Virginia O. Roeder MA, MFA

Virginia O. Roeder was born in Ohio.  She received her M.A. and M.F.A. degrees in painting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was chosen to represent UW-Madison in the 40 Painters From 40 Universities Exhibition, which travelled throughout the United States with posters sent to all U.S.A. Embassies. 

Ms. Roeder has taught drawing, painting, design and 20th Century American Art History at: the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Missouri-Columbia and the Evanston Art Center, Illinois.

Virginia has exhibited widely and her paintings have been represented by:        Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago; The Plum Line Gallery, Evanston; Ayers-Steinmetz Incorporated, Chicago; and J. Sebastian Volpe, Toronto, Canada.

Public Collections:                                                                                  Kirkland & Ellis Law Offices, Chicago, Illinois                                                 Baker & McKenzie Law Offices, Chicago, Illinois                                        Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin                                                        JackDanielsDistilleryArtCollection,Lexington,Kentucky                                                                                              First National Bank of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois                                          Hector Duarte's Cario de Guadelupe Butterfly Mural Project, Zamora, Mexico

Ms. Roeder was Visiting Artist at Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri;      curated the exhibitions: Painting/Sculpture Borders, Evanston Art Center, and       Our Heritage Remembered, Lieberman Centre, Skokie, Illinois.  She served as Chair of the Evanston Arts Council from 2002-2004.

Beginning in 2011, Virginia spends two weeks every year as artist-in-residence at Penland School of Crafts, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, near Asheville, North Carolina.

Summer 2014, Ms. Roeder was accepted as an artist/ painter in the Illinois Artisans Program of The Illinois State Museum.



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