Roland Kulla

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Solo Exhibitions:

2017
ZIA Gallery, Winnetka, IL

2016
New York City Transit. George Billis Gallery, New York

2015
Chicago River South Branch Bridges. ZIA Gallery, Winnetka, IL

2014
East River Bridges. George Billis Gallery, New York, New York
James Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2013
ZIA Gallery, Winnetka, IL.
Washington County Museum of Fine Art, Hagerstown, MD.

2012
Fermilab, Batavia, IL

2011
Berliner Liste. ARTexhibitionLink, Berlin, Germany

2010
Urban Patterns. George Billis Gallery, New York, NY
ZIA Gallery, Winnetka, IL

2008
International Bridge Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

2007
Bridging New York. George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

2006
Thos. Moser Chicago Showroom, Chicago, IL
Elemental Boston. Gallery Katz; Boston, MA.
Iconic Chicago. Fine Arts Building Gallery; Chicago, IL

2005
Rosewood Arts Center; Kettering, Ohio
Illinois Institute of Technology: Chicago, IL

2004
Rust. Fine Arts Building Gallery; Chicago, IL
Steel Beauty. Steeple Gallery; St. John, IN

2003
Nuts and Bolts. The University Club; Chicago, IL
Bridge Works. Iowa State University; Ames, IA

2002
Constructs. The Union League Club; Chicago, IL
Transitions. School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago; Chicago, IL
Nuts and Bolts. Fine Arts Building; Chicago, IL
Nuts and Bolts. The Illinois Institute of Art; Chicago, IL

2001
Constructs. Fine Arts Building Gallery; Chicago, IL

1999
Solitude. Bloomingdale Art Museum; Bloomingdale, IL
Local Color. Catholic Theological Union; Chicago, IL

1998
Vedanta Gallery; Chicago, IL

1997
J.R. Kortman Gallery; Rockford, IL



Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017
Industrialism in the 21st Century. Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston, TX
BAC 5th Annual Competition. Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL

2016
End of the Year Group Exhibition. ZIA Gallery, Winetks, IL
SOFA. George Billis Gallery, Chicago, IL
New York City. George Billis Gallery, New York, NY
Rockford Biennial. Rockford Museum of Art, Rockford, IL
Hard to Believe. Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL
Aspects of Realism. Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL

2014
BAC 2nd Annual Competition. Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL
57th Mid State Art. Evansville Museum of Arts, Evansville, IL
Chicago Show. ZIA Gallery, Winnetka, IL
Between the Boroughs. George Billis Gallery, New York, NY
Industrial Beauty. Georhe Billis Gallery, New York, NY

2013
Hyperreal. Three person show at the Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL.

2012
Art of Human Rights. Coalition Gallery, Chicago, IL

2011
Art Chicago. George Billis Gallery, Chicago, IL
3 Person Show. Willis Tower, Chicago, IL

2010
Architectural + Industrial Realism. 3 person show at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Md.
Art Chicago. George Billis Gallery, Chicago, IL
Rockford Biennial. Rockford Museum of Art, Rockford, IL
Incised, Bitten and Gouged. Anchor Graphics and the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative. Ukrainian Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
New York Moments. George Billis Gallery, New York, NY
Gallery Artists: Selected Works. George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2009
Red. Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL
Architectural Abstractions. 2 person show at the Hinsdale Center for the Arts, Hinsdale, IL

2008
Art Against Aids, Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL
Evanston Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
Art of Real Estate. Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL Purchase Award 2008 Biennial. Ft. Wayne Museum of Art, Ft. Wayne, IN

2007
Art Against Aids. Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL
Roland Kulla and Ed Iverson at Corkscrew Pointe, McHenry, IL
National Art Premeiere 2007. Elmurst Artist' Guild Gallery, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL Merit Award

2006
First Impressions.  Christopher Art Gallery, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL
Making A Place For Faith.  Catholic Theological Union Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
Reflections of the City.  Look Gallery. Macy’s on State, Chicago, IL
30th Anniversary Exhibition, The Ragdale Foundation.  Chicago, IL
The Collection Exhibition, Illinois Institute of Art; Chicago, IL
The Last Picture Show.  FineArts Building Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 Rockford Midwestern.  Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
INK.  Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge, IL.
2006 Biennial: Contemporary American Realism.  Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Ft. Wayne, IN
Perceptions of Solitude: 3 Person Show.  Ohio State University, Mansfield, OH
2006 Biennial: Contemporary American Realism. Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Ft. Wayne, IN
Perceptions of Solitude: 3 Person Show. Ohio State University, Mansfield, OH

2005
5 Chicago Artists, Art Source: Chicago, IL
Contemporary Realism, Prairie State College Christopher Art Gallery; Chicago Heights, IL
The Collection Exhibition, Illinois Institute of Art; Chicago, IL
The Modern Landscape. Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL
Summer Shorts. Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Edward Hospital, Naperville, IL.
Gallery H, Three Oaks, MI
Structure. Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL
Living Artists Invitational. Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, IL
Art on Paper International Competition. Artlink Gallery, Ft. Wayne, IN
4th Annual Juried Exhibition. Lemon Street Gallery, Kenosha, WI First Place Award
Industrial Landscape. 2 person show. Crown Center Gallery, Loyola University; Chicago, IL

2004
Chicago Art Open. Chicago Artistsí Coalition: Chicago, IL.
Short Series. Fine Arts Building Gallery: Chicago, IL
Collector Exhibition. Illinois Institute of Art: Chicago, IL Purchase Award
Resident/Non-Resident. Chicago Art Source: Chicago, IL
Manhattan Athletic Club. George Billis Gallery; New York, NY
Industrial Beauty. George Billis Gallery; New York, NY
Inside/Outside. 2 person show. Brickton Art Center; Park Ridge, IL
Big small Town. Around the Coyote; Chicago, IL
Patterns of Texture. Illinois Institute of Art; Chicago, IL
2004 Biennial. Fort Wayne Museum of Art; Fort Wayne, IN.

2003
Right Brain/Left Brain. 2 person show Beverly Art Center; Chicago, IL
Male Call. 3 person show. Barrington Area Arts Council; Barrington, IL
Winter Invitational. The Painting Center, New York, NY
Orleans Street Gallery. Pheasant Run Resort; St. Charles, IL
Galex 37. Galesburg Civic Art Center; Galesburg, IL. Award of Excellence
13th Annual National Art Competition. Truman State University; Kirksville, MO
Chicago Artists. Viridian Artists; New York, NY
Small Works Show. Fine Arts Building Gallery; Chicago, IL

2002
Let There Be Light. Christopher Gallery, Prairie State College; Chicago Heights, IL
5th Annual Chicago Art Open. Chicago Artistsí Coalition; Chicago, IL
FAB Gallery Group Show. Steeple Gallery; St. John, IN
NWCC Group Show. Elmwood Park Public Library; Elmwood Park, IL
Vicinity Biennial. Evanston Arts Center; Evanston, IL
Urban Edges VI. Barrington Area Arts Council; Barrington, IL Honorable Mention
Ragdale 25th Anniversary Show. Fine Arts Building Gallery; Chicago, IL
Spectrum; Contemporary Art of Chicago. Chicago Athenaeum, Schaumburg, IL

2001
Fine Arts Building Show. Fine Arts Building; Chicago, IL
25th Annual Baer Art Competition. Beverly Art Center; Chicago, IL Best Figurative Work
Chicago Art Open 2001. Chicago Artistsí Coalition; Chicago, IL
Northern National. Nicolet College; Rhinelander, WI Merit Award
Realism III International Exhibition. Period Gallery; Omaha, NE Special Recognition Award
Members and Guests. Fine Arts Building Gallery; Chicago, IL
Reach! Tombo; Chicago, IL
Art Scene Chicago 2000. Fine Arts Building Gallery; Chicago, IL
Art Scene Chicago 2000. Chicago Athenaeum; Schaumburg, IL

2000
Fine Arts Building Group Show. Fine Arts Building Gallery; Chicago, IL
Itís For Real. Norris Gallery; St. Charles, IL
Chicago Art Open 2000. Chicago Artistsí Coalition; Chicago, IL
Ah Men í00. Barrington Area Arts Council; Barrington, IL
Opposite Attractions. 2 person show. insideART; Chicago, IL

1999
23rd Annual Baer Art Competition. Beverly Art Center; Chicago, IL
Chicago Art Open 1999. Chicago Artistsí Coalition; Chicago, IL
Ah Men í99. Barrington Area Arts Council; Barrington, IL
Annual Juried Show. Arts for Living Center; Burlington, IA
Regional Show XIV. Southside Art League; Greenwood, IN
Art and Music Festival. Norris Gallery; St. Charles, IL
20th Biennial Exhibition. South Bend Regional Museum of Art; South Bend, IN
Perceptions of Solitude. 3 person exhibition, Laura Sprague Art Gallery, Joliet, IL

1998
Perceptions of Solitude. 3 person exhibition, Alliance for the Varied Arts; Logan, Utah
48th Annual Quad-State Exhibition. Quincy Art Center; Quincy, IL
3rd Annual National Small Works Exhibition. An Art Place; Chicago, IL
Chicago Beyond. Vedanta Gallery; Chicago, IL
Personal Sightings III. Blanden Museum of Art; Fort Dodge, IA
1998 Biennial. Fort Wayne Museum of Art; Fort Wayne, IN
Urban Edges II. Barrington Area Arts Council; Barrington, IL

1997
Perceptions of Solitude. 3 person exhibition. University of Wisconsin-Parkside; Kenosha, WI
Informal. Vedanta Gallery; Chicago, IL
Northern National Juried Art Competition. Nicolet College; Rhinelander, WI
Art and Music Festival. Norris Gallery; St. Charles, IL
12th Annual Juried Art Exhibit. John. G. Blank Center for the Arts; Michigan City, IN
Urban Edges. Barrington Area Arts Council; Barrington, IL Best of Show Award
Art of Diversity III. An Art Place; Chicago, IL
Shapes and Images. Norris Gallery; St. Charles, IL

1996
Membersí Show. Suburban Fine Arts Center; Highland Park, IL
Small Works Show. Eclectic Gallery; Tucson, AZ
Vicinity Exhibition. Norris Gallery; St. Charles, IL
National Pastel Painting Exhibition. Hispanic Arts Center; Albuquerque, NM
A Square Deal. Acme Arts Center; Chicago, IL
22nd Annual Juried Exhibition. Shelby Art League; Shelby, NC
Northern National Art Competition. Nicolet College; Rhinelander, WI
1996 Stateline Vicinity Exhibition. The Rockford Art Museum; Rockford, IL

1995
Vicinity Exhibition. Norris Gallery; St. Charles, IL
19th Annual Baer Art Competition. Beverly Art Center; Chicago, IL
Harvest Biennial Regional Exhibition. Jay County Arts Council; Portland, IN
20th Annual Members Show. Hyde Park Art Center; Chicago, IL
Area Invitational Art Exhibition. Aurora University; Aurora, IL

1994
18th Annual Baer Art Competition. Beverly Art Center; Chicago, IL



Publications:

2016
American Art Collector, July and August issues

2015
American Art Collector
Sheridan Road Magazine, April, 2015
Channel 7 Chicago special feature

2014
American Art Collector, May 2014 Issue 103

2013
New American Paintings Vol. 107
American Art Collector
Roland Kulla: catalog published by ZIA Gallery

2012
American Art Collector

2010
American Collector

2009
American Collector

2007 American Art Collector

2006
American Collector

2005
American Collector

2004
New American Paintings Vol. 53
American Collector
Living Artists. Crow Woods Press

2002
Whetstone (cover art); Barrington Area Arts Council

1999
Art Scene Chicago 2000. Crow Woods Press



Teaching:

2003
Presenter, Self Employment in the Arts Conference, North Central College; Naperville, IL



Curatorial:
2011
Juror, 57th St. Art Fair, Chicago, IL
2006
Juror, 57th St. Art Fair, Chicago, IL
2005
Juror, Fountain Square Art Festival, Evanston, IL
2004
Chair, Exhibition Committee. Fine Arts Building Gallery
2002
Co-director, 5th Annual Chicago Art Open. Chicago Artistsí Coalition



Artist Residency:

2007
Ragdale Foundation; Lake Forest, IL
2001
Ragdale Foundation; Lake Forest, IL
2000
Ragdale Foundation; Lake Forest, IL
1996
Oxbow; Saugatuck, MI



Education:

Master of Arts 1976 The School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude 1970 Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY



Affiliations:

The Art Institute of Chicago, Member; 1995-present
Board Member, The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL 2002-2012
Ragdale Life Trustee 2012



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