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Jennifer Hereth

Jennifer Hereth

Jennifer Hereth

Professor, Art

Tel.: (630) 942-2057
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 157A

 Areas of Research Interest:

  • Classical Painting/Art History
  • Fresco Painting
  • Encaustic Painting
  • Videos Pertaining to the Teaching of Painting

Recent Courses Taught:

  • Art 2211, 2221, 2223 - Painting I, II, III
  • "Tapetes Central American Mosaics," University of Creation and spirituality, Oakland, CA 2000, 2001
  • Life Drawing, Dominican University, River Forest, IL 2000-2001
  • Drawing, Dominican University, River Forest, IL 2000-2001
  • Visiting Artist, Painting Techniques, University of Chicago, 2001

Current Projects:

  • Lecture on Demystifying 20th Century Art for the Art Institute of Chicago, Community Associates Series, January 2002
  • Board of Directors, Homeless Cafe, Training Program and Performance Space, Coalition for the Homeless, Fall 2001

Selected Exhibitions:

  • Elmhurst Art Museum, Toys from the Amazon, 2001
  • Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage Faculty Show, 2001
  • Grace Place, "Coming Home" Art Exhibition/Poetry Slam, 1999
  • Dominican University, Recent Travels, Paintings from Egypt, Costa Rica, Italy and Mexico, River Forest, IL 1998
  • Elmhurst Art Museum, "Milagros Miracles," 1997


  • Certificate in Fresco Painting, Accedemia Caerite Ceri, Italy 1998
  • Graduate work at St. John's College, Santa Fe
  • M.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • B.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award, for Jennifer Hereth and her painting students, Coalition for the Homeless, 2000
  • 100 Women Who Make a Difference, Chicago Women Today Magazine, 1999
  • Fellowship for International Studies, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 1992-1995
  • Public Art Prize, City of Naperville Century Walk Project, 1996
  • Instructional Design Grant to Study Fresco Painting, College of DuPage, 1998