Curriculum Vitae


EXPEDITIONS
Artist, Andes to Amazon Biodiversity Program Expedition, Peruvian Amazon, 2009

Artist, Aqua R.A.P. Expedition, Conservation International
and Field Museum, Rio Pastaza, Peru, 1999

Artist Chicago Rainforest Action Group Expedition State of Roraima (Yanomami area), Brazil, 1991

Artist, Chicago Rainforest Action Group Expedition, State of Amazonas (Yanomami and Piaroa areas), Venezuela, 1990

Museum Research, Paris, Rome, Florence, 1992

Artistic Research, Costa Rica, 1989

Artistic Research, Mexico, Belize and Guatemala, 1980, 1982, 1985



PUBLICATIONS
Illustrator, writer and photographer, Chicago Rainforest Action Group, 1990-1994

Illustrator and writer for "Mountain Call" newspaper, John F. Kennedy Foundation Fellowship, West Virginia, 1976

Photographer (rebuilding church article), Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL., 1997

Photographs of the Yanomami for The Teaching Company

Photographs of the Yanomami for McGraw-Hill social studies textbook



REVIEWS & MEDIA
CS Interiors, "Factory Whirl", 2009

Time Out, "All Access Art, Peek Inside The City's Hidden Studios",
2006 Chicago Magazine, "Urban Chic", 2005

"The Paper", "News Register", (Reviews of one person show),
Galesburg,IL., 2005

"500 Bowls" Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design,
Lark Books, 2003

"Urns and Ferns" (article) Chicago Tribune, 2003
"Body & Soul", (review of one person show), Peoria Journal Star,
Peoria IL., 1998

"Tree of Life", (review of exhibition), Grand Rapids Sentinel,
Grand Rapids MI, 1994



EDUCATION
Independent studies in ceramics under Tom Malone,
Illinois State University, 1998-2000

Independent studies in glass casting under Bill Carlson,
University of Illinois, 1996-1997

Multidisciplinary studies in painting drawing printmaking and
sculpture, School of the Art Institute Chicago 1990-1995

Printmaking and Drawing, Columbia College, University of
Illinois,1977-1978

Onsite Archeological studies, Northwestern University,
1972-1973



TEACHING AND VISITING ARTIST EXPERIENCE
Barrington High School, Juror and Lecture, Barrington, Il,
2005

South Suburban College, Keynote address for Arts
Conference, 2001

Visiting Artist, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL.,
2000

Artist in Residence, Glenbrook South High School, Glenview,
IL.,1999

Visiting Artist and Lectures, School of the Art Institute,
Chicago, IL., Ongoing since 1994

Instructor, Drawing & Sculpture, Sun Foundation, Peoria, IL.,
1998 -2010

Sculpture Instructor, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland
Park, IL., 1996



HONORS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Roman Atelier, Evergreen, Colorado, 1994

Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle Wash. Scholarship Awards, 1992

Smith Scholarship, Art Institute of Chicago, 1990

Robert F. Kennedy Foundation Fellowship, Writer and Illustrator
for "Mountain Call "West Virginaia 1976

Delphi Glass Design Competition, 1984



PUBLIC ARTWORKS AND INSTALLATIONS
"Mysteries of the Marsh", Bronze and Glass, Peggy Notebaert
Nature Museum, 2008

" Urns and Ferns", Four Installations in the fern room at the Garfield
Park Conservatory, including "Biophilia", "Why the Caged Fish Sing" ,
"Ghost Fish", 2003

"Amazon Rising: A River of Art", "Amazonian Arawana." Shedd
Aquarium, 2000

"Suite Home Chicago", "Amazonian New Species" Garfield Park
Conservatory,2001


EXHIBITIONS
"Bladholm 5: Family of Artists" Swedish Museum, Chicago, 2011

"Form in Flora", Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago, 2010

"Art Loop Open", Chicago 2010" Artifacts and Ideas for
a Nature Inspired Architecture", Chicago Mosaic School, 2010

"In Bloom:Floral Interpretations " Jackson Junge Gallery,
Group Show, Chicago, 2010

"Touch of the Poet" , Irish American Heritage Center, Group
Show, Chicago, 2010

"Sharon Bladholm: Fierce Flora & Feisty Fauna", Contemporary
Art Center, Peoria, one woman show, 2010

"Made in Illinois", Robert Morris Gallery, Springfield IL., group
show, 2009 and 2010

"Sharon Bladholm", Brushwood Gallery, Ryerson Woods, one woman
show, Deerfield,Il 2008

"Inspiration in Andersonville", Swedish Museum, group show,
Chicago IL., 2008

"Drawn to Peoria" Contemporary Art Center, group sculpture show,
Peoria Il 2008

"Made in Illinois", Robert Morris Gallery, Springfield Il, group
show, 2009

"Sharon Bladholm" Clair E. Smith Art Gallery, Barrington High
School, Barrington, Il, 2006

"Amazonian Impressions", one woman show, Aspen Pond, Lakeside,
Arizona, 2005

"Ghost Fish-Ghost Forest "Installation, Musee D'Art Contemporain
de Bordeaux, France, 2005

"Sharon Bladholm", one woman show, Galesburg Civic Art
Center" Galesburg, Il. 2004

"Materials Regional", South Bend Regional Museum of Art,
South Bend, Indiana, 2004

"Encore! New Works by Illinois Millennium Artists", Cedarhurst
Center for the Arts, 2004

"Eyes Wide Open", Loyola University, Chicago,Il, 2004

"Biophilia", one woman show South Suburban College, South
Holland, IL, 2004

"The Nude", Kentucky Art Leauge" Lexington , Kentucky, 2004

"Flights of Imagination", Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL 2003

"Ceramics: New Perspectives", Function and Art Chicago IL. 2003

"Femme Fatale", Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago IL., 2001

"Plant Form Series", one woman show, Illinois Wesleyan Gallery,
Bloomington, IL., 2000

"Millennium Platter Exhibition", Ceramics Art And Perception,
Sydney, Australia, 2000

"North American Glass 2000", Guilford Handcraft Center,
Guilford CT. 2000 University

"Invitational Ceramic Exhibition", University
of Illinois at Springfield, IL. 2000

"Sextablos Show", Hyde Park Art Center Chicago and other locations

"Illinois Women Artists, "The New Millennium", National Museum
for Women in the Arts , Washington, DC, and Illinois Museums,
- 1999-2001

"Through the Looking Glass of Art", Steppenwolf Theater, Chicago
IL., 1999

"Chicago Art Open", Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago IL., 1999

"Velvet Show", Cafe Bacci, Chicago IL., 1998

"Body & Soul" one woman show, Center for Contemporary Art,
Peoria, IL., 1998

"Pandora's Box", Wood Street Gallery, Chicago IL., 1996

"S.O.F.A." with Portia Gallery, Miami, FL. ,1996

"Best of Illinois", Portia Gallery, Chicago IL, 1995

"Emerging Woman In Glass", Portia Gallery IL, 1995

"Group Monotype Show", Gallery 451, Rockford, IL, 1994

"Enid Oklahoma Gallery", Chicago, IL, 1994

"The Human Condition", one woman show, Wood Street Gallery.
Chicago IL., 1994

"Group Glass Show", The Ark Gallery, Saugatuck, MI., 1993

" Rooftop Series", One woman show, Southport Gallery,
Chicago IL., 1991

" Species" Synergy Gallery, Chicago IL., 1990

"Prairie Avenue Gallery", Chicago, IL., 1986

"Northern Illinois University, "DeKalb, IL., 1983