Art in Alternative Spaces

Featured Artist

Jacqueline Moses




Upcoming Exhibitions

Member Exhibition
The Arts Club of Chicago
210 E. Ontario, Chicago, IL
Opening Friday, Jan 16, 2020
On exhibit through Feb 22, 2020
Finland - Threatened Sustainability



Depictions of Nature from Around the World

Bridgeport Art Center
4th Floor Gallery
1200 W. 35th St.
Chicago, IL 60609

May 17 – July 5, 2019

Opening Reception: May 17, 7-10 PM

Featuring artworks from:
Jacqueline Moses – Chicago
Aleksejs Naumovs – Latvia
Didier Nolet – Chicago
Valda Oestreicher – Canada
Charles Sheppard – Chicago
Patricia Glee Smith – Italy
Valerie Taglieri – Indiana

Free parking on the north side of the building.


Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois
711 N. Main Street

Friday, October 12, 2018
5 - 7 PM - Members Preview and Artists Talk 
7 - 8:30 PM - Public Opening


Artist's Statement/Bio

In the past few years I have been painting images derived from my travels and projecting my views for the future. All of these countries have been affected by technological developments and population growth. As a result, life styles of the people have altered, either due to environmental shifts or politically enforced such as relocation of farmers into government built city dwellings. We have all been affected by global changes, some more than others.

China’s government-forced urbanization is one of the largest and most apparent. Farmland has been contaminated with heavy metal residues and deadly toxic clouds are consuming the city skylines. Other countries are losing natural habitats necessary for the survival of the wild life and fauna living in each area. Changing the course of river flows, forest growth and drilling for oil are all affecting our ability to control our natural resources and the increase in global warming.

The imagery presented in my paintings is reflective of our times as is the technique used. All paintings in this series are a combination of photographic transfers and oil on canvas. All images are derived from my photography and juxtaposed to create the desired image.

Art is my mode of expression, the way I communicate my ideas and feelings to others. I am very conscious of my surroundings and know that each person experiences similar situations differently. I believe that anger and/or avoidance are often the way many try to deal with problematic situations. For society to evolve, we need a more honest approach. Calamities must be dealt with in a straightforward manner if improvement and healing are to take place.

My paintings are an expression of my ideas regarding problems that concern me. Guns emerging from the terrain as cacti, or rock formations, are used to transform a tranquil landscape into one riddled with threatening debris, and this raises questions concerning the legacies that we are leaving for posterity.

Reliquaries - Positive Alternatives

I found myself inundated with pleas to improve the environment, recycle, go green, save energy, or help stop global warming. This was voiced in all parts of the country and by a multiplicity of groups ranging from the big businesses down to the many smaller groups calling for a cleaner and better planet. Plastic in all shapes and forms, discarded and scrapes of metal, paper of all colors, anything imaginable was now being used for recycled art. 

When I was faced with putting all my works on cds I realized that my 3"x5" transparencies and 35mm slides were no longer of any use. How could these be used in art work? I went into my crawl space and found many pieces of wood and metal that I had been saving and collecting for over 30 years. I thought them beautiful then and still do. 

This present body of work is a combination of these two "bodies of things". The wood and metal are the receptacles for the slides that have now survived and are memorials of something past. 

In my first two works, Mirror & Sewing Machine, I left the slides as is: encased with all the markings left unchanged. For all the other works I removed the cases and just used the plastic slides combining them in relationship to the frame, color, size and content. 

Light is important in displaying the work. Some are hung on the wall and back lit (Sewing Machine). Chair, Baby Crib and Organ Pipe Frame are hung using a daylight and spotlight combination depending on the time of day. The table is lit with a light from beneath. The pipes that are on wooden blocks from my grandfather’s workshop are lit from inside. In this manner one can view the beautiful pieces of old wood and metal showcasing. They, in turn are used to enclose and combine an array of different shapes of colors and forms with each object. All are to be viewed with some light, accentuating the transparency of the slides and the subtle integration of the materials.


Portugal: Porto, photographic transfer & oil on canvas, 34"x48"


Portugal: Wild Fires #2, photographic transfer & oil on canvas, 32"x48"


Small Village; photographic transfer & oil on canvas, 18"x 24"



 BFA - School of the Art Institute of Chicago

MFA - Northern Illinois University

 Member: Omicron Delta Kappa, Arts Club of Chicago

Grants: Illinois Arts Council - 2013, 2012, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2000, 1998, 1997, 1988, 1985, 1984

Resident Artist: 2010 - Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, California

2009 - Petrified Forest, Petrified Forest, Arizona

2006 - Acadia National Park

2004 & 2005 - White Colony, Costa Rica

2003 - Kalani; The Big Island, Hawaii

2003 - David & Julie White Art Colony; Costa Rica

2000 - Rocky Mountain National Park

Juror:    2015 - Midwest Museum of American Art

2002 - 2016 - Lions Club Peace Poster

2011 - 2016 - Economics Poster Contest, University of Illinois, Chicago

2010 - Midwest Museum of American Art

2002 - 57th Street Art Fair; Chicago

2000 - Midwest Museum of American Art


Galerija Likovnih; Gradec, Slovenia

Borg-Warner Corporation; Chicago, IL

Galleria Arte Moderna; Ferrar, Italy

St. Mary's College; Winona, MN

Tucson Musuem of Art; Tucson, AZ

Greyhound Exhibit Group

Indianapolis Museum of Art; Indianapolis, IN

State Savings Bank of Columbus; Columbus, OH

Rockford Art Museum; Rockford, IL

Sandoz Crop Protection; Des Plaines, IL

Midwest Museum of Art; Elkhart, IN

Schiff, Hardin and Waite; Chicago, IL

Chicago State University; Chicago, IL

Illinois State Museum; Springfield, IL

College of Dupage; Glen Ellyn, IL

First National Bank of Chicago; Chicago, IL

Kemper Group; Long Grove, IL

Household International; Prospect Heights, IL

Carson, Pirie, Scott and Co.; Chicago, IL

West Publishing Corporation; Eagen,MN

McDonald's Corporation; Oakbrook, IL




"Natural Appeal: Chicago Artist Explores Whiskeytown," Redding Record, Redding, California


"See it While You Can," Rockford Register Star, September

"Francis and Jane Speizer Collection," Chicago Artist Coalition News, September


Article, Diversions, Pioneer Press, Ellen Pritsker, May


Article, Chronicle of Higher Education, Al Benson, February

Highlighting Chicago Artists, Newsweek .com, February 28

Diversions, Pioneer Press , J.J.Hanley & Myrna Petlicki, March 4

Arts, TIMES (Munster, IN), Katherine Whipple, July 25

Article, Chicago Sun-Times , Gary Wisby, August 7


The Chicago Art Scene, Ivy Sundell, Crow Woods Publishing


Benefits, Aution Against AIDS, Pioneer Press, December


Article, Living with Art, Garrett Holz, Art News, October

Calendar Feature, Reader, May

Calendar Feature, Mary Daniels, Chicago Tribune , May

Cover,Valerie Staats (editor), Sistersong (Women Across Cultures), Spring

Article, Art Center Makes 'Much Ado About Art', Pioneer Press, May

Review, Chicago Art Imported for WMU Exhibitions, Tom Chimielewski, Kalamazoo Gazette, September

Review, Jacqueline Moses' Paintings at WMU, Kalamazoo Gazette, November


Featured Artist, Hyphen Magazine


Review, Jacqueline Moses at Kay Garvey Gallery, Michael Muster, The New Art Examiner, May


Review, Artist Moses Explores a Surreal Desert, Kim Wagner, Chicago Sun-Times, April


Review, Museum Showcases Regional Art, Jeanne Derbeck, South Bend Tribune, September


Review, "Death", Michael Bonesteel, Pioneer Press, October

Cover, Art Calendar , October

Review, Artists Smile in the Face of Grim Reaper, Ginny Holbert, Chicago Sun-Times , April


Review, Pictures of Death, Pat Welch, Quad City Times , August

Review, Landscapes Grow on Earth, in Minds, Michael

Bonesteel, Pioneer Press , January


Review, Corporations Open Windows with Art Work, Graeme Browning, Chicago Sun-Times , July


Review, Moses in the Desert, Michael Bonesteel, Pioneer Press Cover, St. Paul Downtowner, April


Review, Their Art is Their Reward, Laura Chase, Life Newspaper , May



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