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Curriculum Vitae

MFA   School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois                                      

 

BA      University of California, Santa Cruz, California                                                   

           

Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

 

           School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois                                     

           University of California, Santa Cruz, California                                                                                                      

Solo Exhibitions

 

2026   Origin of Species (working title), Martin Museum, Baylor University,

          Waco, Texas

2024   Folk Tails, Richard T Wright Gallery, College of Lake County,

          Grayslake, Illinois

 

2021   Folly, Reece Museum, Johnson City, Tennessee

2017   Heroic Painting, Tipton Gallery, Johnson City, Tennessee

 

2016   Heroic Painting, Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky

 

2015   Ectoplasm from the Underworld, The Bike Room, Chicago, Illinois

   Ryan Richey: Ghostbuster, The Newhart Promenade, Loyola University,            Chicago, Illinois (curator)

 

2012   Christian Rieben: The Failure of Rational Thought, The Bike Room,                         Chicago, Illinois

 

2011   Christian Rieben: Meat for the Siren, Gallery UNO, Chicago, Illinois

 

2009   Christian Rieben: Recent Work, Gallery 73, Belgrade, Serbia

          Christian Rieben: Phallusy, Stumptown Gallery, Alma, Wisconsin

          Christian Rieben: Friend of Dorothy, Gallery UNO, Chicago, Illinois

2007   Christian Rieben: How To Make a Painting, Gallery UNO,

          Chicago, Illinois

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024   Moreover: 50 Paintings, Green Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

          Thunderdomesticity: The F-Word, No. 7 Center Gallery, Vermillion,

          South Dakota

          TMA Contemporary, Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, Wisconsin

          Arbeiten internationaler Künstler, Gallery UNO Projektraum Berlin, Berlin,               Germany

 

2022   What Strange Water, What Strange Air, Tyger Tyger Gallery, Asheville, 

           North Carolina    

 

2021   FLEX, Reece Museum, Johnson City, Tennessee

          Creation After Destruction, Tipton Gallery, Johnson City, Tennessee

2019   The Rejects, Coldbench.com, Online curated exhibition

 

2018   The Face of Danger, Tipton Gallery, Johnson City, Tennessee

          Wherefore Art Thou, Romeo, Tipton Gallery, Johnson City, Tennessee

          Ciao: Virgin Disaster, Il Museo, Spannocchia, Italy

 

2015   Marks from Sparks, Beverly Art Center, Beverly, Illinois

          Prism Walls: Sexual Identity and the Expression of Desire, The Newhart                   Promenade, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois (curator)

          Affordable Art Fair, Gallery Uno Berlin, London, England

 

2014   Surrealism and War, National Veterans Art Museum, Chicago, Illinois

          Art of it All, Featured Artist, Shy Rabbit, Online Exhibition

          Review, Reflect, The Newhart Promenade, Loyola University, Chicago,                     Illinois

 

2013   More than Naked, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois (curator)

 

2012   Ordinacija #3, Inex Film, Belgrade, Serbia

          Midway Art Fair, Lloyd Dobler Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

          Faculty Biennale, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois

 

2011   Studio Art Faculty Exhibit, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen                     Ellyn, Illinois

 

2010   Faculty Biennale: Outside the Classroom, Loyola University, Chicago,                       Illinois

 

2008   Berliner Liste, Cumberland Haus, Berlin, Germany

          Make Me an Offer, Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, Illinois

          Summer Show, Castello di Santa Severa, Italy

          Secret Lives Revealed, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois

          Kewaunee Art Fair, Voda Gallerie, Kewaunee, Wisconsin

          Living Room Paintings, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

 

2007   One by One, Lloyd Dobler Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

          Studio Art Faculty Exhibit, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen                     Ellyn, Illinois

          (Un)restricted, Lloyd Dobler Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

 

2006   Balls Out, 518 Erie, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (curator)

          Fantastical Dreams and Primitive Desires, Thesis Show, Gallery 2,                           Chicago, Illinois

 

2005   Love 8, Gallery X, Chicago, Illinois

          (W)holeness, Gallery 1926, Chicago, Illinois (curator)

          Fluid Motion, Chicago Theater Building, Chicago, Illinois

 

2004   Thesis Show, Gallery 2, Chicago, Illinois

          Art Fair Off the Square, Madison, Wisconsin

 

2003   “Best in Painting”, Art Fair Off the Square, Madison, Wisconsin

Residencies

2023   Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

 

2022   Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, Virginia

          Soaring Gardens Artist Retreat, Laceyville, Pennsylvania

Employment

East Tennessee State University

Visiting Assistant Professor of Painting

2016-2022

Courses taught: Introduction to Painting, Intermediate Painting, Advanced Painting, Figure Painting, Graduate Painting and Drawing, Methods of Research, Portfolio and Exhibition, Protest Painting, Visionary Landscape Painting, Introduction to Drawing, Color and Practice, Words and Images (creative writing/painting course), Painting in Tuscany (study abroad course)

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2007-2018           Early College Program Faculty

2006                           Roving Substitute Professor

Fall 2005                   Teaching Assistant, First Year Program

Summer 2005           Teaching Assistant, Advanced Painting

Spring 2005              Teaching Assistant, Multi-level Painting

Courses taught: Painting and Drawing; Beginning Oil Painting; From Drawing to Painting; Drawing 2: the Portrait; Painting 2: the Portrait; Figure Painting; Figure Drawing

 

 

Loyola University, Chicago

 

2008 - 2016         Instructor, Department of Fine and Performing Arts

 

Courses taught: Drawing 1; Painting 1; Painting 2; Senior Advisor

 

College of DuPage

 

2007-2013     Adjunct Faculty, Fine Arts Department

Courses taught: Drawing 1, Drawing 2, Painting 1, Painting 2, Painting Trends, Visual Fundamentals 2-D, Student Art Gallery

The Dolphin School, Berkshire, England

 

1999 - 2000            Art Instructor

 

 

Other Employment

 

 

2015                      Juror, Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant,                                     Provincetown, Massachusetts

 

2000 – Present      Owner/Designer Outer Space Garden Design, Chicago, Illinois;                                Madison, Wisconsin; London, England

2004 – Present       Host/Disc Jockey, DJ Robopop, 

                             https://www.house-mixes.com/profile/DJRobopop

 

2000 - 2001           Production Assistant, Will van der Vlugt Film Productions,

                             London, England

 

1996 - 1999           Manager, L'Odeon Restaurant, London, England

 

                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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