DepartmentArt Department
Biola AffiliationsFaculty, Employee

Degrees

  • M.F.A. in Sculpture, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • B.S. in Art, University of Northwestern–St. Paul

Biography

Luke Aleckson is an Assistant Professor of Art at Biola University. He received his M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Sculpture, and a B.S. in Art from the University of Northwestern–St. Paul, Summa Cum Laude. Past positions have included serving as Department Chair and Professor of Art & Design at the University of Northwestern–St. Paul and Director of Denler Gallery in St. Paul, Minnesota. Past exhibitions of his artwork have been held nationally, at venues such as the Chicago Cultural Center, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Suburban in Oak Park, Ill. He maintains an active art practice out of Los Angeles, in which he explores disciplines such as sculpture, digital modeling, video art, and installation art. Past honors include the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowship Award, the SAIC MFA Fellowship Award, and the Harvey Fellowship.


Awards

  • 2015: Artist Initiative Grant, MN State Arts Board
  • 2011-14: Faculty Development Award, UNWSP
  • 2007: Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowship Award
  • 2006: MFA Fellowship Award, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • 2005: Harvey Fellowship in the Arts

Publications (Selected)

  • “Critics’ Picks: Minneapolis:’’” by Jay Gabler. ARTFORUM, October 2013.
  • “Critics’ Picks: Washington: A Modest Occupation” by Dawn Chan. ARTFORUM, October 2013.
  • “Magic Eye.” by Dylan Thomas. Southwest Journal, September 2012.
  • “Odd shows at the Institute of Arts.” by Mary Abbe. Star Tribune, August 2012.
  • “U.N.P.A.C.” & “Deeper Wonders Than the Waves” by Anthony Enright. L’Etoile Magazine, July 2012.
  • “Fooling the Eye” by Christopher Atkins. Arts Magazine, June-July-August 2012.
  • “The Suburban” by Hanna Yu. Art in Culture - Korea, September, 2011.
  • "Free at Last” by Joe Nolan. Nashville Scene, March 2009.

Presentations

SELECT SOLO & 2 PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2015: Defendefendefender, Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL; Short Shadows, Tuckunder Projects, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2013: Sandcastle Presents: Luke Aleckson
  • 2012: UNPAC (Uniform Non-Coding Parallax Autostereogrammic Cyclopti-Cryptograms), Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MAEP Program, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2011: Hyperborean, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL
  • 2010: Superinjunction, Art of This, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2009: Rolling Resistance, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Saint Paul, MN; Ecto Facto, Studio 3901, Nashville, TN
  • 2006: Project Space, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL

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