Selected Exhibit History

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Mark Yee

Solo Shows, Distinctions and Awards
  • Chinese American Museum of Chicago
    • June 2018
  • Elmhurst Art Museum, Artists' Guild Winter Show
    • Third Place Award, January 2017
      • Juried by Phillip Herrold, Director of the Enclave Project
      • EAG newsletter
  • Boca Raton Museum of Art, The Artists' Guild
    • Assistant to the Juror, April 2017, Member's Show
  • Smart Museum, Art Jam, Public Art Making, Solo Artist, January 2017
  • Acquisitions of Fine Art, Hinsdale, IL
    • Abstract Impressionism & Urban Remains, Solo Show, April 2017
      • press coverage in Hinsdale Living
  • Arts in Bartlett, Bartlett, IL
    • Abstract Art Exhibition, Featured Artist, May - July 2015
      • press by The Daily Herald
  • Bucktown Chicago Public Library
    • No Negative Space, Solo Show, December 2011
      • related press by Our Urban Times
  • Chicago Public Library
    • Asian Heritage Month
      • Edgewater Library, 2017
      • Lincoln-Belmont Library, Solo Show, 2016
        • artist talk
      • Harold Washington Library, 2015
      • Clearing Branch, Solo Show, 2014
      • Woodson Regional Library, Solo Show, 2013
  • Awards and Recognition
    • Elmhurst Artist Guild, 3rd Place, Spring 2017, Member Show at the Elmhurst Art Museum
    • Blick Art, Fall 2017, Honorable Mention
    • Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago, Board Member appreciation award
    • Illinois Humanities, Minority Artist Grant recipient, January 2018
    • Alderman Scott Waguespack, Letter of Recognition for Bucktown Library
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2-person shows
  • Gallery H, Three Oaks, Michigan
    • Two-Person Show, Summer 2015
    • Black Cloud Gallery, Chicago, IL
      • Rivazzi and Yee, Two-Person Show, November 2011
        • press Chicago Arts District
        • press Windy City Art Happenings
        • press Now You Know events
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    4-person shows
    • Black Cloud Gallery
      • Artistic Symbiosis, 4 person show, May 2012
        • press coverage by Chicago Weekly
    • West Elm, Lincoln Park, IL
      • Celebration of Four Local Artists, November 2011
        • press mention in Michigan Avenue Magazine


    Key Exhibits
    • Hyde Park Art Center
      • Not Just Another Pretty Face, 2014, 2017
        • press - catalogue, 2014, 2017
      • Front and Center, August 2012
        • press - Weekly Gallery Crawl and ArtSlant
        • interview Hyde Park Art Center blog
      • 4833 Conference Space, April 2012
        • interview HPAC newsletter

    • Black Cloud Gallery
      • Natural Selections, Group Show, May 2012
        • interview by Black Cloud Press
        • blog entry Behance
        • ArtWorld Chicago article
        • Chicago Arts District

    Gallery Representation
    • Acquisitions of Fine Art Gallery, December 2014 - current
    • Gallery Guichard, Chicago, IL, 2016
    • Gallery H, Three Oaks, Michigan, Summer 2015
    • Black Cloud Gallery, July 2011 - July 2014

    Press / Interviews
    • House Method Magazine, "Scraping the Surface: Inside a Painter’s Refined Wicker Park Home", September 2018
    • Voyage Chicago Magazine, "Meet Mark Yee, Large-Scale Abstract Artist in Avondale 2018", August 2018
    • Luxe Magazine, "This Chicago Home Embraces Art, Design and Expression" August 2017
    • Chicago Interiors Magazine, Summer 2015
      • Tom Stringer Design ad 
    • Black Cloud Press, Interview, May 2012
    • Michigan Avenue Magazine, Weekender, June 2011




    Artist Talks and Teaching

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    • University of Chicago, "Follow Your Career or Follow Your Dream?", November 2016
    • University of Chicago, "How to Fundraise for the Arts", November 2016
    • Chicago Public Library, Lincoln-Belmont Branch, "Essentials for Artists and Entrepreneurs", May 2016
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    • Arts in Bartlett, Artist Talk, June 2015 
    • Harold Washington Library, The Business of Art, Artist Survival Guide, Chicago, IL, May 2015
    • Elmhurst Artists Guild, The Business of Art, Elmhurst, IL, February 2015
            ____________
    • University of Chicago, Pierce Hall, "Changing Careers, from Finance to Art", June 2014
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    • Platform Studios, Harrington Design Students, Career Talk, March 2013



    Selected Highlights      

    • Boca Raton Museum of Art, Artist Guild, Featured Artist in Guild Newsletter, March 2017
    • University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 
    • Exhibit, Resident Master Quarters, October 2016
    • Chicago Exchange Art Fair, September 2016
    • Hubbard Street Lofts, Chicago Artists Month, October 2014
    • Steve Quick Jeweler
      • Todd Reed Trunk Show, December 2014
        • press DO312
      • Solo Show
        • press - Michigan Avenue Magazine Weekender Report
    • Chicago Art Department, Off Center, curated by Mike Nourse, March 2014
        • press - 60 Inches From Center
    • Hubbard Street Lofts, Chicago Artists Month, October 2013
    • Black Cloud Gallery, Anniversary Celebration, September 2011
      • press - Chicago Art Magazine, Chicago Art Map
      • featured on Apartments.com
    • Ravenswood Artwalk, October 2011


    Curatorial

      • Victory Gardens Theater
      • Alderman Scott Waguespack's office
      • Bucktown Chicago Public Library
        • interview in Our Urban Times


    Education 

      ·     Illinois Speaks: Elective Studies Community Gathering

    ·    "Art and Placemaking - Authenticity in making art", January 2017

    ·    "Art and Placemaking - Remembrance and Legacy in art making", February 2017


    ·     Illinois Humanities Elective Studies

    ·    Dr. Eugenia Chang, "How to Bake Pi", October 2016

    ·    Young Jean Lee, "Master Class",  November 2016

    ·    Dr. John Novembre, "Visualizing Human Genetic Diversity", February 2017

    ·    Dr. Heather Schoenfeld, "The Origins of Mass Incarceration", March 2018

    ·    Dr. Rueben Jonathon Miller, "The Afterlife of Mass Incarceration", May 2018





    Art Institute of Chicago, Auxiliary Board Member Enrichment Events

      ·     Mirroring China's Past: Emperors and their Bronzes, tour with Tao Wang
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      ·     America After the Fall, tour with curator Judith Barter
      ·     August 2016

      ·     Van Gogh's Bedroom, Art Institute of Chicago, tour with curator Gloria Groom

    ·     May 2016


      ·     The New Contemporary, tour with Associate Curator, Kate Nesin
      ·     March 2016


    ·     Making Place: The Architecture of David Adjaye, tour with David Adjaye

    ·    September 2015


    ·     Charles Ray exhibit, tour with James Rondeau

    ·   August 2015

      ·   Hyde Park Art Center, August 2015, talk with Charles Ray

      ·     Print and Drawing Department, tour with Jean Goldman

    ·   January 2015


      ·     Magritte Lecture, tour with Stephanie D'Alessandro

    ·   July 2014


    ·     Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity, tour with curator Gloria Groom

    ·    May 2013


    ·     Picasso in Chicago, tour with curator Stephanie D'Alessandro

     ·    February 2013

    ·     Jaharis Gallery Tour, tour with Karen Manchester

    ·    November 2012

        ·     Fashioning the Object, Bless, Boudica and Sandra Buckland, tour with artist Sandra Buckland

    ·     April 2012


      ·     Luminarts Cultural Foundation
      ·    Chicago Artists Month Lecture 2013, 2014

      ·     Civic & Arts Foundation
      ·    Creating a Market for Culture, Panel discussion; moderator James Yood, panelists; Valerie Carberry, Tony Karman, Mark Lyman and Andrew Rafacz, October 3, 2012

    ·     Hyde Park Art Center, The Center Program, June - December 2012

     

    ·     DePaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, MBA, Finance

     

    ·     Loyola University of Chicago, BBA, Finance

     

    Professional Experience 

    ·      Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, National Product Office