Teacher Programs: Faculty
Loretta Bourque—TICA Drawing and Painting
Loretta Bourque is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) department of Contemporary Practices. She received her BFA in 1991 from SAIC and her MFA in Painting in 2000 from the University of California at Davis. Following graduate school, Bourque was an Assistant Professor at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, and then a Visiting Artist at Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. Bourque has also taught high school students and adults through Continuing Studies at SAIC. Through these experiences, she has taught a wide variety of courses, at all levels, for undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree seeking students. Bourque has an extensive exhibition record and has shown at galleries and museums nationally and abroad including exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Tel Aviv and London. She is the recipient of a number of fellowships, awards and residencies, and has appeared in periodicals and publications including New American Paintings, Artnet Magazine and Flavorpill. Bourque is represented by Linda Warren Projects in Chicago, where later this year she is scheduled to have a two-person exhibition with fellow artist and collaborator Rob Bondgren. Bourque has been faculty at SAIC since 2003 and has taught in SAIC's Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art (TICA) program since 2011. She currently lives and works in Chicago.
Matthew Griffin—TICA Art and Technology
Matthew Griffin received his BFA from Simon Fraser University's School for the Contemporary Arts in Electroacoustic Composition and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Sound. He is one of the founders and artistic directors of Electricity is Magic, an arts organization that has, since 2009, released exploratory electronic music and produced pop-up exhibitions throughout North America. He served as the curator for the 2012 season, when EIM had an alternative gallery space in Toronto. Both his recorded work and his exhibited work explore themes of body within the scope of electroacoustic music. He has recorded under the moniker Max Alexander, releasing five albums, and has performed and recorded with Eric Powell, Nigel Taylor, Sandy Scofield, Tif Bullard & Mark Franz, amongst others. His first solo exhibition, Half-Steps are Okay (2010), was presented as part of Florasonic, a permanent audio installation space at the Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago, IL. His second, Hearing Every Rhyme (2012), was presented at the Webb School Gallery in Knoxville, TN. Griffin has co-taught in SAIC's Teacher Institute of Contemporary Art (TICA) Art and Technology program since 2010.
Alan Strathmann—TICA Art and Technology
Alan Strathmann received his BFA in Comparative History of Ideas and Digital and Experimental Art from the University of Washington and his MFA in Studio Arts from the School of the Art Institute (SAIC). Strathmann regularly exhibits video, sound, and installation work in the US and abroad and composes and performs with musicians in both the Chicago and Seattle areas. In 2013 Strathmann's work was exhibited as part of a collaborative 2-person show: Ephemeral Artifacts at the Hairpin Arts Center in Chicago, IL. Strathmann currently teaches in the Department of Contemporary Practices at SAIC, the Department of Audio Arts & Acoustics and the First-Year Seminar Program at Columbia College Chicago. Strathmann has co-taught in SAIC's Teacher Institute of Contemporary Art (TICA) Art and Technology program since 2010. He currently lives and works in Chicago.
Andrew Falkowski—TICA Drawing and Painting
Andrew Falkowski received his BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz, a MA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a MFA from CALARTS. He joined the Artist Pension Trust (NYC) in 2006 and in 2007, his two-person show with Karl Erickson at Hi Energy Gallery in Los Angeles, "The Art of War", was chosen by Artforum.com as a "Critics Pick" for the month of October. In 2011, Andrew was featured in Chicago Art Magazine's article, "Artists You Should Know: Top Picks" and had solo shows at Rosamund Felsen Gallery and Andrew Rafacz Gallery. Falkowski has an extensive national exhibition record and, aside from writing for New Art Examiner and Cakewalk Magazine from 1999-2003, has been reviewed or featured in numerous art publications. He has upcoming solo shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Dallas and is represented by Rosamund Felsen Gallery. He is currently teaching a range of courses at the School of the Art Institute (SAIC) and has taught in SAIC's Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art (TICA) program since 2009. He currently lives and works in Chicago.
Philip Vanderhyden—TICA Drawing and Painting
Philip Vanderhyden received his BFA in Painting from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and his MFA from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Vanderhyden has an extensive national exhibition record and his work has been reviewed in Art in America, Artnet, and ArtSlant, among others. He recently concluded a solo exhibition of his work at Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago and curated the retrospective of Pictures Generation artist Gretchen Bender. Vanderhyden works as a visual arts educator and has taught a range of undergraduate and graduate level courses at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Northwestern University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, among others. He has taught in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art (TICA) program since 2009. He currently lives and works in New York.