1992   MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1989   BFA, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
1987/89   New York Experimental Glass Workshop, New York, NY
1987   AAS, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY


2022   Irreversible Progress of Entropy, permanent commission for University of Illinois Chicago, Engineering and Innovation Building, Chicago
2019   “When we call the Earth by way of distinction a planet and the Moon a satellite, we should consider whether we do not, in a certain sense, mistake the matter. Perhaps- and not unlikely – the Moon is the planet and the Earth the satellite! Are we not a larger moon to the Moon, than she is to us?” , Millennium Park, Boeing Gallery, Chicago
2018   Molten Drawing, private commission, Chicago, IL
2016   Moiré, Loop Link Transit Bus Shelter Commission for the City of Chicago
            Trinkets to Capitalism, for Rodchenko, private commission, Chicago, IL
2014   If Geometry Were a Folly, private commission, Chicago, IL
            Hex Hut, collaboration with Steve Badgett for Simparch, US /Mexico border crossing station
2010   Jon Langford and the Thirsty Singers, concerts performed at Chicago Cultural Center and Fitzgerald’s, Berwyn,IL
2008   Parking for the Masses, NEXT, Chicago, for Priska Juschka Fine Art, NY
2007   The Subject of Tonight’s Sermon Is__, Museum of Photography, University of California Riverside, CA
2006   Working on the Failed Utopia, commission for Manilow Sculpture Park, Governor’s State University, IL
2004   Intern Crates, in collaboration with Randall Kober, 3 housing units for interns, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN
2003   Amnesiac Commemorative, commissioned by MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
            Plan-Relief from Les Invalides, industrial wallcoverings commissioned by Wolf-Gordon, NY
2002   I Hate Living in Late Capitalism, public installation on abandoned Woolworth, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO
2001   Warm, Fuzzy, Fun, Children’s Advocacy Center, Stanley Tigerman Architect, Percent for Art, City of Chicago, IL
            Battleship Shed, commissioned by esam, Goose Island, Chicago IL


2016   Chthonic Void, Devening Projects, Chicago
2012   Christine Tarkowski, Wabansia College, IL
2010   Last Things Will Be First & First Things Will Be Last, Chicago Cultural Center, IL
2007   Whale Oil, Slave Ships & Burning Martyrs, Priska Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY
2006   Imitatio Dei, 12 x 12, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2004   Proposals for Indestructible Living, mn gallery, Chicago, IL
            Administrative Bunker and Rook, Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, IL
2002   Fortifications & Landscape, UCLA Gallery of Architecture and Urban Planning Los Angeles, CA
1999   Bunker, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
1998   Architectural Targets, Textile Arts Center, Chicago, IL


2021 Sculpture Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI, curated by Michelle Grabner and Theaster Gates
2019   New Glass Now, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York
            2.7, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
2018   Tarkowski/Karpowicz, two person exhibition, Governor’s State University, University Park, IL
2017   Faculty Projects; Christine Tarkowski, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
2016   Why Wallpaper Now?: Christine Tarkowski, projects & proposals, Villa Terrace Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
            The Annual, curated by Edra Soto, Chicago Artist Coalition
2015   REMOTE / WEST, Future Force Geo-Speculators; Carole Lung, Ellen Rothenberg, Christine Tarkowski, ILGWU, Long Beach, CA
2014   REMOTE / CENTRAL, Future Force Geo-Speculators; Carole Lung, Ellen Rothenberg, Christine Tarkowski, Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago, IL
2013   CARPA, Future Force Geo-Speculators; Carole Lung, Ellen Rothenberg, Christine Tarkowski, Mojave Desert
            The American Dream:(W)holy Grail, EdgeUP, Chicago, curated by Trica Van Eck
            Lapsus Undone, Durand Art Institute, Lake Forest College, curated by Lia Alexopoulos
2012   In an Indescribable Vessel and Moving Rapidly Toward an Indistinct Shore, Marshall J. Gardener Center for the Arts, Miller Beach, IN
            Opening the Black Box: the Charge is Torture, Sullivan Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011   Write Now: Artists and Letterforms, Chicago Cultural Center, IL
2010   Fabrications, Cynthia Reeves Projects at Newport Mill, Newport, NH
            Projects, Betty Rymer Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
2009   Glue Factory, curated by the Museum of Contemporary Phenomena, I Space, Chicago, IL
2008   Hisses, Boos, Catcalls, and Wild Demonstrations, curated by Ellen Rothenberg, Phaz, Chicago
2007   Fast Forward, curated by Lisa Wainwright and James Yoos, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
            Making Peace, Three Walls, Chicago, IL
2006   Ruby Satellite, curated by Ciara Ennis, Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA
            9mm Repeat, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HW
            BIG: Collaboration and Innovation in the Print Medium, Design Gallery, Madison, WI
            Test Patterns, Pinkard Gallery, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD
            Version 06, Iron Street Studio, Chicago
2005   Things Fall from the Sky, curated and catalog by Ciara Ennis and Ken Fandell , California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA and Evanston Arts Center, Evanston, IL,
            Urban Rural Wild, I Space, Chicago, IL
            Nothing to Fear, Arts Center, Troy NY
            Out of the Box, Design Innovations in Manufactured Housing, collaboration with Garofalo Architects, Field Museum, Chicago, IL
2003   War, What is it Good For?, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
            On the Wall, Wallpaper by Contemporary Artists, RISD Museum, Providence, RI
            Speculative Chicago, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
            Case Studies, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
2002   Watery Domestic, curated by Hamza Walker, Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, IL
2000   Seems, curated by Dan Devening, Block Museum, NorthWestern University, Evanston, IL
            9 mm repeat, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999   Abstraction, Cleveland State University Art Gallery, Cleveland, OH
            Dysfunctional Home, NIU Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
1998   All that is Solid, Socrates Sculpture Park, L.I.C. Queens, NY
            Opening Our Doors, Cooper-Hewitt, National Museum of Design, New York, NY
1997   Design for Life, A Centennial Celebration, Cooper-Hewitt, National Museum of Design, Smithsonian, NY
            Public Art Installation, Galloway Farm, Kendrick ID
            Material/Immaterial, The Soap Factory @ No Name, Minneapolis, MN
            LANDSCAPE/URBANISM, Graham Foundation, Chicago, IL


2019   Lesser, Casey, (2019,May 8), 10 Innovative Glass Artists on the Challenges and Joys of their Medium,
2018   Gil, Iker, Lopez, Ruth, and Samuelson, Tim. Elevated: Art and Architecture of the Chicago Transit Authority. CTA
2016   Yood, James, “Christine Tarkowski, Chthonic Void”, Glass Quarterly, No.144
            Fogt, Brent, “REVIEW: ‘Chthonic Void’ Christine Tarkowski”, Bad at Sports May 9, 2016, online Bad At Sports
            Foumberg, Jason. “Black Glass Magic”, Chicago Magazine, April 2016
2015   Snodgrass, Susan. “Future Force Geo Speculators”, Textile Journal of Cloth and Culture, March 2015
2013   Cigola, Francesca. Art Parks: A Tour of America’s Sculpture Parks and Gardens. New York: Princeton Architectural, 2013
2010   Snodgrass, Susan. “Christine Tarkowski”, Art in America, September 2010
            Weinberg, Lauren. “Little faith”, Time Out Chicago, 1/18/10
            Walker, Cassie. “The Art Of Travel”, Interior Design, May 2010
            Biles, Jeremy. “Form Follows Dysfunction”, Sightings(online), University of Chicago Divinity School, 3/25/10
            Dluzen, Robin. “Christine Tarkowski at the Chicago Cultural Center”, Chicago Art Magazine(online) ¬4/7/10
2006   Thornton, Clara Rose. “Art Break”, New City Chicago, 10/13/06
            Isaacs, Deanna. “The Traveling Salesman”, Chicago Reader, 2/24/06
            Newmark, Christine. “Breaking Away”, Chicago Magazine, August 2005
            Lopez, Ruth. “40 Outdoor Artworks We Love”, Time Out Chicago, 7/28/05
            Ollman, Leah. “Things Fall, but not quite together”, Los Angeles Times, 11/23/05
2004   Walker, Hamza. Best of 2004, Art Forum, December 2004
            Camper, Fred. “Christine Tarkowski’s Rigid Views on Decay”, 10/15/2004
            Brunetti, John. “Administrative Bunker + Rook”, Dialogue, March/April 2004
            Workman, Michael. Under Seige, New City, 1/8/04
            Ciezadlo, Janina. “Critic’s Choice”, Chicago Reader, 2/13/04
2003   Keller, Julia. “War show seeks to incite thought”, Chicago Tribune, 2/9/03
            Moreno, Shonquis. “Paper Architects”, Metropolis, June, 2003
2002   Gardner, Virginia. Children’s Advocacy Center, Dwell, February, 2002
            Fiedelholtz, Sarah. “Chicago Makes a Public Statement on Art”, Chicago Sun Times, 8/11/02
            “Best of Public Art”, Art in America, August 2002


2016   “Itinerary with Hal”, Every Person is a Philosopher: Lessons/Learning from the Radical Teaching Life of Hal Adams, edited by William Ayers, Caroline Heller, Janise Hurtig
2008   aX, School of Architecture, University of Chicago, Illinois
            Proximity, The Chicago Issue, Issue #1
2005   “Working on the Failed Utopia”, response by Kathryn Hixson, Regarding Public Space, 306090, Architecture Journal 09
2002   “Reproduction and Production”, Thresholds 24, MIT Journal of Architecture and Culture, 2002
2000   “Positions in Architecture”, The Chicago Architecture Journal 9
1995/98   Journal of Ordinary Thought, Chicago, IL


2022 “there is this We”, Sculpture Milwaukee, curated by Michelle Grabner and Theaster Gates
2016   “Chthonic Void” for the solo exhibition at Devening Projects, Chicago, essay Jeremy Biles, design Jason Pickleman
2007   “Whale Oil, Slave Ships and Burning Martyrs”, design by Jason Pickleman
2005   Christine Tarkowski, Administrative Bunker + Rook, Hyde Park Arts Center, essay Hamza Walker, design Jason Pickleman
2001   Notes on Repetition, essays: Hal Adams, Randall Kober, John Langford


2015   Pilchuck School of Glass, Artist in Residence
            Tacoma Museum of Glass, Artist in Residence
2012   Visiting Artist, OxBow, Saugatuck, MI
2010   Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, Columbia College Chicago/3 Arts 2010 Fellow
            Dflux, Detroit Artist in Residence
            Roger Brown Studio Residency, New Buffalo, MI
2008   J.M. Kohler Arts in Industry Residency, Kohler WI
            Illinois Arts Council, Fellowship
2005   Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Individual Artist Award
2004   Cite´ Internationale des Arts, Residency in Paris, France
            Franconia Sculpture Park Grant, Jerome Foundation, Minnesota
2003   J.M. Kohler Arts in Industry Residency, Kohler WI
2001   Creative Capital Foundation


Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Fiber and Material Studies
2001/02 MIT, Full Time Visiting Artist, Visual Arts Program, Cambridge, MA