Korpal_John-Michael_ C/V_2020

John-Michael Korpal
6660 North Damen Ave 3E
Chicago, IL 60645



              The Center Program, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois

               Butoh Summer School, Outerspace (Holly Chernobyl), Chicago, Illinois

2018       Visual Arts Certification Program (VACP), Graham School -University

of  Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

                 Bridge Program, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois

2010       A.A in Art, Harry S. Truman College, Chicago, Illinois

2004      Calligraphy Instruction Certification, Chicago, Illinois


Solo Shows

2019     RE • SIL • IENCE, Devon Bank, May 16-June 13, Chicago, Illinois

2017     Reflect, The Handlebar, February 2 – March 1, 2017, Chicago, Illinois

             Home, State Farm Insurance, January 1- March 5, 2017, Chicago, Illinois

2016     Flying Dolphin Studio and Rogers Park Art Alliance January Gathering,

January 26, 2016, Chicago, Illinois

2007     [RE] Cycle, Unity in Chicago/Sunshine Gallery, 
August 25, 2007, Chicago,


Group Shows

2018     Continuous Span, Hyde Park Art Center, June 26-July 27, Chicago, Illinois

2017     Edgewater Arts Festival, Flying Dolphin Studio, September 23-24, 2017,

Chicago, Illinois

            Glenwood Ave Arts Fest, Flying Dolphin Studio, August 20-21, 2017,

Chicago, Illinois

There’s A Crack In Everything. Perkolator, June 6-July 16, 2017, Chicago,


2016     Glenwood Ave Arts Fest, Flying Dolphin Studio, August 20-21, 2016,

Chicago, Illinois

2015     Art Brownie Magic 2015Gallery 50-INDEXG,August 15-29, 2015, Toronto,


Cabinet of Secret Paintings, Corner Gallery~May 29-June 16, Chicago,


10th Annual Emerging Artist Exhibition,Morpho Gallery, January 9-23,

2014, Chicago, Illinois

2014     Wide OpenRoman Susan Annex December 9-23, 2014, Chicago, Illinois

Day of the Dead Offering to Santo, El Enmascarado de Plata, Whittled Arts, 

November 1 – December 13. 2014, Detroit, Michigan

Kinsey Institute Juried ShowThe Grunwald Gallery of Art, May 17 – July

12,  2014, Bloomington, Indiana

9th Annual Emerging Artist Exhibition Morpho Gallery, January 26 –

February 6, 2014, Chicago, Illinois

2013     LGBT GSA Exhibition, Governor’s State University, October 1, 2013

December 2,  2013, University Park, Illinois,

Dia de Los Muertos, The Art Center, September 7-November 2, 2013

Arte de los Muertos, Rooms Gallery, November 1, 2013

Andersonville Arts Weekend, October 11-13, 2013, Chicago, Illinois

Rogers Park Art-Around-TripGlenwood Dance Studio, October

12, 2013, Chicago, Illinois

             The ReStore, Habitat for Humanity at the ReStore, September 3-6, 2013,

Michigan City, Indiana

Distorted, Arterie Fine Arts Gallery, August 6 – August 31, 2013, Naperville,


Lost | Found, 12840 Gallery, July 24 thru August 7, 2013,

Eidolon Artist 2.0, Group Art Show, Eidolon Gallery, July 3–31, 2013,

Chicago, Illinois

2012     Andersonville Arts Weekend, October 5-7, 2012, Chicago, Illinois

2011     Andersonville Arts Weekend, 
October 14-16, 2011, Chicago, Illinois

2008     Curves Workout Center, West Loop, 2008, Chicago, Illinois

2005     Butterfly, Sulzer Regional Library, 2005, Chicago, Illinois

Nomenil presents Love Pollution 
Loop Theater Lobby, 2005,

Chicago, Illinois

2001     Edgewater Public Library, 2001, Chicago, Illinois

Public Art

2018     Artists of the Wall, Third Estate Art, Chicago, Illinois

2017     Artists of the Wall, Chicago, Illinois

2016     Artists of The Wall Chicago, Illinois

2016     Window Installation, Storefront, Veronica, Chicago, Illinois

2015     Artists of The Wall, Chicago, Illinois

Professional Experience

2020      Teaching Artist, Hyde Park Art Center, Calligraphy

2019       Artist’s Talk, Newtown Library, May 9, Chicago, Illinois

2018      “The Red Line”, Warner Bros., Visual Artist / Set Design

2016        Nomades: A Nomadic Theatre, Visual Artist / Set Designer

2014        Rogers Park Arts Alliance – Arts events consultant/organizer

2014        Paul Klein Artist Works – Professional Development

2011-2012      Las Manos Gallery, Gallery Intern,

2009-current  Flying Dolphin Studio, Private Art Educator

2006 -2008     Sarah’s Circle Women’s Shelter, Art Therapy Facilitator,

2005-2016      Discovery Center, Calligraphy Educator

Grants / Awards

2019               Illinois Arts Council – Professional Development Grant

2014               Illinois Arts Council – Professional Development Grant

2015               2nd Place Oil Category, Surreal Juried Online Art Exhibition, Focus Point

Shape International, 2nd Place,

Press and Publications

2018               “Meet John-Michael Korpal of Flying Dolphin Studio in West Rogers

Park”, Voyage Chicago, February 13, 2018

2013                Ross Forman, “ Gay In The Life: John-Michael Korpal” Windy City

Time,  April 10, 2013

2007                Paul Varnell, “John-Michael Korpal’s Multimedia Moods,” Chicago Free

Press, August 22, 2007: 13

2007                Amy Wooten, “Local Artist Goes Green,” Windy City Times, August 1,


Professional Organizations

2018-current    Third Estate Art

2014-current    Rogers Park Art Alliance

2011-current    Chicago Artists Coalition

2005-current    Chicago Calligraphy Collective