Eileen Mueller


2003– 2005 Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, Maryland
2008– 2011 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA Chicago, Illinois
2018– 2020 University of Illinois Chicago, MFA Chicago, Illinois

Eileen Mueller (b. 1985, Milwaukee, WI) studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art and later received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been a resident of the Wassaic Project and ACRE and is the recipient of the Fred Endsley Memorial Fellowship. Eileen has shown at IM ERSTEN in Vienna, Austria; Higher Pictures and the Jungle Lounge in New York, NY; The Pitch Project in Milwaukee, WI; OSU Urban Arts Space in Columbus, OH; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Elmhurst Art Museum, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Iceberg Projects, Roots and Culture Community Arts Center, and Johalla Projects in Chicago, IL. Her work is published in Phantoms In the Dirt, The Great Refusal: Taking on New Queer Aesthetics, and MAKE #16 “Archive.” Eileen is one half of GURL DON’T BE DUMB which has curated shows and performances across the country, produced collaborative work, and published the show catalogue WEIRD DUDE ENERGY. A co-founder and former Associate Director of LATITUDE, Eileen has worked to activate Chicago’s artist community through organizing workshops, lectures, and panel discussions within a publicly accessible studio space. She has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with the Early College Program, Marwen, and has spent several summers assistant teaching at the Ox-Bow School of Art. After teaching in the Visual Arts department at the Chicago High School for the Arts for six years, she received her Masters in Fine Arts degree from the University of Illinois Chicago.

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