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Category Individual Artists
Name of Artist John E Rozelle
Country United States
City Chicago
Artistic Styles Abstract
Subject Areas Historical
Art Media Acrylic paint
Artist's Website J E Rozelle website
John E Rozelle

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, John Rozelle holds a B.F.A. with major emphasis in painting and minor concentration in sculpture from Washington University and a M.F.A. in the same media from Fontbonne College. John Rozelle is currently Emeritus Associate Professor in the Drawing and Painting Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His twenty nine years of solo and group shows have included those in New York, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Chicago, St. Louis, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.

A prolific painter and collagist, Rozelle has been awarded top honors and his work is housed among various corporate collections. In 1990, he was recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. His other awards include an international travel grant and Artist in Residency for research in West Africa by the Chicago Artist International Program of the Department of Fine Arts, City of Chicago. In 1989, he was an Artist-in-Residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem. He was awarded a Creative Artists Project Grant in 1988 by the Missouri Arts Council; he won "First Prize/Painting" and "First Prize/Best of Show" for his exhibits at the "Black Creativity" exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, in 1987 and 1985. In 1998, Rozelle was commissioned to install the Middle Passage Project at the 'Dred Scott Courthouse' in St Louis, MO. Since joining the faculty at the School of the Art Institute, he has been awarded four Faculty Enrichment Grants, (1995, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2008) along with a RAP Grant, 1992, Regional Artists Projects and a CAP Grant, 1996, Chicago Artists Projects. In the fall of 2005, Rozelle was Artist – In – Residence at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Roger Brown Facility. In 2007, Rozelle was nominated and elected for inclusion in Who’s Who Among American Teachers & Educators. His work is included in various public and private collections