Chris Kahler

24 Tammy Dale Lane

Charleston, IL 61920


Home: 217-348-8844

Cell: 217-512-2704





M.F.A.               Master of Fine Arts, Painting/Printmaking concentration

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL  1995

M.A.                  Master of Arts, Painting/Drawing concentration

                        Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL  1992

B.F.A.               Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting concentration

Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH  1991

                        Study Abroad, Parson’s School of Art and Design and

The American University, Paris France. Spring 1990



Professional Experience


Assistant Professor, Painting/Drawing.  Eastern Illinois University

            Charleston, Illinois, Fall 1999 - Present



Solo Exhibitions


2002                          Chris Kahler: ANATOMICA, February 22 – April 28.  The International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, IL


Group Exhibitions



                        Size Matters, Elliot Smith Contemporary Art, Featuring: Jamie Adams,

Jenna Bauer, Judy Child, Joan Hall, Chris Kahler, Ellsworth Kelly,

David Mann, Robert Mangold, Peter Marcus, Moses, Arthur Osver, Richard

Serra, Robert Stackhouse, Matthew Strauss, Donald Sultan, Ken Worley

and Miwa Yanagi, St. Louis, MO

Rockford Midwestern Exhibition, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL


Art St. Louis Honors Selections, Schmidt Art Center, Belleville, MO


Honor Awards 2004,  Curated by Mel Watkin, Art St. Louis Gallery, St. Louis, MO


Greater Midwest, International Exhibition XIX, Central Missouri State University, Art Center Gallery, Warrensburg, MO


                        Works on Paper, Group Show, I-Space Gallery, Chicago, IL


2003                          Systematic,  Cade Center for the Fine Arts Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD

Art St. Louis XIX,
 Art St. Louis Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Ready for War,
  University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Southern Illinois Artists Exhibition,
Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL




2002                 Polka-dots and Squiggly Things, Featuring works by Chris Kahler, Paul Nudd, Amy Self and Xavier Teirnan. Gescheidle Gallery, Chicago, IL


Inspired in Illinois, Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria, IL


2001                 Artists/Alumni: Masters of Fine Arts from Northwestern’s Department of Art Theory and Practice, Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Nineteenth Biennial Southern Illinois Artists Exhibition, Mitchell Museum,

Mt. Vernon, IL


2000                          The 13th Biennial Drawing/Watercolor: Illinois Exhibition, Tarble Art Museum, Charleston, IL

The 2000 Rockford- Midwestern Exhibition, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford,IL


                        Americas 2000, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University,

Minot, North Dakota


Seventh Biennial Regional Arts Competition & Exhibition, University Museum, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL


1997                          John Almquist Gallery, Dismantling Beauty: Christopher Kahler

and Armin Mersmann.  Winnetka, IL


1996                 Lineage Gallery, Gary Justis Appoints Three: Regina Allen, Chris

                                    Kahler, and Brian Schuetze.  Chicago, IL


Slide Registry


White Columns Slide File,  White Columns Gallery, New York, NY

The Drawing Center Slide File, Drawing Center, New York, NY




Artist Grant, 1 month at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont. May, 2004

Award of Excellence,  Art St. Louis XIX, Art St. Louis Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

Juror: David Pagel. 2004

Painting Honorarium Award, Southern Illinois Artists Exhibition,

Mitchell Museum,  Mt. Vernon, IL.  2003

Artist Grant, 3 months at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont. 1997

                        Jones Resident Prize, 11th Annual All-Illinois Graduate Art Exhibition. 1995

T A Scholarship, Department of Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University. 1993 – 1995.

                        Merit Award, 1993 Water Tower Annual Exhibition

Juror Purchase Award, 24th Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition.1993.



Bradley University, Peoria, IL

                        Tom and Mary Allen, Nashville, TN

                        Dr. Charles J. Wilson, Chicago, IL

                        Vivian Rehberg, Paris, France

                        Kenji Ohseki, Kumamoto, Japan

                        Jeff Cooke, Milwaukee, WI




New American Paintings, Midwest Issue, August, 2004.


National Juried Art Exhibition ,  catalogue with image of two paintings, El Dorado Museum, El Dorado, KS, 2003


Southern Illinois Artists Exhibition, catalogue with image of painting, 

Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL, 2003


Charleston Times Courier, “ Paintings by Kahler on Display at Chicago Gallery”, Your Community Section, December 16, 2002


Charleston Times Courier, “ Anatomica: EIU Art Professor’s Work Exhibited in Chicago”,  Cover of Lifestyles section, March 20, 2002


Chicago Reader, exhibition announcement with photograph, Chicago, Illinois,

April 5, 2002,  March 15, 2002, April 11, 1997.


The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Artists/Alumni: Masters of Fine Arts from Northwestern's Department of Art Theory and Practice, Exhibition Catalogue, Northwestern University, 2001.  72-3, 109.


Yang Chang Guo, “Christopher B Kahler,” Vermont Studio Center, book

                        Liao Ning Fine Arts Publishing House, 2000, 145-151.


Gordon McConnell, “ Americas 2000,” catalogue with review of painting, Minot State University, North Dakota, August-September 2000.


17th Harper College National Print and Drawing Exhibition, catalogue with image of print, Harper College, Palatine, IL, 1993