Chicago BFA Art Institute of Chicago. Full Scholarship (four years)
Madison MFA University of Wisconsin-Madison. Scholarships, Teaching Assistantship.
London Illuminating (under Donald Jackson, Royal Society of Scribes and Illuminators.)
London Gilding (under Paul Levy, Upbrook Studio.)
Cincinnati University of Cincinnati. Bronze casting.
BIENNIALS & CONFERENCES
Venice Biennale. 2015, 2009, 2007, 2003
Tallinn International Drawing Triennial. 2009
Documenta 12. 2007
Impact 5. 2007 (Tallinn)
Impact~Kontakt 4. 2005 (Berlin and Poznan)
Documenta 8. 1987
PAINTING FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. 2015, 2014, 2006
Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand. 2011, 2010
Tallinn International Drawing Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia. 2009
Watercolor Honor Society of America (Inducted 2006)
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweetbriar, VA. 2005
Hungarian Multicultural Center, Hungary, Balatonfured, Hungary. 2003
Vermont Studio Center, Johnston, Vermont. 2003
Spurlock Museum of World Culture, University of Illinois
(five large-scale paintings commissioned for the inauguration of the museum and its five collections.)
CORPORATE AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS (Selected List)
Touron Assefy, Geneva, Switzerland
Marietta Bieri, Geneva, Switzerland
Robert and Arlene Rosenberg, New York, New York
Jadwiga Gorna, Bielsko-Biala, Poland
Prof. Xenis Sachinis, Thessaloniki, Greece
Leslie Shimmins, Chicago, IL.
William Pruett, Atlanta, GA.
Stephen Bonadies, Richmond VA.
Victor Boschini, Ft. Worth, TX.
Chris Hungerford, Louisville, KY.
Steve Willis, Louisville, KY.
Baranyk and Associates, Park Ridge, IL.
Dennis Barrie, Cleveland, OH.
Tahsin Mert, Cincinnati, OH.
Cincinnati Bell, Cincinnati, OH.
Timothy Kent Gallery, Bloomington, IL.
Jamie Woods, Cincinnati, OH.
Judy Pershern, Cincinnati, OH.
Howard Starnbach, Cincinnati, OH.
Anton Viditz-Ward, Cincinnati, OH.
Thomas Schiff, Cincinnati, OH.
Ellen Zipperstein, Cincinnati, OH.
Larry Wulker, Cincinnati, OH.
Enrico Angkawijiya and Amy Simpson, Elgin, IL.
Nancy and Dr. Joseph Armstrong, Normal, IL.
Dr. Harry S. Deutsch, Normal. IL.
Mark Carr, Edwardsville, IL.
Dr. Robert Baller, Secor, IL.
Dr. Judith Blackburn, Longmont, CO.
Kenneth Bowman, Ft. Thomas, KY.
Bramble and Ackley, Ft. Wright, KY.
Dr. James Dennis, Madison, WI.
Barbara Elam, Rockford, IL.
First National Bank of Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI.
Dr. Charles Ford, Madison, WI.
Joann Getzinger, Bloomington, IL.
Gary Gletty, Bloomington, IL.
Dr. Philip and Cordelia Koplow, Covinington, KY.
Brian and Laurel Kutash, Normal. IL.
McLean County Art Center, Bloomington, IL.
Dr. Richard Hansen, Murphreesboro, TN.
Dr. Sally Jacobsen, Tempe, AZ.
John Morris, Bloomington, IL.
Brenda Patterson, Galesburg, IL.
Townley Pearson, Madison, WI.
Roseann Scott, Madison, WI.
Taylor Fitchett/Michael Smith, Charlottesville, VA.
Liane Stillwell, Bloomington, IL.
Marsha Rinetti, Galena, IL.
University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana
David Usiak, Bloomington, IL.
Richard Zeller, Bloomington, IL.
Dr. Robert Wallace, Dayton, KY.
Sigrid Wonsil, Streamwood, IL.
SELECTED LIST of INTERNATIONAL SHOWS
2015 Shaanxi, China Provincial Museum of Fine Arts, Silk Road International Festival Art Exhibition
2011 Viet Nam, Thailand, special invitation from Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok.
2010 Tokyo, Japan, National Art Center, Watercolor Honor Society Exhibition, thirty invited artists.
2009 Tallinn, Estonia, Manu Propria: Tallinn International Drawing Triennial, fifty invited artists.
2004-09 Budapest, Hungary, Vizivarosi Gallery.
1999 Budapest, Hungary, Palace of Art, FaXimille&dash, invitational.
1998 Krakow, Poland Fort Sztuki Art Association, Litera Slowo Zdanie (Letter Word Sentence.)
1993 Kharkov, Ukraine, Kharkov Art Museum, Cincinnati Artists Exhibition of Works on Paper.
1990 Nice, France, European National Center of Arts and Letters, Nationale des Artes 1990.
1987 Quito, Ecuador, American Embassy, Fifty Painters, invitational.
1985 Warsaw, Poland, Fine Arts Academy, Contemporary American Artist:Work on Paper.
SELECTED LIST of ONE-PERSON SHOWS (over 60 solo exhibitions)
2017 Arcadia: to the Sacred Grove, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL.
2016 Korean Cultural Arts Center of Chicago.
2011 Gray Gallery, Quincy, IL.
2009 Arbor Gallery, Edward, IL.
2005 Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Peoria, IL. Reviewed.
2002 Behringer Museum, Covington, KY and Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH. Reviewed.
2000 University of Illinois, Springfield, IL.
1998 Constance Lindholm Gallery, Milwaukee, WI. Reviewed.
1996 Kortman Center for Design, Rockford, IL. Reviewed.
1995 Chautauqua Art Center, Chautauqua, NY. Reviewed.
1991 Market Street Gallery, Rockford, IL. Reviewed.
1990 Rosewood Art Center, Dayton, OH. Reviewed.
1987 Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington, KY. Reviewed.
1987 Liberty Gallery, Louisville, KY. Reviewed.
1985 Armory Art Gallery, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA. Reviewed.
SELECTED LIST of U.S. GROUP and INVITATIONALS (over 300 shows)
2018 Watercolors, curated invitational, Cinema Gallery, Champaign, IL.
2017/18 Kentucky Arts Council, two-year traveling exhibition, Illustrated Word, various sites in KY.
2016 Springfield Art Museum Watercolor Now, Springfield, MO. Reviewed.
2015 Springfield Art Museum, Watercolor Now!, Springfield, MO.
2014 Korean Cultural Arts Center, Convergence, Wheeling, IL.
2014 Springfield Art Museum, Watercolor Now!, Springfield, MO.
2013 Korean Cultural Arts Center, High Bridge, Wheeling, IL.
2013 Covington Arts Center, Faces and Figures, Covington, KY. Reviewed.
2012 University of Virginia, No Greater Gods, curated exhibit, Charlottesville, VA.
2012 Springfield Art Museum, Watercolor Now!, Springfield, MO. Reviewed.
2010 Ann Wilson Gallery, Virginia Woolf and the Natural World, invitational, Georgetown, KY.
2009-14 Bill Parks Gallery, Chicago, IL. Illinois Watercolor Society Members Exhibition.
2008 Springfield Art Museum, Watercolor Now! Watercolor Honor Society (WHS) Invitational Exhibition, 2008 Springfield Art Museum Watercolor USA 2008, Springfield, MO. Reviewed.
2008 Fallbrook Art Center, WHS Travel Exhibition, Fallbrook, CA. Reviewed.
2006 Springfield Art Museum, Watercolor USA 2006, Springfield, MO. Reviewed.
2006 Lakeview Art Museum, In the Manner of Picasso, Kristen McKinsey, Curator, Peoria, IL. Reviewed.
2005 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Strictly Drawing, curated alumni exhibit,
………. Bloomingdale Art Museum, Bloomingdale, IL. Reviewed.
2003-11 S.S. Nova Gallery and Art Academy of Cincinnati, S. O. S. Art, invitational, Cincinnati, OH.
2002 Lakeview Art Museum, Inspired in Illinois, curated survey, Peoria, IL. Reviewed.
1995 Rockford Art Museum, Illinois Art Faculty: A Statewide Survey, Rockford, IL. Reviewed.
1995 University Art Museum, Contemporary Expressions, curated survey, Lexington, KY.
1992 Canton Art Institute, Discovery/Rediscovery, curated survey, Canton, OH. Reviewed.
1987 University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Fact, Fiction, Fantasy: Recent Narrative Art in the Southeast,
………. curated two-year traveling exhibition, Knoxville, TN. Catalog. Reviewed.
1986 Springfield Art Museum, Watercolor USA 1986: The Monumental Image,
………. Twenty- fifth Anniversary Invitational, Springfield, MO. Catalog. Reviewed.
1983 Laguna Beach Art Museum, National Watercolor Society Sixty-Second Annual Exhibition.
………. Work also selected for twelve-month traveling exhibit, Laguna Beach, CA. Catalog. Reviewed.
1981, 83 Springfield Art Museum, Watercolor USA, Springfield, MO. Catalog. Reviewed.
SELECTED LIST of LECTURES, PANELS, WORKSHOPS and WRITING
(over 150 guest lectures and panels)
2012-Present Contributor: Aeqai, Journal of Art www.aeqai.com/
2014 Guest Artist :Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN. Color course.
2013 Guest Artist: Danville Art League. Color workshop.
2012 Illinois Watercolor Society Summer Workshop, Chicago, IL.
2012 Visiting Critic: University of Virginia, final review for Art Department and lecture
………. “Myths Still Matter: Ancient Icons, Modern Impact” for exhibit No Greater Gods, Charlottesville, VA.
2012 Illinois Watercolor Society Summer Workshop.
2009,10 Senimar lecturer: Drawing and watercolor seminars, Newberry Rare Books Library, Chicago IL.
2009 Guest Lecturer: Eesti Kunstiakadeemia (Academy of Art) for Master Class:
………. Drawing Marathon in conjunction with Tallinn Drawing Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia.
2009 Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY lecture to discuss Tallinn Triennial and Drawing Marathon.
2008 Panel Chair: “Classical Practices in the Digital Age,” Mid-America Print Conference.
2008 Guest Artist: Watercolor Workshop, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN.
………. (Also in 2006, 2004, 1993, 1995.)
2006 Guest Artist: Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ.
2004 Keynote speaker, three-day symposium for exhibition “Coming of Age in Ancient Greece,”
………. Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati OH.
2001 Panelist: Creative Agenda: New Models for Social Change to introduce my web site, Lost Art,
………. College Art Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
1997 Panel Chair: “The Figure at the End of the Millennium,” Mid-America College Art Association
………. Annual Conference, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
1995 Panel Chair: “Go Figure,” Mid-America College Art Association Conference, Speaker:
………. “Let’s Start with the Death of the Figure in the University Curriculum,” Indianapolis, IN.
1994 Guest Lecturer: “The Mapplethorpe Controversy/Censorship in the Arts,”Illinois Wesleyan.
1993 Guest Artist Lecture: “The Vigor of Watercolor: A Fresh Perspective,”
………. Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH.
1992-3 Conference founding committee member, Daughters of the Revolution: Gender and Ethnicity in Art,
………. Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH. Also panel chair at conference: “How Women Artists Use the Figure.”
1991 Guest Lecture: “Hidden Work in British Museums,” Women’s Art Club of Cincinnati, OH.
1989 Panel Chair: “The Role of Lost Art techniques in the Postmodern Era,
………. College Art Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
1988 Guest Lecture: “Images in Polish Contemporary Art,” Art Professions Seminar,
………. University of Kentucky-Lexington, Lexington, KY.
1987 Guest Lecture: “Contemporary Art in Poland” to open exhibit of Polish artists from
………. Fine Arts Academy of Warsaw, Poland, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN.
1986 Panel Member: “The Role of Subject Matter in Current Art” Speaker:
………. “An Examination of the Modern Human Condition as Expressed Through Contemporary Visual Arts
………. in Poland”, Mid-America college Art Association, Memphis State University, Memphis, TN
1986 Panel Member: “Bauhaus,” Foundations Conference, University of Louisville, KY.
1985 Lectures: Fine Arts Academies in Krakow and Warsaw, Poland, discussing studio arts in American
………. universities and lecture: “Whistler in London,” NKU Lecture Series, Cincinnati Art Museum, OH.
PROFESSIONAL INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
Greece: teaching and research at ancient sites: Athens, Corfu, Crete, Delos, Dion, Fillipi, Mycenae, Olympia, Pella, Thessaloniki. 2015, 2014
Italy: Venice Biennale. 2015, 2009, 2007, 2003
Thailand: to teach at Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok and paint at ancient sites. 2011, 2010
Estonia, Tallinn: to exhibit and teach a master class during Manu Propria: Tallinn International Drawing Triennial. 2009
Estonia, Tallinn: to speak at Impact 5 international printmaking conference. 2007
Switzerland, Basel: Art Basel, Germany, Kassel: Documenta 12. 2007
Germany, Berlin and Poland, Poznan: to speak at Impact~Kontakt 4 international printmaking conference. 2005
Hungary, Balatonfured: artists’ residency. 2003
Canada: Prince Edward Is: sabbatical painting. 2001, 1999
Taiwan: Rotary International research grant. 1998
Ireland, Dublin: teaching, painting and the Netherlands and Germany for article research. 1993
France, Switzerland: painting and grant work. 1991
Great Britain, Scotland, Wales, and France: teaching, painting and grant work, Germany, Kassel, Documenta 8. 1987
Poland, Great Britain, Scotland, Wales, France: teaching, painting and grant work. 1985