Matthew Marks Gallery

Suellen Rocca

  • Born: Chicago, 1943

    Education: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Honorary Ph.D., 2016
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago, B.F.A., 1964

    Died: Naperville, IL, 2020

  • One-Person Exhibitions

    2021

    In Dreams, The Last Works, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)

    2020

    Secession, Vienna (catalogue)

    2018

    Drawings, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)

    2016

    Bare Shouldered Beauty, Works from 1965 to 1969, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)

    2013

    Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions, Chicago Gallery, Illinois State Museum

    2007

    Suellen Rocca and Art Green: Imagists Classic Hits, Vol. 1, Corbett vs. Dempsey Gallery, Chicago (catalogue)

    1997

    University Club of Chicago

    1983

    Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago

  • Selected Group Exhibitions

    2021

    Private Eye: The Imagist Impulse in Chicago Art, Newfields, Indianapolis (catalogue)
    The Museum as Classroom
    , Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago
    Surrealism in American Art
    , Centre de la Vieille Charité, Marseille (catalogue)

    2019

    How Chicago! Imagists 1960s & 70s, Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, University of London. Traveled to De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom (catalogue)
    With a Capital P: Selections by Six Painters, Elmhurst Art Museum, IL
    One hundred drawings, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)

    2018

    Painting: Now and Forever Part III, Greene Naftali Gallery and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
    The Time Is Now! Art Worlds of Chicago's South Side, 1960–1980, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago (catalogue)
    Eye Deal: Abstract Bodies of the Chicago Imagists, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, WI
    The Figure and the Chicago Imagists: Selections from the Elmhurst College Art Collection, Elmhurst Art Museum, IL
    New to MIA: Art from Chicago, Minneapolis Institute of Art
    3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964–1980, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY (catalogue)
    Hairy Who? 1966–1969, The Art Institute of Chicago (catalogue)

    2017

    Famous Artists from Chicago: 1965–1975, Fondazione Prada, Milan (catalogue)
    Kings & Queens: Pinball, Imagists and Chicago, Elmhurst Art Museum, IL

    2015

    Interfaces: Outsider Art and the Mainstream, Philadelphia Museum of Art
    Return of the Exquisite Corpse, Printworks Gallery, Chicago (catalogue)

    2014

    What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art 1960 to the Present, Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence. Traveled to Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)

    2013

    Art in the Embassies Program, United States Embassy, Stockholm

    2012

    Of, To, And From Ray Yoshida, Gallery 13, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia
    Face Forward: The Art of the Self Portrait, Printworks Gallery, Chicago

    2011

    Re: Chicago, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago (catalogue)
    Chicago Imagists at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, WI (catalogue)

    2010

    Touch and Go: Ray Yoshida and His Spheres of Influence, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    2008

    Art and Politics in Chicago, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago

    2006

    Drawn Into the World, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

    2005

    Art in Chicago: Resisting Regionalism, Transforming Modernism, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia (catalogue)

    2004

    That 70s Show, The Center for Visual and Performing Art, Munster, IN

    2002

    Made in Chicago circa 1970, Adam Baumgold Fine Arts, New York

    2001

    Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago

    2000

    Chicago Loop: Imagist Art 1949–1979, Whitney Museum of American Art Fairfield County, Stamford, CT

    1999

    Jumpin’ Backflash: Original Imagist Artwork, 1966–1969, Chicago Cultural Center. Traveled to The Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster

    1997

    Thirty Hairy, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago
    Don Baum says: Chicago Has Famous Artists, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago

    1996

    Art in Chicago: 1945–1995, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (catalogue)
    Women and Chicago Imagism, Rockford Art Museum, IL. Traveled to Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago (catalogue)
    1968, Betty Rymer Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    Second Sight: Printmaking in Chicago 1935–1995, Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

    1994

    Garden of Earthly Delights, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago
    Chicago Imagism: A 25 Year Survey, Davenport Museum of Art, IA

    1993

    Imagery, Incongruous Juxtapositions, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago

    1992

    From America’s Studio: Drawing New Conclusions, Betty Rymer Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (catalogue)

    1991

    Distorted Figuration, Evanston Art Center, IL

    1990

    The Mary Jean Thomson Collection, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
    Portraits of a Kind, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago

    1989

    Birthday Cake: 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago

    1987

    Chicago Imagist Print, David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago
    Drawings of the Chicago Imagists, Renaissance Society, University of Chicago

    1983

    Nilsson, Nutt, Paschke, Rocca, Wirsum, Galerie Bonnier, Geneva (catalogue)
    Contemporary Chicago Imagists, Merwin and Wakely Gallery, School of Art, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington

    1982

    Chicago on Paper, Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane
    From Chicago, Pace Gallery, New York (catalogue)
    Hot Chicago, Douglas Drake Gallery, Kansas City, MO

    1980

    Who Chicago? An Exhibition of Contemporary Imagists, Camden Arts Centre, London. Traveled to Sunderland Arts Centre, United Kingdom; Third Eye Centre, Glasgow; The National Museum of Modern Art, Edinburgh; Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea, United Kingdom; Ulster Museum, Belfast, United Kingdom; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; and Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans (catalogue)
    Some Recent Art from Chicago, Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (catalogue)

    1976

    Visions: Painting and Sculpture, Distinguished Alumni 1945 to the Present, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    1972

    Chicago Imagist Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Traveled to New York Cultural Center
    What They’re Up to in Chicago, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (catalogue)

    1971

    Chicago Antigua, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago

    1970

    Marriage Chicago Style, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
    Surplus Slop from the Windy City, San Francisco Art Institute. Traveled to Sacramento State College Art Gallery

    1969

    Spirit of the Comics, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
    Don Baum Sez: “Chicago Needs Famous Artists”, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
    Hairy Who, Corcoran Gallery of Art, DuPont Center, Washington, DC (catalogue)
    Part 2. Drawings by the Hairy Who, School of Visual Arts, New York

    1968

    Hairy Who III, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago (catalogue)
    Seventy-First Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, The Art Institute of Chicago (catalogue)
    Hairy Who, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute

    1967

    Chicago and Vicinity 70th Annual, The Art Institute of Chicago (catalogue)
    Hairy Who II, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago (catalogue)

    1966

    Hairy Who, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago (catalogue)

    1965

    Chicago and Vicinity 68th Annual, The Art Institute of Chicago (catalogue)