Selected Curriculum Vitae


 




Jessica Kronika


 www.flyngypsyarts.com


 


Practicing Artist:



  • Traditional Printmaking, Digital Photography, Installation and Metal Sculpture      2006- Present

  • Limited Edition prints, postcards, and Greeting Cards                                                 1998-Present Limited Edition poetry chapbooks of orginal works, two volumes                                           1999-Present

  • Custom onsite Murals, Faux finish and Trompe D’oeil                                                1996-Present

  • Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic, and Mixed media Fine Art                                                               1994-Present


Artistic Consulting:



  • Fly’n Gypsy Arts & Graphics – Illinois & Oregon                                                             1994-Present

  •   View sample works at www.flyngypsyarts.com

  • Annual Halloween Art Exhibit – Chicago, IL, Executive Director                                    1999-2005

  • Community Arts Council – Kankakee, IL , Membership Coordinator, Vice President            2004-2005

  • Gretchen Charlton Gallery – Kankakee, IL, Board Secretary                                                   2003-2005

  • Bubotto Centre for the Arts – Dundee, IL,  Art Consultant                                                2000-2001

  • Deiber Fine Art Gallery – Lombard, IL, Art Consultant                                                              1999-2000


Selected Exhibits:


Open Studios, Fly’n Gypsy Arts, Oak Park, IL (June to Present)                                    2008


Darkest Star, Framing Mode & Gallery, Chicago, IL                                                            2008


Collage, Columbia College Chicago, IL                                                                        2007


  • Solo Exhibit of New Works, Moon Monkey Coffee Company, Bradley, IL                               2007

  • Fra Angelico Spiritual Art Competition, Hinsdale, IL, Honorable Mention                        2006


    Arts & Riverwoods Exhibit and House walk, Riverwoods, IL                                                  2005


    The 12th House, Kankakee, IL, Artist in Residence                                                              2004-2005


    Photography Show, Gretchen Charlton Gallery – Kankakee, IL                                    2004, 2005


    Fall Invitational, Gretchen Charlton Gallery – Kankakee, IL                                                   2003, 2004


    • Valley Art League Juried Art Show, Governor Small Museum – Kankakee, IL                         2001


    • Windy City Arts Kite Walk, Bailwick Arts Center- Chicago, IL                                                  2001


    Midsummer Member Show, Barrington Area Arts Council – Barrington, IL                              2000


    • Adam & Eve Exhibit, Peter Jones Gallery – Chicago, IL                                                   2000


    • Annual Halloween Art Exhibit – Chicago, IL                                                                             1999-2005


    • Yellow Group Exhibit, McCoy Gallery – Portland, OR                                                                 1997


    Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest, Honorable Mention                                                1993


    Teaching:


    • Private Art Instructor, Private lessons, Youth and Adult Workshops                                                            1997-2006


    • Bourbonnais Township Park District – Bourbonnais, IL                                                 2003-2005


    • Bubotto Centre for the Arts – Dundee, IL                                                                         2000-2001


     Custom Framing, Conservation, Restoration:


    The Center for Book and Paper Arts – Chicago, IL                                                            2008 – Present


    Framing Mode & Gallery – Chicago, IL                                                                        2006-2008


    Deck The Walls – Dundee, IL                                                                                     1999


    • Chrisman Picture Frame – Portland & Hillsboro, OR                                                             1997-1998


    • Benoit Custom Framing – Bradley, IL                                                                         1995-1996


    Education:


    • Columbia College Chicago- Chicago, IL –Bachelors In Fine Arts; Minor in Arts Mgmt.            2006-(May 2009)


    Governors State University- University Park, IL- Bachelors in Studio Arts           2006


    • Kankakee Community College – Kankakee, IL -Associates in Fine Arts                                    2005


    • Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR -Non-degree Studies                                     1997


    • Illinois State University – Normal-Bloomington, IL -ISSA                                                 1994


    References:



    • Marci Rubin            Employer, Framing Mode & Gallery                        312-566-0027

    • Greg Weiss            Supervisor, Center for Book & Paper Arts        weiss.gre@gmail.com

    • Carol Johnson            Collaborator, Professional Artist                             847-353-9558


    Select Collections:



    • Kankakee Community College Art Wing, IL- mixed media on paper

    • Governors State University, University Park, IL-natural materials installation “De Mater” 2005

    • Private Collections: IL, WI, MI, FL, OR, CA, AZ, NV, LA, MO, IN