christine tarkowski

education

1992 mfa, school of the art institute of chicago, chicago, il
1989 bfa, parsons school of design, new york, ny
1987/89 non-degree studies, new york experimental glass workshop, new york, ny
1987 aas, fashion institute of technology, new york, ny

one-person exhibitions

2004 “administrative bunker and rook”, hyde park arts center, chicago, il
2002 “fortifications & landscape”, ucla gallery of architecture and urban planning, los angeles, ca
1999 “bunker”, vedanta gallery, chicago, il
1998 “architectural targets”, textile arts center, chicago, il
1992 “perverse dioramas”, raw space @ arc gallery, chicago, il
1990 10 on 8, new york, ny

projects/commissions
2004 “flow”, working title, greenhouse commission for manilow sculpture park, governor’s state university, university park, il
“intern crate”, three housing units for interns, in collaboration with randall kober, franconia sculpture park, shafer mn
2003 “amnesiac commemorative”, project commission, mass moca, north adams, ma
2002/03 "plan-relief”, mass-produced wallpapers based on relief war maps in les invalides, paris, france. produced by wolf-gordon, inc.
2002 “mothballed”, building wrap of an abandoned woolworth 5 & 10 store, contemporary art museum st. louis, mo
2001/02 “warm, fuzzy, fun”, children’s advocacy center, stanley tigerman architect, percent for art, city of chicago, permanent installation, chicago, il
“battleship shed”, building wrap commissioned by esam, goose island, chicago il
2000 the hub, garofalo architects, chicago, il
1999 10 bathrooms, capital z, architecture research office, new york, ny
wolf-gordon inc. baratloo-balch architects, new york, ny
1998 typhoon restaurant, garofalo architects, chicago, il
1995/98 journal of ordinary thought, photojournalist, chicago, il
1997 us robotics, valerio dewalt train architects, chicago, il
1996 optimus video editing, chicago, il
ravitz residence, chicago, il
1995 chicago temple, gary collins architect, chicago, il
argosy casino, anderson/miller architects, kansas city, mo
1994 community emergency shelter organization, chicago, il
us robotics, joseph valerio, architect, skokie, il
bismarck hotel, anderson/miller architects, chicago

group exhibitions
2003 “war, what is it good for?”, museum of contemporary art, chicago, il
“on the wall, wallpaper by contemporary artists”, risd museum, providence, ri
“speculative chicago”, gallery 400, chicago, il
“case studies”, harbourfront centre, toronto, canada
“domestique”, columbia college, chicago, il
2002 “watery domestic”, renaissance society, university of chicago, il
2001 “field phenomena”, tba, chicago, il
“musings”, gallery 312, chicago
2000 “seems”, block museum, northwestern university, evanston, il
2000 “find”, mn gallery, chicago, il
untitled, gallery 400, university of illinois at chicago, chicago, il
9 mm repeat, vedanta gallery, chicago, il
1999 “abstraction”, cleveland state university art gallery, cleveland, oh
“dysfunctional home”, niu art gallery, chicago, il
1998 “all that is solid”, socrates sculpture park, l.i.c. queens, ny
“opening our doors”, cooper-hewitt, national museum of design, new york, ny
“city as a memory”, the athenaeum, museum of design & architecture, chicago, il
untitled, peter miller gallery, chicago, il
1997 “design for life, a centennial celebration”, cooper-hewitt, national museum of design, smithsonian, new york, ny
public art installation, galloway farm, kendrick id
“material/immaterial”, the soap factory @ no name, minneapolis, mn
public art installation, franconia sculpture park, shafer, mn
“kunst unlimited”, gitte weise gallery, sydney, australia
“landscape/urbanism”, graham foundation, chicago, il
1996 n.a.m.e., chicago, il
1995 “multiple constantinople”, galerie constantinople, queanbeyan, australia
“new directions”, hoffman gallery, oregon school of arts and crafts
“civic innovations”, henry p. bridge gallery, los angeles city hall and ucla third street gallery, los angeles, ca
1993 “when push comes to shove”, randolph street gallery, chicago, il

academic/lectures
present school of the art institute of chicago, assistant professor, department of fiber and material studies
2001/02 mit, full time visiting artist, visual arts program, cambridge, ma
2002 harvard university, graduate school of design, artist lecture & visiting critic, cambridge, ma-
european study program, i.i.t., artist lecture, paris, france
rome program, university of illinois at chicago, school of architecture, visiting critic, rome,
university of illinois at chicago, department of art and architecture, artist lecture, chicago, il
school at the museum of fine arts, artist lecture, boston ma
cranbrook academy of art, artist lecture, bloomfield hills, mi
1998/01 school of the art institute of chicago, full time visiting artist, department of fiber and material studies
2001 archeworks, artist lecture, chicago, il
european study program, i.i.t., artist lecture, paris, france
alfred university, artist lecture, alfred, ny
caa panelist, fields and fabrics, urban habitation in an interdisciplinary environment, chicago
sheridan college, visiting instructor, oakville, ontario, canada
2000 the art institute of chicago, metropolis lecture series
concordia university, artist lecture, montreal quebec
chicago architecture club, artist lecture, chicago, il
1998 savannah college of art and design, artist lecture, savannah, georgia
1998 washington university, artist lecture, saint louis, missouri
little city foundation, instructor for adults with developmental disabilities, barrington, il
1997 washington state university, artist in residence, pullman washington
university of idaho, artist in residence, moscow, idaho
1997/98 gallery 37, city of chicago, youth internship program, chicago, il
1996 northern illinois university, artist lecture, dekalb, il
1995 columbia college, artist lecture, chicago, il
1992/93 parsons school of design, adjunct instructor, product/textile department, new york, ny

publications
2004 brunetti, john, “administrative bunker + rook”, dialogue, march/april 2004
ciezadlo, janina, “critic’s choice”, chicago reader, 2/13/04
2003 keller, julia, “war show seeks to incite thought”, chicago tribune, 2/9/03
heiggelke, brian, “when hawks cry, art what is it good for?”, new city, 3/26/03
moreno, shonquis, “paper architects”, metropolis, june, 2003
2002 gardner, virginia, children’s advocacy center, dwell, february, 2002
fiedelholtz, sarah, “chicago makes a public statement on art”, chicago sun times, 8/11/02
“best of public art”, art in america, august 2002
“reproduction and production”, thresholds 24, mit journal of architecture and culture, 2002
2001 lewis, julia, “quality of light:, interior design, january, 2001
2000 “positions in architecture”, the chicago architecture journal 9, 200o
cassidy, victor, “prairie smoke”, artnet, 2000
rosenfeld, kathryn, “gallery 400”, dialogue, may/june, 2000
“architecture research office”, a+u, 00:06, #357
1999 camper, fred, “dysfunctional home”, reader, 2/19/1999
weins, ann, “dysfunctional home”, new city, 1/ 28/1999
1998 conn, bobby, “the art reviewer”, lumpen times, august, 1998
estep, jan, “architectural targets,” new art examiner, june, 1998
briggs, patricia, “material/immaterial, the soap factory”, new art examiner, march, 1998

awards/fellowships
2003 j.m. kohler arts in industry residency, kohler wi
2001 creative capital foundation
1999 illinois arts council, fellowship
1997 franconia sculpture park grant, jerome foundation, minnesota
1997 chicago artist assistance program
1994 chicago artist assistance program
kosciusko foundation grant, new york, ny

collections
cooper-hewitt national design museum, smithsonian institute, new york, il
national gallery of australia