Resume

 

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

 

2016 Fused Visions, North Shore Senior Center, Northfield, Illinois

2016 Fine Art of Fiber, Botanical Gardens Higland Park, Illinois

2016 The Dot Show, showPODs, Chicago Illinois

2015 Fifteen Years 10 Chicago Women Artists Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago Illinois

2014 Fine Art of Fiber, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago Illinois

2014 Masks Women's Journeys in Fiber Botanical Gardens Higland Park, Illinois

2013 Linda Sorkin-Eisenberg, ARC, Chicago Illinois

2012 Small Works, Gallery 1837, Chicago Illinois

2012 Ten Chicago Women Artists, Gallery 203, Chicago Illinois

2011-2012 Aprons Women's Journeys in Fiber Botanical Gardens Higland Park, Illinois

2010-2013 Hats Women's Journeys in Fiber Botanical Gardens Higland Park, Illinois

2010 Wool Art Nature Friends of Ryerson Woods, Deerfield, Illinois

2010 The Un-Valentine Show Blink Contemporary Art, Indiana

2010 Women's Journeys 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

2006 Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids Michigan

2006 DeVos Art Museum, Northern Michigan University, Marquette Michigan

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.