School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA in Painting and Drawing, May 2012. 

University of Illinois at Chicago (formerly the Medical Center), Chicago, IL. Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy, December 1980.



The School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL, Part-Time Faculty in the Adult Continuing Education Program, Classes in Painting and Drawing, Summer 2013 to 2016.


The School of The Art Institute, Chicago, IL, Teaching Assistant in Contemporary Practices, Residence College Program, Early College Program, Roving Sub, and Multi-level Painting Studio, September, 2010 to May 2012.


Occupational Therapy Consultant, The Doreen E. Chapman Center Chemical Dependency, Eating Disorders and Partial Hospitalization Programs at Highland Park Hospital.  September 1996 to April 2006.



2019:  Two-Person Exhibition, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL, November, 2019. (Upcoming)

Alternative Space, A Simulated Art Fair, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL

The Wing, Chicago, Lolita Cros, Curator, Chicago, IL.

Mana Decentralized, Mana New Jersey Gallery, Jersey City, NJ.

2018:  South Carolina Watermedia Society Annual National Exhibition, City Art Gallery, Columbia, SC.

“The Triangles Have It,” Mana Contemporary Miami, Window Project, Miami, FL.

2017:  Juried Finalist, Artslant 2017

2016: “Ragdale, Time and Space 40th Anniversary,” Highland Park Art Center, Highland Park, IL.           

2015: “Surface Place,” Clemente Soto Velez Center, NYC, Aug 21 – Sept 25, 2015.

“Inside Looking Out,” Solo Show, James R Thompson Center, Dec. 2015.

The Marshall J Gardner Center for the Arts in Gary, IN, Spring 2015.

Artslant Round 4 Juried Winner: http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/193078

Artslant Round 1,3,5,6 Showcases:http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/193078

2014: Artslant Round 2,3,4 Showcases: http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/193078

2013: Artslant Round 7, 8 Showcases: http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/193078-

Autumn Space Gallery: Spring Benefit Auction, Chicago, IL

2012: Native American Artists Group Show, The State of Illinois Building, Chicago, IL

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA Thesis Show

2011: NSUSAIC Nippon Steel USA, Inc./SAIC 19th Annual Exhibition

2010: “Scape” Group Show, Valerie Villaneuve Gallery, Chicago, IL

NSUSAIC Nippon Steel USA, Inc./SAIC 18th Annual Exhibition

“Spill,” Group Show, Betty Rymer Gallery, SAIC September 2- October 23.

2009: NSUSAIC Nippon Steel USA, Inc./ SAIC 17th Annual Exhibition

1995: The Kemper Group solo show, Long Grove, IL.

1994: Lucky Street Gallery solo show, Key West, FL.



Mana Contemporary Miami Artist Exchange Residency, Miami, FL, March 2018

OxBow, September 2016, Saugatuck, Michigan.

Ragdale, January 2016 and 2015, Lake Forest, Illinois



JX Nippon Oil and Energy, USA, Inc.

The Kemper Group, Long Grove, IL



2018: Artslant: Jan Christopher Berkson Answers 5 Questions

2014: Studio Visit Magazine, Spring 2014 issue

2013: Studio Visit Magazine, Spring 2013 issue



Board President, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Evanston, IL, January 2016 to present.

Board Vice-President, and Governance Chair, Mitchell Museum of The American, Indian, Evanston, IL, September 2014- December 2015.