Solo Exhibition:
Fellowship 15>>>>
Silver Eye Center for Photography
1015 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15203
Jan 16 - March 21, 2015


Lost in the Woods>>>>
Nightingale Cinema
1084 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL
Sept 10, 2014
program of short moving image works by Olivia Ciummo and Christopher Meerdo. Their works, though aesthetically divergent, provoke patient observation vs. anxiety driven themes. Taking cues, leaving footprints, stealing apathy, appropriating transcendence and encapsulating it—non-sequiturs become the texture and a summary that repeats and replicates, inviting perpetuity. This first co-screening by the artists brings together both recent and unseen projects. Both artists will be present following the screening.

Artist in Residence:
8550 ohio>>>>
Summer 2014

Solo Exhibition:
The Hills Esthetic Center
128 N. Campbell, Chicago IL 60612
June 14 - July 12, 2014

This Might Not Be for Now>>>>
CABINET Magazine/Public Fiction
May 7/May 15, 2014
Curated by the Skowhegan Alliance. Works by Elliot Bassman, Bonnie Begusch, Sanford Biggers, Julia Brown, Matthew Day Jackson, Art Johnson, Nicholas Johnston, Lilly McElroy, Tricia McLaughlin, Mores McWreath, Christopher Meerdo, Rosemarie Padovano, David Politzer, Amy Ruhl, Christopher Samuels, Pascual Sisto, Rodrigo Valenzuela, and Abbey Williams.

Skowhegan Awards Dinner>>>>
Gotham Hall NYC
April 29, 2014
HONORING THEASTER GATES Medal for Sculpture in the Expanded Field Presented by Carrie Mae Weems F '00 KATE D. LEVIN Award for Exceptional Civic Leadership Presented by Fred Wilson F '95 LUCY LIPPARD F '79 Governors' Award for Outstanding Service to Artists Presented by Joyce Kozloff F '98 LOUISE & LEONARD RIGGIO Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Award for Outstanding Patronage of the Arts Presented by Richard Serra F '85 PERFORMANCE JANINE ANTONI F '98 & STEPHEN PETRONIO

Group Exhibition:
Jekyl & Hyde
1227 E 54th St Chicago IL 60615
May 10 - June 7, 2014
With work from Pamela Fraser, Lauren Silva, Gamaliel Rodriguez, Jesse McLean, Paul Preissner, Assaf Evron, Tyler McPhee, Daniel Baird, Mike Calway-Fagen, Christopher Meerdo, Susan Giles , and Ania Jaworska

Three Person Exhibition:
First Person Third Person>>>>
Lease Agreement
3718 Ellerslie Ave. Baltimore, MD 21218
April 27 - May 25, 2014
With works from Lauren Edwards, Christopher Meerdo, and Kate O'Neill

Solo Exhibition:
In The Pines
130 South Jackson St. Jackson, WY 83001
March 1 - April 6, 2014
Opening sponsored by Brennivín

Group Exhibition:
Expecting Reality>>>>
Second Street Gallery
115 Second Street SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
March 7 - March 29, 2014

Artist in Residence:
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture>>>>
Summer 2013

Participants Include:
Samantha Adler de Oliveira, Luis Alonzo, Trevor Amery, Jonathan Armistead, Prerna Bishnoi, Julia Bland, Milano Chow, Oreen Cohen, Danilo Correale, Xavier Cunilleras, Cristina de Miguel, John Dombroski, Anastasia Douka, Zachary Fabri, Mauro Giaconi, Daniel Giles, R. E. H. Gordon, Shadi Harouni, Joshua Haycraft, Tzion Hazan, Sarah Hewitt, Shana Hoehn, Mira Hunter, Adelita Husni-Bey, Anthony Iacono, Sacha Ingber, Kristian Blomstroem, Johansson Nicholas Johnston, Ian Jones, Megan Liu Kincheloe, Gary LaPointe Jr., Lindsay Lawson, Megan Ledbetter, Nancy Lupo, Mores McWreath, Christopher Meerdo, Fabiola Menchelli Tejeda, Harold Mendez, Joiri Minaya, Stacy Mohammed, Michael Muelhaupt, Lavar Munroe, Michaela Murphy, Jordyn Oetken, Benjamin Pederson, Sondra Perry, Daniel Petraitis, Ralph Pugay, Ronny Quevedo, Jaime Eduardo Restrepo, Omar Rodriguez Graham, Michael Royce, Vabianna Santos, Avery Singer, Becky Suss, Walter Sutin, Erik Swanson, Sarah Tortora, Leila Tschopp, Rodrigo Valenzuela, Seneca Weintraut, May Wilson, and Yunyi Yi

Visiting Artists Include:
Matthew Brannon, Marie Lorenz, Sheila Pepe, RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co), Mickalene Thomas, Charles Atlas, Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Dona Nelson, Trevor Paglen, Lorraine O'Grady, and Kate Valk

Interview with BITE Magazine>>>>

Group Exhibition:
Whisper Down The Lane>>>>
Gallery 400
400 S. Peoria Street, Chicago, IL 60607
Opening reception: Fri, July 12
show runs through August 24, 2013
with work from:
Emanuel Almborg, Judith Brotman, Dana DeGiulio, Cayetano Ferrer, Krista Franklin, Aaron Frisby, Karolina Gnatowski, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Brad Hayes, Clive Hodgson, Elizabeth Isakson-Dado, Merlin James, Olalekan B. Jeyifous, Katie Kahn and Terri Kapsalis, David Leggett, Christopher Meerdo, Susan Morris, Deirdre O'Dwyer, R.E.P., J.P. Rodman, Scott Ruff, Cauleen Smith, Stephanie Syjuco, Lena Tutunjian, Richard Walker, Jocko Weyland, Amanda Williams, and Nathan Williams.

Group Exhibition:
No Gods No Masters>>>>
Chicago Artists Coalition
217 N. Carpenter Street, Chicago, IL 60607
Opening reception: Fri, May 10, 6-9pm
show runs through May 30, 2013
Three-person exhibition featuring work by Jesse Butcher, James T. Green, and Christopher Meerdo curated by Teresa Silva for HATCH Projects

Benefit Auction:
Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center>>>>

sine qua non featured at Window, Ashville, NC>>>>

Solo Exhibition:
Document Gallery
845 W Washington 3rd Floor, Chicago IL 60607
opening reception: Fri Mar 15th 2013 - 5-8 pm
show runs through Aprl 20th 2013
Exhibition text by Emily Kay Henson >>>>

Interview with Art21>>>>

Benefit Auction:
Dark Room: MOCP's 2013 Benefit Auction>>>>
Museum of Contemporary Photography
195 East Delaware Place
Chicago, IL
Thurs Feb 28 2013 - 5:30-9:30 pm

with work from:
Julie Blackmon, Eric William Carroll, Helicopter Ride with Terry Evans, David Hartt, Sheree Hovsepian, Latitude Printing Session, Jason Lazarus, Lisa Lindvay Commission, Chris McCaw, Christopher Meerdo, New York Art Trip, Jan Theun van Reese, Joel Ross,Victoria Sambunaris, Sandro Commission, Christina Seely, Art Shay, Sze Tsung Leong, Bob Thall, Jan Tichy

Hyde Park Art Center @ MDW FAIR >>>>
Mana Contemporary Chicago
2233 South Throop Street  Chicago, IL 60608
Nov 9-11

artists include:
Bradley Biancardi, Deniz Ghul, Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford, Casilda Sanchez, Mike Schuh, Shane Ward, Heather Meckleson, Sarah Black, Industry of the Ordinary, Christopher Meerdo, Jessi T. Walsh, Michelle Harris, Aay Preston-Mynt, Neil Vandenbergh, and others…

Museum of Contemporary Photography >>>>

selected work is now included in the Midwest Photographer's Project - available by appointment in the print study room


HATCH Projects >>>>

artists include:
Noelle Allen, Jessica Bardsley, Victoria Bradford, Jesse Butcher, Theodore Darst, Chaz Evans, Kristina Felix, Brent Fogt, Amber Ginsburg, James Green, Rebecca Hamlin Green, Kasia Houlihan, Jordan Martins, Christopher Meerdo, Ryan Miller, Johana Moscoso, John Jacobs Meyer, Kristin Nason, Rebecca Parker, Mothergirl Performance, Nicholas Sagan, Matthew Schlagbaum, Hoyun Son and Latham Zearfoss.

curatorial support from:
Romi Crawford, Lisa Dorin, Sarah Herda, Lisa Yun Lee, Jessica Cochran, Happy Collaborationists, MK Meador and Teresa Silva

Group Exhibition:

Sea Change >>>>
Andrew Rafacz Gallery
835 W. Washington Blvd. 
Chicago IL 60607
Opens Thursday September 21, 2012, 4-7 pm

with work from:
Daniel Baird, Theodore Boggs, Jeremy Bolen, Zachary Buchner, Alex Chitty, Ron Ewert, Andreas Fischer, Cody Hudson, Richard Hull, Christopher Meerdo, Sarah Mosk, Holly Murkerson, B. Ingrid Olson, Kristina Paabus, Josh Reames, Daniel Shea, Peter Skvara, Scott Wolniak

Solo Exhibition:

Christopher Meerdo: Spore
Union League Club of Chicago
65 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
Opens Thursday October 4, 2012, 5-7:30 pm
Business casual attire (no jeans, t-shirts, or gym shoes)

Presented byThe University of Illinois at Chicago and The Union League Club of Chicago

Work featured in Excerpt Magazine>>>>

Group Exhibition:

Eastern Michigan University
Ford Gallery
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Show runs Sept 9 - Oct 5, 2012

with work from:
Gregory Bae, Nathaniel A. Foley, Andrew Jackson, and Christopher Meerdo

Group Exhibition:

The Plaines Project
1822 S. Desplaines St.
Chicago, IL
Opens Friday July 27, 6-10 pm

with work from:

Allison Wade, Benjamin Evans, Billy Buck, Brandon Wilson, Christopher Meerdo, Emily Kozik, Emily Souers, Erin O'Keefe, Erin Washington, Etta Sandry, Gaia Nardie Warner, Hans Nostdahl, Ian Addison Hall, Jason Judd, JC Steinbrunner, Jessica Bell, Kate Bieschke, Kathy Cho, Kayla Mattes, Kelly Lynn Jones, Kelly Parsell, Kjell Varvin, Kristi O'Meara, Liz McCarthy, Magalie Guerin, Malin Gabriella Nordin, Mia Christopher, Sherwin Tibayan, Trevor Powers, Victoria Martinez

Work featured in Composite Arts Magazine>>>>

Work featured in SuperMassiveBlacHole Magazine>>>>

Benefit Auction:

Roots and Culture Annual Spring Benefit Bash
Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center
1034 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL
Opens Sat April 28, 7-11 pm

with work from:

Alberto Aguilar, Lauren Anderson, Bill Berger, Jeremy Bolen, Elijah Burgher, The Butcher & Larder, Lilli Carré, Ryan Travis Christian, Arend deGruyter-Helfer, Craig Doty, Ryan Fenchel, Carson Fisk-Vittori, George Gittin, Sayre Gomez, Andy Hall, Jacob Christopher Hammes, Michelle Harris, John Henley, Andrew Holmquist, Michael Hunter, Carol Jackson, Jo Jackson & Chris Johanson, Jessica Labatte, Raquel Ladensack, George Liebert, Caleb Lyons, CJ Matherne, Eric May, Brian McNearney, Brendan Meara, Chris Meerdo, Heather Mekkelson, Michael Milano, Jayson Musson, Erin Nelson, Paul Nelson, Rachel Niffenegger, Jamisen Ogg, Angel Otero, Kim Piotrowski, Carmen Price, Steve Reinke, Michael Rea, Tyson Reeder, Andy Roche, Lisa Rybovich-Cralle, Ben Seamons, Geoffrey Todd Smith, Edra Soto, Robb Stone, Tony Tasset, Siebren Versteeg, Oli Watt, Kaylee Rae Wyant, Vanesa Zendejas

Group Exhibition:

Electric Darkness
SÍM Gallery
Hafnarstræti 16
101 Reykjavík, Ísland 
Show Opens:  Feb 10, 2012

Featuring the work of Abdolreza Aminlari, Margo Dooney, Fionnuala Doran, Niko Economidis, Verena Faisst, Aurèle Ferrier, Vera Hofmann & Sabine Schründer, Sarah Kaur, Keiko Kurita, and Christopher Meerdo

Group Exhibition:

FAX >>>>
DeVos Art Museum
Marquette, MI
Show Runs:  Jan 13 – Feb 26, 2012

Curated by João Ribas; co-organized with The Drawing Center, New York and Independent Curators International, New York.

Group Exhibition:

Lossy: Bolen/Ladensack/Meerdo/Nelson >>>>
Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center
1034 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL
Opens Friday Jan 20, 6-9 pm
Show Runs:  Jan 20 – Feb 19, 2012 - SHOW EXTENDED till Feb. 25

Work featured on Make Space Blog >>>>

Interview in California Printmaker Magazine >>>>
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Solo Exhibition:

Christopher Meerdo: Stalemate >>>>
Roxaboxen Exhibitions
2130 W. 21st St.
Chicago, IL
Opens Sunday Dec 11
Show Runs:  Dec 11 – Dec 25, 2011

Works on view at Leopold >>>>

Gallery 400's File Type exhibition reviewed on Art 21 Blog >>>>

Cipher featured on I heart photograph's blog >>>>

Group Exhibition:

Mouthing (the sentient limb) >>>>
Curated by Kelly Kaczynski
Hyde Park Art Center
Dates:  July 17 – October 16, 2011
Gallery 1 and The Jackman Goldwasser Catwalk Gallery

Artists include: Cameron Crawford, David Gracie, Rachel Herman, Yun Jeong Hong, Julia Klein, Dani Levanthal, Todd Mattei, Christopher Meerdo, Chris Naka, Erin O'Brien, Steve Reinke, Melanie Schiff, Amy Sillman

Group Exhibition:

File Type>>>>
Curated by Chaz Evans and Lorelei Stewart
June 17 - July 30
Opens - June 17 - 5-8 pm
Gallery 400
400 S. Peoria St
Chicago Illinois, 60622

Featuring the work of Mike Andrews, Jon Cates, Channel TWo, Anthony Discenza, Constant Dullaart, Eric Fleischauer, Patrick Lichty, Ei Jane Janet Lin & Miao Jiaxin, Todd Mattei, Jesse McLean, Chris Meerdo, Casey Reas, Steve Ruiz, and Siebren Versteeg.

Group Exhibition:

Curated by Jason Lazarus
June 17 - July 2
Opens - June 17 - 7-10 pm
Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219-21 South Morgan Street
Chicago Illinois, 60608

Almost Legal: 17 from UIC MFA @ MDW FAIR >>>>
3636 S Iron Street, Chicago 60609
Booth #224
Sat 4/23 1-10 pm
Sun 4/24 1-6 pm

UIC MFA Thesis Exhibition
Reception - Friday 4/22 - 5-8 pm
Artist Talks - Thursday 4/21 - 5:30-7 pm
Exhibition Runs 4/19 - 4/23
Gallery 400
400 S. Peoria St.
Chicago IL 60622

New collective website for MFA candidates at UIC-Chicago:

University of Illinois at Chicago - MFA Open Studios
Friday October 29, 2010 - 6:00 - 9:00 pm
UIC School of Art and Design Hall
400 S. Peoria St.

Artists include:
Mark Aguhar / Sebastian Aguirre / Claire Arctander / Melina Ausikaitis / Daniel Baird / Nina Barnett / Rebecca Beachy / Jeremy Bolen / Paul Cowan / Michael Gibisser / Mary Helena Clark / Kasia Houlihan / Mark Kent / Anthony Koerner / Raquel Ladensack / Andrew Mausert-Mooney / Brendan Meara / Christopher Meerdo / Marianna Milhorat / Paul Nelson / Tim Nickodemus / Aay Preston-Myint / Michael Radziewicz / Nicholas Rummler / Min Song / Stephanie Tisza / Neal Vandenbergh / Gwendolyn Zabicki / Latham Zearfoss

Christopher Meerdo: Reiteration
August 23 – September 24, 2010
Harper College Exhibition Space >>>
Palatine, IL

Artists Talk, Wednesday, September 15, 1:15 pm
Reception, Wednesday, September 15, 2:15 pm - 5 pm

September 22 – November 20, 2010
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts >>>
41 Sheldon Boulevard SE
Grand Rapids, MI

Opening Day, Wednesday, September 22, 6pm - 9pm

Union League Civic Arts Foundation
Reception, Thursday, May 20, 5pm - 7pm
65 W. Jackson St., Chicago, IL


Show Hours:
Thursday, April 29th: Previews Night
Friday, April 30: 11am - 7pm
Saturday, May 1: 11am - 7pm
Sunday, May 2: 11am - 6pm
Monday, May 3: 11am - 4pm
NEXT Art Fair - 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza - Chicago, IL 60654

UIC MFA GOLD: The public university sneaks into the marketplace.

New works by: Claire Arctander Melina Ausikaitis Daniel Baird Rebecca Beachy Olivia Ciummo Michael Gibisser Nick Harvey Maria Jonsson Raquel Ladensack Erin Leland Christopher Meerdo Rebecca Mir Mike Morris Paul Nelson Tim Nickodemus Orson Panetti Erik Peterson Aay Preston-Myint Michael Radziewicz Michael Sirianni Min Song Raychael Stine Stephanie Tisza Nicholas Wylie Allison Yasukawa Latham Zearfoss

Tentative booth locations: 7-9121, 7-9123, 7-9122, and 7-9224

NEXT: The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art April 30 - May 3, 2010 More than an art fair,

NEXT is a showcase for the world’s talents and an adventure in cutting-edge culture. An opportunity to redefine the relationship between art and its public, NEXT is a portal to seeing contemporary art in new, innovative, eye-opening ways. NEXT will include works from both commercial and non-commercial arts organizations--galleries, project spaces, art publications and key private contemporary collections from around the world.

Reception, Friday, June 26, 5 pm - 7pm

Aspect Ratio
December 4-18, 2009,
The Plaines Project
1822 S. Desplaines St.
Chicago, IL

Artists include: Melina Ausikatis, Joe Baldwin, Olivia Ciummo, Kelli Evans, Allyson Gibbs, Michael Gibisser, Rebecca Grady, Nicolas Harvey, Sarah Higgins, Audra Hubbell, Jillian Lindner, Christopher Margelis, Christopher Meerdo, Paul Nelson, Julio Rubio Obelleiro, Joseph Pankowski, Brittany Ransom, Min Song, Perrin Stamatis, Stephanie Tisza, Jeremy Tubbs, Pei Chi Yang

Reception, Friday, June 26, 5 pm - 7pm


University of Illinois at Chicago - MFA Open Studios
November 19, 2009 - 7-9:30 pm
Art & Design Building - 400 S. Peoria St.

Artists include: Michael Radziewicz Stephanie Tisza Rebecca Grady Mike Morris Orson Panetti Claire Arctander Kristen VanDeventer Aay Preston-Myint Olivia Ciummo Latham Zearfoss Raychael Stine Allison Yasukawa Michael Sirianni Tim Nickodemus Erin Leland Paul Nelson Christopher Meerdo Michael Gibisser Maria Jonsson Nick Harvey Melina Ausikaitis Min Song Erik Peterson Raquel Ladensack Nicholas Wylie Rebecca Beachy Daniel Baird

Chicago Gardens: Past and Present
June 17 – August 16, 2009
Chicago Tourism Center

Artists include Cathryn Bouzide, Danny Mansfield, Christopher Meerdo, Carolyn Ottmers, Brad Temkin and Andrew Young.

Reception, Friday, June 26, 5 pm - 7pm

Response: Art and the Art of Criticism
April 24 – May 30, 2009
I space Gallery >>>

Featured artists and critics include Fred Camper and Adelheid Mers; Janina Cziezadlo and Silvia Malagrino; Alicia Eler and Carrie Schneider; Jason Foumberg and Carol Jackson; Claire Wolf Krantz and Claire Prussian; Corey Postiglione and Duncan MacKenzie with Christian Kuras; Lane Relyea and Conrad Bakker; Polly Ullrich and Christopher Meerdo; Lori Waxman and Dianna Frid.

Panel Discussion: May 4, 1-2:30 pm

The Chicago Art Critics Association and I space present a panel discussion at Art Chicago located in the Merchandise Mart Conference Center.

Conversation with Polly Ullrich and Christopher Meerdo >>>

Exhibition Catalog >>>