The Illini Union Art Gallery continues the Illini Union's mission to enrich the lives of students and the campus community through the freedom of expression and the value of each individual.

View of the Art Gallery

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The Illini Union Art Gallery is proud to feature shows from local and national artists, as well as works from university staff, faculty, and students. All shows are intended to represent the diverse spirit of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 


The Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Illini Union in the northwest corner of the building.  It is approximately 1900 square feet. The Illini Union serves as the student center for the University of Illinois. The Union provides services daily to thousands of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors to the Illinois campus.

ARTISTS: APPLY to be a featured exhibit for 2022-2023 academic year


  • February 2022: Finding Beauty by Shannon Batman Percoco 

  • December 2021 + January 2022: Living Hosts: Culturing Collaboration by Sarah Marjanovic and Heather Sandy

    Video Experience: youtube video

  • November 2021: The Art of Science with the Institute of Genomic Biology at Illinois curated by Julia Pollack
    Video Experience: youtube video

  • October 2021: Scratch Paper Paradise by Illinois student Bingyu Zhou
    Video Experience: youtube video
  • September 2021: Pandemic Abstractions Art by Jay Daugherty
    Video Experience: youtube video

  • July + August 2021: Serious Silliness: the adventures of agerAnter
    Video Experience: youtube video

  • June 2021: Upcycled Book Art by Michelle HaselHorst
    Video Experience: youtube video

  • April/May 2021: 150 Years: UI Art Creation and Major Art Movements of the World 
    Virtual Experience: youtube video 

  • March 2021: The Eric Show presented by 40North and surrounding High Schools
    Virtual Experience:
     youtube video 

  • February 2021: PANdemIC ENERGY by artist Ralph Roether
    Virtual Experience:
     youtube video 

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