1990 MFA The University of Chicago

1988 BFA Northern Illinois University


Selected Exhibitions

2016 Group Show, Aron Packer Projects

2016 Chicago Paints group survey show, Ohio University

2015  Solo Show, Schoenherr Gallery, North Central College

2011 Solo Show, Union League Club of Chicago

2010 Solo Show, South Bend Museum of Art

2008 Group Show, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City

2007 Solo Show, Beverly Art Center, Chicago

2007 Solo Show, Navta Schulz Gallery, Chicago

2006 The Shape of Things, Group Show, Navta Schulz Gallery, Chicago

2006 Biennial Show, Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa

2006 Travel Documents, Group Show, A+D Gallery, Columbia College

2005 Solo Show, Morgan Stanley, Winnetka, Illinois

2004 Solo Show, Gallery Sklo, Atlanta, Georgia

2003 Natural Selection, three person show, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago

2003 San Francisco International Art Exposition, Tom Blackman Associates

2003 ArtChicago, Navy Pier

2002 Plotting: An Exhibition of Artists Studies, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago

2002 ArtChicago, Navy Pier

2001 April Gornik, Brad Durham, Brian Ritchard Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago

  1. Solo Show: New Work Riverside Art Center, Riverside, Illinois

2001 ArtChicago, Navy Pier

2001 Three-Person Show, Evanston Art Center Curated by John Brunetti

2001 Doppelganger, NIU Art Gallery in Chicago Curated by Julie Charmelo

  1. Out of Line: Drawings by Illinois Artists, Chicago Cultural Center
  1. ArtChicago, Navy Pier
  1. Red All Over, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago
  2. Sextablos, Hyde Park Art Center Curated by Michael Hernandez de Luna. Nat'l tour

1999 The Butter Show, Margin Gallery Curated by Nathan Mason

1998 Painting in Chicago Now, Columbia College Art Gallery

1998 San Francisco International Art Expo, San Francisco

1998 The Interior Journey, NIU Art Museum, DeKalb, Il. Curated by Jo Burke

  1. ArtChicago, Navy Pier
  1. The Great Outdoors, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon
  1. Seattle International Art Fair, Seattle
  1. The Deep Hearts Core, Montserrat College of Art Gallery, Boston
  1. Solo Show, Gallery A, Chicago
  1. Pulp Fictions, Gallery A, Chicago
  1. Solo Show, Gallery A, Chicago
  1. Annual Valentine Exhibition, N.A.M.E Gallery, Chicago
  1. Solo Show, Lorenzo Rodriguez Gallery, Chicago

1992 Quartet, MWMWM Gallery, Chicago Catalog Essay by Deborah Wilk

  1. Solo Show, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago
  1. Peculiar Faces, Struve Gallery, Chicago, Curated by John Santoro

1990 Group Show, The David and Alfred Museum of Art, The University of Chicago

  1. Solo Show, Thesis Exhibition at Midway Studios, The University of Chicago


Selected Publications, Reviews and Awards

2016 citation, Jim Yood top ten list Chicago area 2015 exhibitions,

2015 Chicago Tribune, Interview, Barbara Brotman

2014 American Wind Energy Association blog interview

2010 Interview, South Bend Tribune

2008 Hawk and Handsaw, Unity College, Maine

2007 AMM, Capsule Review,

2006 Voeller, Megan, “Review”, Weekly Planet Tampa, Florida

2005 Chicago Bungalow Association Grant, City of Chicago

2002 Plotting:Artist Studies, Exhibition Catalog, Carrie Secrist Gallery

2002 New American Paintings, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA.

2002 Charmelo, Julie, citation, Doppelganger, Visual Cultures, Routledge Press

2001 Artner, Alan,"Review", Chicago Tribune

2001 Brunetti, John, Catalog Essay, Evanston Art Center

2001 Anderson, Jon, "City Watch", The Memory of Place, Chicago Tribune

2000 Postiglione, Corey, citation, Dialog Magazine, Columbus, Ohio (vol, pg)

2000 New American Paintings Catalog, Open Studios Press, Wellesley, MA.

2000 Out of Line: Exhibition Catalog, Chicago Cultural Center publication

1999 Hernadez de Luna, Michael, “Catalog Essay”, Sextablos, Hyde Park Art Center

1998 Burke, Jo, “Catalog Essay”, The Interior Journey, NIU Museum, DeKalb, IL.

1998 Wiens, Ann, "Review of LINK:22 Painters", NewCity, Chicago

1998 Bucholz, Barbara, “Review”, Chicago Tribune

1997 New American Paintings Catalog, Open Studios Press, Wellesley, MA.

1996 O’Brien, Barbara, The Deep Hearts Core, Catalog Essay, Boston

1994 Zdanovics, Olga, “Review”, The New Art Examiner, Chicago

1994 Crandall, Jordan, “Re-Thinking Civilization”, Blast/X-art Foundation, NYC

1993 CAAP Grant awarded by the City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs

1992 Wilk, Deborah, “On Quartet”, Catalog Essay, MWMWM Gallery, Chicago

1991 Rumsby, Martin, “Why Chicago”, Site/Sound Magazine, Toronto

1990 Noe, J., “Converstion with Brian Ritchard”, Grey City Journal, Chicago

1988 Full MFA tuition awarded, The University of Chicago


Related Experience


Commission, City of Chicago

Created seven large-scale paintings for the Beverly Branch Library. Department of Cultural Affairs project.


Academic Advisor for Fine Art and Art History

Columbia College Chicago

Full-time Academic Advisor for undergraduate students.


Instructor, The University of Chicago Graham School of Education

Art in Chicago Now”

Taught a survey of contemporary art in Chicago for adult continuing ed students.


Columbia College Chicago, Adjunct Faculty

Taught a wide variety of studio courses at all levels.


Commission, Shaumberg Convention Center, Renaissance Hotel Group

Eight large-scale paintings completed and installed throughout public areas.


Gallery Staff, Jan Cicero Gallery

Responsibilities: Curatorial, Registrarial, Preparatorial. Assisted in the design and building of two gallery spaces. Reference: Jan Cicero


Artist-in-Residence, The Ragdale Foundation

Completed a two week residency. Paid for in part by a Columbia College professional development grant.


Panel Discussion Participant, "The Memory of Place", Evanston Art Center

Dan Gamble, Janet Pihlblad, Brian Ritchard, Ben Whitehouse

Panel focused on critical issues surrounding contemporary landscape. Moderated

by Critic and Curator John Brunetti, Regional Editor, Dialog Magazine. Reviewed

in The Chicago Tribune, by Jon Anderson, for his column “City Watch”.


Co-Curator, “BLINK: Salon Interventions”, Northern Illinois University Art Gallery

With Julie Charmelo, organized a large scale show of site-specific installations

in an established urban university gallery. Included artists ranged from national to

emerging. Reviewed by, Dialog magazine, and elsewhere.


Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio.

Delivered slide lecture to student body and did critiques plus studio visits.


Panel Discussion Participant

The Interior Journey, Northern Illinois University Art Museum

Jin Lee, Eduardo de Soignie, Joel Sheesly, Pala Townsend, Brian Ritchard

Reinterpreting the Landscape as a post-modern concern. Moderated by Jo Burke.


Curator, LINK:22 Painters, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago

Conceived, proposed, organized and installed a large and diverse survey of national

and emerging painters at an established Chicago gallery. Reviewed by Ann Weins

for NewCity, and elsewhere.


Co-Curator, Sculpture Group Show held in conjunction with International Sculpture Conference. Co-organized with Jan Cicero. Dale Newkirk, Moira Geoffrion,

Gina Hartig-Williams, Truman Lowe


Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Montserrat College of Art, Boston

Delivered slide lecture to student body. Gave gallery talk in conjunction with group

Show during CAA conference. Conducted critiques with advanced painting students

And assisted in the instruction of general undergraduate classes.


Curator, The AidsCare collection

Organized, assembled and installed a large scale not-for-profit art collection for the

AidsCare foundation. National, Mid-career and emerging artists.


The Field Museum of Natural History/School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Staff Member, Design and Production. Michael Paha, supervisor.

Supervision and Instruction of undergraduate coop students. Taught both

2D and 3D techniques and applications in a museum setting.


Freelance Preparator for Museums and Galleries in Chicago, New York and Europe.

A complete listing of these activities and references are available on request.


The Renaissance Society

Graduate work/study


Over 100 private, corporate and public collections. A full list is available upon request.