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Jan Christopher-Berkson

Jan726@comcast.net

847-867-6978


Education

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA Program, Painting and Drawing, May 2012

University of Illinois at Chicago (formerly the Medical Center), Chicago, IL, Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy, December 1979


Experience

The School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL, Part-Time Faculty in the Adult Continuing Education Program, Classes in Painting and Drawing, Color and Light; Summer 2013 to present.

The School of The Art Institute, Chicago, IL, Teaching Assistant in Contemporary Practices, Residence College Program, Early College Program, Roving Sub and Multi-level Painting Studio, September 2010 to May 2012

Occupational Therapy Consultant, Doreen E. Chapman Center, Chemical Dependency, Eating Disorders Program and Partial Hospitalization Program, Highland Park Hospital, Highland Park, IL, September 1996 to April 2005

Clinical Specialist, Department of Psychiatry, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, May 1986 to October 1989

Evanston Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Director, Occupational Therapy, Evanston, IL, March 1980 to May 1985


Selected Solo, Group and Juried Exhibitions

2015:




  “Surface Place,” Clemente Soto Velez Center, NYC, Aug. 1 - Sept. 25, 2015
“Inside Looking Out,” solo show, James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, Nov. 22 - Dec. 28, 2015
Artslant Round 6 Showcase (click to link)
Artslant Round 5 Showcase (click to link)
Artslant Round 4 Juried Winner (click to link)
Artslant Round 3 Showcase (click to link)
Artslant Round 1 Showcase (click to link)
2014:


  Artslant Round 4 Showcase (click to link)
Artslant Round 3 Showcase (click to link)
Artslant Round 2 Showcase (click to link)
2013:




  Artslant Round 8 Showcase (click to link)
Artslant Round 7 Showcase (click to link)
Artslant Round 6 Showcase (click to link)
Artslant Round 5 Showcase (click to link)
Autumn Space Gallery: Spring Benefit Auction, Chicago, IL
2012:


  Group Show, The State of Illinois Building, Chicago, IL
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA Thesis Show
NSUSAIC Nippon Steel USA, Inc., SAIC 19th Annual Exhibition
2011:   NSUSAIC Nippon Steel USA, Inc., SAIC 18th Annual Exhibition
2010:

  “Scape,” Nicole Villeneuve Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Spill,” Group Show, Betty Rymer Gallery, SAIC, Chicago, IL
Zrobili Gallery, “It’s Not Art” Group Show
2009:
  NSUSAIC Nippon Steel USA, Inc., SAIC 17th Annual Exhibition
2007:
  The Artist’s Quadrant Group Show, Chicago, IL
2005:
  The Artist’s Quadrant Group Show, Chicago, IL
2004:
  Plaza Art Competition, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL, Honorable Mention
1995:
  The Kemper Group, Long Grove, IL
1994:
  Lucky Street Gallery, Key West, FL


Artist’s Residencies

Ragdale, January 2016, Lake Forest, Illinois
Ragdale, January 2015, Lake Forest, Illinois

Corporate Collections

JX Nippon Oil and Energy, USA, Inc.

The Kemper Group, Long Grove, IL

Publications

2014: Studio Visit Magazine, Spring 2014 issue (click to link)

2013: Studio Visit Magazine, Spring 2013 issue (click to link)

2012: The Chicago Shimpo; The Chicago Japanese American News, vol. 5896, April 20, 2012

2005: Fold: The Reader, contributing artist to the inaugural literary and arts publication,
            Rebecca Targ, Editor


Volunteer Affiliations

Board Vice President, Governance Chair, Mitchell Museum of The American Indian, Evanston, IL, September 2014-present

Advisory Council, Mitchell Museum of The American Indian, Evanston, IL, 2008-2014

Board President, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Evanston, IL, 2003-2008

Executive Committee, Evanston Dance Ensemble, Evanston, IL, 2000-2004

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