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Patricia Hernes, M.F.A.
Title/s: Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Office #: Mundelein 921
Ms. Patricia Hernes, as an undergraduate student, received one of the coveted traveling fellowships from the School of The Art Institute. The Bryon Lathrop Traveling Fellowship enabled her to travel and study abroad fro ten months. As a graduate assistant in the printmaking department at the Art Institute, she assisted Vera Berdich, international printmaker for over a year and a half.
Ms. Hernes' own work has been shown both locally and internationally. In September of 2006, she had a one person show at the Fine Arts Building in Chicago titled Terra Incognito. In 2007, she had a one person show at the Swedish American Museum of Art, which crossed disciplinary borders and included costumes and scientific illustrations. She was included in two international juried paper shows in Spring of 2007 including one at the Evanston Art Center. Ms. Hernes is frequently called on to juror and be an awards judge for art venues throughout the city.
"My work is in mixed media and ranges from traditional drawing formats to artist's books. I like to pose the question as to why we collect certain items and place them in juxtaposition with one another. I also explore the hierarchy of the two dimensional space and suggest that as humans we seek relationships of all kinds, between objects, shapes, colors and lines. Most recently, it is our collective experience as gatherers that interests me.
M.F.A., The School of The Art Institute of Chicago
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