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Kitty Huffman

    EDUCATION    2010-2012  Master of Fine Arts, Performance Art degree,

   School of the Art Institute of Chicago Full Graduate School Merit Trustee Scholarship,    

2007-2010  Bachelor of Art Degree, University of Wisconsin, Madison 

Catherine Esther Hokin Memorial Scholarship, Edith L. Gilbertson Scholarship,    

2006-2007  University of Wisconsin, Baraboo    

2000-2002  Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 

Dramaturgy and Theater Theory Department     


  •  2013 – to present:  Lecturer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Contemporary Practices Dept., Courses taught: Core Studio I and II, Research Studio Core Studio is a yearlong course that introduces students to both disciplinary and interdisciplinary  art practice. Students learn about methods, materials, tools and concepts in the areas of Surface (2D) Space (3D), and Time (4D), both independently and in relationship to one another.   

  • 2016 – Faculty liaison – 150th Gala for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago   

  • 2014, '15, '16. '17 Video contest organizer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago: 48.24.12 Video Contest   

  • 2013 – Summer course: Tableau Vivant from Costume design to Performance Art Performance Dept., Course Description: A rigorous exploration of the connections found between fashion, costume, performance, and production, this class will work towards a unique and prestigious opportunity to exhibit works created in the class at the Art Institute of Chicago in conjunction with the opening of: Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity, for the Benefit Gala on June 22nd 2013.  This class includes individual and group work as well as interdisciplinary workshops on such topics as performance, hat making, accessories, and a historical survey of dress and society.  Alternative methods of garment construction and body specific sculpture will be investigated as well as established methods.  Focusing on four basic elements: time, space, the performers body and costume, students will have a chance to work both disciplinary and interdisciplinary between fashion, costume and performance art.     

  • 2013 Artistic Director for performances at the Woman's Board Gala (Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago)  Developed content for a one-night event of collaborative performances, part of the Woman’s Board Gala.   

  • 2013 Producer - “IMPACT” – School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s MFA theses Performance Festival    

  • 2012-2013 Project assistant for – IN>TIME 2013 - Performance Art Festival and Symposium, Chicago IL    

  • 2012 -2013 Kavi Gupta Gallery - Artist Assistant  Assisted artist McArthur Binion with his studio work in preparation for his upcoming solo show in Chicago.    

  • 2012 Spring, Teaching Assistant, Performance Art Department School of the Art Institute of Chicago,  Course title: Movement and Presence: The Body as Site (with Professor Roberto Sifuentes)  The class includes both group and individual work, and introduces students to the works of collaborative live art groups and artist texts as models for collaborative creation. Many of the exercises and methodology employed in this studio class draw from an eclectic blend of original La Pocha Nostra research-based performance exercises, Relational practices, Viewpoints, Yoshi Oida, Suzuki, Boal, Grotowski, experimental dance forms, ritual practice, conflict resolution techniques and other strategies.   

  • 2012 Videographer - Documenting various events at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.    

  • 2012 Post-production assistant for artist Kirsten Leenaars Post-production assistant (for sound editing).   

  • 2012 Project assistant for artist Mark Jeffery   

  • 2011 Spring and Fall, Teaching Assistant, Contemporary Practices Department,    

  • 2011 Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago (MCA) Performance Programs Assistant – Internship 

  •  2010 Fall, Teaching Assistant, Contemporary Practices Department,    

  • 2000 -2002, Montessori School -Art Teacher, Cluj, Romania.   

  • 1998- 2000, Children's Book Illustrator- Andersen Fairy tales, Poli Print Publisher, Cluj, Romania (ISBN 973-98413-1-7,  ISBN 973-98413-4-1, ISBN 973-98413-5-X)     


  • 2012 Artist in Residence: Watermill Center, Laboratory for Performance Art, New York. The Watermill Center is an interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts on Long Island, New York, founded by theatre director Robert Wilson.   

  • 2012 Artist retreat/ residency- at the Farm- Madison, WI, organized by UW Professor Douglas Rosenberg.

  • 2012 Anna Louise Raymond Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)   

  • 2012 Leadership Certificate - School of the Art Institute of Chicago   

  • 2010 Lyman S.V. Judson and Ellen Mackechnie Award, UW, Madison   

  • 2010 and 2009: Wisconsin Union Directorate Art Committee Choice Award, UW, Madison   

  • 2009 Wisconsin Alumni Association cash prize award, UW, Madison   

  • 2007 James Schwalbach Outstanding Student Award, UW, Baraboo     



2013 NEW WORK, Edgewood College, Madison, WI 

2011 ROOTED, School of the Art Institute of Chicago   


  • 2013 One night performance event at Defibrillator Gallery,   This exhibit is part of the IN>TIME13 performance festival, Chicago, IL   

  • 2012 Endgame, Performance, Big Bang Benefit Gala, Robert Wilson's Watermill laboratory, NY    

  • 2012 Portraits of Home – Video Installation in ‘Voices’ group show, Warehouse District V8: INNOV8, Dubuque, MI     

  • 2012 Portrait of Home no. 4, MFA show, Sullivan Galleries, SAIC, Chicago IL    

  • 2012 Innermost room, - one night performance at the Grace Space Gallery, New York, NY    Storefront Art Installation at the Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, IL   

  • 2011 Video installation –Response to Far From Home artwork - Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL   

  • 2011 Innermost Room, Video Installation, New Blood V- performance festival, SAIC   

  • 2011 Intimacy Issues, Carrousel Space Project gallery, Chicago, IL   

  • 2010 Wisconsin Triennial, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, WI 

  • 2010 Saving the Sanctuary   Freeport Art Museum – FAM – curator: Julie Ganser, IL   

  • 2010 ‘Cache’ - An exhibition of Madison Artists, organized by Art Industry, Madison, WI   

  • 2010 Tex Gallery cooperative art space, Event no. 8, Denton, TX   

  • 2009 Curved Artists Group Show, at the Common Wealth Gallery, Madison, WI   

  • 2009 Lucky 13 exhibition, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Art Lofts, WI   

  • 2009 -81st Annual Student Art Show, Juried Exhibition, University of Wisconsin, Madison,   

  • 2009 Curved Artists Group Show, one night event at the Café Montmartre, Madison, WI   

  • 2008 “Interior” exhibition, 7th Floor Gallery, Curator: Professor Michael Jay McClure, Madison, WI,    

  • Curved artist group show, at the Common Wealth Gallery, Madison, WI   

  • 2008 “House/Work” exhibition, Curator: Professor Douglas Rosenberg, Madison, WI,   

  • 2008 -80th Annual Student Art Show, Juried Exhibition, University of Wisconsin, Madison,   

  • 2007 Non Static Forms Show, 7th floor Gallery, University of Wisconsin Madison, WI    

  • 2007 Student Art Show, University of Wisconsin, Baraboo, WI   


  • 2011 Dear Navigator Reading/Performance Series event, Archer Ballroom, Chicago, IL 

  • 2010 Edgewood College, Madison WI, 

  • 2010 (ARTIST TALK) 2010 Toronto, Canada, Performance Studies International, Psi 16 

  • 2010 Wisconsin Film Festival, Madison, WI, 

  • 2010 Seven Easy Steps – Video art screening series, Horton Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY, 

  • 2008 Fourth International Short Film Festival, Detmold, Germany, 

  • 2008 Lost Time Code- Arizona State University Society for Video Art screening series,  


 Fluent in Hungarian, Romanian and English languages. 

I am a skilled video artist with a refined eye for visual content, experienced in video production and post-production. Proficient in Final Cut Pro Editing Software, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Working knowledge of Pro Tools, After Effects.    

Phone number: 608-432-2130