University of North Carolina Greensboro, M.F.A.  Painting,
Greensboro, NC                                                                                    1992 Boston University, B.F.A.  Painting, College of the Arts, Boston,         1988 Chicago Booth Executive Education—Leadership in Education, 
Seminar, Chicago, IL                                                                            2002                            
FELLOWSHIPS 2017 AND AWARDS                
Artist in Residence, 33 Officina Creativa, Toffia, Italy                        2016
International School of Painting, Artist in Residence,
Monte Castello di Vibio, Italy              
Boston University Trustees Scholarship, Boston, MA                   1986-1988 Holderness Fellowship, Greensboro, NC                                        1991,1992
Howard Fellowship, Greensboro, NC                                            1991, 1992
New Traditions in Figuration, The W&M Gallery,                               2017
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA                                          
New Traditions in Figuration, Wesbeth Gallery, New York, NY         2017 
Self Portrait Collaborative, Dutoit Gallery, Dayton, OH                     2016 
A Winter’s Work, Kishwaukee College, Kishwaukee, IL                     2017  Between Culture and Environs, 33OC, Toffia, Italy                            2016
Music of and about the Prairie: A Collaboration with the
Nova Singers, Knox College and Galesburg Civic Art Center
Galesburg, IL                                                                                         2016
Dialoghi dell’Arte, International Tour                                          2014-2015
Of Color and Rhythm, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, IL                           2015 Dialoghi dell'Arte, Perception and Motif, SACI Gallery, China, Florence, Italy                                                                                                                    2015
Realism and Its Discontents, MPG and Gabriel Laderman, Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, OH                         2012
Realism and Its Discontents, Gallery G, Manchester University, North Manchester, IN                                                                                       2012   
The Figure: A Midwest Paint Group Exhibition, Handwerker
Gallery, Ithaca College, NY                                                                    2012  
East meets Midwest, New Visions of Figurative Painting
Collaborative, Prince Street Gallery New York, NY                              2012
American Academy of Art Faculty Exhibition, Bill Parks Gallery,
Chicago, IL                                                                                   2016–2002
ISA International School of Art in Umbria,
Monte Castello, Italy                                                                    2009- 2011                                                   
“Twelve Ways of Looking at a Painting: An Homage to Jean Helion and “Le Grande Luxembourg” Love Joy Library, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL                                                                                    2010  
East Meets Midwest: New Visions of Figurative Painting,         
The Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL                                                   2011
Wesbeth Gallery, New York, NY                                                          2011
Still Life and Beyond, Bill Parks Gallery, American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL                                                                                                           2008

Staff Writer, Painting Perceptions                                                      2017
An Interview with Dan Gustin, Painting Perceptions                          2017   
Impossible Realities-On Balthus 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, Painting Perceptions              2014  
An Interview with Anne Harris, Painting Perceptions                         2016  
An Interview with Lani Irwin, Painting Perceptions                            2016
An Interview with Alan Feltus, Painting Perceptions                          2016
“On Drawing”, American Artist                                                            2015
“Twelve Ways of Looking at a Painting: An Homage to Jean Helion
and “Le Grande Luxembourg”,                                                            2010       

American Academy of Art                                                                  2017-
Full-Time, Fine Arts Department, Chicago, IL, 
Courses Taught: Painting, Drawing, Watercolor, Pastel, Anatomy, Art History 101 &102, Western Civilization, 17&18 Century French Painting, History of American Illustration
American Academy of Art, 
High School Program, Summer Studios                                       
Guest Lecturer: University of Chicago,                                             2009
Guest Lecturer, School of the Art Institute-Italy Program                2010         

Exhibitions Coordinator, Bill Parks Gallery, American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL
Student Advisor, American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL
Co-Chaired The Artist’s Statement Seminar, American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL
Writer—Midwest Paint Group
Mural Designer
Organizer High School Summer Studios—
    American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL
Scientific Illustration, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL
Arts Grant Writer, The Baker Demonstration School, Wilmette, Illinois
Editor, Realism and Its Discontents, by David Schenck, Ph.D.
Curator and Preparer, Exhibition, Evanston Township High School

  • Successfully assisted/mentored former students in submitting applications to graduate programs in the fine arts.
  • Volunteered in numerous artistic/creative endeavours at the Chicago Waldorf School.
  • Grant writing and special projects for Mural construction, Baker Demonstration School, Wilmette, IL.
  • Instructed and mentored middle school to high school students in drawing, painting and assisted those students in creating dynamic portfolios and applications for post-secondary education.