Curriculum Vitae

STACEE KALMANOVSKY b.1981 Gomel, Belarus, lives Mundelein, IL

2012                       Masters of Fine Art / The University of Chicago, Department of Visual Art
2004                      Bachelors of Fine Art / The University of Illinois at Chicago / School of Art and Design
2002                      Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute of Art / Study Abroad / Florence, Italy
2019-Present       College of Lake County / Professional Development / Ceramics


2012          Artist Residency: A Paper A Drawing A Mountain
                  The Banff Center / Banff, Canada.
2011          The Arts and Science Initiative Graduate Collaboration Grant
2012          Awardee in collaboration with Philippe Tapon and Clare Rosean.
                  The University of Chicago Arts / Chicago, IL.
2012          Master in Fine Arts Fellowship Nominee
                   The Dedalus Foundation, New York, NY.
2010           Full Tuition Waiver based on Merit
2012           University of Chicago, Department of Visual Art, Chicago, IL.


2014          A Reciprocal Wild / The Secret Intelligence of Objects
                  Woman Made Gallery / Chicago, IL.

2012          Heat Me Up Cool Me Down
                  The Philosopher’s Knoll / Banff Art Center / Banff, Canada.

2012          Drone, MFA Thesis Exhibition
                  Logan Center Gallery / Chicago, IL.

2011          House Guests
                 The Cat House / Chicago, IL.

2009        Territory
                  Villa Peyron al Bosco di Fontelucente / Fiesole, Italy.

2005         Rain
                  Ometti: Lo Spazio / Florence, Italy.

2021         Recent Works / Juried exhibition
                  Robert T Wright Gallery / Grayslake, IL

2021         The Skin I am In / Curated by Donna Jackson
                  South Haven Center for the Arts / South Haven, MI

2021         Still Holds Up / Drive-in Exhibition
                  Wilmette, IL

2017          I Have Feelings to Express / Curated by Josue Pellot
                  Tiger Strikes Asteroid / Chicago,IL.

2013         CISCO SYSCO SISQO / Curated by Kristof Wickman, Tom Simon, Alina Tenser
                  Rockaway Beach, NY

2013         Emerging Illinois Artists
                  McLean County Arts Center / Bloomington, IL

2013         Sense/ Curated by Gwendolyn Zabicki
                  SLAC @ Milwaukee Ave Arts Fest / Chicago, IL

2013         16th International Open, Group Exhibition
                  Woman Made Gallery / Chicago, IL

2012         Expansion
                  Lacuna Arts Center / Chicago, IL

2012         21st Evanston and Vicinity Biennial / Curated by Shannon Stratton
                  Evanston Art Center / Evanston, IL

2011          Animality / Open Practice Committee Seminar Exhibition
                  Dova Temporary / Chicago, IL

2011          MDW Art Fair / Chicago, IL

2010          Communicating Forms: Aesthetics, Relationality, Collaboration
                  Dova Temporary / Chicago, IL

2009         Once Upon A Time and Now / curated by Susan Sensemann
                  Evanston Art Center / Evanston, Illinois

2009         Angoli d’Arte
                  Villa Peyron al Bosco di Fontelucente / Fiesole, Italy

2009         Sulla Propria Pelle
                  Villa Vogel / Florence, Italy



2013         The Child Alberta Setup
                  Contributing text and image / Vancouver, BC

2012          Wild Once and Captured by Jeff Epton
                  Full color illustrations / Chicago, IL

2012          Paper Monument / Draw It with Your Eyes Closed:
                  The Art of the Art Assignment / n+1 Foundation / Brooklyn, NY
                   Contributing text and image p. 81/82.


2012 – Present      Founder – The Art Room, Mundelein, IL
                                Fine art curriculum development for preK – high school level
                                Fine art instruction painting, collage, mixed media, ceramics
                                Community arts consultant
                                Gifted and special needs services
                                Project management

2019 – Present      Studio Art – Art Therapy
                                Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL
                                Develop arts curriculum for special needs students
                                Responsible for stocking art studio
                                Teach in person and online fine art
                                Covered Drawing, painting, print-making, mixed media techniques

2019 – Present      Fine Arts Instructor
                                Mundelein Park District, Mundelein, IL
                                Develop arts curriculum for ages 5-15
                                Fine art instruction drawing, painting, mixed media

2014 – 2020          Principal Fine Arts Instructor
                               Music and Montessori Center, Mundelein IL
                               Develop curriculum for ages 3-5
                               Fine art education or drawing, painting, mixed media

2015 – 2019          Principal Fine Arts Instructor
                               Montessori School of Long Grove. Long Grove, IL
                               Develop curriculum for ages 3-10
                               Fine art education or drawing, painting, mixed media

2018 – 2019          Principal Fine Arts Instructor
                               Chateau Elite. Mundein, IL
                               Develop curriculum for ages 3-5
                               Fine art education or drawing, painting, mixed media

2018 – 2019         Fine Arts Faculty
                              David Adler Music and Arts Center, Libertyville, IL
                              Develop arts curriculum for ages 6-12
                              Fine art instruction drawing, painting, mixed media

2010 – 2012         Course and Teaching Assistant
                              The University of Chicago, Department of Visual Arts.
                              Photo 101: Assisted S. Huffman with dark room set up, lab hours, critiques,
                              and course documents., readings and images for course
                              Photo 102: Assisted Laura Letinsky with dark room set, lab hours, gathered
                              images, slides, course documents for lectures, critiques.
                              Drawing 101: Assisted Jessica Stockholder with student meetings, lecture
                              slides, course preparation and critiques.
                              Feast, a Seminar. Assisted Laura Letinsky and Stephanie Smith set up field trips,
                              lectures, course documents, and critiques.
                              Sculpture 101: Assisted Geoff Oppenhiemer with wood shop demos and operation,
                              lab hours, student projects, and critiques.


2020 – Present       Arts Programming and Business Consultant
                                 Mundelein Art Center Planning Committee
                                 This committee did the initial research for the future art center

2021 –                      Present / Arts Purchasing and Installation Consultant
                                 Public Sculpture subcommittee
                                 This subcommittee researches public art purchases for the Village of Mundelein

2020 –                      Present / Miller Park Commissioner
                                  West Shore Park Corp, Mundelein IL
                                  This commission was responsible for remodeling and restoring Miller Park 

2018 –                       Present / Mundelein Arts Commissioner
                                  Mundelein Arts Commission, The Village of Mundelein / Mundelein, IL
                                  This committee is responsible for public art, cultural events,
                                  community engagement, and project development

2014                          Panelist / Gifted Services Committee
                                   Diamond Lake District 76 / Mundelein IL
                                   Helped pilot the gifted services program for the district