Rockford University Art Gallery

The Rockford University Art Gallery provides a varied series of art exhibitions and related programming in support of the Department of Art and Art History and is an important educational and cultural resource for the campus and community. The Gallery is located in the Clark Arts Center, the locus of the University’s Department of Art and Art History.

SPRING 2016 Exhibits

Mark Chatterley

Selected Thought Forms

Friday, March 4, 2016
6:00 - 8:30 PM - Reception for the Artist
6:30 PM - Artist's Lecture

Mark Chatterley's figurative sculpture represents many different thoughts that span several years.  Each piece embodies an idea to explore and make whole an unseen representation.  From multi-dimensional universes to shape shifting shamans, these are some of the concepts explored by Chatterley in this exhibition.  All the work is created from high-fired clay with crater glaze fired in a 700 cubic foot kiln built by the artist.
Exhibition Dates: February 5 – March 4, 2016


Bradley Cahill

Dust: Archive

Friday, March 18, 2016
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Reception for the artist
6:30: Artist’s Lecture

The focus of Bradley Cahill's work is to build a personal mythology based on ancient legends and contemporary experience. He is influenced by heavy objects of reverence, and began carving stone in 2002 in order to more fully understand this archaic art form.
"There is a certain authority to stone work that I find intriguing--a decisiveness, and a directness in transforming idea to material. We exist as temporary creatures, and I find that carving stone is an act of faith in an unknown future where stone sculptures become messages to an unborn generation."
Exhibition Dates: March 18 – April 15, 2016


Senior Show

Friday, April 29, 2016
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Reception for the artists

An exhibition featuring the work of graduating Rockford University art majors as a culmination of their search to develop an individual voice and direction in their artwork.
Exhibition Dates: April 29 – May 13, 2016*

*The Gallery will also be open immediately following Commencement on May 15, 2016.

Gallery hours:
Mon-Wed: 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
And by appointment call 815-226-4105.