The State Street Gallery

The State Street Gallery at Robert Morris University Illinois is an outlet for art education and cultural enrichment for Robert Morris and the extended community. Its exhibitions contribute to the University’s educational curriculum and provide exposure to professional work including traditional, contemporary, multi-media as well as multi-cultural events to the University’s students, employees and the surrounding community.

The gallery is located in the loop at 401 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60605. It is free and open to the public Monday through Thursday, 10:00am to 6:00pm with the exception of holidays and the University’s closings.


Exhibitions at the State Street Art Gallery

Variations in Wax

This exhibit of encaustic work focuses on the variety of ways contemporary artists use the ancient medium. Encaustic is an ancient medium that combines beeswax, pigment and heat. the word, “encaustic” comes from the Greek word “enkaustikos” which means “to burn.”

A juried selection of encaustic works by:  Dan Addington, Alicia Forestall-Boehm, Maja Bosen, Cat Crotchett, Laurie Danch, Helen Dannelly, VA DePintor, Linda Sorkin Eisenberg, Shelley Gilchrist, Carol Hamilton, Jeff Hirst, Nikkole Huss, Katsy Johnson, Catherine Keebler, Mary Krebs, Ginny Krueger, Pat Lagger, Laura LaRue, Cindy Lesperance, Cheryl Marshall, Joycelyn Merchant, Jane Michalski, Ahavani Mullen, Carol Myers, Kathy Roman, Robin Samiljan, Michele Thrane, and Karen Tichy

Showing: March 11 – April 15, 2019
Artists’ Reception: March 21, 2019 | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

RMU Jazz Ensemble will perform at 4:00 p.m.

The Global Village through an Asian Artist’s Eyes

Select work by Yuanwei Yang

Showing: January 7 – February 28, 2019

Artists’ Atlas: Mapping Their Journey

A multi-media exhibition featuring a group of nine Chicago artists exploring and mapping their locations, memories, and identities. Artists include Kass Copeland, Deanna Krueger, Alan Emerson Hicks, Jason Messinger, Matt Nichols, Emily Rapport, Jordan Scott, Marya Veeck and Joey Wozniak.

Showing: September 24 – December 20, 2018

Proposal Entries

Artists wishing to apply for an exhibit, please contact Shelley at or call 312.935.4086.