Curriculum Vitae


2001 Master of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1997 Bachelor of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Teaching Experience
Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago Free Art School
2006- Present
Coordinator of Pedestrian Project- Resident and Visiting Artist Program at Harold Washington College, Chicago IL
Tenured Professor of Studio Art at Harold Washington College, Chicago IL
2004-06 Professor of Art History, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake IL
2000-04 Adjunct Professor at College of Dupage, Glen Ellyn IL

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions
Home Arrangement, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston MA
Conversation On Painting with Pete Fagundo, Seerveld Gallery, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL
Open House, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst IL
(In) Between Out, The Franklin, Chicago, IL
Object Reservation, Hyde Park Kunstverein, Chicago IL
Roots and Culture, Chicago IL

Group Exhibitions
Division of Labor: Chicago Artist Parents, Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago IL
State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, Crystal Bridges, Bentonville AR
Risk: Empathy, Art and Social Practice, Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago IL
Homebodies, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL
duckrabbit, Adds Donna, Chicago, IL
This House Is Not A Home, SHoP, Chicago IL
This is Paul Halupka, Contemporary Arts Council, Chicago IL
The Dining Room Project, Charlotte Street Foundation/ The Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City MO
Things to be Next to, An exchange exhibition with ThreeWalls, Chicago,IL Charolotte Street Foundation, Kansas City MO

Curatorial Experience
Artist Expeditions: The Artist Presence, Sullivan Galleries SAIC, Chicago
El Material Normal Monumental, Garcia Squared Contemporary, Kansas City MO
On Making Things Matter: Strategies For Preservation, SHoP, Chicago IL (with Laura Shaeffer and John Preus)
Home Knowledge Spectacular, North Branch Projects (co-curated by Jorge Lucero) Chicago IL
Hecho en Casa/ Homemade, Cobalt Studio (co-curated with Jorge Lucero) Chicago IL
Center of Multiple Middles, Presidents Gallery (co-curated with Vanessa Smith) Chicago IL

Awards, Visiting and Resident Artist
Crossing Boundaries Residency, Arts and Public Life, The University of Chicago
Guest Lecturer, Metropolitan State University of Denver, CO
Presenter, Open Engagement, Queens Museum, NY
Guest Lecturer, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park KS
Guest Lecturer, Kansas City Art Institute, Painting and Drawing Department, Kansas City MO
Elmhurst Art Museum Artist in Residence, Elmhurst IL
3Arts Award
Visiting Artist, Southern Illinois University, Bloomington/ Normal IL
Resident Artist, Charlotte Street Foundation/ The Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City MO
The Anderson Lecture Series, Pennsylvania State University, University Park PA 2005/06
Resident Artist, Blue Sky Project, University of Dayton, Ohio

The Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville AR
Jorge Lucero Study CollectionSchool of Art and Design at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Soho House, Chicago IL

Foumberg, J, Picasso’s Heirs. Chicago Magazine, March 2013, p. 36
Lucero, J. R. Polyglot of the everyday: Alberto Aguilar. In Art Education: The Journal of the National Art Education Association, 66(1), pp. 24-32.
Imaginary Monuments for Chicago: An Artists’ Project, Newcity Art, September 8, 2011
Time Bombs, The Curriculum and Pedagogy Journal, 2010, vol. 7 no.1
Studio Expanse”, Studio Chicago, October 2010 Guest Blogger


An Art Wedding Full of Strangers by Kate Sierzputowski, Hyperallergic, March 28, 2014
Other Visions of Home by Lori Waxman, Chicago Tribune, March, 2013
Deconstructing Home by Laura Amman, Chicago Suntimes, January 19, 2013
Newcity Breakout Artist: Chicago’s next generation of image makers by Jason Foumberg, May 3, 2012
Review: Alberto Aguilar/ The Franklin by Kelly Reeves Newcity, September 4, 2012
The art world needs more children by Lori Waxman, Chicago Tribune, November 2, 2012