Art, Design & Craft

Kim Jackson DeBord is an artist and educator working at the intersection of art, design & craft.  She earned degrees in Fibers from University of Michigan, Fashion from Parsons School of Design, and attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) as a Trustee Merit Scholar to earn her MFA in Fibers and Material Studies.  Kim taught at SAIC, Columbia College and Lill Street Art Center in Chicago as well as the Ann Arbor Art Center.  In addition to a studio practice, she has maintained a long career in freelance art and design.  Her work has been internationally published and exhibited.

CV available upon request

Select Professional Experience:

Fibers Instructor : Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor

Isobar (Formerly Roundarch) : Freelance Production, Illustration & Design for clients including Herff Jones, Hershey, Yellowtail Wines

Adjunct Faculty : Columbia College : Chicago

Instructor : School of the Art Institute of Chicago : Chicago

Textile Instructor : Lill Street Art Center: Chicago

Event Decor & Photography : Kehoe Designs : Chicago

Isabel Toledo : New York : Production and Design Assistant

Express of the Limited Brand : New York : Fabric Prints Production

Select Exhibitions:

The Space Between : Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art : Thessaloniki, Greece

Salon des Refusés – Sights Unseen: Americans for the Arts – Half Century Summit Conference : Baltimore, MD

Push the Envelope : Dynamo Project Space : Thessaloniki, Greece :

Critical Encounter: Fact & Faith : Columbia College Faculty Center : Chicago, IL

PopTech Conference : Creative ReUse Workshop : Camden, ME

E Pluribus Unum (quilting service project) : Lill Street Art Center : Chicago, IL

E Pluribus Unum (quilting service project) : Spoke : Chicago, IL

Fine Contemporary Craft : ArtSpace : Raleigh, NC

Fiber Nine : Prairie State College Christopher Art Gallery : Chicago Heights, IL

Heating Up  : Evanston Art Center : Evanston, IL

Her Mark : Woman Made Gallery : Chicago, IL

Post-Petroleum : Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery : Reno, NV

Art 44/46 : Lakeview’s 44th & 46th ward public spaces : Chicago, IL

Select Publications:

Design Solare : Marano, Antonio : Italy : Gangemi Editore spa

Future Perfect : Fallah, Amir H. : Beautiful/Decay : Book 6

Drain : Journal of Contemporary Art & Cultur : Bawa, Avantika, Keeler, Stuart : Drain : Journal of Contemporary Art & Culture : Issue #10 Cold

FT Weekend : Harford, Tim and illustrations by DeBord, Kim Jackson, DeBord, Zach : “The battle for the soul of microfinance

Digital by Design : Freyer, Connie, Noel, Sebastien, Rucki, Eva : Digital by Design : Thames & Hudson