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Curriculum Vitae

Professional Artist

Studio:

The Studio Of Lessie Venardo Dixon

3622 South Morgan Street

Chicago, IL 60609

Website:

www.lessievenardodixon.com

Email:

lessievdixon@gmail.com

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EXHIBITIONS

  • MAC Building, "Morgan Art Complex On Going Exhibition,

      Chicago, IL, 2020 - Present

  • Museum of Science and Industry, "Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition,"

      Chicago, IL, January 15 - April 21, 2024

 

  • Navy Pier, "PERSPECTIVE," An Exhibition of Fine Artworks, Chicago, IL,

      October 6, 2023 - April 21, 2024  ​

  • Tall Grass Arts Association, "ANTHOLOGY," A Collection Of Artwork

      Park Forest, IL - Aug. 5 - Sept. 17, 2023

  • BANKSYLAND At The MAC Building, Chicago, IL, July 7 - 16, 2023

  • Jacoby Arts Center, “Untold Black Stories,” Alton, IL – 2021

  •  William Hill Gallery, “An Artist Collection,” Chicago, IL – 2015-16

 

  • Paul Robeson Presidential Library, Official Portrait, “Wilford Bonner,” Chicago, IL- 2014

  • “Fine Art of Positive Expression,” Christ Universal Temple Vision Gallery, Chicago, IL– February 22, 2014 – March 22, 2014

  • “Not Just Another Pretty Face,” – Hyde Park Art Center, with three commissioned pieces, “McCoy’s 3,” “Sweet Memories,” and “Pamela Norman,” Chicago, IL – 2014

  • Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms Juried Exhibition – “African Roots,” and “What’s Going On?” at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio – 2014

  • eta Creative Arts Foundation, Solo exhibition (multiple works), Chicago, IL – 2012

  • “Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition” – Museum of Science and Industries- best in painting award, Chicago, IL – 2012

  • Dr. Ayubi Gallery, “Celebrating African American History Month,” Chicago, IL – 2011

  • DuSable Museum of African American History – “Dr. Margaret Burroughs,” Chicago, IL – 2010

  • Inaugural Regional Juried Art Exposition, Best of Show, Clarksville, TN – 2008

  • Image and Design Gallery, Abstract Painting, “Primary Keys,” Hendersonville, TN – 2007

  • Eaze Gallery, Portrait Display, “Teresa Bowles,” Nashville, TN – 2007

     

 

COMMISSIONS

  • Urban Ministries Inc. (UMI), Painting book cover, “Precepts For Living,” Chicago, IL – 2015-16

  • Private Collector, Abstract Painting, “Beyond 2,” Chicago, IL – 2011

  • Private Collector, Portrait Painting, “Chosen Leader,” Nashville, TN – 2011

  • The Village of Dolton, Portrait Painting, “Mayor Ronnie C. Lewis,” Dolton, IL – 2010

  • The Sunday School Publishing Board, Portrait Painting, “Dr. Kelly M. Smith Jr.,” Nashville – 2010

  • The Sunday School Publishing Board, 14 Children Illustrations, “Primary Bible Lessons,” Nashville, TN – 2009

  • The Sunday School Publishing Board, 12 Children Illustrations, “Primary Bible Lessons,” Nashville, TN – 2008

  • The Sunday School Publishing Board, 14 Children Illustrations, “Primary Bible Lessons,” Nashville, TN – 2008

  • Private Collector, Portrait Painting, “Revered Harold & Josie Seary,” Nashville, TN – 2008

  • The Sunday School Publishing Board, 12 Children Illustrations, “Preschool Playhouse,” Nashville, TN – 2008

  • The Sunday School Publishing Board, Portrait Painting, “Dr. Earl L. Thomas,” Nashville, TN –2008

  • The Sunday School Publishing Board, Portrait Painting, “Dr. John H. Rouse,” Nashville, TN – 2007

  • Private Collector, Doubled Panel Painting, “Misty Unicorns,” Ripley, TN – 2007

  • Private Collector, Portrait Painting, “Mallory Kruss,” Hendersonville, TH – 2007

  • Private Collector, Abstract Painting, “Beyond,” Chicago, IL – 2006

  • The Sunday School Publishing Board, 12 Children Illustrations, “VBS 2006 Power On with Jesus Catalog,” Nashville, TN – 2005

  • The Sunday School Publishing Board, Children Illustrations, “VBS 2006 Power On with Jesus Kindergarten Teacher School,” Nashville, TN – 2005

  • The Sunday School Publishing Board, Children Illustrations, “VBS 2006 Power On with Jesus Junior Teacher Grades 4, 5, and 6,” Nashville, TN – 2005

  • The Sunday School Publishing Board, Children Illustrations, “VBS 2006 Power On with Jesus Junior Pupil Grades 4, 5, and 6,” Nashville, TN – 2005

  • The Sunday School Publishing Board, Children Illustrations, “VBS 2006 Power On with Jesus Intermediate Teacher Grades 7, 8, and 9,” Nashville, TN – 2005

  • The Sunday School Publishing Board, Children Illustrations, “VBS 2006 Power On with Jesus Intermediate Pupil Grades 7, 8, and 9,” Nashville, TN – 2005

  • The Sunday School Publishing Board, Children Illustrations, ”VBS 2006 Power On with Jesus Senior Teacher Grades 10, 11, and 12,” Nashville, TN – 2005

  • The Sunday School Publishing Board, Children Illustrations, “VBS 2006 Power On with Jesus Senior Pupil Grades 10, 11, and 12,” Nashville, TN – 2005

PUBLICATIONS

  • CURRENT Media/Magazines, Cover, Chicago, IL - October 2020

  • Museum Of Science and Industry, "50th Year Anniversary Black Creativity, Chicago, IL - February 2020

  • CURRENT Media/Magazines, Cover, Chicago, IL - February 2020

  • CURRENT Media/Magazines, Artist Article, Chicago, IL - January 2020

  • CURRENT Media/Magazines, CURRENT Gallery Art Exhibition, Chicago, IL - December 2018

  • CURRENT Media/Magazines, Cover, Chicago, IL - November 2018

  • The UMI Annual Commentary, "Precepts For Living," Cover, Chicago, IL 2015-2016

  • CURRENT Media and Magazines, Cover, Chicago, IL - November 2014

  • Hyde Park Art Center, Artist Article, Chicago, IL - 2013

  • Who’s Who in Sumner County Magazine, Artist Article, Nashville, TN – 2007- 08

  • Richerson 75 Figure/Portrait Competition, “Honorable Mention Award,” Kimberly, WI – 2007

Teaching

  • The Studio Of Lessie Venardo Dixon, Chicago, IL - 2020

  • Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL – 2015

  • Gallery Opera d’Arte, Chicago, IL – 2014

  • King College Prep High School, Chicago, IL – 2013

  • Studio G, Hendersonville, TN – 2006

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