Kathy Cunningham

Box 6125
Evanston, IL 60204

 kc@voyager.net

 www.kathycunningham.com
 
 

I am, at heart, a storyteller.   Having come from
a rich family tradition steeped in Texas history,
this has always been a prominent thread in my
personal tapestry of life.   My sculptures and
paintings are the stories I tell.
 
 




SOLO  EXHIBITS

  Optima Horizons, 800 Elgin Road, Evanston - Optimistic Musings  (November 9, 2007 - January 4, 2008)  (Photos)
  Chicago Public Library, Edgebrook Branch - Journey of Imagination  (December 16, 2004 - February 10, 2005)  (Photos)
  UIC Arts-Medicine Project - Visions of the Spirit  (April 12 - May 31, 2002)  (Photos)
 

GROUP  EXHIBITS

  Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago Exhibit for Chicago Artists Month  (October 4-November 2, 2013)  (Three works displayed)  (Photos of display)
  Room & Board Downtown Chicago Store 2013 Birdhouse Art Auction  [To benefit Chicago House & Social Service Agency]  (June, 2013)  (Photo)
  DuPage Children's Museum, Naperville, IL - The M.A.S.K. Project  [Online auction to benefit the museum]  (March-April, 2013)  (Photo)
  Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago The Quick Show  (March 17-31, 2012)  (Four works displayed)  (Photos of display)
  166 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL – The Next Wave Art Salon (September 9-10, 2011)  (Two works displayed)  (Piece #1)  (Piece #2)
  August House Gallery, Chicago 15th Artist Made Kite Exhibit  (September-October, 2011)  (Photo)
  Irish-American Heritage Center, Chicago – Members Show (July, 2011)  (Three works displayed)  (Piece #1)  (Piece #2)  (Piece #3)
  South Halsted Gallery - Inspired Art  [Auction to benefit AmericaSCORESchicago]  (October, 2010)  (Photo)
  Judy A Saslow Gallery - Cephalic Symbols  [Auction to benefit the Ed Paschke Foundation]  (November, 2009)  (Photo)
  Evanston Art Center - 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 26th Annual Spring Benefit Art Auctions  (April - May, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013)  (Photo 2009)  (Photo 2010, 2012, 2013)
  Ralph Arnold Fine Art Annex, Loyola University Chicago - You Had To Be There: Alumni Art  (August - September, 2008)  (Photo)
  Crown Center Gallery, Loyola University Chicago - Fine Arts Alumni Inaugural Exhibit  (June - July, 2007)  (Photo)
  Gallery Mornea, Evanston - Interim   (October - November, 2006)  (Photo)
  Irish-American Heritage Center, Chicago - Day of the Dead/Samhain: A Celebration of Ancestors  (October - November, 2005)  (Photo)
  National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum - 7th Annual Chicago Art Open  (October - November, 2004)  (Photo)
  Windy City Arts Gallery [Chicago Artists' Month] - Small Show  (October, 2004)  (Photo)
  Woman Made Gallery - Spatially Inspired  (May - June, 2004)  (Photo)
  School of the Art Institute of Chicago - BareWalls 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005  (November, 2002 - 2005)  (Photo 2002)  (Photo 2003)  (Photo 2004)  (Photo 2005)
  JettSett Gallery - 911 Show: Artists Respond to 9-11-01  (January - February, 2002)  (Photo)
  JettSett Gallery- American Music Show  (December 2001 - January, 2002)  (Photo)
  847 West Jackson Gallery - 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th Annual Chicago Art Open  (October, 2001-2003, 2005)  (Photo 2001)  (Photo 2002)  (Photo 2003)  (Photo 2005)
  Evanston Art Center - Faculty Exhibition  [Biennial]  (July - August, 2001 - 2009; January - February, 2013)  (Photo 2001)  (Photo 2003)  (Photo 2005)  (Photo 2007)  (Photo 2009)  (Photo 2011)  (Photo 2013)
 

GUEST ARTIST

  Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago - Presentation of my Artwork for iBAM! (Irish Books Art Music festival)  (Oct, 2012)
  Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago - Presentation of my Artwork to a regular meeting of Celtic Women International  (April, 2012) 
  Evanston Art Center - Wheel Throwing Demonstration for the Evanston Chamber of Commerce  (January, 2006)
  Evanston Art Center, 75th Anniversary - Family Workshop  (September, 2004)
  Loyola Academy (Wilmette) - Clay Sculpture Demonstration  (April, 2003)
  847 West Jackson Gallery, Chicago - Watercolor Demonstration  (October, 2002, 2003)  (Photo 2002)
  Evanston Lake Shore Arts Festival [Annual] - Watercolor Demonstration  (August, 2001 - 2005)  (Photo 2001)  (Photo 2002 - 30th Anniversary)  (Photo 2004)
 

GRANT

CAAP 2000 - For the creation of Messengers of the Spirit, a series of round watercolors
                       of several sizes depicting varied spiritual and cultural perspectives  (Sample)
 

COMMISSION

  PRIVATE COLLECTOR - Original Watercolor, based on painting seen in Solo Exhibit:
         Koshare Clown Playing the Cello (August, 2002)  (Photo)
 

DISPLAYS

Works are on permanent display in private collections in Chicago (city and suburbs), as well as in
Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Missouri, Oklahoma, California, Wisconsin, Florida and Munich, Germany
 

FREE LANCE ARTIST  (1998 -    )

  Teacher - Artreach at LillStreet, Chicago: Grades K - 12  (2010 - 2011)
  • Juror - Wilmette Public Library, Wilmette, IL: 28th Annual Juried Art Show  (May 15 - June 26, 2009)
  Teacher - The Hallmark Retirement Center, Chicago: Ceramics  (April, 2008 - March, 2009)
  • Teacher - Evanston Art Center: Ceramics, Drawing, Watercolor, ages 3 - Adult  (2001 -    );
                            YFA (Youth Fine Arts)
, Ceramic Coordinator  (Sept, 2005 - June, 2010);
                            ArtsAffirm (Senior Outreach) [Pilot Program], Village Nursing Home, Skokie  (2005);
                            Artreach for Evanston Public Schools, grades K-5  (2001 - 2009)                           
  • Teacher - Jane Addams Hull House Association, Chicago: Drawing, Painting, Calligraphy (May, 2005 - Dec, 2006);
                            Special Painting Project - Public Display in the Lobby  (Nov, 2004 - April, 2005)
  Teacher - Kenwood of Lakeview Retirement Center, Chicago: Ceramics  (2003 -    )
  • Teacher - Hawthorn Lakes Retirement Center, Vernon Hills, IL: Ceramics  (2002 - 2005)
  Teacher - Niles Park District: Adult Ceramics  (2002 - 2003)
  • Teacher - Seasons of Glenview Retirement Center: Watercolor and Ceramics  (2001 - 2003; 2013 -     )
  • Presenter - Loyola University Chicago: 8 week workshop series Art & Spirituality  (Feb - Mar 2001)
  Teacher - Leaning Tower YMCA, Niles, IL: Ceramics, handicapped adults  (1999 - 2002)
  • Teacher - The Pot Shop, Evanston, IL: Beginning Pottery, ages 11-adult  (1998 - 2001)
 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Art
Sculpture; Watercolor
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Master of Pastoral Studies
Institute of Pastoral Studies
Loyola University Chicago

Bachelor of Music Education, Instrumental Music K-12
Course and clinical work in Music Therapy
West Texas State University, Canyon, Texas