Curriculum Vitae – Tamara H Fox

Tamara Fox   


MA Art History, Northern Illinois University
Emphasis:  Modernism

MFA Painting and Drawing, University of Minnesota

DELF Diploma in French Language Studies
University of Paris, La Sorbonne

BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Teaching Experience:  Places of Employment

Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

Hope College, Holland, MI

Muskegon Community College, Muskegon, MI

Forest Hills Community Enrichment Program, Grand Rapids, MI

Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL

College of DuPage Instructional Alternatives, Glen Ellyn, IL

Anoka Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids, MI

Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN


Teaching Experience/Courses Taught:

Philosophy:  Aesthetics

Art History:  Art Appreciation, Art History Survey, Modernism, Contemporary Art

Design History:  History of Design (interiors, furnishings, decorative arts), History of Graphic Design, History of Industrial Design, Modern & Contemporary Architecture

 Seminar Classes:  The Making of Europe: Early RenaissanceDada and Surrealism, Art Nouveau & Symbolism, Earthworks and Visionary Folk Environments, Women, Art & Society (cross-listed with women’s studies)

Studio:  2-D Design, 3-D Design, Beginning Drawing, Intermediate Drawing, Beginning Painting, Color TheoryNon-darkroom Photography, Introduction to Studio Art

Digital/Design:  Computer Art (Illustrator, Photoshop), Digital Imaging (Photoshop), Digital Illustration (Illustrator), Typography (Illustrator)

 Non-Credit/Continuing Education:  Frank Lloyd Wright & Prairie Style Architecture (HASP/Hope Academy of  Senior Professionals), Art and Modern Theater (Actorsʼ Theatre, “Exploring contemporary Theater” workshop series), Book Arts, Collage & Découpage, Drawing with Color Media, Art Without Fear (based on Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Betty Edwards)


Juror’s Award, Festival of the Arts, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

Outstanding Part Time Faculty, Robert Morris University, DuPage Campus

Second Place Award, Minnesota State Fair, Annual Fine Arts Exhibition

Graduate School Tuition Scholarship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Dayton Hudson Partners in Learning Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Second Place Award, Ars Nova Fall Exhibition, Gallery 200, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Jurors:  Mike Russiak, Craig Anderson

 Honorable Mention, Ars Nova Spring Exhibition, Gallery 200, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Jurors: Tom Stancliffe, Scott Wallace

Honorable Mention, Les’Arts Annual Art Exhibition, Park St. Cloud, Paris

Relevant Experience:


Volunteer Coordinator,  Kate Gilmore “Higher Ground”
SiTE:LAB, Rumsey Street Project, ArtPrize 7

Assistant Juror, ArtPrize (2D)
Assistant to Justine Ludwig, Dallas Contemporary

“Aesthetics, Teaching, and the Indefinite”, Art and Indeterminacy,
SCAC, Southeastern College Art Conference, Pittsburgh PA
Chair, Jason Hoelscher

Revue Magazine, Freelance Contributor

“Art, Authenticity, and Authorship”, Guest Speaker, ArtPrize, Art on Tap


Assistant Juror, ArtPrize (2D)
Assistant to curator/choreographer Andrew Russeth, (Co-Editor, Art News)

Juror, Art in Our City, The Century Club, Muskegon, MI
Community Foundation for Muskegon , (co-juror, Stephanie Wooster)

Panelist, Michigan Art and Cultural Affairs, Operations Grant

Panelist, ArtPrize: Critical Discourse
(Invitational panel including art critic Jerry Saltz and artist Adonna Khare)

Assistant Juror, ArtPrize (Time-Based Media)
Assistant to curator/choreographer Rashida Bumbray, (Studio Museum Harlem, The Kitchen) 

Panelist, Michigan Art and Cultural Affairs, Development Grant

 Assistant Juror, ArtPrize (2-Dimensional Media)
Assistant to art critic Tyler Green (Modern Art Notes, Modern Painters)

 Art H.A.C.K., Freelance Contributor, Assistant Editor

Artbeat writer, The Rapidian

Conference Session Co-Chair, MAHS/Midwestern Art Historian Society

Curriculum Chair, Department of Art & Design
Robert Morris University, Chicago