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artist , educator

Gordon Michael Ligocki, American artist, educator. Named Friend of the Arts in Education, Indiana Art Education Association, 1991. Member of International Society of Visual Sociology.


Ligocki, Gordon Michael was born on September 7, 1943 in Hammond, Indiana, United States. Son of Michael and Regina (Hlodnicki) Ligocki.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1965. Master of Arts in Drawing, University Iowa, 1967. Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture, University Illinois, 1968.

Postgraduate, Governor's State University, 1992.


Writer Arts Indiana, Indianapolis, 1987-1991. Writer, art critic Hammond (Indiana) Times, 1985-1993. Instructor life drawing Art Barn, Valparaiso, Indiana, since 1989.

Associate professor Purdue University, Hammond, 1992-1997. Gallery director, adjunct professor Indiana University Northwest, Gary, 1992—2001. Associate professor Valparaiso University, 1990—2001.

Assistant professor Ancilla College, since 2003. Professor art & sociology, spirituality Lindenwood Betreat, Donaldson. Panelist Indiana Arts Commission, Indianapolis, 1989.

Consultant on drawing Collegiate Press, Alta Loma, California, 1995. Curator individual shows Midwest Museum of America Art, Elkhart, Indiana, 1991, Northern Indiana Art Association, Munster, Indiana, Gary Comty. Mental Health, Hammond Public Library.


  • Other Work

    • One-person shows include R.H. Love Gallery, Chicago, 1992, Herr Chambliss Gallery, Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1992, Uncle Freddies Gallery, Highland, Indiana, 2003-2006. Contributor articles to newspapers and professional publications.


Member of International Society of Visual Sociology.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: gardening.


Married Rita K. Herdaliska, January 25, 1968 (divorced June 1980). 1 child, Ian Gabriel. Married Linda Lee Heinsen, October 30, 1994.

Michael Ligocki

Regina (Hlodnicki) Ligocki

Rita K. Herdaliska

Linda Lee Heinsen

Ian Gabriel Ligocki