Loyola University Chicago

Gallery Staff

Betsy Odom, Co-Director

Betsy Odom received her MFA from Yale University School of Art and her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She is a full time Professor in Sculpture and 3D Design in Loyola’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts. Betsy has worked as an exhibition coordinator for the Department of Exhibition and Performance Spaces at Columbia College Chicago, and interned at the Yale University Art Gallery and at the Berkeley Art Center. She has curated several exhibitions, including Near at Hand at the Ralph Arnold Gallery, Tomboy at Glass Curtain Gallery in Chicago, and was the juror for Woman Made Gallery’s 20 in their 20’s. 

Odom has exhibited widely and is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a DCASE Grant, Illinois Arts Council Artist Grant, and West collection Acquisition Prize. Recent solo and group exhibitions include Let’s Be Honest at 4th Ward Project Space in Chicago, Oh No at Terrain Projects in Oak Park, IL, and Freedom Culture at The Journal Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.

Contact: eodom1@luc.edu · 773.508.7531


Lisa Armstrong, Co-Director

Lisa Armstrong is a multi-disciplinary designer, artist, and educator. She received her MFA in Motion Graphic Design from California Institute of the Arts and currently teaches as a Lecturer of Visual Communication in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Loyola University. Lisa’s animations have been screened and awarded widely. Her work has been featured in the Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival, Australia’s International Shorts Festival, and the Los Angeles Experimental Dance & Music Film Festival. She has also recently exhibited work in shows such as Prints United at Spudnik Press Cooperative, How We Make It at Arts of Life, and GIFC Chicago at Western Exhibitions. Lisa has collaborated on several sound design projects with the electronic music ensemble, Chandeliers. With Chandeliers, she has performed at the Chicago International Film Festival, Plantasia at the Garfield Park Conservatory, and is a co-host of ChandoRadio, a weekly electronic-based music show on Lumpen Radio.

Lisa has extensive experience working in the non-profit arts sector and has held internships with the Chicago Public Art Group, ChicagoQuest Schools, and was recently awarded a printmaking fellowship at Spudnik Press Cooperative. She currently serves on a volunteer-based design board for the non-profit organization, Arts of Life. She is also an active member of both the Society for Typographic Arts and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. 

Contact: larmstrong@luc.edu · 773.508.2681