A r i   N o r r i s

lives & works in the greater Chicago area

www.arinorris.us

arinorris.us@gmail.com

Education

2021     MA - Metalwork, Jewelry Design, Digital Fabrication - Northern Illinois University. DeKalb, IL

2019     BFA - Sculpture - Northern Illinois University. DeKalb, IL

Solo / Two / Three Person Shows

2022

 

Quartet for the End of Time, the PLAN. Chicago, IL

2021

 

Our Two Scents, Cleaner Gallery + Projects. W/ Marvin Chan. Chicago, IL

2019

 

the Treachery of Objects, David Salkin Creative. Chicago, IL

2018

Shooting Pool with a Rope, Baby Blue Gallery. W/ Derek Ernster + Jose Jimenez. Chicago, IL

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022

 

The Patriot, O'Flaherty's. New York City, NY

 

 

2019

 

5th International Exhibition on Conceptual Art, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA) Museum. 

Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

More Small Painting(s); an Exhibition Homage to CvD. Lawrence & Clark. Chicago, IL

The Plant Show, Ground Level Platform. Chicago, IL

Rulers, Coco Hunday. Tampa, FL

Artist Residency Alumni Exhibition, Main Street Arts. Clifton Springs, NY

53rd Annual National Drawing and Sculpture Show, Cain Gallery, Del Mar College. Corpus Christi, TX

2018

the 75th Rockford Midwestern Biennial, Rockford Art Museum. Juried by Aron Packer. Rockford, IL

Impromptu, Rubberneck Gallery. Chicago, IL

2017

Midwest Sculpture Exhibition, Indiana University Kokomo Art Gallery. Curated by Tara Scott. Kokomo, IN

14th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, Freeport Art Museum, Juried by Dan Addington. Freeport, IL

2016

55th Greater Michigan Regional. Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art. Midland, MI

2015

54th Greater Michigan Regional, Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art. Midland, MI

 

Artist-in-Residence 

2022

 

Artist-in-Residence at Art Casting of Illinois, inc. Oregon, IL

 

 

2021

Artist-in-Residence at Art Casting of Illinois, inc. Oregon, IL

2019

LAUNCH Invitational Residency at Chicago Artists Coalition. Chicago, IL

2018

Artist-in-Residence at Main Street Arts. Clifton Springs, NY

Public Collections

Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX

Notre, Chicago, IL

Private Collections

Chicago, IL

Grand Rapids, MI

Los Angeles, CA

 

Milwaukee, WI


Naperville, IL

Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

Virgil Abloh Estate

Washington, D.C.

 

Awards

2020

 

John X. Koznarek Memorial Scholarship Fund

 

Lester K. Smith Creative Art Scholarship

2018

Michigan Council for the Arts & Cultural Affairs - Public Arts/Sculpture. Minigrant Arts Projects

 

O’Malley-Pugh Endowment Fund

 

Sally Stevens Scholarship in the Arts

Selected Bibliography / Press

2022

 

Bad at Sports. "Top V. Weekend Picks (4/21-4/27)." badatsports.com. Web. April 21, 2022. 

     Regarding "Quartet for the End of Time," at the PLAN, Chicago, IL. 

 

2021

Bad at Sports. "Top V. Weekend Picks (5/13-5/20)." badatsports.com. Web. May 13, 2021. 

     Regarding "Our Two Scents," at Cleaner Gallery + Projects, Chicago, IL. 

 

Pickleman, Jason. "Lawrence & Clark." Print. October 2, 2020. 

2019

 

Alyea, Ginny Van. Chicago Gallery News (CGN) "the Newest Thing; What Collectors are Buying Now."

     Print & Web. Fall 2019 Issue. 

Coco Hunday. "Rulers," Exhibition Catalog. PDF/Web. 2019. 

Del Mar College. “53rd Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show,” Exhibition Catalog.

     Print. February 15, 2019.

Northern Illinois University Art Museum. "Jack Arends Hall Alumni Celebration: 50 Years of Excellence in the

     Visual Arts," Exhibition Catalog.

West, SK. "'Rulers,' Explores Measurements and Leaders at Coco Hunday in Tampa." Creative Loafing.      

     cltampa.com. Web. June 5, 2019. 

 

2018

Bad at Sports. "Top V. Weekend Picks (1/11-1/17)." badatsports.com. Web. Jan 11, 2018. 

     Regarding "Shooting Pool with a Rope," at Baby Blue Gallery, Chicago. IL. 

Bad at Sports. "Top V. Weekend Picks (6/14-6/20)." badatsports.com. Web. June 14, 2018. 

     Regarding "Impromptu," at Rubberneck Gallery. Chicago, IL. 

CVPA, xFeatured. “Watch: the 2018 NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts Convocation Video.”

     NIU CVPA Arts Blog. niuarts.com. Web. Feb 14, 2018.

     *Video Documentation

Main Street Arts, "Meet the Artist in Residence: Ari Norris." Main Street Arts Blog. 

     mainstreetartsgallery.com. Web. July 2nd, 2018. 

Northern Illinois University, “Ari Norris - Huskie Spotlight.” NIU Website / NIU CVPA Arts Blog.

     niu.edu. / niuarts.com. Web. July 2018

NIU Art Museum, “Museum Notes; A Publication for Members of the NIU Art Museum.”

     Pub. Vol. 22, Issue 3, Spring 2018.

Rockford Art Museum, "The Rockford Midwestern Biennial 2018," Exhibition Catalog. 

     Published by 11th Street Printing. June, 2018.