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PROFILE

Artist with 25+ years of experience. Self-taught, consistently active, exhibiting artist with portfolio of work ranging from painting, mixed media, textiles to sculpture. A special interest in narrative and conceptual work that often incorporates humor, pop culture and text. Career highlights include exhibition opportunities at Art Basel Miami, galleries in NYC/Los Angeles/Chicago, a profile in Huffington Post as well as other international publications.


EDUCATION

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


EXHIBITION HISTORY

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2024 – "JOMO: The Joy of Missing Out" - Evanston Art Center – Evanston, IL

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

2023 - Home Not Home, AnySquared.com, Agitator Gallery, Chicago
2023 - Tickled Pink, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago

2023 – When Homeward You Turn, Dittmar Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston

2022 - No Dead Artists 26, Jonathon Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans

2022 - Fabulous Fibers - bG Gallery - Santa Monica, CA

2021 - Superfine Art Fair X3, New York, New York

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

"Social Animals" - Terrain Biennial 2021

“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 & PRESS

WGN Television - Spotlight - January 2024

Chicago Sun-Times - The Mix - January 2024

Artist Talk Magazine - January 2024

Laminator Vol. 1 - February 2024

Evanston Round Table - 2022

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, Co-Director 2018-2021

Nasty Women Evanston Art Fundraiser, 2018, Co-Producer

Nasty Women Evanston Art Fundraiser 2017, Co-Producer