Photograph of Christina Ramberg

Image courtesy of Lorri Gunn Wirsum 

Chicago Mag Profiles Long-Awaited Retrospective of Christina Ramberg

Opening on April 20, Christina Ramberg: A Retrospective at the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) is the first solo exhibition on a School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) alum-turned-teacher’s work in 30 years. Chicago Mag profiled the show co-curated by Thea Liberty Nichols and Mark Pascale.

Ramberg (BFA 1968, MFA 1973) was a member of the iconic Chicago Imagists, a teacher at SAIC, and served as chair of the Painting and Drawing Department before her passing in 1995. She is most famously known for her stylized paintings of cinched waists and fragmented female bodies. AIC’s retrospective aims to build a more comprehensive profile of the artist, exhibiting paintings, quilts, and collected ephemera such as diaries and dolls.

The retrospective is on view through August 11.