Jeff Krantz
Art + Design
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-4911
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.

BFA Painting - Washington University, St. Louis, MO

MFA Painting - Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Selected Exhibitions

2103 Solo show: Bloodletting, Moraine Valley Community Cooleg, Palos Hills, IL

2011 Faculty Biennial, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

2010-2009 MVCC Faculty Present: New Work, Moraine Valley Community College

2008 MVCC Faculty Exhibit: Innerview, Moraine Valley Community College

2003 Guest List, Gescheidle Gallery, Chicago, IL

1999 Building Beauty, Carlson Tower Gallery, North Park University, Chicago, IL

1997 Seattle Art Fair, Martin-Zambito Gallery, Seattle, WA




A native of Niagra Falls, NY, 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, IL. 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
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-4911
Office Hours
Main Campus
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