Rebecca Mir Grady

lives and works in Chicago, IL

Education 

2010 Master of Fine Arts - Studio Arts - The University of Illinois at Chicago

2004 Bachelor of Fine Arts - Ceramics and Sculpture - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Exhibitions

2016 Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) - Center on Halsted - Chicago IL 

2016 Loop - a Video Marathon - Supermarket Art - Stockholm, Sweden

2015 Loop - a Video Marathon - Galleri CC - Malmö, Sweden

2015 Making Chances - Gallery 400 - Chicago IL

2015 Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) - Center on Halsted - Chicago IL 

2014 Superheroines - werkspace - Chicago IL

2014 Isolated Fictions: A Reenactment - Hyde Park Art Center - Chicago IL

2014 Boundaries, Collapse - Lula Cafe - Chicago IL

2014 Turtle Salon in the Forest - A screening in the forest at Sällbacken in Duved, Jämtland, Sweden

2014 Word Weekend - Chicago Small Publishers Book Fair - Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago IL

2014 Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) - Center on Halsted - Chicago IL 

2014 Chicago Zine Fest - Columbia College - Chicago IL

2014 Ghost Nature - La Box - Bourges France

2014 Ghost Nature - Gallery 400 - Chicago IL

2013 Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) - Center on Halsted - Chicago IL

2013 Chicago Zine Fest - Columbia College - Chicago IL

2013  Romancing the Tone - Slippery Rock University - Slippery Rock PA

2013 My life is an open book - University of Chicago - Chicago IL

2012 Romancing the Tone - Pittsburgh Center for the Arts - Pittsburgh PA

2012 All Good Things Become Wild and Free - Carthage College - Kenosha WI

2012  SWWMYOSBL - Happy Collaborationists + Chicago Expo – Chicago IL

2012  Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) - Columbia College - Chicago IL

2012  Field Static - Co-Prosperity Sphere - Chicago IL

2012  Beginning - Prosjektrom Normanns - Tou Scene - Ølhallen - Stavanger Norway

2012  Chicago Zine Fest - Columbia College - Chicago IL

2012 Arte No Es Fácil - Links Hall - Chicago IL

2012 I'm...Here To Make Friends - Happy Collaborationists - Chicago IL

2011 Hornswaggler Collection Exhibition - Co-Prosperity Sphere - Chicago IL

2011 The World As Text - Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College - Chicago IL

2011 Chicago Zine Fest - Columbia College - Chicago IL

2010 Uncharted Territories, ACRE Projects, Chicago IL

2010 Isolated Fictions - Green Lantern Gallery - Chicago IL and FluxSpace - Philadelphia PA

2010 350 dot org Global Work Silkscreen Party - He Said She Said - Oak Park IL

2010 National - University Galleries of Illinois State University - Normal IL

2010 UIC MFA GOLD - Next Fair - Chicago IL

2010 UIC MFA Thesis Show - Gallery 400 - Chicago IL

2010 Temporary Allegiance - Gallery 400 - Chicago IL 

2010 What Made it Through the Fire - The Nightingale - Chicago IL 

2009 Aspect Ratio - Plaines Project - Chicago IL

2009 Isolated Fictions - AS220 - Providence RI

2009 The Yield - Heaven Gallery - Chicago IL

2008 Collection Collection - Mess Hall - Chicago IL

2007 SmartMouth – Hothouse - Chicago IL

2007 NFO/XPO Version Fest 07 - Zhou B.  Art Center - Chicago, IL

2007 Art Shanty Projects - Medicine Lake - Plymouth MN  

2006 The Perfect Man -  All Rise Gallery - Chicago IL

2006 New Cartography - Lobot Gallery - Oakland CA

2006 NFO/XPO Version Fest 06 - Iron Studios - Chicago IL

2005 Puppet and Doll Show - Reversible Eye - Chicago IL

2005 Spring Break Chicago - Butcher Shop/Artledge - Chicago IL

2005 Crushin' - Diamonds on Archer - Chicago IL

2005 Everyone's Art Car Parade - The Orange Show - Houston TX

2004 Mapping Part II - Mess Hall - Chicago IL 

2004 BFA Thesis Show - Gallery 2 - Chicago IL  

2003 Big Open Nothings - Texas Ballroom - Chicago IL

2003 Chicago Art Open - Gallery 2 - Chicago IL

Awards and Residencies

2018 Pocoapoco, Oaxaca, Mexico - upcoming

2017 The Silver Streak, Bozeman, MT - upcoming

2016 Pocoapoco, Oaxaca, Mexico

2014 The Artist Colony, Jämtland, Sweden

2013 Island Residency, Upper Peninsula, MI

2010 ACRE Residency, Stueben WI/Chicago IL 

2009 Harold Arts Residency, Jeffers Tree Farm, Chesterhill OH

2009 Critical Fierceness Award, ChancesDances, Chicago IL

2008 Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs

2008 Board of Trustees Tuition Waiver and Navona/KRP Scholarship, University of Illinois

2007 Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs

2007 Art Shanty Project's Residency and Grant, The Soap Factory

2005 Everyone's Art Car Parade Travel Assistance Award, The Orange Show, Houston TX

2005 Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs

2000 Academic Merit Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago 

Publications

SHE IS RESTLESS vol. 1-10, Rebecca Mir Grady, self published, Chicago IL 2011-2016.

Vacationland, Rebecca Mir Grady, self published, Chicago IL 2015.

Ghost Nature, ed. Caroline Picard, La Box and The Green Lantern Press, Chicago IL 2014.

Big Wave, Rebecca Mir, self published, Chicago IL 2013.

Apostrophe to the Ocean, Rebecca Mir, self published, Chicago IL 2012.

Field Static, ed. Devin King and Caroline Picard, Holon Press, Chicago IL 2012.

Proof, Ed. Erik Peterson, Chicago IL 2012

Chicago IRL, vol. 1 Spring, Chicago IL 2011.

In search of cold places, Rebecca Mir, self published, Chicago IL 2011

Explorations, Rebecca Mir, self published, Chicago IL 2010.

Composite Issue #1: Tourism, ed. Zach Clark, Kara Cochran, Xavier Duran, and Suzanne Mokol, Composite Arts Magazine, 2010.

Between Mountains and the Sea, Rebecca Mir, self published, Chicago IL 2010.

The North Georgia Gazette, ed. Caroline Picard, Green Lantern Press, Chicago IL 2009.

I was born to be an explorer, Rebecca Grady, self published, Chicago IL 2008.

Shipwreck, Rebecca Grady, self published, Chicago IL 2007.

Press

Picard, Caroline. "SHE IS RESTLESS: the Artist Books of Rebecca Mir Grady", Bad at Sports Blog, 08/20/16.

Stagaman, Chloe. "See Plus: Ghost Nature at Gallery 400", Heave Media, 02/23/14.

Eler, Alicia. "10 Chicago Art Exhibitions to See This Winter", Hyperallergic, 01/14/14.

Foumberg, Jason. "20 Best Shows at Art Galleries in January", Chicago Magazine, 12/27/13.

Picard, Caroline. "Ghost Nature", Lantern Daily, 12/15/13.

Westin, Monica. "Portrait of a Designer: Rebecca Mir Grady", New City Design, 11/19/13.

Wawrzaszak, John. "She Does it Herself", New City Lit, 03/04/13.

Mullaney, Tom. "The Zine Scene", Chicago Tribune, 03/23/13.

Eler, Alicia. “The Best of Chicago's MDW Fair: Cat Taxidermy, Tarot, and Interactive Icebergs”, Hyperallergic blog, 11/13/12.

Eler, Alicia. “A Wild Forest of Queer Aesthetics”, Hyperallergic blog, 11/06/12.

Picard, Caroline. "Field Static: a Catalog Essay", Bad At Sports Blog, 06/06/12.

Biles, Jeremy. “Review: Field Static/Co-Prosperity Sphere”, NewCityArt, 06/05/12.

Waxman, Lori. “An Alternative Summer Reading List”, Chicago Tribune, 07/13/11.

Picard, Caroline. “Lovers are Oceans are Vampire Slayers: an interview with Rebecca Mir”, Bad At Sports Blog, 04/20/11

Del Curto, Jessica. “Superheroes: Class Creates Comic Books Based on Personal Experiences”, Extra, 11/8/07.

Brandel, Jennifer. “The Soft Shop/Pimp My Shack/Illcutyou.com/Shanty”, Mule Magazine, #4.

Brandel, Jennifer. “Soft Shop on the Crackling Ice”, 848, Chicago Public Radio.  Aired on 2/8/07.

Levinson, Cate. “Static”. Punk Planet. Issue #67 May/June 2005.

Collections

University of Chicago Library - Special Collections

Center for Book and Paper Arts Artist Book Collection, Columbia College

Hornswaggler Arts

Teaching, Lectures and Arts Related Employment

2017 - Visiting Artist, College of DuPage, Glen Elyn, IL

2013 - 2017 Owner and Designer, Rebecca Mir Grady Jewelry, Chicago IL

2015 - 2017 Business / Development Consultant and Board Treasurer, The Green Lantern Press, Chicago IL

2014 - 2016 Writer, Past Fashion Future, New York NY

2007-2016 Studio Manager and Senior Metalsmith, Sarah McGuire Studio, Chicago IL

2013 - 2014 Guest Lecturer, Writing Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2011 Guest Lecturer, Dorchester Projects, Chicago IL

2011 Guest Instructor, Printmaking, University of Illinois at Chicago

2009-2010 Instructor, Drawing 1, University of Illinois at Chicago

2009 Teaching Assistant to Dan Peterman,  Art and Ecology, University of Illinois at Chicago

2006-2008 Instructor, Comic Book Project, After School Matters at Clemente, Noble, North Grand and Kelvin Park High Schools, Chicago IL 

2005-2006 Instructor, TeenREACH Arts and Crafts Program, Chinese American Service League, Chicago IL

2005 Instructor, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA

2003-2005 Programming Coordinator and Instructor,  Artists and Children Create Together, Chicago IL