LIESE A. RICKETTS

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:

  • First Year Certificate, Publications Program, University of Chicago, 1999
  • M.F.A. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1986 - 88
  • M.A. in Media Communications, Governors State University, University Park, IL, 1983 - 85
  • B.A. magna cum laude in Classics, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY, 1966 - 70
  • Stanford University, Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, Rome, Italy, 1968 - 69

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, September, 1988 - 2014, currently Faculty Emeritus
  • Paper Source Chicago, 1992 - 2000, Director of Workshops
  • Designer and Editor of Nota Bene, 1998 - 2003, a University of Chicago professional journal
  • Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts, 1997 - 2000, part-time faculty
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, July, 1991 – 1993, part-time faculty
  • Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL, June, 1986 - September, 1988, part-time faculty
  • Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN, January, 1987 - May, 1987, part-time faculty
  • Marz and Associates, Chicago, IL, June, 1983 - June, 2006
  • Associate Editor and Production Coordinator for PBS-TV specials and cable networks. 

I received national television credits for my work on these films:

  1. Little Mexico (2006) 
  2. A Home I Had (1986)
  3. Russia: Love it or Leave it (1986)
  4. Portrait of America: Washington, DC. (1986)
  5. White Oak Goes Black (1985)
  6. Welcome to America (1985)
  7. Black Pols, White Press (1984)
  8. Jewish Mother (1984)
  • Publicity photographs for documentary film: White Oak Goes Black
  • Publicity photographs for Russia: Love It or Leave It, 1984
  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana, 1985. Commissioned photographic exhibit.
  • Director, Peruvian American Cultural Institute, Arequipa, Peru, 1980 - 1983 Supervised English classes for over 2,000 students as well as handled the administrative coordination of 70 staff, faculty, and personnel. Responsible to a Board of Directors and to the American Embassy in Lima, Peru.
  • Prescott Anglo-American School, Arequipa, Peru, 1977 - 1980

SELECTED ART EXHIBITIONS:

  • Collective exhibition, 58 Women Photographers, Monasterio de Santa Catalina, Arequipa, Peru, May 10 - July 10, 2017 
  • Curated exhibition, Recollections, New Orleans Photo Alliance June, 2017
  • http://hafny.org/group-show-52-alternative-facts, Group show Alternative Facts, Humble Arts
  • collective exhibition, INPrint, Photo Méthode Gallery, Honorable Mention, Austin TX, March, 2017
  • Collective exhibition, Family Portraits, University of Lima, Peru, March, 2017
  • Collective exhibition, 58 Women Photographers, Torre Tagle, Lima, Peru, January, 2017
  • Solo Retrospective exhibition, Palace of Torre Tagle, Lima, Peru, October 2016
  • BroadCast exhibition at the Keystone Gallery, CA, September, 2016
  • Featured photographer, Rfotofolio, August, 2016
  • Featured photographer, October 31, 2015, Lenscratch
  • Group Exhibition, Art Intersection, Phoenix AZ, September, 2015
  • Solo exhibition and catalogue, Monasterio de Santa Catalina, Arequipa, Peru, 2015
  • Solo exhibition, Columbia (MS) Arts Council, February - March 2015
  • Juried exhibition, Masquerade, New Orleans Photo Alliance, February - April 2014
  • Juried exhibition, The Chait Galleries Downtown, Iowa City, IA, February - March 2014
  • Featured Photographer, PH Magazine, January 2014
  • Solo exhibition, Dittmar Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston IL, June - August 2013
  • Solo exhibition and catalogue, Entre Q'alas Y Lonq'os, Museum of Contemporary Art, Arequipa, Peru, March - April 2013
  • Group exhibition, Lost & Found, October 2012
  • Two person exhibition, 13, September 2012
  • Featured artist, PHOTO/arts Magazine, 13, August 2012
  • Permanent exhibition, Entre Q'alas Y Lonq'os, Gallery 591, Sweden, August 2012
  • Group exhibition, Urban Landscapes, Chicago, August 2012
  • Group exhibition, Curious Encounters, Chicago, July 2012
  • Outside the Box, invitational show, June  - July 2012
  • Group exhibition, CPC, Chicago, July 2012
  • Group exhibition, CPC, Chicago, May – June 2012
  • 8 Photographers, Artists' Group Show, Urbana, IL March - April 2012
  • Featured artist, Landscapes Stories.net, March 16 2012
  • PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Juried exhibition, In Your Dreams, April - May 2012
  • PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Inclusion in photo book of In Your Dreams
  • Kiernan Gallery, Lexington VA, Inclusion in photo book of I Spy, 2012
  • Kiernan Gallery, Lexington VA, juried exhibition I Spy, March 2012
  • Inclusion My Own Wilderness, International photo book, 2012
  • Featured Interview, December 28, 2011, New Landscape Photography,
  • Featured photographer, December 20, 2011, Lenscratch
  • Featured photographer, November 24, 2011, New Landscape Photography
  • Inclusion My Own Wilderness, International photo exhibition, 2011
  • 5 x 500: A Camera Phone Image Event, MOCA JacksonvilleSept. 2011
  • Beach Days, 591 online galleries, Stockholm, Sweden, September 2011
  • Feature Portfolio. The Magic Bench, Nuestra Mirada, August, 2011
  • The Book of Death, Ties that Bind, Brooklyn, NY, August, 2011
  • Zone Zero, Blue Eyes online exhibition, participating artist, June 2011
  • 365 Days of Print, participating artist, June 2011
  • Fatboy Review, a UK online publication, March 2011
  • Men & Women, 591 group exhibition, Spring, 2011
  • PolaDays, 591 online galleries, Stockholm, Sweden, August 2010
  • The Book of Death, CW POST, Long Island University, NY, 2010
  • The Book of Death, ABAD Belknap Gallery, New Hampshire, 2010
  • The Book of Death, FLUXMUSEUM ABAD, Texas, 2010
  • Fluxface in Space, an international exhibition of postcard art flown aboard the last Shuttle Mission. 11/2010 
  • Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, Sao Paolo Brazil, Um Livro Sobre A Morte, permanent collection #102, 2010
  • Fotoritim, online exhibition of The Magic Bench, as featured American Photographer in Turkish photo magazine Jan. 2010
  • Solo exhibition, Recent Work, Wriston Galleries, Lawrence University, Jan - March.2010
  • Face to Face: 150 Years of Photographic Portraiture, Phoenix Museum of Art, 9.2009 - 1.2010
  • 591 online galleries, Stockholm, Sweden, featured photographer, Oct.2009 - Feb.2010
  • The Book of Death, Emily Harvey Gallery, #53, New York City, NY, 2009
  • APW postcard show, New York City, NY, 2009
  • photoeye, API exhibitor, 2009 - present
  • Booksmart Studio exhibition series, juried, Rochester, NY, 2009
  • Houston Center for Photography, Online exhibitor, 2009
  • Christopher Art Gallery, Out of the Box
  • Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts, Invitational collective exhibition
  • Rio Hondo Art Gallery Los Angeles, California, Invitational Exhibition, BroadCast
  • Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts, Invitational collective exhibition
  • Artemisia Gallery, Invitational exhibition, Contract On America
  • Artemisia Gallery, Solo exhibition, Juicy News: Watching OJ
  • Artemisia Gallery, Solo exhibition, The Garden of Me
  • Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, Private Relations 
  • Photo National Traveling Exhibition, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, PA
  • Conflict Mailer, Peace Museum
  • Museum of Modern Art, Cartagena, Colombia 
  • Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL, Benefit Auction
  • Centro-Colombo Americano, Medellin, Columbia, Collective exhibition
  • Museum of Modern Art of Bucaramanga, Bucaramanga, Columbia
  • Daley Civic Center, Chicago, IL, Mother/Daughter Collective exhibition
  • Camara de Comercio de Cali, Cali, Columbia
  • A.R.C. Gallery, Collective exhibition, poetry recitation, Inappropriate Men
  • Centro Colombo–Americano de Medellin, Medellin, Columbia
  • Pro–Arts-Guerrilla Girls West, Collective exhibition.
  • Infinity Gallery, Governors State University, IL, Solo Exhibition, Threatened Spaces 
  • Up Front Gallery, Bloomington, IL, Collective Juried Exhibition, April - May, Best of Show 
  • Monkeywrencher Activity, A resistive activity in communities in Illinois
  • Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Collective Exhibition
  • University Museum of Art, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 
  • Franklin University Museum, Columbus, OH, Collective Exhibition
  • Masters Thesis Exhibition, The School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL
  • Sarnia Public Library and Art Gallery, London, Ontario, Canada, Group Exhibition 
  • Columbia College, Chicago, IL, Video Screening
  • Governors State University Art Gallery, University Park, IL, Group Exhibition, Alumni Show
  • Ulster Community College, Collective Exhibition
  • Gallery of the Ringling Museum of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL, Collective Exhibition
  • Bookworks Edition, I.S.C.A., Xerox book mailing
  • The School of the Art Institute Gallery, Collective Juried Exhibition, Say It Show
  • Traveling Show, Canada, International Society of Copier Artists, Group Exhibition
  • The Land Institute, Salina Kansas. May, 1987
  • Valparaiso University Museum, Valparaiso, IN, Mueller Hall Commons Gallery
  • The School of the Art Institute Gallery, Chicago, IL, Collective Exhibition, Paper Products
  • The School of the Art Institute Gallery, Chicago, IL, Juried Exhibition, The Kodak Show
  • Public Mural: Stamps, Chicago, IL, Corner of Wacker Drive and Van Buren Street
  • Eye Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Collective Juried Exhibition
  • Consumer General Sticker Mailing, Chicago, IL, A resistive activity
  • Prairie State College Art Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL, Collective Faculty Exhibition
  • Photo Center Gallery, Hong Kong, China, Collective Exhibition
  • Lightsong Gallery, Tucson, AR, Collective Exhibition
  • Inkworks, Chicago, IL, Collective Exhibition
  • Laura A. Sprague Gallery, Joliet, IL, Solo Exhibition
  • Infinity Gallery, University Park, IL, Solo Exhibition
  • Pilsen Chamber of Commerce, Chicago, IL, Two - person Exhibition
  • Museum of Science and Industry, Hispanic Arts Festival, Chicago IL

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

  • PH Magazine, featured artist, January 2014
  • Rangefinder Magazine, featured article, April 2013
  • In Your Dreams, April - May 2012
  • Roland & Jacques, trade edition, Sara Ranchouse Publishing, 1999
  • The Pinhole Journal, August 1993.
  • Hyphen magazine, 4 short stories and four images, December 1992
  • The Peace Release, a Handbill of The Peace Museum, September 1992
  • The Pinhole Journal, December 1991
  • Nota Bene, full two-page publication of visual piece and verse, Spring, 1991
  • Artists' Books:
    • Venividivici, 2003
    • Hootchimama 
    • Roland & Jacques, 1998, limited premier edition
    • Night Mother, 1999
    • Harriet Mercer, 1999.
    • Journey to Motherland, 1993
    • Hell-o-rama, 1991.
    • Mother Ache, 1991.
  • Review of the curated show Engulfed, Chicago Tribune, February 1991
  • Review of the Engulfed show, Lab Notes, Spring 1991
  • Chicago Artists' News - interview - June 1990
  • Art Papers, January - February, 1990 edition, artists' page
  • School of the Art Institute Graduate Portfolio, 1989
  • School of the Art Institute Graduate Portfolio, 1988
  • School of the Art Institute Graduate Portfolio, 1987
  • Catalogue of Exhibition, Hong Kong, China, November 1986
  • PBS/TV/WGBH Boston’s Frontline publicity, 1986
  • School of the Art Institute Graduate Portfolio, 1986
  • Joliet Herald News, article and photographs of work, September 1986
  • Museum of Science and Industry, Calendar of Events cover photograph, April 1985
  • Chicago Sun Times, 1983 - article and photographs of work
  • First Exposure, Prairie State College portfolio, 1983 - published photograph

GRANTS:

  • University of Chicago Laboratory Schools Summer grant
  • Anita L. Mischler Fellowship Award
  • Heineman Family Fund Grant, University of Chicago, 1991 - 92
  • University of Chicago Laboratory Schools Grant, 1989
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago Grant, Chicago, IL, 1986
  • Kodak Grant, Chicago, IL, 1986
  • City of Chicago Grant, Chicago, IL - 1985
  • Governors State University Foundation Grant, University Park, IL - 1985
  • Governors State University Mini-Grant, University Park, IL - 1984

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES/LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

  • Artist of the Month, Illinois School, Matteson, April, 2014
  • University of Illinois, Chicago Visiting Lecturer Fall, 2000
  • Bravo Arts Evanston High School Visiting Artist, February 1994
  • University of Illinois, Chicago Visiting Lecturer Fall, 1993
  • FIL '92, International Book Fair, University of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Lecturer and Workshop presenter, December, 1992
  • NALS conference presenter, San Antonio, TX, February 1992
  • Bravo Arts, Evanston High School Workshop presenter, February, 1992
  • Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Columbia College, Chicago, IL, October, 1991
  • Photographers' Colloquium Lecture Series, University of Illinois, Chicago, Presenter, September, 1991
  • Curator, Engulfed, an exhibition of student work about the Gulf War, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago IL, February, 1991
  • WGN-TV Television broadcast of Engulfed exhibition of student work, February 1991

INCLUSION OF WORK:

  • Rangefinder Magazine, featured article, April 2013
  • Artists’ Book Collection, Art Institute of Chicago
  • Survey of Women Photographers in the US, Nottingham Polytechnic, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, 1990 European City of Culture Festival
  • Presentation of work to Anderson Art Ranch and San Francisco Camerawork Exhibitions Committee by Barbara De Genevieve, Summer, 1990
  • Lecturer, Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Chicago Semester in the Arts, April 1990 
  • Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, March, 1990
  • Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Columbia College, Chicago, IL. October 1989
  • Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Columbia College, Chicago, IL, May, 1989
  • N.A.M.E. Gallery Education Committee member, Chicago, IL, 1989 - 1990
  • University of Illinois, Chicago campus, Lecturer in Photographer’s Colloquium, June 1988 
  • The Land Institute, Salina, Kansas, Presenter at the Prairie Festival, May 1988
  • Truman College, Chicago, Guest Speaker, February 1988 
  • Valparaiso University Museum of Art, Valparaiso, Guest Lecturer, Indiana, January 1988 
  • Society for Photographic Education, Midwest Regional Conference, Presenter, November, 1987
  • WCGO Radio Interview, Guest Speaker, Chicago Heights, IL, May, 1987 
  • University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL, Guest Lecturer, February, 1987
  • Laura A. Sprague Gallery, Joliet, IL, Guest Speaker, September 1985

AWARDS/ RECOGNITIONS:

  • Channel 9 WGN Television interview for student work Duct and Covert
  • Emmy nomination as Associate Producer for Frontline’s Chicago: Little Mexico
  • Channel 44 interview, December 1992
  • National Television Interview of Engulfed, a curated show of student work
  • Survey of Women Photographers in the US
  • Best of Show Award, Up Front Gallery, April, 1990
  • Magna cum laude degree in Classics, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY - 1970
  • Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities-1970, 1985