PROFILE
Professional artist, program director and arts educator with 30 years experience developing
and implementing arts education programs and designing large-scale public art commissions.
Award-winning public artist, mosaicist and painter.

EDUCATION
University of Illinois at Chicago MFA in Painting, 1981
Colorado College BA, Arts Major, Spanish Minor-Cum Laude, 1975
University of Barcelona, Spain Spanish Language and Culture year abroad, 1973

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Marwen, 2012-present
Director of Education www.marwen.org
Columbia College, Center for Community Arts Partnerships, 2002-2012
Associate Director of School Partnerships with Project AIM
Part-time Faculty in Education Department
Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE), 1998-2001
Founding Member
Director of Professional Development
Gallery 37 Downtown Summer Arts Program, 2002
Lead Teaching Artist
Mural Designer

NATIONAL PRESENTATIONS
US Department of Education Arts in Education Meeting, Washington DC, 2011
Arts Education Partnership Emerging Leadership Symposium, New York, 2010
Museum of Contemporary Art Arts Educators Symposium, Chicago, 2009
Americans for the Arts National Conference, Seattle, 2009
Arts Integration Institute Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, 2009

MOSAIC MURAL COMMISSIONS (selected list)
Foster Avenue Underpass Mosaic Led by Tracy Van Duinen and Todd Osborne, 2009
Bryn Mawr Bricolage Mosaic Led by Tracy Van Duinen and Todd Osborne, 2008
Stroger County Hospital Womens' Wing with Mirtes Zwierzynski, 2005
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School with Juan Angel Chavez, 2002
Oakton Community College Theatre Building with Miriam Socoloff, 2002
Waters Elementary School Journeys & Refuge Mosaic with Phil Schuster, 1999
Gateway Park Exterior mosaic bench sculptures with Chicago Public Art Group, 1998
Chicago Children's Museum Four mosaic mural installations, 1996

EXHIBITIONS (selected list)
Hyde Park Art Center Front & Center (group show), 2013
Elmhurst College Field Study (solo), 2007
Vespine Gallery Imprints (solo), 2006
Marwen Those Who do Teach, 2005
South Shore Cultural Center Frames of Reference: 5 Public Artists, 2001

AWARDS (selected list)
National Endowment for the Arts Education Leadership Institute, 2010
Ragdale Foundation Visual Artist Residency, 2009
Columbia College Chicago All-Staff Art and Media Award, 2008
Illinois Alliance for Arts Education Teaching Artist Recognition Award, 2001
Chicago Artists International Program Travel Award to Italy, 1998
The Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyer's Public Art Award, 1991
City of Chicago Percent for Art Award with Hector Duarte, 1989

PUBLICATIONS
AIMprint: New Relationships in the Arts and Learning
Co-Editor with Amanda Lichtenstein
Columbia College Chicago, 2008
Renaissance in the Classroom: Arts Integration and Meaningful Learning
Co-Editor with Gail Burnaford & Arnold Aprill
Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2001