Adjunct Professor, Photography (1999). BFA, graphic design, 1968, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; MFA, Photography, 1972, IIT. Exhibitions: Royal Photographic Society, England; MOMA; Carol Ehlers Gallery, Memphis College of Art; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Art Institute of Chicago. Book: Spirited Visions. Publications: Women Photographers; Changing Chicago; Independent of Sunday; Chicago Magazine; Chicago Tribune Magazine; CBS; PBS; CLTV. Awards: American Associates, Atlantic Center for the Arts.
Experience at SAIC
Really really interesting!
All artists are formed by a combination of personal experiences and psychological makeup. Specifically, I believe every artist has a moment or time in his or her life that affects the direction of one's life. It is usually an emotional experience. The work that we artists make is usually a variation on the same theme of life.
All artists are formed by a combination of personal experiences and psychological makeup. Most of mine have to do with home: leaving home, returning home, being home, needing a home, etc. and feeling alone while longing for that comfort. It is a comfort that never appears. One can never go home again!
The influences on my work come from a myriad of places. I read mysteries, I remember the suburbs, I love/hate magazines that want to show perfection of home and body, I enjoy fashion, I marvel at traditional art, I find most vintage objects fascinating, I wonder with conceptual artists, I listen to jazz, I avoid theory,... the list goes on!
Disclaimer: All work represents the views of the INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS & AUTHORS who created them, and are not those of the school or museum of the Art Institute.