Indiana University 

Double Major:
Individualized Major Program: Creative Writing
BA English

Minor: Education

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

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.  


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


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

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

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

Weekly art reviews from February 2009- April 2009

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

 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

Blue Rider Theatre – performer – September 1998- March 1999

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

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

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

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


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