Curriculum Vitae

C.V.

EDUCATION:

Indiana University 1994

Double Major:
Individualized Major Program: Creative Writing
BA English

Minor: Education

AWARDS:
Ruth Hall Scholarship
Nomination for the Individualized Major Program’s “Top Final Project Award
Honor’s Division Grant

BOOKS:
The Blue Kind: Novel published by Switchgrass Books, 2012 (distributed by University of Chicago Press). See also “reviews”.

The Essential New Art Examiner:  Non-fiction anthology published by Northern Illinois University, 2011.  

ONLINE MAGAZINES:

Founded Chicago Art Magazine: Conceived and created the blog/magazine hybrid ChicagoArtMagazine.com, became the most widely-read local art publication in Chicago within three months of launch. Served at Editor-in-Chief and worked with editors and writers to create (to date) over 700 articles related to the local visual art scene. November 2009- present

Designed and created Chicago Art Map – http://ChicagoArtMap.com is software that “maps out” over 300 art galleries and organzies 3,000 art exhibits annually. It was created using the Google Maps API and offers a comprehensive searchable, sortable, categorizable, filter-able and geo-tagged view of the local art scene. July 2009 – present

TINC Magazine and The Chicago Startups Catalog: http://tincmag.com and http://tincmag.com/startup. An online magazine about the Chicago tech scene. Designed PHP system to sort and filter Chicago seed-stage startups.

Began Art Talk Chicago for ChicagoNow Network (owned by Chicago Tribune). http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/art-talk-chicago/ – March 2009-November 2009

Created Chicago DIY Film and Chicago-Performance.com as subsidiary sites. September 2010- present

RADIO:

Chicago Public Radio Segments – Producer and On-air Contributor:
Outsider Art and the Cult of Authenticity   ­- “848” and “Morning Edition,” April 24, 2008
When Dance and Architecture Collide   – “Hello Beautiful,”  “848,” and “Morning Edition,” January 10, 2008
Skokie Art Façade – “Hello Beautiful,” “848,” and “All Things Considered, ” September 4, 2007

On-air Fiction: 
The Beauty Game –   Hello Beautiful,  Chicago Public Radio,  April 2, 2008
The Woman Inside the Tree, Vocalo, Aired seven times from August 2008-present

Interview:
Hello Beautiful, Chicago Public Radio – April 6, 2oo8

MAGAZINE FEATURE WRITING:
Huffington Post: multiple articles about Chicago startups and the “Maker” community

Time Out Chicago:
Carrie Schneider– November 14, 2008
This Shadow is a Bit of Ideology, Gallery 400 – January 1, 2009
Ulf Puder – January 8 or 15, 2009
William Conger Paintings 1958-2008 – March 2009
Art Institute Vs. MCA (feature) – May 14, 2009
The Modern Wing’s a Tonic for the Rest of the Art Institute – May 14, 2009

ArtSlant.com
Weekly art reviews from February 2009- April 2009
http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/55886-kathryn-born

Articles:
Chicago Artist Coalition Newsletter:
Book Review: Making Modernism: Picasso and the Creation of the Market for Twentieth-Century Art – April 2009
No Art Until You Finish the Laundry (Op Ed) – July 2007

PODCASTS:
 Bad at Sports – Visual Art Podcast, Interviews and Features: 
Jason Foumberg and Olga Stefan:  Maybe Everything is Fine – January 2009
Kathryn on Publishing: Eight Interviews with Chicago Publishers – December 2009
Auction Predictions – November 2008
Artropolis: Paul Morris and Tony Karman – April 2008
Sabrina Raaf – January 2008
Natalie van Straatan:  The History of the Chicago Gallery Scene Since 1969 – January 2007
Pat Swanson:  Another Story  at Hyde Park Art Center   – September 2007
Tom Blackman:  The Day After Art Chicago was Purchased by the Merchandise Mart – April 2006
Discussion with Brian Shannon: How to insure Damien Hirst’s Shark and Other Ephemeral Art – September 2006
DJ Spooky – April 2006
Edible Book Show – March 2006

PERFORMANCE:
Blue Rider Theatre – performer – September 1998- March 1999

FILM:
He’s a Bust Out — writer/director – Bolex Camera, 3 minute
The Real Reason Monique Became a Vegetarian — writer/director — digital, 35 minutes

POSITIONS: 
Board of Directors Member – Refuge Gallery, Skokie, IL – 2008- present

CURATOR:
One Line Collective – Flat Iron Building, 2004
Communication is Overrated – Refuge Gallery, Skokie, IL May 2009

ART EXHIBITS:
Refuge Gallery – Communication is Overrated – Organized exhibit and created 30′ installation for group show, Skokie, IL 2009
Eidolon Gallery  – Chicago, IL 2007
Perfect Cup – Chicago, IL 2006
Flat Iron Building – One Line Collective– group show, Chicago 2004
Marshall Arts Gallery – group show, Memphis, TN 2001

REVIEWS AND MEDIA ATTENTION:

Booklist, November 1, 2012. highly postive review by Donna Seaman of National Library Association
“They took the Blue Pill” January 8, 2013, Chicago Reader (book review).
“Fiction Review: The Blue Kind by Kathryn Born. January 21, 2013,  New City