Kim Ambriz standing outdoors next to a brown horse
Associate Professor; 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, Iowa

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

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

Selected Exhibitions

Trace + Gestures, Grey Matter Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

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

Desaturate2, Living Room Gallery, Chicago, IL

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

Drawing Resurfaced, Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, IN

dis/connections, Dubhe Carreño Gallery, Chicago, IL

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

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

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

The Yield, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL

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

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

Additional Information

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

Artist Residency, Jentel Artist Residency Program, Banner, WY

Artist Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

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

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

Room FA 105B
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-4921
Office Hours
On sabbatical until July 1, 2023.
Main Campus