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Bert Menco - Fine Artist

Bert Menco

Evanston, IL - United States

 
 
 

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Bert Menco

Evanston, IL - United States

Bert Menco - Fine Artist

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About Bert Menco

Bert Menco is a Dutch artist, living in the USA. A retired scientist (Northwestern University's Department of Neurobiology and Physiology where he was employed as a Research Associate Professor), he has been making art all his life. In addition to drawing and painting, he works in intaglio printmaking, etching, drypointing and mezzotinting. He has exhibited widely and won several awards, among them a Sponsor's Prize at the Third Sapporo International Print Biennale (1996, Sapporo,
Japan) and a third prize at Imprima 2012, and international printmaking exhibition (2012, Sobral, Brazil). His work was included in The Best of Printmaking, An International Collection, Rockport Publishers, Gloucester, MA, 1997 (see below, under articles). He has had numerous solo shows and his art is present in more than hundred public and private collections.

Bert's dreamlike images often deal with confined spaces that contain characters that reach out to one another but do not quite succeed in meeting, a reflection of a precarious equilibrium between the world you are in and the one you aspire to be in. His images balance on the edge between both.

Please, contact artist (http://www.bertmenco.com/contact.html) in case of interest in any of his works.


SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS

2008 & 2014 - Artist Residency: The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

2013 - Materials Award, Boston Printmakers 2013 North American Print Biennial, Boston, MA

2012 - Third Prize: “Imprima 2012, Mostra Internacional de Gravura”, Sobral, Brazil

2011 - Artist Residency: Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, Shenzhen, China

1996 - Sponsors' Prize: 3rd Sapporo International Print Biennale, Sapporo, Japan

1995 - Award of Excellence: 12th North Shore Art League Midwest Print Show, Chicago, IL


SELECTED ONE-AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2013 - “Bert Menco, Dutch-Chicago Interactions”, Fireplace Gallery, The Art Center, Highland Park, IL

2012 - “Works on Paper”, Oxalá Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010 - “Rendezvous Show by Seven Artists from Six Countries” (individual shows), Colapasta in Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2002 - “Images from Beyond”, Libreria San Pantalon, Venice, Italy

2001 - “Portraits of the Soul”, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014 - “Franz von Bayros (1866 -1924) and Others”, Musée de l´Erotisme, Paris, France (travels to China and Poland, 2015)

2014 - “7th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, 400 Artists - 800 Works - 70 Countries”, various locations, Portugal

2013-14 - “Strong Water 4”, The Etching Guild, Riga, several Latvian locations, Jurmala & Riga, Latvia

2013-14 - “4th Lessedra International Painting & Mixed Media Competition”, Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2013 - “The “Iosif Iser” Contemporary Print Biennial Exhibition 10th Edition”, “Ion-Ionescu” Art Museum, Ploiesti, Romania

2013 - “Boston Printmakers 2013 North American Print Biennial”, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston

2012-13 - “Figurism: Narrative and Fantastic Figurative Art from the Illinois State Museum Collection”, Illinois State Museum, IL

2012 - “Recent Works of Resident Artists in Guanlan”, Guanlan Printmaking Base, Shenzhen/Lingshi-Shanxi, China

2012 - “Imprima 2012, Mostra Internacional de Gravura”, Escola de Cultura, Comunicação, Ofícios e Artes, Sobral, Brazil

2011 - 25th Sint-Niklaas Printmaking Biennial: Celebration”, International Ex-Libris Center, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

2005 - “Rotterdam Geraakt”, Museum Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

1996/2000 - 3rd & 5th Sapporo International Print Biennales, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

BOOKS:

2013 - In: Nuno Canelas: “Global Print 2013”, Nucleo de Gravura do G. R. Cultural de Alijó, Alijó, Portugal

2012 - In: Francisco Lara Mora, Clemente Barrena: Sobral, Imprima 2012, Sobral, Ceará, Brazil

2011 - In: “Feest”, 18de Internationale Exlibris en Kleingrafiekwedstrijd, International Ex-Libris Center, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

2010 - In: “Rendezvous Show by Seven Artists from Six Countries”, Colapasta in Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2000 - In: Ivy Sundell, “Art Scene, Chicago 2000”, Crow Woods Publishing, Evanston, IL

1997 - In: Lynne Allen, Phyllis McGibson, Ruth Weisberg: “The Best of Printmaking”, Rockport Publ., Gloucester, MA


ARTICLES:
Brazil: Dégagé; Italy: Venezia News; Japan: Hokkaido Newspaper; Latvia: Chas Daily; South Korea: Art in Culture; The Netherlands: De Gelderlander, NIW; UK: Coventry Evening Telegraph; US: Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune, Evanston Review


SELECTED PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL; College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL; Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL; Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, Shenzhen, China; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan; Hyundai Arts Centre Gallery, Ulsan, South Korea; Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL; ECOA, Sobral, Brazil; Internationaal Exlibriscentrum, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium; “Ion-Ionescu” Art Museum, Ploiesti Romania; Joan Flasch Artist’s Book Collection, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL; Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, IL; Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO; Museum Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


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Musical Chairs by Bert Menco
 

Musical Chairs by Bert Menco

Why? by Bert Menco
 

Why? by Bert Menco

Superimposing by Bert Menco
 

Superimposing by Bert Menco

Trapped by Bert Menco
 

Trapped by Bert Menco

2 x Guan Shi Yin by Bert Menco
 

2 x Guan Shi Yin by Bert Menco

Antlers by Bert Menco
 

Antlers by Bert Menco

Reunited by Bert Menco
 

Reunited by Bert Menco

The Virgin Birth of Lucifer by Bert Menco
 

The Virgin Birth of Lucifer by Bert Menco

Farewell by Bert Menco
 

Farewell by Bert Menco

Tears of Fire by Bert Menco
 

Tears of Fire by Bert Menco

Queens by Bert Menco
 

Queens by Bert Menco

She and 13 by Bert Menco
 

She and 13 by Bert Menco

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Dear by Bert Menco

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Nymph by Bert Menco

Contortionists by Bert Menco
 

Contortionists by Bert Menco

The lady and the Beast by Bert Menco
 

The lady and the Beast by Bert Menco

Ravensbruck by Bert Menco
 

Ravensbruck by Bert Menco

Fear of Letters-Dressed in Numbers by Bert Menco
 

Fear of Letters-Dressed in Numbers by Bert Menco

Limbo by Bert Menco
 

Limbo by Bert Menco

Crowd by Bert Menco
 

Crowd by Bert Menco

Pushcat by Bert Menco
 

Pushcat by Bert Menco

Pierrot's Funeral A by Bert Menco
 

Pierrot's Funeral A by Bert Menco

Pierrot's Funeral B by Bert Menco
 

Pierrot's Funeral B by Bert Menco

The Second Coming by Bert Menco
 

The Second Coming by Bert Menco

Geometricists by Bert Menco
 

Geometricists by Bert Menco

Melancholia by Bert Menco
 

Melancholia by Bert Menco

Options by Bert Menco
 

Options by Bert Menco

Charmers by Bert Menco
 

Charmers by Bert Menco

Siblings by Bert Menco
 

Siblings by Bert Menco

Mixed-Up by Bert Menco
 

Mixed-Up by Bert Menco

Frau Holle - after Grimm's Fairy Tales by Bert Menco
 

Frau Holle - after Grimm's Fairy Tales by Bert Menco

Conception by Bert Menco
 

Conception by Bert Menco

Halo by Bert Menco
 

Halo by Bert Menco

Braided by Bert Menco
 

Braided by Bert Menco

Cats and Mice by Bert Menco
 

Cats and Mice by Bert Menco

Amphibia-Medusa by Bert Menco
 

Amphibia-Medusa by Bert Menco

Reptilia-Shiva by Bert Menco
 

Reptilia-Shiva by Bert Menco

Jugglers by Bert Menco
 

Jugglers by Bert Menco

Reflections by Bert Menco
 

Reflections by Bert Menco

Acrobatics by Bert Menco
 

Acrobatics by Bert Menco

Saint Hubert by Bert Menco
 

Saint Hubert by Bert Menco

Wedding by Bert Menco
 

Wedding by Bert Menco

Teasing by Bert Menco
 

Teasing by Bert Menco

Trinity by Bert Menco
 

Trinity by Bert Menco

Travelers by Bert Menco
 

Travelers by Bert Menco

Blue Bride by Bert Menco
 

Blue Bride by Bert Menco

Elizabeth by Bert Menco
 

Elizabeth by Bert Menco

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Carol by Bert Menco

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