Ingrid E. Albrecht is a graduate from the AMERICAN ACADEMY of ART in Chicago and holds a degree in FINE ART. She also holds a degree in teaching and has taught in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as a Reading Specialist, in Costa Rica as a Language Arts Coordinator, and in Guatemala as an English Coordinator for the Canadian school for the employees of EXMIBAL.
She taught watercolor classes and workshops at the historic Palette and Chisel Academy of Art in Chicago for 15 years. During this time she taught workshops in Suminagashi, Monotype, Collage, and Creating ON Water. Currently she teaches beginning watercolor classes at Northwestern and out of her own studio. Ingrid has also taught painting workshops internationally in Eleuthera, Bahamas, Tuscany, Italy, and in Beijing, China.
In September of 2009 Ingrid opened her current atelier where she now teaches classes, workshops, and holds art exhibitions. She is a member of the NWS, TWSA, and IWS and is the recipient of numerous awards for her paintings. Her paintings are included in the collections of the Jane Goodall Institute, H.R.H Prince Charles, Bill Cody (great-grandson of Buffalo Bill Cody), Kenosha Museum, and the McCormick Museum.
She has had numerous one woman exhibitions including the Tavern Club in Chicago, Arms Akimbo Gallery, Santa Fe Gallery, Madison,WI, American West Gallery, Chicago, and her own gallery, Ingrid's Originals Inc.
Ingrid has led numerous travel groups to Botswana, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa. On these trips, and including trips to Australia, China, and Hawaii, she has researched the ancient pictographs and petroglyphs that are the subject of her most recent paintings. These ancient pictures, carved and painted on the rock walls, are being destroyed due to erosion, looting, modern man's pollution, and vandalism. Through her paintings of these recorded images, she hopes to encourage the respect and appreciation of this ancient art form that connects us to a shared and distant past.