Curriculum Vitae

 

EDUCATION 

  • 1987-1990 American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL  
  • 1999-2000 American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL - Life Drawing & Oil Painting 
  • Palette & Chisel Academy, Chicago, IL - Painting & Life Drawing 
  • Art Students League, New York, NY - Painting
     

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

  • 2017 Between Layers, McCord Gallery & Cultural Center, Palos Park, IL
  • 2013 Solo Show, Gallery 180, Chicago, IL
  • 2010 Solo Show, Cook County Building, Chicago, IL
  • 2008 Solo Show, Ebert Studios, Oak Park, IL
  • 2006 Solo Show, Stillwater Arts Guild, Stillwater, MN

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

  • 2017 “Woman as Warrior” Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL Curated by Didi Menendez & Sergio Gomez
  • 2017 “Anne Harris: The Mind's I” Ed Paschke Art Center, Chicago, IL Curated by Anne Harris
  • 2017 “Sight Unseen” Abend Gallery, Denver, CO Curated by Alia EL-Bermani
  • 2017 “Layerd” Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL Curated by Sergio Gomez
  • 2016 “Chévere”, Sirona Fine Art, Hallandale Beach, FL Curated by Didi Menendez & Sergio Gomez
  • 2016 “In Full Bloom” Exhibition, Portraits, Inc. New York, NY and Birmingham, AL
  • 2016 “Contemporary Figuration”, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO. Curated by Davide Ethridge
  • 2016 Oil Painters of America National Juried Show, Dallas, TX
  • 2016 “FREAK OUT! Chicago” Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL Curated by Didi Menedez & Sergio Gomez
  • 2016 “Art Renewal Center Salon Exhibition”, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
  • 2015 “International ARC (Art Renewal Center) Salon Exhibition”, MEAM, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2015 “Contemporary Figuration”, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO. Curated by Davide Ethridge
  • 2015 Oil Painters of America National Juried Show, St. Augustine, FL
  • 2014 Oil Painters of America National Juried Show, Bennington, VT
  • 2014 The Artists Guild Show, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
  • 2013 Scottsdale Salon, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
  • 2013 International Beethoven Project, Love, Chicago, IL. Curated By Catinca Tabacaru
  • 2012 Art of Human Rights, Chicago, IL Curated By Chuck Gniech
  • 2012 & 2011 Scottsdale Salon, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
  • 2006 Three Visions Show, Palette & Chisel Academy, Chicago, IL

 

AWARDS, HONORS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • 2017 Palette & Chisel Academy - Annual Gold Medal Show - Gold Medal & Peoples Choice 
  • 2016 PoetsArtists Magazine, Issue #79 Figurative Painters
  • 2016 Juror for the Old Town Art Fair, Chicago, IL
  • 2015 PoetsArtists Magazine, Issue #65 Heightened Perceptions, Cover image for collectors edition, Curated by John Seed
  • 2015 District 230 Foundation Legacy Hall Inductee
  • 2014 Dorothy Driehaus Mellin Fellowship for Midwestern Artists
  • 2014 The Artists Guild Show - Legacy Gallery - Silver Medal
  • 2013 The United States District Court - Commission to paint Judge J.P. Stadtmueller of the Eastern District of Wisconsin 
  • 2011 Jameson Whiskey ad campaign - Commission to paint John Jameson for Mathematics concept 
  • 2010 American Artist Studios Magazine - 6-page editorial spread
  • 2010 Cook County Treasurer’s Office - Artistic Award of Excellence 
  • 2008 American Artist Magazine - 8-page editorial spread 
  • 2006 Palette & Chisel Academy - Annual Gold Medal Show - 1st Place Gold Medal and People’s Choice 
  • 2006 Portrait Society of American - Self Portrait Competition - Honorable Mention 
  • 2005 Palette & Chisel Academy - Annual Gold Medal Show - Peoples Choice 
  • 2005 American Artist Magazine - Annual Competition Still Life Finalist 
  • 2004 Palette & Chisel Academy - Annual Gold Medal Show - 1st Place Gold Medal and People’s Choice 
  • 2004 Portrait Society of Atlanta - Spring Juried Exhibition - 1st Place Artists’ Choice and 2nd Place Juried Competition

 

ART COLLECTIONS 

  • University of Chicago Divinity School
  • United States District Court, Milwaukee, WI
  • Sheikh Faisal Bin Qasem Al Thani Palace, Doha, Qatar
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard Driehaus
  • Mrs. Kara Lysandra Ross
  • University of Chicago
  • Rush University Medial Center
  • DePaul University School of Law Chicago
  • Chicago Theological Seminary
  • American Hotel Register

 

GALLERIES: To see available work visit my artsy.net page

  • Gallery Victor Armendariz, Chicago, IL
  • Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
  • T. H. Brennen Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ

 

TEACHING 

  • 2005 - Present    Palette & Chisel Academy of Art, Chicago, IL
  • 2014 - Present     North Shore Art League, Winnetka, IL

 

MEMBERSHIPS 

  • Palette & Chisel Academy of Art, Board Member, Artist Member since 1999
  • Portrait Society of America, Patron Member 
  • Oil Painters of America, Signature Member