Lois Long

LOIS A. LONG has been a professional artist, photographer and teacher for over 40 years. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, Chicago, IL. She has taught at North Park University, Northwestern University, Evanston Township High School and several Chicago Public High Schools. She has had numerous art exhibits both one person and group shows in the Metropolitan area of Chicago and the midwest. Several traveling shows have taken her work across the U.S. and to China.

Her solo exhibitions include shows at ARC Gallery, the Botanical Garden of Chicago at Glencoe, North Park University, Truman College, all in the Chicago area. Among her group exhibitions are the artists of Gallery 654,“The Intimate Eye”, Artemesia Gallery, “The Kodak Show”, Columbus Gallery, School of the Art Institute, “Vehicles”, Dittmer Gallery, Northwestern University, “Evanston & Vicinity Show”, Evanston Art Center, “New Horizons in Art”, the Cultural Center of Chicago, in the Chicago metropolitan area as well as “the Magic Silver Show”, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, “Past (iche), Post and Future”, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida Photo Centre Gallery, Wanchai, Hong Kong China.

Long has been awarded a number of grants, fellowships, and purchase awards including several from the Illinois Arts Council  to pursue work in color photography. She has been a community representative in the 1% for Art Program at the Sulzer Regional Library Project in Chicago and a guest lecturer at several area colleges and Associations. Her work can be found in numerous corporate, private and public collections including the University Museum at Southern Illinois University and the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine Wisconsin.