Portrait by Young Cho Kim

Portrait by Young Cho Kim

Jacob van Loon is from northern Illinois, and currently lives and works in northern Colorado.

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b. 1986

EDUCATION

2014-15– MFA, Drawing, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
2011– BFA, Illustration, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
2007– Graphic Design, Photography Associates, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL
2004– Graphic Design Associates, Waukesha County Technical College, Waukesha, WI

EXPERIENCE

2006–C: Freelance Visual Artist, Chicago, IL
2014–15: Illustration Department Graduate Assistant, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
2014–C: Marketing and Design Assistant, Ellwood Museum, DeKalb, IL
2008–11: Gallery Assistant, Jack Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL
2007–8: Graphic Design Intern, Inflatable 3, Chicago, IL
2006–7: Photography Lab & Studio Assistant, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL

RECOGNITION

2015– Northern Illinois University, Jack Olson Scholarship
2014– Northern Illinois University, Graduate Tuition Waiver, DeKalb, IL
2013– Fourth Annual Exhibition, Juror's Choice, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL
2010– Ars Nova Juried Exhibition, Second Place, Jack Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL

EXHIBITIONS

2016

How High, Left Field, San Luis Obispo, CA
4839 North Damen, Chicago, IL
Mondo x SXSW, Austin, TX 

2015

Stations, Grace Albrecht Gallery, Bluffton University, Bluffton, OH [solo] 
Nice To Meat You, Gallery 214, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Think of this hand, Side Street Studios, Elgin, IL [solo] 
Raw | Refined, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL
Foliage, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA
New and Recent Works, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA
Originals, Mondo Gallery, Austin, TX
Wishlist, The Draw, Appleton, WI
Fourth Year Annual Exhibition, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2014

The Season of Spring, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA
Error Plain Gallery Spring Exhibition, Chicago, IL
Soho House, Chicago, IL, London, England [permanent collection]
Artists Across America, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA
First Year Graduate Review, Gallery 215, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Juried Graduate Exhibition, Jack Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL
Fashion Meets Art Annual, Salt Lake City, Utah
Third Year Annual Exhibition, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA 

2013

Error Plain Gallery Summer Exhibition, Chicago, IL
Fourth Annual Exhibition, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL
Gut Feeling, Lock & Key Gallery, Rockford, IL
Saints, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL
1501 W. Morse Ave., Chicago, IL 

2012

Mondo Gallery Grand Opening Exhibition, Mondo Gallery, Austin, TX
Universal Monsters, Mondo Gallery, Austin, TX

2011

Scientific Basis of Human Activity, Pleasant Street Gallery, DeKalb, IL
Ars Nova Juried exhibition, Jack Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL
NIU Illustration BFA portfolio exhibition, Pleasant Street Gallery, DeKalb, IL
Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibit, Jack Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL
The Machines are Winning- Sidney Lumet Tribute Series, The Laundry, Denver, CO
Devil Town, Gallery 1988, Melrose, LA

2010

Ars Nova juried Exhibition, Jack Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL

2009

Ars Nova Juried Exhibition, Jack Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL
Greenville Presents, Greenville, SC

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS, CRITIQUES

2014

Senior BFA Discourse, Department of Visual Art, North Dakota State University

2015

Bluffton University, Bluffton, OH
Stations, gallery talk at Grace Albrecht Gallery
Painting demonstration & process, Bluffton Art Department

North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
Visiting Artist in Residence [presentation, critique, demonstration]
Guest Juror, Curator, 2015 Student Exhibition at Renaissance Gallery, Renaissance Hall

COMMISSIONS

[painted works, drawn works]
Haish, 2015
de Tonti, 2015
Holbrook, 2015
Nehring [landing at dusk], 2015
Pershing, 2014
Station V, 2014
Collider III, 2014
Station VI, 2014
Hamilton [Station VII], 2014
Station VIII, 2014
Collider IV [Truss], 2014
Holbrook, 2014
The Confluence, 2014
Skull City II, 2014
Plenum, 2014
Tama, 2013
Quincy Station, 2013
Lead Shot Stars I-IV, 2013
Station II, 2013
Station III, 2013
Station IV, 2013
Homan Square, 2013
Pedesis, 2012
Singapore, Michigan, 2012
Into Lists, 2012
Dogtown Common, 2012
Ink Studies I&II, 2012
Cartograph, 2011
Arbor, 2011
Madison & Kohlhase, 2011
Cobalt Pools, 2010
Lower Wacker, 2010

PUBLICATIONS

Art Meets Fashion SS 2015
Satan Fan Club #2
, 2013

SELECTED PRESS

Chad Wys, Yiching Lin, Artchipel: A Conversation With Chad Wys
Part I / Part II / Part III / Part IV / Part V / Part VI
Christina Kwan, Tide and Bloom: Creative Masters
Fred Spears, Pixel Union Spotlight
Abbie & Jessie Cohen, NeverLazy Magazine. [interview]
Paige Bravin, Thalo Magazine. [interview]
Adam J. Pritchett, The Rhumboogie. [interview]
Vivian Hua, Layering Upon A Tangible Aesthetic, Redefine Magazine. [interview]
Jacob Singer, Hiawatha Review/Convo Zine.
Review, Mutant Space.

 

Appearances on

Colossal
Vice - Creator's Project
Instagram & Blog
Hi Fructose
booooooom
Sweet Station
Supersonicelectronic 
Like A Fieldmouse
Cave to Canvas
Artchipel
 

PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR


2015

An Interview with Heath West. Anobium Literary Magazine [blog]

2014

Sound is the Vocabulary of Nature. Forage Press
Maelstrom: An Interview With Brendan Monroe. Anobium Literary Magazine [blog]

2013

The Works of Josh Wool. [with interview]. Artchipel.com [blog]
Pretending the Cover Doesn't Exist: Interview with Mike Sutfin
Cerebrovascular Vigor: Interview With Geoffrey Todd Smith. Anobium Literary Magazine [blog]
Vain In Costume: Interview With Matt Korvette. Anobium Literary Magazine [blog]
Interview with James Chororos. andrewharlow.co [blog]

2012

The Works of Andre Petterson. Artchipel.com
The Works of Nicolas Alan Cope [with interview]. Artchipel.com
The Works of Daniel Danger [with interview]. Artchipel.com
The Works of Ryoji Ikeda. Artchipel.com

2011

Tumblr Basics For Visual Artists. Artchipel.com
The works of Emma Mcnally. Artchipel.com