James Kao, MFA

James KaoAssistant Professor of Art
Department of Art and Theatre
Building and Room Location: Stephens Hall 210
Telephone: 630-844-5519
Email Address: jkao@aurora.edu

I teach my students how to see—with eyes wide open to see shapes, scale relationships and space; with eyes squinted to better see color values and temperatures; and with eyes gently shut, to see how a work of art means.

Education
MFA, Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BFA, Studio Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BA, Philosophy, University of Chicago

Areas of Specialization
Drawing
Painting

Highlights of Publications, Honors and Professional Contributions
Exhibitions: Toomey Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA; Patricia Ladd Carrega Gallery, Center Sandwich, NH; China Projects, San Francisco, CA; Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL, Lloyd Dobler Gallery, Chicago, Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY.

Awards: Artist in Residence, Catwalk Art Residency, Catskill, NY; Artist in Residence, White Mountain National Forest, Sandwich, NH; Artist in Residence, Marina Abramović Institute-West, San Francisco.