REBECCA MIR GRADY

Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

EDUCATION

2010        MFA, Studio Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL,

2004        BFA, Ceramics and Sculpture, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE             

2013-Present            Owner/Designer, Rebecca Mir Grady Jewelry, Chicago, IL.

2014-2016               Studio Manager, Sarah McGuire Studio, Chicago, IL (managed studio operations and equipment).

2010-2014               Studio Coordinator, Sarah McGuire Studio, Chicago, IL (metal fabrication and studio upkeep).

2009-2010               Instructor of Record, Drawing 1, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL.

2009                          Teaching Assistant, Art + Ecology, Advanced Sculpture, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL.

2006-2008               Instructor, The Comic Book Project, After School Matters, Chicago, IL.

2005-2006               Instructor, TeenREACH, summer arts curriculum, Chinese American Service League, Chicago, IL.

2005-2006               Instructor, The Clay Mobile, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.

2005                          Administrative Assistant, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.

2003-2005               Instructor and Program Coordinator, Artists and Children Create Together, Chicago, IL.

 

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS            

2018                          Visiting Artist, University of New Mexico, Wilderness Studio, Northern New Mexico.

2017                          Artist Lecture, University of Montana, Bozeman, MT.

2017                          Visiting Artist, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.

2014                          Guest Lecturer, Writing Department, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL.

2013                          Guest Lecturer, Writing Department, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL.

2012                          Guest Lecturer, Dorchester Projects, Chicago, IL.                                                                         

2011                          Guest Instructor, Printmaking, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL. 

 

HONORS / SCHOLARSHIPS / RESIDENCIES

2018                          Pocoapoco, Creative Research Residency, Oaxaca, Mexico 

2017                          Silver Streak, Artist Residency, Bozeman, MT.

2016                          Pocoapoco, Creative Research Residency, Oaxaca, Mexico.

2014                          The Artist Colony, Artist Residency, Jämtland, Sweden.

2013                          Island Residency, Artist Residency, Upper Peninsula, MI.

2010                          ACRE, Artist Residency, Stueben, WI.

2009                          Harold Arts, Artist Residency, Jeffers Tree Farm, OH.

2009                          Critical Fierceness Award, ChancesDances, Chicago, IL.

2008                          Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs, IL.

2008-2009               Board of Trustees Tuition Waiver and Navona/KRP Scholarship, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL

2007                          Art Shanty Project Grant, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN.

2007                          Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs, IL.

2006                          Everyone’s Art Car Parade Travel Assistance Award, The Orange Show, Houston, TX.

2005                          Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs, IL.

2000-2004               Academic Merit Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL.

                                    

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, SCREENINGS, + PERFORMANCES

2018                          Taos Art Insurgency: The New Protagonists, Greg Moon Gallery, Taos, NM.

2018                          Santa Fe Zine Fest, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM.

2016                          Loop – a Video Marathon, Supermarket Art, Stockholm, Sweden.

2015                          Loop – a Video Marathon, Galleri CC, Malmö, Sweden.

2015                          Making Chances, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL (catalogue).        

2014                          Superheroines, werkspace, Chicago, IL.

2014                          Isolated Fictions: A Reenactment, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL.

2014                          Boundaries, Collapse, Lula Café Walls, Chicago, IL.

2014                          Turtle Salon in the Forest, Sällbacken in Duved, Jämtland, Sweden.

2014                          Chicago Small Publishers Book Fair, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.

2014                          Ghost Nature, La Box, Bourges, France and Gallery 400, Chicago, IL, curated by Caroline Picard, (catalogue).

2013-2016               Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, Center on Halsted, Chicago, IL.

2013-2014               Chicago Zine Fest, Columbia College, Chicago, IL.

2013                          Romancing the Tone, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA.

2013                          My life is an open book, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2012                          Romancing the Tone, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA.

2012                          All Good Things Become Wild And Free, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI (curated by Danny Orendorff) (collaboration with Aay Preston-Myint and Charles Vinz).

2012                          SWWMYOSBL, Happy Collaborations and Chicago Expo, Chicago, IL. 

2012                          Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, Columbia College, Chicago, IL.               

2012                          Field Static, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL, (curated by Caroline Picard + Devin King), (catalogue)

2012                          Beginning, Prosjektrom Normanns, Ølhallen, Stavanger, Norway (curated by Margrethe Aanestad)

2012                          Chicago Zine Fest, Columbia College, Chicago, IL.

2012                          Arte No Es Fácil, Links Hall, Chicago, IL, (curated by Dan Paz and Marilyn Volkman) (catalogue)

2012                          I’m … Here To Make Friends, Happy Collaborationists, Chicago, IL (collaboration with Aay Preston-Myint and Charles Vinz).

2011                          Hornswaggler Collection, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL

2011                          The World as Text, Columbia College, Chicago, IL (curated by Jessica Cochran).

2011                          Chicago Zine Fest, Columbia College, Chicago, IL.

2010                          Solo ExhibitionUncharted Territories, ACRE Projects, Chicago, IL.

2010                          Isolated Fictions, Green Lantern Gallery, Chicago, IL and FluxSpace, Philadelphia, PA (curated by Caroline Picard).

2010                          350 dot org Global Work Silkscreen, He Said She Said, Oak Park, IL, (curated by Pamela Fraser).

2010                          National,University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal, IL, (curated by Adam Farcus).

2010                          UIC MFA GOLD, Next Fair, Chicago, IL.

2010                          UIC MFA Thesis Show, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL. 

2010                          Solo Exhibition, Temporary Allegiance, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL, (curated by Philip von Zweck).

2010                          What Made It Through The Fire, the Nightingale, Chicago, IL.

2009                          Aspect Ratio, Plaines Project, Chicago, IL.

2009                          Isolated Fictions, AS220, Providence, RI, (curated by Caroline Picard).

2009                          The Yield, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL. 

2008                          Collection, Collection, Mess Hall, Chicago, IL. 

2007                          SmartMouth, Hot House, Chicago, IL. 

2007                          NFO/XPO Version Fest 07, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL, (collaboration with Casey Droege).

2007                          Art Shanty Projects, Medicine Lake, Plymouth, MN IL (collaboration with Aay Preston-Myint, Charles Vinz, and Ilana Percher).

2006                          The Perfect Man, All Rise Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2006                          New Cartography, Lobot Gallery, Oakland, CA, (collaboration with Casey Droege).

2006                          NFO/XPO Version Fest 06, Iron Studios, Chicago, IL, (collaboration with Casey Droege).

2005                          Puppet and Doll Show, Reversible Eye, Chicago, IL.

2005                          Spring Break Chicago, Butcher Shop and ArtLedge, Chicago, IL, (curated by Caleb Lyons).

2005                          Solo Exhibition,Crushin’, Diamonds on Archer, Chicago, IL. 

2005                          Everyone’s Art Car Parade, The Orange Show, Houston, TX.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR

“SHE IS RESTLESS vol. 1-15”, Chicago, IL + Santa Fe, NM, 2011-2018.

“Strata”, co-authored with Sonia Grant, Chicago, IL, 2017.

“Vacationland”, Chicago, IL, 2015.

“Big Wave”, Chicago, IL, 2013.

“Apostrophe to the Ocean”, Chicago, IL, 2012.

“In Search of Cold Places”, Chicago, IL, 2011.

“Explorations”, Chicago, IL, 2010.

“Between Mountains and the Sea”, Chicago, IL, 2010.

“I was born to be an explorer”, Chicago, IL, 2008.

“SHIPWRECK”, Chicago, IL, 2007.

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Caroline Picard, “SHE IS RESTLESS: The Artist Books of Rebecca Mir Grady”, Bad At Sports Blog, 08/20/16.

Caroline Picard ed., “Ghost Nature”, La Box and The Green Lantern Press, Chicago, IL, 2014.

Chloe Stagaman, “See Plus: Ghost Nature at Gallery 400”, Heave Media, 02/23/14.

Alicia Eler, “10 Chicago Art Exhibitions to See This Winter”, Hyperallergic, 01/14/14.

Jason Foumberg, “20 Best Shows at Art Galleries in January”, Chicago Magazine, 12/27/13.

Monica Westin, “Portrait of a Designer: Rebecca Mir Grady”, New City Design, 11/19/13.

John Wawrzaszak, “She Does it Herself”, New City Lit, 03/04/13.

Alicia Eler, “A Wild Forest of Queer Aesthetics”, Hyperallergic, 11/06/12.

Devin King and Caroline Picard ed., “Field Static”, Holon Press, Chicago, IL, 2012.

Jeremy Biles, “Review: Field Static: a Catalog Essay”, New City Art, 06/05/12

Erik Peterson ed., “Proof”, Chicago, IL, 2012.

Lori Waxman, “An Alternative Summer Reading List”, Chicago Tribune, 07/13/11.

Caroline Picard, “Lovers are Oceans are Vampire Slayers: an interview with Rebecca Mir”, Bad At Sports Blog,      04/20/11.

Topher McCulloch and Joseph Varisco, ed., “Chicago IRL, vol. 1 Spring”, Chicago, IL, 2011.

Zach Clark, Kara Cochran, Xavier Duran, and Suzanne Mokol, ed., “Composite Issue #1: Tourism”, 2010. 

Caroline Picard ed., “The North Georgia Gazette”, The Green Lantern Press, Chicago, IL, 2009.

Jessica Del Curto, “Superheroes: Class Creates Comic Books Based on Personal Experiences”, Extra, 11/08/07.

Jennifer Brandel, “The Soft Shop/Pimp My Shack/Illcutyou.com/Shanty”, Mule Magazine, #4, 2007.

Jennifer Brandel, “Soft Shop on the Crackling Ice”, 848, Chicago Public Media, 02/08/07.

Cate Levinson, “Static”, Punk Planet Issue #67, May/June 2005.

 

ASSOCIATIONS

2015-Present            Board Treasurer and Business Consultant, The Green Lantern Press, Chicago, IL.                                                    

2014-Present            Member, Ethical Metalsmiths. 

2014-2016               Contributing Writer + Editor, PastFashionFuture, New York, NY.

2014-2016               Member, Windy City Bloggers Collective, Chicago, IL.                                                                                                                 

 

COLLECTIONS

Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection – the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

University of Chicago Library – Special Collections, Chicago, IL.

Center for Book and Paper Arts Artist Book Collection, Columbia College, Chicago, IL.

Hornswaggler Arts Collection, Chicago, IL.