1990 MFA The University of Chicago
1988 BFA Northern Illinois University
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
- 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
- Out of Line: Drawings by Illinois Artists, Chicago Cultural Center
- ArtChicago, Navy Pier
- Red All Over, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago
- 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
- ArtChicago, Navy Pier
- The Great Outdoors, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon
- Seattle International Art Fair, Seattle
- The Deep Hearts Core, Montserrat College of Art Gallery, Boston
- Solo Show, Gallery A, Chicago
- Pulp Fictions, Gallery A, Chicago
- Solo Show, Gallery A, Chicago
- Annual Valentine Exhibition, N.A.M.E Gallery, Chicago
- Solo Show, Lorenzo Rodriguez Gallery, Chicago
1992 Quartet, MWMWM Gallery, Chicago Catalog Essay by Deborah Wilk
- Solo Show, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago
- Peculiar Faces, Struve Gallery, Chicago, Curated by John Santoro
1990 Group Show, The David and Alfred Museum of Art, The University of Chicago
- 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, artltdmag.com
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, Flavorpill.net
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
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 Artnet.com, 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
Over 100 private, corporate and public collections. A full list is available upon request.