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artist , muralist , art educator

Anne Farley Gaines-Masak, American artist, art educator, muralist. Named Accomplished Graduate Honoree in Fine Arts, Bowling Green (Ohio) State University, 1992; grantee: Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, 1986, Ripon (Wisconsin) College, 1995, 96, Chicago Matters Mural Project, 2005-2008, Chicago Department Cultural Affairs, 2006, 2008.


Gaines-Masak, Anne Farley was born on May 19, 1954 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Ralph Clay and Nancy Bogue (Farley) Gaines-Masak.


Bachelor magna cum laude, Principia College, 1976. Master of Arts, Bowling Green State University, 1980. Master of Fine Arts, Bowling Green State University, 1980.


Instructor in design International Academy Design and Technology, Chicago, 1987-1992, since 2000. Commissioned muralist Sara Lee Bakery Headqtrs., 1992-1993. Artist in residence Chicago Junior School, Elgin, 1993-1994, art teacher grades 1-8, 1994-1995.

Visiting assistant professor art Ripon (Wisconsin) College, 1995-1997. Adjunct professor of art and humanities Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, Illinois, 1997-1999. Visiting scholar Principia College, Elsah, Illinois, 1989.

Owner, artist Pilsen Screens, Chicago, since 1990. Member advisory board Collegiate Press, since 1998. Instructor at art workshops, Chicago, Michigan, Florida.


  • Other Work

    • Illustrator: (book) From Greek to Graffiti, English Words that Survive and Thrive, 1981, (cover design) A Walking Tour of Wicker Park by Elaine Coorens, 2003. Artist solo exhibitions include Lighthouse Gallery, Tequesta, Florida, 1983, South Haven (Michigan) Center for Fine Arts, 1990, Wilderness at American Red Cross Gallery, Chicago, 1995, Strange Yards and Other Eulogies, Harper College, Palatine, Illinois, Outer Depictions/Inward Questions, De Caprio Gallery, Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, Illinois, 1997, American Red Cross Galllery, Chicago, 2000. Selected group exhbns.: Stockton State College, Pomona, New Jersey, 1985, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, 1985, Ukranian Institute Art, Chicago, 1988, Alice and Arthur Baer Juried Competition, Beverly Art Center, Chicago, 1989, Quincy (Illinois) Art Center, 1989, Watercolor Alternatives -4 Chicago artists- South Bend Art Center, Women's Art League Gallery, 1990, Botanics Gallery 10, Rockford, Illinois (1st place), 1991, Sacred Arts, Billy Graham Center Museum, Wheaton (Illinois) College, 1992, Chicago Botanic Gardens, Glencoe, Illinois, 1992, Barrington (Illinois) Area Arts Council Gallery, 1993, College Lake County, Grays Lake, Illinois, 1993, Caestecker Gallery, Ripon (Wisconsin) College, 1995, P.E.A.C.E. Gallery, Chicago, 1996, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, 1996, Jacqueline Ross Gallery, Chicago, 1998, Landscapes, Portraits and a Touch of Fantasy, American Red Cross Gallery, Chicago, 2000, European Influence, 2003, Transformations, T2 Gallery, Chicago, 2003, numerous others. Works in public collections: American National Bank, Chicago, Borg Warner, Chicago, Bowling Green (Ohio) State University, Ernst & Young, Chicago, G.A.T.X. Corporation, Chicago, Harper Elementary School, Wilmette, Illinois, National Society of America Colleges and Universities, Washington, District of Columbia, Rockford Art Museum, Sara Lee Bakery, Chicago. Major commissions include 21 x 8 mural, Conference Room, Bowling Green (Ohio) State University, 1979, 4 20 x 12 painted solar fabric murals, Sara Lee Bakery, Chicago, 1992-1993, Palmer House, Chicago, mixed media installation and watercolors, office suite, Fox Valley Neurosurgery, McHenry Illinois, 1995, 4 mixed-media panels Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, New Jersey, 1999, 5 x 8 painting mix media, 17th Church Christ, Chicago, 2001, 6 x 9 folding screen, Lockhart Nature Center, Lake Forest, Illinois, 2001 renderings for Palmer House, Chicago, 2003, 04, 4 x 8 mural, Harrison Park, Chicago, 2006, 12 x 24 mural, West Town Chamber of Commerce, Chicago, 2008.Chief designer, coordinator set design Prime Minister&L Theater, Antioch, Illinois.


Lecturer committee chairman 17th Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago, 1996-1998, Sunday school teacher, 2002-2008, substitute soloist, since 2007. Member National Association Women Business Owners, College Art Association, Women's Caucus for Arts, Chicago Artists Coalition, American Red Cross Gallery (grant chairman, chair self-portrait show 1984-1986), Pilsen Artists (chair open house 1981, 90, fund raising 1991-1995).


  • Other Interests

    Playing classical piano, choral singing, gourmet cooking, renovating Victorian houses.


Married David Michael Masak, November 26, 1999. Stepchildren: Chad, Ryan.

Ralph Clay Gaines-Masak

Nancy Bogue (Farley) Gaines-Masak

David Michael Masak

Chad Gaines-Masak

Ryan Gaines-Masak