Jim Duignan


Joint Ventures

  • Chicago 8 City Consortium on Advanced Inquiry, Committee Chair
  • Friday Social Forums with Mary Jane Jacob, Sullivan Gallery

Lectures + Talks

  • The Stockyard Institute, A 20 Year Portfolio on Social Engagement, A+D Gallery Lecture Series, 623 S. Wabash, Rm 203, February 25, 2014 / 6:00-7:30. 
  • Exhibiting Socially Engaged Art: A Chicago Case Study, Hilton Chicago, 2nd floor, International North, February 14, 2014 / 9:30-12:00
  • Art and Social Entrepreneurialism, Hilton Chicago, Lobby Level, Continental A, February 13, 2014 / 12:30-2:00.
  • Convergence, Chicago Artist Coalition Gallery, 217 N. Carpenter, Chicago, 2013 6:00-8:00
  • SPREAD, presentation on a local publishing platform, Rotary Club, 2013, Oak Park, IL
  • The philosophy of the Stockyard Institute, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland, November 1, 2013 / 6:00-7:30.
  • Open Exchange with Center for Art, Science & Knowledge at Bocconi University at DePaul University, April 5, 2013 / 9:00-11:00.
  • Crafting a New Pedagogy: Connecting Students to Local and Global Issues Through the Arts, Monday, April 23, 2013, Chicago Cultural Center, The Garland Room, 1st Floor, 78 East Washington St. 6:00-7:30.
  • Teaching Artist Development Project AIM, Columbia College, April 20, 2013.
  • Visiting Artist, The Center Program, Hyde Park Art Center, March 11, 2013 / 6:00-9:00.
  • Stockyard Institute – ArtLab, NIU Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL March 7, 2013 /1:00-4:00.

Constructions + Sculptures

  • jolly romp, Hull House swing, 5/2014-5/2015
  • Public Podium for 6018N, 2014
  • wooden knuckles (prototype) 2014
  • peace trophy (prototype) 2014
  • Social Podium: A Public Rehearsal, Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia. 2014
  • FEND Home Gallery, Hyde Park, IL
  • Teach, installation for the Southside Hub of Production.
  • SALVE, a memorial sculpture for the Chicago Torture Justice Memorial, October 5-December 21, 2012.
  • 043006, a memorial for Michael Piazza, Columbus Park installation
  • Hold, Albany Park treatise box, North Branch Projects, March 17.

Exhibitions + Installations

  • Proximity of Consciousness, Sullivan Gallery, 9/20-12/20, 2014
    Art Expo, Navy Pier Chicago, 9/18-9/21, 2014
  • jolly romp (swing) A Right to Play, Hull House, Chicago, May 1 2014.
  • Social Podium: A Public Rehearsal, RISK: Empathy, Art and Social Practice, Glass Curtain Gallery, February 10-April 26, 2014.
  • Teaching Resource Center, Southside Hub of Production, Chicago Artist Month Feature, October 20, 2012.
  • ‘Teach’ installation for the Southside Hub of Production, May 15-July 31, 2012.
  • pinata (1968) Pinatapalooza – curated by Dayton Castleman, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago,  April 14, 2012.
  • Curator, The Chicago Project, the work of Watie White in Chicago, 2012.
  • 043006 Home Knowledge Spectacular, North Branch Projects, Feb 11-Mar 18, 2012.  

Writings + Publications

  • DISCUSS: (3 essays) Dialogue from the Leaders in Social Practice, A Blade of Grass Foundation, NYC (2014). A Blade of Grass
  • Stockyard Institute, SPREAD Issue #1: Senior Lunch Program Publishing Platform, Oak Park, IL (book released May, 2013)
  • Duignan, Jim (2013) Questions of Authority: The Peace Warriors, Speak UP in the Hood, Denmark, January.
  • Duignan, Jim (2012) Informal Art Education and Community Learning Primer, Fall / Winter.
  • Duignan, Jim (2012) Community Preserves: Better Models to Access Land, Dialogue and the Imagination, Proximity Magazine 009.
  • Social Justice & Art Education, (Eds.) J. Ploof, T. Quinn, L. Holtscritt, Routledge, (photograph)

3 Responses

  1. Amazing body of work from an extraordinary innovator, visionary artist and teacher. Duignan is a Chicago treasure.

  2. Maria Duryea-Kmiec says:

    How far you have come. Was just reframing a gift you did for me in 1981. You are amazing. Maria from Mis.

  3. Jim Duignan says:

    Wow Maria, how are you? My email is jduignan@depaul.edu it’s great to hear from you, Jim

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