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Lisa Schuyler Jewell

About the artist

As the daughter of a commercial artist, I have been a connoisseur and creator of visual arts all of my life. I had my work first included in an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago when I was three years old. I spent hours in the advertising agency where my father worked, creating art with tools that few children have the opportunity to use. Art has always been one of my avocations whether or not it has been my vocation.

I have "officially" studied drawing, sculpture, photography, 2-D design, graphic design, architecture, video, computer graphics, animation, art history, watercolors & weaving. I am proficient in many tools. I am constantly creating art in a myriad of media.

I have an A.B. degree in Urban Studies/Architecture from Yale University, and an M.A. degree in Inner City Studies Education from Northeastern Illinois University, and a second B.A. in Interactive Multimedia, with a concentration in Film & Video, from Columbia College Chicago. I have also studied in the architecture programs of Syracuse University in Florence and the University of Illinois- Chicago.

As the daughter of a Chicago Public School teacher, I have also had a lifelong passion for teaching anc communicating information. I have worked as a Chicago Public School teacher, and have managed my own private tutoring business for over 15 years. I was the librarian and webmaster for two departments at the University of Chicago and one at Columbia College Chicago, and the research and web manager at The Kennedy Group, a healthcare IT consulting company. I have been on the faculty at Columbia College Chicago for six years, and I have taught computer programming, web design, and, most extensively, the best mathematics course for artists ever designed. I have been an independent producer of video, web, and interactive media projects, and incorporate interactive media into my teaching.

Over the past ten years I have worked on all aspects of web site production for universities, corporate clients, non-profit organizations and individuals. I have produced several corporate promotional videos on tape and on CD-ROM,and collaborated on a documentary for the Austrian Governmant. I programmed and assisted with the concept and design of many of the interactive exhibits for the opening of the Cyberspace gallery at the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum in 2001.

I have been a member of the Association of Mutimedia Communicators, Engineering and Recording Society of Chicago (EARS), Company of Friends (Fast Company), the Special Libraries Association, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and the Metropolitan Mathematics Club of Chicago, Digital Eve Chicago (where I co-Chaired for the tech-committee and served as Content Lead on the communications committee),and the Association of Internet Professionals. I have volunteered in both the production and education departments at the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, and in the studios at the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago.

When I'm not working, studying, or volunteering, I'm skippering my boat Sloop John B. on Lake Michigan, skating on the streets of Chicago as a member of National Skate Patrol, skiing in some mountain range somewhere as me, or exploring the world.


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