Patricia RAIN Gianneschi CV

Patricia RAIN Gianneschi


1990-2019 IATSE #476 Studio Teacher,  All Chicago Productions,

Teaching Artist, Supervising Professor, Department of Art Education,

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Teaching Artist Chicago Public Schools; George Armstrong School, 1990-2012


Advanced Degrees: MFA 2017, MAAE, 2004, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Degree: BFA/BFAT (1979); University of California, Berkeley



2020: ART EXPO NY; ART EXPO CHICAGO, Perseus Gallery, NY

2019: "SOFA" Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago; & "RED DOT MIAMI", Miami 

Perseus Gallery, New York

"Inside/Outside", Carmona Cultural Center, Carmona, Spain

 CitizenSHIP” Riverside Art Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan,

Galleria Ovalo, Mexico City, Mexico;

“Interruption”, Mother Art Revisited Collective Exhibition, Hairpin Art Center, Chicago;

“Enlighten”, Art Center HP, Highland Park;

 “The Other Art Fair Chicago”, Mana Contemporary;Chicago 

 “Beyond the Selfie”, Highland Park; 

“Metamorphosis/Paramorphosis” and“Alpha Theta”,

Gallery Art Number 23, Old Biscuit Factory, London, Slovakia, & Athens;

 “Studio Visit” Print Exhibition; 2017, 2018  & 2019;

2018; “Project Resist Fear”; Art Center HP; Highland Park;  

“8 X 8 Portraits”, Zhou Bros; Chicago,

“The Other Art Fair Chicago”;

National Art Education Women’s Caucus  Juried Art Exhibition, Seattle; 2018 National MFA “WET PAINT” Exhibition, Zhou B Art Center, Garage Gallery, Chicago “Mother Art: Revisited Collective Exhibition;

2017 SAIC MFA Thesis Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries

2016, Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, Vermont; ;

2015, Main Street Museum;  Randolph, Vermont;  

Throop Street Show LRMFA Group Exhibit; Chicago;

2009, Teaching Artists CPS, Chicago Cultural Center;

2003, “RAIN “  One-woman show, Gallery 1633, Chicago


PUBLICATIONS, March 2018 National Art Education Women’s Caucus Exhibition in print; January 2018, STUDIO VISIT Exhibition in Print, volume 39; 2018, Becoming RAIN; Art , Spirit & Social Justice; MFA THESIS 2004, “Becoming Women; Art & Leadership for Adolescent Girls”, MAAE Thesis, Flaxman Library SAIC Chicago; 2000, “Magic In America” AIC;  2017 “Just Words & Just Words II”  Poetry Books,  SAIC Special Collections Library,  Flaxman Library;


MUSIC: 2015-17 “Six Days At The Mouse House” RR-22 Productions; 2001 “I & I”, FFB Productions, Chicago; 1981-1988


FEATURE PAINTINGS; 2018 20th Century Fox, “EMPIRE”; Synethesia

2009, “SABLE”, MGM/Gerber, Chicago;


AWARDS, 2018 National  MFA Bienniel, “WET PAINT”, Awarded NXT Level Art of Excellence Award, Zhou B Center, Chicago;

Artist in Residence Appointments, 2018 Montespertoli, Italy, 2019  Carmona, Spain, OxBow Artist in Residence 1991, 2002 & 2003.

2010, LA Music Awards; 2002 & 2003 William Carr Oldendorf Award, Ox-Bow; 2001, Robert Rauschenberg Power of Art Award, Washington, D.C.; 1998 & 1999, Illinois Alliance for the Arts;


GRANTS; 2006-2012, Oppenheimer Family Foundation Teacher Incentive Grants, Chicago; 1996-2012, Illinois State University; 1993-2009, Chicago Foundation For Education, Chicago; 1991, Rochelle Lee Grant, Chicago; 1981 Illinois Arts Council,

2003-2009, Art Institute of Chicago, Performance Art; “Artists in the Galleries”,

2015-2018 Chair, Caucus for the Spiritual in Art Education, NAEA; 2013 Elementary Chair, Caucus for the Spiritual in Art Education; NAEA, Fellowships, 2010 & 2012,

Intuit Gallery, Chicago;