Linda Sorkin Eisenberg
1200 W Monroe #904
Chicago, IL 60607

EDUCATION

Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois MA 1985-87
Mundelein College, Chicago, Illinois BA in Arts 1970-78

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Private & Public Art
Instruction — mixed media classes for children and adults. 1990-
Paper Press. Chicago, Illinois 1981-
Co-director and founder of non-profit experimental art center.
Organizes workshops, designs experimental artwork in (lie paper media.
teaches children and adults the art of paper making: collaborates with local artists.

Arlyn Day School. Wheeling, Illinois 1983-84
Taught multi-media art to children with behavioral disorders.

Museum of Contemporary Art. Chicago. Illinois 1976-82
Museum education program.

Kitab Inc.. Evanston, Illinois 1975-79
President and founder which designed and manufactured wearable art.


GALLERY EXHIBITS

2010 Wool Art Nature Friends of Ryerson Woods, Deerfield, Illinois
2010 The Un-Valentine Show Blink Contemporary Art, Indiana
2010 Women's Jouurneys in Fiber Botanical Gardens Higland Park, Illinois
2009 Rocky mountain Quilt Museum,
2008 Orchid Quilt Show Renaissance Schamberg Convention Center
2008 Michigan Quilt Network Showcase
2006 Second Biennial Show Fiber Arts Network of Michigan
June 9th - July 23rd 2006
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids Michigan
August 4th - Sept 3rd 2006
DeVos Art Museum, Northern Michigan University, Marquette Michigan
September 15th - October 20th 2006
Berkowitz Gallery at University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn Michigan

Blooming Botanicals
Anderson Art Center Kenosha WI
January 29th - April 2 2006
Botanical Gardens
November 2d - 5th 2006

Ten Chicago Women Artists IV
ARC Gallery Chicago IL
March 1 - April 1 2006

Considering Quilts 2006
Atlantic Center For the Arts New Smyrna Beach FL
April 1st - May 13th 2006

Women's Journeys in Fiber Retrospective
Lubeznik Center For the Arts Michigan City IN
December 2006 - February 2007

2005 Ten Chicago Women Artists II
Ferguson Art Gallery Concordia University River Forest IL
January 12th - February 11th 2005

Ten Chicago Women Artists III
Jane Adams Hull House Chicago IL
September 2-28 2005

Contemporary Quilt Exhibit
Prudential Preferred Properties
December 7th 2005 - February 2006

2004 Ten Chicago Women Artists I
Flat Iron Building
June 2004

10th Anniversary Exhibition Center For Book and Paper Arts
Columbia College Chicago, Chicago IL
August 2004

Salt Creek Quilter's Guild, Community House, Hinsdale, IL
March 5-7, 2004

Hinsdale Center for the Arts, Hinsdale IL
March 8 20

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, 1111 Washington Avenue,
Suite 200, Golden CO 80401
April 5 - July 3, 2004

Small Works For Small Spaces
Aug 1 2004
Ayer Lofts Gallery Lowell MA

2003 Textured Dreams
Janurary 26th - March 15th
Raymond Park Gallery, Evanston, IL

January 26, 2003 to March 16, 2003 Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, Wl
July 24 - 27, 2003, New England Quilt Festival, Connecticut

October 3-5, 2003 Prairie Star Quilter's Guild Show, Elgin Community
College Business Center, Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL

2002 2 PAQA Shows
July 25 - 28, 2002 Quilt America, Indianapolis, IN

On The Beach
June 29th - August 15th 2002
John G Blank

Lyrical Images in Fabric
September 26th - October 25th 2002
Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge IL

September 12-15, 2002 Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, Fort
Washington, PA

October 17 - 20, 2002 Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, CA

December 4 to January 17, 2002 Robert F DeCaprio Gallery, Fine and
Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 South 88th
Avenue, Palos Hills, IL 60465

Ten Chicago Women Artists
October 4th -15th, 2002
Around The Coyote Space
Flat Iron Building, Chicago IL

Interpretations
November 2 - December 28th 2002
Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph MI


I See London, I See France...
December 4th - 28th, 2002
ARC Gallery, Chicago IL

2001 Fine Art Of Fiber: Circles and Cycles
September 2001
Botanical Gardens, Glencoe IL

Silver
September 24 - October 26th, 2001
Glass Curtain Gallery and The Book and Paper Center Gallery

2000 Mantels 2000: Celebration of Women's Journeys
September 2000
Botanical Gardens, Glencoe IL

1999 CWCA Members Exhibition
Beverly Arts Center, Chicago IL

1998 “Fine Art of Fiber”, Botanical Gardens , Northbrook , Illinois

Seeing Through Surfaces
March 8th - April 3rd, 1998
Mount Mary College, Milwaukee IL

40 Days in The Dunes
June 13 - July 21, 1998
The John G. Blank Center, Michigan City IN

Chicago Art Open
November 19th - 22nd
Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago IL

1991 Obsessions Galley, New Buffalo, Michigan
1990 Sculpture Installation, David Adler Cultural Center
1990 Paine Museum, Osh Kosh, Wisconsin
1990 Helmet Show
Textile Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
1990 Paper Energy in Metaphor, Governors State University, University Park, Illinois
1988 Illinois Artisan Shop State of Illinois Building, Chicago, Illinois
1987 Profiles, Paper Press, Chicago
1987 The Energy of Shared Experiences, Columbia College
1987 Graduate Thesis Show, Columbia College
1987 "Made of Paper", Waterloo Municipal Galleries, Waterloo, Iowa
1987 One Person Show,
February 2nd - February 27th 1987
Milliken University, Kirkland Fine Arts Center, Decatur IL
1986-1987 "All That Glitters", Chicago Art Network, Chicago, Illinois
1986 "New Dimensions in Paper ", Mendocino, California
1986 Dimensions of Handmade Paper, "Tradition Medium Contemporary View", Milwaukee, WT
1986 "Collaboration Installation", Countryside Art Center, Arlington Hts.,Illinois
1986 Fetish Art, "Obsessive Expressions", Rockford Illinois
1986 "Art in Paper ", Northern Illinois University
1986 "Embellishments", Paper Press, Chicago, Illinois
1985 Paper Exhibition, Princeton Art Gallery
1985 Group Show, Reicher Gallery, Barat College, Lake Forest, Illinois
1985 "Tales From the Dark Side", Silver Cloud, Chicago, Illinois
1985 "Works On & Of Paper", Governor State University, University Park, Illinois
1985 "Chicago Paper", Creative Arts Studio, Fargo, North Dakota
1985 "Chicago Paper", The Arts Center, Jamestown, North Dakota
1985 "Chicago Paper", Rourke Gallery, Moorhead, Minnesota
1984 "Textures on Handmade Paper", Kretzman Gallery, Concordia College. Chicago, Illinois
1984 "Election 84", Silver Cloud. Chicago, Illinois
1984 '"Paper Interpretations", Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Neehah. Wisconsin
1984 "Chicago Paper'', Mind's Eve Gallery, North Dakota
1984 '"Chicago Paper", Minot Art Gallery, North Dakota
1984 "Chicago Paper". Gannon Gallery, Bismarck Junior College . North Dakota
1983 ""Of On Or About Paper", USA TODAY, Corporate Offices, Arlington. Virginia
1983 '"Handmade Paper Constructon", Indiana University Northwest, Gary, Indiana
1983 "Altered Objects". Contemporary Art Workshop, ChicagoJIllinois
1983 "Chicago Paper"; Carlsbad Art Center, Carlsbad. New Mexico
1983 "'Chicago Paper". Institute National de Belles Artes, San Miguel de Allende. Mexico
1983 "Chicago Paper". Institute National de Belles Artes, Mexico Citv, Mexico
1983 "To Each His Own", Country Side Art Center, Arlinton Hts.. Illinois
1982 "Chicago Paper", Fontbonne College Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
1982 "Chicago Paper". University of Wisconsin Green Bay Gallery, Green Bav, Wisconsin
1981 "Soft Sculpture". Wilmette Public Library Show, W^ilmette. Illinois
1978 "Fiber Show", Mundelein College, Chicago, Illinois

WORKSHOPS & LECTURES
1991 Paper-making Workshop for Professionals for Academic Credit
1991 Paper-making Workshop Adult Education — Latin School Chicago
1991 Paper-making Workshop - Parker Adult Education — Chicago
1990 Novelty Paper Workshop — Country Side Gallery. Arlington Heights. IL
1990 Fiber & Batik Workshop. Bravo Arts — Evanston High Scliool
1990 Paper-making Workshop — Govenor State University. University Park. IL
1990 Family Paper Making Workshop — David Adier Cultural Center
1989/90/91 Novelty - Decorative Papers — Textile Art Center
1988 Paper-making Workshop, Focus on the Arts — Highland Park High Scliool
1988 Paper-Making W orkshop - Morine Valley Community College
1986/87 Paper-making Workshop — Columbia College Chicago
1985 Demonstration & Tour — Jewish Community Centers. Chicago
1985 Small Press Book & Magazine Fair. University of Illinois
1984/85 Paper Making Demonstration — Art Institute Junior Museum
1985 Paper Making Demonstraion and Workshop — New Group. Museum of Contemporary Art
1985 Paper-making Workshop — Avery Coonlev Scliool. Downers Grove. Illinois
1984 Paper Making W orkshop — Parker Adult Education
1984 Paper Making Demonstration — Fox Valley Art Association
1984 Paper Making Studio Tour — Woman's World, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
1984 Potpourri Lecture Series — Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois
1984 Paper Making Workshop - Art Institute Junior Museum
1984 Handmade Books & Paper - Interdisciplinary Arts Program, Columbia College
1984 Paper Making Workshop - 20th Century Club, Park Ridge
1983 Paper Making Demonstration & Tour - Museum of Contemporary Art North Side Affiliates
1983 Slide Lecture and Presentation of Paper Making. Art Encounter
1983 Teaching and Demonstrating to Highland Park School System
1983 Teaching and Demonstration to Wilmette Public School System
1982 Paper Making Workshop, Taos Art Center, Taos, New Mexico
1982 Paper Traditions, Printing Institute of Chicago

PUBLICATIONS
Catalogues :
2006 Fall "In The Spotlight", Quilting Arts
1984 "Of. On or About Paper III", USA Today, Arlington , Virginia 1984 "Chicago Art Emerging" Brochure, edited by Richard Fromme 1983 "'Chicago Paper" Catalogue of Chicago, edited by Ann Morgan Features:
1991 "Paper Plates". Sun Times & Tribune
1986 "Paper Plates", Chicago Reader
1985 Chronical Editor Graphics
1985 Northwestern Daily, Evanston, Illinois
1984 Women Artist News
1984 Fiber Arts - "Paper Clothing"
1982 North Shore Magazine, " The Art of the Wasp-Inspired Paper-maker"

ARTISTIC CONCERNS
Linda Sorkin-Eisenberg is an eclectic, visual artist with a major interest in imparting technique to others. Her artistic vision is not limited to the studio; it has infused her life, sparking an impulse both to create and explore. Creating two and three-dimensional works of art through paper design and sculpturing has been a primary focus. As a means of fostering her own artistic growth and that of others, Linda has founded organizations dedicated to design and education.


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