Hon. Doctorate Human Letters, Northern Illinois University, 2014; BFA, 1975, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC; MFA, 1978, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL. Public Projects: Lead Artist for Design Team on The 606 Park & Trail; Fruit Futures Initiative, Gary; Diaspore, Urban Ag for City of Lima, Peru; Embedded Artist Project, City of Chicago and Department of the Environment; Places with a Future Charleston SC, Lincoln Park Conservatory Great Garden, Chicago; Superorg, Cleveland, Ohio; AMD Pollution Remediation Plan, NEA and Office of Surface Mining, Murray City, Ohio. Exhibitions: Kochi Biennieal, Vinnistu Art Museum, ESTONIA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Center of Polish Sculpture, Oronsku, POLAND; Brooklyn Museum of Art; Kohler Arts Center; Drawing Center; National Gallery. Bibliography: Sculpture; Art in America; Artforum; frieze. Awards: A Blade of Grass Fellowship; Burnham Prize, Tiffany Foundation; NEA; Illinois Arts Council

A Blade of Grass Fellowship 2016
Public Art Review: "Portrait of the Artist as a Leader"
The Schuylkill Center: "Post Normal Art"
WBEZ interview: Bloomingdale Trail
The Conversation: Frances Whitehead
Art/Science: Slow Cleanup
Public talk on YouTube
Grist profile
Creative Community Lab Orchard
Embedded Artist: Double Agent


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