Beate Minkovski

 West Dundee, Illinois 60118

 beate@vonhuene.net

About

 

Beate Minkovski is an artist who has studied in Bremen, Germany and in Chicago, Illinois. After raising five children she returned to finish her education at Northeastern Illinois University. She co-founded Woman Made Gallery in 1992 and retired as its Executive Director in December 2014.

 

"My version of the artist's life is to create continuously, even if it is only in one's mind. For as long as I was working for Woman Made I have not been able to produce consistently, but I am constantly thinking art. I am surrounded and inspired by it, and I have been most satisfied with many of my imaginary productions. I even work in series and solve many artistic challenges just by thinking them through. I hope that I will be able to put on paper what has been cooking for so long, after my retirement in 2014. The ideal artist's life would include time, space, inspiration, support, respect, and freedom." -Beate

 

 

Work experience

 

Woman Made Gallery

Co-Founder and Executive Director

1992 - 2014

2010 - present

Education

 

Northeastern Illinois University

Chicago, Illinois

1988 - 1992

Bachelor of Arts Major Art, Sculpture with Professor Mary Stoppert

 
Hochschule fuer Gestaltung
Bremen, Germany

1962 - 1965

Sculpture with Professor Gerhart Schreiter (1909-1974)
Ceramics with Professor Dorothee Kolberg-Tjadens (1922-2004)

 

 

Select Exhibitions

 

 

1996

     Hall of Shame, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

 

1995

     Contract on America, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, Illinois The Egg Show, Gallery E.G.G., Chicago, Illinois

 

1994

     CWCA Members Show, Hinsdale Center for the Arts, Hinsdale, Illinois

     International Art Exposition 1994, Chicago, Illinois

     Sacred Cows, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

     Family Classics, The Contemporary Art Center, Arlington Heights, Illinois

     Ancient Earth, Gallery E.G.G., Chicago, Illinois

 

1993

     Spirituality and Inner Meaning, North Lakeside Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois

     Personal Journeys,Carlson Tower Gallery, North Park College, Chicago, Illinois

 

 

Awards + Acknowledgments

 

 

2014
     K Waterloo Art Project:
Beate Minkovski: Woman's Best Friend

 

2012
     Interview on the NEA Blog, Art Talk with Beate Minkovski

 

2011
     Featured in July Today's Chicago Woman, 100 Women Making a Difference

 

2006
     Chicago Women's Caucus for Art Award for Achievements in the Arts

 

1992
     Frank Fritzmann Memorial Award

 

1988-1992
     Northern Illinois University Art Talent Scholarship

 

1991
     Lincoln Academy Laureate Award

 

 

Juror + Judge

 

 

2013

     WCA Presents: Equilibrium: Art for a Changing World, co-juried with Mary Stoppert, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

 

2009

     Women's Art Registry of Minnesota, (WARM), St. Paul, Minnesota

 

2008

     CWCA Midwest Regional, ARC Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

     Women's Works, Woodstock, Illinois

 

2007

     Small Works Exhibition, The Art Center, Highland Park, Illinois

 

2006

     Here Comes the Bride, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

 

2004-2008

     Her Mark, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

 

1993-2000

     Annual Member's Show, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

 

1997

     Women's Works, Woodstock, Illinois

 

 

2010 - present