MFA 2002 Film, Video, and New Media. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
Goat Island Summer Performance Institute, July 2000, Chicago, IL
Studies in Film, January – May 1999, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Studies in Studio Art, May 1997 – May 1998, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
BA 1991 (with honors) Northern IL University, DeKalb, IL; Major: Anthropology; Minors: Studio Art, Art History
Studies in English, September 1986 – May 1988, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Freaks’ Progress, online graphic novel, July 2015 – Present
PAINTING AND DRAWING
Motion at Rest, Exhibit of Video and Video Stills, Gallery B1e, Chicago, July 2013
Story Time, Series of Three Mural Canvases (A Mural Comic) for Lifeline Theater, Chicago IL, Summer 2016
Logan Square Dog Park Mural (Featured Artist) Community Project with AnySquared and Artistic Bombing Crew, Chicago IL, Summer 2016
Displacement, Mural with Project Logan, 2015
Art-Round-Trip, Rogers Park Arts Alliance Public Exhibit for Chicago Artists’ Month, 2015
That’s Not a Neighborhood, Two 5’ x 11’ Banners Created for ACTIVATE: Art in Alleys, Pop Up Installation organized by Chicago Loop Alliance and King Art Collective, June 2014
Fix It Yourself, Mural Canvas (11' x 8.75') Lifeline Theatre Façade, August 2012; Chicago Women in Trade Training Center, 2015
Mermaid, Video Loop for Aquatropolis Pop Up Gallery Installation by Gallery B1e Group, Chicago Loop Alliance, August 2012
Art on Track, Chicago 2012
Selected Group Exhibits
Transatlantic Rumours: Chicago to Liverpool 2016. Rose Howey Cooperative Gallery, Liverpool, England, October 2016
Waste Not, What Not, A Gallery show for fine artists who work with up-cycled and re-cycled materials, Superior Street Center for the Arts, May 2016
Size Matters, Exhibition with Mapanare.us, February 2016
On the Waterfront, Online Exhibition with Mapanare.us, September 2015
Object Reality, husARt Design Collective, Chicago, IL, November 2014
Economic DareDevil with the Goldsmith and the Unique Stone, Radiance Fine Jewelry, Chicago, IL, May 2014
Constantly Consuming Culture, Mapanare.us, Robert Bills Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, IL, September 2013
Cardboard Show, Gallery B1e, Chicago, August 2013
Squared! Art + Community Around the California/Milwaukee Stop. Chicago, October 2012
city (e)scape, self organized three person exhibit, Gallery B1e, Chicago, May 2012
Collaborative Programs/Festivals in Chicago
Model Coordinator, Community Figure Drawing Sessions with AnySquared Projects, 2015, 2016
Collaborative Community Mural with AnySquared Projects, 2015, 2016
Live Art at Clark Street Festival, July 2014
Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. 2016
Figure Drawing Class, Organizer and Instructor, B1e Gallery, Spring, 2012
Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, 2010, 2011
FILM AND VIDEO
List of Work
2015 The Air We Breathe: Petcoke Pollution in South East Chicago. Camera, Editor. With Rising Tide Chicago.
2015 Marktown is Earthalujahville! Editor. With Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir.
2014 Mojo Hobo. Writer, Director, Camera, Editor. Music video for Chicago punk band Silver Abuse.
2014 Storm. Writer, Animator. Hand drawn animation, digitally remastered.
2012 Jon Burge: Case History. Editor. Compilation by The Chicago Torture Justice Memorial Project.
2012 Chicago Restorative & Transformative Justice in Action. Camera, Editor. With Project NIA.
2010 Warning Signs: Awareness Campaign Targets Coal Burning Power Plants in Chicago. Camera, Editor. With Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative.
2009 Mud Stenciling with Tamms Year Ten. Camera, Editor.
2006 hobby goes. Camera, Editor. Experimental short written and directed by Scott Montgomery.
2003 Frozen. Writer, Director, Camera, Editor. Feature length narrative video.
2003 I&M Canal. Writer, Director, Camera, Editor. Grant-funded educational video for Will County Historical Society.
2001 Puppetropolis. Writer, Director, Camera, Editor. For The Field Museum of Chicago and Chicago Park District.
2001 El Tren. Co-writer and Animator. Bilingual animation with Andrés Duque.
1999 City Night. Writer, Animator: Cutout Animation.
2016 North Portland Unknown Film Festival, Portland, OR
2016 Comfort Station, Chicago, IL
2016 Wretched Nobles, Chicago, IL
2016 48-Stunden-Neukölln, Berlin, Germany
2015 THAW, Links Hall Annual Benefit, Chicago, IL
2014 Streetlight, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL
2014 Summer Shorts, Chicago, IL
2014 Hairpin Art Center, Chicago, IL
2012 Sullivan Gallery, SAIC, Chicago, IL
2009 Creative Time, New York, NY
2009 Free Speech TV, Online Video
2002 Director's Lounge, Club el Cultrún, Berlin, Germany
2000 Undershorts Film Festival, Chicago, IL
2000 Chicago Latino Film Festival, Chicago, IL
1999 Slade Museum, London, England
1999 EuroUnderground Film Festival, International Exhibition
Educational Video Projects
Bread of Doom. International Academy of Design and Technology / North Shore Baptist Church, Spring 2010
Created and facilitated story writing / video production workshop combining Karen (Burmese ethnic minority refugees) and Latino middle school students with college video production students. The project and resulting video strengthened communication and relationships among the middle school students, and provided the video students with their first off-campus crew experience.
Out of Context Video/Jazz Exhibition. Davenports Piano Bar, Chicago, IL, June 2006. Developer and Coordinator.
Created a unique series to showcase the work of first year students of animation and video at several different schools. Short media pieces were screened at a neighborhood club, and then a VJ created a live video mix of the pieces, accompanied by a live jazz band. It was a popular success, and introduced students to new ways of looking at their work.
The Big Stupid Pile of Love That No One Wants, quarter-page minicomic, handbound in cardboard, 2015
Preston’s Lament, quarter-page minicomic, handbound in cardboard, 2015
An Afternoon at the Nickel, quarter-page minicomic, handbound in cardboard, 2015
Field/Work, Chicago Artists Coalition, October 2016
Because Art, AnySquared Residency at Hairpin Arts Center, Chicago, IL, October 2014
Sex. Money. Race. Gender. Lady Drawers Group Exhibit, Month-long Resident Collaboration with Writer Yasmin Nair, A+D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL, July – August 2013
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia College After School Partnership
University of IL / Chicago Alternative School Network
Chicago Humanities Festival
International Academy of Design and Technology
SOAR/DCFS After School Program
After School Matters
Digital Boot Camp
The Wax Paper, 2016
Broken Records. Cover illustration for a memoir of growing up the former Yugoslavia, by Snezana Zabic, Punctum Books, 2015
Packing Town Review, Winter 2013
AREA Chicago, 2011
PRESS AND INTERVIEWS
Our Urban Times, Wall Brings Community Together, August 5, 2015
DNAInfoChicago, Prominent Wall Gets New Look, July 30, 2015
Mapanare.us, Gretchen Hasse, Part Of Mapanare's"Constantly Consuming Culture--The Waterfront" Art Show, Talks About Her Work And Inspirational Chicago Artists, November 18, 2014
Medill Reports Chicago, Local Artists Transform Alleys in Chicago, June 5, 2014
Loopchicago.com, Artist's Corner: A Surreal ACTIVATE, June 4, 2014
2006 Chicago Latino Film Festival
2006 Louder Than a Bomb Chicago Youth Poetry Competition
2002 – 2006 Chicago International Children's Film Festival – Features Division
2002 IL/Chicago Screenwriting Competition
2004 Jury Citation, United States Super 8 Film & Digital Video Festival, Rutgers, NJ
1999 Mentorship Program, Three Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Pilot program designed to foster support among women artists in Chicago.
OTHER RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
Freelance Videographer, 2000 – Present.
Video Producer, Gearwire.com, Chicago, IL, May 2007 – July 2010.