Roland Kulla Landscape Painting - Calumet Vista - Iron and Steel Girder Bridge, Contemporary Photorealist Painting
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Roland Kulla
Calumet Vista - Iron and Steel Girder Bridge, Contemporary Photorealist Painting

2017

About

This painting captures a spiderweb like red iron girder beam steel bridge. Roland has always been fascinated by the built environment. Reflecting on what the structures tell about their builders as well as their interaction with nature and the results of time. He focuses on the engineering ingenuity that created Chicago’s many bridges. Structural elements are abstracted from their context and painted with a hard-edged realism on a scale that highlights the monumentality of the forms. Roland Kulla Calumet Vista acrylic on canvas 48h x 64w in 121.92h x 162.56w cm ROK004 Solo Exhibitions: 2017 ZIA Gallery, Winnetka, IL 2016 New York City Transit. George Billis Gallery, New York 2015 Chicago River South Branch Bridges. ZIA Gallery, Winnetka, IL 2014 East River Bridges. George Billis Gallery, New York, New York James Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2013 ZIA Gallery, Winnetka, IL. Washington County Museum of Fine Art, Hagerstown, MD. 2012 Fermilab, Batavia, IL 2011 Berliner Liste. ARTexhibitionLink, Berlin, Germany 2010 Urban Patterns. George Billis Gallery, New York, NY ZIA Gallery, Winnetka, IL 2008 International Bridge Conference, Pittsburgh, PA 2007 Bridging New York. George Billis Gallery, New York, NY 2006 Thos. Moser Chicago Showroom, Chicago, IL Elemental Boston. Gallery Katz; Boston, MA. Iconic Chicago. Fine Arts Building Gallery; Chicago, IL 2005 Rosewood Arts Center; Kettering, Ohio Illinois Institute of Technology: Chicago, IL 2004 Rust. Fine Arts Building Gallery; Chicago, IL Steel Beauty. Steeple Gallery; St. John, IN 2003 Nuts and Bolts. The University Club; Chicago, IL Bridge Works. Iowa State University; Ames, IA 2002 Constructs. The Union League Club; Chicago, IL Transitions. School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago; Chicago, IL Nuts and Bolts. Fine Arts Building; Chicago, IL Nuts and Bolts. The Illinois Institute of Art; Chicago, IL 2001 Constructs. Fine Arts Building Gallery; Chicago, IL 1999 Solitude. Bloomingdale Art Museum; Bloomingdale, IL Local Color. Catholic Theological Union; Chicago, IL 1998 Vedanta Gallery; Chicago, IL 1997 J.R. Kortman Gallery; Rockford, IL Selected Group Exhibitions: 2019 EARTH WIND FIRE, Gallery Victor Armendariz, Chicago, IL 2017 Industrialism in the 21st Century. Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston, TX BAC 5th Annual Competition. Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL 2016 End of the Year Group Exhibition. ZIA Gallery, Winetks, IL SOFA. George Billis Gallery, Chicago, IL New York City. George Billis Gallery, New York, NY Rockford Biennial. Rockford Museum of Art, Rockford, IL Hard to Believe. Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL Aspects of Realism. Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL 2014 BAC 2nd Annual Competition. Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL 57th Mid State Art. Evansville Museum of Arts, Evansville, IL Chicago Show. ZIA Gallery, Winnetka, IL Between the Boroughs. George Billis Gallery, New York, NY Industrial Beauty. Georhe Billis Gallery, New York, NY 2013 Hyperreal. Three person show at the Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL. 2012 Art of Human Rights. Coalition Gallery, Chicago, IL 2011 Art Chicago. George Billis Gallery, Chicago, IL 3 Person Show. Willis Tower, Chicago, IL 2010 Architectural + Industrial Realism. 3 person show at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Md. Art Chicago. George Billis Gallery, Chicago, IL Rockford Biennial. Rockford Museum of Art, Rockford, IL Incised, Bitten and Gouged. Anchor Graphics and the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative. Ukrainian Museum of Art, Chicago, IL New York Moments. George Billis Gallery, New York, NY Gallery Artists: Selected Works. George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 2009 Red. Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL Architectural Abstractions. 2 person show at the Hinsdale Center for the Arts, Hinsdale, IL 2008 Art Against Aids, Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL Evanston Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL Art of Real Estate. Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL Purchase Award 2008 Biennial. Ft. Wayne Museum of Art, Ft. Wayne, IN 2007 Art Against Aids. Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL Roland Kulla and Ed Iverson at Corkscrew Pointe, McHenry, IL National Art Premeiere 2007. Elmurst Artist' Guild Gallery, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL Merit Award 2006 First Impressions. Christopher Art Gallery, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL Making A Place For Faith. Catholic Theological Union Art Gallery, Chicago, IL Reflections of the City. Look Gallery. Macy’s on State, Chicago, IL 30th Anniversary Exhibition, The Ragdale Foundation. Chicago, IL The Collection Exhibition, Illinois Institute of Art; Chicago, IL The Last Picture Show. FineArts Building Gallery, Chicago, IL 2006 Rockford Midwestern. Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL INK. Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge, IL. 2006 Biennial: Contemporary American Realism. Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Ft. Wayne, IN Perceptions of Solitude: 3 Person Show. Ohio State University, Mansfield, OH 2006 Biennial: Contemporary American Realism. Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Ft. Wayne, IN Perceptions of Solitude: 3 Person Show. Ohio State University, Mansfield, OH 2005 5 Chicago Artists, Art Source: Chicago, IL Contemporary Realism, Prairie State College Christopher Art Gallery; Chicago Heights, IL The Collection Exhibition, Illinois Institute of Art; Chicago, IL The Modern Landscape. Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL Summer Shorts. Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, IL. Edward Hospital, Naperville, IL. Gallery H, Three Oaks, MI Structure. Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL Living Artists Invitational. Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, IL Art on Paper International Competition. Artlink Gallery, Ft. Wayne, IN 4th Annual Juried Exhibition. Lemon Street Gallery, Kenosha, WI First Place Award Industrial Landscape. 2 person show. Crown Center Gallery, Loyola University; Chicago, IL 2004 Chicago Art Open. Chicago Artists’ Coalition: Chicago, IL. Short Series. Fine Arts Building Gallery: Chicago, IL Collector Exhibition. Illinois Institute of Art: Chicago, IL Purchase Award Resident/Non-Resident. Chicago Art Source: Chicago, IL Manhattan Athletic Club. George Billis Gallery; New York, NY Industrial Beauty. George Billis Gallery; New York, NY Inside/Outside. 2 person show. Brickton Art Center; Park Ridge, IL Big small Town. Around the Coyote; Chicago, IL Patterns of Texture. Illinois Institute of Art; Chicago, IL 2004 Biennial. Fort Wayne Museum of Art; Fort Wayne, IN. 2003 Right Brain/Left Brain. 2 person show Beverly Art Center; Chicago, IL Male Call. 3 person show. Barrington Area Arts Council; Barrington, IL Winter Invitational. The Painting Center, New York, NY Orleans Street Gallery. Pheasant Run Resort; St. Charles, IL Galex 37. Galesburg Civic Art Center; Galesburg, IL. Award of Excellence 13th Annual National Art Competition. Truman State University; Kirksville, MO Chicago Artists. Viridian Artists; New York, NY Small Works Show. Fine Arts Building Gallery; Chicago, IL 2002 Let There Be Light. Christopher Gallery, Prairie State College; Chicago Heights, IL 5th Annual Chicago Art Open. Chicago Artists’ Coalition; Chicago, IL FAB Gallery Group Show. Steeple Gallery; St. John, IN NWCC Group Show. Elmwood Park Public Library; Elmwood Park, IL Vicinity Biennial. Evanston Arts Center; Evanston, IL Urban Edges VI. Barrington Area Arts Council; Barrington, IL Honorable Mention Ragdale 25th Anniversary Show. Fine Arts Building Gallery; Chicago, IL Spectrum; Contemporary Art of Chicago. Chicago Athenaeum, Schaumburg, IL 2001 Fine Arts Building Show. Fine Arts Building; Chicago, IL 25th Annual Baer Art Competition. Beverly Art Center; Chicago, IL Best Figurative Work Chicago Art Open 2001. Chicago Artists’ Coalition; Chicago, IL Northern National. Nicolet College; Rhinelander, WI Merit Award Realism III International Exhibition. Period Gallery; Omaha, NE Special Recognition Award Members and Guests. Fine Arts Building Gallery; Chicago, IL Reach! Tombo; Chicago, IL Art Scene Chicago 2000. Fine Arts Building Gallery; Chicago, IL Art Scene Chicago 2000. Chicago Athenaeum; Schaumburg, IL 2000 Fine Arts Building Group Show. Fine Arts Building Gallery; Chicago, IL It’s For Real. Norris Gallery; St. Charles, IL Chicago Art Open 2000. Chicago Artists’ Coalition; Chicago, IL Ah Men ’00. Barrington Area Arts Council; Barrington, IL Opposite Attractions. 2 person show. insideART; Chicago, IL 1999 23rd Annual Baer Art Competition. Beverly Art Center; Chicago, IL Chicago Art Open 1999. Chicago Artists’ Coalition; Chicago, IL Ah Men ’99. Barrington Area Arts Council; Barrington, IL Annual Juried Show. Arts for Living Center; Burlington, IA Regional Show XIV. Southside Art League; Greenwood, IN Art and Music Festival. Norris Gallery; St. Charles, IL 20th Biennial Exhibition. South Bend Regional Museum of Art; South Bend, IN Perceptions of Solitude. 3 person exhibition, Laura Sprague Art Gallery, Joliet, IL 1998 Perceptions of Solitude. 3 person exhibition, Alliance for the Varied Arts; Logan, Utah 48th Annual Quad-State Exhibition. Quincy Art Center; Quincy, IL 3rd Annual National Small Works Exhibition. An Art Place; Chicago, IL Chicago Beyond. Vedanta Gallery; Chicago, IL Personal Sightings III. Blanden Museum of Art; Fort Dodge, IA 1998 Biennial. Fort Wayne Museum of Art; Fort Wayne, IN Urban Edges II. Barrington Area Arts Council; Barrington, IL 1997 Perceptions of Solitude. 3 person exhibition. University of Wisconsin-Parkside; Kenosha, WI Informal. Vedanta Gallery; Chicago, IL Northern National Juried Art Competition. Nicolet College; Rhinelander, WI Art and Music Festival. Norris Gallery; St. Charles, IL 12th Annual Juried Art Exhibit. John. G. Blank Center for the Arts; Michigan City, IN Urban Edges. Barrington Area Arts Council; Barrington, IL Best of Show Award Art of Diversity III. An Art Place; Chicago, IL Shapes and Images. Norris Gallery; St. Charles, IL 1996 Members’ Show. Suburban Fine Arts Center; Highland Park, IL Small Works Show. Eclectic Gallery; Tucson, AZ Vicinity Exhibition. Norris Gallery; St. Charles, IL National Pastel Painting Exhibition. Hispanic Arts Center; Albuquerque, NM A Square Deal. Acme Arts Center; Chicago, IL 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition. Shelby Art League; Shelby, NC Northern National Art Competition. Nicolet College; Rhinelander, WI 1996 Stateline Vicinity Exhibition. The Rockford Art Museum; Rockford, IL 1995 Vicinity Exhibition. Norris Gallery; St. Charles, IL 19th Annual Baer Art Competition. Beverly Art Center; Chicago, IL Harvest Biennial Regional Exhibition. Jay County Arts Council; Portland, IN 20th Annual Members Show. Hyde Park Art Center; Chicago, IL Area Invitational Art Exhibition. Aurora University; Aurora, IL 1994 18th Annual Baer Art Competition. Beverly Art Center; Chicago, IL Publications: 2016 American Art Collector, July and August issues 2015 American Art Collector Sheridan Road Magazine, April, 2015 Channel 7 Chicago special feature 2014 American Art Collector, May 2014 Issue 103 2013 New American Paintings Vol. 107 American Art Collector Roland Kulla: catalog published by ZIA Gallery 2012 American Art Collector 2010 American Collector 2009 American Collector 2007 American Art Collector 2006 American Collector 2005 American Collector 2004 New American Paintings Vol. 53 American Collector Living Artists. Crow Woods Press 2002 Whetstone (cover art); Barrington Area Arts Council 1999 Art Scene Chicago 2000. Crow Woods Press Teaching: 2003 Presenter, Self Employment in the Arts Conference, North Central College; Naperville, IL Curatorial: 2011 Juror, 57th St. Art Fair, Chicago, IL 2006 Juror, 57th St. Art Fair, Chicago, IL 2005 Juror, Fountain Square Art Festival, Evanston, IL 2004 Chair, Exhibition Committee. Fine Arts Building Gallery 2002 Co-director, 5th Annual Chicago Art Open. Chicago Artists’ Coalition Artist Residency: 2007 Ragdale Foundation; Lake Forest, IL 2001 Ragdale Foundation; Lake Forest, IL 2000 Ragdale Foundation; Lake Forest, IL 1996 Oxbow; Saugatuck, MI Education: Master of Arts 1976 The School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude 1970 Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY Affiliations: The Art Institute of Chicago, Member; 1995-present Board Member, The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL 2002-2012 Ragdale Life Trustee 2012

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  • Dimensions
    H 48 in. x W 64 in.H 121.92 cm x W 162.56 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    LU55435083382
  • Seller Reference Number
    ROK004
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