Professor - Concordia University, River Forest, IL

Professor of Art (tenured), 2002 to present

Range of courses regularly taught: two-dimensional basic studio design, drawing, printmaking I & II, painting I & II, professional strategies in art, women in art, introduction to art, and independent studies for advanced and honor’s students.

Spent five weeks in NYC on sabbatical leave during Spring 2014 to pursue new dimensions in her own artwork and pedagogy.

Academic advisor to art majors and minors.

Participation in the Women and Gender Studies Program.

Participation in the Striving to Overcome Prejudice (S.T.O.P.) program, including coordination of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. School Celebration Day.

Participation in the Women’s History Month programs and the Latino History Month programs, and various diversity trainings.

Committee Service to the University, 2002 to present

Faculty Senate; College of Arts and Sciences Policies; Faculty Growth and Development; University Policies; Advisor Peer Review Council; Faculty Welfare; Fine and Performing Arts Building and Campaign; Student and Community Leadership Awards Committee; Academic Faculty Searches (History, Art, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences).

Faculty Representative to the Board of the University's Foundation, 2008 to 2014

Director, Ferguson Art Gallery, 2002 to present

Responsible for artist selection, curating and technical work involved in mounting exhibitions of six professional visiting artists per year. Co-curate two additional shows each year - for art students and for graduating art majors. Mount triennial art faculty exhibition. Coordinate all gallery artists’ talks, demonstrations and workshops

Curator, University’s Permanent Art Collection, 2002 to 2006

Made artistic decisions involving placement, and oversaw the appraisal, upkeep and housing of over 250 works of art in the University’s permanent art collection


Works on paper – prints (intaglio, relief, monotype), drawings and mixed media

Please see separate exhibition record

My Education

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
M.F.A., 1981, Printmaking (minor in Art History)

Studied under: Malcolm Myers, Karl Bethke and Jerald Krepps

Named “Most Outstanding T.A.” in Studio Arts

Carthage College, Kenosha, WI
B.A. (cum Laude, and Honors in Art), 1978, Majors in Art and in Religion

Leadership Award, 1978 (awarded to the most outstanding student leader of the graduating class)

Arts Educator

Mocek Art Studio, 1989 to present

Speaking engagements on artistic expression and on the business of being an artist

Juror, curator, and private instruction and workshops at Greektown area art studio, 1989 to 2002

Chicago Artists’ Coalition, Chicago, 1985 to 2002

Numerous speaking engagements on various aspects of the business of art, including at Columbia College through the Arts and Urban Policy program, the Chicago Bar Association, the American Academy of Art (Chicago), the Des Moines (Iowa) Public Schools/Continuing Education, and the Rock Island (Illinois) Public Schools on behalf of the Illinois Arts Council

Workshop engagements for the Chicago Public School System’s high school art teachers on the business of art, finding business resources and survival techniques

Gallery 37/After School Program of the City’s Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, 1996

In affiliation with Anchor Graphics

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Summer 1996

Substitute Instructor - drawing

(State of) Illinois Artisans Programs, Chicago, 1992

Demonstrator - prints and mixed media print collage

Paper Press, Chicago, 1989 to 1992 (this organization is now Columbia College’s Department of Book and Paper Arts)

Instructor of Art - monoprint, relief, intaglio and silkscreen courses

Evanston Art Center, Evanston, 1985 to 1994

Instructor of Art - beginning and advanced silkscreen, relief and intaglio courses

Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, 1985 to 1987

Instructor of Art - drawing, two-dimensional design, relief (linoleum/wood) and studio arts introduction courses

College of Saint Teresa, Winona, MN, 1981 to 1984

Assistant Professor, tenure-track - all print media courses, drawing, painting, two-dimensional design, introduction to studio art, composition, color theory, art appreciation and art history survey courses; also taught off-campus elective art classes to nursing majors

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1978 to 1981

Teaching Assistant, Printmaking Department - all intaglio and relief courses (taught a total of 60 credit hours)

Co-developed new relief printmaking program

Co-built new relief studio

Arts Employment and Advocacy

Chicago Artists' Coalition, Chicago - The preeminent not-for-profit service, education and advocacy organization in the Midwest for artists in the visual arts

Director, Chicago Art Open, 1998 to 2002: created the concept and supervise all logistics of the country’s largest annual non-juried art exhibition under one roof, showing the work of 300 student, emerging, mid-career and prominent Chicago artists in an 18,000 square-foot gallery

Member, Advisory Board, 2002 to present

Membership Director, 1998 to 2002: coordinate all members’ needs and services; liaison to the Board and several committees; maintain 2,300-member database; represent the organization publicly

Chairperson of the Board of Directors, 1992 to 1996

Officer, 1985 to 1998 (including Secretary, Treasurer, and Director of Development)

Member, Board of Directors, 1985 to 1998

Skyline Art Studios, Inc., Chicago, 1998 to 2005

President of company that owned, leased out and managed 14 fine art studios

Editorial Cartoonist, for a Chicago community newspaper, 2001 to present

Paper Press, Chicago - non-profit school, gallery and studio for papermaking and related media (this organization is now Columbia College’s Department of Book and Paper Arts)

Member, Board of Directors, 1989 to 1992

Chicago Center for the Print/Hunt-Wulkowicz Graphics, Chicago, 1987 to 1989

Gallery Director, representing over 140 printmakers, jurying and organizing regular shows, and managing retail operations, advertising and public relations

Sales Representative, managing wholesale distribution of Susan Hunt-Wulkowicz prints to over 100 galleries nationwide

Arts Jurying and Consulting

"Gateway to Imagination: A National Juried Art Competition," The Farmington Museum of the City of Farmington, NM, 2016

Self- Employment for the Arts (SEA) College Art Competition, Lisle, IL, 2015

Panel Moderator for “Water: A Universal Human Right or Commodity?" Panel Discussion, College Art Association National Conference/Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art, Chicago, 2014

Panel participants: Indira Johnson, Artist and Curator, Liz Dodson, Video Artist and Curator and Debra Shore, City of Chicago Water Reclamation Commissioner

Oak Park Art League Member’s Show, Oak Park, IL, 2013 & 2012

West Suburban Artist’s Guild Exhibition, Triton College, River Grove, Il, 2013

Old Town Art Fair, Old Town Triangle Association Chicago, 2012

Naperville Riverwalk Fine Arts Fair, Naperville, IL, 2007

57th Street Art Fair Hyde Park, Chicago, 2007

All-City Chicago Public High School Arts Competition, Chicago, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

The Gallery at the Fine Arts Building, Chicago, 2005

Lewis University External Program Review of the Department of Art and Design, Joliet, Illinois, 2004

Old Town Art Fair, Old Town Triangle Association Chicago, 2003

Wells Street Art Fair, Chicago, 2000, 2002

Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP Grants), Chicago, 1995-1996, 1999-2001 (Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs)

(State of) Illinois Artisans Programs, Chicago, 1992, 1997

Polish Arts Club Annual Exhibition, Chicago, 1992, 1997, 1999

New Eastside Art Works Fair, Chicago, 1997

Wells Street Art Fair, Chicago, 1995, 1997

National Small Works Exhibition, An Art Place Gallery, Chicago, 1996

“Chicago United” Art Contest, Cluster Initiative Schools, Chicago, 1994

Fine Art Fair, Homewood-Flossmoor, IL, 1994

Marwen Foundation Arts Awards, 1992

Youth Communication Publications, Chicago, 1991, 1992 (public high school art exhibition at Chicago Cultural Center)

Evanston YMCA Young Artists Exhibition, Evanston, IL, 1989

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