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Hollis Sigler (1948 - 2001)
Hollis Sigler received her B.F.A. in 1970 from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, spending her junior year abroad in Florence, Italy, and her M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1973. She has been honored with numerous grants and awards including a National Endowment for the Arts grant for painting in 1987 and an Honorary Doctorate from Moore College of Art in 1994. She has been a Professor of Art at Columbia College in Chicago for twenty years.
The artist’s work has been included in hundreds of national group exhibitions including the “1981 Whitney Biennial”, the "1985 Corcoran Biennial” and “Art in Chicago 1945-1995” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago in 1996. A mid-career retrospective exhibition was shown at the Akron Art Museum in 1986 and traveled to the Chicago Cultural Center in 1987. Solo exhibitions of the recent “Breast Cancer Journal” series have taken place at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, in 1993, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago in 1994, and the Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock in 1996.