Chuck Jones • 2267 N. Kedzie #1 Chicago, IL 60647 • 773.862.2052 • email@example.com
MFA School of Art and Design, University of Illinois at Chicago
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BA (Studio Arts/ European History), Connecticut College, New London, CT
Instructor, Research Studio, First Year Program School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Spring 2005, Fall 2007— May 2010
This is a twice a week, three hour, evening seminar where the goal was to develop a rigorous approach to pushing artistic decisions out of aesthetically and emotionally safe territory. Through short collaborative in-class assignments and longer solo assignments so completed outside of class, students develop an understanding of how calculated risk taking and cultivating a symbiotic relationship with failure could replace the bad habits of lazy decision making and fearful treading, in order to push work in a better direction.
Adjunct Faculty, Core Studies, First Year Program School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Fall 2004, 2005, Fall 2006—Spring 2007,
While working as a part of team of four faculty (later three), I developed and taught a multi-disciplinary foundations course for 65 (later 45) students. This 6 hour class meets twice a week, with all students working on the same assignment simultaneously. As part of a complete overhaul of SAIC's First Year Program, our team started meetings in December 2003. Our plan has been to introduce the students to a wide variety of artistic practices, materials and methods of creating art work in order to shake them out previously held limits. I have designed and presented demonstrations and lectures for large scale drawing, a variety of mold making techniques, quick fabrication, performance, observational strategies, audio and video production and editing, Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Imovie and audacity. In later iterations of this course, we split the groups into 3 rotations of study. In the Fall of 2005, I specialized in 3 dimensional work, and in 06-07, I focused on Time Based work.
Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Fine Arts Indiana University, Bloomington
Fall 2003—Spring 2004
I taught 4 Digital Art courses and one 3D Foundations courses. I also developed and taught a lecture course for up to 60 students, "Digital Imaging for Non-Majors," which covered Adobe Photoshop for an entire semester. Concurrently, I taught similar course for majors that also covered HTML and Macromedia Director.
Instructor, Sculpture Program, Intro to Sculpture School of the Art Institute of Chicago
I was responsible for teaching basic artistic and sculptural skills and concepts, with a focus on developing a rigorous approach to responsible artistic decision-making.
Instructor, 3D Design First Year Program School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Fall 2000—Spring 2003
I was responsible for teaching basic 3D skills and techniques. While main goals included fostering 3 dimensional thinking, conceptual integrity, and sound building practices, the class also focused on maintaining an overall thematic game plan.
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Art Barat College of DePaul University
Fall 2000—Spring 2003
I was responsible for teaching all (5) of Barat's Digital Art and Design Courses, including the development of a Computer Art Certificate Program. I wrote the full curriculum and syllabi for each class and advised advanced students individually. Classes include:
•Electronic Toolbox (Photoshop, Illustrator, Strata 3D)
•Computer Applications in Art (Changed each Quarter)
•Intro to Computer Art (Photoshop, Illustrator)
•Intro to Graphic Design (Quark)
•Multimedia Art (Adobe Premiere, Flash)
•Advanced Graphic Design (Various)
•Web Design (Dreamweaver, Flash) Fall 2001
Instructor, First Year Program Woodshop School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Fall 1997—Spring 2000
I was responsible for one on one basic skills instruction and problem solving with over 180 first year 3-D students a semester. My main goals included fostering 3 dimensional thinking, conceptual integrity, and sound building practices. In addition, I supervised teaching-assistant staff, maintaining equipment, and enforcing safety regulations
Instructor, Early College Program School of the Art Institute of Chicago
I taught twelve high school students casting and carving techniques on a college level. I created the syllabus and curriculum, for the class, which ran consecutively for 10 days
Lead Teacher/Artist Gallery 37, Chicago
I instructed and managed 25 students (apprentice artists) in an after school jobs art program for youth in a Chicago public high school. With a co-teacher I developed a collaborative project, building a Pop Art sculpture of their school. We instructed students on both tools and materials and in relevant Art History, plus managed payroll and other business aspects of the project.
Instructor, Introduction to Drawing School of Art and Design, University of Illinois at Chicago
In my first teaching experience I was responsible for teaching basic drawing skills to 25-30 first-year art students. I wrote the syllabus, taught 3 hour classes twice a week including critiques, arranged for models and purchased materials.
Exhibit Preparator Chicago Children's Museum
July 2006 — June 2010
Responsible for building and maintaining exhibits in a 56,000 square foot museum for children. This included budgeting, ordering materials and services, fabrication, painting, and design.
Chuck Jones' Selected Exhibitions
Gravity and its Friends, Spiderbug (video festival), Chicago, IL (Curated by Catie Olson)
Exhibition 10, Fuse Works, Brooklyn, NY, (Curated by Ethan Crenson)
Exhibition 09, Fuse Works, Brooklyn, NY, (Curated by Ethan Crenson)
Flunking Calculus, Spiderbug (video festival), Chicago, IL (Curated by Catie Olson)
Exhibition 08, Fuse Works, Brooklyn, NY, (Curated by Ethan Crenson)
The PH Show, Spiderbug (a video festival in various locations), Chicago, IL (Curated by Catie Olson)
COMA#9, California Occidental Museum of Art (COMA), Chicago, IL (Curated by Erik Brown and Annika Seitz)
Multiples and Editions, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (Curated by Ethan Crenson)
Writers Block Party (radio Show), WBEZ 91.5 FM (curated by Amy Krouse Rosenthal) COMA#1,
California Occidental Museum of Art (COMA), Chicago, IL (Curated by Erik Brown and Annika Seitz)
Takeover, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL (Curated by Alison Peters)
Voiceovers, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA (Curated by Karl Erikson)
Dang It Feels Good to Be a Gangsterer, Your Art Here, Indianapolis, IN (Collaboration with Dana Sperry)
Fine Words, Butter, No Cabbage, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL (Curated by Anthony Elms)
Big Survival Mechanism Give Away (for Whitewalls), Art Chicago 2004, Chicago, IL
Apartment Series #3, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA (Curated by Jeremy Boyle)
Now Showing, SOFA Gallery, Bloomington, Indiana
Tune In Turn On Get Out and Stay Out, Dogmatic, Chicago, IL (Curated by Erik Brown)
Masterminds, Boom, Oak Park, Illinois (Curated by Rebecca Morris)
The Realm of The Lair, Joymore, Chicago, IL (Curated by Ben Stone and Seibren Vierstieg)
Biennial Faculty Show, Barat College, Lake Forest, IL
Compound Fracture, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL (Curated by Erik Brown)
Six, Traumaspace, Chicago, IL (In collaboration with Stephanie Brooks)
Biennial Faculty Show, Barat College, Lake Forest, IL
Boxed Set, Bodybuilder and Sportsman, Chicago, IL (Solo)
Klop-Klop Nanny Goat, Eric's Desk, Philadelphia PA (Curated by Stephanie Brooks)
Live With It, 1228 N. Greenview, Chicago, IL (Curated by Eliot Joslin)
The Harry Carey Show, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX (Video Curated by Hamza Walker)
The Art of Furniture, Bodybuilder and Sportsman, Chicago (Curated by Tim Brower)
Overcoat: Mobile exhibition of art in a coat: various locations, Chicago, IL (Curated by Jesse Bercowitz)
Wholesome Goodness, Anytime, Anywhere, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL (Co-Curated)
A-OK, Mari's Apartment, Chicago. (Curated by Mari Eastman and Amy Wheeler)
The Bunny Show: The New Logomorphy, (Co-Curated) Base Space, Chicago
Selected Reviews and Articles
Elms, Anthony, interReview.org, "As a Clarification and 'Not So Much as an Apology'", http://www.interreview.org/01/01elms.html
Purcell, Greg, Cakewalk, "A Mostly Unedited Conversation with Chuck Jones About Some of the Things That He Does (with singing)", Winter 2003, pp. 22-28
Speh, Scott, Bridge Magazine Online, "The Realm of the Lair"
Karl Erickson, Artnet.com, "Chicago Five" http://www.artnet.com/magazine/features/erickson/erickson8-18-00.asp
Purcell, Greg, New Art Examiner, "Boxed Set", June 1999, pp. 42 Bulka, Michael, New Art Examiner, "A-OK", December-January 1996-97, pp. 35-36
Bulka, Michael, New Art Examiner, "Wanna Buy Some Art?", July-August 1997, pp. 22-27
Bill Stamets, New Art Examiner, "Cheap Art", March 1995, pp. 40
Grants and Awards
Illinois Arts Council Grant 1999
CD Artwork and Design for Three Projects for Dave Pavkovic
Toe, Variant, 2000, Truckstop Records (www.truckstoprecords.com)
Toe, Toe 2000, 1998 Truckstop Records (www.truckstoprecords.com)
Tricolor, Mirth + Feckless, 1999, Atavistic Records (www.atavistic.com)
Stephanie Brooks: Tabs, 1999, basswood multiples, (www.stephaniebrooks.com)
Paul Dickinson: Dontien Subwoofer, 2001, audio sculpture (www.goshyes.com) Chakra Subwoofers, 2002, audio installation (www.goshyes.com)
Ben Stone: Radioland, 2002, Adobe After Effects and Protools Mastering
Animation and Video Design
Balliwick Repertory: Now Then Again by Penny Penniston, 2000
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids , Iowa
Professor, Contemporary Practices, S.A.I.C.
Director of Career Development, S.A.I.C.
Professor, Fiber and Material Studies, S.A.I.C.
|Helen Maria Nugent
Professor, AIADO, S.A.I.C.
Art Division, Pasadena City College
|Adjunct Associate Professor, Sculpture, S.A.I.C.