Geo is an artist from the Chicago area who sees herself as a part within this universe of beautiful dirt. Her philosophy is that a viewer can find immense beauty in any visible point whether or not others see that point the same way; it all depends on the eye of the beholder. She often deals with themes of finding beauty and spirituality in nature and decay. She loves organic forms and dark and macabre images. Geo is an artist of many media, she has worked in several types of painting, drawing, photography, digital design, printmaking, sculpture, film, and more. Geo earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Northern Illinois University. She first became known as the creator of Dollfaced Horrors, dolls that bring cute and creepy together in an unusual combination of dark beauty. Her work has been seen in Chicago's Nineteen Hundred and One Gallery, at the Geneva Fine Arts Fair, the Chicago Horror Film Festival, Morpho Gallery, Arterie Fine Arts Gallery, and elsewhere. Besides Art, Geo also raises rabbits, enjoys urban exploration, owns a cleaning company, does marketing promotions for new products, and loves cooking and eating great foods and desserts.
Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, December 2010.
Customer service and marketing. Design (graphics, logos, web, layout, set), photography, painting, drawing, sculpting, illustration, crafting, baking, and decorating skills. Comfortable using computers, word processing software, Powerpoint, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and social media. Proficient with use of cash registers, scales, slicers, fryers, ovens, proofers, cake decorating tools, and other kitchen appliances. Vast knowledge of artisan cheeses.
Displayed artwork at over thirty gallery showings in DeKalb, Chicago, and beyond, including at the Nineteen Hundred and One Gallery, the Chicago Horror Film Festival, the Geneva Fine Arts Fair, the Morpho Gallery, and the Arterie Fine Arts Gallery. Sold over a hundred pieces and donated additional artworks to charities. Published in three magazines.
Freelance designer, photographer, painter, sculptor, illustrator, crafter, set / prop designer, housecleaner, and model.
Promotional Model, 2xclusive Talent, On The Rocks Models, Big Orange, and HAVAS agencies, various locations, January 2012 - present. Responsibilities: Customer service, promotion, marketing, data entry, mixing drinks, food preparation, sampling, photography.
Cleaner, Dust Angels, Lake In The Hills, IL, July 2015 - July 2017. Responsibilities: Cleaning.
Bakery / Deli / Artisan Cheese Clerk, Hy-Vee, Sycamore, IL, April 2011 - April 2015. Responsibilities: Customer service, cutting, wrapping, slicing, cheese knowledge and sales, baking, icing, and decorating donuts and other treats, deliveries.
Deli / Bakery / Produce Clerk, Inbodens Meats, DeKalb, IL, June 2009 - August 2010. Responsibilities: Customer service, slicing, weighing, frying, stocking, cleaning, decorating.
Deli Clerk, Jewel, Elburn and Gurnee, IL, June 2006 - November 2008. Responsibilities: Customer service, slicing, weighing, frying, stocking, food preparation, cleaning.
Cashier, Honey Baked Ham, Gurnee, IL, 2004 - 2006. Responsibilities: Customer service, cashier, meat wrapping, food preparation, cleaning, inventory.
Cashier, Wishes Etc., Gurnee, IL, Summer 2004. Responsibilities: Customer service, cashier, cleaning, food preparation.