Loretta Bourque

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 the department of Continuing Studies. Through these experiences, she has taught a wide variety of courses, at all levels, for undergraduate, graduate, and multi-generational non-degree 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 PaintingsArtnet MagazineFlavorpilland Artpulse. Bourque is represented by Linda Warren Projects in Chicago, where in July 2014 she exhibited 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.