Jeff Krantz
Senior Instructor, Drawing
Art + Design
College of Arts and Sciences
Instruction for major and non-art majors that focuses on the acquisition of perceptual skills necessary for the objective representation of drawn and painted subject matter. More advanced instruction is aimed at parlaying these skills into realizing more content driven imagery where the intuitive and inventive powers are more aggressively developed.
Courses Taught
Studio Experiences: Drawing
Drawing I
Drawing II
Advanced Drawing
Research Interests
Interested in the concepts of Jungian psychology and their relationship to apocalyptic themes in popular culture and social media.

Masters of Fine Arts in Painting, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Selected Exhibitions

Bloodletting, Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL (solo)

Faculty Biennial, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

MVCC Faculty Present: New Work, Moraine Valley Community College

MVCC Faculty Exhibit: Innerview, Moraine Valley Community College

Guest List, Gescheidle Gallery, Chicago, IL

Building Beauty, Carlson Tower Gallery, North Park University, Chicago, IL

Seattle Art Fair, Martin-Zambito Gallery, Seattle, WA


A native of Niagra Falls, N.Y., Mr. Krantz earned his BFA in painting at Washington University and his masters in painting at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He was awarded a teaching fellowship following his graduate study where he acted as Associate Professor of Drawing at Indiana University's Overseas Program in Florence, Italy. After moving to Chicago in the fall of 1995, Mr. Krantz began teaching basic and advanced courses in drawing and painting at the Highland Park Fine Arts Center, and the Evanston Arts center. He currently teaches at Northeastern Illinois University and Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Ill. He divides his time between teaching and working in the studio preparing for his next and very occasional show at home where he lives with his wife and four cats.

FA 252
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
By appointment.
Main Campus