The Gallery within the Gordon Parks Arts Hall promotes artistic and cultural awareness by exhibiting works of art for the Laboratory Schools, the University of Chicago, and the broader Chicago community. It serves to amplify our aesthetic and intellectual life on campus both by displaying the work of Lab students, faculty, and alumni, and by holding special exhibits. A focal point within the integrated arts environment fostered by Gordon Parks Hall, the gallery provides a forum for promoting visual acuity and for discussing a wide range of questions, both formal and cultural.
Louise LeBourgeois ’81 is an artist, writer, educator, open water swimmer, and an open water swim coach. She attended U-High for three years, graduating in 1981. She attended Kenyon College in Ohio for two years, then transferred to University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she graduated with a BS in Art in 1985. She earned a BFA in painting and drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1990, an MFA in painting from Northwestern University in 1994, and an MFA in creative writing-nonfiction from Columbia College Chicago in in 2016.
Louise lives and works in Chicago. She teaches in the Art and Art History Department at Columbia College Chicago. Her work is represented by Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco and Claire Carino Contemporary in Boston. She is a member of the Swedish Fish Masters swim team, and coaches open water swimming with Tri-Masters.
Her paintings will be on exhibit in Corvus Gallery September 22–November 17.
Join the Laboratory Schools community for the exhibit opening on Friday, September 22, 4–7 p.m.
Gordon Parks Arts Hall
5815 South Kimbark Avenue