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Jan Christopher-Berkson

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Entitled With Blue, March 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 22" X 38" © March 2016
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Sympathy for the City, January 2016
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Glow, June 2016
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Five Triangles and Three Circles, 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 60" X 60" © October 2015
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Arch Passing Through Rectangle, July 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 50" X 50" © July 2015
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Waking Up, June 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 50" X 50" © June 2015
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Two Black Squares With Shapes, June 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 50" X 50" © June 2015
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Thoughts on Landscape and Pattern, January 2015 Acrylic on Canvas, Metal Mesh Armature, Poly Stuffing 15' X 8,' 24” X 19” and 15” X 15” © January 2015
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Thoughts on Color and Landscape 2, 2015 Acrylic on Canvas With 3D Assemblage Acrylic on Canvas With Metal Mesh Armature and Poly Stuffing 14’ X 8,’ 23” X 38” © January 2015
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What Once Was Ours 2 , 2015 Acrylic and Photo Transfer on Convas 50" X 50" © March 2015
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Untitled With Three Sections of Shapes, 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 60" X 60" © December 2014
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Untitled With Orange Trapezium, September 2014 Acrylic and Oil on Canvas 60" X 60" © September 2014
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More Thoughts on Color and Landscape, August 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 50" X 50" © August 2014
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Thoughts on Color and Landscape, June 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 60" X 60" © June 2014
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In It For the Long Run, 04/2014 Acrylic and Oil on Canvas 50" X 50" © May 2014
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Call Me Anything You Want, May 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 50" X 50" © May 2014
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Using My Soul to Fix What's Wrong With You, 2014
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Putting It All to Rest, 2013 Acrylic and Oil on Canvas 40" X 38" © 12/15/13
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Shits and Grins, 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 80" X 54" © 2/15/14
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She Had Some Horses, 2013 Acrylic and Oil on Canvas 40" X 60" © 12/05/13
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After the Rain, 2013 Acrylic and Oil on Canvas 40" X 40" © 11/15/13
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Walking Out of the Picture, July 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 55" X 80" © July 2013
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Inner Mobility, July 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 39" X 39" © July 2013
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Coming Around Again, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 36" X 36" © July 2013
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What Once Was Ours, June 2013 Acrylic and Oil on Canvas 52" X 4" © June 2013
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Pink Rocks, May 2013 Acrylic and Oil on Canvas 42" X 40" © May 2013
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Abstract No. 3, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 60' X 40" © Dec 2012
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Abstraction No 4, Dec. 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 24" © Dec 2012
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Love Gone Wrong, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 40" X 30" © Jan 2013
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Catching Up to My Past, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 40" X 42" © Feb 2013
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Poisoning Any Possibility, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 36" X 26" © Dec 2012
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Abstraction No. 1, 2012 Egg Tempera on Panel 24" X 18" © Dec 2012
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Foursquare, 2012 Egg Tempera on Board 12" X 12" © Dec 2012
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Diorama, 2012 Egg Tempera 12" X 12" © Dec 2012
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Measuring Time, 2012 Egg Tempera on Board 12" X 12" © Dec 2012
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Just Another Day, 2012 Egg Tempera on Boasrd 12" X 12" © Dec 2012
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Catching Up With My Past, 2012 Egg Tempera on Board 12" X 12" © Dec 2012
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Hanging in the Balance, 2012 Egg Tempera on Board 12" X 12" © Dec 2012
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Getty Cistern, 2012 Egg Tempera on Board 12" X 12" © 2012
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Plaza I, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 30" 30" © dec 2012
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Buchart Gardens with Stripes, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 72" X 72" © May 2012
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Plaza Two, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 60" X 60" © May 2012
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Monument, 2012 Oil on Canvas 38" X 60" © May 2012
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The Dinner Party, 2012 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 60" X 38" © May 2012
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My French Side, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 60" X 60" © May 2012
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La Petit Mort, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 40" X 60" © May 2012
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Landscape Threee, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 40" X 60" © May 2012
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Landscape Four, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 34" X 34" © May 2012
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Landscape Seven, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 30" X 40" © May 2012
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After Deineka, April 2013 Acrylic and Oil on Canvas 36" X 26" © April 2013
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After Deineka, April 2013 Acrylic and Oil on Canvas 36" X 26" © April 2013
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Chicago
Lives in
Evanston
Works in
Chicago
Schools
The University of Illinois - Champaign, 1981, BS
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Tags
Egg tempera, mixed-media, landscape, modern, abstract
Statement

 

 

 

Jan Christopher Berkson

http://www.janchristopherberkson.com/

 

 

EDUCATION

 

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.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

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.

 

 

 

 

SELECTED SOLO, GROUP, AND JURIED EXHIBITIONS

 

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

          Artslant Round 4Juried Winner: http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/193078

          Artslant Round 3 Showcase: http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/193078

          Artslant Round 1 Showcase: http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/193078

2014: Artslant Round 4 Showcase: http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/193078

          Artslant Round 3 Showcase: http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/193078 

          Artslant Round 2 Showcase: http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/193078-

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

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

 

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

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

          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.

 

ARTIST’S RESIDENCIES

Ragdale, January, 2016, Lake Forest, Illinois

Ragdale, January, 2015, Lake Forest, Illinois

 

 

 

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, Rebecca Targ, Editor.   

             

 

VOLUNTEER AFFILIATIONS

 

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.