Professor Mocek teaches various art courses at Concordia University Chicago, where she is the director of the University’s Ferguson Art Gallery. 


Classes she teaches include mixed media, art appreciation, drawing, painting and many more. She also works with advanced and graduate students through independent studies, honor’s program and the Ferguson Art Gallery. A prominent Chicago artist, Professor Mocek’s work has been displayed locally and throughout the nation. Among her research interests are the artist’s statement, various art processes and mixed media pieces. She has been a member of Concordia’s faculty since 2002.


Degrees

  • MFA, Printmaking, University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, Minn.
  • BA, Art and Religion, Carthage College; Kenosha, Wis.

Academic and Professional Highlights

Honors/Distinctions:

  • Carthage College Distinguished Alumni Achievement award, Kenosha, Wis., 2007.
  • Chicago Artists’ Coalition’s 2003 Special Service to the Visual Arts in Chicago award, Chicago, 2003.
  • 2001 Woman of the Year, named by the Chicago Society of Artists, Chicago, 2001.

Recognitions:

  • Suite Home Chicago, Illka Michel, NeptunArt Books, 2001.
  • Iz It Art segment, Chicago local access channel, 2001. 
  • Suite Home Chicago artists representative, Chicago City Council ceremony with Mayor Richard M. Daley, 2001. 
  • Chicago Art Scene, Ivy Sundell, Crow Woods Publishing,1998. 
  • “Where,” Chicago Magazine, 1997.

Creative Works:

  • “Exposure: 10 Chicago Women Artists" opened Dec. 2, 2011 at Blink Contemporary Gallery in Michigan City, Ind. The exhibition ran through Jan. 28, 2012.

  • Poetic Dialogue Project, The Yates Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center; Chicago, 2009 (ongoing traveling show).

  • Chicago Society of Artists 2009 Members Calendar Exhibition, Vanderpoel Art Museum; Chicago, 2008.

  • Chicago Society of Artists 2008 Fall Exhibition, Old Town Triangle; Chicago, 2008.

  • Chicago Society of Artists Show, North Central College; Naperville, Ill., 2008. 

  • Beyond Boundaries, 35 Chicago Artists Connect, Western Kentucky University; Bowling Green, Ky., 2008. Curator: Kristina Arnold (ongoing traveling show).

  • Beyond Boundaries, 35 Chicago Artists Connect, The Larson Gallery, Yakima Valley State University; Yakima, Wash., 2008. Curator: Cheryl Hahn (ongoing traveling show).

  • Beyond Boundaries, 35 Chicago Artists Connect, Saginaw Valley State University; University Center, Mich., 2008. Curator: David Littell (ongoing traveling show).

  • Illinois Artisans Gallery, James R. Thompson Center; Chicago, 2008.

  • 11th Annual Chicago Art Open, Chicago, 2008.