dreamer
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Education
1963-1968 University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana
1968-1969 University of Illinois, Chicago Circle
1981 School of Visual Arts, New York City, comp & storyboard illustration
1982 Parson School of Design, New York City, children's book illustration
1986 International Academy of Design, Apparel Center, Chicago, architectural rendering and drafting
Professional Activities
2007
Created Artistry Design, Inc. Murals, installation art, signage and graphics for business as well as residential.
2004
Created Artistry Landscape Design, a landscape business using ecologically sound practices to create artful and harmonious habitats for people and plants.
1995-2005
Freelance mural and installation art for commercial businesses
1998-2005
Freelance Illustration
2001
Healy Elementary School, 2 semesters teaching art after-school program through Columbia College
1996-2000
Illustration, design, architectural rendering, Moira & Co., Chicago
1989
Co-curator of Transcultural Exchange Chicago, an exhibition of the work of Chicago and Viennese artists
Exhibitions
2004
"Soul Journeys", 2-person show, Beacon St. Gallery, Chicago
"The Small Show", Acme Gallery, Chicago
"The Tile Project, Destinations: the World" Northside Prep. HS, Chicago and Pataka Musem of Art, Porirua City, New Zealand + 18 venues
2003
Flights of Imagination", Windy City Arts, Chicago Cultural Center
2002
"The Coaster Project: Destination", the World, Transcultural Exchange Exhibition, Wood Street Gallery and the Chicago Cultural Center and 95 other venues around the globe.
2000
"Kite Week", Windy City Arts, Ann Nathan Gallery and Vedanta Gallery, Chicago
2000
"The Third Annual Chicago Art Open", Chicago Artists Coalition
1999
"Members Show" Woman Made Gallery, (WMG) Chicago
1995
"Members Show" WMG, Chicago
1994
"The Medicine Show", WMG, Chicago
1993
"Seeing With the Inner Eye", Chicago Women's Caucus
1989
"Reverse Angle", Transcultural Exchange Exhibition, Chicago "Gegenschwenk", W.U.K. Kuntshalle, Vienna, Austria
Awards
1993
44th Annual Chicago Book Clinic Show for elementary school text books published by Scott Forsman
1990
DESI Award for graphic design excellence
1989
American Corporate Identity Award of excellence
1987
Kansas City Art Director's Merit Award
"I just want to paint."
Ruby Barnes
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