photo of Kim Ambriz
Printmaking, Art Department Chairperson
Art + Design
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-4921
All areas of printmaking taught with a focus on screenprinting, monoprint, monotype and lithography. Experimental approaches to printmaking and hand bookbinding are also covered during advanced courses.
Courses Taught
Printmaking I
Printmaking II
Printmaking III
Printmaking IV
WIP: Professional Practices
Research Interests
Kim’s prints and drawings (and hybrids of the two) are informed by and reference the formats of pictorial histories, maps, manuscripts and chronicles, especially those of ancient Aztec codices and Plains Indian ledger drawings. Her current work extracts and re-contextualizes parts of stories, characters, symbols and settings found in Mexican texts and myths, such as the Popol Vuh and the Mexican zodiac, and gives special attention to ancient funerary customs and their connection to various journeys and trials encountered in the underworld.

Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking, University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, Iowa City, IA

Master of Arts in Printmaking, University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, Iowa City, IA

Bachelor of Arts in Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Selected Exhibitions

Trace + Gestures, Grey Matter Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, 2013

Trace + Gestures, Proyecto ‘Ace, Dialogo Space/Central Hall, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2013

Desaturate2, Living Room Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2013

Transformation, Grand Rapids Museum of Art, Grand Rapids, MI, 2012

Drawing Resurfaced, Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, IN, 2011

dis/connections, Dubhe Carreño Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2011

Process and Practice, Fine Arts Center Gallery, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL, 2011

Refugee Reading Room (The Moving Crew), Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA, 2011

The Moving Crew: Ideal X, Culturing Community, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, IA, 2010

The Yield, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2009

The Moving Crew: Transfer-mation, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI, 2007

Transformation: Artist/Scientist Collaborations, Rochester Contemporary, Rochester, NY, 2007

Additional Information

Artist Residency, CBPA/ Anchor Graphics, The Moving Crew, Columbia College, Chicago, IL, 2014

Artist Residency, Jentel Artist Residency Program, Banner, WY, 2013

Artist Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 2012

Chicago Community Arts Assistance Grant (CAAP), Chicago, IL, 2012  

Artist-in-Residence, FugScreens Studio, Chicago, IL, 2010

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