VoyageChicago, 2018
Glencoe Anchor, 2014


“Conservation Conversation”
David Adler Center for Music and Art
Libertyville, IL
April 2019

ARC Gallery
Chicago, IL
February, 2019

“In View” Group Show
Art Center Highland Park
Highland Park, IL
January 2019

Chimera Loft Group Show
Evanston, IL
December, 2018

Dandelion Gallery
Waukegan Art Walk
Waukegan, IL
May, 2018

Artmakers North Group Show
Northshore Senior Center
Northbrook, IL
April, 2018

A.I.R. Gallery Group Show
Artists-In-Residence Gallery
Glencoe, IL
October, 2017

Sketchbook, An Exhibition of Artists Books
33 Contemporary Gallery
Chicago, IL
September, 2016

Zhou B Art Center
Chicago, IL
July 2016

2-Person Show with James Lambert
Artists-In-Residence Gallery
Glencoe, IL
September 2015

AIR, Wind, Earth and Fire
Artists-In-Residence Gallery
Glencoe, IL
July 2015

Outside the Lines
Artists-In-Residence Gallery
Glencoe, IL
September 2014

Open AIR
Artists-In-Residence Gallery
Glencoe, IL
September 2013

Strange Glue, exhibit and publication
Curated by Todd Bartel
Thompson Gallery, Weston, MA
October 2012

I Can Do That
Curated by Jenny Lam at Variable Space, Chicago, IL
April 2012

The Magic Garden
Painted sculpture exhibit
City of Highland Park, IL
Summer 2012

Group Show
Gallery G, Glencoe, IL, 2012

We Remember Them,
Boocoo Cultural Center, Evanston, IL 2011

Exquisite Corpse,
Curated by Jenny Lam
Fulton Street Collective, Chicago, IL 2011
September 2011

Eclectic: Works on Paper,
Gallery G, Glencoe, IL 2011

Art is Alive in Highland Park,
The Art Center, Highland Park, IL 2011
“Best of Show” award

Members Only,
Gallery G, Glencoe, IL 2010

Highland Park Art Walk,
Highland Park, IL 2010

Visiting Artist, Woodlands Academy,
Lake Forest, IL, 2009

Image and Word,
The Art Center, Highland Park, IL 2009

Hand Made Prints,
Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL, 2009

One-Horse Press Group Show,
Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL 2008

Ten Days in May,
Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL 2007

One of One: Prints Like No Other,
Spudnik Press, Chicago 2007

Peace Tower,
Part of Mark di Suvero’s: Works and Protest, Chicago 2007

The Man Show,
Mars Gallery, Chicago 2007

Fully Caffeinated,
Pick-A-Cup Coffee House, Evanston, IL, 2007

Under the Influence,
Line Drive Gallery, Evanston, IL,  2005

Chicago Art Open,
Chicago, IL 2003, 2004, 2005

..for you were a stranger….,
Hot House gallery space,
Chicago, IL, curated by Rick Tuttle, 2004

Peggy Shearn, Subterranean Subversive (solo show),
Aaron Freeman Gallery, Highland Park, IL 2003

Verses, Volumes, Vision: Art and the Written Word,
Juried Show of the Northbrook Arts Commission;
Northbrook Public Library, Northbrook, IL, 2003

Multiple Visions,
Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL, 2003

Ox Bow Benefits, Chicago 2000-2002

My work has been published in EAST ON CENTRAL,
A Journal of Arts and Letters,
and was featured on the cover of the 2007 issue


2012 – present Studio practice devoted to acrylic and mixed media painting. Studied with painter David Gista.

1995-2012 Studied (darkroom) photography with Arthur Lazar at Lake Forest College and subsequently participated in his critique groups. Worked at the Evanston Art Center’s printmaking studio for several years, making intaglio prints and lithographs. Freelance work in commercial package design.

1992-1994 Columbia College Chicago: studied drawing, design, desktop publishing and computer graphics

1977-1979 Worked as a typesetter at a commercial art and photography studio in Chicago, studied calligraphy and brush lettering through the Chicago Calligraphy Collective, Newberry Library and at suburban art centers.

1971-1974 Studied languages and political science at Michigan State University and the University of Michigan. Studied layout and design, production, typography at Laney College, Oakland, CA. Worked with an alternative publishing collective in Berkeley, CA.