I am a Chicago based artist working in a variety of media.  I have three primary bodies of work: 
The Doll Project, Post-Consumerism, and Recessionism.  I studied art as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago and interior design at Harrington College of Design and hold a Masters Degree in Painting from Governors State University.  

My art has been exhibited in several Chicago area venues, including group shows at The Chicago Children's Museum and the Chicago Center for Green Technology and solo exhibitions at the Harold Washington Library and The Adler School for Professional Psychology.

I also studied fiction writing the the MFA program at Columbia College. So far I have published one novel, A Bitter Pill to Swallow.

When I am not painting, I work as a freelance interior designer and receptionist. In addition to this, I am a Jeopardy! champion.

 

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résumé

 

education

 

2009        M.A., Painting, Governors State University, University Park, IL

2006        A.A.S., Interior Design, Harrington College of Design, Chicago, IL

2001        B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Art, Film, Fiction Writing,

The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


 

selected exhibitions


2017
Solo Exhibition: The Doll Project, William Hill Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Art of Resistance, Fine Arts Building Second Floor Gallery, Chicago, IL
Witness: The Artist's Response, Elephant Room Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016
Solo Exhibition: The Art of A Bitter Pill to Swallow, Fine Arts Building Second Floor Gallery, Chicago, IL
Alumni Art Show, The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL
Big Small Works Show, Elephant Room Gallery, Chicago, IL

2015
The Power and Politics of Anger, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014
Solo Exhibition: Imperfect Beauty, Fine Arts Building Second Floor Gallery, Chicago, IL
Solo Exhibition, William Hill Gallery, Chicago, IL

2013
Solo Exhibition: Post-Consumerism, Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL
Solo Exhibition: The Doll Project, The Adler School for Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
Zerolandfill, The Chicago Center for Green Technology, Chicago, IL
Rebirth, Archer Loft, Chicago IL
Featured Artist, Gallery Bar, Chicago IL

2012
Unboxed: Adventures in Cardboard, The Chicago Children’s Museum, Chicago, IL
Solo Exhibition: Post-Consumerism, Montgomery Ward Gallery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Solo Exhibition: The Doll Project, Flourish Studios, Chicago, IL
Bleed Heart Bleed, Design Cloud, Chicago, IL
Paradigm Shift: The Art of the Chicago Spring, Fine Arts Building Second Floor Gallery, Chicago, IL
Alumni Art Show, Governors State University Gallery, University Park, IL
Featured Artist, Clarke’s Diner, Hyde Park, Chicago, IL

2011
Solo Exhibition: Post-Consumerism, Fine Arts Building Second Floor Gallery, Chicago, IL
Abstractions, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
Revamped 2011 Recycled Art Exhibition, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL
Beauty in the Urban Breakdown, Story 2011 Conference, Chicago, IL
Circus Surreal, The Observatory, Chicago, IL
Featured Artist, DeColores Restaurant, Pilsen Arts District, Chicago, IL

2010
Post-Consumerism, Three Peas Art Lounge, Chicago IL
Planet Earth, PlayfulZen Gallery, Chicago IL
Chicago Art Open, River East Art Center, Chicago IL
2010 Governors State University Student Art Exhibition, Visual Arts Gallery, University Park, IL

2009
Eye Candy, Governors State University, Gallery F1617, University Park, IL
Ceramics, Sculpture, and Mixed Media Show, CornerStone Gallery, Whiting, IN
Featured Artist, Shorty's Children's Boutique, Chicago, IL
2009  Governors State University Student Art Exhibition, Visual Arts Gallery, University Park, IL
Toyth, [prak-sis] Contemporary Art Association, Chicago, IL

2008
Governors State University Spring Art Show, Visual Arts Gallery, University Park, IL
Square Foot Show, The Galaxie, Chicago, IL
ArtsFest, Governors State University, Visual Arts Gallery, University Park, IL

 

publications


2016
A Bitter Pill to Swallow, Blurb Books
Niama's Adventures, (illustrator; written by Renina Jarmon) Jarmon Media

2014
The Doll Project, Blurb Books
Imperfect Things: Artwork, 2010-2013, Blurb Books

2012
Post-Consumerism: Paintings, 2007 - 2010, Blurb Books
“The Doll Project,” Graze Magazine, Issue 2, Fall 2012, 30

 

awards


2016
Chicago Writers Assocaition Book of the Year Award for Fiction, Non-Traditionally Pubished for A Bitter Pill to Swallow

2010    
Honorable Mention for Echoes of Silver Whisper,  2010 Governors State University Student Art Exhibition, Visual Arts Gallery, University Park, IL

 

bibliography


2014
Wade, Lisa "Reimagining Barbie: Villain or Victim?" June 17, 2014, Sociological Images

2013
Bauer, Andrea “Welcome to the dollhouse in Tiffany Gholar's Fine Arts Building studio,” December 7, 2013, Chicago Reader
Hartigan, Philip “A View From The Easel,” June 6, 2013, Hyperallergic.com

2012        
Mead, Amanda “Tiffany Gholar: Chicago artist, writer, and interior designer,” March 12, 2012, 
SixtyInchesFromCenter.org

2009    
Kott, Ruthie “Peer review: Tiffany Gholar, AB’01,” University of Chicago Magazine, Vol. 102, No. 1,
September-October 2009, 50
George, Damian “US Congress discussing and passing the Obama $800 billion stimulus” features
Countdown to Meltdown January 26, 2009, 

 

podcast appearances


2016
Open Ended, Episode 74, "Petty or Not"
Shelf Addiction, Episode 35, "Diversity in YA with Featured Author Tiffany Gholar"