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artist , educator

Gail Elizabeth Colpitts, American artist, educator. Graduate School fellow, Northern Illinois University, 1987-1988. Director Christians in the Visual Arts, 2003; Member Christians in Visual Arts, Chicago Artists Coalition, Illinois Higher Education Art Association (board directors), Foundations in Art, Theory and Education.

Background

Colpitts, Gail Elizabeth was born on November 26, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Robert Moore and Mary Lee (Means) Colpitts.

Education

Bachelor, Greenville College, Illinois, 1976. Master of Arts, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 1984. Master of Fine Arts, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 1990.

Career

Graduate teaching assistant Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 1982—1983, teaching intern, 1990, instructor Office Campus Recreation, 1989—1990. Artist-teacher Master of Fine Arts program Vermont College, Montpelier, 1993. Instructor Harold Washington College, Chicago, 1993, Columbia College, Chicago, 1995.

Artist, lecturer Judson College, Elgin, 1995, assistant professor art, 1996—2000, associate professor art and design, 2000—2007, chair department art and design, since 2001, professor art and design, since 2007. Surbeck summer scholar Judson College, 2005. Artist-in-residence Studios Midwest (with Knox College), Galesburg, Illinois, 2005.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 1990, Bethel College, Arden Hills, Minnesota, 1995, Greenville College, 1993, Wheaton (Illinois) College, 1996, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, 1998, Cliff Dwellers, Chicago, 1999, Northwestern College, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2000, Orange City, Iowa, 2007, Judson College, Elgin, Illinois, 2003, 10. Associate editor: Shoal Dance, 1995-1996, contributor reviews and news. Contributor poetry to magazines.

      Included in Best of New Ceramic Arts, 1997, Making Visible the Invisible, 2003, Faith & Vision: 25 Years of Christians in the Visual Arts, 2005.

Membership

Director Christians in the Visual Arts, 2003. Member Christians in Visual Arts, Chicago Artists Coalition, Illinois Higher Education Art Association (board directors), Foundations in Art, Theory and Education.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: genealogical research, reading, traveling.

Connections

father:
Robert Moore Colpitts

mother:
Mary Lee (Means) Colpitts