
1999-2000 The National Academy of Design School, N.Y, NY, Visiting Instructor,
Publications By Audrey Ushenko: Author
Audrey Ushenko, with the technical participation of Samantha Birk, Seminars in Modern Art,
1950 to the Present. Digitalized Course of Lectures on serial DVD’s for Class Work
and Distance Learning. Produced by the IPFW Audio-Visual Dept. Fort Wayne, IN, 2007
Audrey Ushenko, Olga Boznanska, Figurative Painter,. Encyclopedia Essay, in North
Light Writers Group, The St James Guide to Contemporary Women Artist St James Press, Detroit, 1999
Audrey A. Ushenko, Topography and a New Realism, 1979. Northwestern University
Evanston, IL. Dissert. 1978.
Publications About: Audrey Ushenko Books
Cynthia Maris Dantzic, 100 New York Artists, Schiffer Inc, New York, NY. 2006
Stanley I. Grand, Allegories and Myths, Southeast Missouri University, Cape Girardeau, MO 2000
North Light Writers Group, Kevin Hillstrom and Laurie Collier Hillstrom, eds.
Audrey Ushenko, St James Guide to Contemporary Women Artists (Encyclopedia
Essay) St. James Press, Detroit, 1999.
Cynthia Maris Dantzic, Design Dimensions, An introduction to Visual Surface, NY, NY,
Publications About: Exhibition Catalogues & Brochures
2007 Featured Faculty, IPFW, booklet with cards, Ft Wayne, IN 2007
2006 National Academy of Design, Disegno, The Catalogue of the 180th Academy Exhibition,
New York, NY 2006.
2004 Gregg Hertzlieb, Audrey Ushenko, Museum Portraits, (Brochure) Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN, Published in connection with Art-Residency
2003 National Academy of Design, The Catalogue of the 2003 Exhibition, New York, NY
2000 Muskegon Museum of Art, Catalogue of the Exhibition, Moments of Grace
New Regional Painting, Muskegon, Mich. 2000.
1997 National Academy of Art, The Catalogue of the 172nd Annual Exhibition, NY, NY.
1996 Judd Tully, Audrey Ushenko – Reconsidering Reality, Catalogue co-published by the Denise Bibro Fine Arts Gallery and the Yvonne Rapp Gallery, NY, 1995
1991 National Academy of Design, Catalogue of the 166th Annual Exhibition, NY, NY.
1988 National Academy of Design, Catalogue of the 163rd Annual Exhibition, NY, NY
1983 Lawrence Alloway, Catalogue – The Critics Choice, Arsenal Gallery, sponsored by AARG
Publications About: National / International Press Items, News and Periodical Reviews
2007 Serge Hollerbach, Audrey Ushenko, Art of Purpose. NOMI / New World of Art /
Die Niewe Welt Der Kunst, March 2007, St. Petersburg, Russia.
2002 Staff, Art Guide, Audrey Ushenko, Will Barnet, Works on Paper, New York Times, Oct 11
2003 Garrit Henry, Audrey Ushenko at Denise Bibro, Art in America, March 2003
1999 Garrit Henry, Audrey Ushenko at Denise Bibro, Art in America, May, 1999
1996 Holland Cotter, Honing the Cutting Edge of Conservative Style,
The New York Times, July 29, 1996
1994 Garrit Henry, Audrey Ushenko at Denise Bibro, Art in America, January 1994
1990 D. Heilman, Audrey Ushenko at Yvonne Rapp Gallery, Louisville Courier-Journal
1990 Dennis Wepman, Audrey Ushenko, Manhattan Arts Magazine, Jan/Feb 1990
1987 Eunice Agar, Audrey Ushenko, American Artist Magazine, March 1987
1987 D.Heilman, Audrey Ushenko at Yvonne Rapp Gallery, Louisville Courier-Journal, Oct.18, 1987
Publications About: Regional & Local Items
2007 Bonnie Blackburn, Respected Painter-Teacher Makes the Connection,
Fort Wayne Magazine, March, 2007
2007 Staff, IPFW Painter One of 100 New York Painters, Indiana University Home Pages Jan 12
2007 Dave LeDuc, Career Path – Audrey Ushenko, Greater Ft Wayne
Business Weekly, Jan. 16
2006 Staff, Audrey Ushenko Has Ben Included in Recent Book,
Greater Ft Wayne Business Weekly 12/22
2006 Krista J. Stockman, IPFW Lauds Faculty for Research,
Ft Wayne Journal Gazette, Dec. 8
2006 Staff, Artist-Professor Honored- Audrey Ushenko, Ft Wayne News Sentinel, Dec. 14.
2006 Gerry Dick, Indiana Artist Featured in New Book, Inside Indiana Business
2005 Staff, University of Chicago, Audrey Ushenko, Artist in Residence,
The Communicator The Duchossosois Center for Advanced Medicine,
University of Chicago Hospitals Dec
2005 Staff, The University of Chicago, Artist in Residence, The Forefront, Sept. 2005
2002 David Tanner, Audrey Ushenko, Whatzup, Fort Wayne, IN.
2001 Sam Blackwell, Audrey Ushenko, Allegories and Myths, Southeast Missourian,
Cape Girardeau, MO, Oct 30
2001 Sam Blackwell, Artist to Exhibit Art Works, Southeast Missourian,
Cape Girardeau, MO Oct 4
1996 William Carlton, Hung Up On Reality, Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel, May 30
1993 Harriet Howard Heithaus, Appointment With The Muse – Audrey Ushenko Tends
Her Art in a Busy Life, The Journal-Gazette, Fort Wayne, IN, Dec 30.
Publications About: Electronic Media
2009 Indiana State Museum, Making it in the Midwest, They Chose to Stay YouTube video
2007 IPFW Website, Featured Faculty Audrey Ushenko
2006 IPFW Website, IPFW Painter Featured in Book – One of 100 New York Painters
2006 University of Chicago Medical Center, Artist Immortalizes Atrium
at University of Chicago Hospitals, Press-Zoom Global News Service,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands Jan. 2006
2006 David Easton, Artist Immortalizes University of Chicago Hospital Atrium,
University of Chicago Press Release Service, Jan 20, 2006
2006 Huntington University, Merillat Center for the Arts, Robert E. Wilson Gallery,
Ushenko’s Work to be Exhibited in Wilson Gallery Aug. 24 2006
2005 UChicagoBlog, The University of Chicago Magazine’s Web Log, Art Therapy –
Audrey Ushenko, Since The Spring of 2005.
2003 Valparaiso University, News Release. Three New Exhibits… Show and Painting
Demonstration. Session. Valparaiso, IN, October 22.
2001 Staff, Southeast Missouri State University, Press Release Service, Southeast to
Host Art Show by Audrey Ushenko, Media Information News Bureau, Oct 1, 2001,
Cape Girardeau, MO
One-Person Exhibitions in the Major Art Markets
2011 Denise Bibro Fine Art Inc. Gallery, 529 W. 20th St. N
2007 Denise Bibro Fine Art Inc. Gallery, 529 W. 20th St. New York, NY. (Chelsea),
Audrey Ushenko Recent Still Lives and Landscapes, Oct. 12 – Nov. 8, 2007
2003 Denise Bibro Fine Art Inc. Gallery, New York, NY. Audrey Ushenko,
Recent Paintings, Nov. 3 – Dec. 8, 2003.
2003 Yvonne Rapp Gallery, 2117 Frankfort Ave. Louisville, KY Recent Works by
Audrey Ushenko, Jan 21 – March 10, 2003
2002 Gruen Galleries, 226 West Superior St., Chicago, IL (River North), Audrey
Ushenko – In Natural Habitat II, Nov. 22 – Jan. 10, 2002
2002 Denise Bibro Fine Art Inc. Audrey Ushenko, Recent Works, Oct. 1 – Nov. 2.
1999 Yvonne Rapp Gallery, Louisville, KY. Recent Works by Audrey Ushenko
1998 Denise Bibro Fine Art, Inc. Audrey Ushenko – Recent Paintings, Oct 6. Nov. 7.
1997 Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL, New Still Lives and Landscapes,
1996 Denise Bibro Fine Art,. Audrey Ushenko, Narrative Realism,
1994 Yvonne Rapp Gallery, Audrey Ushenko – Celebrating Pivotal
Points of Change April 12 – May 7.
1993 Denise Bibro Fine Art, Inc. Audrey Ushenko – Recent Paintings, June 9 –July 3.
1992 Yvonne Rapp Gallery, New Paintings by Audrey Ushenko, Oct 13 – Nov. 5
1991 Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL (with Tony Droege), Figurative Painters.
1990 Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL (with Catherine Perehudoff), Landscapes,
One-Person Exhibitions in Museums and Academic Centers
2006 Robert E. Wilson Gallery, Merillat Center for the Arts, Huntington University
Huntington, IN, Figurative Paintings by Audrey Ushenko, July 6 to August 26
2003 Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University Center for the Arts, 1709 ChapeDrive,Valparaiso, IN, Audrey Ushenko Exhibition, Dec.12, 2003 to Feb 6,
2002 St Louis University Museum of Art, St Louis University, 3663 Lindell Blvd,
St. Louis, MO, Audrey Ushenko, Artist-in Residence Exhibition.
2002 Fort Wayne Museum of Art, , Ft. Wayne, IN Audrey Ushenko, In Natural Habitat,
2001 University Museum, Southeast Missouri State University, 122 Memorial Hall
Cape Girardeau, MO, Audrey Ushenko – Allegories and Myths, Oct. 5 – Nov 18.
Catalog published, Stanley I. Grand, author)
2000 Adrian College, Stubnitz Gallery, Adrian MI, Audrey Ushenko.
1990 The Nicholas Roerich Museum, 319 West 107th Street, New York, NY.
1989 Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Group Shows in Major Art Environments
2010 The Great Nude Invitational, New York, NY
2010 Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY. Chautauqua. A Continuity of Creativity.
2009 Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN. Making it in the Midwest, They Chose to Stay
2007 The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University,
40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL The Exquisite Snake, July 6 to August 26
2005 National Academy of Design, 1083 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY,
180th Academy Exhibition. Awarded the Samuel F. B. Morse Medal for Painting,
and the Inglis Griswold Nelson Prize for Painting.
2005 Chicago Art Expo, International Exhibition, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL.
2004 Chicago Art Expo, International Exhibition, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL,
2003 National Academy of Design, Visages and Visions, American Art of the
Nineteenth and Twentieth Century… “a virtual who’s who of American Art ….
Hudson River School painters to ….. Audrey Ushenko”
2003 Jean Albano Gallery, 215 W Superior St. (River North) Chicago, IL The Exquisite Snake
2003 National Academy of Design, New York, NY, Challenging Tradition, Women in
the Academy, 1826 – 2003, July through September, 2003.
2003 National Academy of Design, The 178th Annual Academy Exhibition.
Awarded the Thomas B. Clark Prize
1999 Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, 132 Greene St. New York, NY. Artist Hanukkas
Nov. 27, 1999 to Jan. 4, 2000. Show curated by Robert Schroeder.
1999 SoHo20 Gallery, 545 Broadway, New York, NY. Parallel Visions, January 1999
1998 Louisville Visual Art Association / The Speed Museum of Art, 2035 South Street
(collaboration exhibit, organized by Yvonne Rapp Gallery), With Gratitude –
The Barney Bright Memorial Exhibition.
1998 Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL (Wicker Park), Small Packages
1997 National Academy of Design, The 172nd Annual Exhibition. May 28th, September 1.
Awarded the Isidor Medal for Outstanding Figure Painting.
1996 Yvonne Rapp Gallery, Eternal Moments, Nov 20 – Dec. 21
1996 Louisville Visual Art Association, 3005 Upper River Road, Louisville, KY
The Marriage Project – A Mid-Life Perspective, May 5, 1995 to October, 1996
Traveling exhibition shown in – Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN
Carnegie Art Center, Covington, KY, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
Indiana University Gallery, Indiana, PA, Northern Indiana Arts Association
Munster, IN, Louisville Visual Art Association, Louisville, KY, and
The Truman Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN.
1996 National Academy of Design, 171st Annual Exhibition, May 29 – Sept 1
1996 Chicago Art Expo, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
1999 Yvonne Rapp Gallery, Louisvile KY, Small Treasures
1995 New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, 68 Elm St. Summit, New Jersey
Heroes and Heroines: From Myth to Reality, Jan. 13 – Feb. 26
Traveling exhibition curated by Nancy Cohen, Alice Dillon and Rebekkah,
Eckstein. Funded by the Sony Corporation of America
1995 National Academy of Design, New York, NY, The 170th Annual Exhibition,
(Award of Merit).
1991 National Academy of Design, New York, NY, The 166th Annual Exhibition
April 2 to May 12, 1991
1990 Yvonne Rapp Gallery, Louisville, KY, The Color is Red.
1989 Minnesota Museum of Art, Landmark Center, St. Paul, Minnesota
West / Art and the Law. The 14th Annual Exhibition, American Realist Painters,
June 18, 1989 – April 15, 1990, a traveling exhibition sponsored by the
West Law Publishing Co, 50 West Kellog Blvd. St. Paul, Minnesota.
Shown in: Bally Casino, Reno Nevada, Arkansas State University Museum,
Jonesboro Arkansas, Robert I Kahn Gallery, Congregation EmmanuEl, Houston,
Texas, and the Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, Minnesota.
1988 National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 163rd Annual Exhibition.
Recipient of the Thomas B. Clark Prize
1987 The Minnesota Museum of Art, Landmark Center, St. Paul, MN
The Figure in American Art
1985 Artist Choice Museum, New York, NY, The Figure in Landscape. Catalogue.
published: Jack Beal and Judd Tully curators, and catalogue authors.
1983 Soho20 Chelsea Gallery, 511 West 25th Street, New York, NY
1983 The Arsenal Gallery, 830 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
1978 Viridian Gallery 530 West 25th Street #407.
Group Shows in Regional Museum, Academic and Community Environments
2003 The Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University Center for the Arts,
Valparaiso, IN, Un Named, A Group Show.
2002 Albright-Knox Art Museum, Buffalo, NY. also in lending gallery
2000 Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster Ave. Muskegon, MI.
Moments of Grace, New Regional Paintings..Illustrated Catalog published.
1998 Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Ft. Wayne, IN, Regional Artists Biennial
Exhibition May 30 – August 16
1996 Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Ft. Wayne, IN, Regional Artists Biennial
Exhibition, June 1 – August 18.
1994 Art Link Gallery, 417 East Berry Street, Ft. Wayne, IN.
The Fort Wayne Bicentennial Exhibition
1990 American States Insurance Companies, Indianapolis, IN, The Indiana Arts
Competition (awarded Painting Prize) Ted Wolf, jurist
1986 Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse University, New Acquisitions.
1984 Calvin College, Center Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Personal Narratives – Five Painters (T. Van Laar, Curator)
1982 Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, 411 SE Riverside Dr. Evansville, IN
1982 Valparaiso University Gallery, Valparaiso, IN, Contemporary Narrative Realism
Museum and Public Institutional Collections and Acquisitions
Rhinehart Music Center, IPFW, the Mrs Lorraine Davis Purchase Funding.
Immanuel Lutheran School, Valparaiso, IN. Art and Architecture Committee Fund.
St. Louis University Museum of Art, 5 aintings installed in Dedicated May Gallery
National Academy of Design Museum, NY, (Member, National Academy of Design since 1994)
Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University.A number of works in university related venues
Lincoln National Corporation, Ft. Wayne, IN
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
West Law Publishing Company, Corp Headquarters, St. Paul, Minnesota
State of Illinois, Springfield, IL. Art Collection for the
Willard Ice Building, The Art-in-Architecture Program Fund
Krannert Museum of Art, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL
Minnesota Museum of Art, Landmark Center, St. Paul, Minnesota
The Polish Museum of America, Chicago, IL
First National Bank of Chicago/Chase Bank, 1 Frst National Plaza,. Corporate Collection
Northwestern University, School of Communicable Disorders, Evanston, IL
Artist-in-Residence: Painting Projects
2009 Chautauqua Institution, The Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua, NY
2006-2007 Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN. Project sponsored by Indiana
University Indianapolis and Indiana University-Purdue University Ft. Wayne
2005 Center For Advanced Medicine, The University of Chicago Hospitals,
Chicago, IL Sponsored by the Art in the Hospitals Program.
2004 Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN. Sponsored by the
Zahn Fund. Demonstrations. Exhibition. DVD videoction.
2004 St. Louis University Museum of Art, St. Louis MO. Demonstration..
Exhibition funded by the St Louis University.
2000 Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Ft. Wayne, IN. Two works completed, plus show.
Workshops, Tutorials, Lectures, Master Classes
2011 Chautauqua Insttution, Chautaqua, NY
2011 Ox-Bow Art Summer School, Saugatack, MI
2010 Chautauqua Institution School of Art, Chautauqua, NY
2010 Chautauqua Institution, School of Art, Figure drawing course
2008 Parsons, The New School for Design University, New York, NY
2006 Lesley University, Cambridge, M.A. Graduate Mentoring Program.
2005 Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD. Technical Demonstrations
(With Carl Plansky).
2005 New York Studio School, New York, NY. Graduate Division – two-day
workshop on on-site Projects Painting.
2002 National Academy of Design, New York, NY, Lecture and Panel Discussion
2000 Adrian College, Adrian, MI. Lecture and Workshop
Distinctions, Awards, Prizes
2005 The Samuel F.B. Morse Medal and Prize for Painting, 180th Academy Exhibition
National Academy of Design, New York, NY
2005 Inglis Griswold Nelson Prize for Painting (Portraiture). 180th Academy
Exhibition, National Academy of Design
2004 The Thomas B. Clark Prize, National Academy of Design
2004 The Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant
1997 The Isidor Medal and Prize for Figure Painting, National Academy of Design
1995 Merit Award. 170th Academy Exhibition, National Academy of Design
1990 Painting Prize, Indiana Arts Competition 1990, Indianapolis, IN
National Academy of Design, New York, NY
American Association of University Professors Chapter President (IPFW)
Born in Princeton, New Jersey, 1945. Married. One daughter, Emily, M.A. in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, The Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL currently a Ph.D candidate (ABD) at Penn State University