Rhea Edge

Rhea Edge is a Bloomington, IL based artist who often uses images of birds in her paintings and prints. Edge is Associate Professor of Art at Eureka College, Eureka, Illinois, and President of the John Wesley Powell Chapter of the National Audubon Society. 

EDUCATION
1985 MFA, Art, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
1980 Brooklyn Museum Art School, Brooklyn, NY
1978 MS, Art, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
1976 BS, Art Education, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2008
Office of United States Senator/ President Elect, Barack Obama, Senate Hart Office Bldg.,Washington, D.C.
Aqua Art, Miami, Manneken Press, Aqua Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
Main Street Gallery, Bloomington, IL
Parke Hotel, Normal, IL
2007
Noble Truths, Group Show, Phoenix Gallery, Bloomington, IL
FULL CIRCLE: Prints From Manneken Press, Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
Hidden Corporate Talent, Foster Arts Center, The Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL
…am I blue…, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
Southern Illinois Open Competition & Exhibition, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, IL.
Print Portfolio Exchange, Normal Editions workshop, Normal, IL.
ISU Printmaking Alumni, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
The HeART of Our Cites, Bank of Illinois, Normal, IL
FULL CIRCLE: Recent Prints From Manneken Press, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
2006
Inaugural Alumni Biennial, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL.
Watercolor Now!, Missouri State University Art & Design Gallery, Springfield, MO
Selected Watercolors, Park Central Gallery, Springfield MO
Not in Our Town, Studio 222, Bloomington, IL.
2005
Flight Paths, Solo Exhibition, Olive DeLuce Gallery, NW Missouri State University, Maryville, MO
Pushing Our Limits, Solo Exhibition, Push Gallery, Bloomington, IL.
Fly Zone, Solo Exhibition, The Wakeley Gallery, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL
2004
Lucky 13: The Artists of Bloomington, Illinois, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, IL
Modern Studio of The Artist in the Studio, Solo Exhibition, Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria, IL
2003
Pizzacasso Violins, Bradley University, Peoria Civic Center, Peoria Art Guild, Lakeview Museum, Illinois State University-Center for the Performing Arts
So Square, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
2002
Animal Magnetism
, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
Inspired in Illinois, Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria, IL
2001
Wondrous Being, Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Peoria, IL
Living on the Prairie, Living on the Plains, Coutts Memorial Museum of Art, El Dorado, KS
Forgery, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
About Our Art, Illinois Agricultural Association, Bloomington, IL
Downtown Artists, Phoenix Gallery, Bloomington, IL
Corn on the Curb, City of Bloomington, IL
2000
Downtown Artists, Phoenix Gallery, Bloomington, IL
Recycle!, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
1999
Downtown Artists Group Show, Phoenix Gallery, Bloomington, IL
Self Portrait, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
1998
Recent Work: Painting, Solo Exhibition, Milliken University, Decatur, IL
Collage, Phoenix Gallery, Bloomington, IL
Politically Direct, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
Bless the Beasts, Solo Exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, Bloomington, IL
1997
Watercolor Now, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO
Natural Disaster, Solo Exhibition, Brescia College, Owensboro, KY
Women Artists of McLean County, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
National Summer Faculty Invitational, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
47th Annual Quad-State Juried Art Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL
1996
About Our Art: Painting Exhibition, Solo Exhibition, Illinois Agricultural Association, Bloomington, IL
Authors and Artists, Planned Parenthood of East Central Illinois, Peoria, IL
First Night, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
1995
5th Biennial Watercolor USA Honor Society Invitational, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
ISU Art Department Faculty Painters, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
1994
Paradise Sought, Solo Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL
Eden, Solo Exhibition, Burgess Art Gallery, Eureka, IL
1993
43rd Annual Quad-State Juried Art Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL
Watercolor USA 1993, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, IL
Jasper Community Arts Commission Juried Show, Krempp Gallery, Merit Award, Jasper, IN
Environmental Concerns, Artemesia Gallery, Chicago, IL
Art in the Waste Stream, Gallery 451, Rockford, IL
Eureka Art Professors: Past and Present, Burgess Art Gallery, Eureka, IL
1992
Relocation, Regeneration, Greenview Arts Center, Chicago, IL
1982
Abstract Creationism, Solo Exhibition, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
1980
Messengers, Solo Exhibition and Performance, Brooklyn Museum Art School, Brooklyn, NY
National Arts Club Scholarship Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York, NY
1979-81
Sites, Traveling Exhibition, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
1979
Inuit Suite, Solo Exhibition, University Union Auditorium, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Potsdam Drawings ’79, State University College, Potsdam, NY
1978
The Fluke is the Bird’s Wing, Solo Exhibition, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
ISU Graphics, Traveling Exhibition, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

COLLECTIONS
Illinois State University, Normal, IL
W.M. Putnam Co., Bloomington, IL
Eureka College, Eureka, IL
Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, IL