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PROFILE

Art with 25+ years of experience. Primarily self-taught, consistently active, exhibiting artist withportfolio of work ranging from painting, mixed media to textiles. A special interest in narrative andconceptual work that often incorporates humor, pop culture and text. Career highlights includeexhibition opportunities at Art Basel Miami, galleries in NYC and Los Angeles, a profile in HuffingtonPost as well as other international publications.

EDUCATION

University of Colorado, Boulder – BS in Advertising/Journalism – 1980

EXHIBITION HISTORY

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 – “What a Day It’s Been” – 1100 Florence Gallery – Evanston, IL

2014 – “Epic Party” – George Billis Gallery LA

2013 – “TMI (Too Much Information)” – Packer Schopf Gallery

2012 – “POS (Parent Over Shoulder)”- Craftland Gallery, Providence, RI

2012 – “Friend Me” – Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago

2010 – “This is Our Youth” – University of Illinois, Chicago

2010 – Union League Club of Chicago

2007 – “Hand in Hand: Portraits of the Unsung” – SXU, Saint Xavier University, Chicago

2006 – “Layers” – ARC Gallery

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 – “3 Embroidery Artists” – Aron Packer Projects – Evanston, IL

2015 – “Boundary Lines: Crafting Personal Space” – Florida CraftArt – St. Petersburg, FL

2015 – “Language Art” – Cornell Museum – Delray Beach, Fl

2015 – “Pro-Text:When Words Enter Visual Art” – Illinois State Museum – Chicago

2015 – CONTEXT/Art Miami – Packer Schopf Gallery – As part of Art Basel Miami

2013 – “Be Good For Goodness Sake” – Muriel Guépin Gallery – New York City

2013 – SOFA Chicago – Lindsay Gallery – Columbus, Ohio

2013 – “17th Annual No Dead Artists” – Jonathan Ferrara Gallery – New Orleans, LA

2013 – “On Watching and Being Seen” – Northern Illinois University Art Museum – Dekalb, IL

2013 – “Colorful Antics” – George Billis Gallery – Los Angeles

2013 – “Public/Private” – Woman Made Gallery – Chicago

2012 – SOFA Chicago – Packer Schopf Gallery – Chicago

2012 – “Role/Play” – Kendall College of Art & Design – Grand Rapids, MI

2012 – “Home is Where the Needle Marks” – poptART Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012 – “Inside/Outside the Box” – FiberPhiladelphia 2012, Philadelphia, PN

2012 – “National Art Premiere 2012” – Elmhurst Arts Guild, Elmhurst, IL

2012 – “Materials Hard & Soft” – Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX

2012 – “Play” – Textile Arts Center – Brooklyn, New York

2010 – “From the Center: Now!” – Women’s Caucus for Art – Curated by Lucy Lippard

2010 – “Positive/Negative 24″ – Slocumb Galleries- East Tennessee State University

2010 – The Artist Project Toronto – Toronto, Canada

COLLECTIONS

Commission, The Ritz Carlton Highlands – Lake Tahoe

Kraft Corporation

Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington

Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry

Bruce Livingstone, CEO Saatchi Online, CA

Judith Weisman, Curator – “Inside/Outside the Box”, FiberPhiladelphia, Philadelphia,PN

PUBLIC ART

“The Bark-a-Lounge”- MetamorFridges Exhibit- ComEd-Chicago

The Peace Tower – Chicago Cultural Center

Recycle the Raindrops – Chicago

“Sketchbook 6″ – Collaboraction Theatre – Chopin Theatre

“Out of the Blue” – Mural project @ O’Hare Airport

PUBLICATIONS

Voyage Chicago – Local Stories – 2018

Kathy Halper: Epic Party at George Billis Gallery – art ltd. magazine – January 2015

Review: No Dead Artists – NOLA Defender – September 2013

Review: No Dead Artists – Best of New Orleans – September 2013

“LMFAO @ ur TMI fail, btw! The art of Kathy Halper” – Sarah Nardi, The Reader,2013

Embroidery Magazine – UK – May/June 2013

“Kathy Halper/Artist in Residence Series” – video by Joe Gallo Films – 2013

Mother-Musing – February 11, 2013

Huffington Post Arts Page – March 7, 2012

Surface Design Journal – Summer 2012

Artvoices Magazine- Los Angeles – January/February 2012

Highland Park News/Sun-Times Local – August 2012

Daily Candy Chicago – November 10. 2011

Athens Voice – issue 365 – July 2011

Mr. X Stitch – The Cutting (& Stitching Edge) – June 2 2011

Studio Visit Magazine 2010, 2008

Cover art – East on Central – June 2009

TV Interview – “Artist to Artist” – January 2009

“Three for the Show”- Chicago Sun-Times – April 2008

Dateline – News Magazine of the Union League Club of Chicago – February 2008

“Drawing Blood in Bridgeport” – Chicago Sun-Times – Oct. 2007

www.herestobeer.com – Video interview – February 2007

Medill Reports – April 2007

Daily Candy- April 2007

Pioneer Press Papers – September 2008, April 2007

The Xavierite – January 2007

Daily Northwestern – April 2006

F News Magazine – October 2005

AWARDS

Third Place – “National Art Premiere 2012”, Elmhurst Arts Guild, Elmhurst, IL

Best of Show – “Positive/Negative 24″ – Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee University

Best in Show – “New Works by New Artists” – The Art Center, Highland Park

1st Place-Member’s Show – The Art Center, Highland Park

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Evanston Made, since 2018, Co-Director

Nasty Women Evanston Art Fundraiser, 2018, Co-Producer

Nasty Women Evanston Art Fundraiser 2017, Co-Producer

REPRESENTATION

Aron Packer Projects, Chicago

George Billis Gallery LA