Current Positions:

 

Textiles Department Director and Gallery Co-Curator, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

Textiles Department Instructor, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL.

Teaching Artist, Marwen, Chicago, IL

 

 Education:

 

2007    Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD. BFA in Fibers.

2006    Wimbledon School of Art, Wimbledon, London, UK.

 

Further Education:

 

2011    Screen Printed Wallpaper. Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, ME. (Work study

student.)

2008    Wool Does Not Equal Bronze, Time Does Not Equal Money. Haystack Mountain School of Craft,

Deer Isle, ME. (Technical assistant.)

2008    Pocketology. Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC. (Work study student.)

 

Teaching/Professional Experience:

 

2016    Textiles Department Director, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL. (Current)

2016    Teaching Artist, Marwen, Chicago, IL. (Current.)

2016    Teaching Artist, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL.

2016    Teaching Artist, Chicago Arts Partnership in Education (CAPE), Co-lab program with Chicago

Public Schools, Chicago, IL.

2013    Embroidery Instructor, Dabble, Chicago, IL.

2010    Textile Instructor, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL. (Current.)

2009    Sewing Instructor, Spool Sewing, Philadelphia, PA

2007    Head of Textiles, Snow Farm Summer Arts Program, Williamsburg, MA(Through 2010.)

 

Selected Exhibitions:

 

2017   The Postmodern Quilt, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL.

2015    Object Permanence, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL.

2015    Extraordinary Effort, Spectacular Failure, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL.

2015    New Floral, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL.

2014    Radical Natural, The Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL.

2013    Interaction of Sky, Lillstreet Textiles Flag Installation Series, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL.

2013    Fun-A-Day. Threadless Showroom, Chicago, IL.

2010    Employed! A 24 Hour Project. Nichole Villeneuve Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2010    Text/Textile.  DaVinci Art Center, Philadelphia, PA.

2010    Fun-A-Day 2010. Studio 34 Yoga, Philadelphia, PA.

2009    Faculty Exhibition (Session 6).  Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, ME.

2009    Threads.  SOMArts Gallery for the National Queer Arts Festival, San Fransisco, CA.

2008    Paper Jam. My House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

2008    The Green Show. Cafe Estelle’s, Philadelphia, PA.

2008    Baltimore Erotic Arts Festival.  Load of Fun Gallery, Baltimore, MD.

2008    The Big Draw. My House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

2008    Art Glut. My House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

2007    Summer Art-Ventures Series. The Revolving Museum, Lowell, MA.

2007    Juried Undergraduate Exhibition. MICA, Baltimore, MD.

2006    Erasmus Student Exhibition. Wimbledon School of Art, London.

2005    The Contemporary Museum’s 2nd Annual Paper Ball Fundraising Gala and Exhibition. Clipper Mill

Studios, Baltimore, MD.

 

Curatorial Projects:

 

2017    Echoes: Color, Pattern and Design, curator. Main Gallery, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL.

2017    The Postmodern Quilt, curator. Annex Gallery, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL.

2017    Nasty Women Art Chicago: Exhibition and Fundraiser, Lead curator, submissions coordinator.

Moonlight Studios, Chicago, IL.

2016    Lillstreet Rooftop Gallery, main curator. Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL. (Current.)

2015    New Floral, Co-curator. Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL.

2014    Rotating Rooftop Project Space. Assistant Manager. Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL 

2014    Craft/Work, Co-creator and curator. Beauty and Brawn Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2008    Closer To Fine. Padlock Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Artist Residencies:

 

2015         Practice//Practice, AS220, Providence, RI.

2014-15    Textiles Department Artist-in-Residence, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL.

2013-14    Hatch Resident Artist, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL.

 

Bibliography/Interviews/Publications:

 

2017    The Nasty Women Art Show: an important first step for female artists in the Voldemort era. Anne

Bouleanu, the Chicago Reader. 5/17/17.

2017    Chicago Art Exhibit Showcases Nasty Women. Northwestern News Network. 5/11/17.

2016   “Hirst, Don’t It: Revealing the Invisible Labor of Female Fiber Artists in Twentieth Century Art.” (Co-

Authored with Rachel Wallis.)

2015   “Nora Renick Rinehart – Chicago, IL.” 365days/365artists.com.

2014    “What was a turning point in your career?” American Craft Magazine, pg 26, September/October

2014    Craft/Work: January – April 2014. Nora Renick Rinehart and Rachel Wallis. issuu.com.

2014    “Nora Renick Rinehart: Standing on the Horizon of a Revival.” Michelle Argento, ArtCrashers.com.

2014    “Free Workshop Series ‘Craft/Work’ Launches in Logan Square.” Erica Demarest. DNAinfo

Chicago.

2013     “Logan Square Artists Blur the Line Between Art and Craft in ‘Craft/Work.’” Erica Demarest,

DNAinfo Chicago.

2010     Fiberarts Magazine, pg 39, April/May

2008    “Ceci n’est pas un review.” Libby, theartblog.org.

 

 

Artist Talks/Demonstrations:

 

2016    “Hirst, Don’t It.” Public presentation and discussion of the paper of the same titled co-authored by

Rachel Wallis. Lillstreet Loft, Chicago, IL.

2016    Panelist, “The Diversified Life.” Roundtable Discussion Leader, “Give Me All You Money: the pros

and cons of crowdfunding.” Self Employment in the Arts (SEA), Annual Conference, Lisle, IL.

2015    Presenter, “Hirst, Don’t It: Revealing the hidden influence of female fiber artists in twentieth

century art,” the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), Pittsburgh, PA.

2014    CAC x CS: Hatch Projects Salon Series, Comfort Station, Chicago, IL.

2013    Panelist: “Building a Crafts-Based Business in Chicago”, the Mini-Maker’s Conference, Lillstreet

Loft, Chicago, IL.

2013    Slide Lecture and Public Critique, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL.

2012    Shibori Dye Demonstration for Lillstreet Art Center, Renegade Craft Fair, Chicago, IL.

2012    Screen Print Demonstration for Lillstreet Art Center, Square Roots Fest, Chicago, IL.

2008    Tapestry Weaving Demonstration, The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Textile Extravaganza Family

Event, Philadelphia, PA.