Biographical information

Biographical information

A Belarusian-American printmaker, designer, and an art and architectural historian, specializing in Italian Renaissance and Baroque, Anatole Upart received his BFA in Printmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999 and a MA in Art History from UIC in 2011. Currently he is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Art History of the University of Chicago. His dissertation “Slavic Rome: 1450-1750” examines art, architecture, and visual culture of Slavic communities in early modern Rome, Naples, and Venice in the Renaissance and Baroque periods.
Upart has taught at University of Chicago as well as Clemson, Furman, Benedictine, and St. Xavier Universities. He has presented and published on diverse topics ranging from Medieval processions to montage in the cinema of the 30s. His publications include translations for the Art Institute of Chicago’s Vanishing Beauty: Asian Jewelry and Ritual Objects from the Barbara and David Kipper Collection (2016), “Mission in Style: Russian Orthodoxy and Church-building in Illinois” for the University of Belgrade (2017), an article for the issue “Visualizing Past in a Foreign Country: Schiavoni/Illyrian Confraternities and Colleges in Early Modern Italy in comparative perspective,” of Il Capitale Culturale (2018) and a chapter for Modern Architecture and Religious Communities, 1850-1970. Building the Kingdom (2018).
He continues to be involved in printmaking, heraldic history and design, and religious art.



LIST OF EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions

2010: “Hortus Tacitus: Anatole Upart's selected paintings and prints,” Art Matrix, B Zou Art Center, Chicago.
2007: "Anatole Upart: Latest Woodcuts," The Grind, Chicago.
"Anatole Upart: Recent Artworks," The Russian Cultural Center, Wheeling, IL.
2006: “Anatole Upart,” The South Loop Chiropractic Center, Chicago.
1999: “Contemporary Carpets,” Skokie Public Library.
“Anatole Upart: Latest Woodcuts,” Admissions Office, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago.
1998: “Anatole Upart: Russian Avant-garde reconsidered," Lincoln Terrace Art Studio & Gallery, Skokie, IL


Two-Person Exhibitions

2007: “Anatole Upart & John Chuprevich: Selected Works," Bunimovich Residence, Chicago.
2003: “Andrew Passamani & Anatole Upart: Recent Paintings,” Gallery Stilyagi, Chicago.
2001: “Anatole Upart & Eva Panek,” show at 1418 N. North Park, Chicago.
1997: “Under the Picasso: Anatole Upart and Leonid Osseny,” Daley Civic Center, Chicago.

Group Exhibitions

2013: "SNAPP ROLL!" Hoofprint Workshop, Chicago.
2012: "Drawn with a Knife," Morpho Gallery, Chicago.
“23rd Annual International Small Print Show," Chicago Printmakers Collaborative.
2011: "The Generous Beast," Forte Gallery, Chicago.
"The Ethereal Fauna: The Artist's Muse,” H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI.
“22nd Annual International Small Print Show," Chicago Printmakers Collaborative.
2010: “Incised, Bitten and Gouged: Anchor Graphics and the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, 20 Years of Printmaking: Anchor Graphics and Chicago Print Makers Collaborative,” Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago.
“Collaborative,” Fermilab Art Gallery, Fermi Nuclear Laboratory, Batavia, IL.
"The Ethereal Fauna: The Artist's Muse," Tim Robison Art Studio and Gallery, Chicago.
“21st Annual International Small Print Show," Chicago Printmakers Collaborative.
2009: "The Ethereal Fauna," Tim Robison Art Studio and Gallery.
“20th Annual International Small Print Show," Chicago Printmakers Collaborative.
2008: "The Big Bold Black & White Prints Show," Chicago Printmakers Collaborative.
“19th Annual International Small Print Show," Chicago Printmakers Collaborative.
2007: “18th Annual Small Print Show," Chicago Printmakers Collaborative.
“New Members/New Work," Chicago Printmakers Collaborative.
“INK: Works from the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative," Tall Grass Art Association, Park Forest, IL.
2006: "The Chicago Show: Tracks, Cable, Sky and Lake," Chicago Printmakers Collaborative.
"Nature Maker," AllRise Gallery, Chicago.
"3rd LUC Print Biennial," Crown Center Gallery, Loyola University, Chicago.
“17th Annual Small Print Show," Chicago Printmakers Collaborative.
2005: “Paintings Inspired by Emily Oaks Nature Center,” art show, The Emily Oaks Nature Center, Skokie, IL.
"16th Annual Small Print Show," Chicago Printmakers Collaborative.
2004: “Red Shift Film Festival,” art show in conjunction with the festival at Harper College, Palatine, IL.
"15th Annual Small Print Show," Chicago Printmakers Collaborative.
2003: “Burial of the Dead,” ATM space, Around the Coyote, Chicago.
“Impressions: Contemporary Illinois Printmakers,” The Chicago Athenaeum at Schaumburg.
“14th Annual Small Print Show,” Chicago Printmakers Collaborative.
“Just Say No! Chicago Artists Against the War,” The Chicago Athenaeum at Schaumburg.
2002: “Artists on the Belarusian Independence Day,” St. George Belarusian Church, Chicago.
“Spectrum: Contemporary Art of Chicago,” The Chicago Athenaeum at Schaumburg.
"13th Annual Small Print Show," Chicago Printmakers Collaborative.
2001: “Face to Face," Chicago Printmakers Collaborative & Lill Street Art Center.
“Land Beneath White Wings: Belarusian Artists in Chicago," The Chicago Athenaeum at Schaumburg.
"12th Annual Small Print Show," Chicago Printmakers Collaborative.
2000: "BFA exhibition,” The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
"On the Surface," woodcut exhibition, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative.
"Decade of Printmaking," Belloc Lowndes Fine Art, Chicago.
"Around the Coyote," Art Festival, Gallery 213.
"11th Annual Small Print Show," Chicago Printmakers Collaborative.
1999: “Contemporary Young Art at Sotheby’s,” ArtLink at Sotheby’s in Tel-Aviv, Israel, and in Chicago (auctions and exhibitions).
“ArtWork,” gallery of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago at 845 W. Jackson, Chicago.
"Chicago Art Open 1999," Chicago, IL.
"Advanced Printmaking: Fall '99," Admissions Office, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago.
1998: “Print Exchange Exhibition”, SAIC (Chicago), School of Art (Boston), Washington School of Art.
Print Exhibition, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia.
1997: Third show, Gallery Stilyagi, Chicago.
Second show, Gallery Stilyagi, Chicago.
1996: First show, Gallery Stilyagi, Chicago.

Collections

Artworks are in private collections in Belarus, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Switzerland, and the US.