M.F.A., Arizona State University
M.S. in Occupational Therapy, Washington University
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2019 Solo Exhibition, Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago, Il.
2015/2011 Solo Exhibition, Packer-Schopf Gallery, Chicago, Ill.
2019 Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC (Curator: Elaine Gustafson)
2019 Sub(urban), Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Ill. (Curator: Audrey Moyer)
2018 Evanston Biennial, Evanston, Il. (Jurors: Sergio Gomez, Aron Packer, Therese Quinn)
2018 Dean Alan Olson Purchase Award, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Ill.
Porterfield teaches Advanced Painting at Northeastern Illinois University and received an MFA
from Arizona State University. She previously taught Design & Color Theory at the Harrington School of Design in Chicago (2005-2008) and Drawing & Color Theory at Arizona State University(2000-2002).
Porterfield has exhibited both nationally and internationally at venues including the Lim Lip
Museum in South Korea, the Phoenix Art Museum, the San Diego Art Institute, the Hyde Park Art Center, the Kohler Arts Center, the Rockford Art Museum and the Weatherspoon Art Museum. Solo shows have included the Hofheimer Gallery (Chicago), the Packer-Schopf Gallery (Chicago), Indiana University-NW (Gary, IN), the University of Illinois (Urbana, Il) and the West Valley Art Museum (Surprise, Il). Honors include three Illinois Artist Council Grants, a City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Grant (DCASE), a Puffin Foundation Grant, and three Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program Grants.
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625