Loyola University Chicago

Fine Arts

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Past Seasons

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Artist: Thomas Schmidt

September 2013

A Loyola alumnus, Thomas Schmidt explores of the material limits of ceramics and expanding into a range of media and methods, including line drawings of shattered tile, digital prints of crumpled and scanned paper, torn open cubes of clay, and panels of aluminum fused with porcelain shard.


Analog Sign Painting: Dead Or Alive?

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Artist: Stephen Reynolds

October 2013

Chicago artist Stephen Reynolds utilizes traditional sign painting techniques to execute commissioned works for major museums, cultural institutions, businesses, and individual artists throughout the United States and Europe. Reynolds brings his knowledge of typestyles, graphics, and period signs to the creation of fine art and design.


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Artist: Michel Balasis

Loyola Professor of Fine Arts Michel Balasis presents a collection of hand-painted pieces using precise comic illustrations putting his own spin on the Pop Art genre. The eye-catching images reflect double, and sometimes triple, entendres as they mix retro comic style with modern quotes relating to popular culture.



Artist: Daniela Montecinos

November 2013

Painter Daniela Montecinos uses her interest in traces to revisit the memory of moments missing or disappearing. Our new artist-in-residence program at Loyola will be inaugurated by Montecinos with an exhibition inspired by her stay in France nearly ten years ago. This exhibition displays the ongoing work created during her residency that explores the silhouettes of diverse figures, including animals and people in movement.   

2014 Annual Student Art Competition

January 2014


While it is often the business of students to examine and admire the creative output of professional artists, the tables are turned in the annual student show. All students are invited to submit work to the Annual Student Art Competition including drawing, painting, photography, color theory, two and three dimensional design, graphic design, ceramics and sculpture, and any combination thereof. All entries are original works of the student and have been completed in the last year.



Artist: Jay Wolke

February 2014


re-located is a body of work that attempts to relocate the viewers’ perceptions of image and place. Created using mobile scanning devices, these high-resolution, visual recordings utilize sample information gathered from particular sites and related materials. These pieces represent a new and unique way of communicating and re-contextualizing the visual environment.

Jay Wolke, photographer and chair of the Department of Art and Design at Columbia College Chicago captures the complexity of different subjects showcasing their historic and natural landscapes. Wolke has had solo exhibitions throughout the world and his photographs have appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times and Time magazine. This brand new, never-before-seen exhibition will showcase a new body of work unlike Wolke's previous projects.  

Senior Exhibition 2014

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Loyola's graduating fine arts majors exhibit recent work in ceramics, painting & drawing, photography and visual communication. The senior exhibition challengesstudents to create and display an entirely new body of work. Don't miss this opportunity to wish our students farewell as they pack up their portfolios and go off to explore the world of art and design beyond Loyola's walls.


Test Sequence - Artist Thomas Schmidt

Taken by Trung Nguyen.