Education

Master of Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago – 2015

Master of Education, Human Resource Education: e-Learning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – 2010

Master of Fine Arts, Painting, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois  – 1997

Bachelor of Science, Painting and Graphic Art, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois – 1985

 

Exhibition Record

Solo Exhibitions

2018     “Glimmer” ARC Gallery. 1463 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL

2008    Untitled, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL

2000    “Tipped Planes” McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL

1998      “Landscape Series II” Barrington High School Art Gallery, Barrington, IL

1997      “The Space Between” Graphic Source Art Gallery, Barrington, IL

             “Landscape Series I” Graduate Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

1996      “What-A-Color” BAAC Gallery at Barrington Area Library, Barrington, IL

1994      “Harvest Series” BAAC Gallery Walk, Graphic Source Art Gallery, Barrington, IL

Three Person Exhibitions

2001   “Tipped Planes” Gallery 510 Arts Guild, LTD, Decatur, IL

Group Exhibitions

2018    “ID Show” Koehnline Musuem of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL

"Faculty Faculty" Old Courthouse Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

 "Taking a Risk" ARC Members Exhibit. ARC Gallery Chicago. 2156 N. Damen, Chicago, IL

2017    "It Figures" ARC Gallery Chicago. 2156 N. Damen, Chicago, IL

            2017 Quad-State Biennial. Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL - Honorable Mention Award

  “Seeing RED” ARC Gallery Chicago. 2156 N. Damen, Chicago, IL

McHenry County College Art Faculty Exhibit, MCC, Crystal Lake, IL

2014    McHenry County College Art Faculty Exhibit, MCC, Crystal Lake, IL

2012    McHenry County College Art Faculty Exhibit, MCC, Crystal Lake, IL

2008    Members Show, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007    Around the Coyote, Flat Iron Arts Building, Studio 344, Chicago, IL

             Flat Iron Art Festival, Flat Iron Arts Building, Studio 344, Chicago, IL

2006   “Icons and Alters, Artist’s Interpretations of Their Inner Spiritual Life” Northwest Cultural Council, Rolling Meadows, IL

            “Icons & Alters”, Bloomingdale Park District Museum, Bloomingdale, IL

2003   "16th Annual Northern National Art Competition" Nicolet College Art Gallery, Rhinelander, WI.

  "Planet Earth: Landscapes and Vistas" Prairie State College Christopher Art Gallery Chicago Heights, IL

  “Women’s Works 2003" Northwest Area Arts Council, Woodstock, IL

  "Icons and Altars" Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

  McHenry County College Art Faculty Exhibit, MCC, Crystal Lake, IL

2002 “Untitled” Erman B. White Gallery, Butler County Community College, El Dorado, KS

 "52nd Annual Quad-State Exhibition" Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL

           “The Broad View” Group 22, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

 “2 x 2 x 2” Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL

2001    "Living on the Prairie, Living on the Plains" Coutts Memorial Museum of Art, El Dorado, KS

  "51st Annual Quad-State Exhibition" Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL

  "Winterthaw 2001" Gallery 510 Arts Guild, LTD. Decatur, IL

  "Urban Edges V" Barrington Area Arts Council, Barrington, IL

  "Me, Myself and I", 22 Group, Brickton Gallery and Art Center, Park Ridge, IL

  Columbia College Art Faculty Art Exhibit, Columbia College, Crystal Lake, IL

  "Me, Myself and I", 22 Group, Barrington Area Arts Council, Barrington, IL

  McHenry County College Art Faculty Exhibit, MCC, Crystal Lake, IL

2000   57th Annual Salon Show, Northern Indiana Arts Assoc., Munster, IN

 "Winterthaw 2000" Gallery 510 Arts Guild, LTD. Decatur, IL

 "Urban Edges IV" Barrington Area Arts Council, Barrington, IL

7th Annual Members’ Show, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

 "Books, Boxes, and Small Work", Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL

 "Seeding the Snow"  Prairie View Preservation Center, Crystal Lake, IL

1999    "Seeding the Snow" Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

            "The Garden Show" Brickton Gallery and Art Center, Park Ridge, IL

 "49th Annual Quad-State Exhibition" Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL

 "Women’s Works 1999" Northwest Area Arts Council, Woodstock, IL

 "Urban Edges III" Barrington Area Arts Council, Barrington, IL

1998    "The Garden Show" Brickton Gallery and Art Center, Park Ridge, IL

 "Small Packages" Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

 "22 on View Presents: Books and Boxes", A.R.C., Chicago, IL

            "The Gift of Art" Barrington Area Arts Council, Barrington, IL

  Grand Opening, Deiber Fine Arts, Lombard, IL

  "The Art Around Us" Barrington Area Arts Council, Barrington, IL

 

Awards and Honors

2017    "Honorable Mention" 2017 Quad-State Biennial. Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL

1999    “Best of Show”, WinterThaw, Gallery 510 Arts Guild, LTD. Decatur, Illinois

                                    - Work also selected by juror for show postcard

            1999    “Honorable Mention”, Women’s Works, NAAC, Woodstock, Illinois

            1999    “Honorable Mention”, Urban Edges, BAAC, Barrington, Illinois

            1998    “Award of Merit”, BAAC Members show, Barrington, Illinois

 

Publications

2000    “Art of the Prairie,” Northwest Herald. Reproduction of work on front page of paper.

            2000    “Field Art, Inspired Landscapes,” Rolling Meadows Review

            1999    Seeding the Snow, Reproduction of artwork on Winter edition cover.

 

Teaching

Current

1998 - Present: McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL

Art Appreciation

Humanities Through the Arts

Non-Western Art Forms

Art History I

Art History II

Art History III: Contemporary Art

History of Photography

Beginning Drawing and Composition

            Beginning and Advanced Watercolor              

            Independent Study Watercolor

            Color Theory

Art Appreciation - Honors Section

2001 - present: Columbia College of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri - Online Campus

Art Appreciation - Course Instructor, Course Developer

2007 - Present: Columbia College Study Abroad Program. Travel with students each May and teach related art course(s).

2018 China. Course - Three Perfections: Chinese Poetry, Painting, and Calligraphy. English and Art Interdisciplinary course

2017 Peru. Course - Art and Architecture of Peru

2016: Scotland and London. Course - Image and Word - British Romanticism. English and Art Interdisciplinary course

2015: Italy - Rome, Sicily, Pompeii. Course - Art and Architecture of Italy: Rome, Sicily and Pompeii

2014: Central Europe:  Berlin, Prague, Dresden, Auschwitz, Krakow, Budapest. Course - Art, Architecture, and Design of Central Europe: Austria-Hungary in 1890 – 1920, German Expressionism, the Bauhaus, and the Nationalist Socialists campaign against Modernist and avant-garde art in the 1930’s

2013: Belize and Guatemala: Lamanai, Xunantunich, Uaxactun, Tikal. Course - The Maya: Sacred Landscape and Cosmology

2012: Turkey and Greece. Courses - Art of Greece and Turkey and Geometry of Turkish Ceramics. Co-taught with instructor of Math

2011: France: Paris, Nice, Monaco, Arles, Avignon, Loire Valley. Courses - Nineteenth Century French Art and French Impressionism and Post Impressionism

2010: Spain:  Barcelona, San Sebastian, Madrid, Seville, Cordoba, and Morocco. Course - Art and Architecture of Spain

2007: Italy:  Rome, Assisi, Florence, Verona, Venice, Italian Riviera, and Milan. Course - Art and Architecture of Italy

Additional Travel: Southern Africa 1989 - 1991

1999 - 2001: Columbia College Nationwide Campus, Crystal Lake, IL

Color Theory

Watercolor III, IV, V

1999 - 2012: University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL

American Art History

Exploring the Fine Arts

Understanding Literature and Arts - Interdisciplinary Course

 

Current Research

Aesthetic Theory

Recent Research

“The Cult of the Theotokos: The Function of Post-Iconoclastic Icons in Constantinople”

“The Jāmiʿ al-tawārīkh (“Compendium of Chronicles”) and the Role of Cross-Cultural Interaction in Ilkhanid Manuscript illumination”

“Beauty, Spectacle, and the Sublime - Immanuel Kant and Guy Debord: Beauty and Spectacle in Contemporary Culture”

“The Codex Azcatitlan: Indigenous and European Imagery of the Spanish Conquest of the Aztec"

“On Alain Badiou’s The Communist Hypothesis

 

Additional Experience

Assistant Gallery Director 1991-1998 Graphic Source Art Gallery, Barrington, IL. Organized show schedules with Director. Curate and hang monthly exhibits. Created ad campaigns for gallery events and promotion of art shows.