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Bounce Back at Heaven Gallery

May 14 - June 20, 2021

Artwork and info on

Extended Practice (link)


Emily Lindskoog lives and works in Chicago, where she is also raising two small children. She received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She has participated in group exhibitions at Hyde Park Art Center, Roman Susan Gallery, Circle Contemporary, St. Mary’s College and St. Mary’s University as well as solo exhibitions at North Park University’s Carlson Tower Gallery and Parallax Art Lab. Emily was a SPARC (Seniors Pairing with Artists in Residence Citywide) grant recipient through the Brooklyn Arts Council and resident in Chicago Artist Coalition’s Field/Work residency. She founded her own Love Road Artist Residency in 2018; a nomadic, annual residency for artist-mothers. She has been an adjunct instructor at North Park University since 2013.  


She refers to her work as unfixed collage, alluding to objects arranged on the surface of her drawings without adhesive, allowing her to play with and re-stage the work. The resulting composition is committed while maintaining the energy of moveable parts. She uses elements from different moments and positions of her life to find formal patterns and coincidences; an intersection in time. These could be the site of an archaeological dig, an altar, a board game still in play. While raising children, everything feels both permanent and precarious, instantaneous and eternal.



2010      M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing
              Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2005      B.A. in Studio Art and K-12 Art Education
              North Park University, Chicago, IL


2018        Find Something You Know — Parallax Art Lab, Chicago, IL
2016        This Too — Carlson Gallery, Chicago, IL
2014        Trip — Salter Gallery, University of Wisconsin Barron County, Rice Lake, WI
2012        Unrolled — goodyoga, Brooklyn, NY
2010        Left Hand, Right Hand: MFA Thesis Exhibition — Steuben West Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY



2021        Bounce Back — Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL

                E Plurbus Unum — Carlson Tower Gallery, Chicago, IL

2020        Art in Isolation — North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND 

                Home Work — Carlson Tower Gallery, Chicago, IL


2019        Extended Self:Transformations and Connections — Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

                Quilt — Carlson Tower Gallery, Chicago, IL

2018        Extended Practice — Roman Susan, Chicago, IL
                Mysterious Feelings — Circle Contemporary, Chicago, IL

2017        AKUKO UWA — Carlson Tower Gallery, Chicago, IL
                Certain Obscurities — Brandel Library at North Park University, Chicago, IL


2016        La Mère / La Mer : The Mother / The Sea —  Moreau Art Galleries at Saint Mary's College, South Bend, Indiana


2015        Square Foot Show — The Arts of Life, Glenview, IL
                Uncharted — Lewis Art Gallery at Millsaps College, Jackson, MS


2014        Black & White  — Brandel Library at North Park University, Chicago, IL


2012        Middling — Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn, NY


2011        Chain Letter — Samson Gallery, Boston, MA
                Seriously Funny — Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL            
                In the Flat Field, curated by Jason Stopa — Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC


2010        15th Annual Juried Exhibition, curated by Phong Bui of the Brooklyn Rail — SoHo 20 Gallery, New York, NY
                Sustainability — Schafler Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


2009        Speaking to a Kitchen Mouse — Steuben Galleries at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
                Homecoming Invitational  — Carlson Tower Gallery, North Park University, Chicago, IL
                From Across the River — MFA Gallery at Montclair University, Montclair, NJ

2007        Alumni Exhibition — Carlson Tower Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005        Five Second Rule: Undergraduate Senior Exhibition — Carlson Tower Gallery, Chicago, IL


2004        Carl G. Setterburg Scholarship Exhibition for Success in the Visual Arts — Carlson Tower Gallery, Chicago, IL

                A Night with Cameron McGill — Schuba's Tavern, Chicago, IL




2019         Love Road Artist Residency — Chicago, IL 


2018-19    Field/Work — Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL


2018         Love Road Artist Residency — Roscoe, IL


2012         SPARC Grant Award Winner (Seniors Partnering with Artists in Residence Citywide)     

                 New York Department of Cultural Affairs and Brooklyn Arts Council

                 Art Educator and Resident Artist — Tompkins Park Senior Center, Brooklyn, NY



2020        Lori Waxman, “Four fantastic shows to catch before they’re gone”. Chicago Tribune. Online review. January 22. 

201          Tim Ortiz. “Mysterious Feelings at Circle Contemporary”. Disparate Minds. Online review and interview. April 12.

2016        Tim Lowly. “La Mère / La Mer”. Catalogue for La Mère / La Mer : The Mother / The Sea             

                Exhibition at St. Mary’s College and St. Mary’s University. Print. 

2010        Sioban Lombardi. “Left Hand, Right Hand”. Art and Thinking. Online. April 1. 




2014        Teaching Artists: A Homecoming Invitational — Carlson Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012        SPARC Exhibition — Artwork by the residents of Tompkins Park Senior Center, Brooklyn, NY

2004        Transport — Alabina Café, Chicago, IL 




2020        Artist Talk for Jill Lanza’s Undergraduate Class, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, April 15.


2016        Public Artist Talk and Critique for Undergraduates, University of Wisconsin, Barron County, Rice Lake, WI, November 5. 



2013 - Current    

Lecturer in Art — North Park University, Chicago, IL
Drawing, Two-Dimensional Design, Renaissance Art History, 19th Century Art history,
Classical Art History, & Creative Guild Collaborative Workshop.


Puppet and Prop Designer for Handbook for the Recently Deceased — InGen Productions, Chicago, IL
Stage adaptation of Beetlejuice at The Den Theatre       


Teaching Assistant to Professor Lisa Bateman — Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

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