CHARLES GNIECH
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CLASSES AND TOPICS TAUGHT:

MFA Faculty Advisor, Portfolio, Portfolio Development, Professional Practices, Senior Project, Art Direction, Publication Design, Concept Design, Information Graphics, Media Business Law, Advanced Collateral Design, Introduction to Collateral, Corporate Identity, Branding, Layout and Composition, Image Manipulation, Fundamentals of Graphic Design, Type and Image, Typographic Hierarchy, Introduction to Typography, Survey of Graphic Design, History of Graphic Design, Survey of Design and Media Arts, All Levels of Painting, All Levels of Drawing, Lithography Printmaking, Relief Printing, Curatorial Studies, and the Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop


EDUCATION:

Master of Fine Arts [MFA]
Northern Illinois University; Studio Art–Painting, May 1989

Bachelor of Fine Arts [BFA]
Northern Illinois University; Studio Art–Illustration, December 1986

Associate of Arts [AA]
William Rainey Harper College; Liberal Arts, July 1982


TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Joliet Junior College, Joliet, Illinois
Adjunct Professor, Graphic Design
January 2017 - Present
History of Graphic Design, Typography


Triton College, River Grove, Illinois
Adjunct Professor, Graphic Design
August 2016 - Present
Graphic Design, Introduction to Illustrator


Harrington College of Design, Chicago
Graduate Advisor / Committee Member
January 2016 - May 2016


The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago
Professor
September 2001 - January 2015
Instructed a diverse student population pursuing Bachelor’s degrees in Graphic Design, Advertising, Web Design, Game Design and Animation. Taught 3–4 courses per term with additional committee and task force work:
• Co-Chair, Academic Affairs Review Committee
• Corporate Curriculum Committee
• Various Interview Committees / Directors, Deans
• 2 terms on the Higher Learning Commission
• Accreditation Committee
• Exhibition Curator, Gallery 180
• Collections Curator, Corporate Fine Art Collection
* A complete list of committee work is available by request


Columbia College Chicago
Adjunct Faculty, Graphic Design
September 2001 - March 2002
Graphic Design Introduction, Sign, Symbol and Image


Robert Morris College, Chicago
Adjunct Faculty, Graphic Design
September 2001 - March 2002
The Creative Process, Concept through Production


Northeastern Illinois University
Assistant Professor
January 1993 - May 1998 and 2001
Beginning Drawing, Art Survey, Summer Transition Program


Wabonsee Community College
Adjunct Faculty
Wabonsee Community College
June 1997 - August 1997
Fundamentals of Computer Graphics


Northern Illinois University
Assistant Professor
August 1990 - May 1999
Fundamentals of Graphic Design, Independent Study, Computer Illustration and Design, Beginning Figure Drawing, Beginning Illustration


LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS:

College Art Association, 105th Annual Conference, New York
Session Chair: "Using the Arts to Leverage Social Change"
February 15-18, 2017
Three-member panel, defining the ability of fine art to confront social issues on a global scale.

United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, 60th Session, New York
"Change Artists-Using the Arts to Leverage Change"
March 17, 2016
A four-member panel discussion, defining the ability of fine art to confront social issues on a global scale

The Art Center-Highaland Park
"An Exvening with Carl Holzman"
December 3, 2015
A public interview, as an educational component, for the Holzman Exhibition presented at The Art Center-Highland Park

The Art Center-Highland Park
"An evening with artists Igor & Marina"
November 12, 2015
Public interview, as an educational component for the Igor & Marina, FORMAL exhibition at The Art Center-Highland Park

The Art Center-Highland Park
"A Collectors Panel Discussion" Moderated by Chuck Gniech
June 3, 2015
The panel included: Joan Arenberg; Private Collector, Susan Aurinko; Founder of FLATFILEgalleries, Peter Bartlow; Director of Bartlow Gallery and Frank Paluch; Director of Perimeter Gallery

Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago
"Breaking Criminal Traditions"
November, 2015
Tour and discussion of the selection, exhibition and installation

North Central College, Naperville, Illinois
"Breaking Criminal Traditions"
February 2015
A Panel Discussion defining the ability of fine art to address social issues on a global scale

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana
"Meditative Surfaces"
Lecture on the evolution of the artists included in the three-person exhibition presented on site from November 9, 2013 through January 19, 2014

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
"Breaking Criminal Traditions"
October 2013
A Panel Discussion defining the ability of fine art to address social issues on a global scale


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Elana Knopp, “Breaking Criminal Traditions exhibit calls attention to human rights abuses” Union News Daily, November 1, 2016
Kari Richardson, "Clean Slate: A Lincoln Park house revamped by a designer who loves starting fresh" Chicago Magazine, December 2014, Chicago Home + Garden, Winter 2014, pp. 22 & 26 (with images by Bob Coscarelli)
Browning, Laura M., "Reflections" Sheridan Road Magazine, Feb/Mar 2011, p66
"Emerging from Darkness" Calendar City Art, Chicago Social Magazine, May 2006, p38.
"Picture Gallery" Art Business News, November 2005, p62. Image with blurb.
"2006 Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market" 2005 Writer's Digest Books Edited by Mary Cox. p381. Featured image with caption.
"Three Oaks gallery has much to offer" Harbor Country News, Thursday September 22, 2005, p.B5, B10
"Gallery H Brings Power to Art Scene" The Other Side of The Lake, August 2005, p15
Calendar, Chicago Reader, October 8, 2004, Image with caption, Section 2, p27.
Sieminski, Barbara J., "A Varied Art World: Fort Wayne Museum of Art's 2004 Biennial offers a mixture of media", Fort Wayne Sentinel, Cover Story, continued on p101., Cover Image.
Visual Art Calendar, image with caption, Chicago Journal, Thursday, May 2004, p12.
"Charles Gniech: New Work" Calendar City Art, Chicago Social Magazine, May 2004, p44.
McNeir, D. Kevin, "Art Exhibit focuses on the Male Body" Blacklines, April 2003, p14, includes image with caption.
Ed McCormack, "Chicago, Not the Musical—the Visual" Gallery Studio Magazine, Feb/Mar 2003, p23. Image included.
Robert Loerzel, "Paintings, sculpture reflecting each other" Pioneer Press, Thursday, January 2002 pB4 & B7.
"Reflection" image with caption, Calendar, Pioneer Press, Thursday, January 17, 2002, p. B18.
"Kortman Gallery to show Chicago artist Charles Gniech" The Rock River Times, November 3, 1994, p.10.
Freed, Douglass L., Catalog introduction for the Kansas 16th National PDP Exhibition, Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, Fort Hays State University; Hays, Kansas, 1991
"Sixteenth Juried Exhibition and Invitational Print Show" Catalog Cover image, The Print Club of Albany, Inc., November 1989


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS/ CONTINUED EDUCATION:

College Art Association, 105th Annual Conference, New York, February 15-18, 2017
Session Chair, "Change Artists-Using the Arts to Leverage Change"

College Art Association, Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, 2014
Society of Typographic Aficionados, TypeCon2013; Part&, Portland, OR 2013
Society of Typographic Aficionados, TypeCon2011: Surge, New Orleans, LA 2011
American Institute of Graphic Arts, GAIN Business Design Conference, New York2010
College Art Association, Annual Conference, Chicago, IL 2010
American Institute of Graphic Arts, Future History 3, Educators Conference, Chicago, IL 2009
American Institute of Graphic Arts, GAIN Business Design Conference, Chicago, IL 2008
QuarkXPress 8 Xperience Design Global Tour, Chicago, IL 2008
National University & College Designers Association, Design Education Summit, DeKalb, IL 2008
QuarkXPress Symposium, Chicago, IL 2007
American Institute of Graphic Arts, Next, National Design Conference, Denver, CO 2007
American Institute of Graphic Arts, The Power of Design, National Conference, Vancouver, BC 2003
American Institute of Graphic Arts, GAIN Chicago, one-day business conference, Chicago, IL 2003
American Institute of Graphic Arts, Regional Design Education Conference, Chicago, IL 2002
How Design Conference San Francisco, CA 2001
American Institute of Graphic Arts, Internet Only Design Conference, Miami Beach, FL 2000
American Institute of Graphic Arts, Risk & Reward Conference, San Francisco, CA 2000


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Chicago Scene Magazine, Contributing Writer; 2015–Present
College Art Association of America, Member; 1988–Present
American Institute of Graphic Arts , Member; 1999–Present
Bluestone Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Represented Artist; 2015–Present
Anne Loucks Gallery, Glencoe, IL, 2015–Present
Filter Photo Festival, Reviewer; 2010–12, 2015-16
Gallery H, Three Oaks, MI, Represented Artist; 2002–2015