<< Back to Galleries

The von Hess Gallery features three exhibitions per year by nationally recognized, award-winning illustrators who visit UArts to speak about their process, technique and the contemporary marketplace. The gallery’s unique mission is to educate our students and community about the profession of illustration and offer an opportunity to closely examine works by leading illustrators.

Each exhibition includes 30 to 40 unique pieces of art, which allow for a comprehensive and in-depth view of each illustrator’s portfolio. The display case on the gallery floor features examples of the work in context, including everything from sketchbooks, book covers, merchandise, products and more.

The Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery is the only space located within a national educational institution that exclusively shows illustration.

Location:
Anderson Hall
333 S. Broad St., 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Hours: Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Contact: 215-717-6240

Thumbnail

The Art of Selina Alko 
Exhibition Dates: Aug. 26, 2018 – Nov. 15, 2019 
Public Presentation: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 ,1:00 – 2:30 p.m., Gershman Chapel
Reception: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery, Anderson Hall, 7th floor

Thumbnail

The Art of Lisk Feng
Exhibition Dates: Nov. 21, 2019 – March 5, 2019
Public Presentation: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., Gershman Chapel
Reception: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery, Anderson Hall, 7th floor

Thumbnail

The Art of Gregory Manchess
Exhibition Dates: March 16 – May 3, 2020
Public Presentation: Thursday, April 2, 2020, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., Gershman Chapel
Reception: Thursday, April 2, 2020, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery, Anderson Hall, 7th floor

20192020
Selina Alko
Lisk Feng
Gregory Manchess

20182019
Wesley Allsbrook
Andrea D’Aquino
Armando Veve

20172018
Jonathan Bartlett
James Yang
JooHee Yoon

20162017
Sara Jacoby
Katherine Streeter
Sam Wolfe Connelly

20152016
Robert Byrd
James Gurney
Victo Ngai

20142015
Melinda Beck
Rudy Gutierrez
David Palumbo

20132014
Polly Becker
Josh Cochran
Jon Krause

20122013
Chris Buzelli
Brian Cronin
Jessica Hische

20112012
Jody Hewgill
Kinuko Kraft

20102011
Leo and Diane Dillon
Jon Foster
Sterling Hundley

20092010
Steve Brodner
Roger Hane
Charles Santore

20072008
John Jude Palencar
Jerry Pinkney
Yuko Shimizu

2006-2007
Guy Billout
Joseph Didomenico
Greg Spalenka

2005-2006
Harry Bliss
Jack Unruh
David Weisner

2004-2005
Natalie Ascencios
Mark English
Brad Holland

2003-2004
Don Daily
Bernie Fuchs
Thomas Leonard

2002-2003
Martin French
Brian Pinkney
Mark Summers

2001-2002
Cathie Bleck
Peter de Seve
Francis Livingston

2000-2001
Jordin Isip
Earl Lewis
Todd Zalewski

1999-2000
James Bennett
Megan Berkheiser
John Ennis

1998-1999
Jonathan Barkat
Gregory Manchess
Wilson McLean

1997-1998
Brian Ajhar
Mary Grand Pre
Anita Kunz

1996-1997
Braldt Bralds
Tim O'Brien
Charles Santore

1995-1996
Mark Fredrickson
C.F. Payne
Gennady Spirin

1994-1995
Gary Kelley
Marvin Mattelson
Jack Unruh

1993-1994
Jerry Pinkney
David Wilcox
Kathleen Ziegler

1992-1993
Robert Byrd
Etienne Delessert
Jim Spanfeller