CHARLES GNIECH
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CLASSES AND TOPICS TAUGHT

Portfolio, Portfolio Development, Professional Practices, Senior Project, Art Direction, Publication Design, Concept Design, Information Graphics, Media Business Law, Advanced Collateral Design, Introduction to Collateral, Corporate Identity, Branding, Layout and Composition, Image Manipulation, Fundamentals of Graphic Design, Type and Image, Typographic Hierarchy, Introduction to Typography, Survey of Graphic Design, History of Graphic Design, Survey of Design and Media Arts, All Levels of Painting, All Levels of Drawing, Lithography Printmaking, Relief Printing, Curatorial Studies, and the Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop


EDUCATION

1989     Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Northern Illinois University, Studio Art–Painting
1986     Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Northern Illinois University, Studio Art–Illustration
1982     Associate of Arts (AA), William Rainey Harper College, Liberal Arts


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor, Joliet Junior College, Joliet, Illinois
(Fine Art-Graphic Design)
2017–Present

Adjunct Professor, Triton College, River Grove, Illinois
(Graphic Design)
2016–2017

Graduate Advisor/Committee Member, Harrington College of Design, Chicago
2016

Professor, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago
(Graphic Design, Advertising, Web Design, Game Design and Animation).
2001–2015

Adjunct Faculty, Columbia College Chicago
(Graphic Design Introduction, Sign, Symbol and Image)
2001–2002

Adjunct Faculty, Robert Morris College, Chicago
(Graphic Design)
2001–2002

Assistant Professor, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago
(Beginning Drawing, Art Survey, Summer Transition Program)
1993–1998

Adjunct Faculty, Wabonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, Illnois
(Fundamentals of Computer Graphics)
1997

Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
(Fundamentals of Graphic Design, Independent Study, Computer Illustration and Design, Beginning Figure Drawing, Beginning Illustration)
1990–1999


RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE: (Curatorial)

Independent Curator
The Art of Influence: Breaking Criminal Traditions, 2013-Present
Meditative Surfaces, 2009–Present

Exhibition Curator, The Art Center-Highland Park, Highland Park, Illinois
2015–2016

Curator, Gallery H, Three Oaks, Michigan
2005–2007

Collections Curator, The Fine Art Collection of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago
2004–2013

Exhibition Curator, The Galleries of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago
2001–2013


RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE: (Graphic Design)

Consultant, Design and Marketing
2001–Present

Senior Art Director, Hammacher Schlemmer, Chicago
1998–2001

Art Director/Graphic Designer, Visual Communication Chicago, Inc., Chicago
1991–1998

Art Director, Donovan & Associates, Lake Barrington Shores, Illinois
1989–1993

Art Director, Parker & Byer Art Publishing, Evanston, Illinois
1989


MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

2013
Meditative Surfaces, three-person exhibition, The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana
(wth Deanna Krueger and Maggie Meiners)

2008
Rockford Midwestern, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois
Contemporary Realism, 2008 Biennial; The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana (catalog)

2006
Contemporary Realism, 2006 Biennial; The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana (catalog)

2004
2004 Biennial, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana (catalog)

1999
Charles Gniech, Bloomingdale Art Museum, Bloomingdale, Illinois

1997
Faculty Salon, NIU Art Museum, Altgeld Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

1996
Stateline Vicinity Exhibition, The Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois (catalog)

1991
6th Annual Harwell Art Exhibition, Margaret Harwell Art Museum, Poplar Bluff, Missouri

1990
5th Annual Harwell Art Exhibition, Margaret Harwell Art Museum, Poplar Bluff, Missouri


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012
Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

2008
Kishwaukee College Art Gallery, Malta, Illinois

2006
The Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2005
The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

2004
The Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2003
The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Fine Arts Building Gallery; Chicago, Illinois

2002
BAAC Gallery; Barrington, Illinois

2000
Oesterile Gallery, North Central College, Naperville, Illinois

1999
Bloomingdale Art Museum, Bloomingdale, Illinois

1998
The Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois

1996
The Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1994
J.R. Kortman Gallery, Rockford, Illinois

1992
McHenry County College Gallery, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois
Laura A. Sprague Art Gallery, Joliet Junior College, Joliet, Illinois

1990
John Boyd Brandon Gallery, Yorkville, Illinois

1989
Noyes Cultural Arts Center Gallery, Evanston, Illinois
Exhibition Gallery, Prairie Center for the Arts, Schaumburg, Illinois

1988
Holmes Student Center Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
J.R. Kortman Gallery, Rockford, Illinois


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020
Visual Harmony, Norris Gallery, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, St. Charles, Illinois
Beyond Pedagogy, Christopher Art Gallery, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, Illinois

2019
It’s a Small Show After All, Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
The Art of Influence: Breaking Criminal Traditions, The Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania (catalog)

2018
Perceptions, Charles Gniech, Julia Katz, Deanna Kruger, Rebecca Moy, Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2017
Curators Create, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
Studio Faculty Exhibition, Laura A. Sprague Art Gallery, Joliet Junior College, Joliet, Illinois

2016
Breaking Criminal Traditions, The Human Rights Institute Gallery, Kean University, Union, New Jersey
4th Annual Art Competition, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, Illinois 2015
Bluestone Gallery; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Meditative Surfaces, The Art Center-Highland Park, Highland Park, Illinois (catalog)
Breaking Criminal Traditions, Schoenherr Gallery of North Central College, Naperville, Illinois

2014
Gallery H, Three Oaks, Michigan
2nd Annual Art Competition, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, Illinois - Awarded "Best in Show"
To Summon Spring, ZIA|Gallery, Winnetka, Illinois

2013
Gallery Artists, ZIA|Gallery, Winnetka, Illinois
Meditative Surfaces, three-person exhibition, The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana

2012
Two Person Exhibition, ZIA|Gallery, Winnetka, Illinois
Gallery Artists, ZIA|Gallery, Winnetka, Illinois
Gallery H, Three Oaks, Michigan
The Art of Human Rights, Invitational, Coalition Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2011
Gallery Artists, ZIA|Gallery; Winnetka, Illinois
Art Chicago, April 28 - May 2, 2011, George Billis Gallery, New York and LA
Meditative Surfaces, three-person exhibition, ZIA|Gallery, Winnetka, Illinois (wth Deanna Krueger and Maggie Meiners)

2010
Ripple: Cause and Effect, three-person exhibition, The Art Center, Highland Park, Illinois

2009
Meditative Surfaces, three-person exhibition, Schoenherr Art Gallery, North Central College, Naperville, Illinois (wth Deanna Krueger and Maggie Meiners)
Biennial Quad-State Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, Illinois
Steeple Gallery; St. John, Indiana

2008
Rockford Midwestern, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois (catalog)
Contemporary Realism, 2008 Biennial; The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana (catalog)

2007
Finding Center, three-person exhibition, Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

2006
The Last Picture Show, Fine Art Building Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Gallery H, Three Oaks, Michigan
Contemporary American Realism, 2006 Biennial, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana (catalog)
Perceptions of Solitude, three-person exhibition, The Ohio State University, Mansfield, Ohio
The 14th Annual Group Exhibition, Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2005
Solitude, Gallery H, Three Oaks, Michigan
Short Series, Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2004
Short Series, Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2004 Biennial, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana (catalog)
Patterns of Texture, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
The 12th Annual Group Exhibition, Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2003
Artists / Artists Invitational 2003, Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
53rd Annual Quad-State Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, Illinois
Chicago Artists, Viridian Gallery, New York
Small Works, Eleventh Annual Artists in Residence Group Exhibition, Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2002
Steeple Gallery, St. John, Indiana
Chicago Art Open, Chicago Artists' Coalition, Chicago, Illinois
Faculty Exhibition, Ai Gallery, The Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, Illinois

2001
Abstraction IV Juried International Exhibition, Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska
Member and Guest Exhibition, Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1999
Faculty Exhibition Past and Present, NEIU Art Gallery, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois
Ah Men, BAAC Gallery, Barrington, Illinois
Perceptions of Solitude, 3-person exhibition, Laura A. Sprague Art Gallery, Joliet Junior College, Joliet, Illinois

1998
Perceptions of Solitude, 3-person exhibition, AVA Gallery, Alliance for the Varied Arts, Logan, Utah

1997
Perceptions of Solitude, 3-person exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Men at Work '97, BAAC Gallery, Barrington, Illinois
Faculty Showcase, NEIU Art Gallery, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois
Faculty Salon, NIU Art Museum, Altgeld Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
Individual Chicago 2000, The Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Small Works, National Juried Exhibition, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas

1996
The Art of Politics,. The Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Stateline Vicinity Exhibition, The Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois
Faculty Showcase, NEIU Art Gallery, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois
Small Works, National Juried Exhibition, Sunset Gallery, The Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, Illinois
1st Annual Small Works National Juried Exhibition, An Art Place, Inc., Chicago, Illinois

1995
The Healing Power of Art, The Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Faculty Showcase, NEIU Gallery, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois
Art of Diversity, National Juried Exhibition, An Art Place, Inc., Chicago, Illinois

1994
Spirituality and Death, A National Juried Exhibition, Gallery 451, Rockford, Illinois

1993
12"x12" National Juried Competition, Cortesi Gallery; Highland Park, Illinois
Faculty Showcase, NEIU Art Gallery, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois

1991
Fifth Annual Invitational Group Exhibition, Kemper Center Gallery 124, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Botanics National Juried Exhibition, Gallery Ten, Rockford, Illinois
6th Annual Harwell Art Exhibition, Margaret Harwell Art Museum, Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Kansas 16th National PDP Exhibition, Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas

1990
Fourth Annual Invitational Group Exhibition, Kemper Center Gallery 124, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Opening Exhibition, McWilliams Gallery, Libertyville, Illinois
16 Select Exhibition, Albany City Rotunda, Albany, New York
Drawing 1990, B.F. Larsen Gallery, Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
5th Annual Harwell Art Exhibition, Margaret Harwell Art Museum, Poplar Bluff, Missouri

1989
16th Juried Exhibition and Invitational Print Show, The Print Club of Albany, Albany, New York (Honorable Mention) (catalog)
2D at r100 Regional Exhibition, Up Front Gallery, Bloomington, Illinois
Kansas 14th National PDP Exhibition, Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas
3rd Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, Communication Arts Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin

1988
Vicinity Exhibition, Norris Gallery, St. Charles, Illinois
Regional Juried Exhibition, Gallery Ten, Rockford, Illinois


AWARDS/GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS

2014     Best in Show Award, 2nd Annual Art Competition, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
2007     Faculty of the Month, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, June 2007
2003     Faculty of the Month, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, November 2003
1989     Honorable Mention Award, 16th Juried Exhibition and Invitational Print Show, The Print Club of Albany, Albany, NY


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Reiner, Anne. “Penn College examines ‘criminal traditions’ through art gallery,” On the Pulse News, February 10, 2019.

“Penn College opens gallery to Art of Influence,” Interview. On the Pulse onthepulsenews.com, February 9, 2019.

“Fine art exhibition examines global human rights violations” PCToday, December 19, 2018.

Klose, Jason. "The Gallery at Penn College breaking criminal traditions with The Art of Influence." West Branch Life, winter edition, 2018. 14-15.

"Meet Charles Gniech," interview, VoyageChicago, voyagechicago.com, August 7, 2018.

Gomez, Sergio. “Artist / Curator, Chuck Gniech: The Art of Social Change,” Audio blog post. Art NXT Level Podcast, Episode #116, www.theartistnextlevel.com, September 6, 2017.

DeVore, Sheryl, “Artist expresses grief about gun violence,” Pioneer Press, May 2015.

Richardson, Kari, "Clean Slate: A Lincoln Park house revamped by a designer who loves starting fresh," Chicago Magazine, December 2014, Chicago Home + Garden, Winter 2014. 22-26 (image).

Doremus, Elaine, Tricia Despres, and Melissa Zmijewski, “The Hot List,” Modern Luxury North Shore, Spring 2014. 94-99. (featured on 96).

Visual Arts, Exhibition Listing, Chicago Reader, July 28, 2011. p29. Color image with caption.

Browning, Laura M., "Reflections," Sheridan Road Magazine, Feb/Mar 2011. 66.

"Emerging from Darkness," Calendar City Art, Chicago Social Magazine, May 2006. 38.

"Picture Gallery," Art Business News, November 2005. 62. (image with blurb).

"2006 Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market" 2005 Writer's Digest Books Edited by Mary Cox. 381. (featured image with caption).

"Three Oaks gallery has much to offer," Harbor Country News, Thursday September 22, 2005. B5, B10.

"Gallery H Brings Power to Art Scene," The Other Side of The Lake, August 2005. 15.

Calendar, Chicago Reader, October 8, 2004. Section 2, 27. (image).

Sieminski, Barbara J., "A Varied Art World: Fort Wayne Museum of Art's 2004 Biennial offers a mixture of media," Fort Wayne Sentinel, Cover Story, continued on 101. (cover image).

Visual Art Calendar, image with caption, Chicago Journal, Thursday, May 2004. 12.

"Charles Gniech: New Work," Calendar City Art, Chicago Social Magazine, May 2004. 44.

McNeir, D. Kevin, "Art Exhibit focuses on the Male Body" Blacklines, April 2003. 14. (image).

Ed McCormack, "Chicago, Not the Musical—the Visual," Gallery&Studio Magazine, Feb/Mar 2003. 23. (image).

Calendar Listing with image, Chicago Reader, March 7, 2003. Section 2 23.

Calendar Listing, Chicago Journal, Thursday, February 20, 2003. 14. (image).

Robert Loerzel, "Paintings, sculpture reflecting each other," Pioneer Press, Thursday, January 2002. B4 & B7.

"Reflection" image with caption, Calendar, Pioneer Press, Thursday, January 17, 2002, B18.

"Kortman Gallery to show Chicago artist Charles Gniech," The Rock River Times, November 3, 1994. 10.

Freed, Douglass L., Catalog introduction for the Kansas 16th National PDP Exhibition, Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, Fort Hays State University; Hays, Kansas, 1991.

"Sixteenth Juried Exhibition and Invitational Print Show" Catalog Cover image, The Print Club of Albany, Inc., November 1989.


PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR (selected list)

“The Saint Kate Hotel: For the Arts Enthusiast,” Chicago Fine Art (blog). July 17, 2019. https://chicagofineart.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-saint-kate-hotel-for-arts-enthusiast.html

“Ann E. Coulter in Homage to Nature at Hofheimer Gallery,” Chicago Fine Art (blog). July 2, 2019. chicagofineart.blogspot.com/2019/07/ann-e-coulter-in-homage-to-nature.html

“Susan Aurinko – Hofheimer Gallery,” Chicago Fine Art (blog) April 29, 2019. chicagofineart.blogspot.com/2019/04/susan-aurinko-europa-europa-at.html

“Frances Cox – Hofheimer Gallery,” Chicago Fine Art (blog). April 4, 2019. chicagofineart.blogspot.com/2019/04/frances-cox-hofheimer-gallery.html

“Flashes of Brilliance: Illinois High School Art Exhibition at the Zhou B Art Center in Bridgeport,” Chicago Fine Art (blog). February 22, 2019. chicagofineart.blogspot.com/2019/02/flashes-of-brilliance-illinois-high.html

“The exhibiton catalog… The Art of Influence: Breaking Criminal Traditions at The Gallery at Penn College,” Chicago Fine Art (blog). January 12, 2019. chicagofineart.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-exhibition-catalog-art-of-influence.html

“The Art of Influence: Breaking Criminal Traditions,” Exhibition Catalog Introduction. The Gallery at Penn College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 2019. 6-7.

Charles Gniech, “Robert Lostutter – Corbett vs. Dempsey,” Chicago Fine Art (blog). December 1, 2019. chicagofineart.blogspot.com/2018/12/robert-lostutter-corbett-vs-dempsey.html

“Paintngs by Charles Gniech acquired for the Fine Art Collection of Purdue University,” Chicago Fine Art (blog). March 16, 2018. chicagofineart.blogspot.com/2018/03/paintings-by-charles-gniech-acquired.html

“Igor & Marina at Zolla/Lieberman Gallery,” Chicago Fine Art (blog). April 26, 2017. chicagofineart.blogspot.com/2017/04/igor-marina-at-zollalieberman-gallery.html

“Debi Cornwall at the Filter Photo Festival,” Chicago Fine Art (blog). September 28, 2016. chicagofineart.blogspot.com/2016/09/debi-cornwall-at-filter-photo-festival.html

“ Redefining Americana,” Chicago Fine Art (blog). April 23, 2016. chicagofineart.blogspot.com/2016/04/redefining-america.html

“Masks & Other Stories… small works by James Deeb” Catalog Introduction, 2014. 2.

“ Jane Fulton Alt: The Burn Book Release,” Chicago Fine Art (blog). November 8, 2013. chicagofineart.blogspot.com/2013/11/jane-fulton-alt-burn.html

“Labyrinth – Audry Cramblit,” American Art Collector, July 2011. 36.


LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS

2019
“PROFOUND ART: Helping the student to understand global human rights issues through personal life challenges,” Presenter, Illinois Art Education Association, 71st Annual Conference, St. Charles, Illinois, November 2019.
“Creating Profound Art,” Presenter, Workshop to AP art students at Deerfield High School. Deerfield, Illinois, January 14, 2019.

2018
"The Art of Influence: Breaking Criminal Traditions” Using the Arts to Create Social Change, Keynote Speaker, Illinois Art Education Association, 70th Annual Conference, Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, November 10, 2018.
"Creating an Identity” Making Uncomfortable Content Approachable, Presenter, Illinois Art Education Association, 70th Annual Conference, Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, November 10, 2018.

2017
"Change Artists-Using the Arts to Leverage Change," Session Chair, College Art Association, 105th Annual Conference, New York, February 15-18, 2017.

2016
"Change Artists-Using the Arts to Leverage Change," Panelist, United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, 60th Session, New York, March 17, 2016.


VISITING ARTIST LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/CRITIQUES

2019
Artist Talk, Mary Porterfield with Moderator Chuck Gniech, Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, September 21, 2019.
Artist Talk, Artist, Susan Aurinko and Curator, Chuck Gniech, Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, May 18, 2019.
"Gallery Talk The Art of Influence" presenter, The Gallery at Penn College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, Pennsylvania. February 18, 2019.

2018
“Abstract Art and It’s Relevance in Chicago Today,” Panel Member, Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, September 29, 2018.

2015
"An Evening with Carl Holzman," Interviewer, The Art Center-Highland Park, December 3, 2015.
"An evening with artists Igor & Marina," Interviewer, The Art Center-Highland Park, November 12, 2015.
"A Collectors Panel Discussion," Moderator, The Art Center-Highland Park, June 3, 2015. The panel included: Joan Arenberg; Private Collector, Susan Aurinko; Founder of FLATFILEgalleries, Peter Bartlow; Director of Bartlow Gallery, and Frank Paluch; Director of Perimeter Gallery.
"Breaking Criminal Traditions," Presenter, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, Illinois, November 2015. Tour and discussion of the selection and exhibition installation.
"Breaking Criminal Traditions," Panelist, North Central College, Naperville, Illinois, February 2015. A panel discussion defining the ability of fine art to address social issues on a global scale.

2013
ArtScene, "Meditative Surfaces," Presenter, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana, November 15, 2013. Lecture on the evolution of the artists included in the three-person exhibition presented at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art from November 9, 2013 through January 19, 2014.
"Breaking Criminal Traditions," Panelist, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, October 2013. A panel discussion defining the ability of fine art to address social issues on a global scale.


COLLECTONS

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Purdue University, Westville, Indiana
The Art Institutes, Corporate Fine Art Collection, Chicago, Illinois
Numerous Private Collections throughout the United States


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2018-Present  
Advisor, AIGA – Joliet Junior College Student Group

2017  
Interview Committee, Art History/Graphic Design, Joliet Junior College, Joliet Illinois

2016  
Graduate Advisor/Committee Member, Harrington College of Design, Chicago

2012-15  
Academic Affairs Review Committee, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

2011  
Corporate Curriculum Committee, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago
Interview Committee, Program Director of Visual Communications, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

2010  
Interview Committee, Vice President of Academic Affairs, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

2009-15  
Committee of Internal Planning and Effectiveness [CIPE], The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

2009-11  
Web Master for Ai-CONNECT.com, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

2008-11  
Creator and Producer of the bi-yearly CONNECT Graphic Design Conference, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

2007-13  
Web Master for gallery180.com, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

2007-08  
Research Committee member for Criterion 5 of the Higher Learning Commission Accreditation process, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago
Faculty Recognition Committee, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

2007  
Interview Committee, Associate Dean, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

2006-07  
Interview Committee, Director of Visual Communications, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

2005  
Visual Communications Curriculum Committee, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

2004-13  
Collections Curator, Corporate Fine Art Collection, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

2003  
Research Committee member for Criterion 5 of the Higher Learning Commission Accreditation process, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

2002-13  
Chair, Corporate Fine Art Collection Committee, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago
Exhibition Curator, The Galleries of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

2002  
Web Development Committee, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
College Art Association of America (CAA)
Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA)
National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)
Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA)


EXHIBITIONS JURIED

2017
Later Impressions 2017, Mayslake Peabody Estate, Oakbrook, Illinois

2016
Behind the Wall; Art for Social Change, The Oak Park Art League, Oak Park, Illinois

2015
From Nature, The Art Center-Highland Park, Highland Park, Illinois

2012
The Art of Human Rights, Coalition Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Worldview – A National Juried Exhibition to benefit Worldview Education & Care, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

2011
Human A National Juried Exhibition to benefit Heartland Alliance, The Illinois Institute of Art- Chicago
Photo 11 The Illinois institute of Art-Chicago

2010
Narrative – The Art of Story Telling, The Illinois institute of Art-Chicago

2009
Red – A National Juried Exhibition, The Illinois institute of Art-Chicago
From Nature, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago
Art Against AIDS Preview Exhibition, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

2008
Remedy – The Art of Healing, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago
The Art of Real Estate, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago
Photographic Nature, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago
Art Against AIDS Preview Exhibition, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

2007
One of a Kind Show, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois
Acquisition Exhibition, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago
National All Media, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago
Art Against AIDS Preview Exhibition, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

2006
Acquisition Exhibition, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

2005
Acquisition Exhibition, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

2004
Acquisition Exhibition, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago
Collection Exhibition, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago
Human, A National Juried Exhibition, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

2003
Naked or Nude, Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, Illinois


EXHIBITIONS CURATED

2019
eruopa europa - Photography by Susan Aurinko, Hofheimer Gallery, Chcago, Illinois
The Art of Influence: Breaking Criminal Traditions, The Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania

2016
Behind the Wall; Art for Social Change, The Oak Park Art League, Oak Park, Illinois
The Art of Influence: Breaking Criminal Traditions, Human Rights Institute Gallery, Kean University, Union, New Jersey

2015
Outsider Art, The Art Center–Highland Park, Highland Park, Illinois
Breaking Criminal Traditions, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
Formal Igor & Marina, Beth Kamhi and Carl Holzman, The Art Center–Highland Park, Highland Park, Illinois
Meditative Surfaces, The Art Center–Highland Park, Highland Park, Illinois

2014
The Art of Influence: Breaking Criminal Tradition, The Art Center–Highland Park, Highland Park, Illinois
The Art of Influence: Breaking Criminal Tradition, Beverly Art Center, Chicago

2013
The Art of Influence: Breaking Criminal Tradition, IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law, Chicago
Hyperreal, Gallery 180, The Illinois institute of Art-Chicago

2012
The Art of Human Rights, Coalition Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2011
Polish Poster Exhibition, Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

2010
Ripple: Cause and Effect, 3-Person Exhibition, The Art Center-Highland Park, Illinois

2009
Meditative Surfaces, 3-Person Exhibition, Schoenherr Gallery, North Central College, Naperville, Illinois

2008
Next… the next generation of up-and-coming Chicago-area artists, Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

2007
Finding Center: Meditative Perspectives, Gallery 180, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

2006
Spanish Realism, Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

2005
Complex Simplicity, Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago
Feminine Touch, Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

2004
Patterns of Texture, Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

2003
Ed Paschke, Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago
Naked or Nude, Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, Illinois


GALLERY AFFILIATION

Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago, Illinois