Thursday, July 31, 2008


Born: Chicago IL, 1948

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, MFA 1985
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA 1983
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca New York, 1966 – 1968

    Selected Solo Exhibitions:
  • 1993 LRC Gallery, Sinclair Community College, Dayton OH
  • Puschz Gallery, Chicago IL
  • 1989 Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts/Race Street Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 1987 N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago IL
  • 1986 ARC Gallery, Chicago IL
  • A. Montgomery Ward Gallery, UIC, Chicago IL
  • 1985 College of Du Page Gallery, Glen Ellyn IL
  • The Rice Building, Chicago IL
  • 1984 Installation: “And This Is The Place Where Promises Are Made”, The Monadnock Building, Chicago IL
  • 1983Performance Activated Installation:
    “Memory + Activity = Change”, SAIC, Chicago IL (Assisted by Kirk Lockhardt)
  • 1982 Performance Activated Installation: “Stress Cracks” SAIC, Chicago IL
  • Installation: “Entrance, Motel Paradise”, Goldblatt’s Building, Chicago IL
  • 1976 Northwestern University Faculty Club, Evanston IL
    Selected Group Exhibitions:
  • 1993 Interior Reflections/Outdoor Perceptions Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago IL
  • Gesture and Glance Suburban Fine Arts Gallery, Highland Park IL
  • 1992 The Thirty-Fifth TAG Annual Trumbull Art Gallery, Warren OH
  • Chicago Eclecticism Jim Happy-Delpech Gallery, Chicago IL
  • Sixth Annual Regional Art Exhibition Gallery Ten, Rockford IL
  • 1990 International Doll Invitational Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts/Race Street Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Faxart UIC, Chicago IL
  • New Horizons In Art Old Orchard Art Gallery, Skokie IL
  • 2D/3D South Bend South Bend Art Center, South Bend IN
  • 1989 Sixth Annual Works on Paper Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL
  • 1987 118 North Clinton Sybil Larney Gallery, Chicago IL
  • The Amused Eye Evanston Art Center, Evanston IL
  • Open Spectrum David Adler Cultural Center, Libertyville, IL (Award of Excellence)
  • 1986 61st Annual Rockford & Vicinity Rockford Art Museum, Rockford IL
  • Rutgers National 85/86 Works on Paper Stedman Art Gallery, Camden NJ
  • Behind the Scene Curated by Victoria Espy, at the Limelight, Chicago IL
  • Vernal Wood Evanston Art Center, Evanston IL
  • Constant Comment, Curated by Ken Saunders, at the Limelight, Chicago IL
  • Artists Go To Bat, Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago IL
  • Outdoor Installations, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago IL
  • 1985 OK/USA Cameron University Art Gallery, Lawton OK
  • Unscene Curated by Sue Taylor and Devon Golden, ARC Gallery, Chicago IL
  • Day of the Dead Cameron University Art Gallery, Lawton OK (Award)
  • Ninth Annual Fine Arts Competition A. Montgomery Ward Gallery, UIC, Chicago IL (Best of Show)
  • National Graduate Drawing Exhibition Allen Priebe Art Gallery, Oshkosh, WI
  • 1984 New Horizons in Art Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL
  • Connexions: In Celebration of Artists 4th Presbyterian Church, Chicago IL
  • Eighth Annual Fine Arts Competition A. Montgomery Ward Gallery, UIC, Chicago IL
  • Artist’s Call ARC Gallery, Chicago IL
  • 1982 Mushrooms Performance with Musica Menta, CrossCurrents, Chicago IL
  • 1982 Small Works 80 WSE Gallery, New York NY
  • 1976 Modules, Shapes and Grids Jan Cicero Gallery, Evanston IL
  • Seven Painters Evanston Public Library, Evanston IL
  • 1975 Members Show Evanston Art Center, Evanston IL
  • 1974 Artists Invite Artists Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park IL
  • Members Show Evanston Art Center, Evanston IL
  • Illinois Grand Salon Mid-Continental Plaza, Chicago IL Sponsored By North Shore Art League

    Awards and Honorariums:
  • 1991 Residence Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT April 1991
  • 1987 Visual Artists Fellowship, Illinois Arts Council
  • Award of Excellence, David Adler Cultural Center (Open Spectrum Exhibit)
  • 1985 Award of Excellence, Day of the Dead Exhibit, Lawton OK
  • Best of Show, 9th Annual Fine Arts Competition,
    Montgomery Ward Gallery, Chicago IL
  • 1984 Chairman’s Technical Assistance Grant, Illinois Arts Council

  • Artists Go to Bat, Limited Edition Commemorative Book, Bradley Printing Co. 1986

  • Buckingham, M.A. “Memory + Activity = Change” Knowhere Magazine, V1 I1, April 1983
  • Caro, Mark “Is it Art or Just a Facsimile?” Chicago Tribune, July 13, 1990
  • Carroll, Margaret “Artists Score Big with the Cubs” Chicago Tribune, August 20, 1986
  • Hansen, Henry “Artists Paint Cubs for Family Rescue, Chicago Magazine, August 1986
  • Jeter, John “Battered Women Winners in Cubs’ Gala” Chicago Sun-Times, August 22, 1987
  • Leonhart, MM “Review” Chicago Reader, April 2, 1987
  • Lundy, Larry “Chicago’s Bumper Crop” New Art Examiner
    September – October, 1982
  • Taylor, Sue “Judith Kitzes, Review” New Art Examiner,
    June 1986
  • Taylor, Sue “Cubs Wives, Artists Team Up for Benefit”
    Chicago Sun-Times, August 21, 1986
  • Yood, James “An Emerging Phenomena: New Talent Exhibits
    Prevail in Chicago, New Art Examiner, December 1985
  • Yood, James “Artists Go To Bat: Review” New Art Examiner, October, 1986
  • Johnson, Dick, WLS-TV Nighttime News, August 11, 1986
    Artists Go To Bat

    Mariamariacuchita said...

    Are there images to look at? I'd love to see your work.

    DivaJood said...

    Maria, not yet. See my post on my other blog today.

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