Education


Master of Fine Arts from Illinois State University 2007 With Honors

Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Illinois University (emphasis 2D) 2003

 

Professional Experience


2016 Assistant Professor Digital Media & Design, Eureka College, Eureka, IL

2016 Lecturer in Art, Eureka College, Eureka, IL

2015 to 2016 Instructor Digital Photography, Heartland Community College, Normal, IL

2013 Instructional Assistant Professor Expanded Media, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

2010 Instructional Assistant Professor Jewelry/Metals, Illinois State
University, Normal, IL

2008 Instructional Assistant Professor 3-D Fundamentals, Illinois State
University, Normal, IL

Co Director, Twin Cities Artists Collective, Bloomington/Normal, Il

2007 Studio Assistant, Dan Nardi Sculptor, Normal, IL

Graduate Research Symposium, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

2007 to 2008 Instructor: Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL

2006 to 2008 Instructor: McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL

2006-2007 Teaching Assistant: Visiting Artist Seminar, Illinois State
University, Normal, IL

2006 Graduate Research Symposium, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

2004-2007 Teaching Assistant: in Jewelry/Metals, Illinois State University,
Normal, IL

 

Collaborations


2015 to present “Dark Web” research and production collaboration with Brian Patrick Franklin under the pseudonym SPHERE.

“Currency”, research and production collaboration with Brian Patrick Franklin under the pseudonym SPHERE. Work was exhibited at Stimulus/Response/Affect and was presented during the section Play, Response and Learning for New Media in the Greater Lakes Region SRA Symposium organized by the New Media Caucus and Curated by  Colleen Ludwig and Vagner M. Whitehead.

 Al Grano: Hack & Al Grano: Injection-Infection Balance-Unbalance 2015 ASU Herberger Institute Night Gallery, Tempe, AZ. research and production collaboration with Pat Badani Curated, group exhibition in the context of Balance-Unbalance 2015; international, multidisciplinary convergence of professionals in the arts, the sciences and the humanities aimed to provoke discussion and reflection on how the climate is changing, and what the future might hold.

2014 "Infection by Injection", research and production collaboration with Pat Badani. The work was first shown in the context of Badani's solo exhibition at "Festival Internacional de a Imagen 2014," Universidad de Caldas, Colombia.

“Currency”, research and production collaboration with Brian Patrick Franklin. The work will be first shown at “Blank Arcade”, part of the DIGRA 2014 Conference in Snowbird Utah.

2013 Augmented Reality Research collaborator for the project by Pat Badani “AL GRANO: Crop-Cropping.” In conference project presentation June 11, 2013: Eco-Activism. Pat Badani: “AL GRANO’s Crop-Cropping project and agro-cultural erasures." ISEA 2013 Sydney, Australia.

2012 “DRIP-EX” , research and production collaboration with Melanie Scott Dockery. The work was shown at “I CAN DO THAT”, at Variable Spaces in Chicago Illinois, curated by Jenny Lam.

 

Visiting Artist/ Art Talks/ Workshops


2015 SRA Symposium (Presenter), Oakland University, Rochester, MI

Panel Discussion for Disrupting Bodies, Disrupting Narratives, New Media Caucaus CAA2015, NY, NY.

2014 Panel Discussion for Blank Arcade, Part of the DIGRA 2014 Conference, Snowbird, UT.

2012 Artist lecture TR1 Kunsthalle ,(Tampere Art Museum) Tampere, Finland.

Artist lecture ‪Hämeenkyrö‬ High school, ‪Hämeenkyrö‬, Finland.

2011 Juror Sugar Creek Arts Festival: MCAC Bloomington, IL

2010 Visiting Artist, Kipling Fine Arts School, Chicago, IL.

2009 Artist Lecture, Bloomington Junior High, Bloomington, IL. For IMSA
students.

Juror Spring Bloom Art Festival: Bloomington, IL

Open Studio: I-Park Artist Residency, East Haddam, CT

Artist Lecture: 2+2=5, Nam Clark and Chris Wille, Murray center for the
Arts, Peoria, IL

2008 Scholarship & Recruitment Committee, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

National Portfolio Review, St. Louis, MO

National Portfolio Review, Chicago, IL

Juror 46th Annual Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair: Peoria, IL

Juror Spring Bloom Art Festival: Bloomington, IL

2007 Juror Sugar Creek Arts Festival: Normal, IL

2006-2007 Visiting Artist Committee, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

 

Professional Development


2016 Art Health & Safety Workshop, Jeffery Boshart, Heartland Community College, Normal, IL.

2015 Great Teacher Within Each of Us Retreat, Alerton Park and Conference Center in Monticello, IL.

2014 CAA Conference, Chicago, IL.

2014 DIGRA 2014 Conference, Snowbird, UT.

2012 Open Map Workshop at Invisible City WDC2012, Pixelache, Helsinki, Finland.

2012 GLI.TC/H 2112, Chicago, IL.

2008 Artbotics Summer Instructors Workshop: UMass Lowell and Revolving
Museum, Lowell, MA

 

Grants Residency & Distinction


2014 Most Creative Tech Award, Cincinnati Mini Makers Fair, Cincinnati Museum Complex, Cincinnati, OH.

2013 Semi-Finalist Feed 2013 Biennial, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA.

2012 Arteles, Hämeenkyrö, Finland. Artist Residency.

2010 Association of Icelandic Visual Artists (SÍM) at Seljavegur, Reykjavík,
Iceland. Artist Residency.

2009 I-Park Artist Enclave, East Haddam, CT. Artist Residency.

2007 Merit Award- Emerging Illinois Artist, McLean County Arts Center,
Bloomington, IL.

2005 Honorable Mention-The 4th Cheongju International Craft Competition,
Cheongju, South Korea

2004 Outstanding Senior Award-Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

2003 Talented Student Award-Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

Irene Couchman Buzzard Scholarship-Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

Merit Award Jewelry/Metal- Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

Project Grant- Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

 

Service


2016 Curated Jason Patterson “Sections from Black History & the African American Condition” Burgess Memorial Gallery, Eureka College, Eureka, IL.

Managed website via Wordpress for FPA Division, Eureka College, Eureka, IL.

 

Selected Exhibitions

Solo, Two Person, Performance


2014 Incised, Effaced, Erased, Morton College, Cicero, IL. (Solo)

2012 Apocalypse 2012 : Genesis 2013, Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago, IL. (Opening Night Performance)

2011 (x, y, z), Coffee House Normal, IL. Exhibition and Performance.

Circles Mediated Performance, Cometogetherspace, Bloomington, IL.

2010 Guerrilla Performance of pirate radio work, Various locations Reykjavík, Iceland.

2009 2+2=5, Nam Clark and Chris Wille, Murray center for the Arts, Peoria, IL

2007 domiNATION, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

 

Invitational


2016 micro<MACRO, Artist invitational McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL Curated by Claire Hedden

2014 Chicago Games as Art & Culture, Dittmar Gallery, Evanston IL. Curated by Thomas Rousse

2012 Data, Screens, Machines. Tall Grass Art Association Gallery, Park Forrest, IL Curated:
Joe Pankowski.

CHIP, Google Headquarters Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2011 12 Days of Christmas Uptown Art Walk, Waiting Room Records, Uptown Normal, IL.

ComeTogetherStudios Group Show, The Unicorn, Evanston, IL.

The Traveling Blo-No Sound and Picture Show, The Project Lodge, Madison, WI.
Curated Matt Ericsson, ComeTogetherStudios.

2010 Sex Mínútur, Center for Icelandic Art, Reykjavík, Iceland.

Bloomington artists, The Project Lodge, Madison, WI. Curated Matt Ericsson
ComeTogetherStudios.

All New and Exciting, Artist invitational McLean County Arts Center,
Bloomington, IL Curated by Alison Hatcher

2010 Alumni Spectacular, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

2007 and I am blue…, Artist invitational McLean County Arts Center,
Bloomington, IL Curated by Alison Hatcher

2005 Dorothy's Red Shoes, McLean County Arts Center Artist Invitational,
Bloomington, IL Curated by Alison Hatcher

 

Group Exhibitions


2016 International Makers Faire, New York Hall of Science, New York, NY.

Eschatoliotheca, Northwestern University Department of Art Theory & Practice, Evenston, IL. Curated by Matt Martin

Fear, Slate Arts & Performance, Chicago, IL.

Protest, Slate Arts & Performance, Chicago, IL.

Code/Mix, Women Made Gallery, Chicago, IL.

Blueprints, Romans Susan Gallery & Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center, Chicago, IL.

2015 Stimulus/Response/Affect, Oakland University Gallery, Rochester, MI

Self is a River, Mel Keiser, Nicole White, Chris Wille, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL. Co Curated by Melanie Scott-Dockery & Claire Hedden.

2014 Blank Arcade, Part of the DIGRA 2014 Conference, Snowbird, UT.

2012 Scripts and Systems,Lexington Art League Loudoun House Gallery, Lexington, KY.

I CAN DO THAT, Variable Spaces, Chicago, IL.

Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition, St. Louis Art Guild,
Clayton, MO. Juror Marla Prather.

2011 The Big Show, Cometogetherspace, Bloomington, IL.

12 Days of Christmas Uptown Art Walk, Waiting Room Records, Uptown Normal, IL.

ComeTogetherStudios Group Show, The Unicorn, Evanston, IL.

The Traveling Blo-No Sound and Picture Show, The Project Lodge, Madison, WI.
Curated Matt Ericsson, ComeTogetherStudios.

2009 A Vernacular of Dissent: American Expression and the America of
George W. Bush, Champaign-Urbana Independent Media Center,
Champaign, IL

From the Street: A Community Art Assemblage, McLean County Arts
Center, Bloomington, IL

Social Fabrics: Wearable + Media + Interconnectivity, Leonardo Online
Gallery. URL: http://leonardo.info/gallery/index.html

2008 Social Fabrics: Wearable + Media + Interconnectivity, A Leonardo
event, CAA Conference, Dallas, TX

Anonymous Drawings N°9, Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin,
Germany

9X12, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX

Collabow Show/ Love Kamikaze, ComeTogetherStudios, Bloomington, IL

Uhual Show, Twin Cities Artists Collective Artist Cooperative, Various
Locations Bloomington Normal Area, IL

Public Service Announcement, Twin Cities Artists Collective Artist
Cooperative, Broadview Mansion, Normal, IL

5X7, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL

2007 Exploring Boundaries: Evolutionary Metal, Rochester Institute of
Technology, Rochester, New York

Emerging Illinois Artist, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL

Metal Mania: a glimpse at contemporary alchemy, Transpace Gallery,
Normal, IL

14th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Jasper Arts Center, Jasper, IN

2006 Toys Designed by Artists, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
MFA Biennial, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

2005 The 4th Cheongju International Craft Competition, Cheongju, South
Korea

House/Hearth/Home, Post Picasso, URL: http://www.postpicasso.com

All Student Show, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

2004 Amateur Artist Competition, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL

MFA Biennial, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Jewelry With Purpose, Post Picasso, URL: http://www.postpicasso.com

2003 5th Biennial Regional Crafts Exhibition, John A. Logan College Museum,
Carterville, IL

All Student Show, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

2002 All Student Show, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

 

Publications


2015 Stimulus/Response/Affect, Oakland University Gallery, Rochester, MI

CURRENCY: AN INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS WILLE AND BRIAN PATRICK FRANKLINJames Hodges, http://analoggamestudies.org/2015/01/currency-interview/

2014 On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armor to Amulets, Suzanne Ramljak, Schiffer Publishing, Pennsylvania, PA.

Blank Arcade, Lindsay Grace, Digital Games and Research, Salt Lake City, UT

2012 Gozamos http://gozamos.com/2012/05/interview-jenny-lam-at-i-can-do-that/ 3 May 2012.

Chicagoist. http://chicagoist.com/2012/04/27/last_chance_i_can_do_that_-_art_tha.php 27
April 2012.

WBEZ. http://www.wbez.org/blogs/alison-cuddy/2012-04/weekender-here-help-you-havegood-time-and-change-world-9856627 April 2012.

Gozamos. http://gozamos.com/2012/04/i-can-do-that-interactive-art-show-closingreception/
23 April 2012.

Sixty Inches From Center. http://sixtyinchesfromcenter.org/archive/?p=14680 16 April
2012.

Arts America. http://artsamerica.org/blog/genre/art-museums/no-black-cats-just-artfriday-
t16 April 2012.

Columbia Chronicle. http://columbiachronicle.com/anything-you-can-do%E2%80%A6/ 16
April 2012.

Time Out Chicago. http://www.timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/art-design/15230611/ican-
do-that 12 April 2012.

Chicagoist. http://chicagoist.com/2012/04/05/new_exhibit_i_can_do_that_lets_you.php 5
April 2012.

The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elysabeth-alfano/gotart_
b_1394987.html 4 April 2012.

Fear No ART Chicago. http://fearnoartchicago.com/got-art-4/ 1 April 2012.

2011 HESA Inprint, Man vs Machine - Ihmiset vs Koneet, Issue # 11 December 2011(Cover Image)

2009 Leonardo, Vol. 42, No. 2, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Artists respond to the Bush administration, Mary Russell. The Buzz, May 7.
Champaign, IL

2008 Social Fabrics: Wearable + Media + Interconnectivity Catalog, A
Leonardo event, CAA Conference, Dallas, TX.

2005 The 4th Cheongju International Craft Competition Catalog, Cheongju,
South Korea

Dorothy's Red Shoes, Invitational Exhibition "One of These Days, Bang
Zoom Straight to the Moon" reviewed on NPR Radio Segment. Audio
posted at:
Link

Collections


Arteles Creative Center, Haukijärvi, Finland.

I-Park Artist Enclave, East Haddam, CT.

 

Professional Affiliations


Society of North American Goldsmiths (2004- 2008)

Peoria Art Guild (member 2008)

New Media Caucus (member since 2008)

Twin Cities Artists Collective Artist Cooperative (member since 2008)

Mclean County Arts Center Artist Member (member 2008)

College Arts Association (Member since 2008)

All works Christopher Wille 2004–

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