Burleigh Kronquist is the art-name of Robert Burleigh, Chicago artist and poet. During the past two decades he has been co-editor of "Xenia: A Magazine of Poetry & Comment," published one book of poems and drawings, "The Triumph of Mittens," and written two award winning children's books.
In the late 1980's, Burleigh Kronquist began to paint & sculpt, following a period during which he wrote reviews for The New Art Examiner. Since then he has had work in shows at ARC Gallery, Natalini Gallery, Beacon Street Gallery, Randolph Street Gallery, The Aron Packer Gallery, and The Botanical Gardens Gallery (purchase award and award of excellence 1990), The Greater Lafayette Art Museum (indiana), The Art Center of Northern New Jersey, and The Quincy Art Museum (Illinois).
In 1988 Kronquist had his first one-person show at Chicago's Southport Gallery, and his second a year later at ARC Gallery. In 1991 he again showed work at Southport Gallery. In 1993 & 1995 he had a show of small scale paintings and sculptures at Artemisia Gallery, and in 1994 a one person show at The University Club of Chicago.
During the early 1990s Burleigh taught class-es on art theory and contemporary art at Chicago's Newberry Library. He is currently working on two books, one a journal of art thoughts and the other a long essay on the art making process. Kronquist participated in a group exhibition at idao gallery in 1997 and a one man show in March of 1998.
His one man exhibition titled "Passages" featured works on newspaper. Burleigh and the "Passages" show were featured in a CHICAGO SUNTIMES article and reviewed in ARTnews In June 1998. ldao gallery currently represents Kronquist exclusively in Chicago. He will exhibit now works in a one man show in the Spring (May) of 1999.
(above copy courtesy of idao gallery)
above: "Nudge" - 16" x 20", mixed media - all rights reserved by the artist.
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