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Faculty / Lou Cabeen

Lou Cabeen

Associate Professor, IVA – retired

MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago 1989
BA, University of Maryland, College Park 1973


2002 – Elemental Metaphors

The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst OR
CD-Rom Publication with essay by Martha Kingsbury
Artist lectures: Marylhurst University, Reed College, Portland State University
Reviewed April/May 2003 Art Papers

1999 – Hands-On Philosophy

Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago IL

1997 – Reconstructing Memory: Sanctuary And Desire

Bellevue Art Museum
Publication: Sherlock, Maureen. Reconstructing Memory

1996 – Mapping Desire

Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago

Gift To The Muse, The Art And Craft Of Lou Cabeen

Chicago Cultural Center
Museum of Art, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL
John Michael Kohler Center, Sheboygan WS
Publication: Taylor, Sue. Gift to the Muse


Interdisciplinary Research Initiative for Associate Professors, Center for Humanities, University of Washington – 2002
Artist Trust GAP Grant – 2001
Teaching Fellowship, Center for the Humanities, University of Washington – 1998
College of Arts and Sciences Mentoring Award, University of Washington – 1986
Publication Support Award from the University of Washington Graduate School – 1986


Boaz, Pat. “Portland Oregon,” Art Papers, April/May – 2003
Harris, Paula and Lyon, David. “Sampling History,”Fiberarts, November/December – 2001
Davis, Virginia. “Interactions,” Surface Design Journal, Fall – 2001
Robertson, Jean. “Feminism and Fiber,” Surface Design Journal, Fall – 2001
Zwik, Nancy. “Long Strings of Small Acts: An Interview with Lou Cabeen,” New Art Examiner, June -1999
Platt, Susan. “The View from Here: 100 Artists Mark the Centennial of Mt. Rainier National Park,” Art Papers, May/June – 1999
Verhovek, Sam Howe. “The Mountain as Muse, Glacial, Menacing or Not So,” The New York Times, December 23 – 1998
Conner, Jill. “Crossing the Border: Art & Fiber,” wetSOFA. Oct. 98. www.wetsofa.com – 1998
Boylan, John, “Lou Cabeen at the Bellevue,” New Art Examiner, July/August – 1997
Ullrich, Polly, “Lou Cabeen,” New Art Examiner, February – 1996


Artist lectures: Marylhurst University, Portland State University, Reed College – 2002
Panelist, “The Object of Labor” College Art Association – 2001
Artist-in-residence, Concordia University, Montreal – 2001
Participant, Pointcarre Master Class Center for Contemporary Textiles, Montreal – 2001
Artist lecture, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley ID – 2000
Panelist “Materials Process-Object” U of ID, Moscow – 2000
Advanced undergraduate workshop Western Washington University, Bellingham WA – 2000

personal website: www.loucabeen.com