I am a Chicago based artist working in a variety of media.  I have three primary bodies of work:
The Doll Project, Post-Consumerism, and Recessionism.  I studied art as an undergraduate at the
University of Chicago and interior design at Harrington College of Design and hold a Masters
Degree in Painting from Governors State University.  

My art has been exhibited in several Chicago area venues, including group shows at The Chicago
Children's Museum and the Chicago Center for Green Technology and solo exhibitions at the
Harold Washington Library and The Adler School for Professional Psychology. When I am not
painting, I work as a freelance interior designer and receptionist. In addition to this, I am a
Jeopardy! champion.


2009        M.A., Painting, Governors State University, University Park, IL

2006        A.A.S., Interior Design, Harrington College of Design, Chicago, IL

2001        B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Art, Film, Fiction Writing, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

selected exhibitions

Solo Exhibition: Imperfect Beauty, Fine Arts Building Second Floor Gallery, Chicago, IL
Solo Exhibition, William Hill Gallery, Chicago, IL

Solo Exhibition: Post-Consumerism, Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL
Solo Exhibition:
The Doll Project, The Adler School for Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
Zerolandfill, The Chicago Center for Green Technology, Chicago, IL
Rebirth, Archer Loft, Chicago IL
Featured Artist, Gallery Bar, Chicago IL

Unboxed: Adventures in Cardboard, The Chicago Children’s Museum, Chicago, IL
Solo Exhibition:
Post-Consumerism, Montgomery Ward Gallery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Solo Exhibition:
The Doll Project, Flourish Studios, Chicago, IL
Bleed Heart Bleed, Design Cloud, Chicago, IL
Paradigm Shift: The Art of the Chicago Spring, Fine Arts Building Second Floor Gallery, Chicago, IL
Alumni Art Show, Governors State University Gallery, University Park, IL
Featured Artist, Clarke’s Diner, Hyde Park, Chicago, IL


Solo Exhibition: Post-Consumerism, Fine Arts Building Second Floor Gallery, Chicago, IL
Abstractions, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
Revamped 2011 Recycled Art Exhibition, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL
Beauty in the Urban Breakdown, Story 2011 Conference, Chicago, IL
Circus Surreal, The Observatory, Chicago, IL
Featured Artist, DeColores Restaurant, Pilsen Arts District, Chicago, IL

Post-Consumerism, Three Peas Art Lounge, Chicago IL
Planet Earth, PlayfulZen Gallery, Chicago IL
Chicago Art Open, River East Art Center, Chicago IL
2010 Governors State University Student Art Exhibition, Visual Arts Gallery, University Park, IL

Eye Candy, Governors State University, Gallery F1617, University Park, IL
Ceramics, Sculpture, and Mixed Media Show, CornerStone Gallery, Whiting, IN
Featured Artist, Shorty's Children's Boutique, Chicago, IL
2009  Governors State University Student Art Exhibition, Visual Arts Gallery, University Park, IL
Toyth, [prak-sis] Contemporary Art Association, Chicago, IL

Governors State University Spring Art Show, Visual Arts Gallery, University Park, IL
Square Foot Show, The Galaxie, Chicago, IL
ArtsFest, Governors State University, Visual Arts Gallery, University Park, IL


The Doll Project, Blurb Books
Imperfect Things: Artwork, 2010-2013, Blurb Books

Post-Consumerism: Paintings, 2007 - 2010, Blurb Books
“The Doll Project,”
Graze Magazine, Issue 2, Fall 2012, 30


Honorable Mention for
Echoes of Silver Whisper,  2010 Governors State University Student Art Exhibition,
Visual Arts Gallery, University Park, IL


Wade, Lisa "Reimagining Barbie: Villain or Victim?" June 17, 2014, Sociological Images

Bauer, Andrea “Welcome to the dollhouse in Tiffany Gholar's Fine Arts Building studio,” December 7, 2013,
Chicago Reader

Hartigan, Philip “
A View From The Easel,” June 6, 2013, Hyperallergic.com

Mead, Amanda “
Tiffany Gholar: Chicago artist, writer, and interior designer,” March 12, 2012,

Kott, Ruthie “
Peer review: Tiffany Gholar, AB’01,” University of Chicago Magazine,Vol. 102, No. 1,
September-October 2009, 50

George, Damian “
US Congress discussing and passing the Obama $800 billion stimulus” features
Countdown to Meltdown January 26, 2009, www.nowpublic.com

I'd love to find out about
upcoming calls for artists or
live painting opportunities.  
Send me a message at
tiffany( @ )tiffanygholar.com.
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Tiffany Gholar, Chicago based artist, writer, and interior designer
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