SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Photo by John Kurtz

Paul LaMantia: Paintings and Drawings. Alverno College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October, 1968.

Paul LaMantia: The Illinois Arts Council Gallery, Chicago, April, 1970.

Paul LaMantia: Works on Paper. Deson-Zaks Gallery, Chicago, May 10-June 12, 1974.

Paul LaMantia: Recent Paintings and Drawings. Douglas Kenyon Gallery, Chicago, October 3-November 5, 1975.

Paintings and Drawings by Paul LaMantia. Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, September 11-October 16, 1977.

Paul LaMantia: New Paintings and Drawings. Zaks Gallery, Chicago, October 28-December 13, 1977.

Paul LaMantia: New Paintings and Drawings. Zaks Gallery, Chicago, March 13-April 25, 1981.

Paul LaMantia: A Review, 1967-1982. Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago.

Paul LaMantia: New Works. Zaks Gallery, Chicago, October, 1986.

Paul LaMantia: New Works. Zaks Gallery, Chicago, October, 1991.

Paul LaMantia: New Paintings. Zaks Gallery, Chicago, November, 1995.

Paul LaMantia: Paintings and Drawings. Art Academy of Cincinnati, The Chidlaw Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, September, 2000.

Paul LaMantia: New Works. Zaks Gallery, Chicago, September, 2001.

Paul LaMantia: Phantasmic Retrospective of Paintings and Drawings. Loyola University, Chicago, January, 2002.

Paul LaMantia: Global Blindness. Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, April 13-May 26, 2012.

Paul LaMantia: Under the Skin of the Subconscious. Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, Illinois, May 12-June 30, 2016

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1962
Sixty-fifth Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity. The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago. May 4-June 3, 1962.

Sunken City Rises. Phalanx and Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. 1962.

Momentum. Phalanx and the University of Chicago, Chicago. 1962.

1963
Phalanx. Phalanx and the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. 1963.

1964
Sixty-seventh Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity. The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago. May 1-31, 1964.

1965
Sixty-eighth Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity. The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago. April 30-May 23, 1965.

Phalanx 3. Phalanx and Hermann Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. November 14-December 17, 1965.

1968
The Body–A Juried Exhibition of Works by Chicago Artists. The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. January 5-February 9, 1968.

Contrasts and Contradictions. The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. October 4-November 9, 1968.

Response. Special Chicago Artists’ Response and Robert Snyder and Associates, Chicago. November 2, 1968.

Fantasy Show. Participating Artists of Chicago, Chicago. 1968.

Six Formalists. Participating Artists of Chicago, Chicago. 1968.

1968-1969
Violence in Recent American Art. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. November 8, 1968-January 12, 1969.

1970
Chicago Group Show. Allan Frumkin Gallery and Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago. September 17, 1970.

Chicago. Richard Feigen Gallery, New York. September 19-October 14, 1970.

Pre-View. The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. October 2-31, 1970. Traveled to: Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

1971
Jack Harris, Dennis Kowalski, Paul LaMantia. The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. 1971.

Seventy-third Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity. The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago. March 13-April 18, 1971.

1971-1972
Illinois Painters II 1971-72. The Illinois Arts Council, traveling exhibition. 1971-72.

1972-1973
What They’re Up to in Chicago/Peintre, heure de Chicago. Traveling exhibition circulated by the Extension Services of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. 1972-73.

1973
Chicago Imagist Art: Drawings–A Postscript. The Lobby Gallery, Illinois Bell, Chicago. February 1-March 9, 1973.

Imagery of Jack Harris and Paul LaMantia. Deson-Zaks Gallery, Chicago. March 2-April 3, 1973.

Seventy-fourth Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and vicinity. The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago. March 31-May 6, 1973.

The Cook County Art Machine. The Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois. 1973.

1974
The Chicago Style: Painting. Arts on the Midway Program, Center for Continuing Education, The University of Chicago, Chicago. January 13-February 16, 1974.

The Chicago Style: Drawings. Arts on the Midway Program, Center for Continuing Education, The University of Chicago, Chicago. March 3-April 6, 1974.

1974-1975
Seventy-fifth Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity. The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago. December 14, 1974-January 19, 1975.

1975
Exhibition of Works by Candidates for Awards. The American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters, New York. March 4-April 6, 1975.

1975-1976
North, East, West, South and Middle: An Exhibition of Contemporary American Drawings. Moore College of Art Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. February 28-April 4, 1975. Traveled to: Pratt Graphics Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas; and LaJolla Museum of Contemporary Art, LaJolla California.

1976
Hyde Park Art Center Retrospective Exhibition: Historic Panoramic Abra Cadebra. The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. February 20-April 3, 1976.

Visions. Painting and Sculpture: Distinguished Alumni 1945 to the Present. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago. October 7-December 10, 1976.

Koffler Foundation Collection. The Illinois Arts Council, traveling exhibition. 1976.

1976-1977
The Chicago Connection. E.B. Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, California. November 6, 1976-January 2, 1977. Traveled to: Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport, California; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona; Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee; and Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York.

1977
Masterpieces of Recent Chicago Art. The Chicago Public Library Cultural Center, Chicago. October 3-November 2, 1977.

1978
Chicago: Self-Portraits. Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago. March 31-May 6, 1978.

Chicago Collects Chicago. Gallery 200, Visual Arts Building, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois. April 3-30, 1978.

The Flower Show. The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. April 16-May 21, 1978.

Works on Paper: 77th Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity. The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago. September 30-December 3, 1978.

1979-1980
Chicago Currents: The Koffler Foundation Collection of the National Collection of Fine Arts. National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., traveling exhibition, 1979-1980.

1980
Chicago Art Prospective. Navy Pier, Chicago. June 5-29, 1980.

Thirty-second Illinois Invitational. Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois. June 15-September 1, 1980.

1980-1981
Chicago Artists. Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, Illinois. November 1, 1980-January 4, 1981.

1982
Selections from the Dennis Adrian Collection. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. January 30-March 14, 1982.

Alumni Who Collect I: Drawings from the 16th Century to the Present. The David and Alfred Smart Gallery, The University of Chicago, Chicago. March 18-May 16, 1982.

Painting and Sculpture Today 1982. Indianapolis Museum of Art, July 6-August 15, 1982.

1983
The Big Pitcher-20 Years of Abstracted Figure in Chicago Art. The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois. February 26, 1983.

Looking at Women. Images of Women by Contemporary Artists. Artemesia Gallery, Chicago. February, 1983.

Chicago Artists. Continuity & Change. Co-Sponsored by the South Loop Planning Board, Chicago. May-June, 1983.

Chicago: Some Other Traditions. Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin. Traveling exhibition: October 2, 1983-January 4, 1986.

The Fan Show. The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. Spring, 1983.

1984
The Eightieth Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity. The Art Institute of Chicago. March 24-May 6, 1984.

Alternative spaces: A History in Chicago. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. June 23-August 19, 1984.

1985
The Valentine Show. Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. 1985.

Looking at Men. Artemesia Gallery, Chicago. March, 1985.

Then and Now. Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. April, 1985.

Chicago International Art Expo. Navy Pier, Chicago. May 9-13, 1985.

Baseball Card Portraits. Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago. August 8, 1985.

1986
Works on Paper from the Kemper Group Art Collection. Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, Illinois. January 5-31, 1986.

Recent Art from Chicago. Artists’ Space, New York City, New York. March 8-April 5, 1986. Organized by Ms Susanne Ghez, Director, Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago.

Chicago International Art Expo. Navy Pier, Chicago. May, 1986.

Self-Portraits Then or Now. ARC Gallery, Chicago. July 1-31, 1986.

1987
Valentine Show Benefit. N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago. February, 1987.

ARTAGOGO. Benefit Exhibition, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. April 5-May 12, 1987.

Fifteenth Union League Club Art Competition and Exhibition. Artemesia Gallery, Chicago. April 29-May 29, 1987.

Chicago International Art Expo. Navy Pier, Chicago. May, 1987.

Frida y Diego: Una Pereja. Organized by Jose G. Gonzales of Mi Raza Arts Consortium. Prairie Avenue Gallery and Artemesia Gallery, Chicago. November 1-29, 1987.

1988
Chicago International Art Expo. Navy Pier, Chicago. May 6, 1988.

L’été Américain à Genève.. Organized by Peter Frank. Galerie Anton Mier, 8 Rue Saint Leger, Geneva, Switzerland, September 10, 1988.

1989
Dennis Adrian–A Critical Subject. Struve Gallery, Chicago. July 13-August 4, 1989.

Coming of Age–Twenty-one Years of Collecting by Madison Art Center. (Rudolph E. Langer’s Collection). Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin. September 9-November 12, 1989.

Partners in Purchase (Selected Work 1976-1987)
A. State of Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago. September 18-November 9, 1989.
B. Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences. Peoria, Illinois. February 25-May 20, 1990.

1991
Distorted Figuration. Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois. March 9-April 17, 1991.

Exhibitions of Drawings. Art Center Gallery, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan. November 6-29, 1991.

1991-1992
New Acquisitions: The M.C.A. Collects. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. November 23, 1991-January 26, 1992.

1992
Twelfth Night Party. Playboy Enterprises, Inc. The Association of Art Curators, Chicago. January 10, 1992.

Benefit Art Auction for the New Art Examiner. World Tattoo Gallery, Chicago. April 1, 1992.

From America’s Studio. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Two Exhibitions of Works by Alumni: Drawing New Conclusions. Betty Rymer Gallery, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago. May 1-June 10, 1992.

The Ars Nova Judges Show. Northern Illinois University, College of Visual and Performing Arts Art Museum, DeKalb, Illinois. August 24-October 4, 1992.

Group Exhibition. Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio. November 6-30, 1992.

1993
Exhibition of Old Town Artists. Gallery 1756, Chicago. September 9-October 12, 1993.

The Chicago Art Invitational. The Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago. Dennis Loy, Curator. September 17, 1993.

1994
10,000 Plus. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Traveling group exhibit. March 18, 1994.

Fifty-fifth Anniversary Exhibition. Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. Curated by Don Baum and Ruth Horwich. April 30, 1994.

1994-1995
Chicago Imagism: A 25 Year Survey. The Davenport Museum of Art, Davenport, Iowa. Brady Roberts, Curator. December 3, 1994-February 12, 1995.

1995
Post-War Chicago Works on Paper and Sculpture. The David and Alfred Smart Museum, University of Chicago, Chicago. Richard Born, Curator. March 17-June 1, 1995.

Gallery 1756 Fifth Anniversary Group Exhibition. Gallery 1756, Chicago. May 13-June 1, 1995.

Selections from the Toni Gutfreund Collection. Visual Arts Center, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, Illinois. October 20-December 8, 1995.

1996
Lakeside Vision. Prospectus Art Gallery, Chicago. A Cooperative of Lakeside Studio and Prospectus Art Gallery. March 1-April 26, 1996.

Generations. Wood Street Gallery, Chicago. October 19-November 23, 1996.

Just Good Art. Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. October 26-November 2, 1996.

1996-1997
Art in Chicago 1945-1995. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. November 16, 1996-March 23, 1997.

Don Baum Says, “Chicago Has Famous Artists”. Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. November 17, 1996-January 4, 1997.

1998
Just Good Art. Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. October 31-November 7, 1998.

1999
Altered Objects. Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. November 6, 1999.

2000
Beyond Postcards from Gallery 1756, 1990-2000. Gallery 1756, Chicago. October 14-November 18, 2000.

2000-2001
Self-Portraits 2000. Printworks Gallery, Chicago. November 17, 2000-February 17, 2001.

2001
Significant/Signifiers. Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago. March 4-April 17, 2001.

2003
Chicago Artists in the New Millennium. Union League Club of Chicago. January 17-February 2, 2003.

The Exquisite Snake. Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago. December 16, 2003.

2004
The Anxious Image. The Painting Center, New York, NY. November 5, 2004.

2005
A Tribute to Ed Paschke. Gallery 415, Chicago. April 8-July 8, 2005.

Just Good Art. Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. October 24-November 12, 2005.

2005-2006
Paul LaMantia and Briggs Dyer: Inside Out. Corbett vs. Dempsey Modern Art and Uncommon Objects, Chicago. December 3, 2005-January 2, 2006.

The Chicago Six. The Art Center, Highland Park, Illinois. December 9, 2005-January 2, 2006.

2006
Art in Chicago: Resisting Regionalism, Transforming Modernism. Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. February 4-April 2, 2006.

De Hominis Natura, Concerning the Nature of Man. The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago. April 28-June 26, 2006.

2007
The Exquisite Snake. Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. July 6-August 26, 2007.

Paint-a-Thon. Flatfile Galleries, Chicago. June 10, 2007.

Cincinnati Collects. Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH. August 3-October 14, 2007.

Barbie Meets G.I. Joe. Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, Ill. September 6-October 19, 2007.

2009
Studio Exhibition. Participating Artists of Chicago, Chicago. November 8, 2009

2010
Twos. O’Connor Art Gallery, Dominican University, River Forest, Ill. September 8-October 16, 2010.

Prints: Ed Paschke and his Coast-to-Coast Contemporaries. Pop-Up Loop Gallery, Chicago. September 16- October 2010. 

2010-2011

On and of Paper – Selections of the Illinois State Museum Collection. Illinois State Museum, Chicago Gallery, James R. Thompson Center, Chicago. October 22, 2010-March 2011.

2011

Pictures of the Body. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa. February 5-April 10, 2011.

40/40, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art Anniversary Exhibition, 1971-2011. Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago. April 15-June 12, 2011.

Works on Paper: Selections from the Elmhurst College Collection. Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, Ill. May 14-September 4, 2011.

Chicago Odyssey” Portraits of Chicago Artists: A Collaboration with Carole Harmel, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, October 21-November 26, 2011.

2012-2013
Face Forward: The Art of the Self-Portrait, Printworks Gallery, November 30, 2012-February 9, 2013.

2013
Subconscious Eye, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, April 5-June 2, 2013.

Casa Es Su Casa: Homage to Don Baum, Union League Club of Chicago, November 17, 2013.

2013-2014
Made in Chicago-Selections from the Permanent Collection, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, August 9, 2013-January 29, 2014.

2015
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Illinois State Museum, James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, August 20-September 25, 2015.

2015-2016
Return of the Exquisite Corpse, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, December 4, 2015-February 2016. 

2016
Another Iliad, a Collaboration with Carole Harmel, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, February 19-March 26, 2016.

Chornobyl 30 Years Later, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, April 1-May 29, 2016.

2016-2017
Sacred and Profane, La Luz Gallery, Chicago, December 17, 2016-January 28, 2017.

2017
Chornobyl: Artists Respond, Ukrainian Institute of America, New York City, April 7-30, 2017.

Three Artists, One Show, Madron Gallery of American Art, Chicago, June 1-July 31, 2017.

Stranger Things, The DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, June 21-August 6, 2017.