Visiting Artist

Divers VI by Marilyn Propp, 2013, Woodblock print on handmade cotton paper with pulp painting, 30.5 x 36 in.

Chicago-based artist Marilyn Propp holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In 1990 she co-founded Anchor Graphics, now a part of the A+D Department at Columbia College. Propp has taught nationally and internationally through Visiting Artist and adjunct faculty positions at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Loyola University. Currently, she teaches at Columbia College Chicago in the Art + Design Department and the Interdisciplinary Arts Department.

Propp has received numerous prestigious grants and awards such as the Illinois Arts Council Finalist Award and an Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant. Her work is included in various institutional and private collections nationally and internationally including the DePaul Art Museum, Chicago; the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston; Summer Palace, Saudi Arabia; Amnesty International, NYC; Hallmark Collection and the AT&T Collection, Kansas City. Exhibitions include Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington; Galeria AP, Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Mexico; Columbia University School of the Arts, NYC; DePaul Art Museum, Chicago; and the Koehnline Museum, Des Plaines, IL.

Propp speaks about her artwork as reflecting the clash/coexistence between our dependent, yet also uncomfortable, relationship with industry (in particular those which impact the environment) and its conflict with sustainability and the world’s ecosystems. Propp uses sea life and industrial parts to delve into the subconscious, and stir up our personal connection to these life forms while addressing how they perilously coexist.

Lecture: March 12, 2014
in Von Ohlen Hall, room 201, Sugar Grove Campus
All our lectures are free and open to the general public.

Workshop: March 12, 2014
in Bodie Hall, room 200, Sugar Grove Campus
Our workshops are open to all current Waubonsee students (registration required).

For more information about the visiting artist lectures and workshops at Waubonsee Community College, contact Cecilia Vargas, Art Coordinator, at (630) 466–2964.


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Art Department:

Art Coordinator:
Cecilia Vargas, Von Ohlen Hall, Room 209
(630) 466-2964

Art Lab Assistant:
Esther Espino, Von Ohlen Hall, Room 240
(630) 466-5742