May 29th 2013

Doug Ischar (b. 1948, Honolulu) received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 1987. Since 1990, he has taught in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he is presently Associate Professor. Ischar has exhibited at White Columns, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Photographers Gallery, London; Blum Helman Gallery, New York; Mercer Union, Toronto; List Venter for the Visual Arts, MIT, Cambridge; Göteborgs Konst Museum, Sweden; and Museo de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brazil. Ischar has received awards from both the Illinois Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, and his work is included in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; and the Norton Family Collection, Santa Monica. His video work has recently screened at Participant, NYC; the Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival; Chicago Filmmakers; and the Siskel Center, Chicago. His videos are distributed by VTape, Toronto and the Video Data Bank, Chicago.

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