Curriculum Vitae

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Education

THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Major: Art and Technology

Professional Experience

COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO

Adjunct Faculty, Interactive Arts and Media (2006 to Present)

Teach Digital Image Design course. Instruct students in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop software. Provide one-on-one consultation for students to ensure the best possible learning outcomes. In partnership with the Academic Coordinator, build and implement new collaboration-based curriculum that emphasizes design theory, critique, and new media.

CROWN POINT HIGH SCHOOL

Holographic Consultant and Instructor (1993)

Designed an introductory holography lab for art and science students. Created training resources and facilitated a two-day workshop for faculty and staff on holographic techniques and proper lab use.

One and Two Person Exhibitions

2015 Past, Green Home Chicago, Chicago, IL

2007 Perception of Depth: 3D Show, Spot Six, Chicago, IL

Group Exhibitions

2018 December Show, Blackmoon Gallery & Studio, Oak Park, IL

2008 The Art of Play, 416 Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008 Looptopia, ATC Riverfront Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007 Chicago Art Open, Iron Studios, Chicago, IL

2006 Spring Faculty Show: Part One, 416 Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006 Top Forty, Los Angeles Center of Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA

2005 Fall Staff Showcase, Glass curtain Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005 7th Psychedelic Revolution Art Happening, Mars Gallery, Chicago, IL

2004 Annual Prints Exhibition, Mitchell Place Gallery, Muncie, IN

2002 Digital Exploration, Porno4Potheads Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1997 Around the Coyote, Always Ink Tattoo Studio/Gallery, Chicago, IL

1994 Art Tent, Lollapalooza Music Festival, Tinley Park, IL

Curatorial Experience

Shop Columbia advisory board member, Columbia College Chicago (2015 to 2016)

Participate in the selection of student work. Provide feedback and suggestions on work that is not accepted with the goal of improving those students’ future submissions.

Albert P. Weisman Award committee member and advisor, Columbia College Chicago (2009 to Present)

Cultivate respected arts professionals to serve as jurors. Manage and participate in the proposal review and selection process. Mentor award recipients over the course of proposal implementation. Advise artists on their culminating exhibition. Serve on the team that chooses annual best in show honor and purchase award.

Student Curatorial Projects lead – Interactive Arts and Media, Columbia College Chicago (2009 to 2013)

Co-created, produced, curated, and installed an annual exhibition that brought together first-year students from all of the college’s artistic disciplines with work that broadly explored and interpreted a single theme.

Art Connects juror, Friends of the Chicago River (2006)

Participated in selecting proposals by local and national sculptors for a large-scale outdoor public exhibit on the Chicago River-walk at sites adopted by seven corporate sponsors -- The Boeing Company, General Growth Properties, Nuveen Investments, Prime Group Realty, Two North Riverside Plaza, Unitrin, and Winston & Strawn.

Publications

Self-published

Fifty Elvis Fans Can Be Wrong - published 2015 (artist book limited edition of 50)

Bibliography

2015 “Weston Morris “Past” at Green Home Chicago” by Andrew Oleksiuk, Sense-Net Media, February 2015

2007 Drawing Blood in Bridgeport” by Kevin Nance, Chicago Sun-Times, October 2007