Then - the World Book Encyclopedia and my Gilbert "Big Boy" Tool Chest were the implements of my frustrations. I struggled -- with school and words and numbers, after school with bent nails and not enough wood and wheels that never matched. I struggled with bewildering amounts of questionable information and a dull saw.

Now - I play with my tormentors. I build geometric structures out of school books and flash cards. I drill and sew into chalk boards, rearranged vocabularies in perfect penmanship. I'm twisting and torquing that early information into a new expanding form.

I received an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a B.A. from Barat College of DePaul University. Over the last thirty years, my work has been shown both regionally and nationally, at the Art Institute of Chicago; the National Museum of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Portland Art Museum; the Pratt Graphic Center, New York; the Viridian Gallery, New York; the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago; the Kohler Art Center, Wisconsin; the Chicago Botanic Garden;  the Evanston Art Center; the Oak Park Public Library. Most recently I have had shows at The Art Center, Highland Park, IL, the Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, the Beverly Art Center, Chicago, The Oak Park Arms, Oak Park IL, The Scottish Home, North Riverside, IL, an installation - "Round-the-Blockness" in the Pedway of the City Hall of Chicago. My work has appeared on the cover of Columbia College’s South Loop Review and The River Oak Review. I am included in a recent book on living Chicago artists.

My work is in the Collection of the Chicago Public Libraries; the Art Institute of Chicago Print Department; the Pratt Graphic Center, New York; Third Unitarian Church, Chicago; as well as numerous private collections.

When I am not working on my art, I help run Pieritz Bros. Office Supplies, my family’s 124-year-old, Oak Park stationery store.


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Then - the World Book Encyclopedia and my Gilbert "Big Boy" Tool Chest were the implements of my frustrations. I struggled -- with school and words and numbers, after school with bent nails and not enough wood and wheels that never matched. I struggled with bewildering amounts of questionable information and a dull saw.

Now - I play with my tormentors. I build geometric structures out of school books and flash cards. I drill and sew into chalk boards, rearranged vocabularies in perfect penmanship. I'm twisting and torquing that early information into a new expanding form.

I received an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a B.A. from Barat College of DePaul University. Over the last thirty years, my work has been shown both regionally and nationally, at the Art Institute of Chicago; the National Museum of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Portland Art Museum; the Pratt Graphic Center, New York; the Viridian Gallery, New York; the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago; the Kohler Art Center, Wisconsin; the Chicago Botanic Garden;  the Evanston Art Center; the Oak Park Public Library. Most recently I have had shows at The Art Center, Highland Park, IL, the Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, the Beverly Art Center, Chicago, The Oak Park Arms, Oak Park IL, The Scottish Home, North Riverside, IL, an installation - "Round-the-Blockness" in the Pedway of the City Hall of Chicago. My work has appeared on the cover of Columbia College’s South Loop Review and The River Oak Review. I am included in a recent book on living Chicago artists.

My work is in the Collection of the Chicago Public Libraries; the Art Institute of Chicago Print Department; the Pratt Graphic Center, New York; Third Unitarian Church, Chicago; as well as numerous private collections.

When I am not working on my art, I help run Pieritz Bros. Office Supplies, my family’s 124-year-old, Oak Park stationery store.


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