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I am a Chicago area visual artist, and educator. My work is rooted in the gestures and textures of the world, and guided by the conflict between man-made industrial objects, disposable materials, and our stressed natural environment. I harness the energy of this conflict by transforming castaways physical objects like cd's, construction site materials, and rusty pieces of metal with modeling paste, watercolor, earth pigments, ink on sketchbook pages, house wrap, and wood panels. This process shapes these things into what I consider a new kind of beauty that is both life-affirming and honest.


She graduated from the University Of Illinois Chicago BFA, 1979 

Worked at Spring Studio, 1979-1982, United Letter, 1982-1984, Marshall Fields Advertising Department, 1984-1987.  Staff Artist/ Librarian, Skokie Public Library ,1997-2022. She currently teaches workshops in paper making, watercolor painting, and book binding. She also teaches classes about women artists, process of making art, and storyboard drawing and  development.  


Happening Now: "Swiftcurrent", December 4, 2023 - January 24, 2024. Skokie Public Library.


“Waterworlds” Group Show curated by Kaye Buchman, Anchor Arts and Events Building, Trader Todd’s Marina, Saint Clair Shores MI, June 10 - 30, 2022

"Making It Through" Group Show,  Skokie Public Library/ Skokie, Il, January - March 2022


 "Words Art Pictures", KB Studio, Chicago, Il, August 2019

"Reinvention II: Open Walls Exhibition, Arc Gallery, Chicago, Il, November 2018

"Head In the Trees" Brushwood Art Center/ Ryerson Woods, Il, September 2018


"Eco Connections" KB Studio / Chicago, Il, May 2018

“Entanglements” Work by Virginia Carstarphen and Sue Teller, KB Studio, Chicago IL , May 11 - June 3, 2018



KB Studio Spotlight, Interview with Kaye Buchman, June 27, 2021 https:// .us/blogs/spotlight


Urban Libraries Council 2019 Honorable Mention/ Education: Birth Thru Teens 

Scholarship to: Equity Through Design BootCamp New York, New York, June 2019

"The Importance Of Art Education," presented at the LACONI meeting, Youth Services, Spring 2018

"12 Crafts in 12 Months," presented at Reaching Forward  April 2017

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