Resume

EDUCATION                                                                                      

Master of Arts, Painting Emphasis                                                                                          1986- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture Emphasis                                                                               1984- Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT  AWARD

2014- Art Comes Alive, Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH – National Competition

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2011- 2014- Metals/Welding, The Evanston Art Center

2000-  Printmaking, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2009 – Present- Director/Instructor: Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media Sculpture: Artist Seeds, Evanston, IL, Design and implement visual arts curriculum. Market children’s/adult programming to the North Shore.

2008 – Present- Instructor: Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media Sculpture                                Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL, Create and teach innovative art experiences to Teens and Adults, such as “Art as Spiritual Practice”.

Instructor/Facilitator: Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media                                                           1998 - 2008-  Art Encounter – Non-Profit, Arts Enrichment Organization, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL, Visiting Artist:  Taught art to all ages at Madonna St. Joseph Center, Lincoln Park High School, Lawndale Elementary School, and the YWCA. Facilitator: Using the Socratic Method, brought the Chicago art experience to participants in various locations, including: King Retirement Home, Field Elementary School, and prestigious Chicago galleries.

SELECTED COMMISSIONS & COLLECTIONS     *In over 200 public and private collections across the USA

Selected Public Collectors:                

Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood IL

Banbury Properties LLC, (Metropolis Murals), Arlington Heights, IL

Project Development Group (Medical Management Company), Chicago, IL

SAS (Statistical Analysis Software) Institute, Cary, NC

The GAP Foundation (Cool Globe Project), San Francisco, CA

Selected Private Collectors:

Carol Farber Carrington and David Carrington, Lafayette, IN

Doug Kelner, Oak Park, IL

Lisa and Charles Vance, Bellevue, WA

EXHIBITIONS SOLO

2014- Eye on Art Gallery, Carmel IN

2011- King-Whirleds and Works, Orland Park Library, Orland Park, IL

2010- Jill King & Students, Art Under Glass, City of Evanston, IL

2000 – 2001- Jill King New Life Forms, Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2009- Present- Faculty Exhibitions, Evanston Art Center, IL

2014 -Chicago Sculpture International (CSI), Lewis University, Romeoville, IL

2014- R^4-Recycled/Reclaimed/Reused/Recrafted, CSI exhibition,                                  Nicholas Conservatory, Rockford, IL

2014- Experiences of War, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY

2013- Spiritus, Mary-Frances & Bill Veeck Gallery, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL

2013- Art Prize (Top 100), DeVos Convention Center, Grand Rapids MI,

2013- Chicago Sculpture International, The Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL

2013- Out of Darkness Comes Light, The Project Room Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010 – 2012- Form in Flora, Garfield Park and Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago, IL

2012- Process Scale, CSI exhibition, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago IL

2012- Six to the Third, CSI exhibition, Expo Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

2011- Art Prize (national competition), Grand Rapids Public Museum, MI

2010-  Artropolis, CSI Exhibition 6 to the 3rd, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL

2010- Art Loop Open, Chicago Artists Coalition event, Palmer House, Chicago, IL

PUBLIC PROJECTS

2011 -2013- Art Prize, DeVos Convention Center, Grand Rapid Public Museum, MI

2010- 2012- Form in Flora, II, and III, Lincoln Park, Garfield Park Conservatories, Chicago, IL

2007- Cool Globes, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Field Museum,        *Designed and crafted a globe that represents a cure for Global Warming

2006- Finalist: Chicago CTA, Arts-In-Transit Program, CTA Kimball Station, Exterior

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Process of Scale, Exhibition Catalog, The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, by: Stanislav Grezdo, Curated by: Terrence Karpowicz, 2012

Form In Flora III, Exhibition Catalog, Lincoln Park Conservatory,

Curated by: Vivian Visser, Jason Verbeek and Steve Meyer, 2012

Evanston Round Table, Open Studios Evanston, by: Mary Mumbrue, Oct. 23, 2014

Evanston Round Table, Art Hop & Cultural Connections,” by: Mary Mumbrue, Oct. 10, 2014

Evanston Round Table, Article covering Artist Seeds, by: Anne Bodine Feb. 3, 2010

NorthShore Magazine, Glenview, IL, Cool Globes, Sculpted Paintings, June 2007, March 08

Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet, Cool Globes, Imagination Publishing, 2007

ArtScope.net, Chicago Anthenaeum,

Review by: Jurek Polanski, May- Sept. 2002, Feb. – May, 2001

New American Paintings, Open Studio Press, Boston. MA. Midwest issue #35, 2001

Chicago Tribune, Review by: Alan Artner, July 27, 2001

Art Scene Chicago, Crow Woods Publishing, by: Ivy Sundell, 2000 & 1999

Midwest Gallery Guide, pg.8, June 2000