Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions:

Blind Vanities (w/Allison Lacher): Rick Banger Gallery, Online (2019)
Sitting Pretty
 (w/Allison Lacher): 2018 HPAC Gala, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL (2018)
Sell Me Direct : Side/Lot at the Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL (2018)
Warning Signs : Armstrong Gallery, McLean County Art Center, Bloomington, IL (2018)
Good Neighbors (w/Allison Lacher): What It Is, for the Terrain Biennial in Oak Park, IL (2017)
Subdivision (w/Allison Lacher): University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL (2017)
Dummy Vexillography : STNDRD at The Luminary, St. Louis, MO (2016)
Sky Parlor (w/Allison Lacher) : Outhaus, Champaign, IL (2016)
I’m Here for Pets (w/Allison Lacher): Ski Club, Milwaukee, WI (2016)
No Diving (w/ Allison Lacher): Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL (2016)
Water. Water. (w/ Allison Lacher): Museum Blue, St. Louis, MO (2015)
A Kitchen Without a Knife is Not a Kitchen (w/ Allison Lacher): Kitchen Space, Chicago, IL (2015)
Filler : UIS Visual Arts Gallery, University of Illinois Springfield, Springfield, IL (2014)
Find & Found (w/ Erin Hayden): Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL (2014)
Artifacts : Applebee Gallery, MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL (2014)
Sacred : Perkinson Gallery, Millikin University, Decatur, IL (2014)
Additions : James S. Murray Gallery, Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL (2013)
Stacks : Heavy Brow Gallery, Bloomington, IL (2013)
Water and Stone (w/ Michael Rutherford): The Times Club, Iowa City, IA (2013)
In Formal Conversations : University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL (2011)

Selected Group Exhibitions:

Like Sirens (curated by Erin Hayden): Open Gallery, Arts of Life, Glenview, IL (2019)
Collage Office
(curated by Melissa Oresky): The Franklin, Chicago, IL (2019)
(curated by Ian Breidenbach): Neon Heater, Findlay, OH (2019)
In Transit (curated by Lauren Leving): Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL (2018)
John the Revelator (curated by Ian Breidenbach): River House Arts, Toledo, OH (2018)
Outside Jokes (curated by Jesse Malmed): DEMO Project, Springfield, IL (2017)
Suspended States : Tessellate Gallery, Pontiac, MI (2017)
Dock 6 Design & Art #10 (curated by Edra Soto and Dan Sullivan): Dock 6 Collective, Chicago, IL (2017)
Attach Files : 50/50, Kansas City, MO (2017)
: Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, Chicago, IL (2017)
(curated by Mark Joshua Epstein): E. TAY Gallery, New York, NY (2016)
: Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center, Chicago, IL (2016)
Alumni Spectacular 
: University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL (2015)
Uncanny Valley 
: Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN (2015)
Collage + Assemblage 
: (SCENE) Metrospace, East Lansing, MI (2014)
Hoarding, Amassing & Excess 
: NIU Art Museum, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL (2014)
: Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL (2014)
Open Door 9 
: Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN (2013)
: Heavy Brow Gallery, Bloomington, IL (2013)
: Applebee Gallery, MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL (2013)
: Swell Gallery, West Dundee, IL (2012)
Odd Man Out 
: Jan Brandt Gallery, Bloomington, IL (2012)
: Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn Art Space, Brooklyn, NY (2012)
Strange Glue—Collage at 100 
: Thompson Gallery, Weston, MA (2012)
In Your Neighborhood 
: McLean County Art Center, Bloomington, IL (2012)
: Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (2011)
Four More Than Two 
: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (2011)
All New and Exciting 
: McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL (2010)
MFA Invitational 
: Transpace Gallery, Normal, IL (2009)
MFA Biennial 
: University Galleries, Normal, IL (2008)

Selected Exhibitions Curated:

Title Forthcoming : Mark Blanchard, Cassandra Davis, kwabena foli, and Kelly Kristin Jones, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL (2019)
Time Share : Monaco, St. Louis, MO (2019)
Warm Welcome
: Monaco, St. Louis, MO (2019
Let the Fancy
 (co-curated with Allison Lacher): Matt Morris, Rose Nestler, Sherwin Ovid, Preetikah Rajgariah, and Elise Warfield, UIS Visual Arts Gallery, Springfield, IL (2018)
Amanda Bowles, digital dusk shadow storage : UIS Visual Arts Gallery (2018)
demoDEMO (co-curated with Allison Lacher and Brytton Bjorngaard), DEMO Project, Springfield, IL (2018)
Betsy Odom and Rafael E. Vera, Boyish Charms (co-curated*): DEMO Project (2017)
Tom Burtonwood, Opposites Attract (co-curated*): DEMO Project (2017)
Amanda Bowles and Jesse Vogler, Screen Capture I + II : Terrain Biennial Outpost in Enos Park, Springfield, IL (2017)
Melissa Pokorny, Blue at the Edges (co-curated with Allison Lacher): DEMO Project (2017)
NOBODY’S HOME (co-curated*): Lyndon Barrois Jr., Addoley Dzegede, Cole Lu, and Catalina Ouyang, DEMO Project (2017)
Díaz Lewis (Alejandro Figueredo Diaz-Perera and Cara Megan Lewis), Safe Harbor: Work by Díaz Lewis (co-curated with Allison Lacher): UIS Visual Arts Gallery (2017)
Lyndon Barrois Jr., Avez Vous un Crayon? (co-curated with Allison Lacher): UIS Visual Arts Gallery (2016)
Allison Reimus and Rebecca Murtaugh, Hard Candy : DEMO Project (2016)
Mark Joshua Epstein and Will Hutnick, Excavators (co-curated*): DEMO Project (2016)
Edra Soto, TROPICALAMERICAN (co-curated with Allison Lacher): UIS Visual Arts Gallery (2016)
Sage Dawson, Dust (co-curated*): DEMO Project (2015)
Eric Garcia, Strata (co-curated with Allison Lacher): UIS Visual Arts Gallery (2015)
Aimée Beaubien, Winter Thicket (co-curated*): DEMO Project (2015)
Kelly Kaczynski, Awkward & Urgent Objects (co-curated with Allison Lacher): UIS Visual Arts Gallery (2015)

*co-curated with DEMO Project Curatorial Committee

Selected Exhibitions Organized:

Terrain Biennial Outpost in Enos Park (co-organized with Allison Lacher), Springfield, IL (2017)
Sketch Organs (curated by Erin Hayden): Lilli Carré, Kara Gut, Amy Lockhart, and Jessie Mott and Steve Reinke, DEMO Project (2017)
Unfurnished (curated by Erin Hayden): Mel Cook, Max Guy, Liz McCarthy, Betty Roytburd, Emma Safir, and David Sprecher, DEMO Project (2017)
Weight of Light (curated by Melissa Oresky): Paola Cabal, Gina Hunt, Vincent Como, and Angelina Gualdoni, DEMO Project (2017)
Sinking Feeling (curated by Jason Judd): Conrad Bakker, Bethany Carlson, Bill Conger, Eli Craven, Jenny Hansen, and Joel Ross, DEMO Project (2015)
I’m Jealous of Your Failure (curated by Trew Schriefer): UIS Visual Arts Gallery (2014)

Grants, Awards, & Residencies:

HATCH Curatorial Resident, HATCH Projects, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL (2018-2019)
Artist-in-Residence, ACRE, Steuben, WI (2017)
Artist-in-Residence, Ragdale, Lake Forest, IL (2017)
Individual Artist Support Grant, Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, IL (2014)


Floorr Magazine, Issue #11. (2017)
International Painting Annual 3, Exhibition in Print, Cincinnati, OH: Manifest Press. (2014)
New American Paintings #107, Exhibition in Print, Boston, MA: Open Studios Press. (2013)
Strange Glue (Traditional & Avant-garde Collage), Weston, MA: Thompson Gallery, p. 98. (2012)
ABSTRKT, Manifest Volume 57, Cincinnati, OH: Manifest Press. (2011)


Dulcee Boehm, “A Long Distance Goodbye: Reflecting on DEMO Project”, The Rib, 2-6-2018
Leah Triplett Harrington, “In Review: Terrain Biennial”, The Rib, 1-30-2018
Rachel Otwell, “Say It Ain’t So: DEMO Project’s Final Showing Before It’s Demolished”, NPR Illinois, January 10, 2018
Scott Faingold, “Artists in Motion”, Illinois Times, December 7, 2017
Richard Medina, “Outer Limits: Art Outside the City”, F Newsmagazine, October 9, 2017
Scott Faingold, “Enos Park Gets an Artistic Makeover”, Illinois Times, October 5, 2017
John Reynolds, “Terrain Biennial Brings Out Artists in Enos Park Neighborhood”, State Journal Register, October 30, 2017
Rachel Otwell, “Public Art Explodes In Springfield’s Enos Park”, NPR Illinois, September 28, 2017
Laura Kennedy, “‘Subdivision’ Has Open Door Policy For Artists,”, March 23, 2017
Rachel Otwell and Scott Faingold, “The Scene With Artists/Curators Allison Lacher & Jeff Robinson,”, February 23, 2017
Daniel Stumeier, “Jeff Robinson: Dummy Vexillography at STNDRD,” Daily Serving, October 26, 2016
Kerry Cardoza, “A Springfield Curatorial Duo Hangs in Rogers Park: Allison Lacher and Jeff Robinson in Profile,” Newcity Magazine, Chicago, IL, June 28, 2016
“Top V. Weekend Picks (6/10-6/14),” Bad at Sports, Chicago, IL, June 9, 2016
Jason Foumberg, “GO,” Chicago Magazine, May 27, 2016
Allison Lacher & Jeff Robinson, 60 Wrd/Min Art Critic, Review by Lori Waxman,, March 25, 2016
Stefene Russell, “Artist-Run Gallery in City Museum Organizes Under-the-Radar Exhibitions,” St. Louis Magazine, January 14, 2016
Angela Malchionno, “Museum Blue Kicks Off Its Season with Sculpture,” Riverfront Times, November 25, 2015
Willis Ryder Arnold, “The hipness of curating: One year with Museum Blue,” St. Louis Public Radio, November 16, 2015
David Linneweh, “Episode 122: Demo Project,” Studio Break podcast, 22 Oct 2014.
Rachel Otwell, “Alternative Art Spaces: Labors of Love,” NPR Illinois, 9 Oct 2014.
Kevin Bersett, “M.F.A. alums become engines for art in Central Illinois,” STATEside, 19 Sept 2014
David Linneweh, “Episode 120: Erin Hayden & Jeff Robinson,” Studio Break podcast, 4 Sept 2014.
Rachel Otwell, “UIS Gallery Full of Filler,” NPR Illinois, 3 Sept 2014.
Jim Vorel, Robinson Combines 2- and 3-dimensional Elements into Work, Herald & Review, 25 Feb 2014.
David Linneweh, Highlight Episode 20: Jeff Robinson & Steven Linksvayer, Studio Break podcast, 13 Jun 2013.
Brian Prugh, ARTicle: A take on Jeff Robinson and Michael Rutherford’s Water and Stone,, 15 Feb 2013.


MFA, Painting, Illinois State University, Normal, IL (2011)
BA, Painting, University of Illinois Springfield, Springfield, IL (2007)

Professional Experience:

Instructor of Art, University of Illinois Springfield, Springfield, IL (2012-Present)
Gallery Director, Visual Arts Gallery, University of Illinois Springfield, Springfield, IL (2012-Present)
Co-Vice President, Terrain Exhibitions, Oak Park, IL (2018-Present)
Co-Director & Founding Member, DEMO Project, Springfield, IL (2013-2018)