The Chicago Art Department was founded by three young artists
with university teaching experience.
Mike studies various media, working primarily
in video and design. Since graduating with his MFA from
the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002,
Mike has been teaching video and design classes part-time
at both Depaul University and SAIC. He likes to transfer
digital files onto canvas, make videos, and create live
visuals for special events.
Outside of CAD, this year Mike will be working with
Zero One Projects (along with Nat Soti), curating a
media literacy program for high school students (for
Cinema/Chicago), and teaching graduate projects at the
SAIC's department of Visual Communication. Look for
his video work in various online and touring festivals,
including this year's Resfest (www.resfest.com).
Nathan teaches video art, multimedia and intermedia
courses at St. Xavier University in the Art & Design
Nathan's work combines painting, sound, video, annimation,
and installation to create curious hybrid artforms.
His work can be seen around Chicago in clubs and galleries
where he presents ROOK TV,
a live combination of video paintings and video performances.
Nathan received his MFA from the intermedia program
at the University of Iowa
As an interMEDIA artist, Nat possesses a wealth of experience
in graphic design, digital video, writing and music.
Nat has also dabbled in drawing, painting, architecture,
Nat earned a Post-Bacclaureate Certificate and MFA
from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Nat's
undergraduate studies were in Political Science and
Philosophy, graduating with a BA from Georgetown University.
As a recent MFA graduate, Nat already has a significant
amount of teaching experience. Nat has taught design
classes at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
and DePaul University.