Berit Engen WOOF and D'RASH - Weaving a Thousand Jewish Tapestries
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b. 1955, Oslo, Norway
Lives and works in Oak Park, IL, USA
 
SOLO EXHIBITONS
2015 The Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley, South Bend, IN; invitational exhibit
2012-2013 Woof and D’rash: Weaving the Jewish Experience, Spertus Institute, Chicago, IL;                          invitational six-months exhibition
 
GROUP EXHIBITION
2016-2017 Voices of Wisdom, Midwest Jewish Artists Lab (MJAL), Spertus Institute, Chicago, IL;                   invitational six-months exhibition
 
SELECTED ARTIST TALKS AND EVENTS
2016 Panel discussion on the exhibition Voices and Wisdom with art critic and School of the Art                     Institute (SAIC) professor James Yood, Spertus Institute, Chicago, IL; selected participant
2016 Scandinavia and Chicago – how nature, architecture and design has influenced my work, Artist             talk, League of Women Designers (LWD), Chicago, IL
2015 Love, rivalry, and murder, He wrote, Artist talk, MJAL Conference, Milwaukee, WI
2015 Weaving a Life: Norway, Chicago, and Judaism. Artist talk, Chicago History Museum (CHM),                 Chicago, IL
2015, 2016 “We Are Here!”, a Yom Hashoah commemoration program of songs and tapestries, with             Mameloshn Yiddish Song Group at Open Door Theater, Oak Park, IL; at Oak Park Temple, Oak             Park, IL
2013 Taped interview for Spertus website with Curator Ilana Segal, Spertus Institute, Chicago, IL
2011 Artist talk/demonstration of techniques, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
 
AWARDS
2015 Selected participant for MJAL, Spertus Institute, Chicago, IL
 
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Chicago History Museum (CHM)                                
 
PUBLICATION
Tapestries Sacred and Profane in Lilith Magazine, Fall 2014
 
PROFFESSIONAL AFFILIATION
Founding member of Jewish Artists Collective Chicago (JACC)
 

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