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Jim Duignan

Jim Duignan founded and is Chair of the Visual Art Education at DePaul University. His work is recognized by Artadia, the City of Chicago, A Blade of Grass Foundation, the Art Institute of Chicago. Duignan has received grants from the Weitz Family Foundation, Field Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation. Duignan works with the City of Chicago and has consulted on Chicago’s Public Art Plan. His work has been exhibited at the Smart Museum, Chicago Cultural Center, Reykjavik Art Museum, and the Hull House Museum, and published in The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, University of Chicago Press and The Art Newspaper.

  • MFA, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • BFA, University of Illinois at Chicago
Courses Taught
  • SE 365 / TL 465 Art and Pedagogy
  • SE 366 / TL 466 Teacher as Artist
  • TL 565 Independent Studio Topics
  • TL 418 Learning through the Arts
  • ECE 286 Art, Music, and Movement
  • SE 391 / TL 591 Student Teaching & Seminar

Research Interests

  • Innovative visual and media arts education, radical pedagogical practices, artists books and publishing. Founded Stockyard Institute, a one time artist project and now an Institute that designs temporary and sustainable projects and programs to the most under-served people in Chicago communities and Trans Action, an international publication produced by the Stockyard Institute in​ Chicago and Dublin, Ireland.

Selected Publications

  • Stockyard Institute: 25 Years of Art and Radical Pedagogy, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2021.

Professional Websites
Stockyard Institute