Associate professor Kathryn Kahn offers a studio course titled Portrait and Self-Portrait: Embodying the In/Visible.
Students explore contemporary and historical portrait and self-portrait practice, and in the process, gain an awareness of the complexities and possibilities of the genre.
The class consists of group and individual critiques and class discussion, visiting artist lecture and critique, and a field trip to Chicago galleries and artists studios.
It is fascinating to observe the ways in which the concerns of portrait painting both change and remain the same over time, Kahn
said in a news release.
Kahn attended the University of Chicago, earned her MFA degree from Yale University and her BFA degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland.
is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artists Fellowship, and residency fellowships from the Roswell Artists-in Residence Foundation, Ucross Foundation and the Ragdale Foundation
She has taught at NIU since 1996.
er work is exhibited in Chicago and nationally.