San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Master of Fine Arts, Photography

Graduated May 19, 2007


Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography

Graduated August 2003

Employment History:

01/10 through the presentProfessor, Digital Photography Department, The Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL

08/03 through the presentOwner, Photographer, Peggy Gentleman Photography, Chicago, IL

04/15- Model Designer/ fabricator, The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

08/12 through 05/13- Faculty, Photography Department, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL

10/09 through 5/11- Director of Educational Services, Huntington Learning Center, La Grange Park, IL

10/06 through 05/09- Director of Education- Programs, Teacher, Program Manager (Math, Beginning Reading) Sylvan Learning Center, Castro Valley, CA

12/07 through 06/09- Member of the Faculty Pool, Photography Department, West Valley College, Saratoga, CA

01/2007 through 05/2007- Teaching Assistantship with Thom Sempere at the San Francisco Art Institute. Photography Remixed: Intermediate Digital Imaging Class

01/2007 through 05/2007- Teaching Assistantship with Jack Fulton at the San Francisco Art Institute, Color/Text: Color Photography Class

01/2003 through 06/2003- Teaching Assistantship with Sabrina Raaf at Columbia College Chicago, Digital Imaging I Class

09/2002 through 01/2003- Teaching Assistantship with Accra Shepp at Columbia College Chicago, Digital Imaging I Class

2002 through 2004- Peggy Gentleman Custom Framing, Framer, Chicago, IL


Awards/Lectures/Curating Experience:

01/2016 through the presentFaculty Advisor, Student Photographic Society, The Illinois Institute of Art- Chicago

07/15- Curator, Junior/Senior Photography Exhibition, Gallery 350, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

12/11- Curator, The Portrait Exhibition, Gallery 350, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

03/07- Guest Artist Lecturer, University of California Berkeley, Photography Department

03/04- Solo Exhibition Award, Human Exhibition Illinois Institute of Art

04/03- Weisman Scholarship/Grant received from Columbia College Chicago

01/01 through 08/03- Deans List Columbia College Chicago


Solo Exhibition Experience:

07/08 Solo Exhibition Lady Series, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

07/07 through 09/07  Columbia College West Coast Alumni Galley Space, Los Angeles, CA. Lady series.

06/17/04 through 07/11/04 Peggy Gentleman Solo Exhibition Images from Jam series, Gallery 180, Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL



Group Exhibition Experience:

12/2018- Now You Don’t: Photography and Extinction, The In Between: Journal of New and New Media Photography

10/2018 through 11/2018- Recent Works Exhibition, Robert Wright Community Gallery, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL

5/2018 through 6/2018 Contemporary Nature Exhibition, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL

11/2017 Shift Exhibition and Book Publication, Loosen Art, Rome, Italy

6/2017-7/2017 Contemporary Landscape Exhibition, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, South Korea

11/2016-12/2016  Home Exhibition, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

6/1/2016 through 6/20/2016 Framed: Landscape and Architecture, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR

05/22/15 through 07/10/15 From Nature Exhibition, The Art Center, Highland Park, IL

11/10 The Anonymous Photography Collaboration Project, CreativeMIX Conference, Vancouver, BC

07/09 through 09/09 Women Imaging Women: A Study of Female Portraiture, Women’s Made Gallery, Robert Morris College, images from Lady series, Chicago IL

10/8/07 through 11/8/07  The Acquisition Exhibition, Gallery 180, The Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago

05/18/07 through 05/26/07  Vernissage, Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA.  Lady series.

04/07  The Diversity Project, presented by Equal Access, San Francisco, CA

08/06 Continuing MFA Exhibition, “Anne, Oak Park, IL 2006” San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St. San Francisco, CA

11/05/04 Avant-Grande Art Exhibition, “Colin and Lisa” and “Trevor Blue” from Jam series Museum of Contemporary Art Warehouse Hubbard and Wood, Chicago, IL

02/04 Weisman Scholarship Exhibit -Jam Series Hokin Gallery Columbia College Chicago 623 S. Wabash Chicago, IL

 02/02/04 through 03/26/04 Human Exhibition at the Illinois Institute of Art Chicago –

“Tonya” from Jam series 180 N. Wabash Chicago, IL

06/03 Alexandroff Exhibit - “Jon” and “Maria” from Jam series Columbia College Chicago 33 E. Congress Parkway Chicago, IL

05/03 Bachelor Of Fine Arts Photography Senior Exhibit-Jam Series Mayfest Hokin Gallery Columbia College Chicago 623 S.Wabash Chicago, IL

05/02 Photo/ Print/ Media Show - Pinhole Images Mayfest Columbia College Chicago 9th Floor 623 S. Wabash Chicago, IL


Professional Affiliations:

2010 through the presentSociety for Photographic Education- member