1979 MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1977 BFA, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS



Gary Justis, Selected Works, 2001-2011, Contemporary

             Art Center of Peoria, Peoria, IL

Plush Variables, Gary Justis in collaboration with

L J Douglas, 1st Exhibition (Inaugural)

Exhibition, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts,

Grand Rapids, Michigan


Dreams and Reason, Sculpture by Gary Justis in

collaboration with L. J. Douglas, Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL,

January 10-February 18, 2010


Head on Horizon: Redux, McLean County Arts Center,

          Bloomington, IL


Quiet Movement, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL


PLUSH, Alfedena Gallery, Chicago, IL


Head  on Horizon, Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois             University, Charston, IL


Gary Justis, Recent Work, Klein Art Works, Chicago

Functionality, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, Michigan


Klein Art Works at Art 1996 Chicago, Navy Pier,

Chicago, IL

Gary Justis: Incrementum-Selected Works, 1979-95

At two locations:

Klein Art Works and Tough Gallery, Chicago


Gary Justis: New Work, Mike’s Museum, Chicago


Gary Justis: Quiet Works, 1989-1991, CompassRose Gallery, Chicago


Gary Justis: Time Expanded, Time Collapsed,

Merwin Gallery, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL


The Causal Garden, CompassRose Gallery, Chicago

Mechanical Investigations, Art Museum of Southeast Texas,

Beaumont, TX


Gary Justis: Recent Sculpture, Patrick King Contemporary Art,

              Indianapolis, Indiana

Gary Justis: Recent Sculpture, Tower Fine Arts Center,                  Brockport, NY

Gary Justis: New Work, Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago

Mythos, Beyond Function, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana


Hyperfunctional Icons, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL


Gary Justis: New Work, Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, IL


Object-Luminosus-Objectus: Electrokinetic Sculpture, The Museum of

Science and Industry, Chicago, IL



           In the House, Sculpture for the Home, Northern Illinois Art Museum,Dekalb, IL

New Prints 2011/Autumn, International Print Center,

New York, NY, and the University of Texas, Austin, TX


            New and Exciting, McLean County Art Center,                                 Bloomington, IL

llinois Wesleyan Faculty Show, Collaboration with

L J Douglas, Bloomington, IL


Faculty Biennial, University Galleries, Illinois State

University, Normal, IL


Faculty Biennial, Marwen and Wakley Galleries,

Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL

Dream of Lincoln animation, in collaboration with

L.J. Douglas, Adjunct Assistant Professor


Illinois State University Department of Art Faculty

Exhibition, Normal, Illinois


Eight Contemporary Views, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL


Projects 2006, Pittsburgh Society of Sculpture Exhibition,

            PPG Wintergarden, Pittsburgh, PA

Voices from the Warehouse District, Sponsored by the Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuqe, Iowa


            The Project MOBILIVRE-BOOKMOBILE (is an annual touring exhibition of artist books, zines, and independent publications. Traveling by way of a vintage Airstream, the BOOKMOBILE visits a variety of venues in Canada and the US including community centers, schools, libraries, festivals and artist-run centers. A group of coordinators traveling with the exhibition facilitate a series of workshops, artist talks, and educational forums. The project has exposed thousands of visitors to a unique collection of independently produced book works. Works are selected based on inventive explorations of the book as a system and creative manipulations of its form; that are politically engaging, collaboratively produced, and works that challenge conventional conceptions of “the book”. The collection was compiled by juried selections from a pool of several hundred applicants). The Artist’s Book, Lincoln’s Lost Ear, by Gary Justis and LJ Douglas was included in this traveling exhibition.

Show venues included:

Rad'a,, Montreal, Canada

Conestoga High School, Berwyn, PA

project HOME, Philadelphia, PA

Space 1026, Philadelphia PA

Stroudsburg Public Library, Stroudsburg, PA

the banana factory, Bethlehem PA

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos Hostos Community, College/CUNY, Brooklyn, New York

Parsons Gimbel Library, in conjunction with a Booklyn exhibition curated by Emily K. Larned, NYC, NYC

Local Project, Long Island City, NY

Clovis Press, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Children's Media Project, Poughkeepsie, NY

Rosendale Café, (performance space in the Hudson Valley) Rosendale, NY

Flywheel Arts Collective, Easthampton, MA

Palmer Public Library, Palmer Massachusetts

New Urban Arts, Providence, RI

AS220, Providence, RI

Center for New Words Reading Room, Cambridge, MA

Zeitgeist Gallery. Cambridge, MA

Berwick Research Institute, Roxbury, MA

Parc-Extension Library, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Shawinigan Arts Council, Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada

Séminaire Sainte-Marie, Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada

La Tuque Municipal Library, La Tuque, Quebec, Canada

L'Ilôt Fleurie, Quebec, Quebec, Canada

École La Croisée, Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec, Canada

Centre d'artistes Caravansérail, Rimouski, Quebec

Centre Culturel Aberdeen Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Novia Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Struts Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada

SAW gallery, Vazaleen Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

OPIRG, Peter Robinson College, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontaio, Canada

Cooked and Eaten-reading, Gordon Best Theatre, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

The Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Mercer Union, A Centre for Contemporary Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The University of Western Ontario and Forest City Gallery. London, Ontario, Canada

Niagara Artists' Company, St.Catherines, Ontario, Canada

Women's Resource Centre (WRC), University of Guelph. Guelf Ontario, Canada

Syracuse University, Holly Greenburg, Syracuse, NY

Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA

Edinboro University Art Department, Edinboro, PA

Big Idea Bookstore, Pittsburgh, PA

Artists Image Resource, Pittsburgh, PA

The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh High School for Creative and Performing Arts, Pittsburgh, PA



Industrial, Sonnenschein Gallery, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL

           The Me in Team, Bradley University,Peoria, IL

            SCULPT, McLean County Art Center, Bloomington, IL

           Exquisite Snake, Jan Albino Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Exhibition: Cat Chow, Gary Justis,

Wesley Kimler, Collaboract, Chicago, IL


Performative Objects, Kent State

University, Kent Ohio


Interiors, Renaissance Society,

University of Chicago, Chicago

            Collections III 2000,

International Sculpture Conference, Houston, Texas

           Libidinal, TBA Gallery, Chicago

Artist Showcase Exposition, Sponsored by Kay Kimpton Gallery,

             San Francisco, California

Self- Portraits, Printworks Gallery,

Chicago, IL

Drawings by Sculptors, Printworks

Gallery, Chicago, IL

Exquisite Corpse, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL

Corn on the Curb, community project, Bloomington, Illinois, IL


Illinois State University Department of

            Art Faculty Exhibition,

Normal, Illinois , IL 


Sculpture on the Move, Lakeview

Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria,IL

           Sound and Vision, Rockford Art

Museum, Rockford, Illinois

Contemporary Abstraction, Klein Art

            Works, Chicago, IL

1997Illuminating: Light as Context, Hyde

            Park Art Center, Chicago

Abstract Confluence, Klein Art Works,

Chicago, IL


Art in Chicago 1945-95, Museum of

Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL


Gary Justis/Wesley Kimler, TBA, Chicago, IL

Abstract: Chicago, Klein Art Works, Chicago, IL


Radius, an exhibition of Chicago Sculptors, Chicago, IL

The Science of Art, The Art of Science, Wustum

            Museum of Fine Art, Racine, Wisconsin

New Chicago Furniture IV, The Chicago

Athenaeum, Museum of Architecture and

Design, Chicago, IL

Toy Bomb!, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL


Artists’ Furniture, Struve Gallery, Chicago

Alterniture, Lorenzo Rodrigas Gallery, Chicago

Struve Gallery at S.O.F.A. - Sculpture, Objects,

            and Functional Art, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL


Abstract: Chicago, Klein Art Works, Chicago

The Nature of the Machine, Chicago Cultural

            Center, Chicago, IL

Landscape Exhibition, Thomas Blackman

Gallery, Chicago, IL


P.U.L.S.E., National Exhibition of Kinetic

Sculpture, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art,

            Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas

Light and Sound, Milwaukee Institute of Art

and Design, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Two Sculptors, Kutztown University, Kutztown,



Light Works, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL


            BIOkinetic: Six Sculptors, University Galleries, Illinois State University,

Normal, Illinois

1989Chicago Artists in the European Tradition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Milano Internazionale d'Arte Contemporanea, Exposition d'Arte, Milan, Italy

1988Light Show, Northern Illinois University Gallery, Chicago

1987Eccentric Machines, Kohler Fine Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Individuals, CompassRose Gallery, Chicago

Then and Now, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago

1986Physics, Piezo Electric Gallery, New York, New York

1985Modern Machines, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, NY

Convergence: Mind, Myth and Material, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago

1984Alternative Spaces, A History in Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art

Sculpture Chicago '84, Burnham Park, Chicago

Chicago International Mile of Sculpture 3, Navy Pier, Chicago

36th Illinois Invitational, Illinois State Museum, Springfield

Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis

Eightieth Exhibition by Artists of Chicago & Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago

Site Sculpture 2: Jenny Holzer, Gary Justis, Sandy Rosen, Herron School of

Art, Indianapolis, Indiana

1984: Janet Cooling, Gary Justis, Michael O'Brien, College of Fine Art,

Wesleyan College, Bloomington, Illinois

1983Castles: 13 Sculptors, Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago

Devices: An Exhibition of Technological Art, University of Wisconsin

Chicago International Mile of Sculpture 2, Navy Pier, Chicago

Atlas and Odalisque, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago

1982Desiring Machines: Eight Kinetic Sculptors, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago

Whitehead Studios Graveyard Show, Whitehead Studios, Chicago

Opening News Doors, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago

Summer Show, Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago

Mayor Byrne's Mile of Sculpture, Navy Pier, Chicago

1981Hyde Park Hat Show, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago

Machines by Gary Justis, Drawings by Paul Kranaik, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago

Loop Show, Fischer Building, Chicago

Fantasy Appliance Show, Columbia College, Chicago

1980Earth Week Exhibition, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Frustum, Performance-Installation with Linda Novak, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago

Dimensions Variable, The New Museum of Art, New York

1979    The Fellowship Exhibition, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

1978Limon, Threshold of Perception, Art Research Center, Kansas City, MO


2005   Nomination:  Louis Comfort Tiffany Award

2001    Illinois Arts Council, Individual Artist's Grant, Sculpture

1990National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Artist's Fellowship: Sculpture

1984National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Artist's Fellowship: Sculpture

Illinois Art Council, Individual Artist's Grant: Sculpture

Sculpture Chicago '84, Chicago, Illinois. 

1979Edward L. Ryerson Fellowship Award, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

1978Tuition Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago



World Engine, sculpture commission for School of Business, Illinois State   University, Normal Campus, Normal Illinois

1992Leafgate Garden. Co-designer for a park construction project commissioned

by the City of Evanston, Illinois and The Evanston Arts Council

1989Compendium. American Airlines Terminal at O'Hare International

Airport, Chicago.  Commissioned by Carson International, Inc.

1986Hyperfunctional City. United Airlines Terminal at O'Hare International Airport, Chicago.  Commissioned by Carson International, Inc.


2012Gary Justis, Selected Works, 2001-2011, Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, artist talk

Gary Justis, artist talk, In the House: Sculpture for the House, Northern Illinois University Gallleries, Dekalb, IL

Gary Justis, Artist’s Lecture, Dreams and Reason, Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL February 2, 2010

Gary Justis, Art talk, Head on Horizon: Redux, McLean county Arts Center, Bloomington, IL October 6, 2009

PUBLISHED CARTOONS (in collaboration with Steve Arney)

The Job Creators, Back and Forth by Steve Arney and Gary Justis, Studio Magazine, Winter Edition

The GOP Spring, Back and Forth by Steve Arney and Gary Justis, Studio Magazine, volume 3, issue 3, 2011, pg 11

Stop Forgetting, Back and Forth by Steve Arney and Gary Justis, Studio Magazine, volume 3, issue 2, pg 11

The First Sellout, Back and Forth by Steve Arney and Gary Justis, Studio Magazine, Winter Edition, pg 4

The New Spicy, Back and Forth by Steve Arney and Gary Justis, Studio Magazine, Fall, 2010, pg 4

What a Waste, Back and Forth by Steve Arney and Gary Justis, Studio Magazine, Summer 2010, pg. 5

Tacky, Back and Forth by Steve Arney and Gary Justis,

Studio Magazine, Spring, 2010, pg. 5

Make Me a Sandwich, Back and Forth by Steve Arney and Gary Justis, Studio Magazine, Winter, 2010, pg. 11


The Shared Transgender(er), Fictionaut

December 30, 2010, (Ill.).

Goodfather’s Notes, Fictionaut

October 6, 2010, (ill.).

Measures, Fictionaut

June 11, 2010, (ill.).

Body Powers, The Basement, edited by Bob Eckstein

November 9. 2010, (ill.).

The Bridge Between Angry Streets, Open Salon, “Editor’s Pick”

August 18, 2010, (ill.).

Splash, Open Salon, “Editor’s Pick”

August 5, 2010, (ill.).

Day’s Heat and Mistaken Winters, Open Salon, “Editor’s Pick”

July 8, 2010, (ill.).

The Quiet Hero: A Father’s Day re-telling, Open Salon, “Editor’s Pick”

June 9, 2010, (ill.).

Woman of All Roses: A Mother’s Day re-telling, Open Salon, “Editor’s Pick”

May 7, 2010, (ill.).

Light Explores the Day, Open Salon

April 11, 2010, (ill.).

Above the River’s Edge, Open Salon

February 23, 2010, (ill.).

Chasing the Lightfoot Lads, Open Salon

February 8, 2010, (ill.).

The Faith Healer, Open Salon, “Editor’s Pick”

January 7, 2010, (ill.).

From Mini to Mighty, Open Salon

December 14, 2009, (Ill.)

The Same is True for Others, Open Salon

December 10, 2009, (Ill.)

I’ve Shown Rooms, Open Salon

November, 21, 2009, (Ill.)

On Earth, there are Parallels, Open Salon

November 11, 2009, photographic essay

Lincoln’s Wiskey Tree: A Halloween Tale, Open Salon

October 26, 2009, (Ill.)

Breaking the Devil’s Hold, Open Salon, “Editor’s Pick”

October 19, 2009, (Ill.), (vid.)

Head on Horizon: Redux, Open Salon

October 11, 2009, (Ill.), (vid.)

Karma, Old Dogs and Fine Men, Open Salon, “Editor’s Pick”

September 22, 2009, (Ill.)

Lead (Pb) Rips Our Engines, Open Salon

September 14, 2009, (Ill.)

The Three Diamonds, Open Salon

August 25, 2009, (Ill.)

Seeing the Marvelous, Open Salon

August 16, 2009, (Ill.)

The 3rd Circle of Plastic Hell, Open Salon

July 26, 2009, (Ill.)

The Swinger (of Birches, Ash and Oak), Open Salon

July 12, 2009, (Ill.)

Colors Against Blue Days, Open Salon

June 22, 2009, (Ill.)

Impressions of Things, Open Salon

May 29, 2009, (Ill.)

The Proof of Small Acts, Open Salon

May 27, 2009, (Ill.)

The Analogging Life, Open Salon

May 14, 2009, (Ill.)

The Great Prairie Racers, Open Salon

April 21, 2009, (Ill.)

The Powerful Charm, Open Salon

April 17, 2009, (Ill.)

Hares of Easter, Open Salon, “Editor’s Pick”,

April 10, 2009, (Ill.)

Stopping Old Bullets, Open Salon, “Editor’s Pick”,

April 2, 2009, (Ill.)

Small Inventions, Open Salon, “Editor’s Pick”,

March 30, 2009, (Ill.)

The Mouze, Open Salon

March 22, 2009, (Ill.)

New Sky Simple Earth, Open Salon

March 9, 2009, (Ill.)

Cool Addictions, Open Salon, “Editor’s Pick”,

February 25, 2009, (Ill,)

Woman of the Commonwealth, Open Salon, “Editor’s Pick”,

January 26, 2009, (Ill.)

Tragic Magic, Open Salon

January 15, 2009, (Ill.)

Lower the Light, Open Salon, “Editor’s Pick”,

January 8, 2009, (Ill.)

Drawing in Taverns, Open Salon, “Editor’s Pick”,

December 19, 2008, (Ill.)

Toys for the Good Fight, Open Salon, “Editor’s Pick”,

December 16, 2008, (Ill.)

The Man Who Saves Christmas, Open Salon, “Editor’s Pick”,

December 7, 2008, (Ill.)

Shoe Sell Hell, Open Salon, “Editor’s Pick”,

December 5, 2008, (Ill.)

Thighbone Angel, Open Salon, “Editor’s Pick”,

November 25, 2008, (Ill.)

Our Man Lost, Open Salon, “Editor’s Pick”,

November 22, 2008, (Ill.)

Floating in the Middle Lands, Open Salon, “Editor’s Pick”,

November 17, 2008, (Ill.)

The Bridge, Open Salon, “Editor’s Pick”,

November 8, 2008, (Ill.)

Lincoln’s Grave Encounter, Open Salon, “Editor’s Pick”,

October 31, 2008, (Ill.)

The Cornet, Open Salon, “Editor’s Pick”,

October 26, 2008, (Ill.)

Holden Even, Open Salon, “Editors Pick”,

October 16, 2008, (Ill.)

Dangerous Toys at the Edge of the World, Open Salon, “Editor’s Pick”,

October 3, 2008, (ill.)

Giving it Up, Open Salon, “Editor’s Pick”,

September 11, 2008, (ill.)


July 15, 2008, (ill.)

Our products, our friends, Open Salon, “Editor’s Pick”,

September 4, 2008, (ill.)

Democratic Headquarters on the Prairie, Open Salon, “Editor’s Pick”,

August 27, 2008, (ill.)

Devotion, Open Salon,

August 21, 2008, (ill.)


Museum of Modern Art Library, New York, special Artist's Book Collections

National Gallery of Art, Washington , DC

New York Public Library, Special Collections

Fogg Museum, Harvard University , Boston, Mass.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Joan Flasch Artist's Book Collection

McLean County Historical Society

Midland Center for the Arts, Dow -Corning Museum, Midland, Michigan

Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana

Borg-Warner Corporation, Chicago

Carson's International Corporation, Chicago

Durindal, Chicago

Illinois State Museum, Springfield

Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, Illinois

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois (promised gift)

Sierra Systems, Chicago

Stone Container Corporation, Chicago

U.S. Equities Corporation, Chicago


Amreen Kahn, In the Studio with Gary Justis: Art Justified, Movement, Function and Form. Studio Magazine, Spring 2010, pgs. 7, 8, (ill.).

Victor Cassidy, Gary Justis at the Elmhurst Art Museum, Art in America, April, 2008, pg. 172, (ill.).

Chicago Public Radio, Gary Justis interviewed by Cherie Caswell Dost

Sunday, November 11, 2007: 

Wirth, Steven. “Tip of the Week” Gary Justis. Alfedena Gallery, September 2007:

Kimler, Wesley. “Plush! Chicago’s Long Time Premier Sculptor Lights it up Yet Again!” September 17, 2007:

Shaw, Kurt. “Sculpture Stylings,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,Thursday, June 15, 2006, (ill.).

Thomas, Mary.  “Sculpture Garden: Impressive exhibition by a dozen artists is on display at PPG Wintergarden,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sunday, June 11, 2006,

Richardson, Katie. “Gary Justis Sculpts the Mechanics of Life into Art that Moves”, American Concierge Magazine, Winter 2005/2006, Volume 1, issue 2, pg. 32, (ill.).

Campaign Report News Letter, Illinois State University, Summer 2003, Volume 2, Number 1,pg. 3

Ulrich, Polly. "Gary Justis, Klein Art Works”, Sculpture Magazine, September 2001, p. 67-68, (ill.).

Holg, Garrett. Gary Justis, Klein Art Works, ARTnews, March 2001, pg. 163, (ill.).

Brunetti, John. Gary Justis, Klein Art Works, New Art Examiner, March 2001,  pg. 48, (ill.).

Smith, Phil. “ISU Faculty Exhibition” Dialogue Magazine, Jan.-Feb., 2000, p.19, 20, (ill.).

Hawkins, Margaret. Sculptor evaluates shapes of 'Things', Chicago Sun-Times, Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, pg. 20W, (ill.).; Chicago Sun-Times website:,

Klein Art Works, Current Exhibitions, Gary Justis, website:   Dec1, 2000-Jan 6,  2001

Lincoln's Lost Ear website:

Cook, Lori Ann. "Artists,Lend me your ear", Pantagraph, Tuesday, June 20, 2000, pg. D1.

Kennedy, Laura. Radio Interview with artists, WGLT, NPR, aired June 20, 2000.

Woulfe, Sharon K. "12 year old finally locates Lincoln's 'Ear' Pantagraph, Saturday, July 8, 2000, pg. 8A.

Cook, Lori Ann. "Lost Ear Displayed", Pantagraph, Friday, July 14, 2000, pg. 3A

Ulrich, Polly. “Gary Justis.” ,Metalsmith Magazine, Fall, 1997, p.32, (ill.).

Holg, Garret. “Gary Justis, Tough, Klein.”  ARTnews, April 1996

Yood, James.  Essay on the work of Gary Justis for “Incrementum, selected works, 1979-1996.”  Klein Art Works and Tough Gallery, Chicago, January, 1996

Artner, Alan. “Whir, shiver, chug: 17 years of poetic Justis sculptures.” Chicago Tribune, January 19, 1996, section 7, p. 56,(ill.).

Baldwin, Bruce. “Gary Justis.”  New Art Examiner, April, 1996, p.43, (ill.).

Stein, Lisa.  “Balancing Justis.”  New City, January 11, 1996, p. 21, (ill.).

Luecking, Stephen. “Chicago Review.” Sculpture Magazine, July-August 1993, p. 57, (ill.).

Argyropoulos, Andy. “Gary Justis, CompassRose Gallery.” New Art Examiner, June-Summer 1991, p. 42, (ill.).

Hixon, Kathryn.  “Chicago in Review.” Arts Magazine, May 1991, p. 107, (ill.).

Artner, Alan G..  “A Welcome Pairing by Gary Justis.” The Chicago Tribune, February 28, 1991.

Dahlberg, Laurie.  “Time Expended, Time Collapsed.”  Dialogue, July/August 1990, p. 22.

Postiglione, Cory.  “Summer Hydra.” Dialogue, November/December 1989, p. 34.

Schulze, Franz.  “Hell-bent on Tradition.” New Art Examiner, Summer 1989, p. 27.

Warren, Lynne.  “The Persistence of Modernism.” exhibition catalog for Chicago Artists in the European Tradition, Museum of Contemporary Art, February 1989, (ill.).

Yood, James. “Gary Justis at CompassRose.” Artforum, December 1988, p. 127, (ill.).

Sherman, Mary. “Sculptor Gary Justis Creates a Surreal Garden.” Chicago Sun-Times, Friday September 23, 1988, p. 62.

McCracken, David. “Two Sculptors Father Invention - and Form.” Chicago Tribune, Friday, September 23, 1988, p. 46.

McCracken, David. “Science, Art Converge in ‘The Light Show’.” Chicago Tribune, March 18, 1988, p.73.

Artner, Alan G.. “Individuals.” Chicago Tribune, July 1987.

Taylor, Sue. “Individuals’ Works Stand Out.” Chicago Sun-Times, July 1987.

Kirshner, Judith Russi. “Mythos, Beyond Function.” catalog, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana, 1986.

Defee, Leta Adele. “Motorized Items Form a Brilliant Museum Exhibition.” Town Talk, Alexandria, Louisiana, February 1986.

Reginato, James. Art and Antiques, New York, April 1986.

Yood, James. “Gary Justis at the Marianne Deson Gallery.” New Art Examiner, Summer 1986.

Bonesteel, Michael. “Gary Justis at the Chicago Public Library Cultural Center.” Art in America, June 1985.

Golden, Deven. “Hyperfunctional Content.” catalog, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, 1985.

Yood, James. “Interview with Gary Justis.” catalog, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, 1985.

Lyon, Christopher. “Sculptor’s Jazzy Machines Have Something for Everyone.” Chicago Sun-Times, April 26, 1985.

Artner, Alan G.. “Machine Sculptures Show Justis’ Promise.” Chicago Tribune, April 19, 1985.

Cameron, Dan. “A New Generation of Chicago Artists.” Art News, October 1984.

McCormick, Carlo. “Loisadia in Hoosierland.” New York Beat, New York, May 23, 1984.

______, “Small but Hot.” catalog, Burpee Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois, 1984.

“Chicago Sculpture International/Mile 3.” catalog, Navy Pier, Chicago, May 1984.

Garmel, Marion. “On the Artist as Philosopher.” The Indianapolis News, February 24, 1984.

Stokely, Barbara. “Show’s Artists Manipulate.” The Indianapolis Star, February 26, 1984.

McCullough, Ed. “1984: Michael O’Brien, Janet Cooling, Gary Justis,” The New Art Examiner, Chicago, Illinois, February 1984

Segard, Michael. “Artists Team up for the Future,” The New Art Examiner, Chicago, January 1984.

Bellavance, Leslie. “Tech Art Tamed in ‘Devices’ Show.” The New Art Examiner, December 1983.

Fabrycki, William, “Switched On,” Craft Range, Denver, Colorado, September-October 1983.

Artner, Alan G.. “Gary Allen Justis’ Finely Tuned Machines Channel Energy Away from Function.” Chicago Tribune, August 5, 1983.

Lyon, Christopher. “Gary Justis: Teasing Machines to do What is Impossible. Become Human,” Chicago Sun-Times, July 19, 1983.

“Chicago International Mile of Sculpture 2.” catalog, Chicago Sculpture Society, Navy Pier, Chicago, May 1983.

Kirshner, Judith Russi. “Gary Allen Justis: Museum of Science and Industry.” Art Forum, December 1982.

Thorson, Alice. “ Animating Art: The Kinetic Sculpture of Gary Justis.” The New Art Examiner, Chicago, November 1982.

Glatt, Cara. “Sculpture from Springs, Strobes.” Hyde Park Herald, Chicago, October 1982.

Artner, Alan G.. “Bright Futures: Five Local Artists Who Bear Watching.” Chicago Tribune, November 22, 1981.

________, “Gary Justis/Paul Kranaik.” The New Art Examiner, Chicago, January 1981.

Logan, Thomas, Schwartzman. “Dimensions Variable.” catalog, The New Museum of Art, New York, October 1979.


    1998-presentILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY, Normal, IL

Associate Professor, School of Art, Sculpture Area. Experimentation and fabrication in the area of kinetics has been developed within the sculpture curriculum. In addition to teaching, responsibilities extend to the management and maintenance of the equipment in the Sculpture Area. School of Art responsibilities include committee work, and the instruction of independent study students, along with advanced undergraduates and graduate students. As with the previous institution, instructional responsibilities include: Instruction and experimentation with traditional materials such as, clay and associated clay techniques; modeling mold making, and casting. Techniques in areas of woodworking, metals, plastics, and kinetics. Discussions and conceptual investigations into the area of process/conceptual art, with an emphasis in critical thinking.


Lecturer: Department of Art Theory and Practice; Sculpture area. Instructional responsibilities include:  Instruction and experimentation with traditional materials such as, clay and associated clay techniques; modeling mold making, and casting. Techniques in area of woodworking, metals, and plastics.  Discussions and conceptual investigations into the area of process/conceptual art, with an emphasis in critical thinking. Physical responsibilities include:  The organization, budget management, and maintenance of a three course per academic year departmental area; this includes visual documentation of student work presented bi-yearly to the Art Department Chair.


Adjunct Associate Professor:  First Year Program   3-D (Sculptural) Studio Course.  Responsibilities include:  Instruction, concept development, critiques of assignments, and basic instructional use of use of hand tools, power tools, welding and modeling in clay, with mold making and casting.  Emphasis is placed on the importance of history and critical thought.

1986 - 1995


Adjunct Associate Professor:  Independent Studies Program.   "Careers in Art" Spring Seminar   This seminar provides students with information on the various functions of Art Institutions and Arts Professionals.  Students are given information on proper ways to document work, write resumes, letters, etc.  Arts professionals lecture and converse with students on their various activities.  These guests include:  A gallerist, critic, curator, lawyer, and others.


Adjunct Assistant Professor:  School of Art and Design.  Responsibilities included:  Teaching beginning and intermediate Sculpture, Color Theory, Senior Seminar on current issues in Art, Graduate Advising, and a Seminar exploring the area of Signs, Symbols, and Metaphor.


Visiting Artist:  "Non-Traditional Ceramics."   This class dealt with investigations into the manipulation of the plastic medium of clay.  Experimentation was encouraged, with a re-thinking of the medium.  Assignments included, "Clay Performance", using clay as symbol, or as a growth medium for forms of plant  life; Clay used as marker or instruction device.


Visiting Artist:  "Kinetics, Electronics, Neon"; "Kinetics Theory."   Sabbatical replacement position in the Electronics Lab.  Students were instructed in various techniques of mechanical and electrical problem solving.  Highly experimental, with much discussion and presentation of kinetic projects.  Kinetics Theory involved experimentation on paper with a final writing assignment.



Gary Justis