Studio/Contact Info

Brutchinart Studio, 120 Center Dr., Gilberts, IL (near Hwy 90 and Hwy 72)
Email: brutchin@mc.net
Website: www.brutchinart.com

Selected Solo Exhibitions 1989-Present

2015 CSI: Themes in Contemporary Sculpture, Foster Gallery, Hass Fine Arts Center, University of Wisconsin-Eau, WI 2015
Vicinity Show 2015, Norris culture Center, St. Charles, IL 2015
Clayworkers Guild Members Exhibition, Northern Area Art Council, Old Courthouse Art Center, Woodstock, IL 2015
2009 An On-going Dialogue, Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, (scroll drawings and clay reliefs),
Crystal Lake, IL
2003 Brutchin Sculptures and Drawings, The Illinois Inst. Of Art, Sculptures and Drawings, Ruth Ray Memorial Gallery, Schaumburg, IL
2001 Danada Sculpture Garden, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, IL
2001 Sculpture Exhibition, Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, Dole Mansion, Crystal Lake, IL
2001 Meditation Garden-Installation, Indiana Univ. at South Bend, IN
2000 Sculpture and Works on Paper, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH
1989 From Darkness Into Light, Carnegie Arts Center, Covington, KY

Selected Outdoor Public Sculpture Exhibitions 2001-Present

2014 Sculpture in the Park, Mount. St. Mary Park, Juried Exhibition, St. Charles, IL
2013 Riverside Fine Arts Weekend/RAW, Best of Show, Guthrie Park, Riverside, IL
2011 DuPage Invitational Sculpture & 3D Art Show, Award: 2nd Place, Lombard, IL
2010 Sculpture in the Park, Mt. St. Mary Park, Juried, St. Charles, IL, (also 2001, 2007, 2008)
2001 Danada Sculpture Garden Exhibition, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions 2004-Present

2014 Brush with Nature, Emily Oaks Nature Center, Anatomically Correct, Skokie, IL
2014 Vicinity 2014, Norris Culture Center, Juried Exhibition, St. Charles, IL
2014 13th Annual Clayworkers Guild of Illinois Exhibition, Old Courthouse Arts Ctr, Woodstock, IL Award: Best Sculpture
2014 The Next Wave/Art Salon, The Haight Bldg, Elgin, IL
2013 LIVE DRAW, Division St Drawing Guild, Martini Bar, Elgin, IL
2013 RAW, Riverside Arts Weekend/Invitational, Award Best of Show, Guthrie Park, Riverside, IL
2013 High Bridge-Invitational Art Exhibition, Korean Cultural Center of Chicago, Wheeling, IL
2013 Women’s Works, an International Fine Arts Juried Exhibition, The Old Court House Arts Center in Woodstock, IL
2013 12th Annual Clayworkers Guild of Illinois Exhibition, Old Courthouse Arts Ctr, Woodstock, IL
2012 ECC Faculty Art Exhibition, Safety-Kleen Gallery One, Elgin Community College Arts Center, Elgin, IL
2012 Next Wave/Art Salon, Juried, Elgin, IL
2011 Backstory, 27th Annual Exhibition, Workshop for Contemporary Artists, (Guest Artist)
2011 Drawings, Old Courthouse Art Center, Woodstock, IL
2011 The Next Wave/Art Salon, Juried, Elgin, IL
2011 Lombard Sculpture Invitational, Award: 2nd Place, Lombard, IL
2010 Women’s Works, 24th Annual Fine Art Exhibition, Juried, Old Courthouse Art Center, Woodstock, IL
2011 Members Exhibition, Northwest Area Art Council (NAAC), Dole Mansion/Sage Gallery, Crystal Lake, IL, (also in 2001, 2004)
2010 Sculpture in the Park, Mount. St. Mary Park, Juried Exhibition, St. Charles, IL (also 2001, 2007)
2009 Faculty Exhibition, Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg, Ruth Ray Memorial Gallery, Schaumburg, IL (also 2001, 2004, 2006)
2009 Valley Art Club Drawing Group Exhibition, Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, Crystal Lake, IL
2007 The Annual Soiree/Invitational, Jim Roden Gallery, Ridgefield, IL, (also 2004, 2006)
2006 Annual Faculty Art Exhibition, Ruth Ray Memorial Art Gallery, Ill Inst. of Art, Schaumburg, IL
2006 Art in the Raw II, Group Exhibition, Sponsored by Cultural Arts Commission, Division Street Drawing Guild, Elgin, IL
2006 Sculpture Exhibition, Hoffman Estates Village Hall Municipal Gallery, Schaumburg, IL
2005 Algonquin Art Walk, Village of Algonquin, Bella Vita Location, Algonquin, IL
2004 Chicago Art Open- 7th Annual, National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, Chicago, IL
2004 Real People, juried, Old Courthouse Art Center, Woodstock, IL
2003 From the Ground Up, The Gallery of Lane Allen Architects, Batavia, IL
2002 Strictly Sculpture, Mars Gallery, Invitational, Chicago, IL
2002 September 11, 2001 Exhibition, The Chicago Athenaeum at Schaumburg, IL
2001 Alumni Exhibition Competitive, Ulrich Museum of Art, Received Joan S. Baron Award, Wichita, KS
2001 Women’s Works, Juried exhibition, Old Court House Arts Center, Chicago, IL
2001 Midwestern Sculpture Exhibition, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
1993 Rural Artists, Boyd Museum of Art, Juried Exhibition, Wilmington, OH
1990 New view 90 Regional Exhibition, C.A.G.E. Lexington, KY

Memberships

Education

Master of Fine Arts, University of Cincinnati, OH
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Wichita State University, KS

Extras

I am inspired by natures’ form and shape.
The papers I choose to work on for my drawings are usually rice papers for their translucent quality as well as painting with a variety of inks for their brilliant colors.
My sculptures are created using terracotta clay, resin and bronze.

Teaching Experience

2001-Present.
Brutchinart Studio Instructor, Sculpture and Drawing. Gilberts, IL
Manager/Owner, Sculpture & Drawing Production, Commissions and Instruction.
Workshops and classes in Drawing and Sculpture.

SP2012-Present.
Adjunct Instructor, Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL,
Courses taught: Sculpture I, II, Drawing Fundamentals, Draw II and Life Drawing

2009-2012
Adjunct Instructor, Westwood College, DuPage/O’hare campuses, IL,
Design Fundamentals, Draw Fundamentals, Life Draw, Adv Draw, Storyboarding. Responsibilities: curriculum development, preparing lesson plans, rubrics, handouts, attendance/grades, departmental meetings.

1999-2009
Instructor/Professor, Illinois Inst. of Art, Schaumburg, IL
Courses taught: 3D/Design/Sculpture, Drawing Fund, Design Draw, Beginning and Advanced Figure Drawing, Illustration, Design, Color theory, and Concept Drawing for Animation for Game Art majors.

1999
Instructor of Sculpture, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH
Life Sculpture class including: Kiln firing, Mold making and Patinas

1994-1999
Assistant Professor/Lead Instructor/Coordinator, Clark State Com. College, Springfield, OH,
Instruction in: Fine Arts and Design Classes including Portfolio Presentation

1993-1994
Adjunct Instructor, Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, OH
Design I, II, and Art Appreciation

1998
Adjunct Instructor, University of Cincinnati, OH
Taught Beginning and Intermediate Life Drawing classes