Edith Altman



Edith Altman


819 Foster St Evanston, Illinois, 60608


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS *indicates publication or catalogs accompanying exhibitions


2004 “Earth” 2-person exhibition Flatfile Gallery, Chicago

2003 Edith Altman  Retrospective, Lindenau Museum, Altenburg, Germany*

1994 Der Kunstler Detektive:  Investigations Into the Nature of  the Victim and Criminal, Installation,  Goethe Institute, Chicago, Il.

1992 It Was Beyond Human Imagination, Reclaiming the Symbol/The Art of Memory And They Loved Music More Than People, Three Installations    Symposium and Lectures

1993 on the Nature of Evil;  and Societal Manipulations of Symbols, State of Illinois Museum Gallery, Chicago, IL.

1991 Time/Space-The Hidden Dimension, University of Arizona

1989 Edith Altman-Retrospective, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL.*

1988 Rebuilding the Temple from Memory, Installation Spertus Museum, Chicago, *

1987 Edith Altman-20 Year Retrospective, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL.*

1984 Edith Altman Installations-Keeping Time in the Musical Landscape, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE.*

1983, 79, 76 Installations, Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, Il.

1978 2 Weeks, Reflections/Projections, Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York, N.Y.*

1971 Edith Altman One Person Exhibition, Richard Feigen Gallery, Chicago, IL.





2004 “ Soft Edge” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

2003 “Retrospectives” Gallery 312, Chicago

2002 Transcultural Visions:  Polish-American Contemporary Art,Muzuem, Narodowe.Szczecinie, Poland *

2002 Moving Away, Frauen Museum, Bonn, Germany

2001 Transcultural Visions: Polish-American Contemporary Art, Hyde Park.Art Center, Chg.*

2001 Pedagogy:, Beyond Reeling, Writhing, Uglification & Dirision ,Columbia Book Center, Chg.

2001 Con/Textual  Art and Text in Chicago ,  Cultural Center, Chicago, Il.*

2000 Witness and Legacy,  Tucson Museum of Fine Art,  Artizona*

2000 Witness and Legacy,   Decordova Museum, Ma.*

1999 Political Visions, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL.

1998 Spiritual Passports and Tranformative Journeys, (Traveling Exhibition) State of Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago

1998 Searching for the Spiritual, Dupree Art Center Gallery, Hope College, Mich. Traveled*

1998 Art In Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art. Chicago, Il.,

1996 Home Is Where, Weatherspoon  Art Gallery, Un. Of  N.Carolina,Greensboro

1995 Light Weight Works,  Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon , El.*

1993 Point Blank, Peace Museum, Chicago, IL.

1994 Bridges and Bounderies,  Spertus Museum, Chicago, Il.,*

1992 Re-imaging America,  Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, Il.

1992 Art and the Invisible Reality, Internation  Exhibit and Symposium Franklin Furnace and Rutgers Un.. N.Y

1990 Jewish  Experience in the Art of the 2oth Century, Barbicon Center, London, England

1987 Androgyne,  Akadame Der Kunst, Berlin, Germany*

1986 The 77th-79th-81st Exhibitions of Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, Chicago, Art Institute. IL.

1995 Earsight, Visual Scores and  Musical  Images, Nexus Foundation. Phil.,Pa. 1984

1983 Jewish Themes/Contemporary American Artists, The Jewish Museum, N.Y.*

1982 N.A.M.E. Gallery Board at Hewlett Gallery  Carnegie-Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA

1982 Process in Art, Artemisia Gallery Fund, Chicago, IL.

1981 Permanent Collection, Artists Books, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chg.*

1981 New Art from Chicago, Cologne Kunstverein, Germany (travelling exhibition)*

1980 New Dimensions: Time, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.

1980 American Women Artists, Museu De Arts Contemporanea, University De Sao Paula, Brazil

1979 Chicago-Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany*

1979 American Portraits of the 60ís and 70ís, Aspen  Center of Cont. Art, Co.*

1978 Chicago Abstractionist; Romanticized Structures, Kansas City Art Gallery, Kansas City, Mo.*

1977 American Women Artists, Galleria De Cavallino, Venice, Italy*

1977 Drawings of the 70s, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.*

1977 The Chicago Connection, E.B. Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA. traveled*

1976 Abstract Art in Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.*

1976 Space Transformation, Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1975 Fantastic Vehicles, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin *

1975 Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York, New York





1998 "Reclaiming Memory" pub. University of Turko, art studies , Cover Photograph

Witness and Legacy, Houston Press, Photograph, September 18

1995 Witness and Legacy, Cover of catalogue, St. Paul Museum of American Art, St.

1995 Bridges and Boundaries, New Art Examiner, Andrew Patner

1994 Edith Altman Speaking Out Against Racism, Midwest Womens Forum, Cover story Art "Altman Teaches Kids to Speak Out Against Racism"

1993 Reclaiming the Symbol/The Art of Memory, Chicago Tribune, Sunday, December 5.Arts December 5, Artsweek photograph

1992 An Artist Confronts the Swastika, Chicago Reader, R. Seigle

Portraits of 5 Chicago Artists, Chicago Tribune, Alan Artner

1992 Kunst und Kabbalah, Esotera, Irene Dalichow, Germany

1992 Questions as Model, New Art Examiner, June issue, Claire Krantz

1991 The Reflowering of the Goddess, Gloria Femen Orenstein, Pergamon Press

1990 Allemenines Lexikon Der Bilden Kunstler Publisher, Theme/Baecker, Germany

1988 A Different Look at Tradition, Chicago Tribune, David McCracken

1987 Memory is Woven Into Altman’s Work, Chicago Sun-Times, Sue Taylor; 5/7/87

Edith Altman at N.A.M.E. Gallery, The New Art Examiner

1987 Mid-Career Review at N.A.M.E. Gallery,  Art in America,  Joanna Freuh

Contemporary American Women Sculptors, V.W. Jones, Pub. ORYK Press




2004 Arts International Traveling Grant (State of Illinois)

1995 Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship

1994 Art Matters, N.Y.

1992 Project Completion Grant, Illinois Arts Council;   C.A.A.P. Grant,  City Arts Chicago

1990 National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship Grant

1989 Illinois Arts Council Special Assistance Grant

1986 Illinois Arts Council Special Assistance Grant

1984 Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship

1979 Illinois Arts Council Special Assistance Grant




1997 C.A.A.P. grant panelist, Chicago Citiy Arts Program

1995-present Chicago Womens Artists Coalition, Honorary Board

1994 C.A.A.P. grant panelist, Chicago Citiy Arts Program

1991 Iafa Award,  Chicago, Il.

1990 National Endowment for the Arts Panelist

1990 C.A.A.P. grant panelist, Chicago Citiy Arts Program

1989 Pugealis Mentor Award,Columbia College, Chicago, Il.

1984 NEGrant.

1981 NEA Grant

Artist in Residence Oxbo Summer School for the Arts, Michigan

University of  Nebraska  artist in residence  master print project,




Assistant. Professor, University of Chicago - School of  Art and Design, Painting

School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Instructor Graduate Painting

Columbia College, Chicago, IL - Painting Instructor

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee - Lecture and Critiques

University of Nebraska, Omaha  - Visiting Artist and master print project grant

Workshop, Art as Healing Dialog, EPNAGAR Women’s Shelter, Chicago

University of Houston, Houston, Texas - Lecture and Critiques

University of Illinois, Circle, Chicago - Lecture and Critiques