“My images tend to deal with confined spaces containing certain characters that reach out to one another but do not quite succeed in meeting; hiding behind reality, masking yourself, or trying to show with the mask how you really feel. Maybe one's normal face is really a mask?”

2019 - Special award: “18th Lessedra World Art Print Annual Mini Print”, Lessedra Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2008, 2014, 2015 & 2018 -Artist's Residency: “Ragdale Foundation”, Lake Forest, IL
2011 & 2015 - Artist's Residency: Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, Shenzhen, China
2013 - Materials Award: Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial
2011 & 2013
First Prize Established Artists' Category: “One Inspired Evening Art Auction”, Chicago, IL
- Third prize: “Imprima 2012, Mostra Internacional de Gravura, Sobral, Brazil
2001 - Curator's Choice Artist “Around the Coyote” Fall Arts Festival, Chicago, IL
1996 - Sponsors' Prize, 3rd Sapporo International Print Biennale, Sapporo, Japan
1995 - Award of Excellence, 12th North Shore Art League Midwest Print Show, Chicago, IL

(For Current and Upcoming see Links)
Solo Exhibtions
- 2020  - “Inspired -Transpired -Expired”, Firecat Projects, Chicago, IL 
2015 - 2018  - Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL
Bert Menco Re-invented, Re-invent Gallery, Lake Forest, IL
2013 -Bert Menco, Dutch-Chicago Interactions”, The Art Center Highland Park, Highland Park, IL
- Solo show as part of “Rendezvous Show by Seven Artists from Six Countries”, Colapasta Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

Group Exhibitions

2023  - “Vison of Interaction: International Contemporary Printmaking Ecosystem", China Printmaking Museum, Guanlan/Shenzhen, China
2014/2016/2018/2020  - “7th-10th International Printmaking Bienal of Douro”, Côa Museum, Vila Nova de Côa; Espaço Corpus Christi, Vila Nova de Gaia; Library and Auditorium, Alijó, Portugal
2018 - “1st International Triennial of Graphic Art Livno”, Art Gallery of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
5 - Current World Graphics par Excellence, The Exhibition Hall of Vilema Wünscheho, Haviov-Podlesi, Czech Republic

- '13
 - On and Of Paper: Selections from the Illinois State Museum Collections, Illinois State Museum Galleries, Chicago, Springfield, & Whittington, IL
2012 -
Imprima 2012 - Mostra Internacional de Gravura, Escola de Cultura, Comunicaçao, Oficíos e Artes (ECOA, Sobral, Brazil
2012 - “
Pulled, Pressed & Printed, Chicago, Chicago Cultural Center, Expo 72 Gallery, Chicago, IL
- “25th Sint-Niklaas Printmaking Biennial: Printmaking Unraveled; Topic: “Celebration””, International Ex-Libris Center, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
- Art Edition; Seoul International Print, Photo & Edition Works Art Fair (SIPA 2010) represented by
Gallery Mac, Bexon Convention Center,
Busan, South Korea

Books, Catalogues, and Projects
- In: “1st International Triennial of Graphic Arts in Livno”, Franciscan Museum and Gallery Gorica-Livno, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
- In: Ulrich Goette Himmelblau: “Art Compass”, Who's Who in Visual Art, Art Domain Group, Quedlinburg, Germany.
2015 - In
: Bob Hiebert, Sidney Block: “Return of the Exquisite Corpse”, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL.
- In: Li Kang: “2008-2014 Growing Wisdom Guanlan Prints”, Guanlan Orginal Printmaking Base, Shenzhen, China
2014 - In: Nuno Canelas: “Global Print 2013, 90 Artists 90 Prints 60 Countries”, Grafica do Norte, Douro Region, Portugal.
2008, '10, '11, '14
- In: “Mini Print, 7th, 9th, 1oth, and 13th Lessedra World Art Print Annual”, Lessedra Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects, Sofia, Bulgaria.
- In: Dennis Michael Jon: “Boston Printmakers 2013 North American Print Biennial”, Boston Printmakers, Inc. , Boston, MA.
- In: Francisco Lara Mora, Clemente Barena, “Imprima 2012, Mostra Internacional de Gravura”, Sobral, Ceará, Brazil.

- In: “Feest (Celebration)”, 18de Internationale Exlibris en Kleingrafiekwedstrijd, Internationaal Exlibris Centrum, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.
- In: “Rendezvous Show by Seven Artists from Six Countries”, Colapasta Gallery, Seoul, South Korea.

Print Art (large review in Chinese, Shenzhen, China)
Chicago Reader
(among others) & Reader's Guide (Chicago, IL)
Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL)
Chicago Weekly (online), The Independent Voice of the University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Contemporary Impressions (Peachtree City, GA)
New Art Examiner
(an insightful review by Diane Thodos) (Chicago, IL)
Evanston Review (Evanston, IL) (on-line, Chicago, IL)
artdaily (Mexico City, Mexico; The First Art Paper on the Net)
Art in Culture (Seoul, South Korea)
Hokkaido Newspaper (Sapporo, Japan)
Il Gazzettino (Venezia, Italy)
Coventry Evening Telegraph (Coventry, UK)
Arnhemse Courant (Arnhem, The Netherlands)
De Nieuwe Krant (Arnhem, The Netherlands)
De Gelderlander (Veluwezoom, The Netherlands)

China Print Art Museum, Guanlan, Shenzhen, China

Douro Museum Printmaking Collection, Peso da Régua, Portugal
Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL, USA
Etching Guild Collection, Riga, Latvia
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan
Hyundai Arts Centre Gallery, Ulsan, South Korea
Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL, USA
Imprima Collection, Sobral, Brazil
International Ex-Libris Center, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Ion-Ionescu Art Nuseum of Prahova County, Ploeisti, Romania
Joan Flasch Artist’s Book Collection, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL, USA
Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL, USA
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
Museum Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, USA
Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL



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