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Lived/Active: Indiana      Known for: abstraction

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
The following information was submitted and updated in July of 2006 by the artist:

Born: June 24, 1954

Herron School of Art; Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis, 1977 scholarship

Grants and Awards:
1991: Award of Merit (Print Magazine) for AIGA Chicago chapter, Cover Illustration
1988: WAJC FM Radio/Butler University Poster award and competition
1987: Award of Merit (Art Direction Magazine: Creativity Annual)
1983: National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (Painting)
1982: Award of Merit (Print Magazine)
1982: New York Society of Publication Design Award of Distinctive Merit
1981: Award of Merit (Print Magazine)
1977: Artistic Scholarship Herron School of Art

Solo Exhibitions:
1994; Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1990: Patrick King Contemporary Art Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana
1987: Patrick King Contemporary Art Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana
1984: Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1982: Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1981: Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Group Exhibitions (Selected)
1980: Chicago and Vicinity Exhibition, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1981: Deluxe Design, Rizzoli Bookstore, Chicago Illinois
1981: Chicago and Vicinity Print and Multiple Show

Traveling Exhibition:
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, The Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois, The National Academy of Design, New York, New York, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C., The Portland Museum of Art, Portland Oregon

1981: 33rd Illinois Invitational, The Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois
1982: New American Graphics 2, The Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin
1982: Inaugural Exhibition, Patrick King Contemporary Art Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana
1983: The Big Pitcher, The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
1983: Atlas and Odalisque, The Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1984: Chicago: Emerging Visions, The Paine Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin
1984: Painting and Sculpture Today, The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
1984: Passion Leads, Patrick King Contemporary Art Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana
1984: Lines of Beauty, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1985: The Chicago and Vicinity Drawing Exhibition, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1985: Convergence: Myth and Materials, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1985: Raggazi di Vita, Patrick King Contemporary Art Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana
1986: Works on Paper, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1987: 11th Annual National invitational Drawing Exhibition, Emporia State University, KS
1987: American Art Clay Company's Indiana Vase Exhibition, Patrick King Contemporary Art Gallery, Indianapolis
1988: Welcome Back: Painting, Sculpture and Works on Paper by Contemporary Indiana Artists, The Herron Gallery, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
1988: Artists Liaison, The Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois
1989: Boundaries: A Tradition of Drawing at Herron School of Art, Herron Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana
1989: Dinnerworks, The Water Tower Art Association, Louisville, Kentucky
1989: Inaugural Exposition, The Edge Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1990: Indianapolis Collects, The Herron Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana
1992: The Elvis Show, World Tattoo Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1992: Guess Who? Artists Confronting Their Sources, Lannon/Cole Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1993: B-Girls, World Tattoo Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1993: n Indiana, The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
1993: Holiday Show, Ruschman Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana
1994: A Passionate Perspective: Francis and June Spiezer Collection of Art, The Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois
1996: Animals, Lyons-Weir Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1997: Carefully Executed, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, Illinois
1999: Inaugural Exposition, Hot House Gallery (New Location), Indianapolis, Indiana
1999: Revolving Exhibition, The Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois
2000: Gallery Artists Show, Hot House Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana

Bibliography (Selected):
1980: Lafreniere, Steve. Praxis Magazine. Poetry and Art by Will Northerner (Photos: "Glick: A Proper Noun", "Strand")
1981: Artner, Alan. The Chicago Tribune, Dec. 4, (Photo: "Glick: A Proper Noun")
1981: Lyon, Christopher. The Chicago Reader, Dec. 4, (Photo: "Mirror Freeze")
1981: Schultz, Franz. The Chicago Sun/Times, Nov. 29, (Photo: "Riddle in the Face")
1982: Bonesteel, Michael. Chicago Reader, Nov. 11.
1982: Bonesteel, Michael. Chicago Reader, Feb. 5, "Zombie Parade"
1982: Elliott, David. ArtNews, May pp: 90-94, "Chicago Is Enjoying Its Own Eclecticism" (Photo: Riddle In The Face")
1982: Artner, Alan. The Chicago Tribune. Nov.
1982: Lyon, Christopher. The Chicago Sun/Times. Oct. 17, pp. 19
1983: Bonesteel, Michael. Art In America. Mar. pp: 159-165, (Photo: "March")
1983: Bonesteel, Michael. Chicago Reader. "The Big Pitcher"
1983: Leonhart, Michael. New Art Examiner. Pp: 17 Jan. (Photo: "Kronos: The Titanic Cannibal")
1983: Moser, Charlotte. ArtNews, "5 in SuHu"
1984: Mannheimer, Steve. The Indianapolis Star. April 29, pp 10e, (Photo: "Solvents Dispatch Shadows Spook")
1984: Leonhart, Michael. New Art Examiner. Jan. "Possible Worlds"
1984: Lyon, Christopher. Chicago Magazine, May. "From The Monster Roster to the Hairy Who to the Neo-Expressionists" (Photo: "Rose Wallpaper, Dim Jerky Spots, Distended Wallet and Crook")
1984: Artner, Alan. The Chicago Tribune. Apr. 13
1984: Lyon, Christopher. ArtNews Summer. "Imagist In Vicinity"
1984: Krippendorf, Michael. New Art Examiner. June
1984: Kirshner, Judith. Art Forum, Nov. pp: 107
1985: Thorson, Alice and Yood, James. New Art Examiner. Mar. "Who Follows The Hairy Who?" (Photo: "Angry Muse on a Control Circuit")
1985: Mannheimer, Steve. The Indianapolis Star. Dec. 1
1986: Lucie-Smith, Edward. American Art Now. Published by William Morrow & Company, New York and Great Britain. Pp 40-41 (photo: "Bait and Frenzy")
1987: Garmel, Marion. The Indianapolis News. "Multi-layered Art Exhibit is Blooming in Elegance" Oct. 23, pp D-5
1987: Mannheimer, Steve. The Indianapolis Star. Nov. 8, (Photos: "Plainly Puppet Plane" and "Flocky Gaia Sky")
1987: Kreiner, Rich. Dialogue. Mar-Apr. pp 38-39. (Photo: "Mojo Winds Blow")
1988: Mannheimer, Steve. The Indianapolis Star. Nov. 20, pp E-14
1989: Santow, Dan. Neon Magazine. pp 12 (Photo: "Latah Like")
1990: Hails, Doris. Nuvo. April 11-18th, pp 38
1990: Earthy Art. Arts Indiana. May pp 27 (Photo: "Windware")
1991: Cunningham, Anne. Dialogue. Jan-Feb pp 22 (Photo: Latah Like)
1991: Seybert, Diane. Arts Indiana. Jan. pp 33 (Photo: "The Ocean Uninvited A to Z")
1993: Northerner, Will. Arts Indiana. Dec. Portfolio (Photos: "Furies Caterwauling", "Cellular Charms", "Inclubbing")
1995: Gonzales, Chuck. Babble Magazine, Will Northerner Interview "Northerner Exposure" (Photos: "The Gardener" "Bum Fire")
1995: New City. Chicago Illinois, January Will Northerner at Aron Packer Gallery
1997: New City. May "Will Northerner at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology"
1998: King, Patrick. Genre Magazine. March issue pp 30 (Photos: "A House For All Evil" "Diadem Mesh")

1982: American Illustration 2, pp 102
1984: Passion Leads, by Joanne Muller Kuebler
1985: The Art of Playboy, pp 102
1985: American Art Now, by Edward Lucie Smith, pp 40-41
1987: Creativity 16, Art Direction Publication
1992: Investigative Reporting, by Gaines (Cover Art)
1996: Newsletters Now: From Classic to New Wave, by Steven Heller & Elinor Pettit, Illustrations on pp 14 & 52

Illustration Work Published:
American Institute of Graphic Arts Journal Chicago; American Planning Magazine
Ameritech; Babble Magazine; Catalyst: The Illinois Institute of Technology Quarterly; Ceramics Magazine; Chicago Reader; Chicago Magazine; Chicago Tribune; Consumers Digest; Genre; Hartford Courant; Indianapolis Monthly; Inside Chicago; Le Blanc Music Magazine; Los Angeles Reader; Money Maker Magazine; New City Playboy; Philadelphia Magazine; Sears Front Lines; TWA Ambassador Magazine; United Airlines Magazine; Washington DC Weekly

Collections Selected:
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis Indiana
Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Illinois
State of Illinois Building, Chicago Illinois
Rockford Art Museum, Rockford Illinois
Emporia State University, Emporia Kansas
Oliver Stone, Filmmaker
Robert J. Schiffler Collection, Ohio
Francis and June Spiezer, Northbrook Illinois
World Life and Accident Association, Richmond, Indiana
Locke, Reynolds, Boyd and Weisell, Indianapolis
Zundesign, Chicago
Paul Rosin, Photographer,
Tony Fitzpatrick, Artist Writer,
Steve Lafreniere, New York writer/critic/entrepreneur

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