This is the fourth in a series of five 2014 UIC MFA candidate artist talks. The artists will discuss their work and their concurrently running thesis exhibition,That's the First Place They'll Look.
Jordan Anderson was born and raised in Rockford, IL and received degrees in Zoology and Studio Art from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He currently lives and works in Chicago, IL.
David Bodhi Boylan grew up in Woodstock, NY and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He currently lives and works in Chicago.
Kyle Schlie’s extensive merchandising experience, collaborative leadership style, and operational expertise positioned him for his role at the J.T. Baker Chemical Company where today he is the head of 23 divisions and oversees all day-to-day operations. His valuable skills in business, design, publishing, science, construction, and cooking have contributed greatly to the company’s growth since he joined in 2012. He holds bachelor’s degrees in architecture and design, an honorary doctorate from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a forthcoming masters in fine art.
An active community member, Schlie supports many charities, is active in a variety of non-profit organizations, and does most of his work pro bono. He serves on the Advisory Board for S.A.C.K., an organization dedicated to encouraging student achievement and personal excellence in our nation’s youth through support of their parents* and is a proud supporter of YEP and the Salvation Army. Additionally he and his wife, Shannon, reside in Chicago and are the proud parents of one child with a kid or child (tbs) on the way.
Jenyu Wang was born in Taipei, Taiwan and immigrated to the United States in her mid-teens. Her interests in temporal and spatial relationships are largely due to growing up in a fractured cultural-political environment. Jenyu perceives her world in disjunction, instead of continuity, a view that prompts her to seek and create idiosyncratic associations whenever she can. She is currently a HATCH resident artist. She was born in Taiwan and lives and works in Chicago.