BettyAnn Mocek creates prints, drawings and mixed-media works of art. She holds the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking and a minor in Art History from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Her mentors have included Professors Malcolm Myers and Karl Bethke, both at the University of Minnesota, and Professor Gerald Kruse, at Carthage College, each of whose work is in the direct lineage of America’s father of modern fine art printmaking, Mauricio Lasansky. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, cum Laude and Honors in Art, from Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Professor Mocek is a tenured Professor of Art at Concordia University Chicago, having been on the faculty since 2002. She is also the Gallery Director of Concordia’s Ferguson Art Gallery where she has curated over ninety five exhibitions during her tenure. In addition, she has taught at the College of Saint Teresa in Winona, Minnesota and at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, and was the director of the Chicago Center for the Print Art Gallery.
Mocek has received a number of awards including but not exclusively: Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI Chicago Artists’ Coalition’s Service to the Visual Arts in Chicago Award, and the Chicago Society of Artists’ Woman of the Year Award for her significant service to the visual arts community. BettyAnn juries many art exhibitions, mentors, consults and remains an active advocate for artists’ rights.
Her works are in numerous public and private collections, including: The Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China, Willis (Sears) Tower Sky Deck (TriZec Hahn Property Management), Chicago, the Fairmont Hotel, Chicago, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Mpls., MN and Chicago United, Inc., Chicago.