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Johnny Disco
Email: jpdisco2 at gmail dot com
Website: johnnydisco.net
Facebook: facebook.com/johnnydiscoart

ACADEMIC HISTORY

2003-2005 Master in Fine Arts, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1999-2003 Bachelor in Fine Arts, Departmental Honors, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
1997-1999 Associate in Arts, Springfield College in Illinois, Springfield, IL

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (Teaching)

2010 Community Instructor, South Shore Arts, Munster, IN 46321
Youth Plus after school program at Carrie Gosch Elementary School in East Chicago, IN

2007-2010 Instructor, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
Adult and youth printmaking and drawing classes, Children’s workshops (painting, drawing and printmaking)

2008-2009 Adjunct faculty, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Fall 2008, Art 245 Intaglio I, Art 345 Intaglio II, Served on health and safety committee
Fall 2009, Art 245 Intaglio I

2004-2005 Instructor of record, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Spring 2004 Concepts in Printmaking
Winter 2005 Concepts in Printmaking

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (Other)

2010 Education Coordinator, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
Head of community education program for McLean County Arts Center

2009 Freelance preparator, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL, Reflections Janusz Walentynowicz

2008 Judge, Sugar Creek Art Festival, Normal IL

2006-2008 Studio assistant, Manneken Press, Bloomington, IL
Print preparation for Rupert Deese project, Array series, Edition printer for Jay Shinn project, Wood Drip series, Printing assistant for Tom Orr project, Waterfall series

2002-2003 Intern, Phoenix Gallery, Bloomington IL
Installation assistance, Receiving and inspecting work, gallery attendant

2002-2003 Intern, Normal Editions Workshop, Normal IL
Printing and preparation on the following projects, Chapeauby John Himmelfarb, Object Lesson #1 andObject Lesson #2 by Phyllis Bramson, and Angel Crossing, My Flower, Tree Top, Rain by Wonsook Kim

EXHIBITION RECORD (Solo Exhibition indicated by *)

2014

Spookeh 2, Invitational, Jan Brandt Gallery, Bloomington, IL

2013

ReStore Art Show, Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana, Gary, IN

2012

Northwest Indiana Artists Support Group 3rd Anniversary Show, Paul Henry’s Gallery, Hammond, IN
Americana: the Best and Worst of America
, Studio 659, Whiting, IN
In Your Neighborhood, McLean County Arts Center, Invitational, Bloomington, IL
The Struggle for Art IV, Cornerstone Art Center, Whiting, IN

2010 

All New and Exciting, McLean County Arts Center, Invitational, Bloomington, IL
Alumni Spectacular, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

2009 

2009 Faculty Biennial, University Galleries, Illinois StateUniversity, Normal, IL
Holiday Treasures, McLean County Art Center, Invitational, Bloomington, IL
PrintZero Exchange 6, (Traveling exhibition) PrintZero Studios, Seattle, WA; Fifth Parallel Gallery, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada; SUNY Buffalo (NY) Center for the Arts Main Stage, Buffalo, NY
Illinois, McLean County Art Center, Invitational, Bloomington, IL
The Sketchbook Project 3, (Traveling exhibition) Art House Gallery, Atlanta, GA; Museum of Contemporary ArtDC, Washington DC; Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA; Antena Gallery, Chicago IL; Soulard Art Market, St. Louis, MO; 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY; Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), Atlanta GA; Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Hand Made Prints, One Horse Press, Noyes Cultural Art Center, Curators Chie Curley and Julian Cox, Evanston, IL

2008 

Holiday Treasures, McLean County Art Center, Invitational, Bloomington, IL
The Election Show, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
5×7, McLean County Art Center, Bloomington, IL

2007  

…And I Am Blue…, McLean County Art Center, Bloomington, IL
A Progressive Proof: Illinois State University Printmaking Alumni Exhibition, McLean County Art Center, Bloomington, IL
SUCCESSors: Illinois State University Alumni Exchange Portfolio, BroMenn Regional Medical Center Atrium, Bloomington, IL
Shared History, Surplus Gallery, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, IL

2006  

Art Show at Outpost Books, Outpost Used Bookseller, Bloomington, IL         

2005 

*Open House, Sandpoint Flexspace, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2005 MFA Thesis, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
In Exchange, Sandpoint Gallery Space, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Print Zero Exchange 3, Blue Door Gallery, juried, Seattle, WA

2004 

StrangeCo Auction, Sandpoint Gallery space, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Print Zero Exchange 2, Blue Door Gallery, juried, Seattle, WA
Works in Progress, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA

2003 

*Living Spaces, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Student Annual 2003, University Galleries, Illinois State University, juried, Normal, IL
Dwellings, IDEA, juried, Austin, TX

2002 

Reading Room, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Curators LJ Douglas and Shona McDonald, Normal, IL

2001  

Student Annual 2001, University Galleries, Illinois State University, juried, Normal, IL
Them and Us, University of Regina, Visual Arts Gallery, Curator Jack Cowin, Regina, SK, Canada

2000 

Spring Fever, Phoenix Gallery, juried, Bloomington, IL,
Student Annual 2000, University Galleries, Illinois State University, juried, Normal, IL

COLLECTIONS

Mid America Print Council Archive, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Printmaking Education & Research Studio, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
Print Zero Studios, Seattle, WA
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Normal Editions Workshop, Normal, IL
Springfield College in Illinois, Springfield, IL

ORGANIZATIONS

Mid America Print Council
College Art Association
Southern Graphics Council
McLean County Art Center

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Arney, Steve; “Blue;” Pantagraph; November 2, 2007, D1
Scott, Carrie; 2005 MFA; Exhibition Catalogue, University of Washington, School of Art, Seattle, WA 2005, 6-7, 19
“Student Explores ‘Living Spaces;’” Daily Vidette; April 11, 2003

COMMISIONS

Town of Normal Historic Preservation Commission, Drawing for historical neighborhood markers
Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana, Gary, IN, Drawings for ReStore promotional signage

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