BEVERLY RAUTENBERG-[ Sun ] SPOTS #1 (for Yayoi Kusama)-2017


[ Sun ] SPOTS #1 (for Yayoi Kusama) 2017

8”h x 8”w x 1”d (20.32 cm x  20.32 cm x  2.54 cm) 
Enamel on archival board, mounted on custom wood panel

My Work is very small and intimate and is almost always square.  It combines the reductive formalism of a minimalist aesthetic with the autobiographical subject matter.  Material, color and surface are used as signifiers to communicate a personal narrative. The Works in this New Series are inspired by observing the Colors of the End of Summer and the Beginning of Fall, Sunrise, and Sunsets in Chicago.

The artist is influenced by Donald Judd, Piet Mondrian, Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko


Beverly Rautenberg is a sculptor and mixed media artist based in Chicago, USA



School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA, Sculpture (studied with Stephanie Brooks and Richard Rezac)



2018     57w57arts, New York, NY., [My] FAVORITES, New Work; Objects, (forthcoming).

2015     POP UP SHOW, Schaumburg, IL., In My St┼▒kchen [Studio/Kitchen], site-specific installation, new work; objects and works on paper.

2012     THE ARTIST’S HOME/STUDIO, Schaumburg, IL., In My Living Room [and down the hall…], site-specific installation, objects, and works on paper.

2005     G2, Chicago, IL., [Dis] membering The Family, installation, objects.

2005     SAIC, Chicago, IL., An uninvited strangulation attempt by several Republicans, outdoor site-specific installation.

2004     BASE SPACE, Chicago, IL., 15 Minutes a Day: An Artists Daily Meditation.

2002     WILLIAM RAINEY HARPER COLLEGE, Palatine, IL., (Visiting Artist), Illuminations, photographs, and objects.

2001     CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER, Peoria, IL., As One, photographs.

1995     ARC GALLERY, Chicago, IL., Words, photographs.



2019    Black Box[es], Traveling Postcard Exhibition (all work postcard size), LA ‘S’ GRAND ATELIER, Vielsalm, BELGIUM (forthcoming).

2018    Black Box[es], Traveling Postcard Exhibition (all work postcard size), KUNSTLERHAUS SAAR, Saarbrucken, Germany (forthcoming).

2017    Episode 5, International Maniac Group Exhibition, ELY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, New Haven, CT.

2017    Black Box[es], Traveling Postcard Exhibition (all work postcard size), FAUX MOUVEMENT, CENTRE D’ART CONTEMPORAIN, Metz, FRANCE.

2017    MOROTTI ARTE CONTEMPORANEA, Group Exhibition, Milan, Italy.

2017     LUCCA Art Fair, Lucca, ITALY (Morotti Arte Contemporanea).

2017     MOROTTI ARTE CONTEMPORANEA, Group Exhibition, Varese, Italy.

2016     Small, (With Ted Larsen, Christine Taylor Patten, and others), 5. GALLERY, Santa Fe, NM.

2016      2nd Biennial ONU Regional Exhibition, Brandenburg Art Gallery, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL.

2016      Detroit Biennale, MONA (Museum of New Art), Detroit, MI. Guest Host, Jerry Saltz, Art Critic, New York Magazine.

2012     7th Berlin Biennale 2012, Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, ArtWiki (digital venue), Artur Zmijewski and Joanna Warsza, Curators.

2011     An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art), North Adams, MA., (catalog).

2010     Chicago Art Loop Open, W (CITY CENTER), Chicago, IL.

2007     AAFNYC (G. R. N’Namdi Gallery), New York, NY.

2007     The Artist Project, (running concurrently with ART CHICAGO 2007), Chicago, IL.

2006     The Feminist Art Project, Women’s Caucus for Art, collaborative installation work, HIGHWIRE GALLERY, Philadelphia, PA.

2006      Annual Regional Exhibition, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2006      Wear-a-Sham, PACKER SCHOPF GALLERY, Chicago, IL.

2005      Art of the Ornament (Invitational to Benefit Chicago Artist Project).

2005      Snap-to-Grid, LACDA, Los Angeles, CA., International Exhibition.

2004      Version>04: invisibleNetworks, Chicago, IL., AUSTIN WALKING TOUR (Austin Neighborhood Community Project), outdoor site-specific installation.

2004      hardwork/HINDSIGHT, BASE SPACE, Chicago, IL.

2003      Group Exhibition, GAHLBERG GALLERY, Glen Ellyn, IL. SECOND PLACE AWARD, site-specific installation.

2002     Snapshot, Traveling Invitational Exhibition, ALDRICH MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Ridgefield, CT., (catalog).

2002     Group Exhibition, installation, GAHLBERG GALLERY, Glen Ellyn, IL.

2001     Twelve Squared, CHRISTOPHER ART GALLERY, Prairie State College.

2001     Snapshot, Traveling Invitational Exhibition, GALLERY OF FINE ART, Beaver College, Glenside, PA., (catalog).

2000     Snapshot, Traveling Invitational Exhibition, CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM, Baltimore, MD., (catalog).

1999     Transmute, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Chicago, IL.

1998     Contemporary Abstraction Chicago, KLEIN ARTWORKS, Chicago, IL., (catalog).



2014     CHANGE, Inc., Grant (Robert Rauschenberg Foundation).

2008     BEST ARTIST OF SHOW AWARD, 8th National Exhibition, KAUFFMAN GALLERY, Shippensburg, PA., Juror Simone Subal, PETER BLUM GALLERY, New York, NY.


Artist's media includes some of or all:  enamel,  archival board, wood