ABOUT THE ARTIST

Recently, Ms. Humay was awarded her second Artist In Residence status at the Big Cypress N. P. through the National Parks.

Her art is in private and corporate collections: US National Parks Collection, Big Cypress National Preserve Collection, Cole Taylor Bank Collection, International Travel, Harris Bank, Illinois Bell, College of Lake County, Household International, Bauhaus Archive in Germany, Chicago Historical Society Archive, and University of Illinois Archive.

Her individual exhibitions in the Chicago area include Portals Gallery, ARC Gallery, Garrett Gallery Northwestern, Deerpath Gallery, University of Illinois Champaign, and Elgin Symphony. In Florida, she had one-person exhibitions at Catch 22 Gallery in St. Augustine and at the Frizzell Gallery in Fort Myers.  Representation through Elisa Contemporary Art In New York.

She exhibits nationally in major juried and invitational shows gaining awards: "Award for Excellence" at CPSA International Exhibition, Bethesda MD - "1st Place" at Midwest Color held in Illinois. She earned her 5-year merit signature status with the Colored Pencil Society of America, CPSA and is a juried member of Landscape Artists International. 

Her art is published in Art at Cole Taylor Bank Collection, Colored Pencil Explorations, Northlight 2003, Best of Colored Pencil III and V, Rockport, 1996 & 1999, Best of Worldwide Artists, Kennedy Publishing 2012, and in the March 2005 issue of The Artist's Magazine. Artwork published on product by Strathmore Corp. and Dick Blick Corp.

Ms. Humay received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and MS from the Illinois Institute of Technology. She did Post Graduate Study at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.

She worked as Co-Director for ARC Gallery, Chicago, and as Public Relations Director for the Colored Pencil Society of America's National Governing Board.

Currently, she instructs art through U. of T. at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin TX.  She taught drawing at the College of Lake County, IL, was a Certificate Program Instructor at the Chicago Botanic Gardens IL, Peninsula Art School in Door County WI, The Art Center Highland Park IL.  She was Visiting Artist Instructor for Morton Arboretum IL and Workshop Instructor at the CPSA International Convention in Memphis TN, 2004.

Ms. Humay creates, writes, and teaches her own workshops and classes. She has lectured and taught at universities, museums, and art venues. She is called upon to jury artwork and as awards judge. For more information click on Resumé