Debra KayeskayesDebra

artist :: designer :: teacher


I am an artist, designer, and teacher at Columbia College Chicago. I earned a Bachelor of Science from Skidmore College, a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Post-Baccalaureate degree in graphic design from Columbia College Chicago. In my art and design work, I am greatly influenced by patterns. This ranges from repetition of shapes and marks in my paintings to designing surface patterns. I am the creator of placepattern, a pattern placeholder site for web code, the author of Pattern+Source, an online archive of multi-media surface design, and the creator of BUILD IT BLOCKS, unique toy block sets. I have shown my art and design projects in venues such as the Illinois State Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Chicago Artists Coalition, and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. I am a former Convergence Academies Research Fellow and Chicago Artists Coalition Hatch Projects resident.

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