Virginia Roeder

Virginia is a professional artist and painter whose works focus on color and geometry. Her influences include Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn. She was a member of Jan Cicero Gallery in Chicago and taught at two state universities, Wisconsin and Missouri.


  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - M.F.A.
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago - M.A.


Acrylic painting, silkscreen mono-prints

Areas of focus:

Non-objective painting, geometric landscapes, silkscreen monoprints, abstract landscapes


Exhibition highlights:

  • "Tranquil Tension," two-person, The Saw Room Gallery, Evanston, IL - 2019-2020
  • "Open Spaces/Quiet Places," two-person, Re-Invent Gallery, Lake Forest, IL - 2016
  • "Bare Walls," competitive, Sullivan Gallery, Chicago, IL - 2004-2009
  • "Caurio Guadelupe Butterfly Mural," invitational, Zamora, Mexico - 2007
  • One person, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL - 1980

Other interests and inspirations:

Reading, traveling, singing at the North Shore Choral Society

Publication highlights:

  • "Art News Magazine," review by David Elliot - November 1980
  • "40 Painters from 40 Universities," catalogue - 1974-75

Virginia's teaching style:

She emphasizes individual creativity as well as the power of color and color mixing, seeing carefully, and using the entire space. In her art surveys, she emphasizes understanding influences, seeing the relationship between form and technique, and use of positive and negative space.

Virginia loves EAC because . . .

The students are motivated to learn and to explore new creative ideas. Her art surveys provide time for discussing famous artworks and influences in the times they were created.

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