Patricia RAIN Gianneschi CV

Patricia RAIN Gianneschi

2012-2024 IATSE #476 Studio Teacher,  Currently:  Chicago P. D.  
All Chicago Productions, All NBC Shows, The CHI, Shameless, Empire, Electric Dreams, Jupiter Ascending, Utopia, In My Name, APB, Patriot, Time Travelers Wife, SomebodySomewhere & Commercials

2012-13 Teaching Artist, Supervising Adjunct, Department of Art Education, SAIC

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

MFA 2017, School of the Art Institute of Chicago;

MAAE, 2004, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; 

BFA/BFAT (1977-79); University of California, Berkeley



2023: Artifact Gallery, Art Basel Red Dot, Miami;

Gallery Art Number 23, TOKYO ART FAIR;

Perseus Gallery, ART EXPO NY,

Fresno State College, “PARAMETERS OF WHAT IT IS TO BE”,  “MA:R “I’M TIRED”;

Clovis Community College, “A Conjugated Artist in Prints and Poetry” Solo Exhibition,  Clovis College Gallery, Fresno, Ca.;

M.A.D.S. Art Gallery, Milan, “RAIN GONE WILD” 

M.A.D.S. Gallery; TIMES SQUARE NYC; virtual group exhibition ARTIFACT Gallery; ART BASEL, Miami, RED DOT

2022:  SPILTMILK Gallery; Edinburgh, “If Not Now When?”

WO FOUNDATION GALLERY, Madrid, “Disrupted”,

ARTS TO HEARTS PROJECTS, Mumbai, New Delhi, India,

“Treasured Moments”M.A.D.S. ART GALLERY, Milan, & Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, “N.F.T. New Freedom Think”,  M.A.D.S. GALLERY;

FIABCN Fira Internacional d’Art de Barcelona,

M.A.D.S. GALLERY; LE PEDERA EVENT, Casa Mila, Barcelona,

M.A.D.S. Art Gallery, Milan & Fuerteventura, C.I.; “YELLOW” 

Van Gogh  Gallery, Madrid, “Monaco Art Fair 2022” Monaco, France

2021:  ART EXPO NY,  Perseus Gallery                                               

CAD: Chicago Art Gallery, Chicago: Mother Art Revisited Summit Exhibition South Haven Art Center, Michigan, “Six Feet Apart” Painting 

Art Number 23, London & Athens, Solo Virtual Exhibition,

Ox Bow School of Art, Saugatuck; MAR Summit

2020:  Covid-Cancelled Shows: 2020: EXPO New York , Perseus Gallery Solo Show Art Number 23, London;l Mother Art: Revisited Collective VIRTUAL Summit, Chicago Art Department Gallery, Chicago; Virtual “Occupying the In-Between” Goldsmith, University of London;

Mother Art:Revisited “ON TYRANNY” 20 Lessons

from the 20th Century, The Postcard Project

2019:  RED DOT MIAMI, SOFA CHICAGO, Perseus Gallery, Gallery

ART NUMBER 23 Exhibitions; ‘VICIOUS CIRCLE’ London, ‘CHAPTER I” London, ‘SEEN FORMS”, Prague,  Anthropologio, Athens, “SYNERGIC”; Gallery Ovalo, Mexico City, AIP Residency Show, “SEEN/UNSEEN” Carmona, Spain; “CitizenSHIP” Riverside Art Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan; “Twisted Oyster Film Festival; Vital Signs” Athens, Greece ; “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;

2018:  “Metamorphosis/Paramorphosis” & Alpha Theta, Gallery Art Number 23, Old Biscuit Factory, London & Slovakia;

“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, Chicago; Garage Gallery, Chicago “Mother Art: Revisited Collective Exhibition;

2017:  SAIC MFA Thesis Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries 2016,

Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, Vermont;

Throop Street Show LRMFA Group Exhibit, 2009, Chicago;

2003, Teaching Artists CPS, Chicago Cultural Center; 2015, Main Street Museum; 1990-2000,

“RAIN “ One-Woman show, Gallery 1633, Chicago


PUBLICATIONS:  “Studio Visit” Print Exhibition; 2017, 2018 & 2019;   2018;2020 “50 Women”; “Carmona Illustration”, Developing a Visually Reflective Practice: A Model for Professional Self-Study for publication, by Intellect; 2019 March 2018 National Art Education Women’s Caucus Exhibition in print;  Art Expo Chicago, Featured Painting in print catalog, “FALLEN”, January 2018, STUDIO VISIT Exhibition in Print, volume 39; 2018; MFA THESIS 2017, “Becoming RAIN; Art , Spirit & Social Justice"; MFA THESIS 2004, “Becoming Women; Art & Leadership for Adolescent Girls”, Flaxman Library SAIC Chicago; 2004 AIC Commission “The Last Flowers of Manet, Performance Rubloff Auditorium, AIC,  2000, “Magic In America” Performance AIC; 2017 “Just Words & Just Words II” Poetry Books, SAIC Special Collections Library, Flaxman Library;

MUSIC:   2017 “Six Days At The Mouse House” Recording.                                                               RR-22 Productions; 2001 “I & I”, FFB Productions, Chicago; 1981-1988.                                                                                                       2010 L.A. Music Awards Americana Artist & Americana Album of the Year

2020, “RAIN JIVE LIVE” A Podcast


2018 20the Century Fox, “EMPIRE” Synesthesia,  2009, “SABLE”, MGM/Gerber, Chicago.

2021, “Ripple Effect”, Prop Designer, “The Circus Scene”

AWARDS:  2018 National WET PAINT NXT Level Art of Excellence Award, Zhou B Center, Chicago; 2019 Artist in Residence Appointment, 2018 AIP
Artist In Residence Appointment, Tuscany Italy, 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;