Master of Fine Arts, Northern Illinois University - DeKalb, IL. Painting and Drawing.
Master of Arts, Kent State University - Kent, Ohio. Printmaking and Painting. Blossom Festival School Scholarship.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, East Carolina University - Greenville, NC. Printmaking and Graphic Arts.


Selected Exhibitions

“Grappling with a Luminous Doom”, group exhibition of four painter, Beverly Art Center, March - April 2019.

“Remnants”, Public Art Billboard Project, Chicago, IL. August – October 2018 and to coincide with Beverly Art Walk, September 2018.

Art of Resistance in NWI”, URI-EICHEN Gallery, Chicago, IL. March-May 2018.

New Interests”, Judith Racht Gallery, Harbert, MI. June-July 2017.

Beverly Art Walk”, Pop-up spaces in Chicago, IL. October 2015, 2016, and 2017.

South Lake Artist Co-op Exhibit”, Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond, IN. November-January 2015.

Holiday Group Exhibit”, Three Queens Gallery, Oak Park, IL. December-January 2014.

In A Perfect World”, Group show of four painters, Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL. May-June 2013.

Out of the West, Art from Oak Park”, Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL. January-February 2011.

Artrageous Group Exhibition”, Homescape, Oak Park, IL. October 2009.

Selected Work, Group Painting Exhibit”, The Cliff Dwellers Club, Chicago, IL. May 2008.

Lincoln Exhibit”, Oak Park Public Library Gallery, February 2008.

Solo Exhibition, “The Urban-Wildland Interface”, Lee Dulgar Gallery, South Suburban college, South Holland, IL. March, 2007.

Solo Exhibition, “Paintings and Drawings”, Oak Park Conservatory, Oak park, IL. January 2006.

Emerging Chicago Artists”, Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL. November 2005.

Members Exhibition”, Oak Park Art League, Oak Park, IL. November 2005.

Landscape Unlimited,” National Juried Exhibition, Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, IL. December-January 2004.

Arts and Industry”, Juried Exhibition, Union St. Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL. November 2003.

Faculty Art Show”, Robert Morris College, Chicago, IL. March 2002 and March 2003.

Baer Art Exhibition,” Juried Exhibition, Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL. January 2002.

Juxtapositions”, National Juried Exhibition, Our Dream Gallery, Portland, OR. October 2001.

Chicago Art Invitational, National Juried Exhibition,” Judith Racht Gallery on Lake, Chicago, IL. May 2001.

Fourth International Open”, WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, IL. March 2001.

4 Woman”, Invitational Exhibition, Rockford College Art Gallery, Rockford, IL. October 2000.

Culture and Agriculture”, National Juried Exhibition, New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, WI. July 2000.

Quad State Juried Exhibition”, Quincy Art Center”, Quincy, IL. April 1997.

Mother Truckers”, 317 Market St. Gallery, Rockford, IL. May 1995.

Solo Exhibition, “Paintings,” Stephan Fine Arts Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA. April 1991.

Area Invitational”, Aurora University, Aurora, IL. March 1991.

Vital Signs”, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL. May 1990.

Paintings”, Merwin Gallery, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL. November 1989.

Grants and Commissions

Individual Artist Grant, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL. March 2018.

Public Art Grant, Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association, Chicago, IL.June 2018.

Public Art Grant, 95th St. Business Association, Chicago, IL. June 2017.

Public Art Grant, Chicago Architecture Biennial and Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL. May 2017.

Mini-Mural Commission, “Parade”, Village of Oak Park, Oak Park, IL. July 2013.

Mini-Mural Commission, “Waves and Umbrellas”, Village of Oak Park, Oak Park, IL. June 2012.

Art Start Grant, “DinoWorld”, Oak Park Education Fund, Oak Park, IL. May 2004. 


Kyle Garmes, “Billboard newest addition to Western Ave. art scene”, The Beverly Review, Chicago, IL. August 8, 2018. 1-16

The Beverly Review, photograph and announcement of boards donated to Beverly Art Alliance event, Chicago, IL. May 2, 2018. 1

The Good News, special section of The Beverly Review, announcement and photograph of Farmer's Market mural, Chicago, IL. August 16, 2017. 7A

Auctions and Donations

Nasty Women Art Show, 2017, Chicago, IL. Planned Parenthood Benefit.
Artful Object 2013, Oak Park Area Arts Council Benefit.
Artful Object 2009, Oak Park Area Arts Council Benefit.
Valentine's Benefit, 2000 and 2001, Rockford College, Rockford, IL.


Professional Activities and Memberships

DCASE Grant Panel Juror, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, February 2019.

Exhibition Juror, Baer Art Exhibition, Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL. November 2017.

Member, Beverly Art Alliance, Chicago, IL. 2015-present.

Commissioner, Oak Park Public Art Advisory Commission, Oak Park, IL. 2013-2015.

Member, Oak Park Area Arts Council, Oak Park, IL. 2003-2012.