Art in Alternative Spaces

Featured Artist

Robert Kameczura




As Time Goes By     Archival Digital Print      16” X 24”


Nights in the Garden of Spain

The Rite of the Moon

Nights in the Garden of Spain 2


Nights in the Garden of Spain 3


Casting a Spell


Winter on the Quay





Warming Up

Dance Warm Up



Talking Flowers

The Prophet



Comet Passes


In the Little Theater


The Tempest at Sea


The Keeper of Dreams

The Time Travellers




Music and the Seekers


Midsummer Nights Dream



What we are, What we think we are, What other people think we are


Backstage Shakespeare


A Masque within a Masque


Aegean Siren


Artist's Bio

Robert Kameczura has been called “one of Chicago’s Renaissance men” for his art and photography. Mr. Kameczura has exhibited widely and internationally, in Japan, Poland, Ireland and Canada as well as across the U.S. He has exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Toyko, The Sakima Museum, Japan, The Pennisula Museum, The Rockford Art Museum and the EAG Gallery in the Elmhurst Art Museum to name only a few. The late Chicago Collector June Spiezer, housed in the Rockford Art Museum has said of him:

“Robert Kameczura is Chicago’s new “Genius of the Digital Photo .” He treats this new medium with the finesse and skill of an old master. It is not just the quality of his work, which has amazing subtlety but the range and depth of feeling of his prints is astonishing.” He is a master colorist and designer. His work glories in richly imaginative textures. Every print seems to bring something fresh and new; whether exploring effects of light and form in nature, showcasing the darker aspects of the urban experience, exploring small personal moments of self-reflection, or creating pure abstractions. his prints convey a kind of mind stretching beauty and originality which is found only in the work of the finest artists.”

He is an art critic and writer as well as an organizer on art issues.   He headed the campaign which created Chicago’s public art program and was one of the founders of Chicago Artists Month and one of its first directors, to name only a few of his credits. He is currently co-curator of the Exhibits, Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare, Chicago Artists Interpret American Literature and the Health in the Arts Gallery.

Northwest Arts Commission website, Feature Article, Summer 2015
Chicago Literary Review, Winter 2012-13 issue, feature of photography
Suburban Tribune News, October 2010, (Illustrated Feature, Contemporary Old Master)
Pioneer Press, July 2010, feature ( Illustrated feature)
The Chicago Reader, Feb. 2008 Pioneer Press, 2006 Peoria Star, Jan. 2005
Art World News, Feature, Jan.-Feb. 2003
Arts Midwest Magazine, Survey of Notable Artists, 1999
Art Calendar Magazine, Article on Artist’s Groups
(featuring Millennial Myths/Mythopian Artists), October 1999
Springfield Republican, Article on Millennial Myths group, September,99
This Month Onstage Magazine, Two Part Interview, Spring and Summer Issues, 1998
Chicago Sun-Times- Feature Article/Illustration, Jan. 23, 1998
WNIZ-WNIB Program Guide - Artist’s Profile/Photo, Jan 1997
Newhouse Newspaper Chain - Nationally Syndicated Article/Illustration, April 1996
Enterprise Newspaper- Feature Article, Jan. 1995
Polish Daily Zgoda - Feature/Illustration, 1994
Pioneer Press- Fall 2005-Review of Concert featuring my songs
Many articles in small newspapers and magazines.

“Our City, Our Shakespeare” Channel 11 Documentary, 2014 (Emmy Nominated)
(Speaking on the influence of Shakespeare on his art and work shown in documentary)
“Ben Around Town” Channel 11 Chicago, speaking on his work
“Kent Smith’s “Art Beat” Springfield, Il. Television, speaking on his work
“Is It Art?” Chicago, Channel 20 Chicago, speaking on his work
“Channel 5 News, Charlotte NC” feature on group exhibition
Chicago Tonight, as “Newsmaker Guest,” Channel 11 WTTW, on “Public Art Program”
Common Ground, Channel 2, Chicago, on Public Art

EAG Gallery in Elmhurst Art Museum, one man show, 2011, “Contemporary Old Master”
Rockford Art Museum, several works in permanent collection
Sakima Museum of Art, Japan, work in permanent collection
Metropolitan Museum of Tokyo, Japan (International Prints 07)
Penninsula Museum (California – Runner Up: Ultimate Eye National Competition)

Current Gallery Affiliations:
Prak-sis Gallery, Chicago
LaLuz Gallery, Chicago
Addington Gallery, Chicago, Il.
Pheonix Gallery, Moline, Il.

LaLuz Gallery , November, 2017
Prak-sis gallery, one man, Spring, 2017
Eyeporium Gallery (Two Person) Summer 2012
Phoenix Gallery (Moline Illinois) Spring 2012

INsideOut Chicago, Bridgeport Art Center, 2018
Chicago Artists Interpret American Literature, 2018, Catholic Theological Union Gallery,
artist and co-curator
Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare, 2014,2015, 2016, 2017 (artist co-curator)
( at Beverly Arts Center, Carthage College Gallery, Bowling Green Gallery, 4th Presbyterian
Church Art Gallery, also featured on WTTW documentary “Our City, Our Shakespeare”)
EAG Gallery in Elmhurst Art Museum, October 2010, October-November, 2010
R.F. Johnson Gallery, Carthage College, 2009
Orleans Street Gallery, St. Charles, Aug. – Oct. 2005
415 Gallery, Chicago ( 2002 and 2004)
Heath In the Arts Gallery, Chicago, IL. , 2001 & 2002
Harold Washington Cultural Center, Chicago, Summer 2001
University of Illinois Medical Center Gallery, Summer 2000
Anatomically Correct Gallery , Bailiwick Theater (Shakespeare In Art), Jan. ‘98
St. Francis University Art Gallery, 1995
Darkroom Aids Gallery, 1993
Polish Consulate of Chicago, 1991
Three Illinois Center, 1991
Chicago Public Library, 1990
Briar Street Theatre, 1989-1990
St. Luke’s Art Gallery, 1987
Pacific National Bank, 1981
Dittmar Gallery of Northwestern Univ., 1977
De Paul University Center Gallery, 1976

Chicago Artists Interpret American Literature, artist and co-curator
Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare, artist and co-curator
Fourth Presbyterian Church Gallery, Michigan Ave. 2017
Addington Gallery, Chicago, 2015
Beverly Arts Center, Chicago 2012 and 2014
Bowling Green University, Ohio, 2012,
R.F. Johnson Gallery at Carthage College, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, 2011,
Rosary College Art Gallery, 2012, Artist and co-curator
Jackson-Junge Gallery, The Four Elements Exhibit, October 2011
H.F.Johnson Gallery, Ethereal Fauna Exhibit (Wisconsin) March-May 2011
Rockford Art Museum Spiezer Collection, Fall 2009
Evanston Arts Center, Works on Paper, 2007, Gallery 33, Chicago Images, 2007
Morpho Gallery, Photography, 2007,
State of Illinois Building, Illinois Photographers, June 2004)
Gallery 415, War and Peace (June - July 2004), Ed Paschke curated exhibit
Room-Ba Gallery (2003-2004)
State of Illinois Building Chicago, Survey of Illinois Photographers, (Jan.- Feb. 2002 )
(My work was the poster art for the exhibit)
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (Invitational - 12 Person), 1994
College of Du Page, 1999
Chan. 5 TV Gallery in Charlotte, N.C. (3 Person), 1994
North Lakeshore Cultural Center (5 Person), 1992,
Gallery 58, 1990-1,
College of Du Page, 1988
Prism Gallery (3 Shows), 1990-91

Spiezer Collection, Maria Smithburg Collection, Rockford Museum of Art
Sakima Museum Japan, Many Private Collections across the US, Canada

Print Credits:
Work has appeared in the following on several occasions:
Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, The Reader, Dance Magazine, Newhouse Newspaper Chain, Jefferson Park Digest, Kaleidoscope Magazine, WNIB-WNIZ (Classical 97 FM) (for whom I do the monthly Program Guide Artwork), Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. Work has appeared in many small newspapers and magazines

Graphic Work:
WNIB-WNIB Radio, Chicago Repertory Dance Ensemble (Resident Designer), National Ballet of Ireland (Dublin), Chicago Moving Company, Akasha Dance Company, Hilton Hotels, Facets International Children’s Film Festival, Organic Theatre, Body Politic Theatre, Court Studio Theatre, Music Theatre Workshop, The Lira Singers, Akasha Dance Company, Chicago Artists Coalition, Illinois Alliance for the Arts, Project Leap, IVI-IPO, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, Esperanza Institute, and many more art , dance, theater and public service groups.

Theatrical Design:
Active as a set designer for modern dance, most notably with The Chicago Repertory Dance Ensemble, The Dublin City Ballet and The National Ballet of Ireland (where my work appeared on Unitel Television) and other groups and choreographers

Art and MusicCritic for Big Shoulders’s Magazine (presently)
Art Critic for Red Magazine (2001- 2003)
Frequent Reporter, Writer and Critic for Chicago Artist’s News
Song and opera texts for various composers, including Dan Tucker and Claudia Howard Queen

Illinois Arts Council Grant, 2013
Illinois Arts Council Grant, 2011
City of Chicago CAAP Grant, on five separate occasions

Curator: Health In the Arts Gallery. Current
Associate Curator: Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare, Current
City of Chicago CAAP Grant judge for Photography and Painting (for 6 years)
President of Hild Cultural Center overseeing its development, a City of Chicago
3 million dollar project, currently the “Old Town School of Folk Music.”
Founding member Chicago Artists Coalition, Director of External Affairs, Chair
of Fair Practices Committee, Board Member for several years
Board Member, Independent Voters of Illinois, four years
Writer and Reporter for several art journals, including the Chicago Artists News.
Lecturer on Chicago Art History
Scholar of Art and Classical Music History


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