Chicago Sculpture International, Chicago Tree Project, Olympia Park, Fraxinus Raptor, Fall 2017
The Cliff Dwellers Club of Chicago, 60 linear ft. of Louis Sullivan inspired bronze stencil graphic and design around perimeter of the dining room. Charles Hasbrouck, SOM, Chicago, IL, 2013
Art and Soul Restaurant, Kidney, Northern, Pinto, 5’ x 30’ Wall of beans mosaic, Washington D.C., 2013
Ronald McDonald House and the PGA fundraiser 4’ Golf Ball sculptures, Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Il, Symbiosis-Aiding the Green. Summer 2012
Ant Bully movie poster, 4’ x 4’, Warner Brothers, time-laps film – the making of Jelly Belly mosaics. 2006
Martin Luther King Jr. Jelly Belly portrait, University of Pennsylvania, special alternative mediums art for MLK day on campus. 2003
Candy Coral Kingdom, four 3.5’x 4.5’ jelly belly mosaics of a clown fish, Sharks, Trigger fish, and Candy Coral design sign. The Shedd Aquarium, Chicago 2001.
Amazon Rising, 8’, 3D, Red Bellied Piranha, boat top sculpture (traveled from The Shedd Aquarium to Navy Pier). Also an 11’ Spotted Stingray (Sears Tower) now resides in Beaufort S.C. . Summer event program featuring endangered species from the Amazon River. The Shedd Aquarium, Chicago 2000
Cows On Parade, Rudy the Yodeling Cow, Swiss Hotel and The Tribune Cow, Chicago 1999
St. Louis Metra link station, three 14’ tall painted Tina Turners on vinyl. Attached to a helium balloons for the summer grand opening of the new station. 1993
The Chicago Historical Society, North Atrium Tromp L’oeil mural of Louis Sullivan window design. 2003
The Cliff Dweller Club, 60 linear feet Louis Sullivan inspired bronze stencil, Chicago, IL 2013
Art and Soul Restaurant, Kidney, Northern, Pinto, 5’ x 30’ Wall of beans, Washington D.C., 2013
Jelly Belly Corp. Jelly belly mosaics for Ant Bully Movie, Fairfield, and California 2006
Warner Bros., jelly belly mosaics, Sarasota, Florida 2006
John G. Shedd Aquarium, jelly belly mosaics, Chicago, Illinois 2000
John G. Shedd Aquarium, 2 Large-scale fish sculptures: Piranha and Stingray, Chicago, Illinois 1999
University of Pennsylvania, Martin Luther King Jelly Belly Mosaic, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2004
Harvest Manor Farms Nut Co., Nut mosaic of a one million dollar bill. Cedar Rapids, IA 2008
Several private art work commissions.
Select group exhibitions
2018 The Other Art Show, Chicago, Illinois
2018 Evanston Art Center Biennial 2018, Chicago, Illinois
2017 Five Points Gallery, 2017 Biennial, Torrington, Connecticut
2017 Women Made Gallery, Reunion II, Chicago, Illinois
2017 Five Points Gallery, Figure This, Torrington, Connecticut
2016 Art Bazaar Jakarta, GACI Prak-Sis, GACI, Jakarta, Indonesia
2016 GACI Prak-sis, GACI Spring, Space 776, Buffalo, New York
2015 Webster University Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, 40@100, Saint Louis, Missouri
2015 Uncorked by the Sea, Atlantic Coast series, group showcase, Southport, North Carolina
2015 Epic Spices, Sweet and Savory, 2 person, Chicago, Illinois
2015 Hairpin Art Center, At Home, 3 person, Chicago, Illinois
2015 Woman Made Gallery, 18th International Open, Chicago, Illinois
2014 Woman Made Gallery, Contained, Chicago, Illinois
2014 GAG, Gung Ho, Chicago, Illinois
2013 Heritage Woods, Birdlime, artist initiated, 2 person, Chicago, Illinois
2013 The Franklin, Methodic Deconstruction, Chicago, Illinois.
2011, 2012, 2014, Morlen Sinoway Atelier Guerilla Truck Show, Chicago, Illinois,
2010 Ryerson Woods, Aviary show, Deerfield, Illinois,
2008 The University Club of Chicago, Big Birds – combined show. Chicago, Illinois
2007 Dankhaus German Cultural Center Germans in Mind, Chicago, Illinois
2005 Thomas Masters Gallery, The Blue Show 35 artists, Chicago, Illinois
2004 Art St. Louis, New Works Nine States, Juried exhibition, St. Louis, Missouri
2001 St. Peters Cultural Arts Center, St. Peters, Missouri
1999 Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1999 Charlie’s Choice Top 40 Eastwick Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1995 Red Trike Gallery/Brian Bonebrake, Chicago, Illinois
1993-1997 Group exhibits curated by Michael Hernandez du Luna, Café Baci Wacker Drive: Sumten Fishy, Red Show, Creature Show, and The Velvet Show.
1995, 1998 Flotilla, Chicago River, Luke Dohner, Dennis Callahan,
Select solo exhibitions
2016 Prak-Sis Contemporary, Chicago, Illinois
2013 Uncommon Ground, Unfolding, A retrospective, Chicago, Illinois
2010 Foundry Art Centre, Twenty Years, St. Charles, Missouri
2010 Jackson Junge Gallery, Flock – American Birds Personified, Chicago, Illinois
2009 The University Club of Chicago, Big Birds, Chicago, Illinois
2001 Eastwick Gallery, Selected paintings, Chicago, Illinois
1995 Harold Washington Library, Coffee Cups, Chicago, Illinois
Joanne Trestrail, Cranes Magazine, The Cliff Dwellers gets a new lease on life, October 16, 2013
Jelly Belly Press Letter, July 2006,
Jan Parr/editor. Chicago Home Magazine, Spring/Summer, May 2003, p. 116,
The Candy Chronicle, Jelly Belly Candy Co., Jelly Belly Mosaics. February 2003 p.5
Kristina Anderson, Lakeland Media Newspaper, Home and Garden section, spring issue April 2002, p. 11
Connie Lauerman, Chicago Tribune, Front Page Tempo, Amazon Rising, August 22, 2000
John Carpenter, Chicago Sun Times, 21st Impressions, January 1, 2000, p. 35
Herbert Berchtold, Cows on Parade Exhibit Catalog, 1999 p. 69
Michael Hernandez de Luna, Sextablos, Works on Metal Catalog, 1999 p.19
Kevin M. Williams, Chicago Sun Times, Cows on Parade, August 5, 1999, p. 16
Robert A. Davis, Chicago Sun Times, Flotilla, July 29, 1998, p. 26
Teri Seiler, St. Charles Journal, (Missouri) Short Stories Exhibit, June 28, 1996
Esther Talbot Fenning, St. Charles Post Dispatch, “She’s got everything to do with it” August 1993
Wendi Fitzgerald, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Metra Link Art work, Tina Turner Blimps, 1993
Webster University news report magazine. June 1991
Select group traveling exhibitions
Sextablos Erotic works on metal curated by Mickael Hernandez de Luna, 1999, Augen Gallery, Portland, Oregon – Red Bud Gallery, Houston, Texas – Barristers Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana – Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, Illinois.
10,000 Plus, The Art Institute of Chicago, Alumni Board Room, March 18, 1994
Awards and Honors
2016 First Place Painting, Wells Street Art Fair
2010 Bucktown Art fest, Best of Show, Chicago
2010 Chicago Historic Bungalow Initiative, First Place, front yard landscape contest.
2009 First artist to show twice in the history of The University Club of Chicago, Big Birds.
1998 CAAP, Cultural Assistance Art program, Grant Award, Chicago
1993 Merit Scholarship and Grant Award, The Art Institute of Chicago,
1991 First Place BFA Exhibit, Webster University St. Louis, Missouri
2018 Instructor of Art, Still life drawing and figure drawing, adult beginning/intermediate, The Art Center of Highland Park, IL
2008-present Self-employed artist, Albany Carroll Arts Building, Chicago, IL
-Exhibit Artwork in galleries. Produce studio artwork for Commissions.
Duties and responsibilities: Maintain/update Word press website, schedule photo sessions of new work, Photoshop edits of new work for applications, research opportunities online, ie. Public art, exhibitions, grants, submit applications, design and create new artwork.
1998-2008 Self-employed, decorative arts business “Studi-O” serviced Chicago area as well as surrounding suburbs. Services included: faux finishing, murals, and custom commissions, sculpture and decorative objects.
-Sales, marketing, design, presentation of design to clients with clear communication, write bid proposals and invoices, complete projects from start to finish according to specifications, meet strict deadlines. Worked with hired subcontractors on individual projects.
2004-2008 Contract artist for Refined Rustic, Philip Sassano. Elmhurst, IL
-Studio/job site artist – Worked in the company studio or at the current project residence or business location.
Duties and responsibilities: prepared artifacts and found objects for new finishes or sculpture projects, refinished artifacts or furniture pieces, carried out simple tromp l’oeil murals, faux finishes, cleaned studio shop, went on customer calls to complete decorative painting projects.
1994-1998 Showroom Manager, Hag Furniture, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
Duties and responsibilities: Assisted Sales representatives, updated dealer libraries products information, Computer invoicing and correspondence, presented demonstrations to potential customers.
Mitchell Elementary CPS
Room parent (3 years)
Volunteer field trip chaperone and assistant to teacher.
Art class volunteer – Instruct art projects where needed.
-Studio figure drawing group sessions. Hired models and organized weekly drawing group and instruction.
-Workshops at the Shedd Aquarium teaching kids the steps in making a jelly belly mosaic.
-Original organizer (team of 3) of an annual art open studio event. 1999-2016. Albany Carroll Studios.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago-Post Baccalaureate Certificate
Webster University St. Louis, Missouri BFA Painting and Drawing
Artist Residency 2005 -The Cliff Dweller Club
Collaborations 2008 – Rachelle Moore and neighborhood residence, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Masters Thesis project, Conserva-STORY, a book presenting the history of Garfield Park through stories by some of its residents.
Online Magazine contribution, December 2015, Neoteric Art, WIP, What is Painting Project