Anna Mayer

Mayer

Anna Mayer lives and works in Los Angeles, where she received her MFA from CalArts in 2007. Selected sculpture exhibitions include Glasgow International (UK), Hammer Museum (CA), Galerie Catherine Bastide (Brussels), Night Gallery (CA), A.I.R. Gallery (NY), and Klaus Von Nichtssagend (NY). Mayer’s ongoing performance project, Negative Sessions, has been hosted by Pomona College Museum of Art and KCHUNG Radio. In addition to her solo practice, Mayer works with Jemima Wyman as part of the collaborative duo CamLab, which has staged events and performances at MOCA (LA), Hammer Museum, and various galleries, artist-run spaces, and non-art-related sites. CamLab currently advises in the Media Design Practices Field Track (design & tech for social impact) at Art Center College of Desi

Course: The Land is as Land is Land Art: Experiments with Clay and Ceramics+Ritual

Ruby Neri

Rubyneri

Ruby Neri (b. 1970) holds an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles and a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco. She is currently included in The Possible, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive and Caught Looking, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena. In 2012, Neri had her second solo exhibition at David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles. Recent group exhibitions include Busted, High Line Commission, High Line Art, New York; Made in L.A. 2012, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; American Exuberance, Rubell Family Collection, Miami; At Home/Not at Home:Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson; Second Nature: The Valentine-Adelson Collection at the Hammer, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Homunculi: Matt Greene, Allison Schulnik, Ruby Neri and Matthew Ronay, Canada, New York. Neri lives and works in Los Angeles where she is represented by David Kordansky Gallery.

Course: Ceramics+Ritual

Aay Preston-Myint

Preston Myint

Aay Preston-Myint is an artist, printmaker, and educator based in Chicago, IL. His practice currently employs visual and collaborative strategies to investigate memory, memorial, self-reflection and self-projection within the context of queer community and history. In addition to his own work in interdisciplinary media, he is a founder of No Coast, an artist partnership that prints and distributes affordable contemporary artwork, serves as a DJ and organizer for Chances Dances, party that supports and showcases the work of queer artists in Chicago, and is editor-in-chief of an online and print journal called Monsters and Dust.

Course: Graphics of the Blown Mind

Alex Valentine

Against Yr Mind Valentine

Alex Valentine lives and works in Chicago. He is the co-founder of No Coast, a publisher of artists’ editions. He teaches in the Printmedia Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He was a New City Breakout Artist in 2009.

Course: Graphics of the Blown Mind

Gunnatowski

Gunnatowski

GUNNATOWSKI is the collaborative art practice of Karolina Gnatowski and Dan Gunn. Karolina Gnatowski received her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007. Dan Gunn also received his MFA in Painting and Drawing from SAIC in 2007. Gunnatowski makes site-specific interactive installations of hard and soft sculpture. The installations often reference the social use of the site humorously mixing functional, aesthetic and social categories. Gunnatowski has exhibited in their own home, transforming each room into a fully immersive environment titled “Territory” and at SideCar Gallery, LivingRoom Gallery, Northern Illinois University and the 2014 Terrain Exhibitions Biennial. They’ve also created an edition of multiples for Threewalls. They live and work in Chicago.

Course: Minor Aesthetics Construction Workshop: Cute, Zany & Interesting

Jerry Catania

Jerrycatania

BFA 1969 Michigan State University
MA 1985 Western Michigan University
Post-Graduate Work 1985 - 1990 Michigan State University
I began working in glass in 1972 as a part of the experimental beginnings of the Pilchuck Workshop glass school in Washington State. I was accepted to be one of 30 students that summer to work and study glass under the direction of Dale Chihuly and Fritz Dreisbach. In 1985 I started the Ox-Bow glass studio and in 1991 I opened my own studio in nearby Glenn, Michigan, until 2004 when I moved the studio to Benton Harbor, MI and started “Water Street Glassworks“ - a not-for-profit school of the glass arts. As for most people, I am enlivened by the medium of glass - both in its glowing molten state and its striking optical splendor. The blowing and sand-casting processes inspire my creative process. The very physical process of blowing and casting fit my creative concepts and energetic temperament - forcing me to be more intuitive and react more spontaneously. Glass as a material takes on a meaning beyond its optical beauty. Its reflections, distortions, and ‘solid yet transparent’ properties - for me, are metaphors for illusion, paradox, insight, allusion and deception. It can represent a vision, a spirit, an illusion, a memory, a mirage or an ephemeral moment in time.

Course: Glass Casting, Multilevel Glassblowing, Multilevel Glassblowing for 2 weeks, Multilevel Glassblowing, Advanced Forms: Intro to Stemware, Beginning Glassblowing (One-Week, First Session), Beginning Glassblowing (Two-Weeks), Beginning Glassblowing (One-Week, Second Session), Multi-Level Glassblowing (One-Week, First Session), Multi-Level Glassblowing (Two-Weeks), Multi-Level Glassblowing (One-Week, Second Session), Beginning Glassblowing—1 Week Long, 1st Week, Beginning Glassblowing—2 Weeks Long, Beginning Glassblowing—1 Week Long, 2nd Week, Multilevel Glassblowing—1 Week Long, 1st Week, Multilevel Glassblowing—2 Weeks Long, and Multilevel Glassblowing—1 Week Long, 2nd Week

Jerry Catania

Jerrycatania

BFA 1969 Michigan State University
MA 1985 Western Michigan University
Post-Graduate Work 1985 - 1990 Michigan State University
I began working in glass in 1972 as a part of the experimental beginnings of the Pilchuck Workshop glass school in Washington State. I was accepted to be one of 30 students that summer to work and study glass under the direction of Dale Chihuly and Fritz Dreisbach. In 1985 I started the Ox-Bow glass studio and in 1991 I opened my own studio in nearby Glenn, Michigan, until 2004 when I moved the studio to Benton Harbor, MI and started “Water Street Glassworks“ - a not-for-profit school of the glass arts. As for most people, I am enlivened by the medium of glass - both in its glowing molten state and its striking optical splendor. The blowing and sand-casting processes inspire my creative process. The very physical process of blowing and casting fit my creative concepts and energetic temperament - forcing me to be more intuitive and react more spontaneously. Glass as a material takes on a meaning beyond its optical beauty. Its reflections, distortions, and ‘solid yet transparent’ properties - for me, are metaphors for illusion, paradox, insight, allusion and deception. It can represent a vision, a spirit, an illusion, a memory, a mirage or an ephemeral moment in time.

Course: Glass Casting, Multilevel Glassblowing, Multilevel Glassblowing for 2 weeks, Multilevel Glassblowing, Advanced Forms: Intro to Stemware, Beginning Glassblowing (One-Week, First Session), Beginning Glassblowing (Two-Weeks), Beginning Glassblowing (One-Week, Second Session), Multi-Level Glassblowing (One-Week, First Session), Multi-Level Glassblowing (Two-Weeks), Multi-Level Glassblowing (One-Week, Second Session), Beginning Glassblowing—1 Week Long, 1st Week, Beginning Glassblowing—2 Weeks Long, Beginning Glassblowing—1 Week Long, 2nd Week, Multilevel Glassblowing—1 Week Long, 1st Week, Multilevel Glassblowing—2 Weeks Long, and Multilevel Glassblowing—1 Week Long, 2nd Week

Alex Chitty

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Alex Chitty stands at about 5’6 and is of average weight and build.
BFA = Smith College (Biology, Education, Fine Art)
MFA = SAIC (Printmedia)
Born = Miami, FL. 1979
Outside of her studio practice, Chitty is a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College and an educator at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Her work was included in recent shows at Corbett vs Demspey, Andrew Rafacz, Roots and Culture, and LVL3 in Chicago and Bourouina Gallery in Berlin
More of her work can be seen at: www.alexchitty.com

Course: Book Structures

Richard Hull

Richard Hull 2013 78x66, Oil And Wax On Linen

Born in Oklahoma City, Hull received his BFA from the Kansas
City Art Institute in 1977, and his MFA from the School of the Art
Institute of Chicago in 1979. Before graduating, he attracted the
attention of dealer Phyllis Kind, who began exhibiting his
paintings in both her Chicago and New York galleries. At Kind's
gallery, Hull joined the company of well-known Imagists such as
Roger Brown, Jim Nutt, Gladys Nilsson, and Ed Paschke.
Besides a number of one-person shows at Phyllis Kind Gallery,
Hull's work has been exhibited across the United States. His
paintings may be found in many private and public collections,
including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of
Contemporary Art Chicago, the Milwaukee Art Museum; the
Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City; and the San Antonio
Museum of Art, Texas. He is represented in Chicago by Western
Exhibitions Gallery.

Course: Head: The Portrait as Starting Point and Faking It: Invented Environments for Painting

Michael Andrews

Mike Andrews

MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art; BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Associate Professor: Department of Fiber and Materials Studies, SAIC.
Exhibitions: Chicago Cultural Center, The Surburban, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston; Washington University; Sarah Lawrence College; Carthage College; Robert Bills Contemporary; Golden; Daily Projects, Seoul; Alkovi, Finland.
Academic Director: Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists Residency.

Course: Independent Study (available all weeks except 5 & 6), Hot Mess: Costume Construction and Wearable Sculptures, Independent Study, Swag, Merch, and Souvenirs: The Printed Object, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Hot Mess: Wearable Sculpture, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, and Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects

Andrea Peterson

Andreapeterson Print

Andrea Peterson is an artist and educator based in Laporte, Indiana. She received her MFA from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 1994 and BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. She currently teaches papermaking and book arts from her studio Hook Pottery Paper and abroad, most currently for University Georgia Athens - Cortona, Italy. She co-operates Hook Pottery Paper, which is a joint venture with her husband ceramic artist, Jon Hook. At this studio she creates her artwork, conducts paper research and production paper that is sold internationally.

She creates paper art works and relief printed images on handmade sheets of paper that have utilized pulp-drawing techniques. She also creates site-specific installation work and book art pieces. Most of her work can be found in private collections as a well as a few corporate collections such as Hollister clothing, Chicago. Her worked has been exhibited internationally such as Deggendorf Museum, Germany, Steyermuhl Paper Museum, Austria, Scoula di Grafica, Venice, Italy; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, IN, Columbia College Chicago Book and Paper Center, IL, Frankfurt Library, IN; Lubeznik Art Center, Michigan City, IN. She has conducted workshops and lectures at Paper Museum in Steyermuhl, Austria; Scoula di Grafica, Venice, Italy; University of Syracuse, Syracuse, NY; Friends of Dard Hunter national papermaking conferences. She is currently chair of the board of Hand Papermaking magazine, which is dedicated to paper arts, historical techniques, and new innovations in the field.

Course: Papermaking Studio, Book Structures: Creating Artists’ Books, Papermaking Studio, Papermaking Studio, Papermaking Studio (paper department), and Papermaking Studio

Marie Hermann

Mariehermann Untitled #3 Thyer

Marie Torbensdatter Hermann (born 1979, Copenhagen, Denmark) lives and works in Detroit, USA. She studied at Royal College of Art in London and received her MFA in 2009. She received her BA in art from The University of Westminster in 2003. Solo exhibitions include A Gentle Blow to the Rockat Galerie Nec, Hong Kong and Re:View Contemporary Gallery, Detroit, USA, untitled Galerie NeC nilsson et chiglien, Paris, France, Stillness in the Glorious Wilderness at Gallery Matin, Los Angeles, USA, The only thing I Can Think About is Yellow, Egg Gallery, London, UK and To The legion of the Lost, London, UK and A Joyful Gathering of a Defenceless Legion, Los Angeles, USA, as well as numerous group exhibitions in the USA, Denmark, Italy, China, Sweden and Germany . Her work is represented in the collections of The Danish Art Foundation, Denmark, The Denver Art Museum, USA, The Sèvres Ceramics Museum, France, Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Norway The Jingdezhen Ceramic Art Museum, China and The Rothschild Collection, UK. She was awarded the Danish Art Foundation Grant in 2013, Kresge Artist Fellows in Visual Arts 2013 and the Annie and Otto Johs Detlefs’ Grant for the young experimental ceramic artist in 2010.

Course: The Object in Context and The Object in Context

Anders Ruhwald

Andersruhwald

Anders Ruhwald (born 1974, Denmark) graduated from the Royal College of Art, UK in 2005. His work is represented in the private and public collections internationally including The Victoria and Albert Museum (UK), Icheon World Ceramic Center (Rep. of South Korea), The British Crafts Council, The Denver Art Museum (USA), The Detroit Institute of Art (USA), The National Museum of Decorative Art (Norway), The National Museum (Sweden) and The Museum of Art and Design (Denmark). He was awarded the Gold Prize at the Icheon International Ceramics Biennale in South Korea in 2011, Danish Art Foundation three year work-stipend in 2010 and the Sotheby’s Prize (UK) in 2007 and his work had been reviewed by major publications including the Guardian (UK), Wallpaper (UK), Artforum.com (US), and Sculpture Magazine (US). Ruhwald has lectured and taught at universities and colleges around Europe and North-America and currently he is the Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Ceramics Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, USA.

Course: The Object in Context and The Object in Context

Jerry Catania

Jerrycatania

BFA 1969 Michigan State University
MA 1985 Western Michigan University
Post-Graduate Work 1985 - 1990 Michigan State University
I began working in glass in 1972 as a part of the experimental beginnings of the Pilchuck Workshop glass school in Washington State. I was accepted to be one of 30 students that summer to work and study glass under the direction of Dale Chihuly and Fritz Dreisbach. In 1985 I started the Ox-Bow glass studio and in 1991 I opened my own studio in nearby Glenn, Michigan, until 2004 when I moved the studio to Benton Harbor, MI and started “Water Street Glassworks“ - a not-for-profit school of the glass arts. As for most people, I am enlivened by the medium of glass - both in its glowing molten state and its striking optical splendor. The blowing and sand-casting processes inspire my creative process. The very physical process of blowing and casting fit my creative concepts and energetic temperament - forcing me to be more intuitive and react more spontaneously. Glass as a material takes on a meaning beyond its optical beauty. Its reflections, distortions, and ‘solid yet transparent’ properties - for me, are metaphors for illusion, paradox, insight, allusion and deception. It can represent a vision, a spirit, an illusion, a memory, a mirage or an ephemeral moment in time.

Course: Glass Casting, Multilevel Glassblowing, Multilevel Glassblowing for 2 weeks, Multilevel Glassblowing, Advanced Forms: Intro to Stemware, Beginning Glassblowing (One-Week, First Session), Beginning Glassblowing (Two-Weeks), Beginning Glassblowing (One-Week, Second Session), Multi-Level Glassblowing (One-Week, First Session), Multi-Level Glassblowing (Two-Weeks), Multi-Level Glassblowing (One-Week, Second Session), Beginning Glassblowing—1 Week Long, 1st Week, Beginning Glassblowing—2 Weeks Long, Beginning Glassblowing—1 Week Long, 2nd Week, Multilevel Glassblowing—1 Week Long, 1st Week, Multilevel Glassblowing—2 Weeks Long, and Multilevel Glassblowing—1 Week Long, 2nd Week

Michael Andrews

Mike Andrews

MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art; BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Associate Professor: Department of Fiber and Materials Studies, SAIC.
Exhibitions: Chicago Cultural Center, The Surburban, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston; Washington University; Sarah Lawrence College; Carthage College; Robert Bills Contemporary; Golden; Daily Projects, Seoul; Alkovi, Finland.
Academic Director: Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists Residency.

Course: Independent Study (available all weeks except 5 & 6), Hot Mess: Costume Construction and Wearable Sculptures, Independent Study, Swag, Merch, and Souvenirs: The Printed Object, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Hot Mess: Wearable Sculpture, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, and Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects

Pablo Soto

Pablo Soto

Pablo Soto lives and works in Penland, NC, where he has a studio with his wife Cristina Cordova. As a studio artist he splits his time between making his work and making glass for other artists and designers such as Jorge Pardo, Calvin Klein, and Carrie Gustafson. Pablo fell in love with glass at age five watching Lino Tagliapietra work. He recieved his BFA in glass from Alfred University in 2001 and apprenticed in Ben Moore's studio in Seattle, Washington. SInce then, Pablo has been a glass resident at the Energy Exchange in Burnsville NC, a three year program designed to offer renewable energy sources to support glass and ceramic artists. In 2007 Pablo was awarded "Excellence in Glass" at the Philadelphia Museum Craft Show, ACC Baltimore, and the Smithsonian Craft Show. In 2008,Pablo received the NC Arts Council Fellowship Grant . His teaching experience includes courses at Penland School of crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, The Pittsburgh Glass Center, and NOCA glass school.

Course: Design and Conquer

Thomas Lucas


Thomas Lucas Spirit Tools Color Intaglio And Relief

Thomas received his MFA with a Merit Scholarship at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. BFA in Printmaking at Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Phila. Pa. He as taught at Tyler School of Art, The School of the Art Institute., Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Anchor Graphics, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Beacon St. Gallery, Gallery 37, and Penland School of Crafts. Thomas’s Visiting Artist Residencies include Penn State, University of Notre Dame, Harold Washington College, The David Driskell Residency at EPI – Laffayette College, Easton Pa. and SkopArt in Skopelos,Greece. His awards include 3 C.A.A.P Grants, Gibbs Foundation Project Grant Dew Foundation, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. and Special Events Public Art Comission.

Current Teaching Positions - Full-time Studio Lecture Chicago State University also Adjuct Faculty in Contemporary Practices at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and in Art and Architecture at Harold Washington College.

Founder and Master Printer at Hummingbird Press Editions. As a Master Printer Thomas has published such artists as Kerry Marshall, William Conger, Richard Hunt, Willie Cole and Barbara Jones-Hogu to. His own artworks included in various private and public collections, exhibits nationally and abroad. Representation by N’Namdi Contemporary and Lusenhop Fine Art

Course: Etching—1 Week Long, 1st Week and Etching—2 Weeks Long

Andrew Winship

Andrew Winship

Andrew received his M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1998) and his B.F.A. from University of Michigan School of Art and Design, Ann Arbor, MI (1995). He is an Associate Professor in Painting, Printmaking, and Graduate Studies at Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN, and has taught for Indiana University Bloomington, Depaul University, and S.A.I.C.. He is an active professional and an exhibits nationally/internationally including Kumu Art Museum, Tallin, ESTONIA, Grand Rapids Art Museum, MI; Muskegan Museum of Art, MI, Roots and Culture Contemporary Arts Center, Chicago, IL, and ARTBOX, Indianapolis, IN.  His work is housed in select national and international collections.

Course: Etching, Etching (1-week), Etching (2-week), Etching, Etching for 2 weeks, Portrait as Starting Point, Etching—1 Week Long, 1st Week, and Etching—2 Weeks Long

Thomas Lucas


Thomas Lucas Spirit Tools Color Intaglio And Relief

Thomas received his MFA with a Merit Scholarship at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. BFA in Printmaking at Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Phila. Pa. He as taught at Tyler School of Art, The School of the Art Institute., Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Anchor Graphics, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Beacon St. Gallery, Gallery 37, and Penland School of Crafts. Thomas’s Visiting Artist Residencies include Penn State, University of Notre Dame, Harold Washington College, The David Driskell Residency at EPI – Laffayette College, Easton Pa. and SkopArt in Skopelos,Greece. His awards include 3 C.A.A.P Grants, Gibbs Foundation Project Grant Dew Foundation, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. and Special Events Public Art Comission.

Current Teaching Positions - Full-time Studio Lecture Chicago State University also Adjuct Faculty in Contemporary Practices at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and in Art and Architecture at Harold Washington College.

Founder and Master Printer at Hummingbird Press Editions. As a Master Printer Thomas has published such artists as Kerry Marshall, William Conger, Richard Hunt, Willie Cole and Barbara Jones-Hogu to. His own artworks included in various private and public collections, exhibits nationally and abroad. Representation by N’Namdi Contemporary and Lusenhop Fine Art

Course: Etching—1 Week Long, 1st Week and Etching—2 Weeks Long

Andrew Winship

Andrew Winship

Andrew received his M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1998) and his B.F.A. from University of Michigan School of Art and Design, Ann Arbor, MI (1995). He is an Associate Professor in Painting, Printmaking, and Graduate Studies at Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN, and has taught for Indiana University Bloomington, Depaul University, and S.A.I.C.. He is an active professional and an exhibits nationally/internationally including Kumu Art Museum, Tallin, ESTONIA, Grand Rapids Art Museum, MI; Muskegan Museum of Art, MI, Roots and Culture Contemporary Arts Center, Chicago, IL, and ARTBOX, Indianapolis, IN.  His work is housed in select national and international collections.

Course: Etching, Etching (1-week), Etching (2-week), Etching, Etching for 2 weeks, Portrait as Starting Point, Etching—1 Week Long, 1st Week, and Etching—2 Weeks Long

Michael Andrews

Mike Andrews

MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art; BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Associate Professor: Department of Fiber and Materials Studies, SAIC.
Exhibitions: Chicago Cultural Center, The Surburban, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston; Washington University; Sarah Lawrence College; Carthage College; Robert Bills Contemporary; Golden; Daily Projects, Seoul; Alkovi, Finland.
Academic Director: Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists Residency.

Course: Independent Study (available all weeks except 5 & 6), Hot Mess: Costume Construction and Wearable Sculptures, Independent Study, Swag, Merch, and Souvenirs: The Printed Object, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Hot Mess: Wearable Sculpture, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, and Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects

Aspen Mays

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Aspen Mays graduated with an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009, and she holds a BA in Anthropology and Spanish from The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Honors include a Fulbright Fellowship at the University of Chile, Santiago in 2010. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally in New York at Golden Gallery, in Chicago at The Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Her work has been reviewed in Art Forum, Art Papers, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. Aspen Mays recently joined the faculty at The Ohio State University as an Assistant Professor of Art. She has attended Ox-Bow as a student, as an artist-in-residence, and as faculty member. This will be her 5th summer at Ox-Bow.

Course: Made in the Dark, Made in the Dark, and Made in the Dark

Claire Ashley

Claireashley

Claire Ashley received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
and her BFA from Gray’s School of Art (Aberdeen, Scotland). Originally from
Edinburgh, Scotland, Ashley is now Chicago based. Currently, she teaches at
the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Department of Contemporary
Practices, and the Department of Painting and Drawing. Ashley’s recent work
investigates inflatables as painting, sculpture, installation and performance
costume. These works have been exhibited nationally and internationally
in galleries, museums, and site-specific installations, performances and
collaborations. Her work has been featured at venues such as DeCordova
Sculpture Park and Museum (Lincoln, MA), Art Gallery of Mississauga,
(Mississauga, ON, CAN), the Chicago Cultural Center (Chicago, IL), Bahamas
Biennial (Milwaukee, WI), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, The House
for an Art Lover (Glasgow), gallerA1 (Edinburgh), and The Highland Institute for
Contemporary Art (Inverness, Scotland). WWW.CLAIREASHLEY.COM

Course: Multi-Level Painting and Drawing

Phil Hanson

Phil Hanson

Professor, Painting and Drawing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
(1973-2013). BA, 1965, University of Chicago; MFA, 1968, School of the Art
Institute of Chicago. Exhibitions: Whitney Biennial 2014, Whitney Museum of
American Art, New York; Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago; 55 Mercer Gallery,
NY; Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago; Illinois State Museum, Springfield; Museum of
Contemporary Art, Chicago; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Museum
Gallery, Seoul National University, Korea; Bienal de S.o Paulo, Brazil; Museum of
Twentieth Century Art, Vienna; Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago. Collections: Chase
Manhattan Bank, NY; The Art Institute of Chicago; Museum des 20, Vienna;
National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Contemporary
Art, Chicago. Awards: Cassandra Grant; NEA Grants. Hanson is represented by
Corbett vs Dempsey Chicago, IL.

Course: Multi-Level Painting and Drawing

Michael Andrews

Mike Andrews

MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art; BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Associate Professor: Department of Fiber and Materials Studies, SAIC.
Exhibitions: Chicago Cultural Center, The Surburban, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston; Washington University; Sarah Lawrence College; Carthage College; Robert Bills Contemporary; Golden; Daily Projects, Seoul; Alkovi, Finland.
Academic Director: Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists Residency.

Course: Independent Study (available all weeks except 5 & 6), Hot Mess: Costume Construction and Wearable Sculptures, Independent Study, Swag, Merch, and Souvenirs: The Printed Object, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Hot Mess: Wearable Sculpture, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, and Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects

Kait Rhoads

Kaitrhoadsimage

Kait Rhoads received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1993, her MFA from Alfred University in 2001. She uses traditional Italian techniques as a base to create sculpture, vessels and jewelry. Her collections include the Seattle Art Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, the Corning Museum of Glass, the Museum of Northwest Art, LaConner, WA, the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Shanghai Museum of Glass.

Course: The Zen of Bowls and Cane and The Zen of Bowls and Cane

Dianne Jedlicka

Diannejedlicka

Dr. Dianne Jedlicka teaches numerous Biology courses at SAIC including Animal Behavior, Evolutionary Mammalogy, Ecology (Natural History), and Human Anatomy and Physiology. Her primary research has been at the community level of organization focusing on the feeding strategies and predation of tree and ground squirrels based on their functional morphology. Observational data collected on nocturnal foraging of the eastern cottontail rabbit was published recently. All of these animals are found throughout the Ox-Bow region and offer Dr. Jedlicka's students ample opportunity for scientific observations. Dr. Jedlicka has also presented and published articles on new teaching methods and labs in the college classroom. Papers on mirror neurons and their implications for group behaviors is a current study topic of the Animal Behavior students. Dr. Jedlicka is returning to Ox-Bow for another session of Animal Behavior. Mammals, birds, and of course, our own lagoon turtles will provide much insight into the animal kingdom!

Course: Animal Behavior

Michael Bizon

Michaelbizon

Born - Detroit, MI; Raised - Downriver Detroit
Lived - Detroit MI, Providence, RI; Currently - Los Angeles, CA
BFA – Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; MFA – Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Instructional Laboratory Technician and Gallery Director. Occidental College, Los Angeles. Michael Bizon’s practice explores the use of found object, found sound and lost memory. With a background in sculpture, installation, field recording and instrument making, Bizon captures and reconstitutes preconceived ideals, exploring new circumstance. www.michaelbizon.biz

Course: Free Clay

Christian Tedeschi

Christiantedeschi

Born – Philadelphia, PA
Raised- Southern New Jersey
Lived- Philadelphia, PA, Detroit MI then Boulder, CO
Currently- Los Angeles, CA

BFA – Ceramics, University Of The Arts, Philadelphia
MFA – Ceramics, Cranbrook Academy Of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Assistant Professor in Sculpture at California State University, Northridge, CA

Christian Tedeschi’s work is interdisciplinary in nature and utilizes a variety of materials. Found objects, sounds, smells and imagery are used as a means to create a varied body of work. Rooted in deconstruction and re-contextualization, Tedeschi approaches utilitarian objects as materials to form concept and content.

Course: Free Clay

Bridget Elmer

Bridget Elmer

Bridget Elmer is an artist, bookmaker, and letterpress printer, working in Asheville, NC, where she is currently rebuilding her 19th century platen press, tuning up her 20th century flatbed truck, and retrofitting 21st century open source philosophy to book technologies. She received her MFA in the Book Arts from the University of Alabama in 2010, and she will graduate with her Masters in Library and Information Studies in 2011. Having recently taught book arts as an Adjunct Professor at Florida State University and a Visiting Art Professor at Colorado College, Bridget currently serves as an Instructor at Asheville BookWorks. Bridget is the sole proprietor of Flatbed Splendor (http://www.flatbedsplendor.com/) and the co-operator of Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts (http://www.impractical-labor.org/). For information regarding collections, exhibitions and publications featuring Bridget's work, please visit http://www.flatbedsplendor.com/about2.html.

Course: Book Structures: Creating Artists' Books, Book Structures: Creating Artists' Books, Image and Word (One-Week), Image and Word (Two-Weeks), Image and Word—1 Week Long, 1st Week, and Image and Word—2 Weeks Long

Jessica Peterson

Jessica Peterson

Jessica Peterson is a letterpress printer and teacher. Her award-winning artists’ books are collected by special collections libraries around the country, including at Yale University, Emory University, Duke Univeristy and UCLA. She is the proprietor of The Southern Letterpress, a printshop in Northport Alabama and is an instructor of book arts and let­ter­press at The Uni­ver­sity of Alabama. Her creative work has been recognized by The Windgate Foundation, The College Book Art Association and the Alabama State Council of the Arts.www.papersouvenir.com, www.thesouthernletterpress.com

Course: Image and Word—1 Week Long, 1st Week and Image and Word—2 Weeks Long

Bridget Elmer

Bridget Elmer

Bridget Elmer is an artist, bookmaker, and letterpress printer, working in Asheville, NC, where she is currently rebuilding her 19th century platen press, tuning up her 20th century flatbed truck, and retrofitting 21st century open source philosophy to book technologies. She received her MFA in the Book Arts from the University of Alabama in 2010, and she will graduate with her Masters in Library and Information Studies in 2011. Having recently taught book arts as an Adjunct Professor at Florida State University and a Visiting Art Professor at Colorado College, Bridget currently serves as an Instructor at Asheville BookWorks. Bridget is the sole proprietor of Flatbed Splendor (http://www.flatbedsplendor.com/) and the co-operator of Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts (http://www.impractical-labor.org/). For information regarding collections, exhibitions and publications featuring Bridget's work, please visit http://www.flatbedsplendor.com/about2.html.

Course: Book Structures: Creating Artists' Books, Book Structures: Creating Artists' Books, Image and Word (One-Week), Image and Word (Two-Weeks), Image and Word—1 Week Long, 1st Week, and Image and Word—2 Weeks Long

Jessica Peterson

Jessica Peterson

Jessica Peterson is a letterpress printer and teacher. Her award-winning artists’ books are collected by special collections libraries around the country, including at Yale University, Emory University, Duke Univeristy and UCLA. She is the proprietor of The Southern Letterpress, a printshop in Northport Alabama and is an instructor of book arts and let­ter­press at The Uni­ver­sity of Alabama. Her creative work has been recognized by The Windgate Foundation, The College Book Art Association and the Alabama State Council of the Arts.www.papersouvenir.com, www.thesouthernletterpress.com

Course: Image and Word—1 Week Long, 1st Week and Image and Word—2 Weeks Long

Michael Andrews

Mike Andrews

MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art; BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Associate Professor: Department of Fiber and Materials Studies, SAIC.
Exhibitions: Chicago Cultural Center, The Surburban, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston; Washington University; Sarah Lawrence College; Carthage College; Robert Bills Contemporary; Golden; Daily Projects, Seoul; Alkovi, Finland.
Academic Director: Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists Residency.

Course: Independent Study (available all weeks except 5 & 6), Hot Mess: Costume Construction and Wearable Sculptures, Independent Study, Swag, Merch, and Souvenirs: The Printed Object, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Hot Mess: Wearable Sculpture, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, and Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects

Jered Sprecher

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Jered Sprecher lives and works in Knoxville, Tennessee where he teaches at The University of Tennessee. His paintings, drawings, and installations focus on the fleeting images and objects that surround us. His work has been exhibited at The Drawing Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Chinati Foundation, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Des Moines Art Center, and Espai d'art Contemporani de Castelló. In 2009, he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Most recently he was the Artist-in-Residence at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas.

Course: Landscape Narratives: Large Format

Jerry Catania

Jerrycatania

BFA 1969 Michigan State University
MA 1985 Western Michigan University
Post-Graduate Work 1985 - 1990 Michigan State University
I began working in glass in 1972 as a part of the experimental beginnings of the Pilchuck Workshop glass school in Washington State. I was accepted to be one of 30 students that summer to work and study glass under the direction of Dale Chihuly and Fritz Dreisbach. In 1985 I started the Ox-Bow glass studio and in 1991 I opened my own studio in nearby Glenn, Michigan, until 2004 when I moved the studio to Benton Harbor, MI and started “Water Street Glassworks“ - a not-for-profit school of the glass arts. As for most people, I am enlivened by the medium of glass - both in its glowing molten state and its striking optical splendor. The blowing and sand-casting processes inspire my creative process. The very physical process of blowing and casting fit my creative concepts and energetic temperament - forcing me to be more intuitive and react more spontaneously. Glass as a material takes on a meaning beyond its optical beauty. Its reflections, distortions, and ‘solid yet transparent’ properties - for me, are metaphors for illusion, paradox, insight, allusion and deception. It can represent a vision, a spirit, an illusion, a memory, a mirage or an ephemeral moment in time.

Course: Glass Casting, Multilevel Glassblowing, Multilevel Glassblowing for 2 weeks, Multilevel Glassblowing, Advanced Forms: Intro to Stemware, Beginning Glassblowing (One-Week, First Session), Beginning Glassblowing (Two-Weeks), Beginning Glassblowing (One-Week, Second Session), Multi-Level Glassblowing (One-Week, First Session), Multi-Level Glassblowing (Two-Weeks), Multi-Level Glassblowing (One-Week, Second Session), Beginning Glassblowing—1 Week Long, 1st Week, Beginning Glassblowing—2 Weeks Long, Beginning Glassblowing—1 Week Long, 2nd Week, Multilevel Glassblowing—1 Week Long, 1st Week, Multilevel Glassblowing—2 Weeks Long, and Multilevel Glassblowing—1 Week Long, 2nd Week

Jerry Catania

Jerrycatania

BFA 1969 Michigan State University
MA 1985 Western Michigan University
Post-Graduate Work 1985 - 1990 Michigan State University
I began working in glass in 1972 as a part of the experimental beginnings of the Pilchuck Workshop glass school in Washington State. I was accepted to be one of 30 students that summer to work and study glass under the direction of Dale Chihuly and Fritz Dreisbach. In 1985 I started the Ox-Bow glass studio and in 1991 I opened my own studio in nearby Glenn, Michigan, until 2004 when I moved the studio to Benton Harbor, MI and started “Water Street Glassworks“ - a not-for-profit school of the glass arts. As for most people, I am enlivened by the medium of glass - both in its glowing molten state and its striking optical splendor. The blowing and sand-casting processes inspire my creative process. The very physical process of blowing and casting fit my creative concepts and energetic temperament - forcing me to be more intuitive and react more spontaneously. Glass as a material takes on a meaning beyond its optical beauty. Its reflections, distortions, and ‘solid yet transparent’ properties - for me, are metaphors for illusion, paradox, insight, allusion and deception. It can represent a vision, a spirit, an illusion, a memory, a mirage or an ephemeral moment in time.

Course: Glass Casting, Multilevel Glassblowing, Multilevel Glassblowing for 2 weeks, Multilevel Glassblowing, Advanced Forms: Intro to Stemware, Beginning Glassblowing (One-Week, First Session), Beginning Glassblowing (Two-Weeks), Beginning Glassblowing (One-Week, Second Session), Multi-Level Glassblowing (One-Week, First Session), Multi-Level Glassblowing (Two-Weeks), Multi-Level Glassblowing (One-Week, Second Session), Beginning Glassblowing—1 Week Long, 1st Week, Beginning Glassblowing—2 Weeks Long, Beginning Glassblowing—1 Week Long, 2nd Week, Multilevel Glassblowing—1 Week Long, 1st Week, Multilevel Glassblowing—2 Weeks Long, and Multilevel Glassblowing—1 Week Long, 2nd Week

James Benning

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 James Benning is an independent filmmaker and artist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Over the course of his 40-year career Benning has made over twenty-five feature length films that have shown in many different venues across the world. Benning received an MFA from the University of Wisconsin where he had studied with David Bordwell. For the next four years he taught filmmaking at Northwestern University,University of Wisconsin, University of Oklahoma and the University of California, San Diego. Benning worked exclusively in 16mm until the increasing obsolescence of the medium necessitated he convert to digital. Benning was hailed cinema's voice of the Midwest with his 1976/1978 films, 11 x 14 and One Way Boogie Woogie, made in Chicago and Milwaukee and the surrounding rural region. In 1980, Benning moved to lower Manhattan, where, with the aid of grants and funding from German Television, he continued to make films, most notably, American Dreams (1984) and Landscape Suicide (1986). Leaving New York after eight years, Benning moved west to teach film/video at California Institute of the Arts, and has taught there ever since. Benning has employed diverse methods, themes, structures, and aesthetics, investigating narrative and anti-narrative modes, personal history, race, collective memory, place, industry, and landscape.

Course: Shooting Landscapes

Bruce Jenkins

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Bruce Jenkins is Professor of Film, Video, New Media and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and served from 2004–08 as Dean of Undergraduate Studies. Prior to coming to SAIC, he was the Stanley Cavell Curator at the Harvard Film Archive, where he directed a film archive and a year-round cinematheque program. Dr. Jenkins served as Curator of Film and Video from 1985 to 1999 at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. He earned his BA from New York University and received his Ph.D. in film studies from Northwestern University.

Course: Shooting Landscapes

Michael Andrews

Mike Andrews

MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art; BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Associate Professor: Department of Fiber and Materials Studies, SAIC.
Exhibitions: Chicago Cultural Center, The Surburban, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston; Washington University; Sarah Lawrence College; Carthage College; Robert Bills Contemporary; Golden; Daily Projects, Seoul; Alkovi, Finland.
Academic Director: Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists Residency.

Course: Independent Study (available all weeks except 5 & 6), Hot Mess: Costume Construction and Wearable Sculptures, Independent Study, Swag, Merch, and Souvenirs: The Printed Object, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Hot Mess: Wearable Sculpture, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, and Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects

Jerry Catania

Jerrycatania

BFA 1969 Michigan State University
MA 1985 Western Michigan University
Post-Graduate Work 1985 - 1990 Michigan State University
I began working in glass in 1972 as a part of the experimental beginnings of the Pilchuck Workshop glass school in Washington State. I was accepted to be one of 30 students that summer to work and study glass under the direction of Dale Chihuly and Fritz Dreisbach. In 1985 I started the Ox-Bow glass studio and in 1991 I opened my own studio in nearby Glenn, Michigan, until 2004 when I moved the studio to Benton Harbor, MI and started “Water Street Glassworks“ - a not-for-profit school of the glass arts. As for most people, I am enlivened by the medium of glass - both in its glowing molten state and its striking optical splendor. The blowing and sand-casting processes inspire my creative process. The very physical process of blowing and casting fit my creative concepts and energetic temperament - forcing me to be more intuitive and react more spontaneously. Glass as a material takes on a meaning beyond its optical beauty. Its reflections, distortions, and ‘solid yet transparent’ properties - for me, are metaphors for illusion, paradox, insight, allusion and deception. It can represent a vision, a spirit, an illusion, a memory, a mirage or an ephemeral moment in time.

Course: Glass Casting, Multilevel Glassblowing, Multilevel Glassblowing for 2 weeks, Multilevel Glassblowing, Advanced Forms: Intro to Stemware, Beginning Glassblowing (One-Week, First Session), Beginning Glassblowing (Two-Weeks), Beginning Glassblowing (One-Week, Second Session), Multi-Level Glassblowing (One-Week, First Session), Multi-Level Glassblowing (Two-Weeks), Multi-Level Glassblowing (One-Week, Second Session), Beginning Glassblowing—1 Week Long, 1st Week, Beginning Glassblowing—2 Weeks Long, Beginning Glassblowing—1 Week Long, 2nd Week, Multilevel Glassblowing—1 Week Long, 1st Week, Multilevel Glassblowing—2 Weeks Long, and Multilevel Glassblowing—1 Week Long, 2nd Week

Olivia Petrides

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Olivia Petrides has exhibited in galleries and museums in Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Scotland, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Her works are in the public collections of the Smithsonian Institution, the United States Park Service, the Field Museum, the Illinois State Museum, Openlands Preservation Association, and Iceland’s Hafnarborg Institute of Art, among others. She has received a Fulbright Grant; American-Scandinavian Foundation Grants; an Illinois Arts Council Governor’s Exchange Award; and a Margaret Klimek Phillips Award. She has been awarded residencies at the Rekjavik Municipal Museum and the Gil-society in Iceland; the Faroe Islands Museum of Natural History; the Virginia Center for Creative Arts; the Vermont Studio Center; Yellowstone National Park; and the Ragdale Foundation. Petrides received her M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in Painting & Drawing and Visual Communications departments.

Course: Pre-College Program: Landscape Drawing, Pre-College Program: Landscape Drawing, Pre-College Program: Landscape Drawing, and Pre-College Program: Landscape Drawing

E.W. Ross

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MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Former: Program Director, Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist Residency; Dean, Continuing Studies, SAIC; Adjunct Associate Professor, SAIC
Performances/Exhibitions: University of Chicago; University of Minnesota; Atlanta College of Art; Western Michigan University; Chicago Cultural Center; Cajarc, France
Awards: Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist’s Fellowship; Chicago Council of Fine Arts; Alliance of Independent Colleges of Art Grant; School of the Art Institute Faculty Enrichment Grant; IAC Governor’s International Arts Exchange Grant

Course: Pre-College Program: Landscape Drawing, Pre-College Program: Landscape Drawing, Pre-College Program: Landscape Drawing, and Pre-College Program: Landscape Drawing

Jim Trainor

James Trainor

Jim Trainor is a filmmaker, mostly an animator, living in Chicago. He was born in 1961 and grew up in Washington DC. He began making animated films at thirteen, and his medium has changed little since then - black magic marker on typing paper. He lived in New York City from 1979 to 2000, where he made his first widely screened films: The Fetishist, The Bats and The Moschops. In 2000 Mr. Trainor accepted a teaching position at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His recent films are Harmony, The Magic Kingdom and The Presentation Theme. Currently he is working on a live-action feature with actors, called The Pink Egg.

Course: Animation in the Woods

Mike Rossi

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BFA, Northern Michigan University; MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art. Studio artist
Teaching Experience: Ox-Bow School of Art (Saugatuck, MI), Kalamazoo College (MI), Smartshop Metal Arts Collective, (MI)
Exhibitions: The New Steel v.2 (National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis), Bloom (Brookfield Craft Center, CT), All About Me (Open/end Gallery, Chicago); FERRO 2005 participant, Vechta, Germany
www.rossimetaldesign.com

Course: Blacksmithing: Sculptural Forms, Blacksmithing: Sculptural Forms, Blacksmithing: Sculptural Forms, Out of Thin Air, and Blacksmithing: Sculptural Forms

Jimmy Wright

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Jimmy Wright’s pastel work was on exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in the exhibition "The Lens and the Mirror: Self Portraits from the Collection," and a twenty-year retrospective of his work was held at the Springfield Museum of Art, MO. DC Moore Gallery, New York and Corbett vs Dempsey, Chicago, have presented several solo exhibitions of his work. Wright has been featured in publications such as American Artist, Architectural Digest,Art on Paper, ARTnews, Bomb, The Pastel Journal, The New York Times, andThe New Yorker. Wright earned a BFA with honors from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1967 and a MFA from Southern Illinois University in 1971.

Course: Pastels and Drawing, Pastels and Drawing, Drawing Marathon, and Drawing Marathon

Jeanine Coupe Ryding

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Meisterschuler, Universitat der Kunste, Berlin, Germany, BA, University of Iowa.
Teaches: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, PrintMedia
Exhibitions: Perimeter Gallery, Chicago; Union League Club, Chicago; Printworks Gallery,Chicago; Climate Gallery, New York. 
Residencies: Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium; Anchor Graphics, Chicago; Roger Brown House, Michigan. Awards: Illinois Arts Council, Arts Midwest. 
Affiliated with: Perimeter Gallery, Chicago; August Art, London, England, Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO, Olson Larsen Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa.MFA equivalent, Universitat der Kunste, Berlin, Germany; BA University of Iowa
Teaches: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Exhibitions: Awagami International Print Exhibition, Tokushima, Japan; Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL; Facteur 10, Brussels Belgium; August Art, London, England; Susan Teller Gallery, New York.
Residencies: Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium; Anchor Graphics, Chicago; Roger Brown House, MI.
Awards: Illinois Arts Council, Arts Midwest
Publications: Post Digital Printmaking: CNC, Traditional and Hybrid Techniques, Paul Cantanese and Angela Geary, A&C Black Publ., 2012. Relief Printmaking, Ann Westley, Watson Guptill Publ., 2001. Printmakers Today, Jeffrey Snyder ed, Schiffer Publ, 2010.
Represented by: Perimeter Gallery, Chicago; August Art, London, Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO, Olson Larsen Gallery, Des Moines, IA.

Course: Blockprint to Book, The Collaged Print, Relief and Collage, and Drawn and Printed Narratives

Michael Andrews

Mike Andrews

MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art; BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Associate Professor: Department of Fiber and Materials Studies, SAIC.
Exhibitions: Chicago Cultural Center, The Surburban, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston; Washington University; Sarah Lawrence College; Carthage College; Robert Bills Contemporary; Golden; Daily Projects, Seoul; Alkovi, Finland.
Academic Director: Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists Residency.

Course: Independent Study (available all weeks except 5 & 6), Hot Mess: Costume Construction and Wearable Sculptures, Independent Study, Swag, Merch, and Souvenirs: The Printed Object, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Hot Mess: Wearable Sculpture, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, and Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects

Andrew Jordan

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Andrew Jordan is a visual artist working in various media including sculpture, performance, fashion, costume design, and photography. He received his MFA with an emphasis in sculpture form the Cranbrook Academy of Art and his BFA in Fine Arts where he minored in Media Studies from the Columbus College of Art and Design. Andrew experiments with the interplay between various art forms driven by his interest in the relationship of sculpture, installation, and puppetry to the movement of the human body. For as long as he can remember Andrew has been drawn to art/design/fashion that ventures into the realms of the eclectic, the weird, the beautiful, and the monstrous. He is also known under the moniker andytoad.

Course: Hot Mess: Costume Construction and Wearable Sculptures and Hot Mess: Wearable Sculpture

Kim Harty

Kimharty

Kim is an artist, writer, and educator who is interested in the intersection of craft, technology, and performance. She recently completed the Pilchuck Emerging Artist Residency and is currently participating in the year-long BOLT Residency at the Chicago Artist Coalition in Chicago, IL. Her work has been shown at the Chrysler Museum of Art, Toledo Museum of Art, Corning Museum of Glass, and Heller Gallery. Kim holds an MFA in Art and Technology Studies from the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA in Glass from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Course: Video + Glass: Optics of the Lens and Video + Glass: Optics of the Lens

Charlotte Potter

Charlotte Potter

Charlotte Potter is a conceptual artist and designer born in the spring of 1981 to a small town in Vermont. She received a BFA from Alfred University in 2003 and Honors MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010. Trained as a traditional glassblower, Potter has been a pioneer in developing glass as a performance and conceptual medium. She has co-founded the Cirque de Verre and the Glass Theater, performance glass troupes that have performed at institutions such as the Corning Museum of Glass and the Toledo Museum of Art. Potter’s sculptures, installations and performances have been exhibited worldwide at galleries such as S 12 in Bergen Norway, The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the Corning Museum of Glass and the Toledo Museum of Art. Her work is in the permanent collection of the American Museum of Glass, Chrysler Museum of Art, Museum of Jurassic Technology and the Henry J. Neils, Frank Lloyd Wright house. Currently Potter is the Glass Studio Manager at the Chrysler Museum of Art and teaches glass and new media courses at Old Dominion University and Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia. This summer Potter curated and directed a contemporary art exhibition at Grand Point North, a music festival produced by her sister Grace Potter in Burlington Vermont. In the New Year, Potter is exhibiting at the Shelburne Museum of Art and has a solo exhibition at Tidewater Community College in Portsmouth Virginia.

Course: Video + Glass: Optics of the Lens and Video + Glass: Optics of the Lens

Holly Greenberg

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Holly Greenberg is a printmaker and painter and an associate professor of printmaking at Syracuse University. Known for her large-scale, multi-process printwork and installations of multi-panel printed and painted composites, her work has been widely exhibited across the U.S. and abroad. Her work is recognized in The Woodcut Artist's Handbook, published by Firefly Press, Second Sight: Printmaking in Chicago 1935 - 1995, published by Northwestern University Press and Digital Printmaking Now, published by The Brooklyn Museum of Art.
She makes her home and studio in a 200 year old church in Central New York.

Course: Alternative Printmaking: The Collograph Plate and Alternative Printmaking: The Collograph Plate

Howard Fonda

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Born in 1974, Howard Fonda studied American History and Studio Art at Nazareth College of Rochester. Upon completing his history degree at the Sorbonne, Fonda went on to receive an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After graduating, Fonda taught at SAIC from 2001 to 2008. He has exhibited his work internationally and is represented by Mixed Greens.For painter Howard Fonda, the notions of form and content intertwine; abstraction, representation, and pattern are all strategies in his toolbox, and very often all appear in a single painting. Drawing from philosophy, various ideologies, mythological narratives, and aboriginal textiles, Fonda’s paintings require of their viewers a high level of attention, and deep contemplation. The discovery of meaning is vital for Fonda, but these meanings are not easily found by connecting puzzle pieces or following clues or maps; these meanings are transcendental, personal and introspective. Fonda is represented by Mixed Greens in New York.

Course: Life in the Woods: Drawing, Painting and Self Reliance

Michael Andrews

Mike Andrews

MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art; BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Associate Professor: Department of Fiber and Materials Studies, SAIC.
Exhibitions: Chicago Cultural Center, The Surburban, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston; Washington University; Sarah Lawrence College; Carthage College; Robert Bills Contemporary; Golden; Daily Projects, Seoul; Alkovi, Finland.
Academic Director: Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists Residency.

Course: Independent Study (available all weeks except 5 & 6), Hot Mess: Costume Construction and Wearable Sculptures, Independent Study, Swag, Merch, and Souvenirs: The Printed Object, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Hot Mess: Wearable Sculpture, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, and Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects

Mark Pascale

Adjunct Professor, Printmedia (1981). BA, 1976, Southern Connecticut State College; MFA, 1978, Ohio State University. Concurrent position: Curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings, The Art Institute of Chicago. Exhibitions organized: The Art Institute of Chicago; Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art. Publications: Contemporary Drawings from the Irving Stenn, Jr. Collection; Jasper Johns: Gray; The Picture Tells the Story: The Drawings of Joseph E. Yoakum; Marks from the Matrix; Right to Print: Segura Publishing Company; Second Sight: Printmaking in Chicago 1935–1995. 

Course: Lithography , Lithography: Color, Lithography, Lithography for 2 weeks, Lithography: Color, Lithography, Lithography—1 Week Long, 1st Week, Lithography—2 Weeks Long, and Lithography with Color—1 Week Long, 2nd Week

Mark Pascale

Adjunct Professor, Printmedia (1981). BA, 1976, Southern Connecticut State College; MFA, 1978, Ohio State University. Concurrent position: Curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings, The Art Institute of Chicago. Exhibitions organized: The Art Institute of Chicago; Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art. Publications: Contemporary Drawings from the Irving Stenn, Jr. Collection; Jasper Johns: Gray; The Picture Tells the Story: The Drawings of Joseph E. Yoakum; Marks from the Matrix; Right to Print: Segura Publishing Company; Second Sight: Printmaking in Chicago 1935–1995. 

Course: Lithography , Lithography: Color, Lithography, Lithography for 2 weeks, Lithography: Color, Lithography, Lithography—1 Week Long, 1st Week, Lithography—2 Weeks Long, and Lithography with Color—1 Week Long, 2nd Week

Dan Matheson

Dan Matheson

Daniel Matheson holds a BFA from The State University College of New York at Buffalo. Currently, he is the Foundry Manager for the Sculpture Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Dan has taught, lectured, and poured metal at various conferences, institutions and workshops worldwide. He has also been a visiting artist because of his personal artistic foundry practice at The Royal College of Art in London, Pirkkala Sculpture Park in Finland, Grand Valley State University, and many other places in the United States. As a sculptor the materials and processes Dan uses are essential elements to the creation of his work, used for their history, utilitarian functions and. aesthetic qualities.

Course: Metals Casting for Sculpture and Metals Casting for Sculpture

Norwood Viviano

Norwood

Norwood Viviano received a BFA in Sculpture and Glass from Alfred University and MFA in Sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He currently heads the Sculpture program at Grand Valley State University. In 2012, he was the recipient of a Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant. Recently he was an Artist-in-Residence, at The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA and was awarded an Artists' Residency, at the KohlerCompany in Sheboygan, WI. Viviano’s recent exhibitions include Zolla/Lieberman Gallery in Chicago, IL, Esther Claypool Gallery in Seattle, WA, and Heller Gallery in New York, NY. His work is represented in the collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, Czech Republic, John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI, and the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA. www.norwoodviviano.com

Course: Metals Casting for Sculpture, Glass Prototypes, and Metals Casting for Sculpture

Ben Fain

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Ben Fain is both a parade float builder and filmmaker living in Brooklyn, New York. Fain is best known for orchestrating experimental parades, deployed in diverse communities across America. For the last seven years, Fain has applied his parade work and sculptural practice to filmmaking, indexing this otherwise ephemeral work while further developing their already narrative content. He received an MFA in Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008 and is an alumnus of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Fain co-ran Alogon Gallery, an independent art space in Chicago, from 2007-2009, and recently taught the self-designed course "The Parade Float as Guerrilla Art" at Northwestern University.

Course: Party As Form

Shannon Stratton

Stratton

Shannon Stratton is founder and Executive Director of threewalls in Chicago. She teaches in the Fiber and Material Studies and Art History departments at SAIC. Her work includes curating and writing projects on craft and social practice, collecting and artist-run spaces. Exhibitions include: Gestures of Resistance (Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland); Reskilling (Western Front, Vancouver) and Resonating Bodies (Soap Factory, Minneapolis). With threewalls she publishes PHONEBOOK, guide to independent art spaces and is collaborating on the formation of a national alliance for artist-run and small not-for-profit projects. Her curiosity about parties stems from an ongoing study of work and leisure in art and life.

Course: UTOPIA, Party as Form (art history department), and Party As Form

Salvador Jimenez

Salvador Jimenez

Since coming to the United States, Salvador Jiménez Flores has contributed to the Chicago art scene by producing a mixture of socially conscious installations, public art, and studio based art. Born and raised in the small town of Jamay in Jalisco, México, Jiménez migrated to the U.S. with his family in 2000. Jiménez received a Bachelors of Applied Arts in Graphic Design at Chicago’s Robert Morris University in 2005. Since then, his work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions in México, Nicaragua, and the USA. Jiménez is graduating from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, MI in Spring 2014, where he works as Community Arts Advocate.
website: salvadorjimenezart.com

Course: Re-Inventing Fire

Nathan Tonning

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Nathan Tonning received his MFA from the University of Montana in 2012, and a BA from Grand Valley State University in 2007. Nathan currently teaches on either side of the Continental Divide at The University of Montana Western in Dillon and College for Creative Studies in Detroit. Nathan’s work includes frequent collaboration, an examination of the potential of various sculptural materials, and a soft-spoken sense of humor. Nathan’s recent projects include the founding of FrontierSpace in Missoula, and an on-going involvement with a project space comprised of a 16’ travel trailer known as FRNTI3R.

Course: Re-Inventing Fire and Re-Inventing Fire

Tyson Reeder

Tyson Reeder

Tyson Reeder is an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at SAIC and painter represented by CANADA gallery, NY. Reeder has exhibited at Daniel Reich Gallery, NY, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco/ Los Angeles, and Gavin Brown's Enterprise, NY and has co-curated many exhibitions and events including Drunk vs Stoned parts 1 and 2 at Gavin Brown's Enterprise, The Early Show at White Columns, NY, the Milwaukee International Art Fair, and the Dark Fair at the Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, NY, and the Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne. Reeder's work has been featured in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, the Village Voice, and is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the Rubell Family Collection.

Course: Cheap TV and Studio Drawing: Experimental Approaches

Scott Reeder

Scott Reeder

Scott Reeder is an artist who’s work has been shown widely including exhibitions at Saatchi Gallery, London, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, NY The Museum Of Contemporary Art, Chicago and Luce Gallery, Turin, Italy. Recent solo exhibitions include Lisa Cooley, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and Kavi Gupta, Chicago and Berlin.. In January 2014, Reeder will debut a major project at 356 Mission Road, Los Angeles. This ambitious exhibition revolves around the production and screening of a feature film, a considerable project which Reeder has been working on for over eight years. Reeder lives and works in Detroit, and teaches painting and drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Course: Cheap TV and Studio Drawing: Experimental Approaches

Mary Catherine Richardson

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Mary Catherine Richardson holds and MFA in glass sculpture from the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has worked at Pilchuck Glass School, Corning Studio School, Penland School of Crafts and Ox-Bow School of Art. Her work incorporates various media including cast iron, ceramic and glass, using the inherent qualities of material to comment on personal experience. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally including S12 in Bergen Norway and the Foundry Art Center in Missouri.

Course: Why Glass?

Michael Andrews

Mike Andrews

MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art; BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Associate Professor: Department of Fiber and Materials Studies, SAIC.
Exhibitions: Chicago Cultural Center, The Surburban, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston; Washington University; Sarah Lawrence College; Carthage College; Robert Bills Contemporary; Golden; Daily Projects, Seoul; Alkovi, Finland.
Academic Director: Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists Residency.

Course: Independent Study (available all weeks except 5 & 6), Hot Mess: Costume Construction and Wearable Sculptures, Independent Study, Swag, Merch, and Souvenirs: The Printed Object, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, Hot Mess: Wearable Sculpture, Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects, and Independent Study, Graduate/Undergraduate Projects

Mark Pascale

Adjunct Professor, Printmedia (1981). BA, 1976, Southern Connecticut State College; MFA, 1978, Ohio State University. Concurrent position: Curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings, The Art Institute of Chicago. Exhibitions organized: The Art Institute of Chicago; Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art. Publications: Contemporary Drawings from the Irving Stenn, Jr. Collection; Jasper Johns: Gray; The Picture Tells the Story: The Drawings of Joseph E. Yoakum; Marks from the Matrix; Right to Print: Segura Publishing Company; Second Sight: Printmaking in Chicago 1935–1995. 

Course: Lithography , Lithography: Color, Lithography, Lithography for 2 weeks, Lithography: Color, Lithography, Lithography—1 Week Long, 1st Week, Lithography—2 Weeks Long, and Lithography with Color—1 Week Long, 2nd Week

Jessica Labatte

Labatte Jessica

Jessica Labatte is a Chicago based photographer whose work explores the sculptural and illusionistic aspects of photography. Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Elmhurst Art Museum, Hyde Park Art Center, Higher Pictures NYC, and Golden Gallery, NYC and Chicago and is represented by Horton Gallery, NYC. She has taught photography at SAIC, UIC, and Dominican University, and is currently an adjunct professor in photography at Northern Illinois University.

Course: Darkroom in the Garden

Marianne Fairbanks

Fairbanks

Adjunct Associate Professor, Fiber and Material Studies (2001) School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
BFA, Fibers, 1997, University of Michigan; MFA, 2001, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Cofounder of Mess Hall, Co-curator at Lula Café, Cofounder of Noon Solar
Exhibitions: Museum of Art and Design, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Polvo, Chicago; Just Space(s), Los Angeles; Museum London, Ontario; Wysing Art Center, Cambridge, England
Publications: Parkett, Promise Pieces; New City, JAM Session; Chicago Tribune; Chicago Reader
Bibliography: Ecological Design; Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art; Self-Organisation / Counter Economic Strategies; Xtreme Fashion; Three Acres on the Lake: DuSable Park Proposal Project

Course: Sewn Strategies and Entangled in Chaos: From Wool to Felt

Lauren Anderson

Laurenanderson

Lauren Anderson lives and works in Chicago, IL. She was born on the same day as Woody Allen, Bette Midler, and Richard Pryor, and then she earned a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited at ADDS DONNA, Adult Contemporary, CCS Bard, Golden Age, Megamall, and Roots and Culture. You can find her publications in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art Library, Printed Matter, Ooga Booga, and elsewhere.

Course: Screenprinting: Marks, Stencils, and Exposures

Oli Watt

Oliwatt

Oli Watt received his BFA in 1990 from the University of Florida and his MFA in 1998 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He currently serves as Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he teaches in the Printmedia Department. Oli has shown his work nationally and internationally including exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Spencer Brownstone Gallery in NYC, the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, MI, La Band Art Gallery in Los Angeles and Rocket Gallery in London. His work has been discussed in numerous publications including Art on Paper, Art US, the New Art Examiner and Village Voice.

Course: Screenprinting: Mark. Stencils, and Exposures, Screenprinting: Marks, Stencils and Exposures, Screenprinting: Marks, Stencils, and Exposures, Swag, Merch, and Souvenirs: The Printed Object, and Screenprinting: Marks, Stencils, and Exposures

Qigu Jiang

Qigu Jiang

Qigu Jiang is an ink painter and teacher at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Exhibitions (selected): Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm (2012); Xuhui Art Museum in Shanghai (2012); Qingdao Art Museum in Shandong China (2011); Koehhnline Museum of Art(2009); Unique Hill Gallery Shanghai; Walsh Gallery; Jan Cicero Gallery; Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, FL; Wabaunsee Community College, IL; Shanghai Art Fair; Osaka Triennial, Japan. Collection (selected): Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm; Rothschild Investment Corp.; Telchar System Inc.; Swiss Bank Corp.; Prentiss Properties Corp. Texas; Euredit Co. Italy; Duolun Museum of Modern Art.

Course: Sumi-e: East Asian Brush Painting

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