Cynthia M. Kukla                                                                                                ABBREVIATED VITA

Education   1983   MFA-University of Wisconsin-Madison. 1973   BFA -Art Institute of Chicago.

Professional Experience  1993-present Professor Art,  Illinois State University.

Selected  Honors and Awards
2009  Master Class, Estonia Academy of Art for Drawing Marathon for the Triennial of Drawing, Tallinn, Estonia.

2008 Chair, The Role of Classical Practices in the Digital Age, Mid America Print Council Conference, Fargo, N. D. and Morehead, Mn.

2007  Presenter, Impact 5  international printmaking conference, Tallinn, Estonia.  Paper:  Classical Practices:  Are Artists Still Embracing Them?

2006-07 Recipient, one-year sabbatical, visiting professor, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece and ISU grant for travel to collections and sites for new paintings.

2005  Panelist: The Enlightenment Aesthetic:  What Is left of This Tradition? Paper:  Meditation on an Icon.
Impact 4 international printmaking conference, Berlin, Germany and Poznan, Poland.

2005   Recipient, Artist residency at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweetbriar, Va.

2004    Keynote speaker, three-day symposium for exhibition “Coming of Age in Ancient Greece,” Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Oh.

2003    Residencies at Hungarian Multiculral Center, Budapest, Vermont Studio Center (USA.)

2003, 1997, 94     Recipient Individual Faculty Research Grant, ISU for continued development of lost wax bronze and assemblage sculpture.

2002    Commission by invitation to create five paintings to represent each of five collections for inauguration of Spurlock Museum of World Culture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

1999-00  One-year sabbatical, ISU to continue Relinquishing History Series and expand web site "Lost Art techniques in the Postmodern Era."

1998    Recipient International Study Grant to Taiwan, Rotary International and Individual Faculty Research Grant, ISU for research web site Lost Art Techniques in the Postmodern Era.

1990-91 Recipient Kentucky Foundation for Women Individual Artist Grant.

1987    Recipient NKU one-year sabbatical, Summer Research Fellowship in bronze casting, Project Grant and International Studies Travel Grant as Visiting Artist in Geneva, Switzerland.

1990, 1987 Recipient NKUProject Grant study of illuminating and gilding under Donald Jackson, Royal Society of Scribes and Illuminators and Paul Levy, Upbrook Studio, London.

1985    Recipient d Provost’s Matching Grant for research on university studio curriculum and contemporary, Fine Arts Academies of Krakow and Warsaw, Poland.

1982-3 Recipient Vilas Graduate Fellow, Schramm and Roper Award Grant, UW-Madison.

1968-73 Recipient Full Scholarships, four years, Art Institute of Chicago.

Selected List of One-Person Shows (over 50 solo  exhibitions)
2005  Contemporary Art Center of Peoria,  Peoria, Illinois.
2003  Behringer-Crawford Museum, Covington, Kentucky.
2000  University of Illinois, Springfield, Illinois.
2001  Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio.
1998  Kortman Center for Design, Rockford, Illinois.
1995  Chautauqua Art Center, Chautauqua, New York.
1989  Rosewood Art Center, Dayton Ohio.
1987  Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington, Kentucky

Selected Listing of Group and Invitational Shows (over 250 group exhibitions)
2010  Tokyo, Japan, Watercolor Honor Society Exchange Exhibition.
2009  Tallinn, Estonia, Tallinn Drawing Triennial, among 50 international artists invited.
2008  Springfield Art Museum, Watercolor Now! Watercolor Honor Society (WHS) Invitational Biennial Exhibition and Watercolor USA 2008, Springfield, MO. and WHS Travel Exhibition, Fallbrook Art Center, Fallbrook, CA.
2007 Alexandra Art Museum, Spetember Exhibition, Alexandria, LA.
2006  Rockford Art Museum, 16th Midwest Regional Art Exhibition, Rockford, Illinois, Springfield Art Museum, Watercolor USA 2006, Springfield, Missouri, Lakeview Art Museum, Peoria, IL. In the Manner of Picasso, Kristen McKinsey, Curator.
2005 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Bloomingdale Art Museum, Bloomingdale,Illinois. Strictly Drawing, curated alumni exhibit.  Included in Fall 2005 Drawing Issue, American Artist.
2005  College of Mt. St. Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio, Twenty Five Years of Artists Exchange.          
2004 Vizivarosi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, invitational.
2003-05  S.S. Nova Gallery, S. O. S. Art, Cincinnati, Ohio, invitational.
2002  Lakeview Art Museum, Peoria, Illinois, Inspired in Illinois, curated survey.
2000  Riverfront Art Center, Peoria, Illinois, Mentor and Muse.
1999  Palace of Art, Budapest, Hungary, FaXimille&dash, invitational.
1998  Fort Sztuki Art Association, Krakow, Poland, Litera Slowo Zdanie (Letter Word Sentence.)
1995 Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois, Illinois Art Faculty:  A Statewide Survey, University Art Museum, Lexington, Kentucky, Contemporary Expressions, curated survey.
1993 Kharkov Art Museum, Kharkov, Ukraine, Cincinnati Artists Exhibition of Works on Paper.
1992  Canton Art Institute, Canton, Ohio, Discovery/Rediscovery, curated survey.
1990 European National Center of Arts and Letters, Nice France, Nationale des Artes 1990.
1987 American Embassy, Quito, Ecuador, Fifty Painters, invitational.
1987 University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee, Fact, Fiction, Fantasy: Recent Narrative Art in the Southeast, curated two-year traveling exhibition.  Catalog.
1985 Fine Arts Academy, Warsaw, Poland, Contemporary American Artists/Work on Paper.
1986 Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri, Watercolor USA 1986: The Monumental Image, Twenty- fifth Anniversary Invitational.  Catalog.
1983 Laguna Beach Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California, National Watercolor Society Sixty-Second Annual  Exhibition.  Work also selected for twelve-month traveling exhibit. Catalog.
1983 Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri, Watercolor USA 1983. Catalog.
1981 Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri, Watercolor USA 1981. Catalog.

Tallinn Drawing Triennial and Venice Biennale, Italy. 2009
Venice Biennale, Italy, Documenta, Germany and Art Basel, Switzerland (June) and Tallinn, Estonia/printmaking conference. (October) 2007
Greece, Crete, Turkey/visiting professorship and research.  2006
Berlin, Germany, Poznan, Poland/printmaking conference. 2005
Venice Biennale, Italy.  2003
Hungary/artists’ residency. 2003
Prince Edward Is, Canada/painting. 1999, 2001
Taiwan, Republic of China/research. 1998
Dublin, Ireland /teaching and Netherland and Germany for research.  1993
France, Switzerland/grant work.  1991
Documenta 8, W. Germany.  1987
Poland, Great Britain, Scotland, Wales, France/ teaching and grant work.  1985   

Selected List of Lectures and Panels  (over 100 guest lectures)

2009     Lecture:  “The Archeology of Meaning”  Triennial of Drawing lecture, Tallinn, Estonia.
2008     Panel Chair: “The Role of Classical Practices in the Digital Age”  Mid-America Print  Council annual conference, Fargo, N. D.
2006     Guest Artist: Watercolor Course, Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN. (Also in 2004,1993, 1995.)
2001    Panelist: Creative Agenda:  New Models for Social Change to introduce my web site, Lost    Art, College Art Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
1997     Panel Chair, "The Figure at the End of the Millennium," Mid-America College Art Association Annual Conference, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
1995     Panel Chair: “Go Figure”, Mid-America College Art Association Conference, Speaker:  “Let’s Start with the Death of the Figure in the University Curriculum,” Indianapolis, IN.
1992-3 Conference founding member, Daughters of the Revolution: Gender and Ethnicity in Art, Cincinnati Art Museum. Also panel chair:  “How Women Artists Use the Figure.”
1989     Panel Chair:  “The Role of Lost Art techniques in the Postmodern Era, College Art Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, Ca.  
Fine Arts Academy of Warsaw, Poland, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN.
1986     Speaker: “An Examination of the Modern Human Condition as Expressed Through Contemporary Visual Arts in Poland”, Mid-America college Art Association, Memphis State University, Memphis, TN
1985     Lectures at the Fine Arts Academies in Krakow and Warsaw, Poland.

American Association of University Women                               
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois                                   
Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio                     
McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, Illinois          
National Museum of Women Artists, Washington D.C
Parkland College Art Foundation           
Rotary International
Van Lear Society, Bloomington/Normal, Illinois