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Jan Christopher-Berkson

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Lives in

Works in


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

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





Jan Christopher Berkson





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


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




The School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL, Part-Time Faculty in the Adult Continuing Education Program, Classes in Painting and Drawing, Color and Light; 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.







2015: “Surface Place,” Clemente Soto Velez Center, NYC, Aug 21 – Sept 25, 2015.

          Artslant Round 4Juried Winner:

          Artslant Round 3 Showcase:

          Artslant Round 1 Showcase:

2014: Artslant Round 4 Showcase:

          Artslant Round 3 Showcase: 

          Artslant Round 2 Showcase:

2013: Artslant Round 8 Showcase:

          Artslant Round 7 Showcase:


2013: Artslant Round 6 Showcase:

          Artslant Round 5 Showcase:

          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

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

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

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

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

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

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.



Ragdale, January, 2016, Lake Forest, Illinois

Ragdale, January, 2015, Lake Forest, Illinois






JX Nippon Oil and Energy, USA, Inc.


The Kemper Group, Long Grove, IL




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, Rebecca Targ, Editor.   





Board Vice President, Governance Chair, Mitchell Museum of The American, Indian, Evanston, IL, September 2015- present.


Advisory Council, Mitchell Museum of The American Indian, Evanston, IL, 2008- 2014.


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:

Aug, 2015 Surface Place
Abrazo Inferno Gallery at The Clemente
Dec, 2010 Scape
The Nicole Villeneuve Gallery
Exhibited with these artists
Exhibited at these venues
Jan Christopher-Berkson has Exhibited at these venues:

Abrazo Inferno Gallery at The Clemente The Nicole Villeneuve Gallery
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