Group Exhibitions

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1999, Sweet Melissa, Painted Steel, 12ft. tall by 8 ft. wide by 10 ft. long

Over the past 45 years, Michael Dunbar has participated in hundreds of “Group Exhibitions.” Starting with important regional group exhibitions in the early stage of his career, he later expanded to participate in significant national group exhibitions at Grounds for Sculpture, the Pier Walk exhibitions in the late 90’s and others. 

 

Most recently, Michael Dunbar has exhibited in important group exhibitions in Europe and has taken the top honors in two major group  exhibitions in China.

 

Continuing to create new sculpture during the pandemic, Michael Dunbar has participated in two major Group exhibitions this year at the Flint Institution of Arts in Flint,  Michigan. 

2021   3D: Focus on the Abstract, Henry Gallery. at the Flint Institute of the Arts in Flint Michigan

2021    Pure Abstraction, at the Flint Institute of the Arts in Flint, Michigan 

2020   “89th Annual Exhibition of Professional Members” Arts Club of Chicago; Chicago, IL

2019   “Human • Nature: 2019 International Sculpture Exhibition” Zhengzhou Sculpture Park; Zhengzhou, China

2016   “5th Wuhu Liu Kaiqu Award International Sculpture Exhibition” Wuhu Annhui, China

2014   “Eye-to-Eye, Color and Form” Schmidt Fine Art Center; Southwestern Illinois University, Belleville, IL

2013   “86th Annual Exhibition of Professional Members” Arts Club of Chicago; Chicago, IL

2012   “Sculpture by Michael Dunbar, Paintings by Harold Gregor” Cinema Gallery; Urbana, IL

2011   “84th Exhibition of Professional Members” Arts Club of Chicago; Chicago, IL

2010   “Summer Sculpture” Grounds for Sculpture; Hamilton, NJ

2009   “83rd Exhibition of Professional Members” Arts Club of Chicago; Chicago, IL

2008   “Group Dialogue” Gerald Peters Gallery; Santa Fe, NM

2007   “Sculpture Tour” Western Michigan University; Kalamazoo, MI

2007   “82nd Exhibition of Professional Members” Arts Club of Chicago; Chicago, IL

2006   “Art in 3-D Pixels Realized” Illinois Institute of Technology; Chicago, IL

2006   “Sculpture on the Prairie ’06” Wandell Sculpture Garden; Urbana, IL

2005   “81st Exhibition of Professional Members” Arts Club of Chicago; Chicago, IL

2003   “80th Exhibition of Professional Members” Arts Club of Chicago; Chicago, IL

2002   “David Hickey Selects: Maquettes for Pier Walk 2002” Chicago, IL

2002   “Sculpture on the Prairie ’02” Wandell Sculpture Park; Urbana, IL

2002  “Maquettes for Monuments”  Krasl Art Center; St. Joseph, MI2002   “Models for Large Scale Works”  West Bend Art Museum; West Bend, WI

2001   “79th Exhibition of Professional Members” Arts Club of Chicago; Chicago, IL

2001   “Pier Walk 2001” Navy Pier; Chicago, IL

2000   “A Selection of Maquettes from Pier Walk 2000” Schmucker Art Gallery; Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA

2000   “6 Scultori Americani dal’Illinois” Comune di  Roma Assessorato alle Politiche Culturali; Rome, Italy

2000   “Maquettes” Sarasota Season of Sculpture; Sarasota, FL

2000   “Pier Walk 2000” Navy Pier; Chicago, IL

2000   “Sculpture on the Prairie” Wandell Sculpture Park; Urbana, IL

1999   “Pier Walk ’99” Navy Pier; Chicago, IL

1999   “Sculpture on the Prairie ‘99” Wandell Sculpture Park; Urbana, IL

1998   “Pier Walk ’98” Navy Pier; Chicago, IL

1997   “Pier Walk ’97” Navy Pier; Chicago, IL

1997   “Three Illinois Sculptors” Rockford Art Museum; Rockford, IL

1996   “Pier Walk ’96” Navy Pier; Chicago, IL

1995-6, “University of Notre Dame Sculpture Project” University of Notre Dame; South Bend, IN.

1995   “Bernbaum Sculpture Walk” Ravinia Festival; Highland Park, IL

1994   “Chicago: The Third Dimension” Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art; Chicago, IL

1991   “Abstract Works” Struve Gallery; Chicago, IL

1991   “Out of Time” Illinois State University; Bloomington-Normal, Bloomington, IL

1991   “Sculpture by and for Visionaries” Waterfront Gallery; Peoria, IL

1990  “Summer Sculpture Garden” Riverwalk Gallery, Naperville, Illinois

1990  “Partners in Purchase” State of Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1989  “Sculpture Walk” Chicago River Park, Chicago, Illinois

1989  “Three Illinois Sculptors” Allen Center, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

1989 .”International Art Expo” Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois                                               

1989  “IL Bronzetto, Exhibit of Bronze Maquettes” Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago,

1988  “Sculpture In the Landscape” The Paine Art Center, Oshkosh, Wisconsin                                                                              

1986  “Exterior / Interio”, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois

1986 “International Art Expo” Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois

1986  “Sculpture Tour 85/86” University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

1986  “New Traditions in Sculpture” Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, Illinois

1985  “Chicago Sculpture” Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois

1985  “Chicago Sculpture Society Exhibition” Chain of Lakes Cultural Center, Libertyville, Illinois

1985  “New Traditions in Sculpture” Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois 

1984  “Centennial Sculpture Exhibition” Augustana Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

1984  “Two Contemporary Springfield Artists” Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL.

1983 .”Michael Dunbar, Solo Exhibit of Sculpture” Eureka College, Eureka, Illinois

1983  “Eighteen Illinois Sculptors” Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois

1983  “Rockford and Vicinity Exhibition” Rockford, Illinois

1983  “Chicago International Mile2, Sculpture Exhibition” Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois

1983  “Ten Illinois Sculptors” Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois 

1982  “Mayor Byrne’s Mile of Sculpture” Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois

1978  “Illinois Shakespeare Festival Outdoor Sculpture Program” Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois  

1977  “Art in Public Places, Kentucky” Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, City, County Arts Council, Paducah, Kentucky

1979  “Mid-American Art Exhibition” Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, Kentucky

1979  “Group Show” Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, Illinois

1979  “Group Show” Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, Illinois

1978  “Illinois Traveling Sculpture Exhibition II” Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, Illinois

1978  “Group Show” Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois 

1978  “Group Show” Lincoln College, Lincoln, Illinois

1978  “Group Show” Paul Sargent Art Gallery, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

1977 “Art in Public Places” Kentucky, City, County Arts Council, Paducah, Kentucky

1977 “19th Annual National Exhibition of Prints and Drawings” Oklahoma Art Center,  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1977 “3-D 77” Union League club of Chicago, Three-Dimensional Art Show, Chicago,

1976  “Rockford and Vicinity Show” Rockford, Illinois

1974 “Illinois Invitational Exhibition” Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois

1974 “26th Annual Mid States Art Exhibition” Evansville Museum of Arts and Science,  Evansville, Indiana

1974 “3rd Annual Mid States Traveling Art Exhibit” Evansville, Indiana