School of the Art Institute Chicago | Master of Fine Arts, July 2018

Sarah Lawrence College | Bachelor of Liberal Arts, January 2011

Solo Exhibition

2015   Body Machines, Less Space, Oakland, CA

Two Person Exhibition

2017   “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in,” Artist Television Access, San Francisco, CA. with Morgan Green.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020   Medium, take care, Los Angeles, CA

2019   THE JOY OF ENJOYING, Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art,  Philadelphia, PA

2019   a yolk suspended, Annas, Chicago, IL

2018   Low-Residency MFA Thesis Show, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2017   MAKING OUT, SITE Sharp, Chicago, IL

2016   The Plant Show, 99cent Plus Gallery, New York, NY

2015   Icky Body, Less Space, Oakland, CA

2014   Invisible Labor, Bay Area Now 7, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2014   Eating Cultures, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

Selected Curatorial Projects

2020   Gothwerk, Hot Wheez Festival, online

2020   Jade Williams: Black Purple Bloom, One State Conference, online

2018   Coloring Room, Interactive Gallery, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2017   In the Fold, Throop Studio, Chicago, IL

2016   Omni Fair, Omni Commons, Oakland, CA


2016   Nicole Kaack, “The Plant Show” Art Forum Critics Pick,

Publications as Author

“Tensions of Access, Empathy Fatigue // Andrew Rafacz,” The Seen, April 20th, 2020

“On Barnet Newman’s Untitled, 1946,” Material Meanings: Selections from the Constance R. Caplan Collection, Yale University Press, April 28th, 2020

Workshops/Museum Engagements

2019    “Fugue,”  Midwinter, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, February 17 and 18

2019    “Spinning Drawing,” MCA Family Day: Unfreeze, Chicago IL, April 13

Grants and Awards

2018  Vera Berdich Scholarship, School of the Art Institute Chicago

2009  The Diane Leslie Fund Award, Sarah Lawrence College


2017-2018   Museum Education Graduate Scholar, Art Institute of Chicago


2019    Annas, Chicago, IL