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ARTIST CV - Amanda Paulson Art - Custom Lettering, Murals, Chalkboards & Design

View Chicago artist Amanda Paulson's resume. Custom lettering, murals, chalk art, and hand painted signs for marketing, branding, and editorial use. Unique typographic work for clients in Chicago and worldwide.


Artist CV



BFA in Painting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign




Back To Our Foundations, Elephant Room Gallery, Chicago IL


Paperish Mess Gallery, Chicago IL


Starving Artist Gallery, Native Foods Café, Chicago IL

Musée Fine Art Gallery & Market, Barrington IL (solo exhibit)


Chic Antique, Chicago IL (solo exhibit)

Cultural Excavation, Chicago Art Department, Chicago IL


Swim Café, Chicago IL

The Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago IL

Banal Tendencies, Chicago Public Library, Budlong Woods Branch (solo exhibit)


Chicago Art Open, The Merchandise Mart, Chicago IL (catalogue)

BIKE LOVE, The Coffee Studio, Chicago IL

University of Illinois BFA Exhibition, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign IL (catalogue)

Seeing the Unseen BFA Thesis Exhibition, Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (solo exhibit)


University of Illinois Painting + Sculpture A Show About Things, Link Gallery, Champaign IL

IMC Fest, Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center

University of Illinois Painting + Sculpture Post Script, Link Gallery, Champaign IL


Through the Mist, University of Illinois Career Center, Champaign IL (solo exhibit)


University of Illinois School of Art + Design Foundations Exhibition, Link Gallery, Champaign IL


Select Commissions


Skender Construction : permanent painted mural, 30' x 9', entitled "Blueprint for Growth", for new Chicago HQ


Il Tavolino : permanent chalk installation, 450 sqft., for restaurant in The Conrad Hotel on Chicago's Mag Mile

MinuteMaid : four chalkboard designs, used in commercial to promote the brand's holiday #doingood campaign

Christie Cookie Co : tradeshow booth chalkboard backdrop for National Restaurant Association 2016


The Ashburn : permanent chalkboards for aviation-themed restaurant in The Loew's Hotel O'Hare

Meijer : seasonal painted mural on glass, 30' x 10', at corporate HQ in Grand Rapids MI, photographed for internal use

Levy Restaurants : environmental chalk installation for the Bar Toma restaurant on Chicago's Mag Mile

Christie Cookie Co : tradeshow booth chalkboard backdrop for National Restaurant Association Show 2015

Gigi's Playhouse :  permanent painted mural, 20' x 12', with quotes to inspire the Gigi's students with Down Syndrome  


Lululemon Athletica : seasonal chalk mural on brick, 30' x 12', on exterior facade of Chicago's Southport Ave store to promote the brand's holiday #givepresence campaign

LinkedIn : permanent painted mural, 20' x 9', for new Chicago HQ 

Christie Cookie Co : tradeshow booth chalkboard backdrop for National Restaurant Association Show 2014


United Airlines : chalk lettering for airline branding and food packaging design

FAME : permanent chalk installation for this Chicago bar designed by HGTV's Antonio Ballatore

The Land of Nod : chalkboard illustration and photo styling for the August 2013 catalogue

Google : various permanent and seasonally rotating chalk installations at the Chicago HQ

Taste of Wheaton : featured live artist at outdoor festival

Evanston School District : permanent painted wall lettering in library of Washington Elementary School


Google : permanent chalk installation at the Chicago HQ

Jim Beam : permanent chalk mural, 20' x 10', at the global HQ in Deerfield, IL

Native Foods Café : permanent chalkboard illustrations, menus, and painted signage for three Chicago locations


City of Chicago : permanent public mural, 30' x 10', entitled "Tribute to the Fish of Lake Michigan"


Awards & Honors

2016 Selected Judge for the Winston Plaza Chalk Festival

2012  Selected Speaker at Whole Foods Market's annual Midwest Regional Sign Artist Conference

2010  Selected Muralist for the City of Chicago's Mass Underpass Mural Project

2007  Outstanding Achievement in Painting Merit Award, University of Illinois School of Art + Design



"Connected", by Pat Matson, eg magazine, No. 12, 2015.

"Chicago Chalk Artist to Create Artwork at Hyde Park Summer Sidewalk Sale", fiftythird.uchicago.edu, University of Chicago, July 2015. 

"I Love My Job." You & Me This Morning. WCIU (Chicago), March 2, 2015.  Television. 

"ART of Chalk, Crayon, Pencil", dpi Magazine (Taiwan), Vol. 161, pg. 22-27, September 2012.

"Explore the Art of Barrington's Amanda Paulson", by Liz Luby Chapell, 365barrington.com, May 25, 2011.

"Get Your Kicks", by Susan Kane-Parker, The Barrington Courier-Review, pg. B2, B9, October 2, 2009.

University of Illinois 2008 Graduate BFA Exhibition Catalogue, pg. 78.

"Seeing the Unseen", by Lauren Yang, the217.com / The Buzz Weekly, Vol. 6, Num. 14, pg. 11, April 2008.

"Amanda Paulson and Her Paintings", by Justine Fein-Bursoni, smilepolitely.com, April 3, 2008.