Olivia Gude

Professor & Chair of Art Education
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Artist and educator Olivia Gude is the Chair of Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Professor Emerita at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Professor Gude served as a member of the Visual Arts writing team for the Next Generation National Visual Arts Standards. She has created many award-winning collaborative mural and mosaic projects. Her research focuses on developing new paradigms for visual art curriculum; her articles include: Drawing Color Lines, Postmodern Principles, Principles of Possibility: Considerations for a 21st Century Art and Culture Curriculum, New School Art Styles: the Project of Art Education, and Art Education for Democratic Life. In recent years, Gude has united her work as a community artist and art educator by creating participatory spaces in which teachers investigate and re-invent the social practice of art education.