Marcelino Stuhmer earned his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000. He has participated in artist residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts (2006), Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2000), Cittadellarte-Pistoletto Foundation in Biella, Italy (2002), and completed a two-year research fellowship at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam (2001-2002). Stuhmer's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Solo projects include “Get Ready to Shoot Yourself” at Jade Art Gallery in Bergamo, Italy (2009), “The Recurring Dream” at the Chicago Cultural Center (2008), “Transmission of Conflict” at Galerie Kusseneers in Antwerp (2003) and “Little Triggers” in the Playstation at Galerie Fons Welters in Amsterdam (2003). Group exhibitions include “PAINTING FOREVER: Young Artists from the Essl Collection” at the Essl Museum of Contemporary Art in Vienna (2012), “VOX VIII” at Vox Populi Gallery (2012), “Cinematic Bodies” at Zolla Lieberman Gallery in Chicago (2011) and “Bilingual: Art at the Intersection Between Painting and Video” at Columbia College in Chicago (2008). Stuhmer has won a number of grants and prizes including a CAAP Grant in Chicago (2007), the Royal Prize for Painting in The Netherlands (2001), a Mondrian International Publication and Exhibition Grant (2003), and was named Best International Sculptor at the 4th Arte Laguna International Art Prize in Venice, Italy (2011). Stuhmer's work has been featured in New American Painting, Art Forum International, NRC Handlesblad in The Netherlands, The Chicago Tribune and Milwuakee Journal Sentinal, among others. He was a visiting artist in the Critical Dialogues Graduate Student Lectures at Tyler School of Art (2011), at DePaul University in Chicago (2011) and a “Remote Lecture” via Skype at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa (2009). He has taught at the University of Chicago, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Since fall 2011, he has been an assistant professor and the Painting coordinator in the Interdisciplinary Fine Arts program at the University of the Arts.