Lewis University Art Gallery is exhibiting “Superhero and Before,” a Frank Trankina Solo Art Show, through March 28 on the university’s main campus in Romeoville. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily.
“Superhero and Before” is a major solo exhibition of Trankina. The paintings highlight his new series of pop-culture influenced superhero works and thematic based still-life paintings from his recent bodies of work.
A Chicago resident, Trankina received a master of fine arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a master’s and bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University. He was the 2011 recipient of the Alexander Rutsch Award in Painting and is a professor of art in painting at Northern Illinois University. His work has been exhibited internationally and nationally in Tokyo, Japan, Cambridge, England, San Diego, Dallas, New York City and in the Midwest region. Trankina’s work is in numerous private and public collections including the Rockford Art Museum and Illinois State Museum permanent collections.
Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.
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