Bert Menco

Bert Menco

Evanston, IL, United States

About Bert Menco

January 9, 1946, Arnhem, The Netherlands, lives in Evanston, IL, USA. Bert Menco is an avocational artist. His images tend to be reflections of inner feelings; 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. Please see also:


2013 - In: Nuno Canelas: “Global Print 2013”, Nucleo de Gravura do G. R. Cultural de Alijó, Alijó, Portugal
2012 - In: Francisco Lara Mora, Clemente Barrena: Sobral, Imprima 2012, Sobral, Ceará, Brazil
2011 - In: “Feest”, 18de Internationale Exlibris en Kleingrafiekwedstrijd, International Ex-Libris Center, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
2010 - In: “Rendezvous Show by Seven Artists from Six Countries”, Colapasta in Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2000 - In: Ivy Sundell, “Art Scene, Chicago 2000”, Crow Woods Publishing, Evanston, IL
1997 - In: Lynne Allen, Phyllis McGibson, Ruth Weisberg: “The Best of Printmaking”, Rockport Publ., Gloucester, MA

Brazil: Dégagé; Italy: Venezia News; Japan: Hokkaido Newspaper; Latvia: Chas Daily; South Korea: Art in Culture; The Netherlands: De Gelderlander, NIW; UK: Coventry Evening Telegraph; US: Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune, Evanston Review

Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL; College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL; Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL; Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, Shenzhen, China; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan; Hyundai Arts Centre Gallery, Ulsan, South Korea; Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL; ECOA, Sobral, Brazil; Internationaal Exlibriscentrum, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium; “Ion-Ionescu” Art Museum, Ploiesti Romania; Joan Flasch Artist’s Book Collection, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL; Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, IL; Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO; Museum Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Future Shows: See top-left on Links on ( Please, contact artist ( in case of interest in acquiring one of his works.


2013 - “Bert Menco, Dutch-Chicago Interactions”, Fireplace Gallery, The Art Center, Highland Park, IL
2012 - “Works on Paper”, Oxalá Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 - “Rendezvous Show by Seven Artists from Six Countries” (individual shows), Colapasta in Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2002 - “Images from Beyond”, Libreria San Pantalon, Venice, Italy
2001 - “Portraits of the Soul”, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

2014 - “Franz von Bayros (1866 -1924) and Others”, Musée de l´Erotisme, Paris, France (travels to China and Poland, 2015)
2014 - “7th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, 400 Artists - 800 Works - 70 Countries”, various locations, Portugal
2013-14 - “Strong Water 4”, The Etching Guild, Riga, several Latvian locations, Jurmala & Riga, Latvia
2013-14 - “4th Lessedra International Painting & Mixed Media Competition”, Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2013 - “The “Iosif Iser” Contemporary Print Biennial Exhibition 10th Edition”, “Ion-Ionescu” Art Museum, Ploiesti, Romania
2013 - “Boston Printmakers 2013 North American Print Biennial”, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston
2012-13 - “Figurism: Narrative and Fantastic Figurative Art from the Illinois State Museum Collection”, Illinois State Museum, IL
2012 - “Recent Works of Resident Artists in Guanlan”, Guanlan Printmaking Base, Shenzhen/Lingshi-Shanxi, China
2012 - “Imprima 2012, Mostra Internacional de Gravura”, Escola de Cultura, Comunicação, Ofícios e Artes, Sobral, Brazil
2011 - 25th Sint-Niklaas Printmaking Biennial: Celebration”, International Ex-Libris Center, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
2005 - “Rotterdam Geraakt”, Museum Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1996/2000 - 3rd & 5th Sapporo International Print Biennales, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan