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Jan Christopher-Berkson

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Birthplace
Chicago

Lives in
Evanston

Works in
Chicago

Website

Schools
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2012, MFA
The University of Illinois - Champaign, 1981, BS

Tags
abstract, modern, landscape, mixed-media, Egg tempera

Statement

 

 

Jan Christopher Berkson

Chicago, IL

http://www.janchristopherberkson.com/

 

EDUCATION

 

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA in Painting and Drawing, May 2012.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA program, Painting and Drawing, 2008-2010

University of Illinois at Chicago (formerly the Medical Center), Chicago, IL. Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy, December 1980.

 

EXPERIENCE

The School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL, Part-Time Faculty in the Adult Continuing Education Program, Summer 2013 to present.

The School of The Art Institute, Chicago, IL, Teaching Assistant in Contemporary Practices, Residence College Program, Early College Program, Roving Sub, and Multi-level Painting Studio, Four Semesters, September, 2010 to May 2012.

Occupational Therapy Consultant, The Doreen E. Chapman Center Chemical Dependency, Eating Disorders and Partial Hospitalization Programs at Highland Park Hospital.  September 1996 to April 2005.

Clinical Specialist, Department of Psychiatry, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, May 1986 to October 1989.

Evanston Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Director, Occupational Therapy, March 1980 to May 1985.

 

SELECTED SOLO, GROUP, AND JURIED EXHIBITIONS

 

2013: Artslant Round 8 Showcase: http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/193078-

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 2013:Artslant Round 7 Showcase: http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/193078- 

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 2013: Artslant Round 6 Showcase: http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/193078-

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           Artslant Round 5 Showcase: http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/193078-

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           Autumn Space Gallery: Spring Benefit Auction, Chicago, IL

2012: Native American Artists Group Show, the State of Illinois Building, Chicago, IL

          The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA Thesis Show

          NSUSAIC Nippon Steel USA, Inc./SAIC 19th Annual Exhibition

2011: NSUSAIC Nippon Steel USA, Inc./SAIC 19th Annual Exhibition

          NSUSAIC Nippon Steel USA, Inc./SAIC 18th Annual Exhibition

2010: “Scape” Group Show, Valerie Villaneuve Gallery, Chicago, IL

          NSUSAIC Nippon Steel USA, Inc./SAIC 18th Annual Exhibition

2010: “Spill,” Group Show, Betty Rymer Gallery, SAIC September 2- October 23

          Zrobili Gallery, “It’s Not Art” Group Show

          NSUSAIC Nippon Steel USA, Inc./ SAIC 17th Annual Exhibition

2009: NSUSAIC Nippon Steel USA, Inc./ SAIC 17th Annual Exhibition

2007: The Artist’s Quadrant Group Show, Chicago, IL.

2005: The Artist’s Quadrant Group Show, Chicago, IL.

2004: Plaza Art Competition, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL. Honorable Mention

1995: The Kemper Group solo show, Long Grove, IL.

1994: Lucky Street Gallery solo show, Key West, FL.

 

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

JX Nippon Oil and Energy, USA, Inc.

The Kemper Group, Long Grove, IL

 

PUBLICATIONS

2014: Studio Visit Magazine, Spring 2014 issue

2013: Studio Visit Magazine, Spring 2013 issue.

2012: The Chicago Shimpo; The Chicago Japanese American News, vol.5896, 4/20/2012.

2005: Fold: The Reader, contributing artist to the inaugural literary and arts

          publication, Rebecca Targ, Editor.   

            

VOLUNTEER AFFILIATIONS

Advisory Council, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Evanston, IL, 2008- present

Board President, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Evanston, IL, 2003-2008

Executive Committee, Evanston Dance Ensemble, Evanston, IL, 2000- 2004.

 

Recent Exhibits

Jan Christopher-Berkson participated in these exhibits:

Dec, 2010 Scape
The Nicole Villeneuve Gallery
 
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Jan Christopher-Berkson has Exhibited at these venues:

The Nicole Villeneuve Gallery
5th 2014 Showcase Entry

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Jan Christopher-Berkson Thoughts on Color and Landscape

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