Represented by Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL, Josh Lilley, London, UK, and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY


Masters of Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Bachelors of Fine Arts, Illustration Department, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI


House Sounds, Josh Lilley Gallery, London, UK


Nightshade, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY

Celeste Rapone and Ryan Mosely, Josh Lilley LA Pop-Up Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA


Controlled Burn, Corbett vs Dempsey, Chicago, IL


The Big Dig (Virtual), Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL

Retreat, Josh Lilley Gallery, London, UK (solo)

Celeste Rapone and Sarah Peters, Zidoun-Bossuyt, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg


Future Amateur, Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, CA (solo)


Everlast: Celeste Rapone and Betsy Odom, Corbett vs Dempsey, Chicago, IL

Celeste Rapone and Justin O’Brien, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY


Celeste Rapone and Jenn Smith, Julius Caesar Gallery, Chicago, IL


Presence as a Pause: Interiority and Its Radical Immanence, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE

Neo Chicago, The Peninsula, Chicago, IL

Group Exhibition, Marianne Boesky Gallery Aspen, Aspen, CO

Women on the Verge, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

Framing the Female Gaze: Women Artists and New Historicism, Lehman College, Bronx, NY

Flesh & Flowers: Made in America, No Name Gallery, Paris, FR


A Place for Me: Figurative Painting Now, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston, MA


Wild Frontiers, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA

In Situ, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY and Aspen, CO

Time Takes a Cigarette, Josh Lilley London, UK


Drinking the Reflection, Russo Lee Gallery, Portland, OR


Stains on a Decade, Josh Lilley Gallery, London, UK

Behind Face, Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Small Paintings, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL


Five Propositions, Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, CA

On Anxiety, Cleve Carney Gallery, Glen Ellyn, IL

Stretching out the Cramp: A Drawing Survey from 2017, Green Door Gallery, Chicago, IL

Women Painting Men, Riverside Arts Center, Riverside, IL


8, Elizabeth Houston Gallery, New York, NY

Not Knowing, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL

Minds Eye I, Ed Paschke Art Center, Chicago, IL

Layer Cake, Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

Close to Me, Roots and Culture, Chicago, IL


Figure It Out, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA

Storytelling, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA


Seven, Elizabeth Houston Gallery New York, NY


Ground Floor: A Biennial Exhibition of New Art For Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

Luminarts Cultural Foundation Visual Arts Exhibition, Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Hoarding, Amassing, and Excess, Northern Illinois Art Museum, DeKalb, IL


Should have gave you my number, Art Amalgamated, New York

American Painting Today: Physical and Visceral, Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI

Union Civic and Arts Foundation Visual Arts Competition, Chicago, IL

MFA Thesis Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Severe Style, LeRoy Neiman Center Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL


I Speak American, The Gallery at Delaware County Community College, Media, PA


Emerging Artists 2009, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY

INPLACE, SOHO20 Chelsea, New York, NY

ATOA (Artists Talk on Art) Winners Exhibition, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY


Rockers and Posers, Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY


The Last Word, Pierro Gallery of South Orange, South Orange, NJ

RISD Alumni Exhibition, Caelum Gallery, New York, NY

RISD Senior Invitational Exhibition, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

RISD Illustration Departmental Exhibition, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI


Finalist, Chicago Artadia Award


Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Recipient


Working Artist Grant Recipient


Teaching Fellowship, Department of Painting and Drawing, SAIC, Chicago, IL


First Place, Emerging Artists 2009, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY


Artist Fellowship, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY

Winner, Curator’s Choice, ATOA (Artists Talk on Art)


School of Visual Arts Summer Residency Program, Painting and Mixed Media, New York, NY

Winner, Rhode Island School of Design Alumni Exhibition, Caelum Gallery, New York, NY

Illustration Departmental Award for Excellence in Figure Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI


“The Art of Being Along, Together”, Hyperallergic, Nancy Zastudil, August 24, 2023

“Art 50 2023: Chicago’s Artists’ Artists”, New City, Susan Aurinko, contributions by Emeline Boehringer, Annette LePique, Vasia Rigou, Jen Torwudzo-Stroh with additional items by Regan Dockery, Ryan Fazio, Nicole NeSmith and Nicky Ni, Sept. 5, 2023

“What to See: Best Exhibitions in Aspen 2023”, Whitewall, Pearl Fontaine, Aug. 1, 2023

“A Conversation with Celeste Rapone: Episode 148”, Cerebral Women Podcast, April 19, 2023

“Celeste Rapone”, Sound & Vision Podcast, March 16, 2023

“Adulting According to Celeste Rapone”, Frieze, Tom Morton, March 30, 2023

“7 Questions for Chicago Painter Celeste Rapone on the Sounds and Textures of her Home”, Artnet, March 23, 2023

“Celeste Rapone Crosses the River to the Jersey Side in a New Body of Work”, Forbes, Brienne Walsh, May 11, 2022

“At the ICA, ‘A Place For Me’ breathes new life into an old art form”, Boston Globe, Murray Whyte, May 12, 2022


HORS D’OEUVRE #1 - The Watermelon Issue, Anna Broujean, July 2021

Common Practice: Basketball and Contemporary Art, Published by Skira, Edited by Carlos Rolon and Dan Peterson, May 2021

“ARTnews in Brief: Nicelle Beauchene Gallery Now Represents James Miller—and More from April 23, 2021”, ARTnews, Tessa Solomon, Claire Selvin, Alex Greenberger, April 19, 2021

“Week in Review: African Film Archive Destroyed in Fire; NY Museums Can Open at 50%”, Hyperallergic, Jasmine Weber, April 22, 2021

“Marianne Boesky Gallery now representing Celeste Rapone”,

Celeste Rapone “Controlled Burn” at Corbett vs Dempsey, Chicago Artist Writers, Journie Kirdain, Nov. 2, 2021

“Artists Capture Moments of Stillness Amid COVID-19 in Group Exhibition”, Hypebeast, Keith Estiler, Jan 12, 2021

“In Situ - New Paintings: Inspired Art in Quarantine at Marianne Boesky Gallery”, Provokr, Ines Valencia, Jan 29, 2021


“Artists Who Travel Through Time”, Luxembourg Times, Yasmin Elci, Sept 18, 2020

“The Figure Does Not Win Every Time: In Discussion with Celeste Rapone”, Femme Art Review, Elaine Tam, July 30, 2020

“5 of the Best Artworks to Be Found at the Armory Show, From a $210,000 Livestream of the Sun to the ‘Amazing Black-Man”, ArtNet, Andrew Goldstein, March 5, 2020

The Essential Artists You Need to Know Right Now, Elephant Magazine, Emily Steer, February 7, 2020


“Playful Interplay of Volumes and Colours Command Celeste Rapone’s Paintings”, Art Verge, Yannis Kostarias, March 8th, 2019

New American Paintings Midwest Issue No. 143

“Celeste Rapone; Lenz Geerk”, Artillery Magazine, Annabel Osberg, September 18th, 2019

“7 NAP Alumni Shows You Can’t Miss”, New American Paintings Blog, September 18th, 2019

“Celeste Rapone and Betsy Odom: Everlast”, Fabrik Magazine, February 18th, 2019

GAYLETTER, November/December 2018, Letter 471, "Art: Rose-tinted - Justin Liam O'Brien & Celeste Rapone", Editors, December 1, 2018

KT Hawbaker, “Curator Gwendolyn Zabicki talks Kierkegaard, FOMO and the relationship between art and anxiety”, Chicago Tribune, August 29

KT Hawbaker, “KT Hawbaker, “Crushing the patriarchy with one look”, Chicago Tribune, May 25


“Celeste Rapone and Jenn Smith at Julius Caesar”, Chicago Artist Writers, Kelly Reaves, June 2017

“Fun and Fresh Directions in Painting”, New City, Alan Pocaro, March 2017


New American Painting Midwest Issue 125


“All the Beautiful, Expensive, and Corny Art I saw at Art Basel This Year”,

Vice Media

, December 2015, Nick Gazin


The Georgia Review, Featured Artist, “Material Memories”, Jenny Gropp Hess, Fall 2012


New American Paintings MFA Annual, Juror: Dominic Molon, Chief Curator, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis


Nancy Clare Caponi, Profile: The Art of Celeste Rapone, Makeshift Magazine, Issue #5


CMYK Magazine, Issue #39


ArtInfo, Discover New Talent, May 15th, 2007,