AFFILIATION

  • American Academy of Art, Department of Humanities and Sciences, Faculty

  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Contemporary Practices, Lecturer, Department of Continuing Studies, Instructor

EDUCATION

  • MFA in Interior Architecture. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects, Chicago, IL 2017. Coursework emphasis: Architecture, Design, Digital Art, Writing.

  • MA with Distinction in Philosophy. DePaul University, Department of Philosophy, Chicago, IL 1998. Coursework emphasis: Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy and Literature. Thesis: Tragedy and the Question of Being in Select Works of Martin Heidegger. Graduate Student Representative: served on Faculty Retention, Hiring, and Promotion Committee; served as Director of Graduate Student Conference Committee and Assistant Director of Departmental Conference Committee.

  • BA with Highest Honors and Special Recognition in Philosophy. DePaul University, Department of Philosophy, Chicago, IL 1995. Coursework emphasis: Contemporary Continental Philosophy. Undergraduate Student Representative: served on Faculty Retention, Hiring, and Promotion Committee; coordinated Philosophy Club speakers and events.

EXPERIENCE

  • Faculty, 2019-present. Th American Academy of Art, Department of Humanities and Sciences, Chicago, IL

  • Lecturer, 2018-present. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Contemporary Practices, Chicago, IL. Courses: Research Studio, Core Studio.

  • Instructor, 2013-present. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Continuing Studies, Early College and Middle School Programs, Chicago, IL. Courses: Architecture and the Built Environment, Process and Practice, Analogue and Digital Practices, Designing Change, Architecture Camp.

  • Instructor, 2013-2016. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Liberal Arts Department, Chicago, IL. Courses: Existentialism, Architecture and Philosophy.

  • Adjunct Faculty, 1999-present. Columbia College Chicago, Department of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences, Chicago, IL. Courses: Philosophy I, 20th Century Philosophy, Philosophy of Art and Criticism, Philosophical Issues in Film, Philosophy for the 21st Century.

  • Owner, 2010-2014. Re+Work Design Studio, LLC, Chicago, IL. Served as Designer, General Contractor, Project andBudget Manager, and Interior Decorator. Renovated three private residences with operating budgets ranging from $50,000 to $750,000.

AWARDS

  • Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists. Award of Excellence, Architectural Elements, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL 2018.

  • Schiff Foundation Fellowship Award for Critical Writing in Architecture (Special Mention). The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects, Chicago, IL 2017.

  • Edes Fellowship for Emerging Artists (Nominee). The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects, Chicago, IL 2014.

  • Graduate Assistantship and Fellowship. DePaul University, Department of Philosophy, Chicago, IL 1996-2000.

PRESENTATIONS and PERFORMANCE

  • “Object, Concept, Process,” Teacher Toolbox Workshop, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 2019.

  • “Design Thinking,” Radio Interview, WCPT 820, Chicago's Progressive Talk Radio, Chicago, IL 2019.

  • “Process and Object,” Studio Preview Workshop, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 2019.

  • “Fashion, Beauty, and Ugliness,” Guest Lecture for Art History: The Shape of Contemporary Dress, Gillion Carrara, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 2017-18.

  • “Unclear and Indistinct: On the Indeterminacy of the Image,” The Constructed Environment, Eighth Annual International Conference, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 2018.

  • “Design and Philosophy,” Guest Lecture for Global Reset, Tim Parsons, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL Spring Semester 2018.

  • “Fashion, Truth, and Subjectivity,” Guest Lecture for Art History: Fashion in the Expanded Field, Gillion Carrara and Debra Parr, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 2017-18.

  • “Architecture When the Time Comes,” Faculty Lecture Series, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL 2017.

  • “Unclear and Indistinct,” Faculty Works, Hokin Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL 2017.

  • “Langour,” Pecha Kucha, Volume 41, Chicago, IL 2017.

  • “Modes of Production: Hylomorphism and Artisanal Production,” Guest Lecture for Architectural Theory, Ben Nicholson, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 2016.

  • “Nothing More, Nothing Less,” Graduate Lecture Series, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 2016.

  • “Lotus Position: A Play in One Act,” 26th Annual RhinoFest, Prop Theater, Chicago, IL 2015.

  • “Interminable Morphology,” Graduate Talks, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 2014.

EXHIBITIONS

  • American Academy of Art, Faculty Exhibition, Chicago, IL 2019

  • SciArt Center exhibition at New York Hall of Science (New York City), in collaboration with the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, “Infinite Potentials,” New York, NY, 2018.

  • Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL 2018.

  • The Drama Science Lab, Project L, Chicago, IL 2018.

  • Fulton Street Collective, Solo Exhibition, “Unclear and Indistinct,” Chicago, IL 2018.

  • Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL 2018.

  • Bridgeport Art Center, Architectural Elements, CAVA, Chicago, IL 2018.

  • Hokin Gallery, Faculty Works, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL 2017.

  • Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery, Faculty Showcase, Columbia College Chicago, IL 2017.

  • Connect Gallery, Hyde Park, IL 2017.

  • Block 37, Design Show, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 2017.

  • Sullivan Galleries, MFA Show, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 2014.

RESIDENCY

  • Mosnart Visiting Artist Project Artist in Residence, Chicago, IL 2018.

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES

  • Peter Exley Adjunct Faculty, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects and Department of Contemporary Practices, Chicago, IL pexley@saic.edu.

  • Carl Ray Miller Associate Professor, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects, Chicago, IL cmiller@saic.edu.

  • Hennie Reynders Associate Professor, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects, Chicago, IL hreynders@saic.edu.