Meghan Ferrill

1255 North State Parkway 5B
Chicago, Illinois 60610 USA
+1 312 497 1994
meghanferrill@gmail.com
mferrill@uic.edu
design.uic.edu
meghanferrill.com

Curriculum Vitae

*18 August 1957

Writer

Consulting Partner, Language
Studio/lab
Chicago, Illinois
2013-present

Creative Director, Language
Studio/lab
Chicago, Illinois
2010-2013

Creative Writer / Conceptual Text Designer
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
1991-present

Curator

Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art
"Poetry in the Stededlijk"
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
1993-1996

Director

Literary Programs
Lannan Foundation
Los Angeles, California
1987-1991

Educator

Together with Gerard Hadders and Edith Gruson
Babylon: An International Teaching Method and Immersive Urban Workshop
“Visual complexity in social, autonomous and commercial practices”
2018-present

Instructor, Design Writing MDes / BDes
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts
Chicago, Illinois
2008-present

Associate Lecturer, Graphic Design MA
Sint Joost Academy of Art
Breda, the Netherlands
1996-2009

Visiting Lecturer
Escuela de Arte No 10
“Between what I see and what I say”
Madrid, Spain
Spring 2008
  
Visiting Lecturer
Hebei University
“Poetry in Public Space”
Shijiazhuang, China
Spring 2007

Visiting Lecturer
Hebei University
“Poetry in Public Space”
Nanjing, China
Autumn 2007

Adjunct Lecturer
Design Academy Eindhoven
Graphic Design MA Design Research
Eindhoven, the Netherlands
1992-1995

Publications

"University of Illinois at Chicago Visual Identity Manual"
(Chicago: University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015)

"The Barack Obama Presidential Library"
Initial response to Request for Proposals submitted to the Barack Obama Foundation on behalf of University of Illinois at Chicago
(Chicago: University of Illinois at Chicago, 2014)

Walter Nikkels, Depicted
“The Connecting Line, Kurhaus Museum”
(Amsterdam: Valiz, 2013)

Team X, Navy Pier Pierscape
In collaboration with Xavier Vendrell Studios
(Chicago: Blurb, 2012)

“The Veil”
Written to accompany artist Caroline Young’s multimedia piece by the same name
(Chicago: Limited edition, 2009)

“Everyday”
Aphorisms composed exclusively for Everyday Outfitters, Eagle, Colorado
(Chicago: Limited edition, 2005)

Acquisitions, Stedelijk Museum 1993-2003
“Poetry in the Stedelijk 1995-1997”
(Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 2006)

"IS EE YO UA RE, A Short Story"
(Annandale-on-Hudson: Web Conjuctions 2003)

33 Propositions: Marlies Dekkers
(Rotterdam: TDS Publishers, 2003)

Complex Strijp S/T/R, Impressions of an Industrial Landscape in Eindhoven
(Veldhoven: Archehov, 2002)

PANL, Photographers Association of the Netherlands
(Amsterdam: PANL 2002)

Exposed: Traast + Gruson
(Basel: Birkhäuser, 2001)

“Design Matters”
(Amsterdam: BNO Association of Dutch Designers, 2001)

Bo.2 Architects and Advisors
(Tilburg: Bo.2 Architects and Advisors, 2000)

PANL, Photographers Association of the Netherlands
(Amsterdam: PANL, 2000)

De Witte Dame: Redevelopment of an Industrial Monument
(Eindhoven: Designwarehouse, 1998)

FRAME, International Review of Interior Architecture and Design
“Het Valkhof Museum”
(November/December 1999)

FRAME, International Review of Interior Architecture and Design
“Het Kurhaus Museum: Hotel for Art”
(March/April 1998)

FRAME, International Review of Interior Architecture and Design
“Dutch Prisons: Hotels Behind Bars?”
(July/August 1998)

Book of Lies, Volume One
Conceived and curated by conceptual artist Eugenia P. Butler
Introduction, “Mutable Truths”
(Los Angeles: Southern California Institute of Architecture, 1996)

Education

Northwestern University
Master of Liberal Arts
Partial fulfillment
2012-2014

University of Oxford, Exeter College
Oxford, England
Summer Program
English Literature
1996

Temple University
London, England
Master program
Journalism, Literature, and the Stage
1979-1980

University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Bachelor, Journalism
1975-1979

Professional

Dia Center for the Arts
New York, New York
Trustee
2000-2004

Lannan Foundation
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Member, Board of Directors
1999-2005

Het Comiteit
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
1997-present

Languages

Dutch, fluent

Meghan Ferrill