Mairin Hartt

Mairin's artwork explores ideas of existence, emergence, and entropy in organic forms and processes. Although working primarily in drawing and mixed media, her practice also includes printmaking and installation.


  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - M.F.A.
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago - M.A. in Art Education
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago - B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing


Drawing, painting, mixed media


Exhibition highlights:

  • "Lexicon," Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL - 2016
  • 35th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bradley University, Peoria, IL - 2015
  • Women's History Month, Chicago Public Library, Bezazian Branch, Chicago, IL - 2013  
  • "Color Shift," Billboard Art Project, Public Art Installation, Atlanta, GA - 2012
  • "Full Fathom Five," Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY ÔÇô 2011

Other interests and inspirations:

Reading, writing, biology, physics

Mairin's teaching style:

As an instructor, her goal is to instill an understanding of the basic principles of observation, representation, and design, as well as to instruct technical skills and challenge students' definitions of art and its purpose. She also wishes to connect visual art to other subjects and media, place activities and assignments within the context of historical and contemporary art, promote material and conceptual exploration, and encourage creative problem-solving. Overall, she wants to aid each studentÔÇÖs individual artistic growth and development.

Mairin loves EAC because . . .

The students build community and camaraderie, and everyone is interested in making and learning as much as possible.

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