Bambi Breakstone is an artist, costume, and fashion designer currently living in Chicago. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Bambi has designed costumes for television and film since 1985, including Miami Vice, The Ellen Show, and costumes for Dolly Parton's tours and album covers. One of the costumes she designed for Dolly Parton is part of the permanent collection of the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee. Since moving to Chicago in 2004, she has worked as a professor of fashion and costume design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to teaching, Bambi created a fashion collection for the Robin Richman boutique in Chicago, designed the costumes for Oedipus Rex at the Reynolds Theater at the University of Chicago, and explories her own art practice—creating artist’s books, collages, sculpture, and photo etchings. 

The Pavilion Gallery, in Chicago, features her photo-etchings. Her work is exhibited in the Arts Club of Chicago Member’s Exhibition in January and February 2018. She was also selected to exhibit one of her paper pulp collages in the Americas Paperworks 2018 Competition.


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